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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Seasonal Duct Cleaning Is a Great Way to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Phil Laprairie

With fall just around the corner, now is a good time to consider a seasonal duct cleaning for your HVAC system. Since indoor air pollution is often worse than outdoor air, contaminants such as dust, pet dander and mold can lower indoor air quality (IAQ) while building up on all parts of your HVAC system. By thoroughly cleaning your ductwork, you will not only improve your home’s IAQ but also lower your utility bills and increase the comfort within your home.

Although the air filter through which indoor air is drawn, reconditioned and recirculated does reduce the amount of airborne pollution entering your system’s ductwork, any leaks around your register vent or in any part of your HVAC system provide an entrance point for contaminants. Dirty air filters also allow pollutants to enter your ductwork.

Over time, you will likely notice a buildup of dust and debris on the visible portions of your HVAC system. A good general rule of thumb is that if your system looks dirty, it is time for a thorough and complete seasonal duct cleaning.

Because the components of your HVAC system are all connected, proper cleaning of the entire system is critical to effectively minimize or eliminate the re-circulation of airborne particulates into your living space after passing through your HVAC ductwork. Selecting a contractor known to complete quality work will ensure that all parts of your HVAC system have been thoroughly cleaned and properly resealed and that all parts which have been removed have been carefully sealed and replaced.

Starting off the heating season with a clean HVAC system will allow your furnace to work much more efficiently, as systems with clean ducts, fresh air filters and clean register vents give air the opportunity to flow freely within the system, saving you money and increasing the comfort of your home.

If you live in the Calgary area and would like to discuss seasonal duct cleaning, the professionals at Arpi’s Industries Ltd. can help you; we have been serving homeowners in the area for more than 50 years!

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, downloadour free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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