Archive for April, 2013

How is Minneapolis Air Duct Cleaning Done?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Forced air distribution systems are one of the most common options for circulating conditioned air throughout a home. When they are properly installed and professionally maintained, ductwork systems can be quite efficient and effective. There are, though, some problems that air ducts are susceptible to. If you have a buildup of dirt, debris or other pollutants within your air ducts, you may need to schedule professional Minneapolis air duct cleaning service. Contact Alpha Air Corporation today if you have any reason to believe that your air ducts are compromised in such a way. Only a skilled duct cleaning professional can ensure that your service is completed properly.

Using a household vacuum or trying to sweep out your air ducts is simply not enough if you need duct cleaning service. Only a qualified duct cleaning technician has the tools and training necessary to thoroughly clean your air ducts. First, any ports or doors must be opened in order to gain access to the entirety of your air duct system. Prior to the actual duct cleaning service, a thorough inspection of your ductwork should be completed. This will rule out the presence of any asbestos, the removal of which requires specialized services.

Next, a special vacuum should be used to clean out your air ducts. This vacuum should vent particles out of your home. If it vents inside your home, a HEPA filter should be used to protect your indoor air quality. You should always feel comfortable asking your duct cleaning technician any questions that you may have.

Specialized tools, brushes and agitators will be used to free and loosen any buildup of dirt and debris on the inner surfaces of your ductwork. In conjunction with vacuuming, this will ensure a thorough cleaning performance. Once the cleaning is completed, your duct cleaning technician should seal or re-insulate any holes in your air ducts to keep them as airtight and efficient as possible.

To learn more about the benefits of Minneapolis duct cleaning service and proper procedures, call the pros at Alpha Air Corporation. We can answer any questions you may have. You deserve to breathe the cleanest, purest air possible in your home.

Investigate Before You Invest: Hiring Certified Technicians

Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

We understand the importance of doing research before you invest in your duct cleaning services. Hiring technicians without extensive background and knowledge can be both dangerous and costly. You can have peace of mind knowing that Alpha Air’s certified technicians will complete the work with quality in mind.

Alpha Air has specialized in commercial, industrial and residential duct cleaning services for more than 30 years in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and our technicians are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Our services are performed to the highest standards, and we offer custom service plans to fit your situation and budget. Call us today to schedule service!

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St. Paul Air Duct Cleaning: What Are The Most Common Air Contaminants In My Home?

Monday, April 8th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

We tend to use our heating and cooling systems a lot in St. Paul, MN. We depend on their operation on a daily basis for comfort. If we have a forced air distribution system, then we also depend upon the integrity of our ductwork to deliver heated or cooled air into our living space, effectively and efficiently. Even the most well maintained system will begin to develop dust and debris buildup over time and this can result in the airborne transmission of allergenic particles throughout our home. Clients often want to know what the most common air contaminants in their homes. We’d like to address this question here. For comprehensive St. Paul, MN air duct cleaning, call the experts at Alpha Air Corporation today!

  • Mold. While our modern homes ensure that our homes are well insulated to protect from heating and cooling losses, they also sacrifice ventilation in the process. Stuffy and uncomfortable air can quickly take over during the heating and cooling seasons, and the reason for this is often excessive levels of humidity. Mold thrives in dark, high-moisture conditions, and they are particularly prone to ductwork. Routine air duct cleaning is a great way to reduce the presence of mold in your home.
  • Dust. While the EPA maintains that dust alone does not produce any harm, for homeowners with allergies, asthma, or some other respiratory condition, dust can be highly irritating. You wouldn’t allow your kitchen table to accumulate dust and your ductwork is no different. If you see dust and other debris in the duct vents or registers, it’s probably a good time to get in touch with a professional duct cleaning service.
  • Dander. If you have a dog or a cat, then dander can quickly accumulate in your ductwork, along with dust and other debris. When air flows throughout your air ducts, dander can become airborne and circulate throughout your living space, causing respiratory discomfort.

If you have concerns or questions about your ductwork, make sure you get in touch with a professional duct specialist. For more information, or to schedule a St. Paul, MN air duct cleaning, call the pros at Alpha Air Corporation today!

Have you had your HVAC system inspected lately?

Friday, April 5th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Have you had your HVAC system inspected lately? Alpha Air goes above and beyond to ensure a thorough job. Using small, robotic cameras, our technicians can see hard-to-reach spots and identify if the ducts have any corrosion, leaks or cracks.

Identifying problems early will help increase the life of your ducts and keep them running efficiently. We’ll even show you before and after pictures of your ducts to give you peace of mind that the job was done properly.

Alpha Air has over 30 years of experience in duct cleaning and inspection in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area. Call us or schedule service online today!


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