Starting your own business isn’t a choice to take lightly. You’ll want to be sure you’re making the right decision for your budget, lifestyle, and skillset. Although you may have heard that choosing a franchise opportunity within the home services industry – like air duct cleaning – is one of your best options, you might also wonder whether or not you’ve got what it takes. The good news is that, as long as you’re willing to work hard, anyone can successfully operate an air duct cleaning franchise. Read on to learn our four favorite reasons to open an air duct franchise.
It’s a great investment.
Even if you have a lot of money to start a business with, choosing a low-cost franchise opportunity – like one in the home services industry – may be a wiser way to spend it. Not only are air duct franchises more affordable to start up; they offer you a recurring source of revenue that will help your business become profitable sooner. Although you may choose to include more specialized services, like microbial control or UV light purification, all air duct franchises can be expected to offer the following services:
- Air duct cleaning, maintenance, and repairs
- HVAC maintenance, restoration, and repairs
- Condenser coil cleaning
- Duct sealing
By becoming your area’s trusted source for air duct and HVAC services, you’re certain to have customers return for additional services – and you’ll expand your customer base through good word of mouth.
Potential franchise owners know that scalable businesses are often more profitable to start, but what does that mean? To put it simply, when a business is scalable, that means you’re able to increase your number of customers without increasing your operating costs too much. Air duct cleaning franchises like DUCTZ offer a unique service that all homes and commercial properties will need at some point. Whether you choose to start out with a DUCTZ dryer vent cleaning franchise or a full-service DUCTZ franchise, you’ll have the resources you need to reach new customers without spending too much extra money. One of the many benefits of franchising is that it eliminates a lot of the guesswork involved in getting a business off of the ground, and DUCTZ has designed our turnkey business model to ensure scalability and maximize profits. We provide our franchisees with a level of support that other companies can’t match. It doesn’t hurt that our industry is one of the fastest growing markets in the country – and it’s not slowing down any time soon.
It’s in a booming market.
Home services is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been one of the few to succeed during the pandemic. Within that industry, the HVAC services market has grown to exceed $7.4 billion each year. Over the last couple of years, we’ve all become more aware of cleanliness, and especially the importance of having clean indoor air for our overall health. Poor indoor air quality can lead to you breathing in dirt and debris, as well as trigger allergies and spread respiratory illnesses. We’re also becoming more environmentally conscious, and one of the easiest ways to make your property more energy efficient is to make sure your HVAC system is running more efficiently. Virtually every home, business, and commercial property in North America has air ducts and HVAC systems, and with roughly 126 million homes and 30 million businesses across America, that adds up to billions of feet of ductwork that needs maintenance. By adding on services like HVAC restoration and indoor air quality improvement, air duct franchises fill a gap in the home services industry and provide services that everybody needs.
It’s a recession-resistant business.
Fluctuations in the economy are inevitable, so it’s important to know that your business can outlast challenging times. While no business is recession-proof, some industries are better equipped to ride out recessions than others. During an economic downturn, people will choose home repairs and renovations over moving to a new home. They’ve also likely budgeted for urgent repairs, like a broken air conditioner or clothes dryer. The services that DUCTZ provides are so crucial to home and business owners that we were designated an essential business during the height of the pandemic. We did more than just survive – we thrived! Our record of success during those uncertain years speaks for itself, and we’re proud to say that DUCTZ is as resilient a business as they come.
If you’re looking to take the next step on your journey toward becoming an air duct franchise owner, we invite you to join the DUCTZ family. Give us a call today at 866-355-1119 or fill out this form to get the conversation started.