What You Need to Know About Maintaining Air Ducts and Furnaces

Most people think air duct cleaning and furnace maintenance are the same thing. However, they are not. Air duct and furnace maintenance each has its own separate maintenance schedule. First, let’s talk about air duct cleaning. Air duct cleaning is about maintaining and improving indoor air quality, so that the air in your home is as clean as possible. Furnaces use air ducts to distribute the warm air around your home.

When the air ducts get dirty, this generally will not affect the performance of the furnace. But, you will notice an increase in dust within the home and need to dust more frequently. This is a good sign your air ducts need cleaning. Air ducts do not require to be cleaned as often as you have your furnace maintained, each service has its own separate maintenance schedule.

When Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

There are two scenarios where it is recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned by a qualified Calgary air duct cleaning specialist. The first scenario is when you have renovations done in your home. The dust and debris from renovations will make their way into your air ducts and get blown back out, into your home, whenever the furnace runs, until you have your air ducts cleaned.

The second scenario is when you move into a new home and you are not sure how often the previous owners had their air ducts cleaned. This is especially important if the previous owners had shedding pets. Having the air ducts cleaned will give you a starting point for your own maintenance schedule for aid duct cleaning.

How often you have your air ducts cleaned by a Calgary air duct cleaning specialist will depend on your living situation. If you have shedding pets, for example, you will need them cleaned more frequently than if you have no pets. If you have not moved into a new home or have not made any renovations, cleaning your air ducts system can be done every several years. In addition, having no shedding pets in your home, extends your need for an air duct cleaning.

What About the Maintenance Schedule for My Furnace?

Unlike air duct cleaning, you should have a professional technician perform furnace maintenance in Calgary and give your furnace a tune up on an annual basis. We recommend the fall for an annual tune up since this will help identify potential problems and help avoid unexpected and emergency repairs during the winter months.

Distinct Heating and Cooling performs a 30-point performance tune up during each maintenance check. You can learn more about our 30-point performance tune up by contact us today at 403-477-3810 or you can check out our YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwAt14I9wM for more information.

You will see how thorough our exclusive maintenance checks are and why an annual maintenance check is important to ensure your furnace is running efficiently, reliably, and safely. For your regular furnace tune up call Distinct Heating and Cooling. Our friendly technicians will have your furnace running as well it can to keep you toasty during the cold Calgary winter nights.