Mesaba Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

All the Pros and Cons of Using a Boiler to Heat Your Home

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Are you building a new home? Or perhaps you’re unsatisfied with your current heating system and looking for something better? A boiler is a great option for home heating, and as you weigh that possibility, you should have as much information as possible. We’ll lay out for you exactly what’s great about a boiler, and we’ll also explain the potential downsides.

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This Is How Long New Boilers Last For

Monday, February 6th, 2023

If you’re considering heating your home with a boiler, or if you have an older boiler in your home but don’t know much about it, you might have some questions. One of the top concerns about heating systems is longevity. How many years will a new boiler be able to keep your house comfortably cozy all winter? How does that compare with the lifespans of other heating system options?

While there will always be a range of possible outcomes, we can give you a good approximation of the potential lifespans of different types of boilers and show how that compares with various furnaces. We’ll also give you our top tips for making sure your boiler is able to live a long and productive life.

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How to Know if Your Old Heater Needs to Be Replaced

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

A heater is a complex system with many components. Even with regular maintenance, it’s inevitable that something will require repair eventually. At some point, you may start to wonder whether it’s worth continuing to try to keep your old heater running.

Is it time to replace your heater with a new model? We’ll share some factors you should weigh as you make that decision.

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Noises Your Furnace Should Be Making

Monday, January 9th, 2023

A lot of focus is put on noticing and diagnosing the sounds that your furnace shouldn’t be making. However, that’s much easier to do if you know exactly which sounds it should be making. Only by familiarizing yourself with the normal noises that mean your furnace is operating properly can you be aware of the sounds that are different and indicate that there’s a problem.

So what noises should your furnace be making? Here’s a handy list of the basic sounds that signal that all is well with your heating system.

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The Benefits of a New Boiler

Monday, December 26th, 2022

As the weather gets colder and colder in Minnesota, it is a good time to ask how is your heating system doing. Has it been struggling to keep you warm enough? Has it been making any odd noises or requiring repairs? Have you been unpleasantly surprised by your utility bills increasing? Are you worried about how old your heater is, and wondering how much longer it can last?

A new boiler could solve all of these problems and bring you tremendous peace of mind, along with consistent warmth. If you think you’ll be needing to replace your heater soon, you should consider all the benefits a brand-new boiler can provide.

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Is It Time for a Heating System Upgrade?

Monday, December 12th, 2022

As we settle into the winter weather, you might be more aware of your heating system and how it’s working…or how it’s not working. If you’re finding yourself unsatisfied with your heater’s performance, you shouldn’t simply brace yourself for a Minnesota winter with unreliable heat. You can resolve a variety of problems with the right repair, and if that’s no longer possible, you should learn about your many options for upgrading your heating system.

When should you plan on repairing your heating system and when should you seriously consider replacing it? Here are some pointers.

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Does Your Boiler Need Repair?

Monday, November 28th, 2022

A boiler is a reliable, effective way to keep your house heated. However, just like any heating system, there are times when a boiler encounters a problem and requires repair. You’re probably very familiar with the indications that a human being isn’t feeling well: fever, chills, sneezing, and so on. Your boiler also has symptoms that can tell you when it’s not doing well, but you’re less likely to notice them or realize what they mean.

If your boiler is struggling and doesn’t get the attention that it needs, it can break down completely, leaving you without heat in the middle of the night in the middle of winter. Nobody wants to wake up to a frozen house, and the inconvenience and expense of emergency repairs are considerable. How can you be sure to address problems before they turn into disasters? We’ll share some signs of boilers in need of repair, so you can spot the symptoms and take action.

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Signs That Your Boiler Needs Repair

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Your boiler has been a good investment. It’s a reliable, effective way to provide heat to your home, even in the harshest Minnesota winter weather conditions. You should be able to rely on your boiler for many years, as long as you have basic maintenance done annually. However, every heating system encounters a problem from time to time, and a problem that isn’t caught early can turn into a miserable winter night with no heat when the boiler shuts down completely.

You can probably tell quickly and easily when you or your human friends are not feeling well. The signs are obvious because you have a lifetime of experience noticing them. When your boiler is having trouble, it might be harder for you to spot the signs. We have good news for you! Just as you learned how to gauge when a human should see a health professional, you can learn how to recognize the signals that your boiler is struggling and needs an appointment with a professional in boiler repair in Chisholm, MN.

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The Dangers of Amateur Heater Installations

Monday, October 17th, 2022

So, you need a new heater. The cost of the system itself seems like enough to you, and you don’t want to pay for installation. After all, you’re a proud do-it-yourselfer. Or perhaps you know someone who does general maintenance work and is willing to give heater installation a try. 

Don’t do it! This is a job for highly-trained, experienced professionals with access to a very specific set of tools. And if you’re still considering it, read on to find out exactly why you should never attempt amateur heater installation.

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Gas v. Electric: Which Furnace Is Right for You?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Perhaps you need to replace your furnace for this coming heating season or you’re considering upgrading or replacing it before the need becomes urgent. (You certainly don’t want to go through the process of researching, purchasing, and installing a furnace in Minnesota in January if you can avoid it by planning ahead.) Or perhaps you are building a new home and considering which system to start with.

Whatever your situation is, it’s important to know the basics about furnace heating systems before you begin narrowing down your options.

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