Commercial HVAC: Dust Collection Systems in Minnesota Workplaces

RM Johnson in AnnandaleFor years, Chappell Central Inc. has been installing dust collection systems for numerous applications. This has been a very satisfying part of our business because the positive results are immediate and appreciated. Making any space safer and more pleasant to work in is always gratifying. Here are a few of our most recent installations.

RM Johnson

Over the years, Chappell Central has worked with RM Johnson to install several systems. We returned to RM Johnson in Annadale to install another collection system for a welding area.

commercial HVAC projectAlexandria Pro Fab

Alexandria Pro Fab purchased three new “Wet Collectors” to handle the fine metal particulates liberated by their wheelabrators and other grinding processes. This picture shows the new downdraft table tied to a wet collector that they will be using for their hand grinding processes.

Forma Feed

Working with Dave Boehne of Air Cleaning Technologies (A.C.T.) we installed a dust air cleaning technologies HVACcollection system for Forma Feed in Stewart, MN in their packaging area. This involved a series of custom hoods for various mixing and packaging machines.

Gavilon Fertilizer

This was an interesting project because it presented a challenge due to the conveyance of the product. Also, the product was a super fine powder and difficult to contain within the capture velocity of the system. With the help of the Gavilon employees we were able to make some custom hoods to limit the dust in the breathing zone.

custom HVAC hoodsInterested in taking a look at some of our other commercial projects?

Check out our HVAC projects at area schools, waste water treatment plants, and historical government buildings.

How to Choose Between Furnace Repair or Furnace Replacement

In Minnesota, heating our homes is about more than just comfort. Many families is West Central Minnesota also ask our HVAC professionals for advice on the safety and energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems. When you have to make the choice between furnace repair or furnace replacement, it is usually not an easy one. A furnace is a big investment in your family’s home, that should take some serious thought and research. Before making the decision to repair or replace your home’s heating system, check with an HVAC professional to make sure your furnace is safe, working properly, and assess how energy efficient it is. The next big factor is cost.

Old Furnaces Cost More to Run

  • Up to 40 cents on dollar for heat is wasted up and out of chimney
  • Can consume over 1200kWh a year, which can cost $100-$300 more annually
  • Older furnaces can also pose some health threats

New Furnaces are more Energy Efficient

  • Less than 4 cents on dollar is wasted
  • Energy efficient furnaces consume 25% the energy as standard furnace
  • Newer furnaces are safer and more energy efficient
  • The brand we sell and recommend most frequently are Carrier Furnaces.

When to Consider Furnace Replacement Over Furnace Repair

(The average life expectancy of a furnace is 16-20 years)

  • If your furnace is less than ten years old, but more than $500 to fix, furnace replacement will probably save you money in the long run
  • If you your furnace is over ten years old, and several hundred dollars to fix, furnace replacement will probably save you money in the long run

If you have not had your central heating system checked in the past year, or if you have questions on HVAC equipment or heating repair, please contact Chappell Central today.  We can help you determine if it is more cost-efficient to repair or replace your furnace so you are ready for the West Central Minnesota winter. It is much easier to do furnace and HVAC equipment comparison shopping before your equipment breaks down, instead of during an emergency on a cold January night. Chappell Central also has an annual Maintenance and Service plan that can keep your heating and cooling systems running smoothly and avoid surprises.

Chappell Central can help with all your residential heating and commercial HVAC needs, including air duct cleaning, air conditioning systems, heat pumps, geothermal heat, heat recovery units, and air duct repair.

Many of these stats came from the Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center on Home Heating.