Are you one of those people that loves to get a great deal? If you are, you may want to take a deeper look into those “sound too good to be true” deals. Some of those deals are considered bait and switch scams. They advertise specials on air duct cleaning for prices as low as $49. These prices are intended to get someone to your door to give you information that does not apply to your specific situation. There is only one true way to ensure that you get the quality air duct cleaning you deserve and that is to make sure those that you hire are people who are qualified to do the job right the first time. NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) is the only national association that certifies air duct cleaning technicians. So when you decide to start the search for a qualified air duct technician: do your research. Make sure that the technician is certified with the National Air Duct Cleaning Association.
Many companies’ owners are the only one that is certified and it is rare that they will be the one actually cleaning your air ducts. Without a qualified technician a company that has great equipment cannot properly perform the job correctly. A qualified company will also be fully insured, meaning that their business, trucks and technicians are all insured.
As most homes or businesses have between one and three thermostats it is best to have a technician first come out and give you a written estimate. Although prices can be discussed over the phone, it is recommended that you meet and get to know the person you are trusting to properly clean your air ducts. Let’s face it, you do not want to just trust anyone to come into your home. We all want to know that the work we have paid for is the best quality work possible.
Having clean air ducts can provide so many benefits to you and your family. From breathing in fewer allergens to lower energy bills and fewer breakdowns. Avoid scams by doing your research before you call, ask friends, family, and co-workers for referrals and use resources such as Angieslist.com, Nadca.com to find reliable referrals and information on qualified companies. You can also find a full consumer checklist on the EPA website.