AC Duct Cleaning - Why We Do Not Clean Ducts
Most residential air conditioning duct systems are not designed to be cleaned.
The duct systems that are designed to be cleaned are typically only used for commercial applications. Very few residential duct systems can be effectively cleaned without dismantling or replacing the entire system and no company can guarantee that ducts are completely clean and sanitized unless it is a new installation.
It is the policy of Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc.to not offer any product or service that we feel is inferior, ineffective, misleading, or that the customer simply does not need.
You cannot properly clean ducts by attaching a powerful vacuum to a vent. This would be like trying to clean a carpet by holding a vacuum two feet above the floor.
If you have Flexible Ducts, stuffing a brush through them may tear the material and create holes in the ductwork.
Resulting not only in ducts that are not clean, but now you are losing cold air into your attic and letting more contaminants (and often a few little critters) into your home.
If your ducts are made of fiberglass board - not only can they not be properly cleaned, but the act of trying to clean them will most likely result in filling your ducts and your home with minuscule fiberglass particles.
Some fiberglass ducts have a coating that will reduce the amount of fiberglass particles created, but there will still be more than 50% of the "dust" left behind.
So how about companies that claim they can sanitize ductwork?
One of the most efficient and accepted ways to sanitize ductwork is by using a special fog machine that will mist chemicals that can sometimes kill mold growing in ducts.
In order to perform this service, you should completely vacate the premises for up to 6 hours while this procedure is going on and, even then, you can only expect a 40% success rate.
Bottom line - beware of duct cleaning scams. Unscrupulous contractors will use this as a means to gain access into your home and intentionally mislead you into paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for additional work.
The best way to keep your ducts clean is to use a high quality AC filter and change it regularly.
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. wants you to be informed and we want you to know the facts. Feel free to call or email us anytime you have a question or concern about your air conditioning and heating system.
A friend recommended your service and I want you to know how pleased my sister and I are with your work. The young man, David, who did the work was most expert, courteous, and helpful. We will be calling for A/C in the fall,
- V.F. and E.F (Sarasota)
We've been customers of Sean McCutcheon's AC since he first started the business. We have always had the most professional service from each of their technicians each time they have come to our home. We have referred them to our friends and they have had the same professional service. We...
It was a Friday night - AC went out. Called in for service and the on call lady was super nice on the phone. Tech called back within. 10mins.was at the house about 40mins later. He was fast and friendly. A very family feel from the staff.unlike the other company...
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning (SMAC) is Second to None! In a day where great customer service is hard to find and in an industry where we have many choices, SMAC far surpassed our expectations. Their entire workforce is friendly, responsive, clean and professional.
We had multiple bids to replace our entire...
Woke up yesterday and the house was hot. Terrible feeling in June is Florida. Called McCutcheon's just as we always do. The tech (David) was very friendly and had us back up and running inside of a hour. Total was less than $200 including the part he had to replace....
You will not find better customer service ANYWHERE! Honest, friendly and they help you understand your options. I will recommend this company to anyone. Thank you for all your great customer service and quality work that you have done for me.
Your patience, courtesy, expertise, and thoughtfulness - and that of your staff means so much! In appreciation of y'all,
- J. (Sarasota)
Truly a professional. Mr McCutcheon has a staff of perfectionist technicians with uncanny eyes for detail. Top notch work and efficient, clean and respectful. I found my ac company and I will stick with them. Thank you Sean and thank you to your staff.
Joel L / Sarasota Fl
Your company recently installed an ac system at one of my properties in Sarasota (My second so far!). David was my contact and everything was perfect! I am honored to be a client, & would be glad to be a reference anytime,
Andre LeClair / Andre LeClair Properties
Very pleasant experience start to finish. My new ac system is working great and looks fantastic. Please use me as a reference if ever needed.
This company deserves a 6th star!
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Sean's team looked at our unit after we were told we had no choice but to replace the unit. The technician offered a new unit at about 1/2 of the other companies, but also suggested several options to maintain the existing unit saving us thousands of dollars.
Sean's approach seems to...
My Bryant Evolution system shut down last nite about 7:30 pm. I called for service and Steve called me and was there in 20 minutes. He knew just what the problem was and fixed it in a very short time.
Very impressive job. Thanks so much !
There are a lot of questionable air conditioning companies out there its hard to know who you can trust. In the past I have fallen prey to AC guys who were just trying to scam me out of my money. Sean McCutcheon's came highly recommended and I'm glad I called...
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation to and gratitude for the service that I received on July 23, 2008, from your technician David. Unfortunately, I have been duped by a personal acquaintance regarding the repair of my air conditioning unit and learned that fact because of David's honesty...
Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating company is a stand-up company that is willing to help anytime of the day. He is honest and willing to help everyone, no matter the situation. He understands the economy. His employees go over and above to help.
