Getting through a Canadian winter can be tough due to the extreme weather. While playing in the snow and enjoying the winter scenery is nice, escaping within our homes to find warmth is essential. Your home’s duct system is there not only there to keep you warm, but also your home. If not running efficiently, a number of issues can occur.
It is suggested that you have your ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. If you suffer from allergies, have pets in the home, or notice any of these warning signs then you should do it more often than that. Just as there are benefits to having your ducts cleaned during the summer, there are also benefits of having them cleaned during the winter. Read on to learn more about why you should have your ducts cleaned in the winter.
1. Can Save You Money
With the extreme cold that Canadian winters bring, it’s inevitable that your duct system is going to be working overtime to heat your home. Naturally, your ducts will collect debris which will block air flow. This obstruction will put more strain on your duct system resulting in inefficiency as well as increased utility bills. By getting rid of the extra debris in your ducts it will allow the system to run more efficiently, saving you money.
2. Improves Your Air Quality
Cold weather forces you to turn your heat on. With your heat on you’re unable to open your windows, as you would in the summer, to get fresh air running through your home. If your windows opened and your heat is turned on, you risk the chance of heat escaping and your utility bills climbing. With a lack of fresh air, the air within your home gets recycled through your duct system. Keep in mind that your duct system collects particles and debris over time, and if you haven’t had them cleaned since the summer, there could be lots of pollutants and other allergens being recycled throughout your home. Having your ducts cleaned in the winter will clear them of any leftover debris from the fall and summer, leaving you with clean air.
3. Keeps Your Home Safe
An inefficient duct system can pose a risk at any time. This risk is increased during the winter months. As we know, without having your ducts cleaned a build up of particles can lead to serious consequences. One of those particles, lint, commonly found in furniture within your home, can settle into your duct system. Unfortunately, lint is a very flammable material. With constant heat being pumped through your duct system, this can increase the potential of overheating, resulting in the lint igniting. This fire will spread quickly throughout your home and can be detrimental. Be sure to have your ducts cleaned in the winter to prevent such a disaster from happening.
It can be easy to forget about your duct system hidden within the walls of your home. Try your best to set reminders to regularly have your ducts cleaned by a professional. In doing so you will save money, keep your home’s air clean, and also keep your home and your family safe. Get connected with a pro to set up a duct cleaning for winter.