Home » Ottawa Duct Cleaning Services

Ottawa Duct Cleaning Services

The best air duct cleaning in Ottawa to help make your home cleaner, healthier, and more efficient.
Clean Air Icon

Why Choose Climate Works For Ottawa Air Duct Cleaning?

Clean air is essential in any space, whether at home or any type of public location. Unfortunately, we cannot control the air quality that we breathe outside, whether it is at the workplace, in malls, public transit systems, cinema theaters, or restaurants … you get the drift.

Thankfully, we certainly can ensure that the air we breathe at home – where we spend most of our time – is clean and free of dust and other harmful bacteria.

Surprisingly, though, most of us take this indoor air quality for granted, if the air circulating in our homes is pure by default and doesn’t warrant any action on our part. For this reason, many homeowners in Canada do not opt for air duct cleaning or even dryer vent cleaning on a regular basis or worse, ever.

Let’s go through the benefits of residential duct cleaning in Ottawa each in the sections below.

What are the Benefits of Duct Cleaning in Ottawa?

Health – Air ducts that are not regularly cleared out serve as hot breeding grounds for dust particles and several other invisible but equally damaging elements such as pollen, bacteria, lint, and dust mites.

If you have pets at home, add pet dander to this growing list. Both children and adults are vulnerable to all these noxious elements floating in the air.

Opting for duct cleaning in Ottawa or wherever you live can help protect you and your family from the negative health consequences of breathing impure air.

Energy Efficiency – Besides health reasons, air duct cleaning in Ottawa is also beneficial in terms of the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system. Well-maintained ducts are free of dust particulates and operate at a higher energy efficiency, helping reduce your energy bills.

Your HVAC system consists of several components through which the air needs to circulate as a part of the regular heating or cooling process. Over time, dust particles begin to accumulate on these components, slowing them down and hampering their performance.

Professional Ottawa duct cleaners help clear the buildup of dust particles and other matter that tend to collect on the components of the HVAC system, ensuring that it’s running at its maximum energy efficiency.

Even Temperature Distribution – Proper airflow is essential for maintaining consistent temperatures throughout your home. When your air ducts are clean and unobstructed, air can flow freely, ensuring that each room receives the appropriate amount of conditioned air.

Even temperature distribution means that no room in your home will feel uncomfortably hot or cold. You won’t have to constantly adjust the thermostat to compensate for temperature imbalances.

Overall, it’s safe to say that air duct cleaning promotes a healthy and safe environment for you and your family and enables a comfortable home temperature coupled with minimum energy utilization.

Moreover, clean air brings other positive health outcomes, such as keeping bacterial infections, allergic colds, coughs, asthma, fever, headaches, and other ailments at bay.

What are the Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Safety – On the surface, it may seem to be an unlikely association, but if you don’t clean your dryer vent regularly, it can increase the risk of fires.

You’d be surprised to know that while some lint gets collected on the lint trap, much of it escapes the trap, finding its way to the ductwork (or even your heating and air conditioning units), where it eventually builds up. As it clogs the duct system, it poses a fire hazard.

Regular dryer vent cleaning in Ottawa helps prevent the risk of dryer fires as it minimizes the possibility of lint or other debris from collecting.

Efficiency – As dryer vents accumulate dust and lint, they get clogged, preventing the air from escaping. It naturally increases the physical strain on your dryer, which requires much more energy to perform its task.

Want to lower your energy bills? Opt for dryer vent or duct cleaning more frequently and keep your dryer working at optimal efficiency.

Higher efficiency would also reduce the amount of time it takes to dry your clothes. Enjoy both time and cost efficiencies by keeping your dryer vent clean!

Durability – A nicely cleaned dryer vent reduces the amount of work your dryer has to perform. It reduces the energy consumed for drying and the strain on its parts and components.

On the other hand an unclean dryer vent can cost you the life of your machine with increased wear and tear. To enjoy long-lasting durability, get your dryer vent cleaned and save the money you’d have to buy a new dryer more often.

