Could the air in your home be harming you and your loved ones? If you haven’t had your furnace cleaned in a while, it very well may be. For many, furnace cleaning is an afterthought on the long list of home maintenance tasks. Many can’t even remember the last time they had their furnace cleaned! Learn more about why AmSteam is Edmonton’s Furnace Cleaning company of choice today.
The Benefits of Furnace Cleaning
Your home’s air ducts and furnace are one of the major systems in your home and there’s no question that they contribute to the conditions of your home and your family’s health.
By regularly servicing and maintaining your home’s ducts and furnace, you will ensure that the air in your home is free from all of these common pollutants.
These pollutants include:
- Dust mites
Besides breathing easier, a clean duct and furnace system allows you and your family to avoid the troubling symptoms of poor indoor air quality.
These symptoms include:
In addition to the regular members of your family, consideration should also be given to those who are more sensitive to air quality.
This includes individuals with:
- Other respiratory issues
As with any filter such as your kitchen’s coffee filter and your car’s air filter, over time, particles and contaminants begin to build up.
As this buildup occurs, the system’s ability to provide effective filtration becomes compromised.
In your home’s furnace, this means kicking it into overdrive.
When the furnace is unable to effectively blow clean air through the filter because of built up residue, it essentially begins to work harder.
This hard work is then fuelled by your hard-earned dollars.
By regularly maintaining and cleaning your furnace, your furnace is able to run smoothly and effectively, which then allows homeowners to enjoy a lower heating and cooling bill and improved furnace efficiency.
Our Furnace Cleaning Process
1. Our experienced technicians will arrive promptly to lay down complimentary protection equipment such as servicing mats and corner protectors to ensure your home remains clean and undamaged.
2. Our industrial vacuum hose will then be attached to your furnace.
3. Two 8” access points are created on the side of your furnace, which will provide us with temporary access to begin the servicing. These will then be carefully sealed upon the cleaning of your air ducts and furnace.
4. Our vacuum hose is then hooked up to this entry point, as this will remove the dust, dirt and debris coating your air ducts.
5. Next, our technician will thoroughly clean each heat register and return vent in your home by blowing powerful compressed air through your vents, which loosens the dust, dirt and debris coating your vents.
6. Our powerful industrial grade vacuum will then pull any remaining debris from your furnace to ensure a thorough furnace cleaning.
7. Our technicians will then replace your furnace filter with a new filter.
8. Your furnace fan and motor, along with any other serviceable parts will then removed by our technicians, and all dirt and debris will be removed by our vacuum.
9. Your furnace and air duct cleaning is now complete and our professional team will ensure that the area around your furnace is left in a neat and clean condition.
Why Choose AmSteam?
We’re Locally Owned
AmSteam Furnace Cleaning is proud to be locally-owned. We live where we work, and when you choose AmSteam, you’re investing in your local community.
Prompt & Friendly Service
It’s simple. Our qualified furnace and air duct cleaning technicians arrive on time, with a smile on, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We’re IICRC Certified
Home is where life happens. That’s why you simply can’t afford to leave furnace cleaning up to just anyone. All of our furnace and air duct cleaning technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
Big furnaces, small furnaces, old furnaces, new furnaces. Our technicians are knowledgeable, and experienced. Rest at ease knowing that our professional furnace cleaning technicians do the job right, the first time.
Furnace Cleaning FAQ
How often should I clean my furnace?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends having your furnace and air ducts cleaned every 12 to 18 months.
However, if your family has a pet or includes someone who smokes or has a respiratory condition such as allergies or asthma, a more frequent cleaning schedule is recommended.
How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
In addition to the regular, 12 to 18 month recommended furnace cleaning, some of the most common signs that you may need your air ducts and furnace cleaned include:
Your Home is Dusty
Does dust seem to accumulate soon after you clean? Does it seem like despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to keep the surfaces in your home dust-free?
If your home is more dusty than is typical, it’s a tell-tale sign that you should book an air duct and furnace cleaning.
You’ve Recently Renovated
Updating your home is undoubtedly an exciting process, but the dust left behind by it sure isn’t.
If you’re recently renovated, industry experts recommend having your furnace and air ducts cleaned following the project.
Your Energy Bill has Jumped
Ideally, industry experts recommend changing your home’s furnace filter every 3 months.
However, factors such as pet dander, smoking in your home and recent renovation projects may require that your furnace filter be changed more often.
How much does air duct and furnace cleaning cost?
While the prices vary to have your furnace and air ducts cleaned, furnace cleaning pricing is quoted depending on the number of vents your home has.
In general, the cost of furnace cleaning in Edmonton starts at around $149, which typically includes the furnace and up to 11 vents in your home.
When it comes to home services bills, we hate surprises just as much as you do. In order to ensure the most accurate quote, it really is best to get in touch with our team for your customized No Surprises quote on furnace cleaning today.
As a locally-owned business, we service Edmonton and surrounding areas. We provide furnace cleaning to St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc and a number of other surrounding areas upon request.
Due to the travel time involved in commuting to some of these areas, our quote may include a travel fee.
Please connect with our team for your No Surprises Quote today.
How do I know you’ll do the job right?
Rest at ease knowing you can depend on our professional team of technicians. Each of our technicians have earned their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which is the industry’s gold stand in home services.
After years of experience, we have come to learn one very important lesson.
By paying our technicians an hourly rate instead of a “per job” rate, we effectively incentivize them to do a complete and thorough job at each and every home they service.
Don’t believe us? Then read our glowing reviews!
How to Prepare for Your Furnace Cleaning
Save Us a Spot
In order to gain proper access to your furnace, our service vehicle will require the ability to park close to the entrance to your home. Providing a clear parking space on your driveway or the street in front of your home will ensure an efficient, timely servicing.
We’re Goin’ In!
To allow for the most effective air duct and furnace cleaning service, it’s very helpful for our technicians to have a nice, clear workspace in the area around your furnace. If yesterday’s laundry or Aunt Ethel’s precious collectibles are nearby, it’s best you find a safe spot for them while we work.
We love your furry friends as much as you do, however; pets may become frightened by our systems and tools. That’s why it’s best to plan a play-date or fun activity out of the home for your pets while we’re completing your furnace cleaning service.