Posts Tagged ‘HVAC System Inspection’

Is It Time to Inspect Your Commercial HVAC System?

Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Your commercial HVAC system has served your building well so far. But a system breakdown when you least expect it can really affect the way your business operates. Besides, proper HVAC maintenance is key to efficiency. A clean, high-performance system can save your business a lot of money. (more…)

What We Find During an HVAC System Inspection Might Surprise You

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Commercial HVAC (heating and air conditioning) systems have a lot of parts to them. There’s the air conditioner and the heating unit—often much larger than the ones at your home. And then there’s the ductwork, leading to all of the various offices or portions of the building, with complex zoning regulations and thermostats that regulate each zone. (more…)

Heating Season Is Coming: Are Your Ducts Ready?

Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

The ducts in your HVAC system may seem to require little maintenance, but in many cases, ducts are full of dust and debris that could cause a lot of problems for your home and commercial property. Additionally, they could be full of leaks that lead to inefficient heating and cooling and reduced indoor air quality. (more…)

What’s in Your Air Ducts?

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

If you took a flashlight and shined it through a vent in your home, you would still only be seeing a very small percentage of the total length of the ductwork in your home. You may not be able to see them, but over the years a number of contaminants are bound to build up in the home. If you own a commercial or industrial space, this buildup can be significant, and even in a smaller home, it can amount to a lot of trouble for people with allergies and asthma. Professional duct cleaning targets contaminants, big or small, throughout the ducts. Take a look at what experts remove during a typical service. (more…)

Are You Neglecting Your Ductwork?

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

One of the most important parts of any residential or commercial HVAC system is the ductwork. The ducts have just as much of an effect on the air conditioning and heating in your home as any other component. Just as a broken-down compressor will keep you from feeling any cool air in your home, a collapsed duct will keep cool air from entering a room. And yet, when we think about common air conditioning issues, we rarely consider the state of the ductwork. (more…)

Can You Inspect Your Commercial HVAC System on Your Own?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

Keeping a commercial property comfortable is one of the key factors in keeping employees and clientele productive and happy. So the commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system on your property is key to running your business. A commercial HVAC system is complex, with large HVAC equipment and extensive ductwork which could encounter a number of issues over time. Proper maintenance and the occasional inspection help to keep the system running smoothly, but can you do this on your own? (more…)

Why You Should Schedule a Commercial HVAC System Inspection Today

Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

How much do you really know about the HVAC system on your commercial property? Depending on the size of your business, your ducts may be quite extensive, and your heating and cooling system is probably much larger than the one at your home. You may even have additional features such as indoor air quality systems in place, and all of this is difficult for one person to keep track of. If you want to make sure that the HVAC system on your property runs at its best throughout the year, be sure to schedule a commercial HVAC system inspection with a professional.

Prevent Repairs and Improve Efficiency

With HVAC system inspection services, you can find out about any problems with your ducts sooner rather than later, so that you can schedule repairs before the issue worsens. It’s difficult to detect holes in the ductwork visually, but professionals come equipped with robotic cameras to pin down the exact location of a leak. Additionally, when there are duct leaks on your property, your energy bills go up. But as a commercial property owner (or manager), your monthly bills are undoubtedly high already, so discovering and sealing leaks is well worth a visit from a technician.

Find Out about Indoor Air Quality Issues

As a business owner, it’s important for you to provide an environment where employees and clientele can feel comfortable, safe, and healthy. If there are too many contaminants in your HVAC system, your HVAC system inspector will let you know. Professional duct cleaning services help to provide a healthier environment for everyone involved with the success of your business.

Extend the Lifespan of Your HVAC System

Replacing a commercial HVAC unit is expensive, so you want to keep your system around for as long as possible. With a commercial HVAC system inspection, you can gain peace of mind over the current state of your ducts and your HVAC equipment, or schedule the necessary services to keep your system running in peak condition.

Get in touch with Alpha Air Corporation for all of your HVAC system inspection service needs in Minneapolis, MN.

Why Duct Inspection Is an Important Part of HVAC System Inspection

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

When you’re not getting enough power from your heating or air conditioning system, you probably assume it’s due to an issue with the unit itself. And sometimes, HVAC repair can be costly, especially if it turns out that your unit needs to be replaced. But it’s important to schedule HVAC system inspection with a trained professional from time to time to make sure that everything is running smoothly. An air conditioner or heater that is overworked can wear down quickly, resulting in more expensive repairs later on. And one of the parts that is likely to cause the most stress on an HVAC system is the ducts.

The ducts are responsible for providing a route between the air handler and the vents in your home. While it seems like a fairly simple job, most air ducts actually suffer from major or minor leaks. The air pressure moving along the system can cause cracks and holes to develop, and often there are air leaks in the ducts simply because of a poor installation job.

