Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Blaine’

Beware These Signs of Sewer Line Trouble

Monday, September 4th, 2017

a sewer manhole cover in the sidewalk that is well worn and shinyIn our previous blog post, we talked about the 3 main reasons you’d want to hire a professional plumber. The reasons included the fact that they have the experience, proper licensing, and appropriate tools to handle any plumbing job you throw at them. One of the most common service calls we get is in regards to sewer line trouble—often indicated by multiple clogged drains in Blaine, MN.

Your sewer line is beneath the surface of your property, keeping it safe from damage, and wear and tear from inclement weather. Unfortunately, though, that sometimes means that when there is a problem, it can go undetected. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of common signs of a problem, and when you detect one, to contact a professional. These signs include:

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Get Your House Ready for Summer with a Tune-Up for Your AC

Monday, May 1st, 2017

AC-wrench-condenserAs 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.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Your furnace runs in cycles. After it heats up the home within a target range, it shuts off, only to start up when temperatures in the home start to fall again. So if temperatures are falling lower and lower—68°, 67°, 66°—and they’ve passed the thermostat settings, you should become concerned.

The worst thing that can happen with your furnace—aside from a potential safety issue—is that it won’t turn on at all, and you need to act fast. Below, we explain why it may be happening, along with the DIY fixes and what you should always leave to professionals.

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3 Signs a New Furnace May Be the Best Choice

Monday, 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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Prepare Your Furnace for the Holidays

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

Monday, 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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Get Heater Repairs Taken Care Of before Temperatures Fall

Monday, 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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Does an Air Conditioner Dehumidify?

Monday, 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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3 Reasons to Change Your Air Filter Today

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Most people know that there is an air filter that works with the air conditioning (and heating) systems within their homes. And while many have heard that they are supposed to change their filter every month or so, most people aren’t clear on why this is. We want to make sure local homeowners are healthy and comfortable, so we give you three good reasons to change your filter today (if it’s been a while).

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Why Isn’t My New Air Conditioner Operating Efficiently?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

You’ve just replaced that older outdated air conditioning system and you’re excited to have a unit that actually keeps you cool and runs efficiently. You set the thermostat to 77 degrees, you sit down on the couch, and you wait. And wait.

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