Furnace Maintenance Tips

March 9, 2018 Uncategorized

Furnaces offer a lot of conveniences during cold weather. They make our homes more comfortable and safe in the midst of unrelenting outdoor conditions. It is important to properly maintain your unit to ensure optimum performance and maximum comfort.

When a furnace is well maintained, it will run more smoothly and economically, giving you peace of mind and helps you save money in the process. In addition, a heating system will operate safely if all components are regularly checked, adjusted, or lubricated. Also, an annual in-depth maintenance on your unit is needed to check all parts and features, particularly those related to safety.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is a trusted heating company in Champlin, MN ...

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Lennox SLO185V Variable-Speed Oil Furnace

March 8, 2018 Uncategorized

When a furnace is nearing the end of its life, it tends to work overtime in an attempt to provide the heating demands of your home. As your unit ages, it loses its efficiency, especially if it has not been regularly maintained by a professional. A poorly functioning furnace can cause a lot of inconveniences to you and your family.

If anyone in your family suffers from allergies caused by airborne dust, dirt, pollen, mold or viruses, it means that you have a poor indoor air quality. Old furnaces are unable to humidify and clean the air to your home which not just triggers allergies but also affects other body organs such as the throat, nose and even the lungs.

Also, older furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger...

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Lennox Merit® Series 14HPX Heat Pump

March 7, 2018 Uncategorized

More and more homeowners are becoming disappointed with their central air for a number of reasons. First, there’s the need for regular professional cleaning of ducts and registers. This needs to be done because ducts collect dirt, debris, pollen, dead insects or animals, and allergens that trigger or aggravate people’s allergies. Also, dirty ducts create poor air quality which contributes to other health problems such as respiratory diseases.

A typical home loses about 20 percent to 40 percent of the air through its ducts, making your HVAC fairly ineffective. These leaks also allow outdoor pollutants to infiltrate your home through your ducts.

If you’re looking for a new way of heating or cooling your home, you might want to consider getting a heat pump...

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Aprilaire Model 500 Humidifier

March 6, 2018 Uncategorized

Humidity level can directly impact your home comfort and HVAC performance in both summer and winter. In fact, low humidity is a problem that can occur at any time of year, but many people find it particularly common during winter when the air is dry. On top of all of the lack of moisture that seems to come with cold weather, dry air is a problem that is aggravated by forced air furnaces. After completing the combustion processes, almost all of the moisture is gone.

Controlling indoor humidity should be a priority for every homeowner, especially when it comes to adjusting your heating and cooling preferences.

An inappropriate humidity level doesn’t only affect your home comfort, but you and your family may also become susceptible to allergic reactions or respiratory issues.

Moreover, imp...

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Tips on Buying a New Furnace

March 2, 2018 Uncategorized

A residential furnace typically lasts for about 15 years, depending on usage and maintenance. So if your unit it somewhere around that age, you might be in the market for a new heating system.

Choosing the right model can be a tough job and it makes sense to ask your preferred heating company in Brooklyn Park, MN about your options for a new furnace. Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning offers some of the best furnace models on the market.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right furnace for your home. You would want a unit that is able to effortlessly provide the heating requirements of your house and is energy efficient to keep its operating costs down.

Here are a few things you need to consider before making that purchase.


AFUE means Annual Fuel Utilization E...

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Lennox Merit® Series ML180E Gas Furnace

February 28, 2018 HVAC Products

Maybe you are asking yourself if it’s time for a new furnace. You have noticed a steady increase in your heating bills and repair costs in the past year or two, and you need a confirmation to go ahead and shop for a new unit.

The good news is that a new furnace will be a lot more energy-efficient. This means that it consumes less fuel than your old one. Better efficiency allows you to recoup the costs of purchasing a brand-new system.

If you have hot and cold spots in your home, this is most likely caused by your old, inefficient furnace. New furnace models have features that help stabilize comfort throughout your home.

Another important benefit of having a new furnace installed in your home is an improved indoor air quality...

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Lennox Elite® Series XP14 Heat Pump

February 27, 2018 HVAC Products

Heat pumps provide several benefits to both homeowners and the environment. For this reason, they have been increasing in popularity in recent years. They operate as a furnace during cold weather, and during warmer periods they also provide your home with cool air.

During summer, the pump works as an air conditioner. It moves heat from the house and produces a cooling effect throughout. This process is an efficient way of conditioning the air in your home.

In the winter, it provides warmth not by transforming electricity directly into heat, but rather by taking in the heat from the atmosphere or ground, multiplying it and then transferring the heat to your home.

As far as performance is concerned, these devices provide consistent heating...

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How to Reduce Your Heating Bills

February 23, 2018 Uncategorized

How to Reduce Your Energy Bills

It is quite normal to let your furnace operate for longer periods of time, especially during the coldest parts of winter. There are some homeowners who even need their heating systems working 24/7. That’s because no one wants to be in the cold when the temperature hits sub-zero.

Since your furnace is working overtime to keep everyone in your home comfortable, you shouldn’t be surprised to see your utility bills soar high. Having said that, there are few, easy steps you can take to lower your heating costs.

There are minor adjustments and cleaning tasks you can do to ensure your furnace works as efficiently as possible, but the best thing you can do for your heating system is to have it professionally maintained on a regular basis.

A reliable heating company in Plymouth, MN like Marsh ...

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Lennox Merit® Series ML180 Gas Furnace

February 22, 2018 HVAC Products

Lennox Merit® Series ML180 Gas Furnace

Having a furnace to provide your home with heat is an essential convenience needed to help you perform your daily activities in the midst of an unyielding winter.

However, furnaces are not made to last forever. Time will come when they will show a decline in performance and display signs that you need a replacement. It won’t be cost effective to continue using an inefficient furnace as it uses more fuel to keep your home warm. Also, an old furnace has a tendency to break down and a need for frequent repairs.

While it is true that buying a new furnace is a major piece of investment, it also plays an important part in letting your family live in a comfortable home environment...

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Lennox Elite® Series XP16 Heat Pump

February 21, 2018 HVAC Products

Lennox Elite® Series XP16 Heat Pump

Ducts are an efficient way to deliver conditioned air throughout your home. However, they are also prone to developing leaks and cracks that let out heated or cooled air. This is one of the reasons why many homeowners continue to have an increase in their utility bills.

According to ENERGY STAR, there are signs that tell if an HVAC system has inefficient ducts. These traces include:

  • High summer and winter utility costs
  • Rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
  • Humid rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
  • Ducts that are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage
  • Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

If any of these issues sound familiar to you, a heat pump may be the answer to your problem.

Heat pumps provide an effective way of heating and cooling your home...

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