clean air ductsWhen cleaning your home, it’s important to not forget about the necessary duct work. Just because you don’t see what’s inside the ducts, doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t breathe what comes out of them.

Duct cleaning is an important part of home maintenance because it gives you better air quality inside your home, lessens the presence of molds and allergens, and prevents non-allergy sufferers from developing allergic reactions. People with asthma are particularly susceptible to dust as well as allergens and suffer greatly when there is too much of these items in the air.

A common question we get asked: when is the right time to have your ducts cleaned? One of the common signs is when you see that the dust and dirt is coming out from air conditioning vents. Another sign is when the flow of air isn’t as good as it was in the past. Put your hand to the front of the vent when the HVAC system is turned on to assess the situation. In the event that there is too much dust and dirt coming out from the vents and the air isn’t as strong as it used to be, it may be time to have the ducts cleaned.

The best way to know when is the right time for duct cleaning is if you start sneezing for no apparent reason or if you become increasingly stuffed up in the home. The situation should be assessed every year, and when in doubt, always check with a specialist like Kleen Rite.

Best Time to Clean Ducts

The most appropriate time of the year to clean ducts is now – in the fall. If you live in Ontario, you’ll soon be turning on the furnace, so you want to get that air cleaned before it begins to circulate. Although some of our customers start to see an increase in sensitivity in late summer and choose to have it done then. Particularly, it is important to have your ducts cleaned if you just bought a newly-built home. The construction of the home involves a lot of dust and debris and often they are not cleaned before the keys are turned over to the new residents.

How often should it be done? Duct cleaning is recommended every three years, depending on your living conditions. You should consider doing it son when:

• You have completed home renovations;
• You have family members with asthma and allergies;
• You have installed a new furnace or air conditioning system;
• You have pets and young children living in your home.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our duct cleaning specialists in the Golden Horseshoe area, serving areas from Toronto to Niagara to Kitchener/Waterloo, including Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, and Brampton. Kleen Rite provides you with a free and no obligation quote over the phone. Wee also own state-of-the-art technology that fits right into your ducts and shows you what you’re up against.

Important Lesson of the Day:

Approximately 30% of your energy you use for heating and cooling is wasted. Dust, debris, and other contaminants force the system to work harder and shorten the life of your system. When the HVAC system is cleaned, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperatures. As a result, you save energy, meaning you save money.

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