What Causes a Thermostat to Go Into Recovery Mode?

November 18, 2022

Have you suddenly noticed that the display on your thermostat shows that it is in recovery mode? Recovery mode is a function found on many newer programmable and smart thermostats. Many people wrongly believe that recovery mode indicates that their heating or cooling system isn’t working properly, but the truth is that it is completely normal. Recovery mode can sometimes indicate a problem with your HVAC system, but it is usually nothing to worry about. To understand why, let’s take a closer look at recovery mode, how it works, and what the purpose of it is. Understanding

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What Are the Differences Between Oil and Gas Furnaces?

October 17, 2022

Both oil- and gas-powered furnaces provide comfortable heat for your home if they are well maintained. These systems both heat air and blow it through the ductwork into registers in the rooms of your home, which keeps them warm during the winter. Return vents pull cooled air back to the furnace, where pollutants are filtered out before the air is heated again. Still, there are some interesting differences between oil and gas furnaces. Read on to learn about some of them. 1. They’re Delivered Differently Gas, also called natural gas, is most often brought to

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How Multi-Zone HVAC Systems Provide Customized Heating and Cooling

July 15, 2022

HVAC use accounts for nearly half of the average residential utility bill in Anoka, Minnesota. Worse still, much of the energy that homeowners are paying for is being used to heat or cool rooms that are unoccupied. This is because central HVAC systems are designed to create uniform temperatures throughout entire buildings. Although this equipment works well for maintaining comfortable, livable indoor conditions, it isn’t always efficient. The good news is that it’s possible to get customized heating and cooling throughout your home by having your current HVAC system zoned. With a multi-zone HVAC system, you can selectively alter the

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HVAC Dampers: A Crucial Component in Your HVAC System

June 20, 2022

Homes need cooling and heating systems to regulate the temperature, and these systems need to be kept as efficient as possible. HVAC systems work by exchanging heated or cooled air into and out of various rooms to maintain the desired temperature inside your home. Even though air conditioners and furnaces are beneficial to keep your home warm and comfortable, they also require some additional components that play vital roles in the system’s proper functioning, namely dampers. The HVAC system heats or cools the air. The air is distributed to the rooms through ductwork, vents, registers, and fans.

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9 Reasons Your AC Is Leaking Water

May 19, 2022

During the hot summer months, your air conditioner might work overtime. This can lead to issues like leaking water, which can become more than just a nuisance over time. It can increase your monthly bills, maintenance, and renovation costs. As a homeowner, this initially mild inconvenience can easily destroy your floors, walls, and ceilings, not to mention your AC. Besides, mold can develop in the moist areas, thus polluting the air you breathe. To avoid all this, you will need a professional to help you fix all your AC issues. How Your Air

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How to Assess an Existing HVAC System When Moving to a New Home

March 16, 2022

An efficient HVAC system is an essential part of every modern household. It can regulate moisture and enhance your home’s indoor air quality. Therefore, you should assess the HVAC system’s performance when moving to a new home. Here are tips on how to carry out an assessment. Assess the Energy Efficiency of the System One way to assess the heating and cooling systems is to determine the energy efficiency of the HVAC system. Energy efficiency will tell you how much output you are getting from a unit of fuel. The better the performance, the more money

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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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