How to Know When you Need Duct Cleaning

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Proper maintenance for your home’s ducts can make a difference in your monthly utility bills as well as how much you spend each year on repairs. A big part of maintaining your home’s ventilation (and A/C and furnace system) is dependent on periodic cleaning, but it can be hard to know how much is enough when it comes to cleaning the ducts in your furnace. Here are a few guidelines to help you know when it’s time for Edmonton furnace cleaning:

  • When there is visible mold growing on the furnace: Check periodically for mold growth on the hard surfaces of your furnace. Be sure to look at the ducts and other accessible parts of the equipment. The Gentlemen Plumbers are more than willing to come to your house and show you some of the areas to check.
  • Visually inspect the furnace for cracks, corrosion or leaks.
  • If there are insects surrounding the unit: When you see any signs of vermin living in or around your furnace, it’s time to have a professional come clean it.
  • When dust and dirt clog the unit’s ducts: If enough dust or dirt has accumulated to block airflow through the ducts, it is probably time for a professional duct cleaning. Cleaning out the ducts will not only allow stronger airflow, but it will allow for better air quality as well.

While these guidelines can help you to determine if your furnace needs cleaning, different conditions and machines require different maintenance. If you think it might be time for furnace cleaning, it is a good idea to call a professional for some advice. The Gentlemen Plumbers are more than willing to answer questions, give estimates, and do repairs or maintenance when you need it. We will take several factors into consideration before providing you with a quote, including whether any member of the household has allergies. Give us a call so that we can get started!