If your home or office has circulating heat and/or air conditioning, you have a duct system within the floors and walls of your structure. As air is pushed through your system, if the ducts are not clear and clean, you are unintentionally spreading air-borne contamination.
The solution to this problem is to clean your structure’s internal duct work system as part of your maintenance calendar. Let’s discuss some of the common questions and health benefits of regular duct cleaning.
It’s important to remember that experts have specialized equipment, including industrial strength vacuums and rotary duct brushes that will ensure your system will not be damaged during the cleaning process. With their technical training, an expert knows where to look, from equipment housing through to room vents. Ductwork, fans, motors, drain pans, coil systems, heat exchangers, grills and registers… depending on your HVAC system there are many cleaning spots to consider. Certainly, you don’t want to risk damaging your duct system and incurring unnecessary repair bills through DIY attempts.
Think of the hazards that lurk in ducts, potentially moving into living spaces or causing system damage:
- Mold & mildew
- Other bacteria
- Odors & mustiness
- Pet dander & hair
- Dirt & debris from normal activity
- Insect & rodent activity, including abandoned nests
- Allergy & asthma triggers
- Flammable debris build-up
- Wildfire smoke residue
Now, let’s look at the health and maintenance benefits to be gained from regular duct cleaning:
- Immune system protection
- Highest possible air circulation quality
- Proactive inspection of duct system & HVAC equipment for optimal operation
Get Your Ducts in a Row
If you’re unsure who to trust your home or commercial duct cleaning to, contact your local HVAC expert, such as Kelowna’s A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning. We have lived and worked in Kelowna for decades and can recommend reliable service companies for duct cleaning. As well, give us a call if you think you need duct repairs or replacements, and we will be able to advise with maintenance recommendations.