Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Oak Grove’

What’s the Best Way to Clean an Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

cleaning-ducts-vacuum-techYou do your best to clean the hard-to-reach places throughout your home. That may mean dusting the tops of a ceiling fan or bookshelf once a month, sweeping behind the refrigerator, and cleaning out the gutters. You care about your home, and want to keep every part of it in the best condition for as long as possible.

But a complex piece of equipment like an air conditioner presents a challenge. How can you ensure proper maintenance without damaging the equipment? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re on the right track! Let our experts tell you how it’s done.

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How One Hidden Part of Your Home May Be Costing You

Monday, May 29th, 2017

vent-heating-coolingWhen 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.

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4 Ways a Dirty Air Filter Affects Your Home

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

air-filter-air-conditioningWhy 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.

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Boiler or Furnace: Which Is Better?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Warmth-Hands-HeaterWhen you first decide that you’ll need a new heating system for a new home or a replacement heating system for an older one, there is a lot to think over. Typically, in colder parts of the country, the options narrow down to two main categories: furnaces and boilers.

Furnaces are forced-air heating systems, meaning they warm up the air in your home and send it through the ducts and to your vents. This is very different from the way a boiler works. Radiant heating, rather than forced-air heating, uses a large tank to heat water and send it through a set of pipes leading throughout your home.

So which is the better system? Like any major decision in HVAC, that will depend on your home and your particular needs.

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How to Stop Your Heater from Wearing Out This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

It’s another cold winter in Oak Grove, MN—when most of us could not imagine going a day without a heater in the home. When a heating system breaks down, pipes can potentially freeze and burst. And, of course, your family members will not be happy, and they may not be safe.

We want to help prevent these scenarios with some helpful advice about preventing the overexertion of your furnace or boiler. Follow our tips, and increase your chances of making it through the winter without trouble.

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3 Ways to Prevent a Heating Disaster this Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We just want to make sure that your home is warm and efficient throughout the winter, which is why we provide prompt, affordable, friendly heating services all season long. However, part of ensuring your heating system works smoothly is making sure you have the information you need to maintain your furnace or boiler on your own throughout the year.

Here are our tips for preventing a sudden heating system breakdown in the middle of winter—the time your heating system is most important.

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3 Things You Can Do for a Better-Working Furnace before Winter

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Was your furnace slow last year, or did you have to deal with it breaking down multiple times when you needed it the most? Were you frustrated by high heating costs that seemed out of your control?

This year, we want to help. We’re offering tips for homeowners who want more out of their furnaces this winter, even if it’s not time to schedule a replacement just yet.

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

Monday, 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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It’s Time for a Thermostat Upgrade

Monday, 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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Repair Your Air Conditioner ASAP

Monday, July 25th, 2016

When your air conditioner breaks down in the middle of a hot day, you know to call us as soon as possible (or your local air conditioning technicians, wherever you are). But it’s just as important to call us when your air conditioner is not working properly, even if it hasn’t broken down and is still providing cool air.

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