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Benefits Of Duct Cleaning

By admin on July 12th, 2010

Extracting dust from the air duct work, by means of duct cleaning, is very beneficial to the air quality in one’s home. There is more dust inside than outside, and this type of dust is the ideal environment for mites and bacteria to develop, which are dangerous for health specifically if there are little children playing in various places in the house.

Our home’s HVAC (Air Conditioning and Heat Ventilation) systems are most prone to dust accumulation since these seasonal machines are not operated most of the time during the year. Additionally, because air conditioners ventilate, dust becomes trapped in them and this causes various allergic reactions. For this reason, many companies offer duct cleaning services for HVAC systems like heaters, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. The air channels of these machines can be properly cleaned with specialized brushes and blowers.Furnace Duct Cleaning

Heating and Cooling Maintenance

Duct cleaning not only reduces the incidence of dust allergies, but also ensures that your HVAC machine is properly maintained. Air conditioners and furnaces will work more effectively and perform their functions properly if there are cleaned regularly. An air conditioner will be more efficient at cooling if it is properly cleaned. You electricity bill will go down by reducing the burden on your AC’s compressor.

This is also true for heaters and dehumidifiers, if they’re cleaned utilizing the duct cleaning technique, their air passages won’t be clogged and won’t require as much maintenance. It has been noted HVAC systems have a longer functioning life if they’re properly cleaned and if the air passages are not clogged with dirt and dust. You will not have to worry about the HVAC system malfunctioning or replacing any parts. Thus, if one desires to make sure that his AC and heating systems is more durable, he must certainly get a duct cleaning system. Get your systems cleaned every season so that you can ensure a safe and healthy life for your HVAC equipment and perhaps even your family because they will not be exposed to allergens and dust related problems to the extent they might be with a dirty system.

Air Quality Indoors

As a responsible society we are obligated to look after our environment as pollution has become a worldwide issue. If everybody uses duct cleaning for their homes, then one person follows and another person and after this the entire community will benefit. We must promote duct cleaning systems if we want a cleaner, environmentally friendly, and pollution free atmosphere. Cleaning ducts can be costly, yet the advantages definitely are greater than the expenses, particularly when one views it in the context of environmental issues that we face.

Minneapolis Duct Cleaning

By admin on September 4th, 2009

Minneapolis Duct Cleaning

Duct Cleaning Dust MiteMinneapolis Duct Cleaning is the premier air duct cleaning company in the twin Cities, MN area. With more than 50 years experience installing furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and more, Duct-911.com is prepared to handle all your HVAC needs, including air duct cleaning. As a professional heating and cooling contractor, Duct-911.com is able to offer excellent heating and cooling cleaning services at unbeatable prices.CALL 612-234-4117 to get on the schedule.

Before Duct Cleaning

All manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment recommend having your furnace cleaned, and inspected annually. Most homeowners agree that common sense dictates having their ductwork cleaned atht the same time. While there is no formal guidelines as to how often your ventilation system is cleaned, the professionals at Duct-911.com are able to offer suggestions based on number of people and pets in your home, smokers, as well as medical and environmental concerns..

Here are Just a Few of the Many Reasons for Minneapolis Duct Cleaning:

  • Experienced air duct cleaning company: Our duct cleaning company has been serving the Minneapolis metro for over 15 years.
  • One price fits all: We have a flat rate fee of $99 whether your house is small or huge.
  • Fast, efficient & friendly duct cleaning techs: All of our techs work as assistants for several months before they are promoted to lead duct cleaning technicians.
  • Full service HVAC contractor: Homeowners prefer working with a duct cleaner who knows how to service, maintain and install all types of furnaces and air conditioners.
  • Fully licensed & insured heating and air conditioning company: Our sister company, Hoffman Heating has been installing heating and cooling equipment since 1947! – we know duct cleaning!

