INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- We've received several coupons through our local mailer for Indy Air Care's special $39.95 air duct cleaning. We decided to bite the bullet on May 17th, 2011, and call them up. The coupon included one main, one return, and unlimited vents. The coupon also clearly states that additional returns and mains will cost. The dispatcher told me they'd arrive between 2-5pm on the given day. They arrived just before 4pm, and called me to let me know they'd arrive in about 40 minutes before they got here.
The technician was also training someone, and both of them were very good. He showed me several issues with dust in the system, pointed out other issues, etc. I would expect any contractor to point out issues and additionally to offer other services. They wheeled in a HUGE negative air machine. They taped up the vents to create an airtight seal, and sucked the dust out. They also went around, blowing off some of the dust around vents but told me that some soap and water would take care of the built up. They also said it's possible some of the dust/dirt would show on the baseboards, so I'd probably need to clean those off. Again, very informative.
Of course, as with any company, they recommend other services. He wrote up a quote that included servicing my AC and some other things, and a sanitizing of my system. I told him that we only wanted to do the cleaning, but we at least had some pricing for the other services. For the sanitizing, he cut us a deal: basically half off. This is the kind of chemical they use in hospitals, and it coats the system to prevent bacteria from building up for 6-8 months. I appreciated that they gave us a deal, and the service was something beneficial.
Overall, I was very satisfied. I didn't feel at any time they were trying to scare me or pressure me into getting stuff I didn't want. Did they recommend? Absolutely. That's part of business. They did a great job, were friendly and knowledgeable. I asked questions, they had answers. I'm not sure why others have had such poor experiences, but I'd recommend Indy Air Care for vent/duct cleaning! Props to ** for doing a great job.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- This company is great. Very professional, punctual, and helpful. Overall, one of the best contractors I have had to work with. In July, I found this coupon for Air Duct Cleaning and called about it. They came to clean my ducts (I had 2 mains and returns so it cost a little more) as the coupon stated. They then told me that I had mold and I figured this was a scam. He showed me the mold in various locations and told me it would be about $1300 to fully clean and remove the mold. They also said that since I was a first time customer they would lower the price ($700) if I handed out business cards for them.
I read the reviews online and was very hesitant to go through with the full cleaning. I am very glad I did. I followed my tech around to every room and asked him non-stop questions about what he was doing. I am very picky about work done in my house and I inspected every vent and duct after he was done. I was amazed at how clean everything was.
My wife didn't want to do the whole cleaning, but I had the guy come back 2 days later to clean the furnace. Our blower was very noisy and had lots of dust and mold built up on it. He disassembled the blower from the furnace and cleaned it then cleaned every metal air flow fin within the furnace. Between the 2 days at the house, he spent at least 10 hrs there, the tech was working constantly. Since the cleaning, my AC and furnace put out much more air, and the blower can't even be heard anymore.
I know most of the reviews are bad, but take it with a grain of salt. Most people don't write reviews unless they have a complaint. You have to also remember that this company specializes in mold removal, and heating and cooling cleaning. Many people don't EVER get a full cleaning of their system. Most do what I used to do. I have had a regular heating and cooling company come out 2 times a year and clean my furnace. They bring their brushes and shop vac out to clean up the dust that is accessible to them.
Indy Air Care takes apart the system and cleans every individual piece. I have already recommended them to a friend of mine. As I said before, they did a great job, they always showed up on time, and they were great about answering all my questions as I followed them from room to room. Take bad reviews with a grain of salt because every company has a bad review.
7525 E. 39TH ST., INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46226, INDIANA -- This company is out to cheat people out of their money. As an 87 year old woman, quite possibly they are targeting the elderly. Four years ago they charged me $1100 to clean out mold which I believe was bogus. Since I have no way to prove that, I will let that instance be.
This year they claimed that I had mold, water, broken sump pump, etc. which would cost $6700 to fix, but they would do the work for $3500. When I didn't bite he reduced it to $3000 if the work is done today! I had a second opinion the next day and none of the problems existed. In fact, not only was my sump pump not broken, I had 2 functioning pumps! I want to warn others about Indy Air Care! Do not trust these people! They are out to scam unsuspecting people.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- I received a coupon in the mail for Indy Air Care. The coupon was for a $59.95 service. I have a young child, so I know that air duct cleaning is VERY important. I did some research online and was very hesitant at first because of all of the negative reviews. Well, I know that most people are only going to write reviews to complain, so I thought I would write my review to compliment the company on my wonderful experience.
While they were cleaning my air ducts, they went into my crawl space where there was mold. They informed me of everything that I needed and gave me the facts. They knew what they were talking about. The technician did not try to push me once. He didn't seem like a salesman, more like an informative technician.
After speaking with the technician about a moisture barrier, he gave me a special and took care of the problem. The technician worked hard non-stop for 4 hours! He told me everything he was doing before he did it & he actually showed me - which I really liked! He was very polite and professional. I know all of the reviews are mostly bad, but I highly recommend Indy Air Care. I have already recommended my family members and they were very pleased with their service as well.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- First of all and foremost I feel like this company is in it for the money and that's it. I spent $1984.00 to get my vents cleaned and rid of mold that was supposedly growing and spreading throughout our home. The only thing I was shown were a couple little spots no bigger than a penny inside my basement. I was worried about my family and I getting sick from it so I had them treat it. What a crock.
