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How Replacing Old Furnaces Improves Air Quality and Comfort

Your furnace is the primary source of heat during the winter. It can bring comfort to your entire household and keep you safe when the temperatures plummet. On the same token, the furnace can also be a source of toxic air that can affect you and your family's health without you even knowing it. Certain factors can determine both the condition of the furnace and the type of toxins it's releasing into your home. If your furnace is old and worn down, we recommend that you call an HVAC specialist to inspect the system. It may be time for a new furnace.

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How Do You Know if Your Air Ducts are Dirty?

You may never think about your HVAC system or the ducts channeling the air throughout your home until a problem arises. What you may not realize is that problems are already happening right under your nose. The HVAC system may be polluting the air in your home, making it more difficult to breathe. Dirty air can also lead to respiratory problems. But how do you know if your air ducts are dirty? Read below to find out more.

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Doing a Post-Construction Clean Up of Your New Home or Offices

Once you have a new home or office built, you might want to move right in. But wait! There may still be some dangerous post-construction materials lurking around. If you want to make sure your new construction is safe to live and work in, you might want to invest in a post-construction clean up.

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What are VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are various chemicals found in cleansers and other products we use to clean and maintain our homes. Many of these substances are released via fumes from containers or aerosols from spray cans. Once VOCs enter the air, they are circulated through the HVAC system via the air ducts. Many of these chemicals linger and never really settle or disappear. They, along with other pollutants, affect our health, although we rarely realize it. Dust Doctors can reduce the amount of VOCs in your by providing HVAC and duct cleaning services.

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Signs of Mold in Your HVAC Duct System

Each year homeowners across Little Canada and the Twin Cities complain of health issues such as asthma, allergies, respiratory problems, and more severe health problems. What many homeowners don’t know is that the presence of mold can be a significant factor in the level of their health. Dust Doctors knows firsthand the effects of mold in an HVAC system or ductwork. We can safely remove the mold and purify the air in your once again. Contact us for an inspection and a free estimate.

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning: Start with Your HVAC System

It’s time to get ready for spring cleaning again. You can scrub the floors, polish all the furniture, and clean out all the cabinets. If you don’t clean the air in your home, however, you may find that all the dusting is a waste of time. Dust Doctors offers complete air purification through our many ducts and HVAC cleaning services. We can make your home smell better while you breathe easier this upcoming spring. Contact us for a complete HVAC cleaning today.

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How Cleaning Your Air Dryer Vent Prevents Fires

Many people don’t realize how dangerous their dryer vent can be. According to a recent report, nearly 3,000 fires occur in homes nationwide annually due to dirty dryer vents. It’s easy to avoid fires in your home by having your vents professionally inspected and cleaned by a Dust Doctors technician. Schedule an appointment with us today, and we’ll clear all the dust, dirt, and debris out of your home. We can help you prevent fires in your home.

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What are Dust Mites and How do You Get Rid of Them?

House dust mites are everywhere. They enter the home from the outside on every vehicle possible: clothes, shoes, pets, pollution, and the open air. Once they get inside, they make themselves at home by multiplying and invading every inch of your house. Wherever there is dust, rest assured, there are dust mites. While routinely dusting and cleaning your house will rid the dwelling of thousands of dust mites, you should also hire a professional HVAC cleaning company to purify your duct system.

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The Effects of Dirty Return Vents on Furnace Efficiency

Numerous studies have shown that dust and dirt buildup can affect the performance of your furnace. The concept is simple. As dirt builds up around the vents, it blocks the passageway for warm or cool air. Since the furnace forces the air through the ductwork, the blocked vent creates additional pressure in the system. The furnace, however, must continue to do its job of circulating the conditioned air through the house. The difference is that it must now work twice as hard to perform the same task at the same level.

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The Benefits of Ultraviolet (UV) Lights in Air Ducts

Ultraviolet (UV) lighting devices offer a wide range of health benefits when we install them in your home’s HVAC system. If you live in Minneapolis and St. Paul and you’re concerned about clean air in your home, we recommend adding UV lighting to your heating and cooling equipment. Below are some benefits of UV lights in your duct system. If you have any other questions, you can contact Dust Doctors.

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