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mcgina 07-10-2006 10:23 AM

duct cleaning
 
Hello, i am a very recently retired homeowner in Richmond, VA and am looking forward to getting my house in order

my question is - has anyone found their life dramatically improved by having their duct's cleaned? I got an estimate of $700 and have seen that there's certainly dust up there.......but is it necessary and will it help with allergies?
thanks, mcgina

redline 07-10-2006 10:32 AM

Dust accumulation will be reduced if you change the filter every 3 months. Use a high quality filter and not $2 ones. The $700 seems high. How many square feet is your house? If it is less than 2,000 square feet then I would get another estimate for the duct cleaning.

ron schenker 07-10-2006 07:29 PM

Factors that make duct cleaning a worthwhile investment:

Pets in the house
Construction going on in your area (airborn dirt and dust)
Carpeting
Leaving windows open
Smokers

I agree with Redline..700 is too high, get a couple more estimates.


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