Air Duct Cleaning Scam
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What Is The Common Air Duct Cleaning Scam?
The way the air duct cleaning scam scenario works out is your classic bait and switch tactic. You or someone you know responds to an ad they received in the mail about a tremendous deal of $99 to clean an entire house of ductwork. That’s right folks an entire house full of ducting cleaned for just $99. Almost sounds too good to be true. Now wait a minute, I know I have heard somewhere that if something sounds too good to be true it usually is not true indeed. Luckily this scenario holds true to the old adage. You will not come close to getting your entire air duct system cleaned for the advertised $99.
When you look closer at fine print you will see a limited number of registers are included in the price. When the ads first started showing up in mail the average number of vents included was around seven supply vents which are the ones which “supply” your home with either heated or cooled air. Don’t worry that’s not all they will clean though, they also offer to clean a total of one return vent. A “return” vent is typically the larger vents in your home which supply your furnace with air to be heated or cooled. Let’s say the air duct cleaning scam company does all of this part of the cleaning, what about the other register vents in your home, the other return vents, the main trunks which all of the vents they cleaned lead into and of course what about the furnace itself? Oh that’s right, if you want those cleaned it’s going to cost just a bit more. How much more you ask? How about an additional $1500. That is not an exaggeration either.
The worst part of the whole experience is the technicians are more trained in aggressive sales tactics as opposed to quality air duct cleaning. You would be amazed at some of the pressure tactics used by these loser companies. Unfortunately, the best way to avoid these scammers is to avoid responding to coupons you receive in the mail. If I had my way the coupon mailing companies would not allow the scam artists to advertise in their bulk mailings. You should also be on the look-out for this scam online now. Anyone offering a price around $100 to clean a whole house is not shooting straight. Unless of course your home is under 500 square feet and has little to no ductwork. Chances of that are pretty slim though. You can count on Better Air NW to offer full service air duct cleaning at a fair price. Call us today!