To summarize, dryer vent duct cleaning will lead to shorter drying times and enhanced safety for your family, energy efficiency, and cost savings.

It makes economic sense to spend a small amount on professional dryer vent cleaning than on costly repairs from fire damage, higher energy consumption, or even new equipment.

Climate Works Uses the Most Powerful and Advanced Duct Cleaning Equipment Available on the Market

Climate Works is one of the few National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) certified duct cleaning companies in the Ottawa National Capital Region. Hiring a NADCA certified business to perform air duct cleaning is a sure way to avoid a scam. We are trusted to perform air duct cleanings in homes and even hospitals across the nation.

Why do so many homeowners choose Climate Works?

When you need residential duct cleaning in Ottawa, trust the professional cleaners at Climate Works to help.

Climate Works is the most professional and reputable NADCA certified residential and commercial duct cleaning company in Ontario.

We take our job of cleaning air ducts seriously … very seriously, as will be amply demonstrated by our specialized team, cutting-edge equipment, and well-established processes and protocols. Besides, our prices for duct cleaning services in Ottawa or any place in the NCR region are fairly reasonable.

All of these positive attributes help explain why varied entities like hospitals, government buildings, and homes across the NCR region entrust us with the responsibility of performing duct cleanings.

Our Team and Equipment…

Our expert team and state of the art equipment, including top-of-the-line portable abatement systems and vacuum trucks are few of the many reasons why we are the industry leaders in air duct cleaning in Ottawa.

Our equipment is the most powerful and advanced duct cleaning gear available in the industry. We abide by NADCA duct cleaning processes and protocols, ensuring thorough cleaning of your HVAC system on all applications.

Climate Works air duct cleaning servies truck

Are you ready to take a step closer towards a healthy home environment? Our home duct cleaning costs in Ottawa are more affordable than you think!

Climate Works possesses several years of experience in all aspects of heating, cooling, plumbing, and duct cleaning in Ottawa. Contact us to find out more about our services, including furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, NADCA duct cleaning and ductwork or to get a quote for installation, repair, service, or replacement of any other commercial or home heating or cooling systems.

Please complete the form below or call us today and we will be happy to assist you!

Schedule Your NADCA Certified Air Duct Cleaning Now!

FAQ: More About Air Duct Cleanings

Now let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about duct cleaning in Ottawa. We’ve been in the business a long time so we’ve seen many different situations. Here’s what most people ask us before we leave the job.

While the air ducts carry that warm and cool air to us, helping us stay comfortable no matter the season, they also carry particles, dust, dirt, and other things that can be harmful to our health. A time when you really want to have the air ducts cleaned is following renovations.

Dust and dander can cause serious problems for anyone who has breathing issues in the home. Every time the furnace comes on, dust and dander blow through the air it can aggrivate the lungs of anyone with ashthma or allergies.

If you believe you have mould in your ducts, then you absolutely want to get an air duct cleaning. You don’t want mold spores floating around your home while the furnace or air conditioner is on. If you believe vermin to be present in your air ducts, having the ducts cleaned can eliminate that problem as well.

Climate Works is NACDA certified and your Ottawa Duct Cleaning Experts. We specialize in Ottawa duct cleaning for all kinds of situations. From routine maintenance to last-minute needs, our professional cleaners are here to help you achieve a healthy home.

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that air ducts be cleaned as needed – every few years at least. Since it takes time for dust and particles to accumulate in your air ducts, we recommend an air duct cleaning every five to seven years.

If you’re unsure you need an air duct cleaning, we recommend an inspection to check if you need to have your ducts cleaned.

Every home, lifestyle, and environment is different and can affect your duct system. Ottawa duct cleaners can come for an inspection and help you understand when and how often your vents and ducts need to be cleaned.

One of the common calls we receive is from community members requesting dryer duct cleaning in Ontario due to allergies.

