Furnace cleaning and Edmonton duct cleaning services should only be performed by fully trained, licensed, and insured HVAC specialists. With this in mind, homeowners must familiarize themselves with the different methods which can be employed when hiring a company to perform furnace cleaning services in their home. Before you choose a company for cleaning services, consider a few of the methods available for them to perform this type of specialized work in your home.
1. Power vac/air sweep method –
Edmonton duct cleaning services can be performed using the power vacuum or air sweep technique. A large diameter vacuum hose is used, moving anywhere from 3000 to 26000 cubic feet per minute, to clean the filtration and duct system. The vacuum is installed into duct work, and breaks down and pushes out dirt, debris, and buildup in the ducts. After mechanical brushes push out the dirt and debris, compressed air is pushed through the system to ventilate and clean out any remaining debris.
This is the most thorough method used. However, it is also the most expensive. Understanding how a technician will perform the cleaning, the equipment used, and the efficiency (based on how dirty the duct system is) are some factors to consider when choosing this cleaning method.
- Contact cleaning –
Basically, a shop-vac, and various attachment heads are used, to make “contact” with the ducts during cleaning. Carpet cleaning machinery is also employed to help extract and remove stuck on dust and debris. This method is quicker, more affordable, and safer, in ensuring the fewest number of mishaps occur during cleaning.
Which method is right for you? –
This truly depends on a number of factors and variables. Some things to consider when deciding which method you should choose for cleaning the home’s duct and furnace are:
– Time it will take, safety, and amount of dirt and debris buildup.
– The amount you can afford. Contact is cheaper, but power vac is more efficient.
– Frequency of cleaning. If the system is cleaned regularly, contact might be a better (and cheaper) route than a power vac.
– The technician’s experience. You don’t want to hire a company that isn’t licensed and bonded. When comparing companies and methods, you have to ask all necessary questions to ensure you hire those who are qualified to perform the cleaning methods you wish to have performed in the home.
You have to really take the time to compare several local companies before choosing one for cleaning services. Additionally, it is important to understand what each method entails, how long it will take, what it will cost, and how long the system will remain clean before it has to be reserviced. Since you have several options and companies you can hire locally, homeowners should exhaust all resources and compare as many companies as possible prior to hiring one. Not only so you know you are hiring the most qualified technicians, but also to ensure the proper methods are chosen, and that your duct system is going to be properly cleaned.