Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Ham Lake’

Merv who?

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

No, Merv is not your grandfather’s new best friend. MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) is a rating system for the effectiveness of an air or furnace filter. In other words, how well is your air being filtered? This rating is measured by how small and how many particles the filter catches. As you can see on the chart below, the higher the MERV rating, the better the filtration. A MERV value of 16, for example, is catching the most and the smallest particles, where a lower MERV rating is only catching the biggest particles. So why does it matter? Well, in our business, we say you are what you breathe. So, breathe cleaner, healthier air with a higher rated MERV filter!

You can get ALL of your filters at our filter site!

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Humidity and Home Comfort: Start Taking Control!

Monday, July 10th, 2017

man-fan-chair-hatChances are, you’ve heard this phrase or some version of it quite often: “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity!” Humidity levels in the air make us feel uncomfortably hot, clammy, or sticky. In some areas, dry air is the biggest problem, but humid air can often be much worse in the summertime, even as you run your central air conditioner.

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Heating Tips for the End of the Season

Monday, March 20th, 2017

furnace-service-heatingWe’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.

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3 Signs You Need a New Water Treatment System

Monday, 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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Setting Your Thermostat Efficiently in Cold Weather

Monday, 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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5 Things We Recommend Every Homeowner Do This Fall

Monday, 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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Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets ASAP

Monday, October 31st, 2016

It’s that time of year again. You have to start preparing your home for the cold in whatever way you can if you want to have an easier winter—and spring. The steps you take now can help to ensure that you’re not throwing money away in a few months on costly plumbing problems that were 100% preventable!

Every homeowner in our area should start to winterize outdoor faucets before the first freeze. Learn why and how in the guide below, and contact our friendly specialists with any plumbing questions.

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What Does It Mean to Hire NATE-Certified Technicians?

Monday, 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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Why You Should Get Your Heating System Tuned Up Today

Monday, 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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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 8th, 2016

In our service area, homeowners don’t really need their air conditioners for very long, using them only for a few months out of the year. So it’s surprising to homeowners to learn that an air conditioner they may have purchased less than a decade ago is failing.

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