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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

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

Alberta Furnace Cleaning is a great company, their prices are very fair for the excellent service they provide. There are no hidden fees and they are upfront with their rates and any fees you may encounter when they get to work in your home so there are no big surprises. They have amazing communication with their clients, and the technicians are punctual, friendly, and efficient. If you need your ducts cleaned, definitely give them a call!

- Amber Enns

Kuya Edison and Peter did a great job with the Duct cleaning. Did extra repairs to some dislodged vents as well. Very much recommended.

- Roshiel Padrid

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