Andrew Simpson, owner of Aero Furnace, Duct and Chimney Cleaning, says spring is a great time to turn your attention to your home’s chimney, dryer vent, furnace and heating duct cleaning.

3 spring cleaning essentials to protect your home and save money

Chimney, dryer vent and duct cleaning are crucial to maintaining your home’s system

Where do you focus your spring cleaning attention? Windows? Patios, garages and garden? These are all common cleaning areas as we emerge from winter hibernation, but they miss three vital components of our home’s system – a miss that can have serious results.

“With the weather warming up, spring is a great time to turn your attention to your home’s chimney, dryer vent, furnace and heating ducts,” says Andrew Simpson, owner of Victoria’s WETT-certified Aero Furnace, Duct and Chimney Cleaning.

Not only can regular servicing of these components save money and energy, but they can also help prevent potentially serious fires.

The chimney: “Safety is the No. 1 concern with the chimney,” Simpson says. As wood burns, soot is deposited in the chimney and turns to creosote which can catch fire, damaging the chimney and home.

Fire officials recommend homeowners have chimneys cleaned every year to remove the build-up, along with any other unwanted additions, including bird and rodent nests.

Removing the build-up will also encourage better performance by creating better airflow, Simpson notes.

The dryer vent: Safety and performance both come into play with the dryer vent, where as lint collects in the venting tube, your chance of fire increases. Fire officials recommend cleaning your dryer’s lint trap with each use, and cleaning your the vent – a potential hazard that goes largely unnoticed – once a year.

Cleaning a clogged vent will also help save energy and with it, money, Simpson says. A typical laundry load releases about a gallon of water as it dries. A clogged vent takes longer to remove that moisture, meaning your dryer is also running longer and working harder.

Furnace and ducting: Because your furnace is typically turned off once spring arrives, it’s a good time for a cleaning, which removes dust, dirt and grime from your furnace and duct system, increasing the indoor air quality, as well as the efficiency and longevity of your system, Simpson says.

***

Time to save: Aero Services offers homeowners the opportunity to save money by bundling chimney, dryer vent and duct cleaning. Expect the full servicing to take about three to four hours, depending on the size of the home.

With friendly, skilled and non-commissioned staff, locally owned Aero Furnace Duct and Chimney Cleaning – a BBB Torch Award finalist – is Greater Victoria’s go-to choice.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Saanich walks the walk on crosswalk after student lobbied for improvements

Elanor Teel approached first Saanich about the intersection in March 2017

Firefighters across the region swing into the giving season

Local firefighter says it’s about whole community

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Chinook salmon did particularly well on the Island this year

Victoria Disability Resource Centre helps people find jobs

Statistics Canada survey found people with disabilities face higher rate of unemployment

Pedestrian scrambles, underground tunnels and other downtown Victoria quirks

The area around the former Eaton’s Centre had some unique ideas

Victoria axe thrower targets world championships

Former pitcher to compete at World Axe Throwing League Championships in Chicago

POLL: Are you giving to charities over the holiday season?

In the holiday rush, amidst the hustle and bustle to find that… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 4, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

Battle over Saanich’s Haro Woods not yet over, says report

Draft management plan calls on Saanich to spend $142,500 to improve area

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

Most Read