Why Furnace and Duct Cleaning?
Is it true it is an essential service? How often should I do it? Learn more about this basic household necessity
Do I need to clean my furnace and ducts? why?
Furnace and duct cleaning is an essential service to every residence and business or any place really where people or pets inhabit during the winter and summer time.
This service is recommended by most furnace and air conditioning manufacturers at least once every second year. Homes with ‘at risk groups’ or furry pets are recommended to get this service once a year.
Who are the ‘at risk groups’?
We classify these as anyone who might have weaker than average immune systems, be prone to infections or respiratory complications. These at risk groups are:
- Adults over 50 years of age
- All children under the age of 3
- Any person with air borne allergies, asthma or chronic pulmonary disease (CPD).
Besides that, why furnace and duct cleaning?
Furnace and duct cleaning has many benefits for the home and business and besides being a health and safety issue, there are many other benefits such as:
- Reduced Energy Bills.
A clean furnace and duct work will increase dramatically the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. First, by eliminating all the debris, dirt and pollutants – air will now flow easier through the duct work. Secondly, a clean furnace will work much smoother.
- Air Quality.
Your duct work system is the main conduit of fresh air to your home most of the year. Especially in Calgary, where the long and cold winters force our home to insulate and depend on the fresh air intakes from our duct work to provide fresh air, it is especially important to keep those ducts clean. Dirty ducts can cause your indoor home air quality to be as much as 70 times more polluted than the outside air!
- Less Indoors Dust.
Dirty air ducts recycle debris and fine particles through the home and therefore, houses with dirty ducts will often find themselves on an ever going battle against dust. This is because all that just keeps blowing away and getting recycled by your air system. Clean ducts will solve that!