Furnace Cleaning in Edmonton
With more than 17 years in the industry, it goes without saying that at Titans Furnace & Duct Cleaning, we know our way around a furnace. Did you know that a dirty furnace affects the quality of your indoor air and strains your furnace’s performance, raising your monthly energy bills?
If you’re a home or business owner in Edmonton and you don’t give much thought to your furnace, we don’t blame you. But now that you know the facts, it’s time to get your local HVAC contractors in to take a look and make sure your furnace is running at its best.
Titans Furnace and Duct Cleaning operates on a commitment to client satisfaction. From knowledgeable advice to free service estimates, we’re all about helping you! Give us a call today to get started.
How Much Do You Really Know About Your Furnace?
Most people go about their daily lives with little to no consideration of their furnaces. Meanwhile, these silent systems work around the clock to heat and filter the air we breathe.
Hidden within the inner workings of a home or business is a labyrinth of interconnecting tubes called ‘ducts’ which direct air through the space.
A furnace also comprises a heat exchanger, which heats the air, and a blower, which is responsible for the intake of cold air and subsequent release of heated air.
Once the temperature within a space falls below a designated level (i.e., the temperature that is pre-set on the thermostat), the heating begins. Burners, powered by either gas or electricity, supply the heat exchanger until it has reached its operating temperature. Then, the blower engages, essentially forcing air over and through the heat exchanger and then distributing it evenly through the environment.
While modern furnaces have taken enormous strides in their efficiency and effectiveness, they still require periodic maintenance and cleaning to operate at their best. The constant intake of air means an accumulation of dust and other contaminants that can reduce the success of your heating system.
Regardless of the age or the type of furnace in your space, Titans Furnace Cleaning Ltd supplies your cleaning needs! Our prompt, meticulous service will have your furnace operating at its peak in no time.
Does my Furnace Need Cleaning?
While it’s recommended that you clean your furnace annually or at least every second year, there are some signs that should prompt you to call Titans Furnace & Duct Cleaning right away.
- If you hear strange noises.
- If your energy bill is higher than usual.
- If you smell strange odours.
- If there’s no heat in your home.
Some of these problems could require more than just a cleaning but you’d be surprised at how much damage a buildup of dirt and dust can do!
Five Surprising Benefits of Furnace Cleaning
When it comes to heating their homes, many Edmonton residents probably don’t give too much thought to the furnaces that do the hard work. And with those bitter Edmonton winters, it’s hard work indeed. So it’s maybe no surprise that, unless something has gone horribly wrong, your home’s furnace goes unthought of. Out of sight, out of mind.
But if you are in fact neglecting your furnace, there’s wide-ranging consequences that affect the whole of your home. Your furnace doesn’t have to stop working in order to not be working optimally. And when your furnace isn’t at its best, you’re wasting time and money.
How do you keep on top of an invention designed to run quietly in the background? By scheduling regular furnace cleaning with Titans Furnace Cleaning Ltd. Whether your furnace is brand new or reaching the end of its lifespan, keeping your furnace clean can go a long way towards making sure you’re always getting the best value for your dollar.
But did you know regular furnace cleaning comes with a wide range of secondary benefits to you and your loved ones? From all of us at Titans Furnace Cleaning Ltd, here’s a list of four surprising benefits you probably didn’t think about when it comes to furnace and HVAC cleaning:
- A Clean Furnace Means Lower Power Bills
When dirt, dust and debris build up inside the ducts and vessels of your household heating system, the machinery that keeps your furnace operating properly gets clogged. This means greater strain on the engines that keep your home the right temperature or inaccurate readings with your furnace’s central thermometer.
Sure, it’s maybe not the most exciting thing to spend your hard-earned cash on. But when you hire one of Edmonton’s best professional furnace companies to keep everything working as it should, you’ll notice your power consumption dip steadily.
- Furnace Problems Get Identified and Fixed More Quickly
As a homeowner, you’re naturally an expert on everything in your home, right? Which means that you can easily identify and spot the most common furnace problems before they get out of hand, right? Look, there’s no shame in admitting you’re not the best at everything. Not many people even want to be good at furnace repair. So start by admitting you’re not either. Hire the pros to clean it and that blinking indicator light gets noticed before anything gives out.
- Furnace Replacement Gets a Lot Cheaper When Your Warranty is Intact
Of all the most common financial burdens that befall a homeowner, the cost of sudden or surprise furnace replacement is the most significant. In fact, you’d be better off renaming your emergency fund your ‘furnace replacement fund’.
Unless your furnace is still under warranty, that is.
And guess what? If you can prove you’ve cleaned your furnace regularly to the manufacturer, you can get as much as a five-year extension on most standard warranty plans. So that emergency fund can be saved for another rainy day. Or maybe just some nice boots instead.
- A Clean Furnace Means a Healthier You If the air ducts that transport heat all over your home are covered with dirt and dust, there’s a good chance your lungs are too. Titans Furnace Cleaning Ltd is amazed at the number of customers we’ve had that report improvement in lung capacity, asthma, and allergy symptoms after a furnace cleaning. Persistent sniffle? Tried everything? Call Titans Furnace Cleaning Ltd. At the very least, it can’t hurt.
