No piece of equipment or machinery performs as well when it is dirty as opposed to a cleaned and well maintained unit. Regularly scheduled maintenance of your furnace, HVAC or heat recovery ventilation unit should include furnace duct cleaning to ensure that the air delivered within your home is not recirculating airborne debris which can include things like pet dander, dust mites, rug nap and other household dust.
Call Oliver’s Power Vac & Chimney Sweep to schedule your furnace duct cleaning, especially if you are noticing:
- Dust accumulating on your furniture even shortly after cleaning
- Persistent musty odours
- Air flow through your furnace ducts is not as powerful as it could be
- A worsening of respiratory allergy symptoms
Residential HVAC and HRV
An HVAC unit delivers heat, ventilation, and air conditioning functions to your home. Over time, household dust and debris settles in the HVAC venting ducts, recirculating the same debris into the air you breathe. HVAC duct cleaning is part of the regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance recommended by HVAC manufacturers. Oliver’s Power Vac & Chimney Sweep uses a powerful truck-mounted vacuum that works at 25,000 cfm to clean your furnace ducts of dust, dirt, pet dander and possible debris left by rodents. The power vac is connected to the furnace at the fan compartment for cold return air ducts, as well as the plenum to access the hot supply air ducting.
Each duct is thoroughly cleaned using special pneumatic tools, powered by a 225 psi air compressor. Our crew uses these tools to physically loosen the dirt in each furnace duct and move it toward the power vac where it is suctioned to the truck. After each furnace duct has been cleaned, we remove the dirt from the main furnace duct as well as the furnace blower.Oliver’s Power Vac & Chimney Sweep is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association which provides the training and guidelines for industry standards.
A HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system brings in fresh air that - through an air exchanger - is heated using heat from the warm, stale air in the home. As with your furnaces' HVAC, the ducts for an HRV should be regularly power vacuumed, as well.
Residential Furnaces and Boilers
Oliver's Power Vacuum & Chimney Sweep can power vacuum oil furnaces and boilers, allowing the unit to perform more efficiently and economically. Our powerful truck-mounted vacuum works in conjunction with the Quincy 370 air compressor to remove the by-products of burning oil that can build up inside, and coat the walls of your oil furnace or boiler, insulating the unit from heating the air in the HVAC ducting or hydronic heating system. Keeping the oil unit free of the carbon, sulfur, and other by-products will extend the life of your unit and save you heating dollars.
Residential Dryer Vent
According to Emergency Management BC, there were 260 house fires caused by dryers between 2006 and 2010. Although there aren’t any national statistics in Canada to compare with, the US Fire Administration reported annual figures of 12,700 residential house fires involving dryers each year. Neglecting dryer vent cleaning is the most common cause of dryer fires in residential homes and accumulated lint from fabric nap builds up, plugging the dryer vent and causing the dryer to overheat.
It’s easy to forget to clean something that’s out of sight, but dryer vent cleaning is an important part of regular home maintenance too! Dryer vent cleaning will help to optimize dryer performance and help your laundry area to smell fresher. The lint and debris in your dryer vent is regularly exposed to moist air, which can be a site for mould and bacterial growth as well as a source of odours. Oliver’s Power Vac & Chimney Sweep offers dryer vent cleaning services to keep your air clean and your dryer operating safely and efficiently. We work from the outside of the exhaust vent toward the appliance using a reverse blowing skipper head which effectively loosens debris. The skipper pulls itself through the dryer duct while venting all of the lint to the outside.