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Author: Karen At Dang Good

Written on October 8, 2019 by Karen At Dang Good

Best of Airdrie Carpet Cleaning and Duct Cleaning

Best of Airdrie Reader’s Choice Awards

Thank you once again to the Readers of Airdrie City View who voted for Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning in the 11th Annual – Best of Airdrie – City View Reader’s Choice Awards. We won:

  • Silver – Best Carpet Cleaning
  • Bronze – Best Furnace and Duct Cleaning

We sincerely appreciate the Vote of Confidence. As a consequence, we are extremely grateful. It helps our business enormously to be able to refer to ourselves as Award Winning. Furthermore, we improved on last year by going up to Silver for Best Carpet Cleaning Company.

Each year, Readers of Airdrie City View are able to recognize and vote for the business they love by completing a survey. We are honored and humbled that Airdrie Residents have recognized us in this way.

As per last year, we once again published a “Thank you" in the Special Pullout Section of the Airdrie City View Magazine on Page 51. Although this year we went a little bigger in honor of our Silver Award Achievement. You can find the insert in the Airdrie City view Publication dated Thursday September 12th 2019.

We also shared a “Thank you" on our Dang Good Facebook Page.

#AirdrieCityView #BestOfAirdrie

Written on July 21, 2019 by Karen At Dang Good

Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning Cost

Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning Cost – A Simple Question

In Alberta, Duct Cleaning Cost can range from as little as $130.00 to $1000 or even more. Unfortunately though there is no simple answer to: “how much does Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning Cost?” There is not a set cleaning cost. Costs Fluctuate.  An average cost would be around $300-$400 plus GST. However, it really depends on a number of factors, as outlined below.

Residential versus Commercial Properties

Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning currently only cleans HVAC systems in Residential Properties. The typical residential heating system in Alberta is Forced Air. Duct-work in Commercial Buildings is different. The Systems are more complex. The Ducts are bigger, and the costs would likely be far more.

The Cleaning Company used can affect the amount you pay

There are companies out there who are quite expensive. Other companies may be way cheaper. You are advised to do your homework. Watch out for scammers! The Cheapest is not always the best or even good. Some companies initially quote very little but as soon as they are in your home, the story is different. The up-selling can be aggressive. If something seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance it is. When you call us for a quote, we will ask you a series of questions. As long as the information you provide to us is as accurate as possible, there should be no surprises once we enter your home. Sure, we may ask if you would like some of our other services or make helpful suggestions, but our policy is to do so in a way that is not coercive and leaves you feeling completely comfortable to say: “no”. Some customers insist when they call that they don’t want to be ‘up-sold’ and we make that very clear to the technician on their work order. We cannot speak for other companies, suffice to say it is advisable to check out the reputation of each company before booking your service. See more below.

How many Furnaces are there in the Home?

A lot of homes have one furnace, but larger homes (around 2800 sq. ft), often have two furnaces. Not surprisingly there are additional charges associated with cleaning a second furnace. Your Duct Cleaning Cost will be at least $80 more expensive.

The Type of Furnace

Some homes will have a Mid-Efficiency or High-Efficiency Furnace as opposed to the Conventional Gas Furnace. A few companies will charge extra for those. However Dang Good does not.

The Number of Ducts in the Home

The size of the home will determine the extent of ducts installed. Please see below for more information on determining the Duct Count.

Is there Air Conditioning in the Home?

In homes with Air Conditioning, an AC Bypass must be done to protect the Air Conditioning Unit whilst the Furnace is cleaned.

The Level of Contamination in the HVAC System

Occasionally extra charges may apply if HVAC systems are heavily contaminated. That situation could occur when the furnace has not been cleaned in several years. Likewise, any recent building renovations in the home could cause an excess of debris or dust. Sometimes there is evidence that rodents have found their way into the duct-work as can be seen from droppings or as even a dead rodent itself! On rare occasions there can be signs of mould too. From time to time pets who shed excessively can leave an incredible amount of hair in the ducts.

