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The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing - Air Duct Cleaning Bait & Switch tactics

by Dirti Ducts • March 29, 2019

WolfAre you thinking of having your HVAC air ducts cleaned? If so here are some things you will want to know.

It’s not uncommon for a consumer to come across ads in Phoenix, AZ for “$99 duct cleaning!” or “Full system duct cleaning $199!” on platforms such as Groupon and Angie's List. From our experience on professionally cleaned residential air ducts this isn’t possible.

Scare tactics equal higher commission

The low priced advertisement is merely a tactic used to get into your home to make an up sale. Once the technician who by the way is typically a sales rep begins assessing your system the charges will start to add up such as fees for “extra registers,” “coil cleaning,” “sanitization,” "trunk lines" and so on.

By the time all of the “extra” components are added up to by their standards to completely clean an HVAC air duct system, the cost skyrockets. What started as a “$99 duct cleaning” typically are well above the average of $500 to $600 per AC system.

Please understand that these are sales professionals and again their primary focus is not on cleaning your system; instead, their motivation is on their commission and bonuses.

Air duct cleaning doesn’t have to cost an arm & a leg

By using scare tactics and proven methods of making a prospect feel a sense of fear and urgency, they are using these methods to maximize their income potential at your expense.
It is their job to fool you to get the most amount of money from you that they can. Practice makes perfect, and we're betting that they've had lots of practice preying on those who have been lead to believe that the company can be trusted with their air duct cleaning.

In short, it would be a fair assumption that they would not be doing this bait and switch if it didn’t work.

It is because of these deceptive practices that Dirti Ducts recommends only working with companies that are up front with their cost for professional HVAC air duct cleaning and not with companies trying to get your bill as high as they can.

Professional air duct cleaning

For a system to be adequately cleaned it involves cleaning the “entire system.” With that being said, if indeed they are professional air duct cleaning experts, there shouldn’t be any additions such as extra registers or coil cleaning as those components are part of the entire system.

Of course, if you are requesting a non-related air duct cleaning service such as dryer vent cleaning or additional products like electrostatic air filters or air scrubbers, then the additional fees should be expected.

If a company is offering anything other than an entire HVAC duct system cleaning which by the way does include the coils, blower motor, air handler, and return, you might want to keep shopping around.

When it comes to professional air duct cleaning, it's all or essentially paying for nothing situation.

To learn more about how residential HVAC air duct cleaning in Phoenix, AZ should be performed, contact Dirti Ducts or call (602)733-6536 today!


I'm breathing what?

Chances are you’ve never thought about cleaning your air ducts. We’re betting the previous owner of your house probably didn’t either.

In addition to the contaminants that have built up since you moved in, chances are you are also breathing the collective build-up in your air ducts from previous owners as well.

Contact the air duct and dryer vent cleaning professionals at Dirti Ducts or call (602)733-6536 today! Don’t forget to ask about our specials when you call.

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I have had Nathan and the people at Dirti Ducts not only clean my personal homes duct work after a fire, but have also used them on my clients homes after remodeling. This is not only an allergy and dust issue, but also a safety issue as dryer vent fires are leading cause of house fires. They are professional, arrive on time, and are very friendly. I highly recommend them to my friends and clients.

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Dear Team, Thank you so much for coming to my rescue! I felt well taken care of from my initial call through post cleaning download. Your team was responsive, thorough, and went above and beyond. They know how much I appreciated them - and I wanted to be sure everyone else knows too. By the way, I had another company over first - and there were hidden charges. I appreciate the no bait and switch policy from your company - I can see why you’re a BBB A+ Rated company! And a licensed contractor to boot! Rebecca

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