For most people, having the duct cleaned by a professional may seem unnecessary. When it comes to home and commercial maintenance, duct cleaning needs to be a priority — for health and efficiency reasons.
What is Duct Cleaning?
Air duct cleaning is the process of sanitizing the different parts of an HVAC system using chemical compounds and specialized brushes to remove dirt and other particles. A professional duct cleaner then uses a vacuum to thoroughly clean the HVAC components. The components that require cleaning are:
- Heat exchangers
- Supply and return ducts
- Fan housing and motors
- Evaporator coils
- Drip pans
A number of commercial companies offer both home and commercial cleaning services, and professional duct cleaning is widely accepted by responsible home and building owners. Having your duct cleaned by a professional comes with great benefits at an affordable price.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality – The humid environment inside ductwork is a perfect breeding place for mould. When left unclean, ducts can release allergens and spores, which increase the reproduction of fungi in walls and ceilings. As air contaminants are circulated through the ducts, every room can emanate an unpleasant odour. Musty odours and poor indoor air quality can make a bad impression and make people feel uncomfortable.
- HVAC Efficiency – Dusty air ducts can stress the efficiency of your HVAC system. No matter if you have the latest and most efficient HVAC system, dust, pollen, mould, and other debris can make the system work harder to distribute the air throughout the rooms. This often results in costly electric bills.
- Stable, Comfortable Temperature – The performance of commercial air ducts and vents has a great effect on the overall temperature throughout the interior of the building. Too-warm or too-cold temperature can affect the work quality and mood of employees. A professional duct cleaner can determine the cleaning method needed for an office’s dirty air ducts and vents, and doesn’t leave behind a mess. When the HVAC system is in top shape, it ensures a consistent and comfortable temperature year-round.
- Cleaner Appearance – When left uncleaned, air ducts can spread dust and spores that can make the room look dirty and dusty. To keep the room clean, you may have to spend time cleaning walls and dusting shelves and cabinets.
Please call Dr. Duct at (613) 845-0707 today to schedule a free duct cleaning estimate for your home or office.