Air Duct Cleaning Buffalo Service Technician Reveals the Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

Local expert provides tips for choosing a residential duct cleaning service

Buffalo, NY – Air duct cleaning Buffalo NY technician, Robert Garman, has noticed a growing concern among consumers who are looking for a reputable duct cleaning service. With so duct cleaning companies who advertise on the internet, in the Monthly Shopper and other sources, how does one know which one is in their best interest?

There are many air duct cleaning contractors that boast the lowest prices and best value, ranging from $60 – $100. In today’s economy, this can be very attractive to the unsuspecting homeowner looking for a bargain.

Robert Garman , owner of DUCTZ ( warns consumers about the air duct cleaning contractor who really just wants to clean out their wallet! Once this duct cleaning contractor enters the home and performs his “inspection” he will recommend additional services not covered by the advertisement. This bait and switch scam is quite popular among specialized contractors who are working with the average homeowner who is not an expert in the field.

Robert Garman recommends starting with the Better Business Bureau when looking for any type of home service provider. The Better Business Bureau is a great resource for finding a reputable air duct cleaning company. They can provide a list of Accredited Businesses specializing in duct cleaning services.

Garman provided some interesting facts about residential air duct cleaning services and offered tips to consumers looking for a duct cleaning company. The cost of professional air duct cleaning can vary depending on the service, size of the system and the level of contamination. Contrary to popular belief, dust mites do not live in duct work.”

Tips for choosing an air duct cleaning service:

Avoid companies who recommend duct cleaning as a routine part of HVAC maintenance. The EPA recommends air duct cleaning as needed, not on a regular basis

Get several written estimates

Find out how long the company has been in business and check references

Ask what their service includes and if they will be doing a complete cleaning, including coils and fans

Ask about chemicals they use and be sure you understand the benefits and the risks

Choose a duct cleaning service that is licensed, insured and a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. The duct cleaning company should be certified in HVAC system cleaning.

According to Garman, a reputable duct cleaning service may cost more money, but they will do the job correctly. An unlicensed contractor who is not certified in HVAC system cleaning can actually do more harm than good.

Robert Garman owns DUCTZ of Buffalo, NY, serving residents and homeowners in the area. DUCTZ professionals are leading advocates for indoor air quality and strictly adhere to industry standards during HVAC system reconditioning and restoration projects. Their certified, qualified and trained professionals use proprietary techniques to provide superior service and maintenance of HVAC systems, improving the efficiency of the HVAC system and indoor air quality. Visit to learn more.