Yes, we have seen it all. Birdsnests, Toys, even Underwear! However, discretion is paramount when we are in people's homes. We have yet to find money, but we did once find a large diamond ring right by a vent in a closet which of course was immediately bought to the customers attention, even though they were not at home at the time of cleaning. Integrity is extremely important to us. If a technician reports any scenarios of contamination mentioned above which was not initially quoted or mentioned to you at the time of booking, please ask them to show you the evidence.

Things found when doing a Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning

You would be surprised at what we find!

Is Sanitization required?

Mould or Rodent infestations would for sure motivate most homeowners or residents of a rental home to ask about sanitization. Customers moving into a new home often request this option too. As do new parents or soon-to-be parents who are looking to minimize germs and bacteria risks in the home for their new offspring.

Other Add-On's

Our Contact Page lists the following add-on options with pricing. However only the first three are usually mentioned when you call. Notably Furnace Filters are not on the list as a Standard Furnace Filter Replacement is included in our service.

Optional Add-On Services

  • Sanitization (Per Furnace)
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning (Sorry NOT Roof Top)
  • Gas Fireplace Cleaning
  • Air Exchange Unit Cleaning
  • Air Recovery Unit
  • Central Vac System
  • Fresh (Cold) Air Intake Cleaning
  • Furnace Chimney (B Vent)
  • Hot Water Tank Burner
  • Humidifier Cleaning and Replace Filter
  • Jumper Duct Cleaning

Environmental Fees and GST

At the time of writing we charge a $20 fee on all our call-out services which contributes towards fuel and appropriate waste disposal. In addition, GST is always charged on the sub-total.

Counting the Ducts in Your Home

Generally, Cleaning Service Contractors will count both the Hot and Cold Air Vents and make a charge on the total number of Vents. (Note: The words: Vents, Ducts, Returns or Registers are often used interchangeably).

The Cold Air Returns are larger vents than the Hot Air Ones. To get a rough idea of the vent count in the home you can make an educated guess, based on Square Footage. See the guidelines in the table below. Please note Square Footage covers the top one or two floors in the home and not the basement. This would be the size quoted by a realtor at the time of buying or selling a property.

Approximate Number of Ducts/Vents by Square Foot

1000 Square Foot

Approximately 12-17 Vents or maybe lower

1500 Square Foot

Approximately 18 – 24 Vents or maybe lower

2000 Square Foot

25 Vents More or Less

2500 Square Foot

30 Plus Vents

3000 Square Foot

35 Plus Vents

3500 Square Foot

35- 40 Vents

Other Considerations beyond Price

  • Reputation – It is recommended that you look at how reputable a Contractor is before allowing them into your home. Do they have Insurance or WCB? Do they have any Industry Recognition or Awards? HomeStars, BBB etc. Look online if it is not obvious from their Website. You can search their Reviews and Testimonies and read what others are saying about them.
  • Equipment Used – Does the company use Truckmounted or Portable Units and what PSI pressure is being used? Not all Furnace and Duct Cleaning Units are created equal. Many will advocate for Truckmounted Equipment and that is certainly what we currently use but there are some good portable systems out there too. One reason a portable might be promoted over a Truckmount is the fact that the door is ajar during use. However Dang Good can overcome that issue if necessary, by using a Seal-A Door to keep drafts and cold out.
  • Method of Cleaning – What process does the cleaning company use? As mentioned on our Furnace Cleaning page we use the method outlined by QUADCA (Qualified Air Duct Cleaners Association) with whom we have membership.

Is Duct Cleaning Cost Affordable?

We are the first to admit that Duct Cleaning can get expensive, especially if you have a large home but can you afford not to have it done? There are many notable advantages to Furnace and Duct Cleaning, and it may save you money in the long run.

Are there any Furnace Cleaning Deals available?

A lot of companies offer percentage discounts or time sensitive specials. Check to see if there are any price reductions available on a Company’s website. We have numerous deals which can be found here

Where is Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning on the Price Spectrum for Duct Cleaning?

Well we feel our Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning Cost is extremely competitive, especially when you take advantage of our deals mentioned above. As the slogan goes you get: ‘A dang Good Clean for A Dang Good Price”

We try our very best to keep costs down and affordable to the average homeowner or resident tenant, yet we do not compromise on quality or customer service. We take pride in caring for your home in the same way you do by booking us to give your home the TLC it deserves. But of course, don’t take our word for it! Instead follow the pointers above to see how we measure up.

