Standby Generator: It’s All Systems Go When Summer Storms Strike

July 28, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

All that heavy snow from last winter is just a memory here in the Twin Cities area, and now it’s time to face up to something even worse — those heavy thunderstorms that can knock out power for hours — and even days.

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Six Tips To Keep Your Air Conditioner Humming From Now Till Fall

July 26, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

Now that summer has hit, you need to make sure that your air conditioner will keep you cool until fall. Here are six easy tips to get the most efficiency out of your unit and avoid costly repairs.

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Replace That Old Furnace This Summer–Before It Conks Out Next Winter!

July 21, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

It might seem counter-intuitive, but with the onset of summer, now is the best time to consider the state of your home’s furnace–especially if it’s ten or more years old. The reason is simple: if your furnace is in bad shape, you’ll be much more comfortable getting the furnace fixed or replaced during the summer than waiting for the cold weather, when you need to use your furnace. If it is more than ten years old, you should give serious thought to upgrading to a new high-efficiency furnace. These newer furnaces provide superior comfort levels at only a fraction of the price.

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Allergy Season: When Indoor Air Quality’s Even More Important

July 19, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

With spring upon us here in the Twin Cities, the discomfort that allergy season poses may have some of you worried. However, there are a few things that you can do to increase your home’s indoor air quality.

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Exactly What Is A High-Efficiency Air Conditioner?

July 14, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

Summer is nearly here in the Twin Cities and that means it’s about time that your air conditioner starts cooling down your home. However, if your unit is old and nearing the end of it’s life, you should think about upgrading to a new high-efficiency air conditioning system. 

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How To Choose An Air Purification System That’s Right For Your Home

July 12, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

In locations that experience bad weather, like the Twin Cities, an air purifier is a good choice to keep your home’s air quality at a high level. Sometimes, opening doors and windows can give your home’s air a boost. However, in some locations, doors and windows can’t be opened because of the weather. Also, opening doors and windows can allow allergens into your home and can further irritate those with allergy problems. Air-purification systems solve air quality problems caused by both air pollutants and bad weather.

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Shopping For A New HVAC System? Make Sure Your Contractor Has NATE Certification

July 7, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

Correctly trained HVAC technicians can provide you with quality service on your heating and cooling equipment so that your house stays comfortable. With an expert, you will have peace of mind in knowing that the quality of service you pay for will be delivered. But, how do you tell if the technician working on your equipment is properly trained to give you the service you deserve? The best way to answer that question is to ask your contractor if he or she employs technicians that have their NATE certifications.

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Finally Getting Central Air Conditioning? Have A Qualified Contractor Look At Your Ductwork

July 5, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

It is often assumed that upgrading to a central air conditioning system will require a ton of time and money on making modifications to your home’s ductwork. However, installing a central air conditioning system is a lot easier and more inexpensive than you might think. Before you make your upgrade, it is essential that you get a qualified contractor to take a look at your ducts.

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It’s Not Too Late To Get Tax Credits For New Energy-Efficient Equipment

June 30, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

The government has recently extended the tax credits for new energy-efficient equipment through 2011. This makes right now an awesome time to purchase new heating and cooling equipment for your home. The qualifying equipment for the tax credits and utility rebates will save you money in two ways: the reduction of the amount you pay on your monthly utility bills and a discounted price on the new equipment.

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Key Components Of An Annual Service Check

June 28, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

Homeowners here in the Twin Cities often ask whether they need to have an annual service check-up for their heating and cooling systems. Experienced HVAC contractors will generally explain that the annual service check can protect the health of your home comfort system, much like an annual physical will keep your body healthy.

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