Keeping home or office air ducts clean is one important job that can be addressed each spring, or before winter hits. Just like cleaning and dusting the surfaces of furnishings improves the environment, clean air flowing through the ducts increases air quality. You can do some cleaning around the air ducts yourself, but here’s why professional cleaning is the most effective approach:
How It Works
For some, air duct cleaning may seem like a DIY job; it isn’t. Using a regular vacuum to suck dust from the vents is a fruitless effort because the attachments cannot reach far enough into the circuit, nor does the machine have enough power to thoroughly remove accumulated dust.
Professional air duct cleaners have specialised equipment to remove dust from an HVAC system. A high-power vacuum with a connected brush is moved through all ducts to remove all debris and dirt inside the system. These high-grade vacuums have their own filters to prevent dirt from being released into indoor air. Expert clearers will also disinfect the ducts, replace air filters, and clean heating/cooling coils.
Cleaning your air ducts improves indoor conditions, and making this effort in spring offers the opportunity for old or damaged HVAC components (like air filters) to be replaced. Installation of dehumidifiers for moisture control can also take place while the ducts are open. Here are some other benefits:
- Increased Cleanliness – Dust, pollen, and dander build up in HVAC systems. Spring cleaning removes allergens, providing a fresh start as a new season begins and offering cleaner air.
- Reduced Wear and Tear/Energy Savings – Cleaning removes duct circuit obstructions that reduce the system’s efficiency. When materials block air flow, the system works harder, increasing your energy bills and increasing the likelihood of part damage.
- Healthier Environment – Cleaning air ducts also eliminates attractive environments for pests (e.g. rats, birds, and insects) and mould. When the ducts become home to these threats, germs and allergens will circulate throughout the indoor air.
Spring air duct cleaning offers a better, indoor environment and ultimately saves money.
For air duct cleaning and other HVAC services in Ottawa, contact Dr. Duct at (613) 845-0707. We are experts at keeping systems clean and running efficiently. Call for a free estimate.