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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Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

November 20, 2020

Once winter arrives, the holidays soon loom. People start making shopping lists for family parties along with gift lists for friends and family. There’s another list everyone should think about compiling: a pre-winter furnace list. Specifically, you may wish to consider putting together a list to prepare your furnace for the cold months ahead. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to neglect their furnaces during the summer and fall season. Doing so is understanding. Few people think about “firing up” the heating system during July. July only lasts 31 days, though. And July soon turns into August and, before you

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Is Your Thermostat Set for Fall?

October 21, 2020

Cooler temperatures have arrived in Anoka, MN, and the surrounding communities. This means that it’s time to take a look at your thermostat. A few months may have passed since the last time you used your thermostat. It’s likely also been a while since you needed to use your home’s heating system. Your home’s thermostat is like the brains of your heating and cooling system. It senses the temperature, communicates to the furnace or heat pump, and triggers the start and end of heating cycles. Learn why it’s important to set your thermostat for fall, how to get your thermostat

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Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems

September 19, 2020

The sole responsibility of an HVAC unit is to keep your home comfortable when the weather outside is too cold or hot. The system heats your home when its freezing outside and exchanges the hot and stale air with cool air from the outside. An HVAC unit is an expensive investment and should be handled with a lot of care. As the system works hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, it is susceptible to wear and tear, leading to different mechanical problems in the long run. When not handled properly, HVAC systems can

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AC Repairs You Might Not Know You Need

August 8, 2020

When summer comes around in Anoka, MN, you expect your AC system to run without a hitch. Since you rely on your air conditioner on an ongoing basis, you’ll want to make sure your unit is ready to keep your home cool when you need it the most. In most instances, your AC will show signs of problems before they become major issues. As long as you can address these problems in a timely manner, your system should continue providing you with the best possible service for years to come. Following are common signs that you might need air conditioning

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What is Super Cooling?

July 14, 2020

If you are tired of those high energy bills, there are a few things that you can do to lower them. Many homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their summer bills. However, you still need air conditioning during those hot summer months. There is one way to save money, and it is called supercooling. This concept has been around for a long time, but many people do not know about it. They often rely on the “set it and forget it” method for their air conditioner. With supercooling, you have a new way to reduce your cooling costs and

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 5, 2020

It’s important to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. Hopefully, it won’t be too hot or too cold. However, older homes can be particularly tricky when it comes to air conditioning. You may feel powerless in the middle of the day when the temperature starts rising and you can’t do anything to stop it. Fortunately, there are always ways to keep your home cool. Even if the property is old, there are a few simple tips and tricks that can get the job done. Let’s take a look at the seven best ways to cool older homes.

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How to Help Your HVAC System by Improving Indoor Air Quality

April 13, 2020

At some point, you have probably considered how to improve your indoor air quality. Whether you were trying to remove pungent smells or considering purchasing an air purifier, the thought has likely crossed your mind. What you probably did not know was the effect that decision could have on your heating and cooling system. Yes, the quality of your air can change how your furnace and air conditioner perform. This means that improving your air quality will help your HVAC system last longer and run more efficiently, saving you money on both maintenance and operation.

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The Benefits of Purifying the Air in Your House

March 20, 2020

While essentials like food and water are vital to living a healthy life, you can go far longer without either of these than you can go without air. Air is the most crucial component of life, meaning that healthy air is the most important aspect of a healthy life. It makes sense, then, that you should work to make the air in your home as healthy and pure as possible. Overlooking this important process could put you and your family at risk for a variety of serious health conditions. To fully show all that purifying your

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