I looked at it today and it was treated over a month ago. It still looks the same and I still have a smell coming from this area of my home which the tech told me that it would fall off and the smell would go away. Boy was he wrong. The vents were cleaned I guess but the access points they said they were going to install were not even there. How do you clean something you can't see or even access?
I don't recommend this company to anyone unless you love to waste money. I'm going to have another company come out to assess what really was cleaned and what wasn't so I can have some assurance. I would rather pay a small company to have this done right than pay some money hungry company to blow around dust and leave me with this mess. The dust is still here too, I know it by how many times I dust. I think it made it worse. Stay away from Indy Air Care.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- Let me begin by saying, I feel like a complete and total moron but after investigating this company on the net. I have discovered that a company with such low morals would not continue to be in business without a fresh supply of "Stupid" people like us. Please beware the representatives for this company will come in and show you "Microbial Growth" in your ducts, in your attic, and by using a beaker and litmus paper they will show you "Purple" which means "Toxic" Microbial Growth (They are not allowed to call it Mold, "But that is what it is").
THEY WILL TELL YOU FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THIS PROBLEM ASAP! They will con you with statements like "Don't worry we caught it in time and we can spray this and that to remove it." and "With this UV Light installed in your furnace, we guarantee that even with 6" of water in your basement for 6 months, mold will never grow in this house." It may, as was the case at my home, turn out that they will never even clean the ductwork anyway. I feel compelled to warn others about this scam and buyer beware the classic too good to be true deal.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- Indy Air Care had a coupon for duct cleaning for $49 up to a certain number of vents and returns. I had been wanting to have this done so I called. The Indy Air guy showed up with a vacuum cleaner and some small tools in the back of a car. I guess I expected a more powerful vacuum system on the back of a truck. I was doubtful that this would do a good job. Next he counted the vents and returns and told me it would be $190 and this did not include all three mains. Each additional would be $89 but he offered to do the two extra for $89.
Next he went downstairs and cut an access hole in the ductwork and came back with a test tube and a protective mask. He dramatically announced that we had stage 3 mold and he made a call to his office. He gave me a speech about how dangerous this was. This guy was very convincing and polished. He said that the mold would be all the way thru the ducts and that the whole house had to be specially cleaned. This would cost $1600 or for $885 we could just have the mold inside the ducts treated and killed.
I was upset and had him show me this mold. I couldn't see what he was pointing out to me. I called my husband and he was distrustful so we decided to speak to other service providers that we know. The result is we did not fall for this. This company is pulling a bait and switch operation. Please be careful they are running a con.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- I received a coupon in the mail in an ad magazine and chose to call this company. The ad said that they would clean 12 ducts, 1 main, and 1 return for less than $80.00. Our house is less than 1200 sq feet, so I thought that this would cover everything. A couple of guys came and looked at my heater and wanted to take it apart and clean it… It is only two years old! The total estimate for all of the services they wanted to perform came to $790.00. I was shocked. And if I chose to do only part of what they suggested they wanted me to sign a waiver. What a Joke. I sent them away without doing anything.
They called back the next day to reschedule. Why, I have no idea. I made it clear I wasn't interested in their services. There is no way I will ever allow these guys in my house again. I felt like they were looking to see what they could steal. They claimed that the filter was in backwards, which I don't believe. My suggestion is to not allow these guys in your house. I regret ever doing so.
INDIANAPOLIS -- I received a coupon in the mail for $49.95 for a cleaning of my air vents. We scheduled a time and I arranged to work from home that afternoon. I had to call several times as the person who was supposed to come out left work early on a Friday afternoon. The supervisor showed with an assistant.
They insisted on showing me dirty vents… I knew they were dirty, that's why I called! When I said I had to work he took pictures of the vents and brought them into my office. Both were personable but it was difficult to work through their stories and endless chatting. I finally shut the door.
After cleaning the vents (which they did a good job on) they inspected the A/C and crawl space. The supervisor came into my office with a quote for removing the mold and vacuum sealing the crawl space. The mold was practically non-existent but he insisted it could cause several physical problems. The total bid was over $2000.00. I told him it was too high and then the games began.
In and out of my office (I'm still working!) he comes with a "better" offer from the boss. He finally came down to around $1600.00 but I had to hang up on a client to get him to leave my house. Coupons are usually a loss lead which is a great way to get the bigger jobs but this is simply a scam. Use the coupon and say goodbye.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- I had these people out for their $39.95 special. Try to pressure me to do additional work for $699.00. I told them I would like to discuss with my wife but they continued the pressure. I told them I would call them the next day with my answer… They then left after I paid the 39.95. The next day I go to my garage and find they have removed and busted up my humidifier beyond repair leaving a gaping hole about a foot and half square blowing all the air into garage. I called them and they said they would have the manager call me shortly. They have not called. These people are the Scam and switch and bait at their best. STAY AWAY.