Table of Contents

Best Tips for Marketing Your Duct Cleaning Company

Updated April 2, 2023

Have you recently started an air duct cleaning company but are unsure how to start marketing effectively? Perhaps you’ve had the business for a while and are interested in doubling your clientele. If so, then you need to focus on proper marketing tactics.

If you’re struggling to figure out the best ways to market your business, you’re not alone.

Most air duct cleaning and home service businesses aren’t sure which methods to use. By learning a bit more, you’ll put yourself ahead of competitors.

Our guide has several useful tips to put your air duct cleaning company in front of your target market.

Specify Your Target Market

To market your company effectively, you must first know who you’re targeting in your marketing efforts. Paying for marketing without first defining the target market is like target practice at an archery range with your eyes closed.

You might land one on the target occasionally, but not nearly as often as if you opened your eyes. Translation: it’s important to set specific goals and a target audience to reach and measure success. 

So, how do you define a target market? There are a few ways. First, look at the collective group of clients you already have. What are their most significant pain points and home HVAC complaints? What do they have in common with each other? Be as specific as possible to find common denominators.

Don’t have any clients yet? Don’t sweat it. You can easily create buyer personas to get things moving. Buyer personas are imaginary avatars that you create with your imagination.

A quick example: you create a buyer persona named Derek. He is a married 30 to 50-year-old man with two kids. He owns a home and is pretty handy with a toolbox, but he doesn’t have much time on his hands to do housework like cleaning the air ducts. You get the idea.

Creating personas such as this one is helpful in determining a solid target audience and marketing plan that will reach them.

Monitor Client Reviews

In today’s world, customers have more information about businesses than ever before. Nowadays, if one client has a bad experience with your company’s service, the entire world will know about it, thanks to online reviews. However, clients are just as quick to rave about excellent customer service if you were to exceed expectations. In short: online reviews are a blessing and a curse. Fortunately, you have three powerful ways to control the vibe of the online reviews your air duct cleaning company receives.

The first one is slightly obvious, but it bears worth repeating, aiming to provide excellent customer service to each client. Communicate early and often, accommodate their budgets and provide the highest return on their investment possible.

The second way is to be responsive and interactive with online reviews. If the customer leaves a positive review, thank them. If they leave a negative one, be sure to apologize promptly and give them a way to contact you personally in the future.

The third is to incentivize satisfied clients to leave online reviews. Give them a discount on their next service or offer promotional swag for anyone who can sing your praises online.

Attention HVAC Business Owners: Are you struggling to attract new customers and grow your business? Our Google Business Profile course is the ultimate guide to dominating local search results and taking your online presence to the next level! Don’t let your competition outshine you online – sign up for our Google Business Profile course today and start dominating local search results!

Implement and Prioritize SEO

For those unfamiliar with the term, search engine optimization (SEO) is when you lay out your digital content in a way that’s attractive to search engines like Google. Doing this makes the website and its pages more likely to climb Google’s top search results.

Many companies spend significant marketing resources on SEO, since it’s free, generates passive income, and pushes high-quality prospects to their websites. You can unlock the same potential.

SEO isn’t complicated, but it does take a special combination of things like keyword research, link building and using high-quality content.

Duct cleaning is an extremely competitive industry. You have to ensure you’re ranking above your competitors or you’ll lose a lot of money on marketing and advertising that won’t convert.

Most duct cleaners don’t know how to implement SEO for their website, so they miss out on many potential customers searching for “duct cleaning” in Google.

We can help you with that! With our service, we will not only show you exactly what keywords and phrases to target but also create the perfect title tag, meta description, and image alt tags as well as do all the back-linking work for you using proven methods that ensure success.

We even offer monthly follow-up reports, so we will let you know immediately if any new pages pop up within your site!

20 Tips to Boost Your HVAC SEO: We’ve put together 20 tips that will help you boost your HVAC SEO. From the basics like keyword research to more advanced techniques like backlink building and content marketing, we have a tip for everyone. HVAC SEO Tips and Advice ➞

Blend Offline and Online Marketing

No matter how much the digital marketplace grows, offline marketing will always be in your company’s marketing plan.

Unlike digital marketing, offline marketing helps you prioritize face-to-face conversations and build client relationships. That goes a long way for air duct cleaning companies, where a majority of business will be from the clients you retain.

Think through different offline marketing tactics you can include. Print out business cards, attend sales conventions, attend local chamber of commerce events, set yourself under a sales tent at the local high school sports game, etc.

Use the Word “Free” Often

Nothing sticks out more in the digital marketplace than the word “free.” However, if you’re giving out something that should already be free (like an initial quote for your service), then potential customers will likely roll their eyes at the offer.

Would you give away free air filters to clients if it meant doubling business? There’s a likely chance you’d say yes.

Make sure to look at your business model, then determine what aspects of each service you offer you could give the customer for free. Not only will it keep them coming back, but they’ll also be happy to refer you to friends and family!

Market Your Duct Cleaning Company the Right Way

Be sure to use this list to your advantage. Good marketing tactics are essential in today’s competitive market. Also feel free to tune in to our industry podcast, REPTalk, to gain more insight into the industry’s trends and how IAQ products and offerings can help you rise above competitors. For further inquiries, please be sure to reach out via our contact us page and we will be happy to assist you further.

We send out a monthly guide on industry trends to hundreds of businesses like yours.

contact us to get started
contact us to get started

Join today

Before you go, join our newsletter. Our emails are designed to help you grow or improve your business.