- A Clean Furnace Keeps Your Home Fresh and Airy Household cleaners, pets, tobacco, and food preparation are just some examples of lingering odours which can accumulate within air ducts. Over time, a musty or stale scent may flow through the furnace system, creating an unpleasant atmosphere. Furnace cleaning not only improves air circulation and efficiency, it also removes the residues of these things from the air. Discover the joy of a clean and welcoming home environment.
Residential Furnace Cleaning
Keep your bills low and your airflow clean with annual residential furnace maintenance. After turning off the power and the gas, we’ll thoroughly clean and inspect all interior parts, ducts, and filters.
Starting by removing dirt and debris from the motor, blower, and mechanical parts, we move on to the ducts which will ensure dust isn’t blowing out from your furnace through your home. Finally, we’ll clean and if necessary, replace your furnace filters.
At the end of every furnace cleaning, we’ll test your furnace to make sure it’s working properly. If we notice anything strange, we’ll be able to address it immediately rather than having you discover it days after we leave!
Commercial and Industrial System Cleaning
When it comes to providing furnace services for commercial and industrial spaces, this work requires an extra level of care, safety, and attention to detail.
Commercial furnace and duct systems are larger and more powerful. This means that when they’re malfunctioning due to a buildup of dirt and debris, the consequences are going to be more expensive and more harmful to the air you breathe.
Are your employees taking a lot of sick days? It may be allergens floating in the air. Save yourself money in more ways than one, by calling Titans Furnace and Duct Cleaning out to your Edmonton location.
Electric Furnace Cleaning
If you have a furnace it’s either going to be gas or electric. With electric furnaces it’s important to always turn off the power supply before doing anything else. When Titans Furnace & Duct Cleaning contractors arrive to do electric furnace cleaning they’ll be equipped with all the necessary safety equipment such as protective eye wear, gloves, and shoes made of rubber.
There are four parts of the furnace that we will clean.
- Air blower
- Motor housing
By paying close attention to these areas we’ll be able to ensure that your furnace will operate safely and efficiently. A clogged and dirty furnace will struggle to do its job, meaning it will be spending more energy, costing you quite a bit in utility bills.
At the end of every cleaning, we will properly restore power to your furnace and perform an inspection to make sure that it is safe for use before we leave your home. A large part of furnace services is safety, and when you work with our certified crew your safety is guaranteed.
Gas Furnace Cleaning
There are a lot of Edmonton homeowners out there looking to save some money by doing their own furnace maintenance. However, this is not something we recommend—and not just because it’s our job! Furnace services should always be performed by certified professionals. While the furnace is something we take for granted, both electric and gas furnaces have the potential to be dangerous.
When it comes to gas furnace cleaning, our contractors will need to ensure the power is off and inspect the burner flames. Because of these open flames, gas furnaces can be especially tricky to work on. Did you know that if you breathe on your furnace flames they can turn yellow and stop working as efficiently?
Our gas furnace cleaning process will address the burners, blower, filter, pilot, flame sensor, belt, bearings, and dampers. And we don’t stop there! If we notice your air ducts are leaky we’re equipped to seal them up. Regular furnace maintenance is the most important step you can take to save yourself money and extend the life of your furnace.
How Frequently Should I Be Cleaning My Furnace?
In general, we recommend our clients have their furnaces cleaned every two years. However, the following individuals may wish to consider more frequent cleanings:
- Pet owners
- Those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory ailments
- New homeowners
- Following renovations/remodeling
- Following water damage/contamination
A simple way to know whether it might be time for a furnace cleaning is to examine either the filter or the air vent. A buildup of dust or black debris in these areas will be a telltale sign of an overdue cleaning.
Furnace Cleaning Costs
By practicing annual furnace maintenance, you’ll be protecting your furnace from early failure. With repairs and replacements costing between $300 and $2,000, ensuring that you don’t have to spend that too soon is a good plan for your budget.
A quality furnace cleaning will only cost about $100 on average, and it’s not something you’re going to need to do every month. While some Edmonton clients opt for an annual cleaning, you can even push it to every two years and be problem-free.
How to Maintain Your Furnace Between Cleanings
While we recommend you entrust your furnace cleanings to our professional staff, there are steps you can take as a homeowner/business owner to maintain your furnace system and keep it running smoothly!
Most importantly, change your filter every one to three months. Fibreglass filters are inexpensive and will protect the blower and blower motor. Higher-efficiency filters can restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your furnace, so if you are considering this option, consult the furnace owner’s manual for recommendations.
Brushing or vacuuming the outer vents will improve the function of your furnace, as well as sealing leaky air ducts with metal tape.
Finally, inspecting the burner flame will give you a good idea of the state of your burner. The flame should be blue and even, whereas a yellow flame is an indicator of a dirty burner. Don’t attempt to adjust the burner yourself—call us instead!
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As a home or business owner, you want to have a functioning furnace that doesn’t pump allergens into the air and run your energy bills up sky high.
By budgeting for furnace cleaning costs, you can ensure that your furnace lives a long, healthy life.
At Titans Furnace & Duct Cleaning, we’ve been providing Edmonton clients with furnace services for nearly two decades! Trust our tried and true services for all your furnace maintenance work and give us a call today.