Keep Your Furnace and Heat Pump Clean

January 12, 2022

Winters in Anoka, Minnesota, can be brutal. Cold, below-freezing temperatures characterize winters in this part of the country. It would be beneficial if you had your furnace or heat pump working its best to keep you and your family safe and sound. To keep your furnace or heat pump working properly year-round, we recommend annual servicing by experienced HVAC professionals. It is good to schedule a cleaning and maintenance during the fall months. You want to do so right before winter unleashes its fury. The following tips can help keep your furnace or heat pump clean and

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15 Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Making Noise

December 20, 2021

If you have a furnace in your home, at some point, you’ve probably been worried about those strange sounds coming from the vents and wondering what’s happening and how serious it might be. You’re not alone; these noises are one of the most common homeowner furnace issues. The most common reasons for sounds coming from your house’s heating system are natural occurrences like wind or temperature variations. Still, other potential problems can occur if your heater continues to make noise for an extended period. Below, we’ve listed some of the reasons why your furnace is making noise.

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6 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for the Winter

November 20, 2021

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is getting cold, storms are on their way, and homeowners start preparing their houses for what’s to come. If you don’t take the steps to prepare your home for the winter weather, or put it off for too long, it can end up causing you a number of headaches and financial issues. Perhaps you’re ready to put in the time and effort, but you’re uncertain of exactly what measures to take. To make things simpler, we’ve compiled a handful of handy tips to make sure that your household is properly protected

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Space Heater Safety Tips

October 20, 2021

It’s almost fire prevention week, so it is a good idea to talk about fire safety and space heaters as they commonly cause fires in the home. When it’s frigid outside, you are probably concerned with how you will keep your family warm. Because of this, you may choose to use a space heater in some of the rooms in your home. However, it’s important that space heaters be used properly in order to keep them from causing a house fire. Here are some safety tips that you should always keep in mind when you are using a space heater.

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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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