Typical Wintertime Furnace Malfunctions

September 15, 2021

As the frigid wintertime weather makes its way back into our lives, many of us rely on our home furnaces to keep us nice and warm. While you likely don’t give it much thought, there are numerous components inside of your furnace that all work in unison to provide heat for your home. Unfortunately, sometimes those parts malfunction and can bring chaos into our lives. Cracked Heat Exchanger Your furnace has a component called a heat exchanger that is responsible for separating the actual burning of the fuel and the air inside of your

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6 Common Myths on Summer Cooling

August 3, 2021

Your air conditioner can consume a lot of energy as it tries to keep you cool in the summer. In search of comfort and efficiency, many people have theories on how to tinker with your system. But some ideas about your AC are untrue, and they could even damage parts of your equipment. Here are some of the top six myths about summer cooling. Myth #1: Lowering Your Thermostat Settings Helps You Save Energy A common misconception about summer cooling is that lowering the settings will regulate interior temperatures faster. The idea behind the myth is

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Battling the Bug Invasion Coming From Your AC

July 19, 2021

Air conditioners mounted on your windowsill often have grille-style fins on either corner of the AC that serve to seal off the window. Unfortunately, these fins do not fully seal the window off. Plus, your AC unit is also built with gaps that allow air from the outside to come in. These gaps are often exploited by pesky bugs to gain access to your household. Flies, mosquitos, and other insects can wreak havoc in your household. They can bite but, more importantly, they can spread diseases, such as yellow and dengue fever and Lyme disease. To

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 20, 2021

Summertime in Anoka, MN, and the surrounding neighborhoods can get fairly hot. You don’t want to be caught in the middle of a 100-degree heatwave with a malfunctioning air conditioning unit. There are several things that can go wrong, from a refrigerant leak to the unit not blowing cool air. To make sure your AC unit can handle the upcoming high temperatures, here are things you’ll want to do. Replace Your Filters Your air conditioner’s filter collects the dust and debris that gets sucked in by the incoming air from the outside. Over time, the particle

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 15, 2021

When your air conditioner runs, its main effect is simply cooling your air. However, air conditioner units also end up altering humidity levels inside your home. Since air conditioners handle humidity, the moisture levels in your house can affect your air conditioner’s ability to run. Here is what you need to know about the effect of humidity on your air conditioner. Your AC Will Remove Some Humidity From the Air To understand humidity’s effect on your air conditioner, it is helpful to learn how your air conditioner handles humidity. Every air conditioner is designed to

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 13, 2021

Although UV lamps are only gaining popularity for their applications in homes, they have always been used to kill microorganisms in the air, water, and on surfaces. Today, the lamps are used to improve indoor air quality by killing airborne microbes. What Are UV Lamp Air Purifiers? UV air purifiers apply UV light (UVC) to make airborne pathogens and other microorganisms inactive. You can use one of these devices to get rid of bacteria, viruses, and mold. These units reduce the air pollutants in indoor living spaces. In some publications, the technology is

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

March 18, 2021

Approximately 3,500 outages were reported in 2015, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. In Minnesota, most disruptions to the grid were primarily due to human error and adverse weather conditions. These outages can last close to 50 minutes at a time. In this article, we’ll explore ways to prepare in case of power interruptions. 1. Turn Off Your Appliances To protect appliances during an outage, it may be necessary to unplug them. But that depends on the installation of your electrical system. A standard circuit should have a varistor, a device that varies the

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How Is Electricity Generated?

February 11, 2021

Electricity is vital in your home or business to power all sorts of equipment or machines. You need electricity to turn on your laptop, television and sound system. The source of energy is crucial for cooking, illuminating your house, and keeping it warm. In short, electricity is useful for running devices and giving you comfort. Do you sometimes wonder where it comes from? Electricity production involves a series of steps. At Liberty Comfort Systems, we take you through the processes that contribute to electricity generation. What Is Electricity? Electricity is energy produced from the movement of electrons. The

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How can I save money on energy bills in the winter?

January 21, 2021

Minnesota is notorious for its brutally cold winters. Despite reaching single-digit temperatures on a nightly basis during the cold season, Minnesotans have some of the lowest electricity and natural gas expenses in the country. Still, it would always be great to lower your wintertime utility bills. Try using these ideas to cut back on your household’s energy costs this winter. Limit Your Use of Decorations Irrespective of religion, most American households celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Decorating is an essential part of many family traditions during the holiday season. Although you shouldn’t completely avoid decorating in favor

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How Often Should I Schedule a Duct Cleaning?

December 17, 2020

Many different components connect to provide hot and cool air inside a home. Homeowners may focus their attention on the furnace or air conditioning system when thinking about routine maintenance, which seems wise. Overlooking problems with the major components could lead to problems. Even when there’s nothing seriously wrong, a routine cleaning and filter change helps keep the units running optimally. What about the ducts, though? The fan blows air into the home, but how does the air get where it needs to go? The air travels through the ductwork and out through vents located at strategic

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