Is Air Duct Cleaning A Scam?

Do I really need to clean my air ducts?

Those of us in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) business have heard this question a thousand times. My answer has been the same for many years…don’t bother!

OK, there really is more to my answer. Don’t bother…cleaning your ducts if you don’t have them sealed as well. Cleaning your duct work without first sealing them so new dust, dirt, insulation and other airborne particles doesn’t get right back in, is like showering with your clothes on…it just doesn’t make sense!

It’s relatively inexpensive to have a professional seal all the air leaks in your duct system, and the payback can be extremely quick in most cases. Add cash-back rebates offered by many utility companies (both SRP and APS here in Arizona*), and it becomes pretty apparent that NOT sealing your ducts is a waste of money.

*APS and SRP both have a rebate program called the Duct Test and Repair Rebate Program available to Arizona homeowners. SRP customers can receive a check up to $250 and APS customers up to $400.

After an air duct system has been properly sealed, then it’s a great idea to have your ducts cleaned. This way you wont have to have your ducts cleaned again for another 10 to 15 years…usually when you are having a new air conditioning and heating system installed is an opportune time.

For a limited time, Magic Touch Mechanical, your Mesa, AZ hometown air conditioning and heating company (Valley-wide Service) is offering our “Never Clean Again” Package.

The Never Clean Again Package includes:

• A Complete Level III Air Duct Sealing of One Entire Air Duct System

• A Complete Extreme Clean Duct Cleaning of One Duct System

• Air Duct System Chemical Sanitization

• Air Duct System Chemical Bonding (keeps duct system clean longer)