Edmonton Furnace & Duct Cleaning
What is Duct and Furnace Cleaning?
Simply put, a large vacuum cleaner attached to a truck, or a large portable unit for areas where running a hose to the heating equipment and ducting system isn't practical.
Unhealthy Symptoms of Dirty Furnace Ducts
Are occupants in your home or office suffering from allergies, asthma, headaches, eye irritations, respiratory or sinus problems? Chances are that the air that you are breathing is the primary cause! Edmonton air pollutions can cause humans all kinds of health problems. Cleaning the furnace ducts as well as the furnace and a/c unit is a good way to help eliminate air contaminates.
Believe it! The numbers show that <70% of all indoor air quality problems are directly related to poorly maintained HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) systems. Dirty heating ducts are an ideal breeding ground for bad indoor air. Yearly ducting system build-up of dirt, dust (and mites), pet hair and dander, pollen, mold, mildew and other contaminants are trapped inside the ductwork of your home. This isn't just dirty, it's unhealthy!
In Edmonton Alberta, every time your heating or cooling system activates, it literally can burst a puff of germs, mites and any other bio build-up from your ducting system into the general air space of your dwelling. Common indoor air contaminants include:
- fibers and chemicals from carpeting and fabric
- vapors from cleaning products
- germs, bacteria and viruses
- hair, skin and pet dander
- dust from city street traffic
- pollen's from seasonal plants and trees
It is common knowledge that the combined health effects of the above mentioned pollutants can be significant to the citizens of Edmonton Alberta. People suffering from allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments are even more at risk.
Reality Of Air Care In Your Home or Office
Living in a City the size of Edmonton Alberta, the dust from the traffic alone is an issue when it comes to healthy building ducting systems and heating or cooling equipment.
Think of the ducting system in your Edmonton home or office as a respiratory system. Every time the air system heats or cools your building, the ducting system collects viruses, mold, pollen, bacteria, dirt, dust, debris, and microbial growth that are brought in by pets, unhealthy humans, outdoor viruses, seasonal plants and so on.
Building Air & Outside Air Exchange
Most homes in Edmonton (as usually mandated by local and federal building codes)
state that a separate combustion air and fresh air vent leading from the
exterior air space to the interior air space must be present.
Combustion and Fresh-air intake pipes must never be purposely blocked.
However, fresh and combustion air pipes contribute to a unhealthy soup of contaminates that overtime make it difficult for the ducting system to "breathe" and function efficiently. Statistics with-in the heating and cooling industry has stated that over seventy-five percent of repair work needed on furnace systems is a result of dirty mechanical components.
Any Edmonton heating and ventilation trades person will surely agree that the basic most important part of equipment maintenance is a fact that clogged air filters cause reduced air supply and can play a major part in premature failure of any heating, ventilation & air conditioning component.
Furnace Cleaning for New Edmonton Homes
If you are planning to move into a newly constructed home or office in Edmonton or Edmonton Metro areas, it is important to know that there was quite a lapse of time between the installation of the duct work and the completion of your home. During the construction stages of drywall, flooring, trim etc., there are opportunities for construction dust and dirt to fall into the registers openings while the house is being built. Building materials such as drywall dust and hardwood floor dust being the major problem areas for dirty ducting systems. Most air filters are not dense enough to keep this type of dust from finding its way into your duct and heating/cooling system.
Construction Work Is Messy
During the various stages of new home construction in and around Edmonton, furnace motors and fans can become clogged with drywall and hardwood floor dust. Not only that, other construction materials are often found in the duct work and furnace fans.
Making sure the proper furnace and duct cleaning tools along with qualified labor will insure your ducting and equipment is clean, as well as save you major money on premature break-down of your heating and cooling systems.