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Professional Duct Cleaning for the Orleans and Ottawa Regions

Ensure the air quality of your home is safe to breathe for you and your family with services for duct cleaning in Ottawa. With over 75 years of experience, Francis Home Environment has the skills and knowledge to provide homeowners with professional duct cleaning services and excellent customer service experiences. At Francis Home Environment, we put the needs of our customers first, which is why we work hard to ensure we’re you’re #1 choice for all of your home improvement needs.

Call us directly or book a free consultation online for duct cleaning in Ottawa with Francis Home Environment today!

Regularly cleaning the ducts throughout your home helps remove particles and contaminants circulating the air, such as dust, debris and even mould.

The certified technicians at Francis Home Environment in Ottawa offer thorough duct cleaning services to help:

  • Improve the air quality of your home and make it cleaner & healthier for you and your family
  • Reduce allergy symptoms that result from the contaminants in the air
  • Remove odours that result from a buildup of contaminants

It’s generally recommended that you have your home’s ducts treated with this service every two years.

Duct Cleaning FAQs

Over time, as your HVAC system is used season after season, contaminants like dust, mold and mildew can build up in your air duct system. These buildups can also cause unpleasant smells to permeate your home.

That’s not ideal for your health or home comfort.

The benefits of having your ducts cleaned means you can:

  • Cleaner indoor air for you and your family
  • Reduction of allergy symptoms from removal of airborne contaminants
  • No more bad smells that build up in your ducts
  • Improved air flow in your ducts for efficient year-round heating & cooling

Mold is one of the nastier things that can build up in your air ducts, and a thorough cleaning can help remove it.

Mold can be particularly dangerous for people to breathe in and an infestation of this unfriendly fungus can grow worse if not treated; a duct cleaning solution from the pros at Francis will ensure that any mold in your air ducts is safely extracted.

Yes, duct cleaning can help with certain allergy symptoms you’re experiencing in your home.

Much of the dust and contaminants that build up in your air ducts can irritate allergy symptoms and make them worse.

Duct cleaning can reduce the level of these contaminants to help reduce allergy symptoms and allow you to breathe easier.

The actual act of duct cleaning is unlikely to make you sick.

On the other hand, allowing contaminants to build up in your ducts over time, however, can cause health risks, as they have an adverse effect on the air you’re breathing indoors.

We do recommend you do not attempt to clean your home’s ducts yourself; this is a job best left to professionals with the right equipment.

Yes: cleaning your ducts can help improve their airflow and the overall performance of your HVAC system.

While the primary concern with duct cleaning is to ensure the air that’s moving through them and into your home is free of dangerous contaminants and healthy to breathe, it can also help increase the quality of your heating & air conditioning system for maximized home comfort all year long.

Duct cleaning usually takes between 4 and 6 hours.

How long it takes exactly will vary depending on the size of your home, as larger homes have more ducts.

The length of time it takes will also depend on when your home’s ducts were last cleaned and how much debris needs to be removed.

Francis recommends you have your ducts cleaned every two years.

A thorough duct cleaning will eliminate the buildup of debris and can remove potentially harmful contaminants like allergens and mold.

If you’re experiencing increased allergy symptoms or an unpleasant smell coming from your ducts, a duct cleaning could help.

No We do not recommend you attempt to clean your home’s ducts yourself; this is a job best left to professionals with the right equipment.

Your air ducts are accountable for supplying warmed and chilled air throughout your house to make a comfy living environment. Further, they are also responsible for circulating the air in your residence as well. Nonetheless, throughout the year, your air ducts are inclined to accumulate dust, hair, dirt, and other airborne residues. When this occurs, your air ducts can become obstructed, provoking you to employ more power to warm and cool your house. More notably, it can seriously diminish the quality of your indoor air quality that you and your family breathe.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell when your air ducts need cleaning, especially if you aren’t exactly sure what it is you’re looking for. As a result, homeowners can often wait until the last minute to service their air ducts which can not only lead to more problems but also cost you more money in the long run. Therefore, to ensure that you do not get surprised with unexpected repair costs, here are some signs that could indicate that the air ducts in your home require cleaning:

  • The vents in each of your rooms are clogged with dust and other debris.
  • The air filter in your HVAC system has become clogged with dust, dirt, hair, and other debris.
  • There is an odd smell coming from your air ducts.
  • There is mold and mildew growing throughout your air duct system.
  • Although your HVAC system is working, the amount of airflow coming through your vents is weak. Therefore, it can be difficult to cool or heat your home to your liking.
  • There are insects or rodents living in your air duct system.
  • You have noticed that your home gets highly dusty quickly, no matter how frequently you clean your house.
  • Your heating and cooling bill each month has increased significantly.
  • There are strange noises coming from your air ducts, such as clicking, banging, and hissing.
  • You have never serviced your air duct system before

Do any of these signs seem familiar? If the answer is yes, then book a free home consultation with Francis Home Environment today!

Generally speaking, homeowners should have their air ducts cleaned at least once every two years to remove built-up dust, dirt, hair, and other debris that collects throughout the year. With that being said, if you have pets at home and a larger family, you may want to have your air ducts cleaned once a year. Regardless, by cleaning your air ducts, you can improve the air quality of your home and prevent dust allergies and cold-like symptoms that can affect your respiratory tract.

