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Is Air Duct Cleaning a Scam? Not If You Follow These Tips

July 11, 2018

Is Air Duct Cleaning a Scam? Not If You Follow These Tips

If you are considering having your ducts cleaned then you likely have a question or two. At Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing we know that many people worry that this is a scam. Unfortunately, this is true of some companies. They may work to make homeowners nervous about how unhealthy their air quality is and come in to perform minor cleaning duties that they charge maximum prices for.

We hope that our valued customers understand that this is not what you can expect from Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing. In our decades of business we have treated our clients with respect and honesty and that has paid off. We will never try to make money for a service you do not need. As you consider who to work with for your air duct cleaning, read on to find out how you can make sure you are not getting scammed.

Make sure the air duct cleaning is full service

You may find people who offer air duct cleaning but end up simply sweeping off the exterior of your ducts. This is something you can easily do yourself. Instead, you need an HVAC company who will do a full cleaning of your heating and cooling unit. That is just what you can expect from Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing. Before we begin the process, we will go over everything we will do so that you know just what you are paying for.

Insist on a written estimate for your unique needs

If you find a company that offers a special in which they say they can clean all air ducts for a flat fee then you should skip them. The reality is that the cost of cleaning air ducts varies widely based on how large your home is, the type of HVAC system you have, how easily accessible your ducts are, how dirty they are, and other factors.

A company that swears they can do all homes for the same price is likely a home that is going to just give a cursory vacuum or will come to your home with the intention of talking you into a much more expensive package. You should expect to pay hundreds of dollars for quality air duct cleaning, for it to take many hours, and for sophisticated equipment and numerous workers to be involved.

Get the details on their cleaning methods

Ask any company you are considering what type of cleaning supplies they use. Remember that anything they use is going to eventually be spread throughout your home. As a result, you want to avoid anything that has harsh chemicals in it. Ask them for details about their cleaning methods. If their answer involves steam cleaning then you should skip them. This actually adds moisture to the ducts, which can increase mold and mildew.

If you are looking for a company that has your best interests in mind and would rather not clean air ducts if the only other option was doing it poorly, then you are ready to talk to Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing at (661) 269-0308.

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