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Duct Cleaning vs Furnace Cleaning

What most of North America refers to as “duct cleaning”, we in Alberta refer to as “furnace cleaning”.  When we talk about furnace cleaning, we use this as a general term to refer to the cleaning of your entire heating system, which includes duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and, if you have them, cleaning of your air conditioning coils, and heating recover ventilator.

Most of the work that we do while we are in the home is actually the duct cleaning – we hook up our vacuum hose in the furnace room, to both the hot (supply) and cold (return) sides of your system separately, and then we use high pressure air and our brushless, contact Roto-Whip™ in every duct to ensure that dust and debris is knocked free, before travelling down to the vacuum where it is sucked out of your system and into our truck.

In order to ever perform a thorough cleaning of your furnace, a thorough duct cleaning is necessary, because the air which is pulled to your furnace through the cold air side, and then heated and pushed to your hot air vents carries dust and debris with it. If we were to clean only your furnace, or only a partial cleaning of your ducts, that dust and debris would continue to make its way through your system, into the air, and eventually back down to the furnace. Duct cleaning is a big and important part of what we do to keep your heating system and your air clean!

Roto-Whip™ SystemSafe Cleaning

At Alberta Furnace and Duct Cleaning we use the Roto-Whip™ SystemSafe furnace cleaning and air duct cleaning method to deliver the direct surface contact cleaning benefits of old-style brush cleaning combined with the safety of modern pneumatic cleaning systems. Unlike conventional air-wand or brush cleaning, the Roto-Whip™ system penetrates deep into your duct system without the risk of damaging internal components or closing pre-set dampers and adversely affecting system airflow. Alberta Furnace Cleaning offers only one method of furnace cleaning to our customers because we do not believe in providing a service that is lower than our highest standards. Our only method is our best method, no extra charge!


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What Our Customers Have To Say

I had my ducts and vents cleaned in March 2021 and I was impressed by how thoughtful Richie was. As he cleaned the ducts, he made sure to not leave a mess when he went from room to room. When it came to the dryer duct, Richie even cleaned up the giant dust bunny that he pulled out, and this was outside! I would definitely be back for my next duct and vent cleaning with Alberta Furnace Cleaning! Thank you to both Xianglong and Richie!

- Sophia Mah

Equipment was new and well maintained. Staff were pleasant to deal with and explained what they were doing. They efficiently dealt with their business. Cleaned up after themselves. No concerns at all.

- Barry Maron

They came early and did an amazing job cleaning all of our vents, making our dryer vent clean as a whistle and making our home safe and clean again! I had my 10 month old at home at time and they were so kind about making sure he was okay with the noise. Cannot thank them enough for their work! Get your services done by them everytime!

- Karen Sarsiat

Called around 11am and they were able to come out same day! Very prompt, friendly and got the job done quickly. They were upfront and clear about their prices. Would definitely use their services again.

- Patricia Smith