I refered him to a good friend....
Thank you for going the extra mile to make things right! Please tell the guys on your crew how much we appreciate their work.
- A.B. (Sarasota)
"Too often we people call in with complaints. I wanted to let you and the powers that be know that Lindsey was really great. She went over things with me that no one has EVER gone over with me. I really like that she didn't try to sell me anything...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, your associates and your company for doing an outstanding job fixing and adjusting my air conditioning at my house. Your crew was helpful, efficient and did a great job.
You are more than welcome to use my name as a...
They are the people to use for any AC problem. They arrive very quickly and do a great job. They also cleaned up after themselves. I would recommend this business to anyone. They came out and fixed my AC problem in record time.
Sean...Dave is my hero. I thought today was the day the big beast in front had finally bit the bullet. But it was the breaker! However, Steven found (a few months ago) that the heat is broken and I know sometime this year I am going to have to replace...
Mr Sean McCutcheon,
The night of Sept. 6, my new Bryant Air conditioning system stopped running. The digital display showed a fault code " cannot communiate with blower". I called your service desk and quickly received a return call from Mr. Steven Casteel. Steve walked me through the fault isolation steps...
Dear Sean ,When I called you about 6 months ago after finding your company's name in Angie's list , I was very soured about Air conditioning companies. After two horrible experiences with companies that lied and used every
maintenance call as an excuse to sell some unnecessary upgrade, I had...
Sean McCutcheons AC is one top notch outfit. The work they do is superior, and they are a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend them!
I've been a customer of yours for the past few years and have fallen in love with your company in recent weeks due to the performace of your service tech Stephen.
He's blown me away with his professionalism and knowledge in recent visits to my house.
I was on the fence about...
Thanks for Taking Care Of My A/C Problem So Quickly. Quick fix - Quick pay!! As far as I am concerned, any and all A/C issues will be directed to you!! Warmest regards,
- M.C. (Sarasota)
The technician was very helpful, courteous and professional, will surely use you service for future needs and recommend you to my sister in law, I also recommended your company to Premier Homes,
- Melcon Bembridge
Six years and three HVAC companies later, Sean McCutcheon Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. diagnosed and fixed our air conditioning and heating unit with ease. His rep, David, was ultra knowledgeable and very professional.
He had located the problem and had the unit running within 20 minutes of his arrival! That...
We hired Sean McCutcheon Air Conditioning and Heating to have them replace our air conditioner. WE received so much more than a great unit.
We were educated on the best options for our home, expert installation, and a professional team of highly skilled employees.
Now that June 2010 is here, we are...
I could not have been any more satisfied with this companies work! I woke up last Tuesday to my unit completely frozen up! What a horrible way to start the day.
Sean McCutcheon's has done many of my neighbors service calls and they were very quick to refer me to them....
I am writing to pass along my complete satisfaction and happiness in the new air conditioning system your company installed on Tuesday of this week. The effort and attention to detail you demonstrated was far above the other two bids I received for this home improvement. This same effort...
Sean, I just wanted you to know that the guy you sent to work on my A/C was very nice and professional on the phone. He did a great job! Thanks for everything,
- S. (Sarasota)
The technicians at Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning are the best. After 2 other AC companies failed to fix my system I finally called them, and the next day everything was working perfectly. I learned a valuable lesson and won't ever go with a company just because you think they may...
They are a great company. When I first bought my home I had them come out and check/service my ac. I was told at that time that capacitor would need to be changed but was ok at the time. I put it off and it died about a year latter....
These guys are the best. Ive been so tied of companies that are constantly just trying to see how much money they can get me to spend. The technicians at Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating are down to earth and have common sense. They will tell you what the...
I have no complaints at all, in fact I will recommend Sean McCutcheon's to my friends and co workers. Stephen was my technician both times. He is extremely courteous, and despite being called out on "off hours", he was friendly and took his time making sure the job was done...
A mis-diagnosis by another company almost cost me $1,550.00. Thank-you for the free second opinion. Stephen was so patient and understanding of our situation.
Your company has earned our business no question. Thank-you 1,300 times.
I have used Sean McCutcheon's service several times and give them the highest rating in every category. They are responsive, communicative, fair, reasonably priced and friendly. Great company overall.
S.D. / Sarasota
The last AC company could not fix my problem - and probably made matters worse. I'm glad I called Sean McCutcheon's - they have everything back to normal. I would definitely recommend them to anyone - residential or commercial - they are the best!
Joseph C. / Sarasota
I would not change a thing. Your service techs have been professional and efficient. Your Salesperson was a straight shooter. I would highly recommend your company to anyone.
Simply....THE BEST. Professional, experienced, thorough, neat, clean and cost effective.
Highly recommend to all!!!