June 25th, 2018
When it comes to your home’s electricity, there are two main safety concerns to consider—fire hazards and electrocution risk. Both of these issues arise from the current in your electrical system traveling in ways it is not supposed to. This is often the result of a short circuit, which diverts the electrical current into either flammable material or into a person that has come in contact with the current.
The best way to prevent against this, however, is by hiring a professional Andover electrician to install the right outlets in the right areas of your home. For the purpose of today’s blog post, we’re going to focus specifically on the GFCI outlet. But, let’s say you already have this type of outlet, and it just stopped working—what do you do next?
May 28th, 2018
Why should you beware repair needs before you’ve even turned on your air conditioner for the season? Well, if you haven’t had maintenance on it, that’s a big reason right there. Preventive maintenance is called such for a reason—it helps prevent the biggest and costliest of repair needs. During maintenance, our highly trained and experienced staff takes a thorough look at each and every component of your cooling system.
We make adjustments as needed, and notify you of any need for AC repair in Columbus, MN at this time so you can get it on your schedule right away. But again, if you skip maintenance, then you shouldn’t be surprised by any of the following repairs when starting up your AC for the summer.
May 14th, 2018
It’s that time of year again—temperatures are still on the cool and rainy side for now, but soon enough they’ll warm up and you’ll have to start thinking about your air conditioning system. Our summers require their use on a pretty regular basis. That means they go through a lot of stress and natural wear and tear, which can lead to Columbus, MN HVAC repair needs.
The good news is, there is a way to prevent the biggest and costliest of repair needs, with one AC service—preventive maintenance! This should be done on a yearly basis for your air conditioner, unless you’re using a heat pump. Since heat pumps are year-round systems, maintenance should be done twice a year for these units. Checking for repair needs is an important part of HVAC maintenance, and if you manage them ASAP you’ll reduce the chance of running into a much bigger problem later on.
April 30th, 2018
With spring officially here, and temperatures slowly but surely rising, many homeowners are considering various remodeling projects in their living space. Bathroom remodeling is one of the most popular projects people take on this time of the year, and many homeowners try to attempt this remodel on their own—this can be a mistake.
If you try to tackle a bathroom remodel on your own, you could potentially damage your plumbing in Andover, MN, or you could inadvertently do an installation wrong due to improper measurements. What you need is a qualified professional, which is where our team comes in! We’re happy to share with you some important considerations that should go into a bathroom remodel, and when the time comes we’re happy to be there for the installation and any other bathroom plumbing services you may need.
April 16th, 2018
Homeowners across the country are increasing the demands they place on their electrical systems, with the addition of high tech gadgets that require charging, high-efficiency appliances, home entertainment systems, and even home security systems.
Each of these is meant to increase home convenience and can make great additions, so long as they’re installed by a professional electrician in Andover, MN. What kind of electrical installations are you considering for your home?
April 2nd, 2018
Spring is officially here, and soon enough temperatures will begin to warm up. Hopefully, you didn’t have any major household problems over winter. One of the most common household issues we receive calls for during this time of the year is that of frozen pipes. There are a couple things you can do before winter starts to prevent this from occurring at all.
First, you should open your faucets to drain any existing water left in pipes that won’t be used over the winter. Second, you should insulate vulnerable pipes. But what if you didn’t know these tips, or were surprised by how cold the weather got and now you are, in fact, dealing with frozen pipes?
March 19th, 2018
When we tell our customers to replace their air filters every 1-3 months, we aren’t just saying it as a random suggestion. We’re offering this tip as a way for you to get the most efficient and effective use out of your HVAC system as possible. And considering how much you’ve had to use your heater this weekend, chances are that you’d like to do anything you can to prevent furnace repair in Maple Grove, MN.
One way to do this is by performing one small maintenance task—changing your air filter. You may be surprised to find just how important this small HVAC component is. It’s about more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, your furnace’s air filter isn’t even there to protect your indoor air quality. Keep reading to learn more.
March 5th, 2018
Most water supplies in modern homes have a high level of filtration and conditioning before they even reach your faucets. Plus if you use ground water—a private well—you probably have your own Andover, MN water treatment system in place on site. However, something many people don’t realize is missing from their property and plumbing system is protection from hard water.
Hard water is the name given to water that has a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are, fortunately, harmless to ingest, however, they can do a lot of damage to your plumbing system. Hard water needs to be managed with a water softener as it enters the home, so that it doesn’t put your pipes out of commission. Keep reading to learn the signs that your home does in fact suffer from hard water.
February 19th, 2018
If we’re talking about damaged ductwork or a loose component that needs adjusting, then no, you aren’t in any danger—although we can’t say the same for your heating system, as even the smallest problem can grow into a bigger one if left ignored for too long.
Hopefully, you had maintenance performed before winter began, to ensure that your system was fully inspected, adjusted, and cleaned to enable peak performance. If so, you likely have nothing to worry about. There is, however, one Andover, MN furnace repair that should never be ignored, and that you’re at risk of experiencing if your gas-powered furnace isn’t properly cared for. And that’s a cracked heat exchanger.