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Air Duct Cleaning and Sealing

You may be wondering, “Is air duct cleaning necessary?” As with all parts of an air conditioning system, certain regular maintenance items can prevent problems and increase efficiency. Everyday use leads to a build up of dust and dander as well as potential leaks in the air duct system that reduce effectiveness. As a general guide, we recommend professional air duct cleaning service every 5 years in the Los Angeles climate

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2 Primary Reasons to Clean Air Ducts Regularly

1. Health – Allergy Relief

Air duct cleaning plays a vital role in reducing indoor air pollution.

  • Indoor air is 65-75% more polluted than outdoor air
  • The average home produces more than 40 pounds of dust per year (Discover magazine)
  • 50% of all illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air (American College of Allergists)

All of these dangers to your family can be prevented by regular, professional air duct cleaning and sealing. With the proper tools and knowledge, our competent technicians remove these harmful pollutants, returning your home to a safe environment for you and your family.

2. Efficiency – Lower costs and Longevity of system

“” reports that 20 to 30 percent of the air moving through a typical home’s air duct system is lost through leaks, holes, and poorly connected ductwork. Unfortunately, this results in higher bills as well as difficulty keeping the home comfortable, despite your thermostat setting. American AC Heat Plumbing technicians are trained to locate these sources of lost air and repair them for maximum efficiency.

Common signs of duct problems:

  • High summer and winter bills
  • Difficulty keeping rooms comfortable
  • Kinked flexible ductwork
  • Stuffy rooms from low air flow
  • Ductwork located in attics, garages, or crawl spaces

Additionally, dust, particulates, and other items can build up in your air ducts over time, reducing air flow and creating an inefficient system. Regular cleaning not only protects you and your family from the dust and contaminants that are spread throughout your home, but also improves system efficiency and decreases unnecessary wear and tear on essential components.

Benefits of Regular Air Duct Cleaning and Sealing

  • Relieve allergy, headache, and sinus & asthma conditions
  • Reduce or eliminate risky health hazards
  • Prevent leaks from holes and gaps in the ductwork
  • Provide cleaner living conditions
  • Decrease wear and tear on system components
  • Lessen heating and cooling costs
  • Prohibit mold and bacteria growth
  • Gain a potential tax deduction (consult your CPA)

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Breathe Easier – Schedule a Free Quote

If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned and sealed your air ducts, call us today for a free inspection and quote. We’ll send out a technician promptly to assess whether a cleaning is in order. If so, we will provide you with a fair price quote and schedule service when it is convenient for you. You and your family will breathe easier knowing that your system is free of undesirable contaminants and allergens. Plus, your system will operate smoother and more efficiently as a result of our thorough cleaning and sealing.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


It’s possible to use a dustbuster or vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt and dust just inside the air duct openings. However, it takes proper professional equipment to reach deeper areas where build up is severe and to remove the hardened debris found on the interior surfaces throughout your air ducts.

We urge you to steer clear of outfits like “Sammy with a Shop Vac.” You can trust American AC Heat Plumbing to clean and seal your ductwork thoroughly and correctly with the proper equipment. Don’t compromise when it comes to home air quality — your family deserves the best.

Not with our cleaning systems and professional service. Shop vacs and commonly available vacuum equipment retain some of the dirt they take in. However, these units cannot contain the smaller dust particles found in your ductwork and they release them back into your home for a quick return to the air you breathe.

Take the right step and call American AC Heat Plumbing. We’ll bring the right equipment that removes large and small particles from your air ducts and contains them securely, so that we take them with us when we leave. Our professional technicians also protect your home with freshly cleaned drop cloths and other protective equipment wherever we work to keep your home as clean as when we arrived.

Just as we can’t put a price on a healthy home air quality, it is difficult to provide an accurate cleaning quote without knowledge of your system. Price will depend on the number of registers and returns, as well as the unique system that you have.

No. We don’t provide the lowest cost but we do provide a fair price for the level of service we offer. The true cost of a low-end provider is the inconvenience of scheduling, repeat calls, and unsatisfactory results.

To be honest, some of our customers told us they called “Sammy with a Shop Vac” first. Then, after what looked like a low cost, they weren’t satisfied and finally called us for a thorough cleaning. A few extra dollars now saves time, effort, and money in the long run.

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