In Quebec City, the majority of homes are now equipped with a central heating system. Indeed, with the arrival of the harsh and long winters that we are experiencing, it is vital to be able to protect ourselves from temperature variations and the cold. As a result, there are several types of central heating systems, each with a different source of energy: hot water, wood, electricity, solar energy, natural gas, geothermal energy, fuel oil, propane, etc. All of these systems use their own source of energy to produce, distribute and generate heat throughout the commercial or residential building through a network of ventilation ducts. Regardless of the type of device chosen, central heating system cleaning is necessary for many reasons.
Although this type of maintenance is rare, it is still necessary to ensure system performance and security. So don’t neglect it!
Why have my central heating system cleaned?
Generally, when we talk about harsh winters, we imagine months locked up in an almost sealed environment. The supply of fresh air largely depends on your air exchanger. This is a device whose maintenance should not be neglected! That said, since your heating system circulates hot air in your home or workplace, it contributes to the spread of many volatile particles that are potentially harmful to your respiratory tract and your general health, not to mention the accumulation of dust and debris in its components represent a significant fire hazard. To ensure your protection and that of your family, tenants or employees, it is advisable to regularly clean the entire heating system of your home, rental property, office building or commercial building.
From a technical point of view, cleaning the heating system has great advantages for its performance. First, it guarantees the integrity of the heating system, which means that all components are fully functional. In addition, regular cleaning of the central heating system is a preventive measure. This regular maintenance allows the central heating to reach its maximum performance. This involves preventing premature wear of parts and carrying out the necessary repairs or replacements to avoid the inconvenience of a breakdown and replacement during critical heating periods. When it’s -25°C, we need our system to work perfectly.
When should I have my central heating system cleaned?
The level of frequency of these cleanings is strongly influenced by the state of health, the habits and the level of activity of the occupants. We recommend that you check annually and call a certified contractor. In general, a remediation is recommended every five years. The maintenance of your heating system will avoid many worries in the commercial sector, among others. In fact, an unexpected system failure can force you out of your home or commercial building. Limit the risks by entrusting the maintenance of your residential or commercial heating appliances to professionals.