A company for air duct cleaning?

heating cooling ventElisabeth asks via Twitter:

Hey @alloveralbany -- can your readers recommend a good company that cleans heating / AC ducts? Thanks!

We were kind of skeptical of these services, but then we saw ducts get cleaned on one of those home renovation shows on HGTV and... there was a lot of stuff in there, which makes sense -- why wouldn't air ducts accumulate dust and dirt. (That said, it wasn't enough to prompt us to actually pick up the phone and schedule someone to do it. Oh, inertia.)

So, got a suggestion for Elisabeth? Please share!


I suggest you read Consumer Reports' thoughts about duct cleaning before making a decision.

I agree with Tom. CR says that duct cleaning is not necessary. Sure there is some lint in the duct, but it's not moving or it would have blown out already. Duct cleaning is like car rust proofing, just a profit padder.

We used Adams Heating and Cooling and found it made a huge difference! They said our vents were some of the worst they'd seen. The house used to smelly dusty, it was getting into my clothes. So worth the money. Not something we'd do regularly, but for an almost 70 yr old house it was necessary.

Use a reputable heating and AC company, not the $99 people. They bait and switch.

I wonder if getting air ducts cleaned helps with house dust

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