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Improving the Circulation of Your HVAC System

As summer approaches, you may notice that your HVAC system isn't working as well as it should be. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to a malfunctioning HVAC system, and one of them is poor circulation. If the air is cold but doesn't seem to be coming out as quickly as it should, that's likely your problem.

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How to Determine When Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

The frequency in which your air ducts need to be cleaned varies based on many factors. Those who live in a dusty environment, have pets, or run their heating or cooling device often may need their ducts cleaned more frequently than those who do not. As the time between cleanings varies from household to household, you may be unsure of when your ducts need to be cleaned. Here are a few of the signs that can help you determine when your air ducts may need to be cleaned.

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Three Signs Mold May Be Present in Your Air Ducts

Mold in the home can be dangerous. In fact, certain types of mold can trigger illnesses in people. Unfortunately, mold often grows in places not visible to you, such as in the home’s duct work. Knowing the signs that mold may be present in your ducts gives you the opportunity to hire a professional air duct cleaner to inspect and clean the ducts, which removes any mold that may be present. Here are three signs mold may be present in your ducts:

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Moving Soon? Make Sure Your New Home’s Air Ducts Are Clean

After purchasing a home, you will be busy moving and settling in. One of the last things you may be thinking about is the duct work in the home. Though, after moving in, you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned. Here are a few of the benefits associated with having your air ducts cleaned when moving into a new place:

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Deep Cleaning Versus Air Whip Cleaning: Which is Better For Your Ducts?

As duct cleaning professionals, we recommend you have your air ducts cleaned every two to five years. When it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned, we can help you decide which air duct cleaning technique may be better for your ducts.

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4 Tips for Reducing Dust in Your Home

Reducing the amount of dust in your home can reduce the frequency in which you need to dust and make the air healthier to breathe. This can be especially important for those who suffer from allergies or breathing conditions, such as asthma. If you are looking to reduce the amount of dust in your home, you may be unsure of where to start. Here are four tips that can help you reduce the amount of dust in your home:

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Skin Issues That Can Be Caused By Dust

Dust is unsightly, but is it dangerous? In addition to lung issues, dust can also cause skin-related issues. This can lead to itching, redness, soreness, and cracked skin. Here are a few issues that can occur.

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How Dust Can Lead to Household Pests

Dust doesn't just hurt your air quality. It can also introduce pests into your home. If you have dust accumulating in the corners of your house, you could also have bugs already there as well. Here's how dust can potentially attract pests, as well as what you can do to avoid it.

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Are Dust Mites Dangerous?

Dust mites. They sound terrible, but are they actually dangerous? Many people are terrified of any kind of mite within their home, but the truth is that mites are absolutely everywhere. There are even mites on your body right now. Here's what you need to know.

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Which Allergens Are Hiding In Your Vents?

Whether it’s tree pollen in April or ragweed in August, allergens around the Twin Cities area are a year-round aggravation. Allergy sufferers often seek refuge from these sneeze-causing, eye-watering menaces indoors. However, sometimes it seems like relief never comes. If you experience allergy symptoms inside your home, one culprit could be your own ventilation system.

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