Visit us at: Duct Cleaning Minneapolis

After Duct Cleaning

Duct-911.com is known throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul, MN metro area for affordable top quality duct cleaning. So, when you work with Duct-911’s team of heating and cooling contractors, and our duct cleaning technicians you can feel good knowing you’re getting the very best service possible for your air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, garage unit heaters, boilers, air handlers, packaged units, comfort controls and indoor air quality systems. You can also trust Duct-911.com’s Minneapolis Duct Cleaning technicians to provide top notch cleaning services and to help determine the best duct cleaning method and maintenance schedule that’s right for you and your family. CALL 612-234-4117 to have all your duct cleaning questions answered.

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“Whole-House” Air Duct Cleaning

By Dave Trosdahl on April 3rd, 2009

We are asked all the time, ‘How can you professionally clean all the air ducts for just $99’. Our answer is quite simple, we don’t need to make a living cleaning air ducts!

Our company, Duct-911.com has been installing and repairing furnaces and air conditioners since the early ’90’s. As a full service Minneapolis Heating and Air Conditioning company operating in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metro area, we started our offering air duct cleaning as a complimentary service for our customers.

In no time, by word-of-mouth through our customers, friends and neighbors started calling us to have their air ducts cleaned too. We now provide our $99 “Whole House” special to any one in the 11 county metro area.

Yes, our profits are very slim. We aren’t losing money, but we approach this from the sense that if you like our duct cleaning service you will consider us for all your furnace and a/c repairs as well. We simply look at it this way; our current customers will remain our customers. As for the other “new customers”, we are convinced that when they see how honest and professional our company cleans air ducts, they will consider us for other heating and cooling needs as well.

So, please do not be startled by our low duct cleaning price. We are only trying to retain customers and hopefully pick up some new accounts along the way.

If you live in the Twin Cities area, and would like to take advantage of our “Whole-House” Air Duct Cleaning special for just $99, contact us by phone:

  • In Minneapolis call: (612) 234-4117>
  • In St. Paul call: (651) 653-4704
  • In Eden Prairie call: (952) 513-4353


or check out our Air Duct Cleaning website

When is the Best Time for Duct Cleaning?

By Dave Trosdahl on February 7th, 2009

There are several situations which help determine the best time for duct cleaning. Duct cleaning companies will tell you every year or two, but that is a rather vague answer. In our experience, the best time for duct cleaning depends on many factors. Here are some guidelines in determining when to have your air ducts cleaned.

Newborn Baby? Think Air Duct Cleaning

Are you expecting? if so, you REALLY need to consider duct cleaning. Even if your air ducts were cleaned just 2 years ago, why leave anything to chance? An infants lungs are so small that

Common household dust mite

Common household dust mite

any airborne contaminants could quickly make your little one sick. But don’t stop at duct cleaning, consider carpet and upholstery cleaning as well as a thorough top-to-bottom house cleaning.

Flooding or Moisture Problems

Duct cleaning could make sense If you have a problem with moisture in your duct work. Moisture may result in mold growth in the air ducts. First it is important to solve the problem. Next, clean and disinfect the entire duct work system where the mold growth has occurred, and have the rest of the ducting system cleaned as well. In some instances, you may be better of to simply replace the affected duct areas. It may also be more cost effective to replace the contaminated ducts.

New Construction Project – Clean the Air Ducts

If you are moving into a newly constructed or newly renovated house, duct cleaning should be on your list. Drywall dust, fibreglass pieces, and sawdust and other construction debris can restrict air flow.

Click here to schedule $99 duct cleaning

Click here to schedule $99 duct cleaning

Duct cleaning will also remove lunch wrappers, soda cans and other garbage which may have fallen or been swept into the air ducts. For similar reasons, duct cleaning is always advisable for older homes after any renovations have been completed.

Is Your House Cold or Drafty?

If you are having trouble with furnace airflow, duct cleaning could uncover significant blockages. For as little as $99 you should have the ducts cleaned before you pursue other more expensive solutions like duct work replacement or air duct rerouting to solve an airflow problem. Furnace cleaning and air conditioning component cleaning (e.g. furnace fan blower, air conditioning coil, humidifier, furnace heat exchanger, etc.) has also been shown to make a huge difference in air flow.

