Is it necessary to have my ducts cleaned?

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Posted by: from Winnipeg
8/14/2012 at 7:26:01 PM

I just put in a new furnace and I was wondering if I should get the ducts cleaned as well. We have had them cleaned once in the 20 years we have lived here.

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Date/Time8/14/2012 at 8:04:46 PM


In Fact I would not even turn your new furnace on until you have done, especially as they have only been cleaned once in the last 20 years.

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D.S. Renovation, Construction and Design in Toronto
Date/Time8/14/2012 at 8:16:40 PM

You have just put a new furnace in and only clean it once in 25 years I would suggest you get someone to clean your duck work right away. You should clean your ducks once a year.

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Syed Painting & Handyman Services in Brampton
Date/Time8/14/2012 at 8:48:14 PM

Some people will tell you not to clean it because the are dumb! if you dont see the dust it doesnt mean its not hurting you.

Duct cleaning is very important. spending $100 every year is not a big deal.

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Dan in Chilliwack
Date/Time8/14/2012 at 9:17:40 PM

Nobody likes dirty ducks!!!!

Is it necessary to have my ducts cleaned?
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Date/Time8/14/2012 at 10:39:19 PM

Not only is it a health issue but it can be a fire issue as well. As dust and other health related spores and air born organisms will build up and can infect the occupants of the home. Dust and other dry and flamible things can built up in the ducts and if heated enough or sparks hit this then you will have a fire.

That is the key reasons to have your ducts cleaned every year.

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Date/Time8/14/2012 at 11:03:11 PM

Hello Sir,

Yes we recommend you that to have your ducts cleaned every 2nd year, because you breath the same air which comes through the ducts. If ducts are not cleaned you could have different viral deseaes like asthma etc. But make sure when you hire the duct cleaning company they must do the proper duct cleaning and clean all the supply and return air ducts cleaned.

Thanks & Best Regards


Shahid Bhatti

Nova Air Systems

416-294-0069 / Toll Free # 1 877-610-0108

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Date/Time8/15/2012 at 12:07:05 AM

If you do not do a clean up of your duct you must change the air filter once a month.

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Date/Time8/15/2012 at 11:50:18 AM

Yes Yes Yes. Short answer but do it for the sake of health and general care of your house.

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Date/Time8/27/2012 at 10:50:33 PM

If you change your air filter on a regular basis then duct cleaning once every five year should be fine.

In my opinion, getting them cleaned every year is an overkill.


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Date/Time10/28/2012 at 9:26:26 AM

I'm a St. Catharines Home Inspector for Maple Trust Inspections.

I advise annual furnace maintenance and service and checking your air filter monthly.

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Date/Time11/16/2012 at 8:13:19 PM

Hi Ken,

Absolutely, you should have your ducts cleaned after 20 years.

Thank you


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