Many of these individuals and families unfortunately suffer from seasonal allergies, which we have found, depending on the time of year, is an impetus for researching home allergy solutions and consequently discovering the importance of duct cleaning in Ottawa.

In our region of Canada, the months April and May are often the time when tree pollen counts are at their highest, leading to more issues for those who suffer from tree allergies, such as oak, mulberry, elm, box-elder, cedar, maple, ash, alder or birch.

We then receive more calls for duct cleaning in the Ottawa area when June and July rolls around.

These calls are often from community members recognizing it is time to clean their ducts, because the grass pollens are high in the air and have started to aggravate their allergies.

In these cases, the most common grass pollens or allergy culprits are Bermuda, Kentucky bluegrass, orchard, fescue or sweet vernal.

It is not until midsummer that we begin to see the dreaded mould blooms that haunt so many allergy sufferers. These moulds grow both indoors and outdoors, but it is when these moulds grow indoors that it is important to invest in dryer duct and dryer vent cleaning in Ottawa.

Unfortunately, the spores produced by mould are known to aggravate asthma symptoms. And to end our allergy season in this region, the end of summer sees ragweed acting as a chief allergy culprit and motivating factor for customers reaching out to us for the best duct cleaning prices in Ottawa.

Make sure to schedule your Ottawa duct cleaning before allergy season so you can enjoy your spring and summer with a clear head.

While it might seem silly because the benefits of air duct cleaning services are so apparent, there are some downsides.

Many homeowners might see this as an unnecessary expense, especially if the technician deems your air ducts to be pretty clean already. The effectiveness of air duct cleaning largely depends on the skill and equipment of the cleaning service.

In some cases, inadequate cleaning methods can dislodge contaminants without completely removing them, potentially releasing them back into your living spaces.

This is why it’s incredibly important to book an appointment with a company that will provide you with a quality service like Climate Works.

When booking your Ottawa duct cleaning, one of the first questions you naturally have is about cost. Ultimately, duct cleaning in Ottawa costs depend on your situation.

The state of your ducts and size of your duct system can determine the amount of work needed and the final cost of our services.

That’s why we offer quotes and inspections so you know what to expect. Our residential duct cleaning costs are more affordable than you think and can save you money through reduced energy costs in the long-term.

One of the main reasons people hire us for HVAC duct cleaning is because of the complexity of the project. The amount of time it will take can depend on a number of factors such as the size of your home, the extent of contamination, and the experience of your technician.

On average, a standard residential air duct cleaning process might take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to complete.

Our powerful duct cleaning equipment cleans dust, debris, and moisture from the entire air duct conveyance system in your home, leaving nothing but clean air so you can breathe easy.

We pay special attention to vents located near your entrances to your home, and in bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchens.

Microbial contaminants such as bread molds, mildews, and soil fungi, which can be invisible to the naked eye, can also be removed during duct cleaning when utilizing our professional sanitizing equipment and procedures.

Read About Our Duct Cleaning Process Below or CONTACT US To Learn More.

Our 9 Step Air Duct Cleaning Process

Climate Works uses a 9 Step Process to ensure your ducts are clean, you are satisfied with the service, and you breathe healthy air.
Here it is:

1. Introductions & Setup

When you choose Climate Works for air duct cleaning in Ottawa, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your expert technician and discuss any specific concerns you may have about your HVAC system.

Feel free to point out areas where we should be particularly cautious during the cleaning process. Our team is well-equipped to handle any type of home in the Ottawa area. Depending on your residence, we will either utilize our state-of-the-art HyperVac Truck-Mounted Vacuum System or bring in a Portable Abatement Unit to ensure a thorough cleaning.

To begin the air duct cleaning process, our skilled technician will connect an 8″ vacuum hose from the truck (or portable unit) to the ductwork in your furnace room, allowing us to effectively remove dirt, dust, and debris from your HVAC system.

