Winter Duct Cleaning is a Must
If you own a home with an HVAC system, this post is for you. We live in Canada and man does it get cold in the winter time. Remind me why we live in a country where the air hurts our faces? We do a lot of things to get our homes ready for the cold weather, and one that should be at the top of your to-do list is getting your duct work cleaned.
First and foremost, cleaning out your duct work will go a long way towards helping your overall health. As time goes on your ducts suck in a lot of things...normal household dust obviously, but then there's things like pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mildew, mold spores and similar toxins. Yikes! Your home's HVAC system is constantly circulating the air, not only sucking in these contaminants but expelling them...and what do you think you're breathing in? Yup...the dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores and more. Even if no one in your household suffers from chronic allergies or respiratory problems, cleaner air makes it easier for everyone to breathe. Given the choice between clean air and dirty air, which would you rather breathe? We thought so.
There's that commercial that talked about going "nose-blind" and that's another reason to get your ducts cleaned in the winter when your windows are more likely to be closed. Pets, household cleaning agents, paint fumes, mold, tobacco use and even food preparation all contribute to stale smells in the air ducts. Every time your HVAC system is running these odors will repeatedly flow through the house. Even dust and dirt building up over the years can lead to a musty scent coming from the duct work. A thorough cleaning of the air ducts removes all odor trapping particles and results in a fresher smelling home.
Finally, think of your pocketbook. Sure, you need to hire someone to clean the ducts for you, but think of this: ducts and registers that have a heavy build-up of dust and grime can restrict the flow of air through the system. This means your system will have to work harder to heat or cool your home, resulting in a decreased level of efficiency. Working harder equals more in energy costs in the long run. Conversely, a clean system will operate at peak efficiency and provide the most cost-effective performance for your energy dollar.
Corner 2 Corner does duct work cleaning as well as dryer vent cleaning (do both at the same time for some savings). We use a pressurized air whip system combined with a suction that agitates the dust and debris from the walls of your air vents that run into the main air trunks. We then clean the main trunks, furnace fan, fan motor, and a-coil. Call us today to make your appointment!