#airductcleaningcost, #furnacecleaning, #furnaceandductcleaning, #ductcleaning, #danggoodcleaning #furnacecleaningcost

Written on March 11, 2019 by Karen At Dang Good

Best of 2019 HomeStars Award Winner

Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning has been Crowned 2019 HomeStars Best of Award Winner!

CALGARY, AB   We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as a 2019 “Best of Award” Winner by HomeStars. HomeStars considers this to be it’s highest honor. The Best of Awards was presented by DEWALT and Canadian Contractor. The award recognizes those who are considered the most trusted home service professionals in the HomeStars’ network. The HomeStars Network has over sixty thousand professionals. All professionals vetted and crowned for their commitment to consistency, integrity and unparalleled customer service.

HomeStars Best of Award sponsored by Canadian Contractor and DeWalt

“Our Best of Award Winners set the standard for home service pros in our network,” says Nancy Peterson, CEO of HomeStars. “This award is a testament to their unwavering excellence and commitment towards the quality of their trade.”

Karen and Mark from Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning attended this year’s Best of Awards on February 27th at The Commons in Calgary. Winners accepted their awards, and some had their photo taken with Nancy and then networked with fellow winners as a celebration of their incredible achievements.

Badge of Honor

A “HomeStars Best of 2019” badge now appears on Dang Good’s profile. This acts as a sign of their commitment to quality, showing homeowners they’re a top choice for their next home renovation or repair project.

Taking Dang Good Pride in your Home

A Dang good Clean for a Dang Good Price

“It’s a great feeling when your work is appreciated and receiving a Best of Award is truly an honor,” says Karen and Mark, owners of Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning. “Providing our customers with excellent service and quality work is the reason we got into this business in the first place. It’s so fulfilling to see it recognized in the industry. However, we would not have received the award without the hard work of our employees.”

Our Mission Statement

“We constantly aim for a quality clean at a competitive rate. Furthermore, we give our customers value for money. As well as results that will make them regular, repeat customers. We love having Loyal Customers who as a consequence of their experience with Dang Good, consistently refer us to their friends and family.”

See what customers have to say on HomeStars: Profile Page. Join hundreds of happy clients who have made Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning their first choice for hire.

About HomeStars

HomeStars is Canada’s largest online marketplace connecting homeowners with trusted home service professionals. In 2018, 8 million homeowners visited HomeStars looking for a pro for their next home improvement project. HomeStars was created in 2006 to help homeowners make better hiring decisions. HomeStars, an ANGI Homeservices company, is part of a global network of home improvement marketplaces in Europe, the UK and the US, including Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor.  To learn more, visit @HomeStars on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

#homestarsbestof2019 #carpetcleaning #furnacecleaning #ductcleaning

Written on March 9, 2019 by Karen At Dang Good

Daylight Savings Time in Alberta

Alberta currently operates on Daylight Savings Time. Winter should soon be over. Spring is just around the corner. Don’t forget to put the clocks forward an hour on Sunday March 10th 2019 at 2am. Won’t it be great to have longer days and eventually no Snow. They say if March comes in like a Lion it goes out like a Lamb.

We will have a lot more light until the clocks Fall Back at 2am Sunday November 3rd 2019. Daylight is the primary reason for the Spring Forward, then Fall Back Scenario in Alberta. The decision is an economical one which continues to be debated but many feel that the extra hours of daylight up and about makes us more productive.

Spring into Action with a Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning or Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning.

Check out our Deals.

Written on January 20, 2019 by Karen At Dang Good

Professionally Steam Cleaning Apartments

Steam Cleaning Carpets in High Rise Condos and Apartment Blocks…

Due to Popular Demand, we are now offering Steam Cleaning in Apartments. Book our Services for your Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning if you live in a Highrise Condo or Apartment. We have invested in a Ninja High Powered Portable Steam Cleaning Unit for that very purpose. Obviously, where we can, we will still use our truckmount system but once you get above the ground floor, hose length starts to become a problem. That is where a portable unit comes in. Some thirty five-plus year’s ago Mark, Co-Owner of Dang Good started out just using portable machines and so he, and the team he has trained can do a fine job for you.

