Why Does a Furnace Need Cleaning?
It is important for your family's health and well-being to have your furnace and ducts cleaned. For example, did you know that according to the American Lung Association, poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to asthma, headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue? Or that according to the EPA, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in indoor air can be 2 to 5 times greater than in outdoor air? Neither fact should be surprising though, because Discover magazine tells us that the average 6-room house collects about 40lbs. of dust each year!
Every single day dust, pet dander, pollen and mould spores make their way into your home and take up residence in your duct system and other appliances. Nothing short of professional cleaning will remove these contaminants.
What Causes a Furnace to Become Dirty?
There are certain things whose presence in the home can increase the need for furnace and duct cleaning services, such as:
Persons with allergies or asthma
Cigarette or cigar smoke
Water contamination or damage to a home, furnace or ducts
Home renovation or remodeling
If there is visible dust, dirt or debris, you should have your furnace and ducts cleaned.
What Is the Ideal Time Interval for Furnace Cleaning?
Generally, it is recommended that you have your furnace and ducts cleaned every 2 years and/or after any renovations. Contact us to schedule a free estimate at your home or business.