Over time, your ducts become dirty and potentially push dirt, odors, mold, indoor air pathogens, and other undesirable things into every room of your house. Fortunately, Hopkins Air Conditioning offers professional duct cleaning services in West Palm Beach to prevent this from happening and to help your family breathe easy again.

Duct cleaning includes a thorough cleaning of various components of forced-air systems, including the supply and return air ducts, registers, grilles, diffusers, heat exchangers, and cooling coils.

Trying to decide whether you need duct cleaning? If you notice any of these signs, it might be time:

  • • Dust builds up quickly on your furniture and woodwork.
  • • Your energy bills are going up, though you’re not using HVAC any more.
  • • There’s a constant musty or dusty smell coming from your vents.
  • • Dust and debris have built up on air registers.
  • • You or family members are experiencing increased allergy symptoms or frequent colds.

A few of the benefits of duct cleaning include:

  • • Kills germs and bacteria
  • • Helps remove dust from your home
  • • Improves your system’s efficiency
  • • Makes your home smell clean and fresh
  • • Recommended by doctors and allergists

Our team is highly trained, so you can always count on us to thoroughly clean your ducts and make sure every inch is free of icky contaminants. Our number one goal is to make sure you’re satisfied and breathing clean air.

To set up a duct cleaning service, reach out to Hopkins Air Conditioning in West Palm Beach.

FAQs About Duct Cleaning

Some of the frequently asked questions about duct cleaning we receive are:

How do you clean your ducts yourself?

DIY homeowners are responsible and smart. But duct cleaning just isn’t a DIY job. You need specialized tools, like large rotary brushes and a high-powered vacuum system. Cleaning your ducts yourself can cause damages that will lead to expensive repairs.

It’s well worth it to have your ducts cleaned. But it’s not worth it to do it yourself.

How much does it cost to have your air ducts cleaned?

The cost depends heavily on where you live in the U.S. The national average cost of duct cleaning is $200. Prices can range from $130-$430. Some duct cleaning can cost as much as $1,000, and companies can offer a flat-rate or a tiered service.

How much you pay depends on:

  • Climate region
  • Level of contamination
  • Number of vents
  • Services included
  • Size of the system to be cleaned
  • System accessibility
  • Type of duct material

Is duct cleaning a waste of money?

Some properties don’t actually need duct cleaning, but their owners want to do everything possible to improve IAQ (indoor air quality) and maximize the energy efficiency of their HVAC system. If you have an older home or live in an area where there’s heavy construction, duct cleaning may be a good idea.

You should definitely consider annual duct cleaning if you have:

  • Allergies/asthma
  • Newly constructed home
  • Ongoing health issues
  • Pets that shed a lot of hair/dander
  • Recent home renovations
  • Smokers
  • Water contamination
  • Water damage

When should I have my ducts cleaned?

Every 3-5 years is standard for air duct cleaning, though you should arrange cleanings more frequently if you have allergies, if someone in your home smokes, or if you have a houseful of furry friends. Ductwork cleaning is necessary if you have high levels of pollen or dust, and any time you suspect there is mold behind your walls.

We care about comfortable, clean air in Southeast Florida. And duct cleaning can also add value to your Palm Beach County home if you’re thinking of selling this year. Call (561) 656-4870 or contact Hopkins Air Conditioning to learn more.