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The Dangers of a Carbon Monoxide Leak: Are You At Risk?

October 17th, 2016

When you have gas heating equipment in the home, there is a possibility—if minor—that carbon monoxide can leak out into your home. We want to reassure you that, today, gas furnaces and boilers are built to be safe and durable. However, that doesn’t mean you should trust that your heating system is 100% safe.

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the fuel-burning process. It should vent safely to the outside of the home via a flue pipe, vent pipe, or chimney, but this can go wrong. Carbon monoxide poisoning kills hundreds each year and hospitalizes hundreds more. Here’s what you should do to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your home.

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How Furnace Tune-Ups Protect You

October 10th, 2016

Many people in our area have furnaces heating their homes. They are durable, and today’s models are highly efficient, which may lead many of us to believe they are relatively safe and secure most of the time.

Unfortunately, however, furnace problems can develop over time. Make sure you get your annual furnace tune-up as soon as possible, so that you’re protected throughout the winter. Here are two big reasons to consider this professional service.

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What Does It Mean to Hire NATE-Certified Technicians?

October 3rd, 2016

When you need service for your heating and air conditioning system, call technicians who have the proper training for the job—and can prove it. Contact NATE-certified technicians to know that you have hired some of the finest contractors in the industry.

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Did You Know? Many Companies Offer 24-Hour HVAC Service!

September 26th, 2016

Looking for a company to handle all of your air conditioning and heating needs? Find a company that does it all! With 24-hour HVAC and plumbing service, you can trust that a sudden lack of heat won’t keep you suffering in the middle of the night. Most likely, there is a local contractor that offers this 24-hour service for your home.

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What You Should Know About Your Furnace

September 19th, 2016

The furnace is the most common whole-home heating installation in the US. In our area, most households have gas or oil furnaces. Gas furnaces are typically preferable since natural gas is relatively available in most homes. Chances are high that this is what you’re using to heat up your Minnesota home.

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Get Heater Repairs Taken Care Of before Temperatures Fall

September 12th, 2016

It’s nearly fall, and that means that your heater is almost ready to be back in action. However, you won’t get much from it if your heating system is in need of repair. If your heater started malfunctioning during the last cold spell, it could not have gotten better on its own. Get any heating system repairs taken care of right away, before the temperatures begin to drop!

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Why You Should Get Your Heating System Tuned Up Today

September 5th, 2016

It’s that time of year again! We know fall isn’t quite here yet, and that you’re probably still using your air conditioning system to stay comfortable. But for heating and air conditioning technicians, it’s an important time of year—the time when we remind homeowners to tune-up their heating systems.

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It’s Time for a Thermostat Upgrade

August 29th, 2016

Are you really getting the most out of your thermostat? If you’re still struggling to get temperatures just right, if your thermostat does not have the programming options your friends and neighbors have, or if you are tired of an older, difficult-to-read thermostat model, call a local technician. You can replace your thermostat even if you don’t need a new AC or heating system.

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Why a Fan Alone Cannot Cool a Home

August 22nd, 2016

Chances are high that you’ve got a fan somewhere in your home, whether it’s a ceiling fan or a desk fan. And if your air conditioner breaks down, you might hope to get through the rest of the summer without it. But this probably won’t do the trick. A fan alone cannot cool a home, it can only make you feel a little cooler.

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Does an Air Conditioner Dehumidify?

August 15th, 2016

In our area, the winters are killer, but the hot, humid summers can get just as bad. When the temperature is high, it’s often still bearable—until humidity levels start to go up. You feel warmer when there are higher levels of moisture in the air because it’s so much harder for your body to cool off when it’s humid outside. The moisture already in the air prevents moisture from evaporating off your skin, the way you cool down naturally.

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