The Apartment and Condo Carpet Cleaning Cost

The minimum call out charge for Apartments and Condos where a portable unit is used is $99.99 plus GST, however, we will only be charging $15.00 for a waste disposal fee.

Apartment/Condo Special Offer

The Apartment and Condo Carpet Cleaning Deal is $99.99 plus GST for Up to 3 Rooms and a Hall – max 600 Square Feet. Extra Rooms after the three in the deal are $40.00 each. Stairs are $39.99 per set (max 13 steps) or $3.50 per step if you have fewer than an average set of stairs.

Moving and Rentals Properties

  • Are you moving out? Does your Landlord require a Carpet Cleaning as part of your tenancy agreement?
  • Are you moving in and needing your carpets cleaned before you move in your furniture? Why not have them Sanitized too? Give yourself peace of mind that you are walking on fresh clean carpets treated for lingering bacteria. Or if you have already moved in perhaps you would like the traffic areas cleaned and sanitized. While you are at it perhaps have some of that furniture steam cleaned too?

Please consider Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning for your Condo Carpet Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning.

Call 403-984-3680 to book or complete our Contact Form.

Written on December 4, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

QUADCA Certified Member for Furnace and Vent cleaning Calgary

We are delighted to become a QUADCA Member for Furnace and Duct Cleaning

We received our membership on 28th November 2018.

What is QUADCA?

It stands for Qualified Air Duct Cleaners Affiliation. It exists to help educate consumers in making the right decision when hiring a Furnace and Duct Cleaning Company.

They have a number of videos and articles advising customers on the ideal processes and equipment to be used when your Furnace and Ducts are being cleaned.

QUADCA aims to inform prospective customers of best practices; advise on optimum cleaning techniques as well as safeguarding potential clients against being scammed.

Understandably Homeowners get nervous when it comes to bringing hired contractors into their homes especially when it’s to access their Heating and Cooling Systems. They want to be confident that they will get a quality clean at a fair price. Additionally, they want to be sure that their HVAC Systems are in safe hands. Efficient winter heating is so important in the Province of Alberta. The last thing any home owner needs is to hire a shady contractor to do a bad job for an exorbitant price.

You can rest assured that Dang Good has superior cleaning practices, great customer service and has extremely affordable prices. Please see our Deals and Contact Pages for pricing information.

Members

QUADCA investigates and assesses their prospective members. They make sure they are licensed and insured. They check they are using the correct equipment, tools and cleaning techniques as well as having above board invoicing methods and fees.

QUADCA suggests customers ask three questions of Non-QUADCA Members. They are:

  • Do you use a High Powered Air Compressor?
  • Will you be cleaning the Furnace Blower?
  • Will you be using the Push-Pull Method if Duct Cleaning?

Of course as a member our answer to all three questions is yes. You can find out more about our method and equipment on our Furnace and Duct Cleaning Page.

You can also find more about all their standards and other FAQs at: http://quadca.com/quadca-standards/

QUADCA also strives to protect the image of the Furnace and Duct Cleaning Industry by helping homeowners find ways to avoid scams, shady duct cleaners and unacceptable billing practices.

As such, we at Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning are proud to display the QUADCA logo on our site indicating that we are a member. We hope it gives our future clients peace of mind, so they will look to us to BOOK their next Furnace and Duct Cleaning.

Written on November 3, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

Nominated for a Top Choice Award

Humbled yet Proud to be Nominated.

Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning was delighted to hear that we were an Official 2019 Top Choice Award Nominee! Thank you to all of those who took the time to nominate us and Vote for us!  Voting closed January 2nd and the winner announced was announced January 9th. Unfortunately, we did not win but congratulations to those who did. Winning the Top Choice Award is one of the largest endorsements a business can receive within North America & Europe, so this is a BIG deal! But we are nevertheless very proud to have been nominated as only three carpet cleaning companies in Calgary were chosen. 

Please Nominate Dang Good for 2020

Just being Nominated has its benefits, as Top Choice explains on their Page: Benefits of Being a Nominee.

Everything starts again in February 2019 and we would be delighted to receive your nomination.

