No-Nonsense Ways To Keep The Air In Your Home Clean

October 18, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

The quality of the air in your home is something you might not think about a lot. But it’s very important. Poor indoor air quality can foster allergies, asthma, and any number of other diseases and health problems. Here are five steps you can take to improve the quality of the air in your home:

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How Lowering Your Heating Load Can Pay Off In The Short Run And The Long Haul

October 16, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

Reducing the amount of heat your system must produce to keep your home comfortable leads to improved energy efficiency. Not only does lowering your heating load help you stay warm and cozy during the harsh Minnesota winter, but it also produces savings on your utility bills. Here are some great ways to make sure your home gives you the most bang for your energy buck:

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The Energy Star Logo: Why You Should Look For It When You’re Replacing Your Furnace

October 11, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

The Energy Star program, a popular initiative sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed to help consumers identify products that meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines. A wide range of consumer products, including refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners and furnaces, are tested and certified by the Energy Star program.

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When It Comes To Improving Energy Efficiency, Little Things Can Mean A Lot

October 9, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

We’ve all heard, or know from experience, that it’s the little things that matter most and every little bit helps. This adage is also true for making our Twin Cities-area homes more energy efficient. With our long heating season on the horizon, now’s a good time to make some adjustments in your energy use. Little things you do every day can mean a lot when your goal is saving money and improving energy efficiency around the home. Here are just some of the many little things you can do:When It Comes To Improving Energy Efficiency, Little Things Can Mean A Lot

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Taking Charge Of Your High Heating Costs: A 5-Point Action Strategy

October 4, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

During Minnesota’s frigid winters, heating costs add up quickly unless you take steps to control them. Reducing your high heating costs doesn’t have to be complicated, though. These five basic steps will help you warm your home without burning up your budget.

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Your CO Detectors: Are They In The Right Spots And In Working Order?

October 2, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the “secret killer” because it can creep throughout your home — virtually unnoticed — and make members of your household very sick, or worse, by reducing the amount of oxygen in the body. Small children are particularly in danger because of their body size. So ask yourself this about your CO detectors: are they in the right places and in good working order?

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The Idea Of Another Heating Season’s Positively Spine-Chilling? It’s Time For A New Furnace

September 27, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

Replacing your old furnace with a new, high efficiency unit could be the key to an affordable heating season. Autumn is a great time to make the replacement since you’ll soon need your furnace to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home for a several-month stretch. Here’s what to look for when buying a new furnace this heating season:

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Tend To Your Fall Furnace Maintenance Now, Before You Really Need The Heat

September 25, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

It’s that time of year again, here in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, to contact your home comfort contractor for your fall furnace maintenance visit. Get your request in now before arrival of the high season when technicians’ schedules will be packed. Here are some of the crucial tasks the technician will perform:

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Get UV Lights, Control Germs

September 20, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

Do you ever get sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you hate all germs and wish they would die? It is quite natural to have such germicidal thoughts, and it can actually be quite healthy to follow through with them. Your HVAC system can help, through the use of germicidal lights, also known as UV lights.

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Set Your Programmable Thermostat The Right Way, Ensure Savings

September 18, 2012 Uncategorized  No comments

A programmable thermostat is a useful tool that can help homeowners decrease their energy consumption and utility bills while improving home comfort. Gone are the days of making a trip to the thermostat for every adjustment – that is, if you remember! Now you can simply program your thermostat around your schedule. By knowing the right way to set your thermostat, you can reduce energy use while staying comfortable.

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