Everyone enjoys and craves a “good bargain,” regardless of what they are purchasing. We often go to considerable efforts to investigate and negotiate the best feasible offer. There’s nothing wrong with it! On the other side, we’ve all been disappointed and sorry when we chose the lower price. The disparities in what a customer may really obtain for a home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) duct cleaning service might be not just substantial — but tremendous.
The Challenges of an HVAC System
You don’t want to be caught up in a scam when it comes to air duct costs. “Duct Cleaning for $299 or less” or “Whole House Duct Cleaning $10/vent.” To an uneducated customer, they may seem to be a fantastic value. These offers, according to the seasoned specialist, are a consumer nightmare and most certainly a fraud.
Consider the complexity of an HVAC duct system. The blower (fan) in the air conditioner draws air into and through all of the return-air grills and ductwork. The air is then drawn or pushed via the cooling0000000000 system heat exchange chamber, blower fan, motor, and housing, as well as the A/C evaporator or cooling coils, before passing through all of the supply-air ductwork and registers. All of these components collect dust, dirt, and pollutants. Furthermore, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (nadca.com) standard demands the cleaning of all air-stream components and compartments. For a low quoted fee of $199.99 it’s reasonable to assume that the system will not be cleaned to that degree.
Important Questions to Consider
Before making a hiring choice, a smart buyer should inquire about how a duct cleaning business operates. What type of equipment do they have? Is there any training or certification? How long does it take to perform the service? All of these inquiries will give you a better notion of what they will get in exchange for the service. An average-sized home with one AC unit should take 2-5 hours to clean all of the system’s components.
As a Buyer be cautious of low-cost air duct cleanings!