Duct cleaning and Air Quality

Woman wearing respirator at home.

The term “duct cleaning” refers to the cleaning of heating and cooling components of forced air systems that are found everywhere including: inside your home, apartment blocks, supermarkets, schools or other commercial buildings. Many people ask why it is so important to clean ducts regularly for better air quality and what exactly are the benefits of this process. Let’s try to find the answers to these questions.

We are aware that dust, allergens, pet dander or even mould spores can be trapped in forced-air systems by entering through return vents or air leaks in the system. When this happens, these particles are forced by your heating or cooling systems into your home. This can greatly affect the air quality and becomes a serious problem if a family member has severe allergies, asthma or other health issues that may be affected by the quality of air.

Routine air duct cleanings will remove irritating allergens and will improve the overall quality of air that you and your family breathe. Duct cleaning can also help you get rid of unwelcome odors and eliminate annoying dust that continuously appears on surfaces in your house. You will also notice long-term energy savings as your ventilation system will be more efficient and provide better airflow to all areas in the building. This results in less time needed to cool down or heat up your home and will extend the life of your heating and air conditioning system.

Some people ask how often they should have their ducts cleaned. Some professional associations recommend doing this every two to five years, however this also depends on factors such as: the area in which you live, the number of smokers in the household, recent renovations, the age of the house, its general cleanliness, as well as whether you have pets or not.

In general, you should consider cleaning the ducts right when you move into a new home, unless the previous owner did it within the last two years. You should also do this after building a completely new house or finishing any home renovations. There is no way of fully protecting your ducts from fine dust which is an inseparable part of every renovation.

If you have any questions regarding the air duct cleaning process please call Advanced Environmental Services Inc. at 204-284-6390 or visit www.aenviro.com. Our professional and experienced staff will be more than happy to help you book an appointment or get more information, so that you can breathe easy!

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