Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog

The Right and Wrong Way to Thaw Frozen Pipes

January 9th, 2017

When pipes freeze and thaw over and over again, the pressure can force them to burst since water expands when it freezes. That’s why it’s important to find a long-term solution to freezing pipes (and because you don’t want to lose access to water!).

However, if you are looking for a temporary solution to keep water moving in a pipe that has frozen unexpectedly, we have some advice.

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3 Signs You Need a New Water Treatment System

January 2nd, 2017

It’s a new year, and it’s time for you to assess your home and figure out how to make some positive changes. A new water treatment system brings fresh, clean water to your whole home. Whether you are brushing your teeth or rinsing fruit, you know that the water coming from the tap is free of lead, bacteria, and other common water quality concerns.

But is this really necessary for your home? Here are three signs it is worth considering this addition to your home.

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How to Stop Your Heater from Wearing Out This Winter

December 26th, 2016

It’s another cold winter in Oak Grove, MN—when most of us could not imagine going a day without a heater in the home. When a heating system breaks down, pipes can potentially freeze and burst. And, of course, your family members will not be happy, and they may not be safe.

We want to help prevent these scenarios with some helpful advice about preventing the overexertion of your furnace or boiler. Follow our tips, and increase your chances of making it through the winter without trouble.

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3 Signs a New Furnace May Be the Best Choice

December 19th, 2016

We understand that nobody wants to replace an appliance if it isn’t the right time. But this does not mean you should wait for a heater to break down completely before you call in a technician. A furnace that is nearing the end of its life can cause a lot of trouble.

Typically, it is better to replace it than to wait for an emergency situation, when you need a technician to rush to your home for a replacement. Here are a few reasons to replace a furnace, even though it may not be completely out of order.

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Keep Snow and Ice Away from Outside Vents

December 12th, 2016

Love it or hate it, we are no strangers to snow in Minnesota. Most likely, you run your heater throughout the day for much of the colder season. And today’s heaters are built to withstand all this work durably and safely.

However, there are some things that can interfere with how the heater works. It is meant to exhaust byproducts through the outdoors via a chimney or flue vent that vents through an outside wall. However, snow and ice could block this pipe if the weather is severe enough, and you must check from time to time and clear it out.

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Setting Your Thermostat Efficiently in Cold Weather

December 5th, 2016

We’re on a mission: to keep local homeowners as comfortable as possible this winter while helping them spend less. Efficient heating is as easy as knowing how to set your thermostat the right way. More efficient thermostat settings can also reduce the amount of repairs you need to make to your heater, since it will not wear down so quickly. Learn more below!

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3 Ways to Prevent a Heating Disaster this Winter

November 28th, 2016

We just want to make sure that your home is warm and efficient throughout the winter, which is why we provide prompt, affordable, friendly heating services all season long. However, part of ensuring your heating system works smoothly is making sure you have the information you need to maintain your furnace or boiler on your own throughout the year.

Here are our tips for preventing a sudden heating system breakdown in the middle of winter—the time your heating system is most important.

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Prepare Your Furnace for the Holidays

November 21st, 2016

This holiday season, don’t let problems with your furnace keep you from enjoying a family meal. Make sure your furnace is in the best shape possible, and you can prevent sudden breakdowns (and improve efficiency, too!). Learn more about how to prepare your furnace for Thanksgiving and the holiday season to come in this guide, and call our technicians for more helpful advice.

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Why You Need a Tankless Tune-Up

November 14th, 2016

Many homeowners are proud to have a tankless water heater keeping their water warm, as opposed to a conventional tank water heater. Both systems can work well for your needs, but tankless water heaters use significantly less energy.

A tankless water heater may seem like the perfect system for your home, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from problems. Here’s why it’s so important to schedule a tune-up for your tankless water heater about once a year.

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5 Things We Recommend Every Homeowner Do This Fall

November 7th, 2016

Winter is a time when a lot can go wrong within your house, and you may not even notice until the fall. We want to help prevent disasters and improve efficiency and safety, so follow our tips for a happier, healthier home.

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