In fact, air leaks run rampant in most homes in the United States. Experts estimate than in a typical home, up to thirty percent of the conditioned air in the ducts is wasted via leaks of all sorts. Small leaks add up, to the point that too much of the air that is cooled or heated at the indoor air handler escapes into unoccupied areas of the home. You may notice, in this case, that it takes too long for your home to reach the desired temperature, or that rooms in the home are too hot, cold, or drafty.

Holes in the ducts can even allow for contaminants to enter the air you breathe. Ducts typically run through an unconditioned space like the attic or a crawlspace. And these areas can contain dust particles and insulation material, both of which can be hazardous to inhale. But they can get sucked into the ductwork and get past the vents into your home.

If your air conditioning and heating system doesn’t seem to be working as well as it once did, or if it’s been a long time since someone has examined your ducts, contact Alpha Air Corporation today!

How Robotic Camera Inspection Benefits Your HVAC System

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

If your HVAC system does not seem to be running as efficiently as it could, it may be because of your ductwork. Many homeowners in the U.S. spend more than they need to on air conditioning and heating every month because their ductwork is not properly sealed. Ducts may leak due to holes or cracks or if a duct has collapsed. Because there may be so many different kinds of problems with the ducts, technicians want to have a good idea of the problem before they attempt any repairs on your system. This is why some specialists rely on robotic camera inspection to ensure that your forced-air HVAC system runs as efficiently as it should.

Ductwork may collapse because of faulty joints in metal ductwork, but the structure of soft flexible ductwork is also very prone to collapsing and kinks. In fact, the majority of forced air systems have some sort of problem with leaks, leading to increased energy costs of up to 30%. As conditioned air moves out of your ducts, it takes your HVAC system longer to cool or heat your home, drastically reducing efficiency. This means you pay more to cool or heat an unused space, such as the attic or crawlspace. With robotic camera inspection, a technician can see which areas of your ducts may be the most damaged, so they can tackle problem areas first and foremost.

When professionals use robotic cameras to inspect your HVAC system, they can also take before and after pictures so that you can see the difference from before you schedule service. Taking the time to show you the condition of your ducts and ensure that any issues are taken care of is the sign of a contractor who cares about quality service and helping you save money month after month.

At Alpha Air Corporation, we’ll use a robotic camera to thoroughly inspect your HVAC system and check for leaky ductwork, collapsed ducts and even excessive dust and debris.  Schedule commercial HVAC system inspection in St. Cloud with one of our experts today!

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How Robotic Cameras Are Used to Inspect Your HVAC Systems

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

When you call on a professional company to come to inspect the ductwork for your commercial building, many of them will conduct a simple visual check with a few lights moved around the ventilation shafts. There are far more advanced ways to handle HVAC system inspections today, so when you need to have the ventilation of your building given a thorough examination, call on a company that uses robotic camera technology to take on the job. You will receive a detailed look at your ventilation network that will make sure you know exactly what work needs to be done for the most energy efficiency HVAC system.

Alpha Air Corporation uses the most advanced equipment available for any HVAC system inspection in Minneapolis, MN that we do. Thanks to robotic camera inspection equipment, we can deliver comprehensive views of your ductwork’s integrity. If you feel that you are losing airflow or your building’s heating and cooling power is suffering, call us to take on the inspection work that will give you the answers you need.

Robotic camera inspections

What exactly are these miraculous robot cameras? They are inspection systems that can examine every section of your ductwork while eliminating the possible fallibilities of the human eye. These machines are capable of performing repeated motions the same way every time, and that allows them to scan over the entirety of a duct system without missing any spots. The robot cameras can also reach sections of ductwork that human technicians cannot.

The robots travel through the inside of the ducts, scanning and photographing as they move. The standard robot has two cameras, one forward and one aft. The forward camera records, while the aft camera helps with navigation. Thanks to the cameras, a technician can show a customer a real-time display of the complete ductwork system from the inside.

This robotic equipment reduces the amount of labor involved, since the job no longer requires a technician trying to access all of the outer area of the ductwork (which includes places impossible to reach without building material destruction). The robot simply travels on its way through the ductwork until finishing: a smooth and easy process that results in a complete view of the ventilation system that would otherwise be impossible.

With the robotic HVAC system inspection in Minneapolis, MN available from Alpha Air Corporation, you will have a complete assessment of the building’s ductwork before any job starts. You will have an easier time making the best decisions (with the expert guidance of our staff) about how to care for your HVAC system’s integrity.

Don’t allow your ducts to receive a substandard and fallible inspection: Call Alpha Air Corporation Today! 952.476.4144 or 1-866-PIXLEYS