G&B Environmental is one of few certified filter specialists in the state of Minnesota. Our filter certification means we have demonstrated a thorough, up-to-date understanding of air filtration technology and high level of professionalism. In order to become certified, air filtration professionals must pass an extensive examination on the principles, methods and applications of air filtration.
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Customer service is our top priority. We focus on providing each customer with a custom solution that will save money, conserve energy and minimize risk and headaches. Our initial costs may not be the rock bottom option, but we are confident that we will be your best filtration, coil and duct option in the long run. We recognize that our job is more than replacing or maintaining filters, you count on us to make decisions that help your heating, cooling, water and HVAC systems running. Compliance with the NAFA Code of Ethics ensure that we will do our best for you every time.
G & B Environmental Specialties:
Improving Consumer Education on Filters, Coils, Ducts and HVAC Systems
We are working on a series of short lessons to help our customers better understand filters, coils, ducts, HVAC systems and the advantages of regular maintenance. Check them out below – sign up for updates at the right.
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As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills and your comfort.
Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
Maintaining HVAC systems is critical to demonstrate that you are following the industry’s “standard of care”. Doing so will help protect your building occupants from unnecessary exposure to IAQ issues and help protect you from potential litigation.
There are some other very good reasons to properly maintain your HVAC system, including:
- Lower utility costs.
- Increase the service life of the HVAC equipment (reduce replacement costs).
- Greater comfort for the building’s occupants.
Hail guard packages are designed to protect the rooftop unit condenser coil from hail, foreign objects and general contact damage. Excessive damage to rooftop unit outdoor coils can result in diminished performance due to reduced air flow over the heat transfer surfaces.
Hail storms can cause significant damage to unprotected air conditioner condenser coils. Properly assessing and addressing hail damage to condenser coils, or any finned surface heat transfer coil, will help
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ensure economical operation of the air conditioning systems on your buildings and avoid unnecessary and possibly more expensive repair costs later.
Minor damage to a condenser coil is described as shallow indentations in the coil surface. Can be addressed by merely straightening out the condenser fins to restore optimum air flow through the coil. Moderate damage is defined as coil indentations or paths of bent fins that are at least 1/8 inch deep and cover up to 30 percent of the coil surface. Moderately damaged coils may require 30 minutes or more per square foot to straighten the fins. Severe damage to air conditioning condenser coils is defined as indentations in the coil surface that are from a ¼ inch to 3/8 inch deep and extend well into the enhanced portion of the fins. The damage will cover 30 percent or more of the coil surface area. This degree of damage cannot be ignored and will eventually lead to equipment failure if not properly addressed. Because of the nature of severe damage, it is far more difficult to straighten the fins, but it may still be possible to do so. However, it is a very labor intensive project. Allow 40 minutes to an hour per square foot. This level of damage may also involve damage to the refrigerant tubing in the coil. In some cases, it may be a better choice to replace the condenser coil rather than attempting to repair it.
The Good news is that we can cost effectively straighten the fins and install Hail Stop hail guards on the unit to prevent from occurring again. If you need a contractor to replace the coil, we have a good selection of qualified contractors to choose from.
Dirty coils force compressors to run longer and work harder than required, increasing energy usage and utility costs.
Dirty coils force compressors to run longer and work harder than required, increasing energy usage and utility costs while decreasing component life and occupant comfort.
G&B Environmental, Inc. can help! We clean and then protect with Prevent equipment filters that you simply clean with a broom or vacuum off.
Working out in the field on one day and working the board room the next. We are not afraid of a little work here at G&B Environmental, Inc. Please call for your air and water needs.
Arrived at condominium complex today and found the chillers covered with cottonwood seed. We cleaned system and installed PreVent filter screens to stop build-up of debris on the chiller air intakes. The filters are custom sized, and easily mounted over large areas of the chiller system. Cleaning maintenance will be reduced significantly, and can be quickly done with a broom, brush or shop vacuum. Units will run with steadier efficiency curve and significantly reduce time spent cleaning the units.
Air Filter Pads and Custom frames made to fit any furnace or A/C unit is by far the most cost efficient form of filtration for your hom or office. You do not incur the waste of purchasing the cardboard frame and metal grille with each furnace air filter. You purchase only the filter media pad. It takes only about one year to recapture the cost of the filter frame and then you only have to buy furnace filter pads and that is when you will see the real savings. It is very easy to remove and install an air filter pad on the holding frame. By using reusable holding frame you will not only save money, but you will contribute to the environment by only disposing of material used in the actual filtration process. I’ve seen millions of filters in the last twenty years and continue to use this form of filtration in my home because it works and I pay for filtration and not packaging hardware.
Each air filter pad is treated with a biocide that controls the growth of mold, mildew, algae and fungi on the filter and keeps the air you breathe fresh and clean. These air filters have a MERV 8 rating. By controlling these microorganisms it could help relieve allergies, asthma, sinus problems, headaches and nasal congestion. The air filter is held in place by a metal holding frame. The metal frame is made out of 20 gauge galvanized steel. The air filter attaches to the metal frame and slides in and out of your furnace. We need only the width and length of your current filter and will build filter frame to your dimensions. Call today and we will put your name on it for your very own personal furnace filter.
Manufacturing company in the West uses ducted industrial air cleaners for source capture and free hanging ambient units in a push-pull design to filter welding fumes and grinding dust particles that enter the air.
G&B Environmental, Inc. can provide optimal management of this type of physical asset which requires pro acive maintenance to maximize value for the customer. By managing assets across the facility, organizations can improve utilization and performance, reduce capital costs, reduce asset-related operating costs, extend asset life and subsequently improve ROA.