2. Turn on the Vacuum

Your technician will then cut a hole in the ductwork (Don’t worry! We will repair it!), take before pictures (with only your permission), then they will secure the vacuum hose the main supply duct.

A high-pressure airline is run to a supply vent on the upper-level of your home. The technician will then power on the truck-mounted vacuum and compressor. Operating the equipment is loud at times, but don’t worry! It is outside, and you will barely even hear it.

3. Push Dirt from Supply Vents to the Main Supply Duct

The duct cleaning technician will travel to each of your supply vents with a tool we call a “push-whip.” A push-whip consists of several open-ended rubber tubes and is attached to the end of a high-pressure airline.

The whip is inserted into a vent. When the technician opens the airline valve, air rushes out of each of the multiple open-ended rubber tubes, whipping them around your ductwork. This action loosens up any existing dust, dirt, and mould spores, and forces them into the main-supply vent.

As part of our professional duct cleaning service, the technician will insert a specialized tool called a whip into your vent.

This tool features multiple open-ended rubber tubes. When the technician opens the airline valve, a burst of air rushes out of each tube, causing them to whip around inside your ductwork. This high-powered action effectively loosens any accumulated dust, dirt, and mold spores, forcing them into the main-supply vent for removal.

Our expert technicians are trained to provide thorough and efficient cleaning, ensuring that your ducts are free from contaminants. Experience the difference a professional duct cleaning service can make in your home’s air quality – book your appointment with Climate Works today!

Book your duct cleaning today!

4. Clean the Main Supply Duct

After all the supply vents are clean, the technician will proceed back to your furnace room. He will switch from a push-whip to a pull-whip.

A pull-whip is much the same as a push-whip except the rubber tubes point rearwards, allowing the technician to pull dirt back towards the vacuum hose connection.

All the dust from your ductwork is sucked through the vacuum hose and into a truck-mounted HEPA vacuum bag.

The technician then detaches the hose from the main air supply duct and takes pictures of the interior of the ductwork to ensure visual cleanliness.

5. Clean the Air Return Vents

The technician will cut another small hole in your main return duct and take before pictures of the duct’s interior. The vacuum hose is then connected to the main return duct. The same process, as described in Step 3, is repeated, but on the air returns.

Commonly, return air runs are open spaces located in-between studs in your wall. If you hear a strange sound coming from inside your wall, don’t be alarmed! The noise is just the whip doing its job.

6. Clean the Main Return

The same process using the pull-whip as described in Step 4 is performed but within the main return duct. The technician then detaches the hose from the main supply duct and takes pictures of the interior of the ductwork to ensure visual cleanliness.

7. Air Handler and Coil Cleaning

Now that your duct work is thoroughly inspected and visually clean, the technician will open your furnace door. The technician will inspect your filter, and vacuum out any remaining debris within your air handler unit or sitting atop your coil.

8. System Sanitization

The technician will then return to each supply and return vent in your home and sanitize your ductwork. He will then sanitize both the main supply air and return air ducts.

Our system sanitization process removes any bacteria, mould spores, and or unwanted odours that may have been present in your ductwork.

**At Climate Works, we only use an all-natural sanitizer called Benefect Disinfectant. We use this very product to sanitize ductwork that leads to surgical rooms in hospitals. It is 100% safe, trusted and effective.**

9. Clean-Up and Goodbyes

The technician will repair any holes that were cut in your ductwork and seal the patches airtight. All equipment is returned to our truck. The technician will then perform a walk-through to ensure no tools, material or mess were left behind. You will then be shown the before, and after photos of your ductwork, so you know for sure the job was done right.

Let Us Help You Breathe Clean

NEED HELP?

Contact us to find out more about our services, including furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, NADCA duct cleaning and ductwork; or to get a quote for installation, repair, service or replacement of any other commercial or home heating or cooling systems, please complete the form below or call us today and we will be happy to assist you!

24 Hour Emergency Service
Climate Works Logo
NADCA Certified logo

GET IN TOUCH TODAY