When is the last time you had the air ducts in your building or detached home cleaned? If it’s been more than a year, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises when your start up your furnace this fall!
It’s easy for property owners and managers to overlook their ducts, since they are truly “out of sight, out of mind.” Unfortunately, this can lead to significant problems. Dirty ducts can cause numerous problems, for both yourself and anyone in the building. That’s why it’s important to have a proper furnace duct cleaning in Burnaby before cold weather comes.
Four Problems Caused by Dirty Ductwork
1 – Internal contamination
Even in the best of cases, dirt and dust are going to build up within a building’s ducts over the course of a year. However, this is far from the worst of what can get in there. Ducts are often home to dangerous microbial life such as mold and mildew, which can cause genuine health problems if they get blown into inhabited areas of the building.
Also, ducts are frequently home to vermin such as insects and rodents. The waste materials created by these creatures is also dangerous, and something else you don’t want people exposed to.
2 – Extra cleaning costs
Beyond the health issues, there’s also the simple fact that dirty ducts are going to be blowing dirt throughout the building. You can often tell your ducts are dirty because there will be a buildup of dirt near the vents. This means increased time and effort needed to clean rooms because the ducts are making matters worse.
3 – Reduced heating ability
Clogged ducts are going to inhibit airflow, and in turn, that’s going to reduce the amount of heat that is making it into the building. Given how unpredictable the climate is becoming, you don’t want unreliable heating. We’re likely to have an extra-cold winter this year, and a good Burnaby air duct cleaning will make it more bearable.
4 – More furnace maintenance problems
As ducts become more clogged, the furnace is going to have to work harder to blow air around. This leads to increased wear and tear on the furnace, and then to increased maintenance costs. Well-maintained ducts will ultimately reduce the amount you have to spend maintaining your furnace.
MAS Duct Cleaning Services offers superior furnace duct cleaning services in Burnaby. Don’t wait until the last minute – call us to schedule a duct cleaning before cold weather hits.