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Which of Advanpro’s Duct and Furnace Cleaning Packages is Right for Me?

One of the most common questions we receive at Advanpro is, “What is the difference between the various furnace and duct cleaning packages you offer?”

At Advanpro, we’re happy to provide choices – because we realize not everyone has the same needs – or the same budget.

Equally important, our wider selection of cleaning tools and a broader offering of integrated repair and maintenance services allow us to package our services. This allows us to provide customers with greater value that you won’t find through other companies that just clean ducts.

Let’s take a closer look.

Advanpro Silver Service [Good]

Who’s It For?
Homeowners on a tighter budget • Homes that are kept meticulously clean • Homes that get semi-regular vent and furnace cleaning (every 2 or 3 years)

Advanpro’s Silver Service is our most economical option. This service is very effective for removing basic dust and debris that can build up in a home over the course of a year. It is ideal for clean, low-traffic homes. If you have your ducts and furnace cleaned on a semi-regular schedule, our basic cleaning service should meet the needs of most people.

A high-pressure air wand is used to loosen dust, debris, and contaminants from the ducts and furnace. As with all service levels, the cleaning wand is inserted into each vent in your home and high-pressure air is used to blow accumulated dust and debris back toward the furnace. Here, it is collected and removed from your home by our high-suction, truck-mounted duct vacuum, which is connected to your furnace.

To clean the furnace, we will take out the blower motor, allowing us to blow out any dust that has accumulated in the working parts. Upon completion of the work, we will provide a new standard-sized furnace filter and dispose of your old one.

Base cost:                       $159.95 (includes 10 vents)*
Additional vents:        $9.95 each*
* Excludes GST

Advanpro Platinum Service [Better]

Who’s It For?
Homes with pets • People with allergies • Busy homes with children • Homes that haven’t had a regular furnace and vent cleaning

Do you have pets in your home? Do you suffer from allergies (eg. dust, pollen, and dander)? If so, Advanpro’s Platinum Service package is an even better option for your home.

We use a high-speed, soft rotary brush to sweep over every square inch of your internal ductwork. This does a superior job at loosening and collecting fine particles – and results in a deeper clean for easier, healthier breathing.

As with the Silver Service, our Platinum Service follows up the brush cleaning with the use of the cleaning wand which uses high-pressure air to clear out any remaining dust and debris. The furnace blower motor is also removed and cleaned and a new standard-sized furnace filter is supplied.

Base cost:                   $199.95 (includes 10 vents)*
Additional vents:    $13.95 each*
* Excludes GST

Advanpro Ultimate Service [Best]

Who’s It For?
Those seeking premium cleaning and the added assurance of furnace maintenance • Homes with older furnaces (10+ yrs)

The name says it all. Our Ultimate Service provides premium furnace and vent cleaning…and unmatched peace of mind! Not to mention, the greatest value for your dollar. It includes everything that comes with the Platinum Service and so much more.

Our technicians deploy an octopus whip to provide the highest level of cleaning of all ductwork. This tool has eight flexible tubes that whip around, blasting high-pressure air to dislodge the most hard-to-reach dust, debris, allergens, pet hair, and contaminants.

As an added value, our Ultimate Service includes ground-floor dryer vent cleaning (a $59.95 value). Dryer lint is extremely flammable and a major cause of household fires. Regular cleaning provides greater safety and protection for you and your loved ones.

Yet, what truly sets this package apart is the inclusion of our Total Care Plan which extends 2 years from the initial service date.

You receive a two-year supply of filters (8 Standard-Sized Filters), we will waive our emergency call-out and diagnostic fee (a $99.95 value) – and provide you with priority ‘front-of-line’ service.

As an added bonus, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any repair to your furnace during the term of your coverage.  

Advanpro’s Ultimate Service is particularly valuable for those with furnaces that are over 10-years old. As they age, furnaces are more prone to unexpected breakdowns and benefit from preventative maintenance and inspection. Plus, as performance decreases, dust and debris are more likely to build up in the vents and may require more aggressive cleaning. 

Base cost:                        $319.95 (includes 10 vents)*
Additional vents:         $14.95 each*
* Excludes GST

Advanpro High-Efficiency Package [NEW]

Who’s It For?
Home with a high-efficiency furnace and/or central air conditioning

An upgrade on our Platinum Package, the High-Efficiency package is specifically designed for those with high-efficiency furnaces, which have unique cleaning requirements to protect the equipment.

