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 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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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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