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Vent cleaning in Edmonton Alberta

Vent Cleaning and Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Our homes, like our bodies, require oxygen to “breathe.” As such, our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems along with the induction and air vents are an important part of your home and like each of us as we get older, needs a little maintenance.

Sometimes it means major surgery, like replacing your furnace. Comparing your home to your body provides a good analogy and if your furnace was your heart, your doctor would say clean up your act a bit before the surgery. If it’s time to have a new furnace installed, then it is also time to think about a duct cleaning.

We know if your arteries are clogged you don’t work properly, and if those clogs break free and reach your heart it could mean your life. While a bit melodramatic, the same can be said with your duct work. An air duct cleaning will remove any built up dust, dirt, debris, or other contaminants from your air ducts to prevent current contaminants from affecting the new furnace, as well as having dust and debris being blown into your home from the force that a new furnace brings.

Many furnace installation contractors will recommend that a duct cleaning is performed in your home prior to replacing your furnace - or at the same time, if possible. It is important to consider that when your old furnace is disconnected from the air ducts in your home, dust and dirt can be shaken loose.

Perhaps the biggest concern about skipping a duct cleaning before your furnace is replaced, is that dust can impact the coil in your new furnace. The coil typically has small openings in it. These small openings can get covered with dust. If this occurs, the amount of airflow in your home can be reduced - even when using a brand new machine.

At Clean Air Solutions Ltd, we use specialized blowers, vacuums, and brushes to clean out the supply, intake, and return ducts throughout your home, including a thorough cleaning of the air handler, registers, grilles, fans, motors, housings, and coils of the HVAC system. There’s no research at present proving that routine duct cleaning improves the air quality or reduces dust in your home. There is, however, evidence that dirty heating and cooling coils, motors, and air handling units can make your HVAC unit less efficient.

Properly done by trained professionals, duct cleaning will remove all the dirt and debris from your ducts. When the job is done, you’ll see all kinds of wild things in your ducts you never imagined were there: paper clips, kids’ toys, and pet food.

Television personality and construction guru Mike Holmes suggests that “You might also want to think about cleaning your ducts if you just moved into a newly built home, or just did a major renovation. If the construction crew wasn’t careful, they may have swept all kinds of dirt — insulation fibres, pieces of drywall, even lunch bags and coffee cups — into the ducts. Last I checked, this junk doesn’t belong in a modern HVAC system.”

If you have just moved into a new home, a new home to you, have replaced your furnace, or simply have air quality concerns in your home contact Clean Air Solutions Ltd, we’re committed to providing an unbeatable service to better the lives and air quality for our customers in Edmonton. Call us today at 780-484-7203 or toll free at 1-800-990-2599.