As winter fast approaches, leaving autumn behind, it is good to know that there is still time to get your ducts cleaned before the heating season truly sets in. You will most likely be spending more time indoors as it gets colder outside and the sun sets earlier. You want to make sure your indoor air quality is up to par during these months, and having your home’s air ducts cleaned is a great way to jump-start healthy indoor air for the winter.
Residential air ducts should be cleaned when the house is new, following renovations, and then approximately every two or three years after that, although many people elect to have them cleaned every year- and fall is a great time for it.
Modern construction may leave a large amount of drywall dust, insulation, shavings and various food debris, often left by construction workers. The Technical Safety Standards Association (TSSA) now requires that air ducts be cleaned following construction, especially if the furnace was used during construction.
In a new home the building debris leaves a film of dust on hardwood floors and all furniture. This can leave your skin feeling dry and itchy and can cause your furnace to malfunction. This dry dust, draws moisture from the air providing a perfect breeding ground and nutrient source for bacteria and microbial contamination. In older homes, the dust accumulates to significant, measurable levels, often several inches deep. The dust forms on all surfaces significantly reducing airflow through the system.
This fall, while you're tidying up the garden, think about your inside environment and getting it prepared for the winter. Once the temperatures drop and getting fresh air into the house is not a matter of opening windows, you'll feel good knowing that the circulating air in your home is moving through a clean duct and vent system.
Georgian Duct Cleaning is a family owned business in Simcoe County with over 20 years experience working with residential, commercial and industrial HVAC ducts. Call us for a free quote or for more information. (705) 722-5952 Or 1-800-363-2563