Duct cleaning FAQs

How much is duct cleaning?

Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct cleaning charges for a regular home (apprx. up to 2,200 sq ft) is $379.00 plus tax.  This price includes the first 15 registers and vents (including hot and cold air returns) and each additional register, vent is $9.00 (plus HST). Also included in the price, Vacu-Man will clean: air conditioning coil, heat exchanger, blower fan

If you know how many registers you have in your home, click HERE to try our Pricing Calculator for an instant quote!

Should I clean my dryer vent?

Yes.   The dryer is constantly collecting lint and debris from your dryer.  You’ve removed lint regularly from your dryer; you will want to have your dryer vent cleaned.  This is also important also as sometimes animals can climb into the dryer vent on the side of the house.

Are you the duct cleaning company that call me all the time?

No.  That’s not us.  We only call if you reach out to us or you were a customer in the past!  We have many india companies that use our name to try to convince you to use their service.

What makes you different from other duct cleaning companies?

We clean the blower fan, air coils, ducts and vents!   We clean commercial, industrial and residential furnace, HVAC units. We employ licensed gas technicians  for cleaning the vent to the blower fan.  Only techs with gas licenses are allowed to remove, clean and replace your blower fan.

What cities are you located in?

Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brantford, Grimsby and Niagara.

How long have you been in business?

Over 40 years.  Since 1979, Stephen Oldfield started the duct cleaning business and today his son, Adam Oldfield continues the family tradition of providing the best in cleaning care for homes and business furnace, duct and HVAC units

How much does dryer vent cleaning cost?

Vacu-Man charges for a standard dryer vent cleaning $249, but if you have your ducts and furnace is cleaned at the same time we can add it for only $48 while we are onsite for a standard home.

Why clean dryer vents?
  • Safety – less chance of a dryer fire
  • Savings – less energy used to dry your clothes
  • Service – extends the life of your dryer – when it runs properly; your dryer will last longer.
Why Vacu-Man to clean your dryer vents?

We are licensed gas technicians; meaning we can work on gas dryers AND electrical.   Gas dryers require a properly licensed tech to work on them. Vacu-Man is fully certified licensed gas techs.  We have the crew you can trust to keep your home clean and safe.

Can Air Duct Cleaning Kill covid-19?

It won’t.

Why do it then?
Answer.  The air you breathe within your home is still circulating the dust, hair and debris from outside and further, duct cleaning DOES help with cleaning up the air in your home removing particles that can cause allergies or other respiratory issues. 

Is Vacu-Man a member of NADCA?


Reason: We do not agree or approve of the processes and procedures of NADCA.  As we have over 40 years of experience and understanding of residential and commercial HVAC and air duct cleaning, reviewing their “best practices” are not to a level we would operate as we don’t agree with how they recommend cleaning air duct and furnaces.

Do you disinfect and sanitize the duct work?

We will do it, but we REALLY do not recommend it.   

Reason: Air duct work is made of Galvanized steel that has a protective coating from the factory. Fogging or disinfecting inside the ductwork may cause it to get moisture. In addition oh, this can create more problems with collecting dust from it sticking to the inside of your ductwork.  Further any company claiming that the sanitize and disinfectant will kill a virus is wrong.  Even after you disinfect, if the virus is in the air it can easily circulate again.

What is a register/vent?

Registers/Vents are how air travels through your house. They are found on the floor and on walls. Your plenum system uses both return and supply registers to complete the system.

What is the difference between a hot and a cold air register?

Hot air registers are referred to as the supply. This is where the air comes out of the system, whether it be the air conditioned air, or the warm air from the furnace. Cold air registers are referred to as the returns. This is where the air enters the system and is drawn towards the blower fan, which sends the air back through the supply.

Hot air vent and cold air return

How do you get to the a/c coil?

Our technicians are trained to gain access to the A/C Coil thorugh various means. Most coils have a patch/door access.

Should we move furniture from over our registers?

If possible, we would appreciate access to all the registers. If there is a heavy item over the register, be sure to let our technicians know.

How much room should be around the furnace?

We need access to both the back and the front of the furnace area, as much as possible is appreciated.

Furnace hookup with vacuum

What kind of care do you take when going through my house?

Great care is taken when we work through the home. When we have to run the pipe through the home, we use clean drop sheets to avoid scuffing up any floors/carpets. We also take care to avoid damaging railings/walls by putting covers on corners.

How often do my ducts need to be cleaned?

The average home usually needs to have its ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. Depending on pets and allergies.

How long does the duct cleaning process take?

The average duct cleaning takes between 2 to 3 hours, however larger homes often take longer.