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Avoid Minnesota Heating Costs & Headaches – Tips Roundup

While we may have been spoiled with a fairly mild autumn, we are now in the midst of plummeting temperatures and the promise of more snow – two Minnesota heating challenges we can definitely count on.Minnesota Heating - Are you ready? Sign

That makes now the perfect time to refresh yourself on the money – and headache – saving suggestions we’ve collected for you. Check out our roundup of Minneapolis furnace repair tips.

Be sure you know about all of these Minnesota heating pointers:

It may seem like sweltering summer days are too far off in the distance to worry about your air conditioner but you can reduce potential problems that might occur when you get it up and running by remembering to:

      • Clear away debris so nothing can collect and freeze on the unit
      • Cover the unit to guard against rust
      • Remove snow and ice on top of and around the appliance
  • Consider Installing A New Furnace

There isn’t much time left before the high efficiency furnace installation and retrofitting requirements take place in May 2013.

Understanding how the new standards may affect you can potentially save hundreds of dollars (especially if you live in a condominium or high rise because of possible installation difficulties).

The new Dept. of Energy requirements will apply to both new and existing units. Currently you can purchase an 80% efficient system. After May all furnaces must be 92% efficient.

As we get into body-numbing temperatures, avoid potential heating breakdowns – and chilly nights by following these simple tips:

      • Cleaning away the grime
      • Checking to be sure your vents are open and unobstructed
      • Replacing the furnace filter
      • Cleaning the blowers
  • Arrange For A Minneapolis Furnace Repair Inspection

The likelihood of cracks or erosion in your furnace’s heat exchanger may be adding dollars to your heating bill, especially if you have an older model. In addition, a catastrophic collapse of your heat exchanger can send potentially dangerous fumes into the air inside your home.

A qualified Minnesota heating professional can pinpoint damage before it can escalate to a complete furnace failure.

While proper maintenance of a furnace filter is one of the most important ways to ensure the air quality inside your home, it is also – fortunately – one of the easiest. A visual inspection and paying close attention to a timeline is all you need to keep your filter at peak performance.

Most manufacturers recommend high-efficiency filters be changed every three months or seasonally. Whereas older furnace filters block less debris resulting in less buildup. While a visual check may still be needed, typically you only need to replace the filter once per year.

No matter what type of winter we still have yet to face, you’ll sleep better knowing you’ve covered all of your heating bases. For even more important heating, cooling and air purification tips, subscribe to our Welter My Shelter Air Tips for the latest news and how-to’s.

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Avoid Minnesota Heating Costs & Headaches – Tips Roundup

While we may have been spoiled with a fairly mild autumn, we are now in the midst of plummeting temperatures and the promise of more snow – two Minnesota heating challenges we can definitely count on.Minnesota Heating - Are you ready? Sign

That makes now the perfect time to refresh yourself on the money – and headache – saving suggestions we’ve collected for you. Check out our roundup of Minneapolis furnace repair tips.

Be sure you know about all of these Minnesota heating pointers:

It may seem like sweltering summer days are too far off in the distance to worry about your air conditioner but you can reduce potential problems that might occur when you get it up and running by remembering to:

      • Clear away debris so nothing can collect and freeze on the unit
      • Cover the unit to guard against rust
      • Remove snow and ice on top of and around the appliance
  • Consider Installing A New Furnace

There isn’t much time left before the high efficiency furnace installation and retrofitting requirements take place in May 2013.

Understanding how the new standards may affect you can potentially save hundreds of dollars (especially if you live in a condominium or high rise because of possible installation difficulties).

The new Dept. of Energy requirements will apply to both new and existing units. Currently you can purchase an 80% efficient system. After May all furnaces must be 92% efficient.

As we get into body-numbing temperatures, avoid potential heating breakdowns – and chilly nights by following these simple tips:

      • Cleaning away the grime
      • Checking to be sure your vents are open and unobstructed
      • Replacing the furnace filter
      • Cleaning the blowers
  • Arrange For A Minneapolis Furnace Repair Inspection

The likelihood of cracks or erosion in your furnace’s heat exchanger may be adding dollars to your heating bill, especially if you have an older model. In addition, a catastrophic collapse of your heat exchanger can send potentially dangerous fumes into the air inside your home.

A qualified Minnesota heating professional can pinpoint damage before it can escalate to a complete furnace failure.

While proper maintenance of a furnace filter is one of the most important ways to ensure the air quality inside your home, it is also – fortunately – one of the easiest. A visual inspection and paying close attention to a timeline is all you need to keep your filter at peak performance.

Most manufacturers recommend high-efficiency filters be changed every three months or seasonally. Whereas older furnace filters block less debris resulting in less buildup. While a visual check may still be needed, typically you only need to replace the filter once per year.

No matter what type of winter we still have yet to face, you’ll sleep better knowing you’ve covered all of your heating bases. For even more important heating, cooling and air purification tips, subscribe to our Welter My Shelter Air Tips for the latest news and how-to’s.

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