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Base Furnace Cleaning Package includes:
- Full System Cleaning
- No Extra Charge for Mid & High Efficiency
- 1 Furnace included
- Includes 10 Air Vents**
- General System Check
+ Additional vents are $9.95
+ Prices do not include GST & Waste Handling Fees of $19.95
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
**All vents in a house must be cleaned. The package includes 1 furnace and 10 vents additional vents are $ 9.95 per vent. The minimum call is $119.00. GST and Waste Handling Fee not included in pricing. Some restrictions apply, subject to availability. call for details.
Benefect® Furnace and Duct Disinfectant
Benefect® Disinfectant which disinfects furnace and a/c components, as well as ductwork it comes in contact with*, can be added to all furnace and duct cleaning service. It is 100% green, family, and pet safe.
*This is not meant to fully protect your home from COVID-19. It is an additional precaution that can be taken. We urge you to follow sanitization guidelines from provincial or federal health officials only.
Roto-Whip™ Safe Furnace Cleaning
Alberta Furnace Cleaning uses the exclusive Roto-Whip™ Safe furnace cleaning and air duct cleaning method to deliver the direct surface contact cleaning benefits of old-style brush cleaning combined with the safety of pneumatic cleaning systems.
Roto-Whip™ Duct Cleaning
Our exclusive Roto-Whip™ system penetrates deep into your ductwork and has an extensive reach that can go to any corner of the system without the risk of damaging components such as humidifiers, heating, and cooling entry points, and other air ventilation fixtures.
Vent Cleaning and more
Our technicians then proceed simultaneously with vent cleaning, coil cleaning, air intakes, and every component connected to your heating/cooling system
Alberta Furnace Cleaning offers only one method of duct cleaning to our customers because we do not believe in providing a service that is lower than our highest standards. We use the best equipment every time at no extra charge!
We do both residential and commercial duct cleaning ( Need Commercial Duct Cleaning for your business? ) and service the Calgary Metropolitan Area and nearby cities such as Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Cochrane, and nearby areas.
Before the cleaning process starts
After covering their shoes with a clean, new set of boot covers your Alberta Furnace Cleaning technician will complete a thorough inspection of your system before the cleaning begins. Every home is unique and it is very important that your technician examines every detail so they can proceed with the safest and best approach tailored to the uniqueness of your home.
Once the inspection is complete your Alberta Furnace Cleaning Tech specialist will carefully explain the work that will be performed before it is done.
- Service call gets booked
- Confirmation with the client before the truck arrives
- Initial assessment of the technician to match the quote with the job
- Suggestions and add-ons might be offered accordingly if needed
- Service is performed at the location
- Post service follow-up to ensure your satisfaction with the service.
- The outside of your furnace is wiped down.
Benefits of duct cleaning
Most people choose to have this service in order to have their ducts debris and dust-free. If this is important to you, furnace and duct cleaning is the right type of service.
Professional furnace and duct cleaning also may help maintain a healthy environment by ensuring your ductwork is free of any mold or vermin.
In some cases may translate into energy savings by making the airflow of your ductwork much more efficient or for example by having your coils cleaned. The frequency of this cleaning service depends on the specific needs of the home such as household members, at-risk groups ( asthma, elderly, etc. ), size of ductwork, location, building use as well as the specific manufacturer’s recommendations.
Clean furnaces and ducts may help to create a better flow of fresh air.
Among the household benefits, the following are the most common:
- May reduce wear and tear by cooling and heating appliances by reducing dust particles in the ductwork
- May reduce slightly energy bills ( i.e. – clean coils )
- May increase intake of fresh air that can translate into health and wellbeing benefits thanks to fewer sources of allergens.
- May reduce the amount of cycling smells in the house.
- and others …
Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns
We have compiled a list of the top frequently asked questions our technicians and staff get. Hope you find this list helpful!
Can’t find an answer? do not hesitate to contact us to clarify anything else
FURNACE AND DUCT
This greatly varies between homes. Ducts can become considerably dirty after a renovation for example or if a considerable amount of debris or dust accumulates.
Most people choose to have these services for personal reasons of having a clean furnace and ductwork free of dust and debris.
You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:
- There is substantial visible mold growth inside ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
Ducts are infested with verminDucts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.
Other factors such as clogged vents or dirty coils can be reasons to clean your ductwork in order to make sure the airflow in your home is good.
The cleaning system that we use is our own Multi-Zone TM cleaning method. We maximize vacuum pressure and cleaning effectiveness by isolating the cold air side of the heating system from the hot air side during the cleaning process. In order to access these two parts of the system separately, we cut two 8” bypass holes – one above the heat exchange on the furnace for the hot air side and the other on the cold air plenum for the cold air side.