Since 2016, all new homes in Canada have been built with high-efficiency furnaces with a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). The HRV is a high-efficiency system designed to replace stale indoor air with fresh air from the outdoors: winter, summer, spring, and fall. Cleaning high-efficiency furnaces also requires a “bypass” process to avoid damaging the fine metal fins within the unit. This allows debris to be removed from the fins, without risk of damage. It involves inserting a filter above the furnace or A/C coil.

The High-Efficiency Package includes bypass and HRV cleaning. Fresh air intakes are included and are not charged as “additional vents”. Choosing this package will save you a minimum of $30.

Base cost:                   $279.95 (includes 10 vents)*
Additional vents:         $13.95 each*
* Excludes GST

What About Cleaning Up After a Home Reno Project?

It’s always recommended that you clean your ducts and furnace following a home renovation project. Whether your project involved sawing, sanding (flooring or drywall), demolition, or carpet removal, the Platinum service is the best solution for removing contaminants and fine particles.

Questions? We’re Here to Help.

We hope that helped to explain the difference between Advanpro’s various furnace and duct cleaning packages. If you have any questions, just give us a call and we’d be happy to answer. Our goal is to help you choose the package that’s right for your home, your family, and your budget.

Offer Terms: Free Duct Cleaning with Install Financing

Offer

Finance your furnace or air conditioner installation with no interest or payments for 6 months, and get a free duct cleaning.

How to get the offer:

  1. Get a free online or in-home quote for A/C installation or Furnace installation from Advanpro.
  2. Apply for financing through Financeit via the Advanpro link: https://www.financeit.ca/s/y2HQMw
  3. Confirm and book your installation with Advanpro, including approved financing.
  4. Ask us to claim and book your free duct cleaning.


Terms

Free duct cleaning offer applies to new furnace or air conditioning installations that meet all of the following terms:

  • installation of Lennox furnaces or air conditioners
  • supply and installation fully-financed through a Financeit payment plan with no payments and no interest for 6 months (“6 month deferral”).
  • financing approved and installation booked between March 7, 2022 and June 10, 2022

Duct Work Sanitizing

If you or your loved ones suffer from respiratory issues or allergies, or you’re concerned about the quality of the air that you are breathing, ductwork sanitizing treatments give you the reassurance that your ductwork is sterile and free of contaminants that negatively impact your respiratory and overall health.

Microban is a hospital-grade sanitizing solution, which kills 99.99% of germs, viruses, funguses, molds, and other pathogens.

We also offer Benefect, an all-natural sanitizer made from plant extracts, which also kills 99.99% of germs, viruses, funguses, and molds. ​

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer fires are a top-five cause of house fires. Cleaning your dryer vent regularly greatly reduces the chance of a dryer fire, plus the following benefits:

  • Reduces clothes drying times
  • Lowers utility bills through greater efficiency
  • Extends the life span of your dryer
  • Lessens the amount of allergens in your house

Brush Cleaning Method

Our high-speed rotary brushing equipment sweeps the entire interior surface of your duct work, ensuring that all dust, debris, and pet hair are vacuumed away.

Physically cleaning the entire length of your duct work ensures that no contaminants are left behind, increasing your indoor air quality and peace of mind.

Reverse Octopus Whip Tool

The reverse octopus whip has eight 16” flexible tentacles, which whip around blasting high-pressure air in all directions as it moves through your duct work.

The tool agitates and dislodges the most hard-to-reach dust, debris, and contaminants, moving them toward our duct vacuum for collection and disposal.

Furnace Tune Up

Regular furnace tune ups are essential to maximizing the lifespan and efficiency of your furnace, so you can rely on it to keep you warm all Winter long.​

During our 30+ point inspection, we check all furnace systems to identify components that are worn out and need replacement. Replacing parts before they break — preventative maintenance — maximizes heating efficiency, avoids no-heat emergencies, and saves on costly service calls. 

Home furnaces can last for 20 years or more if well-maintained. A professional furnace tune up every two years helps to preserve your investment for decades.

A/C + High-efficiency Bypass

The secondary heat exchanger in a high-efficiency furnace or A/C coil has delicate, closely spaced fins that must be protected during your furnace and duct cleaning.

