The festive season is fast approaching, which means that it’s time to prepare your home for friends and family and cozy days curled up indoors. For many of us, this might be decorating our spaces with lights and ornaments, baking sweet treats, and bringing out scented candles. But, some things that can often be overlooked during this busy and exciting time are your dryer vents and HVAC system. Not to worry, though! We put together some tips for maintaining these systems to prepare your home for the holidays.
Indoor Air Quality in the Winter
As we welcome the cold Ottawa winter months, you may find yourself shutting your doors and windows and favouring your time inside. While this can be warm and comfortable, fresh air can’t enter your home as easily. Therefore, interior air will recirculate through your ducts from one room to another. This process allows particles like dust, pet dander, pollen, and debris to infiltrate your HVAC system and create stale air and, in more severe cases, mould and mildew.
Dirty air ducts impact the air quality of your home, creating unpleasant musty odours and affecting your health, especially if you are prone to allergies. That’s why cleaning your HVAC system is crucial to improve these conditions and keep you and your guests happy and healthy.
Get a Professional Air Duct Cleaning Service for the Holidays
A professional HVAC duct cleaning service will clean vent registers and use specialized equipment to reach all areas of the system. There are various benefits of getting a professional cleaning, including the following:
- Decreases dust floating around your home
- Helps remove unpleasant odours
- Improves the air quality for your holiday guests
- Can increase HVAC efficiency and lower energy costs
- A possible remedy for poor air quality health symptoms
When Was the Last Time You Had Your Dryer Vents Cleaned?
If you aren’t sure, getting your dryer vents cleaned might be a good idea to keep your home in top shape for the holidays. Many people think that cleaning the lint trap is enough. However, tiny particles can still pass through and end up in your exhaust vent system. When these accumulate, it can cause your dryer to overheat and, in extreme cases, lead to a fire.
If you suspect your exhaust system is clogged, you can hire a professional to inspect it and provide a suitable remedy. Dryer vent cleaning not only protects from overheating but also keeps your appliance in good condition. In addition, it can improve efficiency, so you can spend more time with your family and less time waiting for your clothes to dry.
Other Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays
Once you’ve scheduled a dryer vent and air duct cleaning service, you can take extra steps to limit dust and maintain good air quality throughout the winter months:
- Have a daily cleaning routine to limit the amount of dirt buildup over time.
- Vacuum regularly to remove particles that can eventually make their way into the air you breathe.
- Try wet dusting to trap dust mites instead of moving them around.
- Change your air filters regularly to promote clean air circulation.
At Power Vac of Ottawa, we are just as excited about the holidays as you are. That’s why we’re here for all your dryer vent and HVAC duct cleaning needs so you can dedicate your efforts to preparing your home for cozy days and festive activities with the people you love. Contact us today to book your appointment.