You are looking to have your air ducts cleaned, but you have no idea what you should be paying or who’s going to run another scam on you.
You are not alone! Many consumers are “up in the air” (pun intended) on what price they should be paying for the cost of their air ducts getting cleaned.
I’ve compiled 3 reasons why it is a good idea to have your ducts analyzed by a professional before you decide to go ahead with this service.
Don’t be fooled by low price scams! You see them all the time: “duct cleaning for $49.” This is nothing but a bait and switch tactic to lure you into having a representative from that company come to your place and start quoting you on all the services you’re going to need in order to have clean air in your home. By the time they are finished quoting you, you will have a bill for $600 to $1200. You are much better off having a company that will offer you free inspection, and give you a quote for the exact price of what your duct cleaning will cost before any work is being performed at your facility.
Not all duct cleaning are equal! There are different levels of cleaning that can be performed on your ducts. It varies from the type of equipment some companies use to the actual execution of the duct cleaning. That’s why you want to call on a professional that meets or exceeds NADCA ACR 2013 (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) Standards. That way, you do not have to have your ducts cleaned over and over again because they weren’t done right to begin with.
Maybe you don’t really need duct cleaning! Many people think they need duct cleaning because there’s an odor in their home when they turn on their unit, but the source of the odor may not be related to their ducts at all. I suggest having an HVAC contractor analyze your issue so he can make the best recommendations.
All these steps should be taken into consideration before you allow anyone to come into your home and connect their equipment and charge you for services that they have yet to diagnose. I suggest giving Ductz a call, they offer free estimates over the phone, which are typically what you are going to pay for at your time of service.