Why Boilers Last Longer than Conventional Heaters

September 18th, 2023

Gas furnaces for forced hot air systems are the most popular way to heat homes in the US. But boilers remain very popular as well, for a wide variety of reasons. For one thing, houses in colder climates, like ours, are less likely to have ductwork. This is because it was first intended for use in central air conditioning systems, and homes in hotter parts of the country were more likely to be built with air conditioning in mind. Another major reason for the continued popularity of boilers is their longevity. Boilers last longer than furnaces. They might be able to keep heating your home for thirty years! Let’s take a close look at why that is.

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Preparing for Fall: Our Furnace Checklist

September 4th, 2023

You might not want to think about a cold Minnesota winter just yet, but you definitely don’t want it to sneak up on you while you’re unprepared! Your heating system is the first thing to keep in mind, since it’s the last thing you could live without come January. How can you make sure your furnace is prepared for fall? Follow this handy checklist, and you’ll be all ready when the cold weather hits. 

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Clear Benefits of a Duct Cleaning Appointment

August 21st, 2023

It’s been around fifty years since the majority of new homes started to be constructed with ductwork for central air conditioning. Some homes that age still have that original ductwork! Even when ductwork isn’t half a century old, it can be a little mysterious. You can’t see inside of it, and even the outsides of the ducts are usually tucked in out-of-the-way places you don’t look at very often. How can you tell what’s going on in your ductwork? With a little help from a duct cleaning service, you can get a clear view and a fresh start. 

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When Humidity Goes Too Far

August 7th, 2023

In many areas of life, the key is balance: neither too little nor too much, a happy medium. And when it comes to moisture in the air, that happy medium is between 30 and 50% humidity. But the weather outdoors might be causing your indoor air’s humidity to be quite far from that ideal percentage. What happens when the humidity in your home is at an extreme? And what can you do to bring it back to an ideal level? Here are our recommendations. 

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What Does the SEER2 Rating Mean?

July 24th, 2023

If you’ve seen the terms SEER and SEER2, or heard about air conditioner efficiency requirements changing, you might have some questions. How are these ratings calculated? What’s the difference between SEER and SEER2? Why were the standards changed? What makes an air conditioner more efficient? We’ve got some answers for you. 

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Stay Cool This Summer with 5 Tips

July 10th, 2023

Electricity is expensive, and new air conditioners are, too. For the next few months, you’re going to need to keep your home cool. How can you keep your bills down, your air conditioner in good condition, and your home as cool and comfortable as possible? Follow these 5 recommendations.

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Our Guide to Choosing Your Next AC

June 26th, 2023

Welcome to summer, a season of gorgeous weather, outdoor fun, and… suddenly being aware of just how well—or poorly—your air conditioner is working. Many folks are just now thinking about the condition of their AC unit and having concerns about whether they might need to get a new one before the summer is out. If AC replacement is on the horizon for you, there are a lot of options available. You should consider all these possibilities before making your choice.

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What Noises CAN Your AC Make?

June 12th, 2023

We all know that a funny noise can indicate a problem with a complex system, whether that’s a car, dishwasher, furnace, or your air conditioner. But sometimes it can be hard to tell whether a sound might mean something is wrong or if it is a perfectly normal noise that you shouldn’t worry about. While it’s good to know what AC noises mean it’s time to call for repairs, it’s also good to know what noises are just the sound of normal operation. Here’s a rundown of the sounds that a perfectly-happy air conditioner might make while it’s running smoothly.

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How an Air Purifier Targets Contaminants

May 15th, 2023

If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality (and you should be, considering the fact that Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors) you may have questions about the systems that are available to help keep your air clean and healthy. What is the difference between an air filter and a purifier? How do air purifiers work? And what benefits might you enjoy once your air is cleaner? We’ve got the answers for you right here.

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Is It Time to Replace or Repair?

May 1st, 2023

Spring might be slow to warm up in Minnesota, and there might be some snowy setbacks, but we’re really getting there, folks. And with springtime comes the task of getting ready for summer. Is your air conditioner ready for another season of keeping you and your home comfortable and cool? Or do you have some doubts? This is the perfect time to consider whether you should have a problematic air conditioner repaired, or whether it’s time for a new one.

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