cleaning companies have different ways of figuring quotes,
meaning customers must stay on their toes and ask plenty of
questions when comparing prices. Don't fall for a
"foot-in-the-door" pricing scheme where the original quoted
price gets added on to...after the job is already
At A-1, the price we
quote is the price you pay.
Carefully calculated after talking with the customer and/or
previewing the HVAC system, our quotes will have no "add ons" or
Our base price is based on each building's square footage and
foundation type. From there, we charge in a very customized
fashion based on what each customer wants and what each HVAC
system needs. A quote may include cleaning some or all of the
following: main hot & cold trunk lines, hot & cold registers,
the furnace, A/coil, blower motor, evaporation coil, the
chimney, and/or a dryer vent. The quote may also include
sanitizing, based on the customer's wishes.
of pricing, customers should also think about a company's
equipment when considering and/or comparing quotes. Not all equipment
can accomplish the same cleaning results and, thusly, not all
equipment can be charged for at the same rate. Companies using a
power vacuum truck will likely cost the most, but the cleaning
results will be the best possible. Whereas companies using a
truck-mounted vacuum unit or a portable vacuum unit will cost
less but, in turn, will do a less thorough cleaning job.
Different equipment can make a big difference in the "cleaning"
and the "pricing" so customers should be sure to ask about this.
At A-1, we
have all the various types of equipment because we know that
different jobs/situations call for different equipment in order
to do our work correctly and serve our customers right. Being
totally upfront about pricing and equipment is just "good
business" as far as we're concerned.