We’ve all heard the saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Many companies are out there that will try and take advantage of homeowners, claiming they offer a variety of services for your home at a low price, and they prey on people with no knowledge of these services. Amazing deals are great, but it is important to know the facts about duct cleaning and how to protect yourself to avoid being scammed.
Why Duct Cleaning is Important
Your home’s HVAC system accumulates dust, dander, mold, and other allergens. The contaminants circulate through the system and into your home. Professional air duct cleaning is necessary to have clean air quality and have your system working efficiently. This prevents any health issues from breathing in contaminated air and avoids costly repairs due to mechanical issues. Keeping your air ducts clean will also require less energy use on your system and can save you money on your utility bill. You rely on your HVAC system to warm and cool your home so having regular cleanings will keep the system functioning at it’s best and keep your home comfortable year-round.
How Professional Duct Cleaning Should be Done
Not only should a thorough air duct cleaning be done, but also a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. There are important components to the system that need proper maintenance to keep your system running at optimal performance. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, reputable companies should charge in the range of $400-$1000 for a cleaning of an average 2,000 sq. ft. home. A trustworthy company’s estimate may seem more expensive than the cheap offers with a coupon, but a lot of work goes into a proper cleaning. Thorough cleanings are also not done quickly. It should take around 8-15 hours to complete with two technicians. Specialized tools and equipment should also be used for professional duct cleaning.
Protect Yourself from Scams
Avoid specials and coupons offering low prices for a cleaning. These companies want to get their foot in the door and then will try to upsell or charge for additional services that may not have been done or with poor quality. Before hiring any company, do your homework and find out as much as you can about them. Do they have a website? A good reputation on reviews? Reputable companies are licensed and insured and should be able to show proof if asked. They should also be able to explain the cleaning process and answer any questions you have before scheduling an appointment.
Don’t fall for cheap service coupons or high-pressure sales. We want to help you avoid these scams and ensure you receive exceptional service for your money. At Duct Dudes we pride ourselves in providing high quality professional service. Our skilled technicians are thoroughly trained and are all NADCA certified. If you would like more information on our services or to schedule your next air duct cleaning, contact Duct Dudes today!