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How to Not Get Sick This Winter

A sick woman at working wondering how to not get sick againIt’s that time of year again. Flu season, that is! This season’s flu activity has reached epidemic thresholds, the CDC says, so it’s particularly important that you take pre-emptive action against the flu this year.

If you’re wondering how not to get sick, you can protect yourself from the colds, flus and other viruses that are circulating your office, school or daycare with these cold and flu prevention tips. Some of these tips are common sense, but others you may not have thought of before!

Invest in a whole-home humidifier

Heating Fuels Comparison: Which Fuel is Cheapest in your Area?

Heating Fuels Comparison: Which Fuel is Cheapest in your Area?If you are considering purchasing a new furnace, examining the local price of heating fuels may be the best thing that you can do for your pocketbook. Many people make the mistake of purchasing a furnace based on what’s popular, what they’re accustomed to, or what has the lowest up-front cost. However, the type of fuel that your furnace uses will have a huge impact on your utility bills.

Fuel prices vary by county, city, and the area in which you live. For instance, people living in rural areas may not have access to natural gas lines like city dwellers do. The efficiency rating of your furnace will also impact how much fuel it consumes.

The History of Home Heating Systems

A vintage photograph of two people warming their feet next to a home heating systemReliable home heating systems are the only thing that make living through the Minnesota winter possible. Can you imagine living in a time when your home was warmed from the heat of a single fire, even when the temperature dipped below zero? The home heating systems that we enjoy today have been around for less than 150 years. However, humans have been finding ways to keep themselves warm for millennia. Read on to learn how humans have stayed warm throughout history.

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Thank Goodness for Heat!

Thank Goodness for Heat!Thanksgiving is a holiday that’s all about spending time with family, relaxing, eating as much as possible, and watching football. It’s not like Christmas where people obsess over all of the things that they want. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Thanksgiving is a time for people to appreciate and give thanks for the things that they already have.

As the temperatures drop and we transition into winter, it’s easy to question why you decided to live in Minnesota in the first place. Since it’s all too easy to hate on Minnesota winters, let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of why the Twin Cities are a great place to live no matter what time of year it is.

Types of Furnaces: Benefits and Drawbacks

Types of Furnaces Benefits and DrawbacksIf you’re shopping for a new furnace, you may find that the jargon that’s used to describe the different types confusing. We’ll keep it simple by explaining what the most common types of furnaces are and the benefits and drawbacks of each. Keep in mind that the type of furnace that you buy should depend upon what type of energy is cheapest in your area, and what part of the country you live in. For instance, if you live in a rural area, natural gas may not be available or may be prohibitively expensive.

Types of Furnaces

Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

How to Not Get Sick This Winter

A sick woman at working wondering how to not get sick againIt’s that time of year again. Flu season, that is! This season’s flu activity has reached epidemic thresholds, the CDC says, so it’s particularly important that you take pre-emptive action against the flu this year.

If you’re wondering how not to get sick, you can protect yourself from the colds, flus and other viruses that are circulating your office, school or daycare with these cold and flu prevention tips. Some of these tips are common sense, but others you may not have thought of before!

Invest in a whole-home humidifier

Heating Fuels Comparison: Which Fuel is Cheapest in your Area?

Heating Fuels Comparison: Which Fuel is Cheapest in your Area?If you are considering purchasing a new furnace, examining the local price of heating fuels may be the best thing that you can do for your pocketbook. Many people make the mistake of purchasing a furnace based on what’s popular, what they’re accustomed to, or what has the lowest up-front cost. However, the type of fuel that your furnace uses will have a huge impact on your utility bills.

Fuel prices vary by county, city, and the area in which you live. For instance, people living in rural areas may not have access to natural gas lines like city dwellers do. The efficiency rating of your furnace will also impact how much fuel it consumes.

The History of Home Heating Systems

A vintage photograph of two people warming their feet next to a home heating systemReliable home heating systems are the only thing that make living through the Minnesota winter possible. Can you imagine living in a time when your home was warmed from the heat of a single fire, even when the temperature dipped below zero? The home heating systems that we enjoy today have been around for less than 150 years. However, humans have been finding ways to keep themselves warm for millennia. Read on to learn how humans have stayed warm throughout history.

shutterstock_208334998

 

Thank Goodness for Heat!

Thank Goodness for Heat!Thanksgiving is a holiday that’s all about spending time with family, relaxing, eating as much as possible, and watching football. It’s not like Christmas where people obsess over all of the things that they want. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Thanksgiving is a time for people to appreciate and give thanks for the things that they already have.

As the temperatures drop and we transition into winter, it’s easy to question why you decided to live in Minnesota in the first place. Since it’s all too easy to hate on Minnesota winters, let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of why the Twin Cities are a great place to live no matter what time of year it is.

Types of Furnaces: Benefits and Drawbacks

Types of Furnaces Benefits and DrawbacksIf you’re shopping for a new furnace, you may find that the jargon that’s used to describe the different types confusing. We’ll keep it simple by explaining what the most common types of furnaces are and the benefits and drawbacks of each. Keep in mind that the type of furnace that you buy should depend upon what type of energy is cheapest in your area, and what part of the country you live in. For instance, if you live in a rural area, natural gas may not be available or may be prohibitively expensive.

Types of Furnaces


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