Duct cleaning is a rite of spring or fall for many homeowners and businesses. In Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario, it marks the changing of the seasons as much as the change in the leaves. Why do people clean their ducts? The reasons vary according to different individuals. However, they generally fall into two categories:
1. Human Health
2. Mechanical Health
For those who suffer from allergies and asthma, air quality is of primary importance. While it is hard to avoid poor outdoor air, it is easier to take control of conditions indoors. It is a matter of addressing the state of the ducts.
Over a year or two span, ductwork gathers any number of contaminants. These include:
- Pet dander/hair
- Vermin and their droppings
The air ducts release these contaminants into the air. For those with compromised immune systems or other health issues, the results can be serious. Regular duct cleaning can prevent this.
Yet, cleaning ductwork is not only about ensuring good health among residents, employees, and visitors. It is proper mechanical maintenance – essential to ensuring the optimal operation of any AC, heating and HVAC system. Ductwork cleaning removes any grime or contaminant build-up in the overall machinery. This reduces the risk for instances of mechanical failure. The machinery operates smoother requiring less repairs. This extends longevity and decreases the instances of early replacement. Indeed, cleaning the ducts can result in substantial energy savings and lower expenditures.
If you want to improve the quality of the air in your office, building or home in Vancouver, consider an annual or semi-annual cleaning of the ductwork of your heating and/or cooling system. This action results in a reduction of the circulation of air impurities. It also can extend the ability of your mechanical system to operate more efficiently for longer. However, you look at it; duct cleaning is a preventive measure worth implementing.