Visible Inspection of Air Ducts

Although the hidden components within your heating and cooling system are oftentimes the dirtiest, if you can see your vents are dirty, imagine how dirty the rest of the duct work system is. If you look in the cold air return air registers and see an accumulation of dust and debris in the air ducts, you may want to have it removed. Research has shown that cold air return air ducts, which are relatively big and have slow moving air, are generally far dirtier than the supply ducts.

Household Pets Require Frequent Duct Cleaning

Households with hairy pets (or young children) may find it necessary to inspect their return air ducts more frequently. Pet hair and pet dander, toys, food items and yes, even fecal matter seem to all find their way into the air ducts. If you have pets or children, you may want to plan on more frequent duct cleaning.

If any of the situations listed above have helped you determine you might be ready for duct cleaning please contact us and schedule a duct cleaning appointment at your convenience, using our online form.

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Is Regular Duct Cleaning a Good Choice?

By Dave Trosdahl on September 13th, 2008

Your home is perhaps one of your most valuable assets, so keeping it clean is part of the routine chores that you should perform to keep the structure and appliances in optimal condition.

Duct Cleaners

Professional air duct cleaners provide you with a series of services that include duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, furnace cleaning, a/c cleaning, chimney cleaning, and many other services related to your home’s heating and cooling system. Most duct cleaning services also include the cleaning of furnaces, air conditioning systems, ductwork, chimneys, water heaters and other routine household maintenance chores. They may also offer transit duct cleaning, vent cleaning, air duct sanitizing, etc.

If you need to hire a duct cleaner, you can try traditional methods such as browsing the yellow pages and looking at the classified ads in your local newspaper. However, the easier and faster way to find a cleaner is by researching on the Internet. In many countries, there are national duct cleaners’ associations that have searchable lists of their members, grouping them by regions, and providing additional information such as areas of specialization and additional services that they can provide.

You can browse the duct cleaners’ database, and find the professional closest to fitting your budget. Cleaning of air ducts on a regular basis is an investment that extends the life expectancy of your heating and cooling system (furnace and a/c), along with the added benefit of cleaner air. So, when you hire the services of a professional duct cleaner you will be helping to keep a hygienic household environment. However, is there a difference between a professional duct cleaner and an unqualified cleaner such as the homeowner?

Professional Duct Cleaners Will Inspect and Advise

Professional duct cleaners are trained to spot safety concerns like mold or other microbial growth. They will offer suggestions on how to clean contaminated areas, as well as offer tips on how to prevent future problems. The same is true for the heating and cooling system. A well trained, professional air duct cleaner will also inspect the furnace for a cracked heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger will often go unnoticed by the homeowner leading to, often times deadly consequences. They will be able to check for carbon monoxide leaks and offer solutions to repair problem areas.

In the unfortunate event part or all of your heating and cooling system needs to be repaired or replaced, a professional duct cleaning company will have certified HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technicians on staff, ready to correct problems immediately.

Heating and Cooling

Furnaces and air conditioners are among the most costly investments in a household, so getting a professional duct cleaning company to perform regular cleaning maintenance is a wise choice. Routine cleaning of your ventilation system including your air vents, furnace, central air system and chimney will make you feel more comfortable at home. And if your home looks good and is dust-free, your sense of well-being will also be increased. Visit us online at Duct-911.com or by calling 877-DUCT-911 to schedule duct cleaning.

These and many other duct cleaning facts are explained in great detail on our web site, Duct-911.com, as well as by calling 877-DUCT-911.

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By Dave Trosdahl on June 8th, 2008

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Duct Cleaning | Furnace Cleaning

By Dave Trosdahl on April 16th, 2008

 

If you are a homeowner you are most likely in the “spring clean-up mode”, if not, I bet you will be soon. As the temperatures start getting back to normal and the old furnace gets a break, most people start thinking about spring cleaning and how they can get some fresh air back into the house.

