I'm sure you have all seen this a million or more times. I have dug through the search function to see what was said. I fully believe it is a waste of time and money to have my air ducts cleaned.
HOWEVER, my wife is convinced we have to have the air ducts cleaned because she and the kids are getting sick alot this time of year. (Go figure, it's cold and flu season. My oldest son is in kindergarten with loads of small disease caring vermin, er other darling children) So I am stuck between a rock and my wife.
The details, it's a residential home about 30 years old. 2 year old Thermo-Pride oil heater (Thanks guys, I decided on that from reading here awhile back, I'm sure the stuff is still around) It has a AprilAire 5000 on it. We are the second owners, from all signs the previous owners had no pets, at least no signs of hair etc. I have sealed the ducts with metal tape. We have Anderson windows and doors. I sealed up the basement windows with plastic.
So, I need advice on what type of system to look for in a duct cleaner contractor. She found a ad in the mail flyers for a $85 dollar duct cleaning. I can't convince her it's a scam. I have to do this even if I don't want to. If I'm gonna do it I'm gonna do it right and hopefully not get scammed. Advice please.