If the Ducts Look Dirty, They are Dirty
You wouldn’t wait years before cleaning the floors in your home, so why hold off on your annual duct cleaning? The average home produces more than 40 pounds of dust each year and much of that ends up in your home’s ductwork and can be pulled back into the furnace.
Some Duct Cleaning Facts
The average 6 room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year (Discover Magazine)
Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop (American Lung Association)
EPA claims indoor air has been found to be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air (EPA)
Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)
A build up of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (EPA)
9 out of 10 heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt (Louisiana Coop Extension Service)
Reduce Your Energy Bills
Heating and cooling costs can account for as much as 40% of your home’s energy usage. Cleaning your ducts not only helps increase your system’s efficiency, it can also help extend the life of your furnace and air conditioner, saving you money.
Keeping Your Family Healthy
Dirty air ducts don’t necessarily mean that the air in your home isn’t healthy. That said, the dust in ducts can harbour contaminants that may contribute to larger health issues, including serious problems for those with respiratory problems, autoimmune disorders, environmental allergies, children and the elderly.
State of the Art Technology
Our Canadian manufactured portable vacuum equipment offers increased flexibility and suction. The 220 Volt Hybrid offers double the suction of most other portables, meaning you will get suction compared to what many duct trucks are providing at the furnace. The power of a duct truck in a vac the size of a coffee table. It also means we can show you exactly what we remove from the ductwork - if you really want to see!
Cleaning for Furnace Replacement
Britech always recommends a thorough duct cleaning as part of your furnace replacement. This ensures that your system is in tip-top shape and that your new furnace and equipment is able to 'breathe' as it should.
Duct cleaning should be budgeted as part of your regular household repairs and maintenance to ensure the greatest efficiency and healthiest environment for your family. Below are some approximate prices and your friendly Britech HVAC technician will be happy to provide you a firm price following an on-site walkthrough.
One Furnace with up to 15 registers - $275
Additional registers/returns - $7 per
Additional furnaces - Quoted on site
Dryer vent cleaning - Quoted on site