Low, Average, and High Prices Quoted for Illustrative Duct Cleaning Work
The table below shows low, average, and high prices Consumers’ Checkbook’s mystery shoppers were quoted for two different duct-cleaning jobs: one in a relatively small home and one in a larger home. Our researchers asked for the price two ways: (1) not including cleaning the equipment (blower fan assembly, heat exchangers, pans, and evaporator coils); (2) including cleaning the equipment.
You can see that there were big price differences, even though all the companies were bidding on the same specifications. For example, quotes for the larger home ranged from $475 US to $963 US, including equipment cleaning. With some companies, cleaning the equipment was part of the deal—they did it whether you wanted it or not. Other companies impose an extra charge for equipment cleaning.
Should you find a company offering to clean at a lower price then indicated in the low price range, caution should be exercised!
|Job||Low price||Average price||High price|
|Price to clean ducts for a small house (1,500 square feet, 2 levels,7 duct openings and 2 returns)||$259 US $325 CDN||$346 US $432 CDN||$586 US $732 CDN|
|Price to clean ducts and blower fan assembly, pans, and evaporator coils for a small house (described above)||$345 US $430 CDN||$524 US $654 CDN||$803 US $1,003 CDN|
|Price to clean ducts for a large house (3,000 square feet, 3 levels,15 duct openings and 5 returns)||$259 US $325 CDN||$359 US $448 CDN||$594 US $742 CDN|
|Price to clean ducts and blower fan assembly, pans, and evaporator coils for a large house (described above)||$475 US $593 CDN||$753 US $941 CDN||$963 US $1,203 CDN|