Now Is the Perfect Time To Start Using Less Water

January 20th, 2020
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The New Year is the best time to make a renewed effort to conserve resources. While being more environmentally conscious may not be on the top of the resolutions list, there are enough benefits to making the effort to use less that make it worth it. One of the best ways to do this is to find ways to reduce water.

Using less water is a lot easier than you may expect and offers several benefits. Aside from helping prepare for the possibility of a drought, using less water saves on energy use and utility costs involved with the delivery of the water. And, of course, less water usage helps the environment too.

So, how can you pull back on how much water you utilize in your daily life? We have a few tips to help you do just that.

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Visit Us at The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show!

January 10th, 2020
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The Air Mechanical Inc. team will be an exhibitor at The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show! This show is a marketplace where you have a chance to look at and purchase home products and services, such as the professional home comfort services provided by Air Mechanical Inc.

The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show will be held at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN from January 24-26, 2020. Air Mechanical Inc. is proud to be one of the industry experts that will be at this show. Make sure you come by and visit us at booth 421!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tips To Ensure Furnace Efficiency

January 6th, 2020
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The weather has gotten nice and cold here in Minnesota, hasn’t it? While going outside has become something most of us are doing only when required, it is quite nice to be able to enjoy the warm comfort of your home, perhaps accompanied by a nice mugful of something hot.

Our furnaces are working hard and they won’t be off anytime soon, which is a good thing considering that without them temperatures at home would be less than pleasant. However, sometimes those heating bills might make you wonder if it might be worth it to attempt to brave it out without your heater.

We can help. We have a few different tips you can try that will facilitate the task of warming your home, along with great services that will help get your heater working efficiently again.

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4 Geothermal Heating Maintenance Requirements

December 9th, 2019

If you are one of the many homeowners in the United States that enjoys the energy-efficient benefits of geothermal heating, it is likely that you really like your system. Not only is this a highly reliable source of both heating and cooling all year round, but it also is relatively cost-effective too.

Setting aside the initial installation cost, the price of repairs is less of a worry for geothermal systems. Why? Because the biggest part of the system, the pipes under the home, last up to 50 years! As long as the parts of the system that are above ground are well taken care of, your system will save you money in more situations than not.

However, this doesn’t mean it won’t need regular care. Just like any Plymouth HVAC system, your geothermal heating system has maintenance needs.

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How To Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

November 25th, 2019
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The warm days of summer are long gone and the days of thick sweaters, warm drinks and heavy blankets are here for the next several months. Our heaters are running, holiday preparations have begun, and the last thing you want to do is spend extra time outdoors.

That is why we want to remind you now, before things get colder, to make sure your plumbing is taken care of properly. Because let’s be honest, no one wants to deal with a backed-up drain or a leaky hot water pipe in the middle of winter.

Thankfully, if you do pick up on any issues with your Andover plumbing, you have a team you can rely on to help you when you call Air Mechanical Inc.

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Drain Cleaners Aren’t Your Friend! Here’s Why.

November 5th, 2019
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“Gurgle, gurgle gurgle.”

Ugh, the kitchen sink is clogged again! Go get the drain cleaner, right?

But wait, how many times this year have you had to dump that toxic liquid down the same drain only to have the results turn out to be temporary? This isn’t because your drain is just a strange piece of plumbing. Instead, you can actually blame this repetitious issue on that bottle of drain cleaner.

Believe it or not, drain cleaners aren’t effective ways to clear a clog in your pipes. And when you do use them to try to accomplish this feat, they can end up doing more harm than good.

When it comes to dealing with a stubborn drain clog, you should always reach out to a professional Plymouth plumber for assistance. And here is why.

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When Should I Check My Detectors? Now!

October 28th, 2019
Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt victimized by a smoke alarm that went off at 3 a.m. simply because its battery had died. We are pretty sure almost everyone has experienced this.

While these incidents can make even the most patient person consider tearing their smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector out of the wall, we have to insist that you don’t, for the sake of your safety. These detectors are built to, well, detect problems and keep you safe in the event of a gas leak or a fire.

In fact, the next time your detector wakes you up in the middle of the night, you should make a mental note to check on these vital home safety systems. After all, if one or both are malfunctioning, it could literally turn out to be a life-or-death situation.

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Preparing Your Sump Pump For Rain

October 14th, 2019
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The weather here in Andover certainly took a turn. It is quite interesting to experience sun and warm temperatures one day, and rain and light snow within the next couple of days.

But this is Minnesota, so most of us come prepared. However, while scarves, boots, and coats may be ready, the question remains as to whether you have prepared the vital part of your home’s plumbing to help you deal with all that water.

Yes, we are talking about your sump pump. Read on to learn how to prepare yours for the deluge.

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Your Crash Course in Electrical Safety

September 30th, 2019

Here’s the thing: many homeowners do realize that yes, ouch, electricity hurts! However, many of us fail to realize that our electrical systems are in fact quite dangerous and are definitely not something to mess around with.

You want to be sure that all the electrical components in your home are safe. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to ensure that safety of your appliances, your home, and most importantly, your family. Below, we have provided our crash course in electrical safety to teach you some basic safety tips and how to prevent dangerous problems from occurring.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Oof! Trouble With Your Main Sewer Line?

September 16th, 2019

Ick! Trouble with your main sewer line, as you might imagine can be rather, well, gross! Of course, then, when something does go wrong, you are going to want to call in a professional plumber right away! Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with a whole slew of other issues!

But how do you know when something is wrong with your main sewer line?

Well, keep reading below and we’ll tell you! We have listed some tell-tale signs of sewer line trouble… that way, you’ll know precisely when to call our team. 

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