You Need Both

The Power Vacuum Man

If your heating and ventilation system is to function with maximum efficiency, it must be clean. Every time the system turns on, the dust and dirt in the system circulates, not just within the system itself but throughout your home.

In order to clean your heating system thoroughly the Power Vacuum Man goes over it from top to bottom. If he finds any mechanical problems showing up, he’ll recommend the services of a repairman.

When he is finished your entire home will be cleaner and safer. Most important is that your heating system will produce more heat with less fuel when its clean, with the price of fuel these days every little bit helps. Cleaning also prolongs the life of your furnace. The Power Vacuum man does that. You Need Him.

The Furnace Repair Man

He is thoroughly skilled at the business of servicing oil, gas and electric heating and air conditioning systems. He can perform all of the burner services you are likely to need, such as changing fuel nozzles and fuel filters, adjusting burner controls, testing gas pressure and regulation pilot lights. He is the man you count on to keep your heating system safe and in good condition.

Buyer Beware "If the price is to good to be true?"

You’ve no doubt seen a barrage of air duct cleaning ads in recent years, and may be considering having the air vents cleaned in your home. Duct cleaning is a wise choice, but there can be drawbacks.

Air duct cleaning in Canada is not regulated, and is a buyer-beware industry. Some companies, often referred to as “blow and go” businesses, don’t have the proper equipment to properly clean out all the dirt from your HVAC systems. Consumers should avoid gimmicks, such as $99 whole-house specials and sweeping claims about health benefits.

Professional cleaners complain about sub-standard competitors who use only shop-vac-sized machines with 2-inch hoses. In this business, they say bigger is better. If you are interested in having your ducts cleaned, you should talk to at least three companies and choose one that uses a powerful gasoline-powered machine mounted to a truck. Vacuum hoses should be at least 6 inches in diameter.

Otherwise, they’re just stirring up the dirt that’s in your air ducts without removing it. That could certainly create more damage rather than providing a useful service.

Ducts should be cleaned under the following circumstances:

  • The home is newly constructed.
  • The home has been recently renovated.
  • Water has damaged the home.
  • There are pets.
  • Someone smokes.
  • The carpet is old.
  • The windows are often opened.

Once your ducts are cleaned, homeowners can expect to benefit from improved energy efficiency with their heating and cooling system.