Spring Cleaning Includes the Air Ducts too!

In addition to cleaning up the yard, washing windows and shampooing carpets, don’t forget about your home’s heating and air conditioning system. As one of the most important…and most expensive… appliances in your home, the ductwork is just begging to be cleaned! If you think about it, the furnace has been forcing musty, stale air through the cold air return, past the furnace filter and back into your home through your air vents all winter long. And for $1.50 at the local home depot, don’t expect that furnace filter to stop too much in the way of dust and dirt. Your furnace is designed to be cleaned frequently (yearly according to manufacturer recommendations), and not to be dependent soley upon a cheap little furnace filter.

Want Fresh Air – Clean the Air Vents

If it’s fresh air you want, consider duct cleaning as one of the top items on your list. Most companies offer a $99 Philly Duct Cleaning Special and as long as they are a reputable firm, it’s well worth the money. Chances are, you will save that back in the first few months running your a/c since your furnace won’t need to work so hard to blow cool air through the air ducts. For more duct cleaning facts read; Twin Cities Duct Cleaning Facts and you might want to read; Is routine Duct Cleaning a Good Choice?

Good luck with the spring clean-up!

A/C Spring Cleaning Air Conditioner Tune-up

By Dave Trosdahl on April 10th, 2008

At Duct-911.com, we would love nothing more than to be able to help you save energy and save money by lower your heating and cooling costs while still helping you maintain a cool climate inside your home this summer.

A/C Spring Cleaning

When thinking about your furnace or air conditioner it is important to under stand that most central air conditioners have three basic parts:

  1. Compressor/Condenser – This is the outdoor unit that sits next to your home
  2. Evaporator/A-coil – an indoor unit which is located in the plenum (the duct work above your furnace).
  3. Duct work and air vents More

Now Duct-911.com Has a Toll Free Duct Cleaning Number: (877) 382-8911

By Dave Trosdahl on January 19th, 2008

Duct-911.com has a new way to be contacted for air duct cleaning: (877) 382-8911. In an atempt to make it even easier for customers to contact us, wee have created a new duct cleaning hotline.

Whether you would prefer to schedule online or by phone, we would love to hear from you. We service many major markets and will be adding more metro areas as quickly as we are able to locate air duct cleaning contractors who meet our stringent requirements.

If you are an experienced duct cleaner and have a reputation of putting the homeowner first, we would love to talk with you. Our $99 duct cleaning service is expanding rapidly and we will be needing duct cleaning pros to work with homeowners who are in need of duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, chimney sweeping and more. Please call our office at 877-Duct-911.

Time to Change Your Furnace Filter?

By Dave Trosdahl on January 6th, 2008

Here’s a question we are asked all the time; “How often do I need to change my furnace filter?”. While there are many factors involved, a good rule of thumb is to change your furnace filter every month. here are some of the factors to consider when deciding how often you should change the furnace filter in your home:

  • Is your house dusty? – A house with dirty air ducts will blow dust and dirt around the house and will ultimately assist in plugging up the filter faster. If it’s been a while since you had your air ducts cleaned, play it safe and get them cleaned.
  • Do you have pets? Cats and dogs are notorious for shedding hair which will eventually find it’s way into your heating and cooling system.
  • How often does your furnace run? If you live in Minneapolis or New York City, chances are your furnace will run a lot more than if you live in Atlanta.  On the other hand, the people that live in Atlanta will run their A/C a lot more than the folks who live in the northern climates.
  • Are you bothered by allergies? You might be tempted to go out and purchase a HEPA filter, but be prepared to pay for it twice! Not only will you pay more for it and still have to replace it every 6 months or so, your furnace will be required to work much harder to draw air through the filter.
  • If you have an electrostatic furnace filter you will need to wash it as recommended by the manufacturer.

No matter what you decide, remember that if there is a forced air system in the home or office the filter must be changed regularly and duct cleaning should be considered as a part of routine home maintenance. Doing so will help insure that your family is breathing cleaner air and your heating/cooling system is not overworking.