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3 Reasons to Clean Your Furnace Every 3 Years

Maintaining a clean furnace is crucial for the longevity and efficiency of your heating system. Here are three compelling reasons to schedule your cleaning every three years (plus check below for the single best way you can avoid these problems!):

1. Dust Accumulation Affects Efficiency Over time, dust and debris build up within your furnace, coating the internal components. This accumulation forces your furnace to work harder, reducing its efficiency. By regularly cleaning your furnace, you ensure it operates smoothly and efficiently, saving on energy costs and preventing unnecessary strain on the system.

2. Prolonging Furnace Lifespan A clean furnace experiences less wear and tear. Dust and dirt can cause blockages in your filters and corrosion on metal components, leading to more frequent breakdowns and costly repairs. Routine cleaning helps to prevent these issues, ensuring that your furnace runs smoothly for many years. Investing in regular maintenance can significantly extend the life of your furnace, protecting your investment.

3. Preventing Fire Hazards Dust and lint are highly flammable. When these materials accumulate in and around your furnace, they can pose a fire risk. Regular cleaning removes this buildup, reducing the chance of a furnace fire.

Regular furnace cleaning is a simple yet vital task to ensure efficiency, longevity, and safety. Schedule a cleaning every three years to keep your heating system in top shape.

The Single Best Action You Should Take To Preserve Your Furnace System

Even before you book your furnace cleaning, you can help mitigate many of the above problems by checking and cleaning or replacing your filters regularly. Your furnace filter should be checked every month, and you should also check and clean your HRV filter and humidifier pad.

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Alberta Furnace Cleaning Reviews

A big shout out to Andrew and Aaron from Alberta Furnace Cleaning. My husband and I had recently renovated our home and were noticing a fine dust on everything that I couldn’t keep up with. Andrew and Aaron came in and cleaned the furnace, air conditioning unit and all the duct work. It was shocking to see what the found - construction debris, dog toys, tennis balls etc. They definitely have the equipment to thoroughly clean the mechanical and duct work. Both workers used care in removing vent covers, and cleaned all surfaces, properly replacing the grills when done. They were on time, efficient, polite and respectful of ourselves and our home. I could not be happier.

- Kerri Davis

Professional and Excellent Service! The team explained the entire process clearly and even showed me how dusty the furnace was. They performed their duties meticulously, ensuring everything was cleaned thoroughly. Highly recommend their services!

- SB

Great experience from start to finish. Easy to schedule, great communication and helpful information provided in advance. The techs were friendly, professional, and sweet. My house smells cleaner and it was money well spent. Will be booking again in a couple years for the next clean!

- Kelly Johnston

I recently had my furnace cleaned by this company and I couldn't be happier with the service. The technician was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me. The price was very reasonable compared to other companies in the area. I highly recommend them for any furnace cleaning needs.

- Rewa Arabi

Alberta Furnace Cleaning and its awesome crew, Jospeh, Salvador and Ali, did a wonderful job! They were very informative, so personable and efficient! We also appreciated their concern and attentiveness with our pets and our home! Highly recommended!

- Anna Dawson

We are very happy with the service provided cleaning the furnace and ducts. The communication regarding the appointment and the arrival time of the technicians was excellent. The technicians were very professional and polite. Highly recommend this company and will use them again in the future.

- Tracey Orme