If it’s too good to be true, well, just get a NADCA members opinion
You may have received something in the mail or a call late in the evening promoting Air Duct Cleaning at prices next to nothing. While these advertisements are obviously false to some, they are becoming more popular because homeowners are still falling for these tempting schemes.
By flooding the market with these false claims at low air duct cleaning, they are unfortunately clouding real customers’ opinions with false claims when, in fact, there are professional companies interested in doing quality work for their customers. How can you spot the difference between an air duct cleaning scam and a real pro?
The first thing to look for is the price. If it seems absurdly low for the services offered, chances are it’s too good to be true. The typical price range for a professional air duct cleaning ranges from $400-$1000 so if the offer is much less than that, the scammer alarm should be going off at this point. Advertisements for less than $100 should definitely be avoided.
Since you most likely don’t look into your air ducts regularly, it may be a while until you notice the poor work performed. Secondly, some scammers try to push other products or services such as carpet cleaning as a last ditch effort to get something from you, but do not be deceived. These services will be just as low quality as the air duct cleaning they intend on cutting corners on. While there are professional companies who offer multiple services, these companies tend to focus on long-range servicing rather than cleaning your air ducts and leaving town.
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Remember, if the company representative makes you feel rushed or not confident in your decision-making, they probably do not have your best interest in mind. Homeowners should not be discouraged from getting their air ducts cleaned, as it is a vital service and can save money in the long run. Do not get rushed into making a decision by door-to-door representatives or cold calls inquiring about the last time your air ducts were cleaned.
Be proactive and ask around. Reputable companies want a customer for life; they do not want to clean your ducts and disappear. Avoid these air duct cleaning scams by doing your homework and shopping around for the best quality HVAC companies. Compare the prices and reviews found online to make the decision that best fits your pocket book without sacrificing quality work. It is your home; do not take any service decision lightly.