Archive for March, 2013

Duct Cleaning Done Right

Friday, March 29th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Watch as Alpha Air technicians take you inside an air duct during a commercial duct cleaning. Our technicians are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association so you know the job will be done right! We offer a variety of air duct cleaning service plans to fit your needs. Call us today to get an estimate or schedule an appointment.

Minneapolis Dryer Vent Cleaning: What is it?

Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Depending on how many people are in your household you could be using your washing machine and dryer several times a week. Because of all that use, it is likely that lint could be starting to build up in your dryer’s vent. While this might not seem like a big deal it can actually cause significant problems for your dryer and can also be a safety risk. Here at Alpha Air we offer complete Minneapolis dryer vent cleaning. Not many people realize how important it is to keep their dryer vents clean so we’ve put together a quick explanation of what it is and why it’s important.

Minneapolis Dryer Vent Cleaning

In order to dry your clothes your dryer needs to be able to exhaust air and moisture which it does out of the vent.  Lint is comprised of small textiles strands and while you do have a lint filter in your dryer, some of it can still get through and out your exhaust. Over time, that lint can build up and form a clog in your dryer vent. That clog will restrict the flow of air out of your dryer. These are some of the problems that can result from a clogged dryer vent.

  • Longer dry times
  • Inefficient operation
  • Possible fire hazard

As the lint clog gets bigger and bigger, it can actually start to reach the heating element. Lint is extremely flammable and can eventually catch on fire and cause tremendous damage to your home. In fact, over 15,000 house fires every year are caused by clogged dryer vents.

Benefits of Minneapolis Dryer Vent Cleaning

When you call the Minneapolis dryer vent cleaning experts at Alpha Air, we’ll visit your home and use our specialized equipment to safely remove any lint clogs that could be forming in your dryer vent. This process can be done quickly and with little mess in your home.

Call the Minneapolis dryer vent cleaning professionals at Alpha Air to learn more about why dryer vent cleaning is so important.

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Friday, March 15th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Check out our Spring 2013 Newsletter with informative articles about cleaning your ducts and the importance of changing your filters. The newsletter also includes promotions, fun facts, and a yummy spring recipe. Happy Spring from Alpha Air!


Romaine Salad with Orange, Feta, and Bean – Recipe from




What Causes Air Duct Odors in My Minneapolis Home?

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

At Alpha Air our goal is to make your home as comfortable as possible. That is why we offer some of the finest air duct cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing services in the business. Real comfort is much more inclusive than simply maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout the year. Your ductwork is one of the most important components in your heating and air conditioning system. It can affect indoor air quality, heating and air conditioning efficiency, and even your health. If you notice strange, unfamiliar and unpleasant odors coming from the air ducts in your home, call the Minneapolis duct cleaning experts at Alpha Air today.

There are a number of possible causes that may lead to unpleasant odors emanating from your air ducts. Anything from the presence of animals in your home to vermin within the ducts themselves, gases and problems with electrical components in your heating and air conditioning can lead to ductwork odor. Only a trained, professional Minneapolis duct cleaning technician can determine for certain what the cause of your air duct odor is.

A common cause of duct odor is the presence of biological pollutants within your air ducts. The growth mildew or even mold can contaminate your air ducts under the right conditions, and the dark, cool atmosphere can allow these pollutants to thrive. Because your air ducts are responsible for circulating heated and cooled air throughout your home, they are also capable of dispersing these pollutants throughout your home as well.

The Minneapolis duct cleaning technicians at Alpha Air can help eliminate the source of your odor problem and the odors themselves. We use special deodorizing and sanitizing solutions that will destroy the biological pollutants, not just mask their presence with improved odors. We believe that striking at the source is the only way to properly handle such a situation.

If you have any further questions about the causes of ductwork odors or the ways in which they can be eliminated, call the Minneapolis duct cleaning pros you can count on. Alpha Air is here to make your home a cleaner, more pleasant place to live. Contact us today to schedule service.

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning in Minnesota

Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Alpha Air offers quarterly and annual accounts for your commercial dryer vent cleaning needs. The video below shows our technicians cleaning a 60 foot multiple dryer vent. We use reverse whips and compressed air to clean the vents. Dryer vent cleaning is also known as exhaust duct cleaning. Check out all the lint and debris that comes out of those vents!

Dryer exhaust ducts cause 17,000 annual residential home fires so make sure to schedule your vent cleaning today. We specialize in commercial jobs, but we are equipped to help out our neighbors just the same. Give us a call today!

Commercial Exhaust Duct Cleaning Done Right

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Watch as Alpha Air expertly performs removal of debris from a commercial air duct. If you have a commercial business, no doubt you have a need for duct cleaning. Alpha Air is here to help! We serve the Twin Cities area and all of Minnesota. Give us a call or use our online form to schedule an estimate today!