Posts Tagged ‘Rochester 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 to Find a Company for Commercial and Industrial Mold Remediation

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

In your line of work, you simply cannot afford to neglect the air quality inside of your building. For those who manage a commercial property, the quality of the air deserves attention—particularly if you or someone in your building suspects mold growth. Mold can keep employees, tenants, and clients feeling ill or aggravate pre-existing conditions that make staying in your industrial building difficult and unpleasant. When you suspect mold—either from the appearance of mold, damp spots around the building, a recent flood or leak, or even just a musty feeling in the air—it’s time to find a company for commercial and industrial mold remediation. But how do you locate the right company for the job?

A Thorough Inspection, Cleaning, and Elimination

One of the things you should look into when searching for a company for commercial mold remediation services is the process that technicians go through when deciding on the steps to take for mold remediation. Unfortunately, there are contractors out there who simply don’t take enough pride in their work. Some companies are looking to make a quick buck and, while they may do as promised to remove the mold, they won’t take the steps to make sure the source of the problem is eliminated as well.

Mold growth in your business will probably not go away after a simple cleaning. If there is mold in your building, it is because moist conditions—caused by poor ventilation, lack of dehumidification, a leak in the home, inadequate drainage from your HVAC system, or any number of issues—allow for mold to develop. A good contractor will promise to locate the source of the problem and help you find ways to keep it from affecting daily operation in the future.

Industry Experts

You should also make sure that you only trust the job to industry experts. Experts in the indoor air quality industry recognize the importance of air quality to the operation of your business, and know that the work they do is vital to your company’s well-being.

At Alpha Air Corporation, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our work. However, we hope you’ll never have to use it, as our NADCA and IAQA certified experts locate the source of your mold problem and address any issue thoroughly for the best in industrial mold remediation in Rochester, MN.

For expert industrial mold remediation services in Rochester, MN and the surrounding areas, Call Us Today! 952.476.4144 or 1-866-PIXLEYS