Coral Gables Duct Cleaning Technician from DUCTZ Reveals Facts HVAC Contractors don’t want the Public to Know

Homeowners need to be aware of the duct cleaning scams being pulled on unsuspecting people

Coral Gables, FL – David Pisan, a local service technician with DUCTZ, explains the true facts about residential air duct cleaning. He reveals the scams performed by sub-standard duct cleaning contractors that use scare tactics to convince homeowners to hire them. They say things like “What dirty secrets are hiding in your heat ducts?” or “Do you know what your children are breathing?”

This type of advertising implies that duct cleaning service is a matter of life and death, so Pisan is working to uncover the unknown facts that these duct cleaning contractors do not want the public to know. Duct cleaning does promote healthy indoor air quality, but that does not mean that it is necessary for everyone.

Discount duct cleaning contractors that boast low rates and quick service are doing more harm than good. A qualified duct cleaning service can cost between $450 and $1,000 and take four to eight hours to complete.

When asked if homeowners should have annual duct cleaning service, Pisan explains that the frequency of cleaning depends upon a number of variables. The NADCA ACR 2006 does recommend that at a minimum, residential homes have a qualified HVAC specialist ( inspect their air handling unit every year and the ductwork every 2 years.

There are several factors to consider when deciding if air duct cleaning is needed. The EPA suggests scheduling duct cleaning service if heat vents and return air ducts contain excessive amounts of dust and debris. In addition to cleaner indoor air quality, duct cleaning service can make a difference in HVAC system performance and energy savings.

Unfortunately, another reason a homeowner orders duct cleaning service is because a slick, fast-talking sales person convinces them to have an inspection. Of course, the inspection reveals “dangerous microbial matter” that must be attended to immediately!

According to the EPA, having duct cleaning service performed by an unlicensed and uncertified contractor can cause more harm than good. Reputable duct cleaning technicians use specialized equipment involving HEPA filtration. When substandard duct cleaning companies use inadequate collection systems, vacuums and short-cut cleaning procedures, extremely high levels of contaminants can be released into the home. Therefore, the discounted price of $60 to $100 is a waste of money.

DUCTZ technicians encourage consumers to have a “no pressure,” free photographic inspection to learn the condition of their duct work. Duct cleaning service can improve indoor air quality and HVAC system efficiency. David Pisan serves residents in North Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston and neighboring cities and communities. Visit to learn more.

DUCTZ is the nation’s largest air duct cleaning and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) restoration company. DUCTZ services helps homeowners and businesses to save money by optimizing HVAC system efficiency through cleaning and restoration. DUCTZ also provides microbial maintenance controls and chemical-free processes for reducing biological contaminants. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA), Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA), leading industry standards. DUCTZ was featured on cable television’s show Designing Spaces, and in Entrepreneur magazine’s January 2009 issue, was ranked #1 in its category and in the upper half of the Top 500 Franchises in the United States. In 2009, DUCTZ was acquired by newly created BELFOR Franchise Group, a privately held, multi-concept franchise system with access to BELFOR International, the world’s largest property restoration company.