Furnace & Duct Cleaning In Medicine Hat
Thank you for your ongoing support, we greatly appreciate all of you, our valued customers! We have been going strong since July 2001. We still offer you the same great service. Ken has 20+ years experience and Rene is still the friendly voice on the other end of the telephone. Our children are both in their teens. Nathan is Ken’s helper at times. Family is very important to us! We want to take care of you like family.
Air Quality: Indoor Air Facts
One of the most highly allergenic contaminants found indoors is house dust, often heavily contaminated with the fecal pellets of Dust Mites. Estimates are that dust mites may be a factor in 50 to 80% of asthmatics, as well as in countless cases of eczema, hay fever, and other allergic ailments.
Dust is also made up of a variety of things from blowing dirt, bacteria, pollen, pollutants, mould, animal dander, hair, decomposing insects, fibres, dryer lint, insulation, and mostly, skin flakes that humans shed. An average 1600 square foot home can produce up to 40 pounds of dust, in just one year!
Your furnace and air ducts have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust and debris. The removal of such contaminants from the heating system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
Research has demonstrated that furnace and duct cleaning will help systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and generally operate more effectively that dirty systems.
The frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the homeowner.
Some factors that affect how often a cleaning is done include:
- Smokers in the household
- Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
- Residents with allergies or asthma
- Excessive carpeting/older carpeting
- Recent construction or renovations
The most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to use our high powered furnace cleaning equipment. This requires us to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized vacuum and covering the registers. While the vacuum draws air through the system, air pressure is blown down the vents and a power whip is inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home. Cleaning the furnace and duct work is only one component that affects your indoor air quality.
A proper cleaning will significantly reduce the amount of dust that is being re-circulated by the furnace. It is important to remove or clean the sources of dust existing in your home regularly so that this dust and debris is not drawn into the duct system by the furnace. This includes carpeting, draperies, furniture, bedding and behind and on top of appliances. I have Norwex products that can also help with regular maintenance in your home.