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Set it and Forget it: The Lowdown on Programmable Thermostats

Here’s a question for you. Would you like to save around $15.00 per month on your heating bill? Of course you would! Who wouldn’t? Well, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Star program, you stand to save that much — or about $180 per year simply by installing a programmable thermostat in your home. Sure,… Read more »

How to Listen for Your Furnace: Common Noises That Need Repairs

The sudden switch to cold weather is jarring, and that’s just as true for your furnace. If you’ve recently started turning your furnace on on full-time, you might notice, the wide array of clanks, whirrs, and rattles are louder than you remember. Listen for these odd noises to see if your furnace needs repairs before… Read more »

Don’t be fooled by the furnace company offering a red-tag special

Source: Star Tribune Metro Heating and Air Conditioning Offers Free Second Opinions! Get a second or third opinion when costly furnace repairs or replacements are suggested. Katie Burger of St. Paul said she still gets angry about the time a heating contractor red-tagged her 25-year-old furnace. The contractor disabled it a year ago because of… Read more »

So THAT’S Why You Need A Humidifier

So THAT’S Why You Need A Humidifier In the winter do you notice static shocks? Do your wood floors creek? Do you permanently  have dry skin, dry nasal passages or a constant sore throat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need a humidifier in your home. When most of us… Read more »

Three Small Signs Your HVAC System Needs an Inspection

Sometimes it’s hard to know if a problem is building up within your HVAC equipment before something goes wrong. The small signs of an overworking or breaking unit are easy to ignore, especially as the weather continues to change. Now is the time to get your furnace inspected and repaired before winter begins. Here are… Read more »