At Francis Home Environment, we recognize that every home is different. Therefore, the cost of duct cleaning in Ottawa will vary between customers. Consequently, we will not be able to provide you with a price until a professional has come and surveyed your home. With that being said, here are some factors that will directly influence the cost of your duct cleaning service:

  • The size of your air ducts, along with the type of air ducts you have installed in your home
  • The level of contamination and build-up that has collected throughout your air duct system over the years
  • The accessibility of your air duct system
  • The size of your home
  • The quality of your current air duct system
  • How many vents will need to be cleaned for your air duct system to work optimally
  • Whether or not a professional technician will need to make any repairs to your air duct system
  • Whether or not an experienced cleaner will need to remove any mold, mildew, and pests from your air duct system
  • The overall scope of the project includes the number of HVAC systems you have installed in your home
  • The company you choose to work with to perform the air duct cleaning in Ottawa

As you can see, there are numerous factors that can influence the final cost of duct cleaning for your home. With that being said, air duct maintenance is only required approximately once every two years, and the benefits of having your air duct system cleaned are plentiful.

Your home’s air duct system is responsible for ventilating air throughout your home while delivering heat and cooled air throughout the year to create a comfortable temperature for your living environment. Therefore, by cleaning your air ducts, you can make your home smell better. It can also help ensure that your air is free of allergens, pollutants, chemicals, and other toxins that can have long-term effects that can otherwise be prevented through regular maintenance services.

Over the year, your air ducts can collect dust, dirt, hair, and other debris that can collect throughout your ductwork. When this occurs, the indoor air quality of your home can diminish significantly. As a result, you can put your family at risk of experiencing allergies and other respiratory symptoms that can affect your overall health.

So, by committing to air duct cleaning at least once every two years, you can ensure that the air in your home is clean and fresh. Other benefits of staying up to date on your air duct cleaning in Ottawa include:

  • Reducing the level of toxins and chemicals in your air
  • It helps prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system
  • Ensures that your HVAC system is working efficiently to heat, cool, and ventilate your home
  • Reduces the monthly cost of your energy bill
  • Ensures your home is safe for you and your family

As you can see, maintaining your home’s air duct system is an essential component of ensuring the overall comfort of your home is maximized. Most importantly, it helps make sure that your home is safe for you and your family throughout the year.

Book a free consultation with the professional technicians at Francis Home Environment in Ottawa today! We’re happy to offer all Ottawa homeowners 0% interest rates and no payments when purchasing a new HVAC system!

What Makes Us Unique

  • Top Notch Customer Service – We take both our customer service and our craftsmanship seriously, which means we aren’t satisfied unless you are satisfied. The entire Francis Home Environment team works hard to ensure that every interaction you have with us meets our high standards of excellence.
  • Over 85 Years of Industry Experience – The friendly experts at Francis Home Environment have been the premier choice for duct cleaning in Ottawa and the surrounding area since 1933.
  • Techs Certified by Right Time™ – All of our technicians are required to have the correct certifications for the task at hand and receive ongoing training. This ensures that every installation is done correctly and meets our high standards.
  • Phenomenal Ratings – In recognition of our outstanding commitment to customer service, the Better Business Bureau® has granted us an A+ rating. We also have a great average of 4.9 stars with Google.

Our Guarantees

We stand behind our work, whether you’re getting a new furnace or we’re doing a routine vent cleaning. We aren’t happy until you’re happy, and we will do everything we can to make your installation or repair experience a great one.

Why Choose Us?


No Loopholes™

We aren’t satisfied until you are completely satisfied with our craftsmanship, products, and materials. If you are not completely satisfied with our service, our people, or the quality and performance of your home comfort system within two years from the installation date, and there is nothing we can do to make it right for you, then we will gladly remove the system and return your original investment.


No Hassles™

If your new system breaks down within the first year, leaving you without heating or cooling, we guarantee that we will repair your system within twenty-four hours of your call or we will fix your problem for free and give you $1,000 for the inconvenience.


Just Right™

Not too hot, not too cold… just right!™ We guarantee that any system we install in your home will either heat or cool your system to its engineered specifications for at least five years. We also guarantee a temperature variance of no greater than two degrees Celsius on your thermostat. If not, we will make any modifications up to and including replacing the entire system at no additional charge.


We Respect You™

We promise that while our technicians are in your home, they will respect your property and protect it from damage and leave their workspace as clean as they found it. You can always expect to be treated courteously and have your questions answered. If we fail to meet any of the high standards we have set for ourselves, we will give you our full Five Year System Check-Up Package free of charge.

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What Homeowners Say About Us

“I had a very complicated AC installation which was 10 feet from the house and I had a post modern furnace, a Polaris, which had limited basement clearance. The Francis home environment team were fantastic! The guys were very well trained they did their job efficiently they were tidy and they were also polite. They showed initiative and they were undeterred by my problem basement. They did excellent problem-solving! Thank you especially to Caleb and Josh and Garrison. I highly recommend this company.

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