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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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Heating and Air Conditioning Twin Cities

By Dave Trosdahl on January 29th, 2009

The pros at Hoffman Heating and Air Conditioning of Minneapolis, MN install and service a wide variety of heating and air conditioning equipment. Hoffman Heating and Air Conditioning has been known for over 50 years a a full service contractor able to meet your needs big or small. We only supply quality HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) equipment, like Lennox, along with a custom air duct fabrication shop.

Hoffman Heating and Air Conditioning of the Twin Cities, MN earns an enviable reputation by providing Minneapolis and the surrounding area with the highest quality installation and outstanding service. Hoffman heating & air conditioning air conditioning and heating systems installation and repair is a certified Lennox comfort specialist dealer located in Minnesota. Let Hoffman take care of your family’s comfort needs we’re your total comfort dealer and that is what we have been doing for over 50 years at Hoffman Heating and air conditioning.

We provide a full heating & air conditioning analysis and inspection check by just calling us and scheduling an appointment for us to stop out. At Hoffman Heating & Air Conditioning we service and install residential and light commercial business we install complete heating, air conditioning and air quality products such as Lennox and carrier. Call 651-653-4704 to talk with the pros at Hoffman Heating & Air Conditioning.

Click here for a free heating and cooling installation quote.

Steps for Green Home Cleaning

By Dave Trosdahl on December 16th, 2008

When opting for green cleaning, one needs to take due care in choosing an appropriate product. You may have been using the ordinary cleansers containing chemicals dangerous to the environment and your health so it is always suggestible to gradually and steadily move towards green cleaning. This would help you to steer clear of the mounting toxic cleansers that are already in your home.

Primarily there are three main steps for green home cleaning.

The first step in green cleaning is to do away with the toxic home cleaners which you have by now bought and are there in your house. These cleaners are quite harsh in effect and can prove dangerous for our environment. However most of these products contain the instruction for disposal on their package. You can follow the advice of these instructions while disposing them. Most local municipalities have guidelines for safely getting rid of these unsafe cleaners. They may also have an annual toxins drop-off day for collecting household toxins. Un-utilized cleaners can be given to someone else for use or it can be utilized in your own home until it is finished.

Another alternative can be to let it dry or evaporate before you trash it, however always bear in mind not to drain or pour it out as it may result in contaminating the underground water system. If you are aware of the different toxic ingredients in your cleaner, then you may simply box them according to the different categories until the next municipality drop off day.

The second step towards green cleaning is to replace the toxic cleaners with the nontoxic cleaners which are environment friendly and harmless. Green cleaning products are extensively available in the marketplace with most of them claiming to be green or safe, however while replacing your existing cleaner you should make a detailed study of the ingredients used in the manufacture of green cleaning products. It is always wise to replace the toxic formulas with the nontoxic ones in case you are preparing your green cleaner at home. If purchasing, then labels like “recycled”, “natural”, “sustainable” or “biodegradable” should be kept in mind.

You should ensure that a list of ingredients and manufacturing date is well pasted on the container, in case you choose to make your own green cleaner at home. This would inform you of the content and their expiry resulting in timely disposal. Such homemade green cleaners should be put in airtight jars to hold their nontoxic quality.

The Last step is to alter your buying habit. Instead of buying general toxic home cleaners you should opt for green cleaners, which are environment friendly and harmless for your own health as well. This would further avoid the piling-up of toxic contents in your home and would also give a boost to nature conservation. Nevertheless if you have to buy these harsh cleaners than stay away from buying them in bulk, small quantity is suggestible, as they are used and disposed. Mostly a small quantity of such a cleaner is required, so this would discourage the useless storage of such unsafe chemical.

Green Cleaning is our Duty to Protect the Environment

We as human beings have taken huge steps in turning our environment green through plantation and various other efforts, all this may slowly go for want if timely measures are not taken in preserving the green efforts. Using a green cleaner is one such stride towards securing our home environment as a green home would give us a greener earth.

Remove the toxins from your duct work by having a professional duct cleaning contractor do a complete “source removal” of all contaminants from your heating and cooling system. For even more green cleaning tips visit CleanMyFurnace.com

Called Your Furnace Chimney Sweep Yet?

By Dave Trosdahl on October 4th, 2008

It’s already that time of year, time to call your local furnace chimney sweep

If you’re like most homeowners you probably realize that your chimney has been neglected all spring and summer and now that fall is here, it’s a great time to get a hold of your furnace chimney sweep. While the high efficiency gas furnace chimneys don’t need to be cleaned nearly as often, the manufacturers all recommend an annual furnace cleaning and inspection. The older furnaces on the other hand, should be cleaned and inspected every year as well as a thorough furnace chimney sweep.
Furnace Chimney Sweep

How much does a chimney sweep cost?

while we can’t speak for other companies, we can tell you that no matter how steep your roof pitch is, nor how many floors up, our price is always $99. I know, it’s hard to imagine a furnace chimney sweep could drive to your house, setup, do a thorough chimney sweep, clean-up and still only charge $99. Well, we have an ulterior motive…we want to earn your trust. If we do an excellent job at chimney cleaning, you will trust us enough to call us when you need furnace repair or air conditioning service. You could call it a “loss leader” (like buying eggs at Cub Foods for $0.25), except we don’t expect you to buy anything else from us. Again, we just want a chance to earn your business.

How long does chimney sweeping take?

That depends on how many chimneys you have, angle of the roof, how tall it is, etc. It also makes a difference if we have two guys on the truck that day or just one. On small business chimneys in a one-story strip mall, we can be in and out in 20 minutes. for a three-story house that has 3 very dirty chimneys and we have one chimney sweep on the route, it can take a few hours. No matter what, you can count on us to do it right. Our chimney sweeps are well trained, informative and thorough.

Schedule a furnace chimney sweep today.

Schedule a furnace chimney sweep today and we could be out as early as tomorrow. Ideally though, we like to have 2 days notice so we can better plan the routes. With fuel prices what they are, we hope you understand.

Call for Chimney Cleaning:

  • In the Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN area Call 651-653-4704
  • In the Atlanta, GA area Call 404-348-011
  • In the Philly Philadelphia, PA area Call 815-825-8529
  • Anywhere else in the USA: 877-DUCT-911 (382-8911)

Hope to hear from you soon!

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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Air Duct Cleaning – Pros & Cons

By Dave Trosdahl on June 20th, 2008

In deciding whether or not you should consider air duct cleaning, it is important to weigh the pros & cons. In a recent post on the Duct Cleaning Twin Cities blog, the author a Duct Cleaner from Minneapolis, has pointed out several things to keep in mind when making that decision.

The Pros and Cons of Air Duct Cleaning

Some of the “pros” listed are; contaminant removal, the benefit of breathing clean air, affordability and even dusting less. The “cons” mentioned included; the scams associated with duct cleaning, wide price ranges, incomplete cleaning methods and price gouging.

For a more in-depth study of air duct cleaning pros and cons I suggest reading:

As I always stress, remember to check references before hiring a contractor. Look for a “testimonial” page on the duct cleaners website, call the BBB and check with the Department of Commerce for your state. Although the price is very affordable, the duct cleaning industry is notorious for the old bait and switch technique. If the air duct cleaning company won’t give you a firm price over the phone, call another duct cleaner.

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By Dave Trosdahl on June 8th, 2008


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