Air ducts are responsible for circulating air around your home, so it’s important to keep them clean. Your ducts only need to be cleaned once a year, ideally, before the summer or winter months when your heating and cooling systems will be doing a lot of heavy lifting. Before you get quotes for any home project, you should do some basic research on who to hire on HomeStars and pricing. Here’s the best way to estimate the cost of having your ducts cleaned.
Residential Versus Commercial
As is the case for most projects, pricing for commercial spaces is drastically different than for residential. For most homes, duct cleaning will cost between $250 and $500, or between $26 and $40 per vent.
Project Size & Complexity
Though the cost of most duct cleaning projects will fall within the range mentioned above, certain factors can drive up costs. Unless you know the square footage of your ductwork, it’s hard to estimate the cost of the service yourself. Remember that a bigger house typically means more ductwork to clean. Large homes with extensive ventilation can cost as much as $5,000 to clean!
Rates also tend to go up if you haven’t had your system cleaned for an extended period of time. Though a year or two of built-up grime isn’t hard to deal with, a decade of dust can take significantly longer to clean up. If you haven’t kept up regular maintenance, you can expect a higher cost for your cleaning.
Another factor that will affect the price is your location. If you’re living in a big city, competition between different duct services is likely to drive down prices. Similarly, if you’re living in a rural area, your service will likely be priced at the higher end of the range mentioned above.
Below are the average costs of Duct Cleaning services across different cities in Canada:
*Costs based on 8682 verified Canadian homeowner reviews as of March 2022
Now that you have a better idea about costs, it’s time to get connected with reviewed professionals in your area. Use the banner below to quickly get quotes from duct specialists near you!
Article updated June 2022.