In 2013 the Better Business Bureau conducted a study that reviewed the advertising, coupons, and websites of air duct cleaning Denver companies. If you’ve ever inquired about the price of duct cleaning you probably won’t be surprised to hear that the BBB’s study showed that duct cleaning companies often engage in misleading advertising. As a result of this study, the BBB asked a whopping 21 Denver air duct cleaners to change their advertising because it was determined to be misleading.
According to BBB spokesperson Megan Herrera, “They bait you in with this low price, but once they’re in your home, they are switching you to a much higher price.
A quick search revealed ads that offer Whole House Duct Cleaning for anywhere from $89 – $129 (and even less in some cases). However, the fine print in those ads limits the work to only ‘5 rooms and 10 vents.’ So, basically half your home would be covered, but if you want the rest of your air ducts cleaned it’s going to cost a lot more than just another $89 – $129. Oh no, the technician will tell you, that’s a special promotional price. To clean the rest of your air ducts is going to cost you another $300 – $400.
Obviously the advertised duct cleaning ‘special’ is a scam. It’s just a ploy these unscrupulous companies use to get their salesman/technician in your home.
So what does it cost to have a reputable, well-known company that you can trust clean your air ducts?
Depending on the square footage and the number of vents in your home (and assuming you only have one furnace and not two) a reasonable price range is anywhere from $500 – $700.
If you have two systems (two furnaces that serve different areas of your home), you can expect to spend anywhere from $1,000 -$1,500 to have the ducts for both systems cleaned.
For a typical 2,000 s.f. home with 3-4 bedrooms, most of the top duct cleaning companies in Denver will charge $500 – $600 to clean up to 15 vents (15 vents being the combined number of heat vents and return vents). If you have more than 15 vents you can expect to pay from $10 – $15 for each additional vent.
So let’s say your home has 20 vents… you can expect a total price of anywhere from $550 – $650 if you hire a well-known, reputable air duct cleaning company. I know the allure of cheap air duct cleaning service can be attractive, but if you want the job done right (which is the only way to get the best value for your money) it’s always best to trust the job to a company that does business in a straightforward manner.