Angie's List Report: Air Duct Cleaning Relieves Dust

Updated: 10/01/2013 11:58 AM By: Heidi Enninga

If you cough a lot in your home, or notice that dust just does not go away, you may need your air ducts cleaned because if dirt lingers in your ducts, your health could suffer.

After remodeling his home, Adam Ketterman said drywall dust became a problem, so he hired a professional.

"I did feel a lot better physically after the duct cleaning," Ketterman said.

A company will likely charge between $300 to $500, and the job will usually take a few hours.

However, before you agree to a price, Angie Hicks, Founder of Angie's List, says, "it's important for consumers to get written in-home estimates, because a lot of times, air duct cleaning is based on the square footage of the home or number of vents.

Because the results are hard to see, Hicks has a solution.

"Ask them to show you before and after pictures of your ducts so you can see what happened."