Your home’s HVAC system is the most important part of your indoor safety and comfort, and it’s critical that it works constantly and efficiently — especially in our unique climate. Cheaper is most definitely NOT better when it comes to annual HVAC maintenance. What Is the Cost of an HVAC Tune-Up? It is hard to Read more
Venturing to your second floor shouldn’t feel like walking into an oven. Unfortunately for many homeowners, heat in the upper levels of the home is a daily annoyance. Even with a central HVAC system, there may be operational issues that keep the upper floors toasty. When your home cooling system feels unevenly distributed, it’s time Read more
Air conditioning is the type of convenience that’s easy to forget exists — that is, until it breaks. If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation that involved the sudden loss of home cooling, you know that although your air conditioning won’t kick in, a feeling of desperation certainly will.
Spring is here, and many are starting their spring cleaning to-do lists. Cleaning out closets, dusting, and mopping are important for keeping your home in tip top shape, but there is one more thing you should consider adding to your list. Your HVAC could use a nice checkup before those dog days of summer hit Read more
Wouldn’t it be nice if your thermostat controlled the conditions outdoors? In the Upper Midwest, temperature swings are to be expected, and you never know how you’ll feel once you step out the door. On the hottest days, you might even miss winter weather – but just for a moment. At least as bad as Read more
As hot weather arrives, the days get longer, our sleeves get shorter and your energy bill is sure to get higher. The fear of high temperatures is known as thermophobia, and it’s something nearly everyone experiences to some degree due to air conditioning costs. Summer in Minnesota doesn’t last very long, so it’s best to Read more
*Ensure that the power source is disconnected before attempting any maintenance on your A/C unit – turned off at the circuit breaker panel or unplugged. In part 1 of our 2 part post, we discussed 3 elements of your air conditioning unit you should never ignore – aspects that if disregarded, could not only keep Read more
*Before performing any maintenance on your air conditioner, make sure the power source is disconnected – either unplugged or turned off at the shutoff box/circuit breaker panel. Regular HVAC maintenance can save you from an uncomfortable home and a potentially expensive purchase. Similar to the way you take care of a car; routine checks will Read more
The air grows heavy and the temperature rises as the storm draws near. As the rain starts … well, you know the story. High winds, torrential rainfall, and lightning storms often result in downed power lines, exploding electric boxes, and power outages. Suddenly, that nice cool air you have grown so accustomed to over the Read more
One of the most cited ways to save money on energy bills is by investing in a programmable thermostat. If you choose to make the switch to a smarter thermostat this summer, you will need to make some decisions about what features and functions are most important to you.