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Controlling The Dust In Your Home.

Everyone wants that completely spotless house. If you don’t have kids this might be a possibility. However no matter how hard you try dust may still be lurking in your home. Having a complete dust free home in Calgary may be impossible but there are ways of controlling the amount.


Replace Your Filters

As a homeowner, I’m sure you are aware that your furnace has filters. These filters collect the ducts, hair, and allergins that are collected from your cold air returns, and from the fresh air intake. There are many different filters, but which one do you choose? Read here to understand furnace filters!

Purchase an Air Purifier

Air Purifiers stop the dust from circulating and can be especially beneficial to household members who are especially sensitive to the dust in the air. Just be aware that you'll need one for each room you want to keep dust-free.

Vacuum on a Regular Basis

If your home has carpets it is especially important to vacuum 2-3 times a week. Dust and other debris become trapped. If you have hardwood floors you will notice the dust more, it's not hiding in your carpet, so vacuuming often can collect the dust.

Dust with Microfiber Cloths

My Mom told me that it is great to get a good feather duster. Today that statement isn’t true. Feather dusters just stir up the dust causing it to settle elsewhere. Microfiber cloths use an electrostatic charge that will capture the dust, instead of spreading it around.

Wash Your Bedding Weekly

You may not want to think about it, but the truth is that our bedding is a nesting ground for dust. Don’t believe me just look under your mattress or bed. If anyone in your household has been suffering from respiratory problems, washing the bedding on a weekly basis can help.

Reduce Clutter

The more "stuff" you have sitting around your home, the more places for dust to collect. Remove piles of books, boxes, and anything else that might be making barriers for dust and hair to settle. It's an easy solution that will definitely improve your home's air.

Duct Cleaning

If you are doing all these things and still find that you have too much dust in your home the problem might be in your ductwork.  Having regular furnace and duct cleaning can remove the dust and debris that is lurking in the vents of your home. This is a preventative measure that will not magically make your home dust free but it can help.

For more assistance on controlling dust in your home, or if you have any other home comfort concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Air Raid Furnace & Duct


As a homeowner, I know you know the benefits of the regular furnace and duct cleaning. However, you might not know when or how often to schedule cleaning to ensure the best results. At Air Raid Furnace, we have loads of experience keeping air ducts in peak condition, and we recommend the following guidelines to keep your duct system and home air clean. 

When Cleaning Is Needed?

There are several indications that your air ducts could use a thorough cleaning. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these warning signs include: 

  • You can see dust being blown out of your vents. 
  • You have reason to believe that mold is growing inside the ductwork. 
  • You notice signs of rodents, insects or other pests living in the ductwork. 

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association also recommends carrying out air duct cleaning if you have built a new house, moved into a new home or completed home improvements. Construction can cause dust and other debris to build up in the duct system. Moving into a new house without cleaning the ducts may cause you to miss out on an overdue cleaning, and let's be honest you don't want to breathe in someone else's dust, animal dander, and other mysteries that lurk in the ductwork. 

Schedule Regular Duct Cleaning Or Tune-Up

It’s best to schedule duct cleaning regardless of the points listed above. Duct cleaning should be completed at least once every three to five years. We recommend that you schedule cleaning every two years or even more often if you have allergies, asthma, or hairy pets. The ideal frequency depends on various factors, from where you live to your respiratory health. 

Keep on Top of Cleaning

Although the cost of furnace duct cleaning can deter some homeowners, professional cleaning is an investment that pays off. Duct cleaning that includes your entire home air system, from the furnace to the vents and even your air conditioner, can relieve allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned recently, make sure to consult with a professional to decide whether cleaning is necessary and identify the schedule that offers the best fit for your home. If you have any other questions or concerns about the cleanliness of your vents contact us today we'd love to help. 


Don't Ever Count Your Vents Again!

How many vents do you have in your house? Did you know or did you have to count? Did you count the heat registers and did you remember to count the cold air returns as well. I know I don't know how many are in my house.

So let me give you an example. Mary is phoning for the best prices for the furnace and duct cleaning just like she should. She phones a few places one company says they charge $159 this price includes 10 vents. She thinks to herself that sounds good. And books them in, they come and do a good job. She goes to pay the bill and it's over $300. What why is the price so different? You see she didn't fully count her vents and she wasn't aware that they charge extra for high-efficiency furnaces. But now it's too late the job is done and Mary has to pay that bill. At Air Raid Furnace & Duct we want you to be happy with your services. We never charge extra for vents or a high efficient furnace. We don't add "environmental" fees.

We don't want you to have buyers remorse. The price we quote you is the price you pay. For more information read HERE.

What's on our social media pages?

Social media is very important to Air Raid Furnace & Duct. We mainly use Facebook, Twitter and of course we love to post videos on our YouTube channel.  We encourage our customers to check out these pages daily as we always have great information to help them keep their furnace and duct system in perfect shape. Please feel free to contact us anytime about any information you find might be helpful.