Duct Cleaning and Repair
You probably don’t think much about the ducts in your house. After all, they’re tucked conveniently out of the way, and while they deliver your comfortably heated or cooled air to the various areas of your home, they do it without much effort or complaint. In fact, if you had a problem with your heating or cooling system, you’d probably overlook your ducts entirely and focus on a larger and more complex part of the system as the suspected source of the problem.
However, your ducts play a far more important role in the overall healthfulness and comfort of your indoor environment than you probably realize. If they aren’t kept in good condition, your home in the Eastern Toronto area may not be getting all that it could out of your heating and cooling system. And you could even be adding harmful contaminants to your indoor air without even realizing it.
Advantage Airtech Heating & Air Conditioning has the services you need to keep your ducts clean and in good repair. We recommend having your ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, and as part of this service we provide an anti–microbial disinfectant. We have a great deal of experience in this type of work and we’ll be glad to add you to our list of satisfied customers.
Did you know that your air ducts can actually have a big impact on the effectiveness of your AC system? Ducts that are leaky, crimped, or bent can reduce air flow, preventing your air conditioner from cooling your home. If you are concerned about the state of your home’s air ducts, call a HVAC contractor who has experience with duct repair. While it might seem like a small issue, it can actually have a big impact on your system’s efficiency and energy consumption.
Why Duct Cleaning is Necessary
Because all of the air in your home circulates over and over again through the system of ducts you have in place, it is extremely easy for contaminants and dust to accumulate in them. This poses a problem on several levels. For one thing, that dust and other elements are just sitting there waiting to be swept back up into circulation. They can even accumulate to such an extent that they clog up air filters or vents to the outdoors, and that can quickly cause your indoor air quality to take a nosedive.
Air ducts that have large levels of built up dust and debris also won’t be able to circulate the air properly to all areas of your home. These buildups can cause imbalances in pressure that can be damaging to your air handling system, and they may even make it difficult for your heating and cooling system to keep your house heated and cooled evenly.
A dirty duct system isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. Any cracks or leaks in your system will also cause you to lose money as the air you paid to heat or cool leaks out through these breaks. It’s also important to remember that there are some ducts in your home that don’t carry heated or cooled air to the various areas of your house. Rather, these ducts remove contaminants like cooking grease, moisture and exhaust gasses so that they don’t enter into the air supply for your home.
However, cracks or damage to these types of ducts can quickly cause your indoor air quality to go down as well, as the contaminants the ducts were meant to remove seep into your indoor air supply.
Energy Conservation Through Properly Maintained Air Ducts
Having your ducts properly sealed and maintained will not only help keep your indoor air safe and breathable. It will also help you save money on energy costs. After all, if all of the air you’re paying to heat and cool isn’t making it to the living spaces in your home because of leaky ducts, you’re certainly losing money. With a well–sealed and clean system of ductwork, on the other hand, you can be sure that all the energy you’re paying for is going right towards helping to keep your home comfortable and your air clean.
Our Duct Cleaning & Repair Services
If you live in the Greater Toronto area and you want to learn more about how to keep your ducts clean and in good repair, give Advantage Airtech a call today. We can answer your questions or schedule an appointment to clean and seal up your ducts.