For furnaces that require a bypass, we temporarily install a filter above the heat exchanger or A/C coil, and position our duct vacuum above the filter.

This bypass procedure prevents damage by ensuring all dust and debris in your supply duct work is collected before reaching the heat exchanger or A/C coil.

Standard furnaces without A/C don’t have secondary heat exchangers or A/C coils and don’t require the bypass procedure.

Exhaust Flu Stack Cleaning

Mid-efficiency furnaces produce a sand-like, mildly-corrosive byproduct. This substance condenses in the exhaust flu stack and collects over time near the inducer/venter motor, restricting exhaust gas flow. Eventually, it enters the inducer motor and causes premature wear on the furnace.

Exhaust flu stack cleaning removes the build-up to reduce the chance of motor failure and maximize the life span of your furnace. Preventative maintenance ensures your furnace runs efficiently all Winter long — without costly no-heat emergencies. 

HRV Cleaning

In Calgary, all homes built in 2016 or later have a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). Some homes built or renovated after 2013 may also have an HRV.

An HRV efficiently replaces stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, all year round.

As with any other air-handling equipment in your home, your HRV should be cleaned regularly to ensure the best possible indoor air quality.

Not sure if you have an HRV? Call our team to find out how you can tell.

Furnace Tune Up Checklist

Inspect

Test & Check

Supply & Service

Measure & Record

A/C Tune Up

Regular preventative maintenance improves efficiency and extends the lifespan of your air conditioning system, with the following benefits:

  • Reduced electricity bills and operating costs. When the unit operates as designed, electricity usage is reduced.
  • Maximized cooling capacity. Home comfort on the hottest of days with minimum run time.
  • Minimized repair bills. Detect and fix small problems before they get worse.

Hot water tank types

Natural draft or atmospheric vented hot water tanks have a 3″ – 4″ steel vent pipe, which runs to a vertical chimney. The chimney is usually shared with standard or mid-efficiency furnaces.

Power vented hot water tanks have one or two black or white plastic vent pipe(s), which are 2″ – 3″ in diameter. The vent pipes usually exit from the side of the house.

Correct furnace sizing guarantee

Guarantee
If the furnace Advanpro installs is determined to be undersized for your home, we will supply and install the correctly-sized furnace at no additional cost.

Terms
Advanpro must be immediately notified of any install issues. The guarantee applies for 3 months, starting from the installation date. The guarantee no longer applies if, at any time after the quote or installation, modifications are made to the home that impact heating requirements.

Correct A/C sizing guarantee

Guarantee
If the air conditioner Advanpro installs is determined to be improperly sized for your home, we will supply and install the correctly-sized A/C condenser at no additional cost.

Terms
Advanpro must be immediately notified of any install issues. The guarantee applies for 3 months, starting from the installation date. The guarantee no longer applies if, at any time after the quote or installation, modifications are made to the home that impact cooling requirements.

Repair guarantee

Guarantee
If the diagnosed issue is not fixed by our initial repair, we will dispatch the first available service technician to return and fix it at no additional cost.

Terms
If we determine that there is an additional unrelated issue, there may be a charge for the additional repair.

Quote guarantee

Guarantee

When we receive an online furnace or air conditioning quote request and the customer accepts the initial quote, we’ll send a comfort advisor to confirm the provided information and quoted price in person.

If the comfort advisor finds any inaccuracies during the in person visit, we’ll revise the quoted price on the spot. After the quoted price is confirmed with an in person visit, the price is set.

If there are unforeseen complications on the date of install, Advanpro will not pass the additional costs along to the customer. (See exceptions in Terms below.)

Terms

The guarantee is not valid if the customer provides inaccurate information when Advanpro seeks to confirm any information about the quote. This also applies to the on-site confirmation visit.

In the exceptional circumstance that the chimney liner required for most furnace installations cannot be installed or gets stuck during installation, the guarantee no longer applies and we will provide a supplementary quote to complete installation.

We do not warranty or guarantee customer-supplied thermostats.

Furnace & Duct Cleaning Checklist

Pre-cleaning

Cleaning

Post-cleaning

Back Skipper Tool

The back skipper is a 1” diameter rounded ball connected to a long, flexible high-pressure airline.

The 1” ball has jets that discharge high-pressure air, pulling the tool and airline through the length of your duct work.

The high-pressure air moves the dust and debris toward our duct vacuum, where it is collected for disposal.​