June 13th, 2017
There have been a few times when we’ve sent out plumbers to repair a home leak, only to discover a leak is actually coming from a homeowner’s air conditioner! Many people are surprised to hear about water leaking from their air conditioning system, as they didn’t know their air conditioner used water to operate. Here’s the thing: it doesn’t.
Today, we’ll explain how your air conditioner works in order to help you understand why water would leak from the AC unit. What’s important is that you schedule regular maintenance to detect these issues early and schedule AC repairs ASAP when you notice a problem. A leaky water heater can be quite destructive, costing thousands to repair your home!
May 29th, 2017
When we’re done using our heaters for the winter, we tend to feel some relief knowing the constant need for heat won’t drive up our bills. But the air conditioning season is coming up in full force, and you’re going to need nearly as much energy as you did back then. For the most part, you can expect your bills to run higher when you’re using heating and cooling equipment the most during extreme temperatures. However, one hidden part of your home may be forcing you to spend way more on air conditioning than you should.
The air ducts hide behind walls and in the ceiling. After all, you wouldn’t want these metal tubes interfering with the decor in your home. However, that makes your home susceptible to leaks that you’ll never know about unless you hire an HVAC technician for an inspection.
May 15th, 2017
We’ve all been there at some point in time. You’re using the kitchen sink, when suddenly wastewater fills up the sink, and turning on the disposal doesn’t help. Or, you’re brushing your teeth in the bathroom sink, watching it fill up with water instead of draining the way it’s supposed to. Clogged drains can be frustrating, and if the problem is serious, you want a solution—fast.
Many homeowners turn to chemical drain cleaners to do the trick, hoping they will solve a problem with a slow drain faster. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. And even when it is, chemical drain cleaners can still ruin your drains. Learn more in the guide below, and find out what expert plumbers recommend as an alternative.
May 1st, 2017
As we move into warmer days, you might not worry much about how your air conditioner is performing. While it may seem fine for now, it’s not getting much of a workout just yet, and hot, humid days are still ahead. An AC system is most likely to break down when it’s hottest outdoors, and those days are coming to stay before you know it.
It’s time to get your home ready for summer with an air conditioning tune-up. With this service, you can save money and stay comfortable all summer without hassle. Learn more below or call our team for AC service in the Blaine, MN area.
April 17th, 2017
In our area, some homeowners are left to fend for themselves when it comes to summer cooling. They opt to purchase noisy window AC units that rarely do an effective job rather than spend the time and effort renovating a home just to add in ducts. But what if you could go with an entirely different option?
One of the most reliable home cooling solutions is made just for those of us without any ductwork in the house. Ductless cooling (and heating!) acts just like regular central air conditioning (or, more accurately, a central heat pump) without all of the trouble involved with making major renovations.
April 3rd, 2017
Why do we tell you to change your filter? The answer might surprise you. Many people assume that a dirty filter is a problem because it contaminates the air—and that’s the reason technicians tell you to clean or replace it once a month. It’s a nice thought, but not completely correct.
The air filter is there to do more than prevent allergens from moving back into your airstream. It blocks particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling it or jamming the fan. But when an air filter is dirty, it may do just as much damage. Find out the real reason we tell you to change your air filter once a month; here are 4 ways a dirty filter affects your home.
March 20th, 2017
We’ve been hit by some surprises recently in terms of weather. While you may have spent some time in the fall preparing your home and your heating system for the long winter ahead, it’s been a while, and unexpected weather patterns are wreaking havoc for some local homeowners.
As stormy weather takes its toll, we recommend taking one last look around the house before spring weather is in full swing. That way, you don’t have to worry about a broken-down heater when you really need it or any other troubles within your home common towards the end of the season. We’ll be using our heating systems for a while longer anyway, so it’s worth it to be prepared for storms or whatever else may come.
March 6th, 2017
When your allergies are acting up, you can reach for an over-the-counter solution that offers you temporary relief. But if you really want better health for your home and your family members, it’s important to start from the source. That means paying special attention to where the allergens in the air come from and what you can do to keep them out.
We have some suggestions for whole-house approaches to indoor air quality that can help you and your family members find relief from the worst allergy symptoms, and we offer some advice to keep allergens out of the home moving forward. Call our team for more information on indoor air quality in Oak Grove, MN.
February 20th, 2017
Think your heater is just about ready for retirement for the season? Think again. We’ve still got quite a bit of winter ahead of us, and the spring can be rather chilly as well. There are some maintenance and tune-up steps you should take even now to ensure your heater continues to work at its best.
February 7th, 2017
In some parts of the country, people have no idea what a sump pump is—and they never really need to know. Their home may be in such a position that flooding is rather unlikely, and a sump pump—which pumps water out of a basement or crawlspace—would never get use.
However, where we live, sump pumps are common and often necessary. Spring temperatures thaw out the ground and may send water flooding into your home fast. Is your sump pump prepared for the work?