Air Duct Cleaning & Maintenance

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Air Duct Cleaning & Maintenance by WestAir Heating & Cooling

Clean air ducts help keep dirt, dust mites, and mold out of the air of your home. Turning on a contaminated or clogged heating and cooling system can cycle these potentially harmful particles into the air you breathe and decrease indoor air quality. How do you know if you need an air duct cleaning service?

Check with your local HVAC technician to find any visible mold or excessive dust and debris inside your ducts, or if there has been a recent infestation of rodents or insects.

Keep your ducts clean by practicing proper home habits.

• Change your furnace and air conditioner filters regularly.
• Check to make sure you use the right air filters that fit your equipment.
• Make sure your HVAC equipment is efficient and regularly maintained.
• Dust and vacuum your home regularly. Vacuuming can increase the amount of dust in the air, so it’s worth upgrading to a high efficiency (HEPA) vacuum cleaner.
• Seal off supply and return registers during home renovation or construction.
• Maintain your humidifier to prevent mold inside the home.
• Repair leaks and water damage promptly.
• Make sure ducts are sealed properly and insulated in attics and crawl spaces.
• Invest in an Aprilaire Air Cleaner to reduce the amount of dust circulating around your home. Air cleaners trap 98 percent of visible dust and irritating particles, and 97 percent of airborne pollen. Attached to your furnace, the filters remove matter through the blower fan and return clean air back into the rooms of your home.

Air duct cleaning is not an annual service, but might be needed after some time, especially if you have pets, smoke, sensitive allergies, respiratory needs, or live in a humid environment.

At WestAir Heating & Cooling, we use a specialized Rotobrush cleaning system to clean air duct systems. This “source removal” cleaning method utilizes powerful vacuums and brushes to dislodge any debris that stick to the surface.

If you think you might need your ducts cleaned or worry about your indoor air quality, contact us for more information.

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Fall is a Great Time to Clean Your Air Ducts

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The coldest months of the year are on the horizon which means Minnesotans will spend increasingly more time indoors. That also means we’ll be breathing the indoor air from our home’s HVAC duct system. Improving your indoor air quality is simple.

As a HVAC system circulates air throughout your home, it also moves around dust, dirt and allergens. Over time, these substances collect in your duct system, causing your system to work harder to provide the level of comfort you desire. Having your ducts cleaned by our professional WestAIR technician will ensure your ducts are free and clear of pollutants, and that you and your family are breathing in the cleanest indoor air possible.

Fall is a great time to schedule this preventative maintenance before the winter season hits. Not only will you breath easier, but you’ll also save money in the long run by performing this simple step.

Learn more about Duct Cleaning by contacting WestAIR Heating & Cooling today at 763.498.8071 or check WestAirHeating.com for more info and current specials.

 

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Preparing Your Furnace for Spring

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As warmer weather moves into Minnesota this spring, homeowners are tempted to open the windows and turn off furnace units. Before you do, it’s important to prepare your furnace for “shut-down.”

Change Filters
Continue to change your air filter monthly for a seemless transition into the cooling season.

Clean Vents
Ensure registers are free of dust and debris by vacuuming out vents in each room of your home. Make an appointment to have a WestAIR professional perform a thorough duct-cleaning to ensure proper air flow through your home.

Check CO Detectors
Ensure CO detectors are functioning properly in the home. Change batteries as needed.

Adjust Humidity Levels
Have you been using your whole-home humidifier system this winter? Consider turning down the humidifier or turn it off entirely in the spring and summer months.

Assess Your Furnace Functionality
Now is a great time to think about the way your furnace performed this past winter. Get a jump-start on replacing your furnace now before the next cold season begins. Also, take a minute to think about your air conditioning unit and insure it’s ready to run this summer.

For all your heating & cooling needs, contact WestAIR Heating & Cooling at 763-498-8071.

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Breathe Easier with Indoor Air Quality Products

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Asthma is a lung disorder that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. There is no cure for the disease, but fortunately it can be managed in a variety of ways.

Many triggers inside your home can contribute to asthma flare-ups. An improperly maintained HVAC system carries pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, mold and pollen through ductwork, making it difficult for asthma and allergy sufferers to breathe.

Fortunately, there are several ways to improve indoor air quality. Scheduling a professional service cleaning through WestAIR Heating & Cooling helps remove built-up pollutants from inside air ducts, stopping them from blowing throughout the home.

Whole house Air Exchanger Ventilation Systems provide a healthier indoor environment by delivering a continuous flow of fresh, filtered outdoor air to the home. Recirculation provides constant flow of air to prevent stale air in your home for premium indoor air quality.

WestAIR also offers both electric and non-electric air cleaners that work to efficiently trap particles at the source, providing you a cleaner and healthier environment.

Give us a call at 763-498-8071 to learn more about the indoor air quality options available to you. We’ll have you breathing easier in no time!

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HVAC Humor

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Our friendly team at WestAIR Heating & Cooling loves a good laugh once in a while …

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but we also take duct cleaning seriously. Count on our experts at WestAIR to eliminate your dirty duct problem with our Rotobrush cleaning system. Our “Source Removal” cleaning method uses a powerful, specialized vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through your duct system, we insert devices into your ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to the interior surfaces.

Call us today to learn more about our duct cleaning services. 763-498-8071

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Improve Indoor Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

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Do you or family members suffer from allergies or asthma? The accumulation of dust, dirt and other pollutants can pose a threat for everyone that breathes the air. Airborne contaminants include dust mites, fungi, germs and mold. Pollutants are drawn into the heating and air conditioning ducts through the return air registers.

You may want to have your ducts cleaned if you notice an excess of dust behind your return air grills or have had a remodel/construction project completed recently.

Duct cleaning of your air duct system can make a difference in your Indoor Air Quality and can cut your energy costs by increasing the efficiency of your system.

It is recommended that you have your ducts cleaned once every other year.  Specials are available if you schedule your cleaning with other furnace or Indoor Air Quality services. Call us today and schedule a duct cleaning this Fall.

Proudly delivering the “Quality Service you expect” for 25+ years. Contact WestAIR Heating and Cooling today for a free estimate (763)498-8071. Location: 11184 River Road NE Hanover, MN 55341

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Dryer Vents

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Has it ever seemed like it takes forever for your clothes to dry?? You might be thinking your dryer is just getting old and needs to be replaced. Why spend all that money if you really don’t need to. The simple solution is to have your dryer vent and ducts cleaned. This will help with quicker drying times and save you money on your electric bill when it only takes 30 minutes vs. 60 minutes to dry.

Dirty dryer vents are also a fire hazard. If they become plugged up the dryer becomes hotter and increases the chance for a fire to start within the vents.  Something like this could very well happen while no one is home.

It is recommended that you clean dryer vents once a year.  Discounts are available if you schedule your cleaning with other furnace and duct cleaning services. Save money and reduce your risks of a fire. Call us today and schedule a dryer vent cleaning before it’s too late.

Proudly delivering the “Quality Service you expect” for 25+ years. Contact WestAIR Heating and Cooling today for a free estimate (763)498-8071. Location: 11184 River Road NE Hanover, MN 55341

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