Show us some love by nominating us. If we are picked as a Nominee there are prizes to be won when it actually comes time to vote. 
You can nominate us here: NOMINATE.

Four Steps to 1st Place

Obviously, we would love to win the Top Choice Award… But we need your help to do so. 

  1. The First Step is to Nominate us between February and October.
  2. After 25 Nominations a candidate moves into the Qualification Stage
  3. Once Nominated, Voting takes place between 1st November and 2nd January
  4. A week later the results are announced.
Written on October 23, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

Airdrie Exchange Website

Airdrie Exchange – Business Directory and Community Calendar for Airdrie AB.

We are delighted to see that we were the first Cleaning Service Business to list in the Airdrie Exchange Directory Website. Airdrie Exchange is a Movement and Local Business Directory promoting events and businesses for the residents of Airdrie Alberta. It is open to any business with a license to operate in Airdrie. Our picture shows the main image currently on their Website and we have a link to their site below.

Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning is proud to be associated with this exciting movement. Airdrie Residents are for sure, some of our most favorite customers, so it seemed only fitting to get involved. The mission for this movement includes Collaboration and Connection within Airdrie. Please see their “About Us” Page for a full mission statement. The “Connect” tab is kept up-to-date lists numerous local and worthwhile local events.

Why Airdrie Exchange?

In line with a number of initiatives that Dang Good has got involved with, this is a family focused project. Airdrie is a growing and thriving town and we are proud to become a high profile company in such a wonderful community where we have received so much business already.

Lindsey has a blog on her site which can be found under the tab “Grow Airdrie.” We wish Lindsey and Airdrie Exchange every success. We are honored to be Blog Post 34

You can find our listing at the following Link:

Written on October 19, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

Fall Daylight savings Time

Fall Daylight Savings Time – Clocks Roll Back in Calgary, AB.

Don’t forget to put your clocks back soon. At 2 am on Sunday November 3rd 2019, the clocks will be put back one hour. This will affect Alberta. This occurs at the beginning of November each year.

Some History on Fall Daylight Savings Time

Germany was the first country to introduce Daylight Savings Time. Not long after, Canada followed suit. It was initiated to make best use of the time the sun shone rather than have people sleeping during that time.

Benjamin Franklin first entertained the idea in the 1770’s, but an English Builder: William Willett, was the first to consider it a viable option when he returned to the idea in 1907. Yet Germany was the first to institute it in 1915.

Each province in Canada has its own set of rules on when or whether to use Daylight Savings Time. Currently Alberta uses it and has since 1918. For a while it looked like the Alberta Government might do away with the twice yearly time change by at the end of October 2017, they scrapped the Bill suggesting the Removal of Daylight Saving Time.

Nevertheless the debate on the advantages and disadvantages of time change continues. For now however, the status quo remains.

So remember to put those clocks back on Sunday November 3rd 2019. For details of 2020 and beyond please see visit TimeandDate.com

One Advantage of Fall Daylight Savings Time

The Fall Daylight Savings Time for many, acts as a reminder that winter will soon be upon us. Its a good time to check light bulb replacement and batteries in the Fire Alarms and CO2 Detectors. Did you remember to turn off those outside taps?

Also, Christmas is not that far away. When preparing for the holiday festivities don’t forget to give your carpets some consideration. We have some great Carpet Cleaning Deals if you would like your guests to see clean carpets. Or why not consider giving friend and family a gift of one of our services?

Don’t leave it too late. Give us a call 403-984-3680 and Book your Carpet Cleaning Now!!

Written on October 7, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good

Reputation on Facebook

We are extremely proud of our latest Facebook Milestones. We first noticed back in June 2018, that we came up on Facebook as “Most Recommended Carpet Cleaner in Calgary.” Today October 7th 2018 we are proud to continue with the same status. And with tomorrow being Thanksgiving in Canada, it is something we are very thankful for. This week we also reached 1000 Likes on our Dang Good Facebook Page too. We are grateful to all those that believe in us and our Carpet And Furnace Cleaning Services. We continue to be popular with locals in Calgary, Chestermere and Airdrie, Alberta.

For more information on our services, check out our Carpet Cleaning Page

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