Next we connect the vacuum hose from our powerful custom designed truck mounted cleaning unit to each of the bypasses in turn, allowing us to use maximum suction at each vent and zone of the ductwork. Using an exclusive, in-house developed tool called a Roto-Whip TM, we then clean each individual vent, the Roto-Whip TM provides full contact cleaning on the inside of the ductwork to loosen dust and debris, but unlike conventional contact methods such as brushing, it can’t damage or disturb dampers in the HVAC system which are essential to even airflow throughout the home.
We complete the ductwork cleaning by using the PredatorTM multi-headed whip to move dust and debris from he main plenums (section of the ductwork near the furnace) to our vacuum hose.
The same tool is then used on the heat exchange of the furnace to ensure a thorough cleaning down to the corners. Last of all the blower is removed, air-washed and wiped down after which the parts are re-assembled before the system is tested.
Most cleanings will take approximately 45 minutes to 90 minutes.
Our technicians are trained in-house as per our cleaning expectations: however they are not gas fitters. That is not a qualification that is needed to perform furnace cleaning and if you are in need of service, our service department would be able to help you.
Truck mounted units generate a better level of airflow; our units are powered by a large fan, which creates over 10,000 cubic feet per minute of airflow. Our hoses are between 8 to 10 inches in diameter, in comparison to a normal vacuum hose, which is between 1.2 and 2 inches in diameter. Our higher level of airflow allows us superior suction throughout your duct work to provide a more thorough cleaning. Portable units cannot provide the same level of airflow that our truck mounted units do. Tech’s carry about 120 feet in total of length.
In our research, we have found the whip system to provide “the best of both worlds” when it comes to cleaning. With it we are able to get the full contact cleaning associated with brush cleaning, while offering the flexibility of pneumatic or high pressure air cleaning methods to get around elbows and past dampers that are in your ducts.
Our testing has shown us that brush systems can often close dampers, stop at elbows, and in older homes where the duct work may be more fragile, it can even cause it come apart.
We recommend that the furnace and ducts are cleaned together as it is a forced air circulating system. That means that the air is moved not only through your vents and duct work, but through your furnace as well.
Cleaning one without the other would not be proper and would result in an incomplete and unsatisfactory job. If only one is cleaned and not the other, once completed and the furnace is turned on again it will just recirculate the dust from the soiled area into the clean area.
Yes, we can do that as long as the furnace has been in for no longer than one week if not running and for less than a week if running. This is called a furnace bypass. The cost would be the same as it requires the same amount of work to bypass the furnace as it does to clean it.
We carry 125 feet in each truck. That is the maximum amount of hose that we can use because after that you can reduce the amount of suction that you are able to clean with.
The reason that we charge for additional vents is because in general, more vents means a larger home and more time to clean. If there are only 10 vents in a home it will usually take us between 35 – 55 minutes. Since we use our Roto-Whip to clean each vent in your home, more vents will take longer to clean.
Additionally, the more vents the more duct work that we have to clean downstairs at the furnace. When there are only 10 vents in a home the main duct work that must be cleaned is very short, but when there are more the duct work is much longer and takes more time to clean.
We must clean all of the vents attached to your system. If we did not clean all the vents, dust and debris from the uncleaned vents would continue to circulate through your home and your heating system, finding its way back to your newly cleaned furnace and quickly diminishing the benefits of having the system cleaned at all.
The duct work for an individual is all connected so doing a partial cleaning of the system would not be fair to you as a customer. We also fully guarantee our work, which is something that we could not do if we only cleaned part of the system.
You will need to count all your vents in your home including all the hot air vents and cold air return vents located on the walls. Our technicians will go through the house and count the total number you have.
DUST, DIRT AND ALLERGIES
It all goes into the dust collector in the truck. It is compacted like cement into the truck so we can carry quite large quantities.
Unfortunately you will not be able to see all of the dust that we remove from your heating system. But if you ask the technician he can show you a large portion of it once it has been pushed to the furnace before it is removed from the house with the vacuum.
We have a set procedure which is designed to access 100% of your heating system. We guarantee all of our work and will always come back for a follow up if you are not satisfied.
Yes, the results vary home to home depending on how dusty the home and neighborhood are, but it can significantly reduce dust levels.
While it is impossible to guarantee it, there is a good chance this can help allergy suffering. If you are bothered by dust, we find there is a notable reduction in the need to dust after having the furnace and ducts cleaned.
No, we take every precaution possible to send the dust into our truck not your home. Sometimes when there is dust around a vent that can be stirred up while cleaning the vent but no additional dust will be sent throughout your home.