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3 Ways to Add Air Conditioning to Your Old Home

air conditioning options for older homes

 

After servicing home heating and cooling systems for over a century, we’re well aware that air conditioning doesn’t come as a standard creature comfort for most old homes. In fact, of all homes built before 1940, only 50% have a central duct system. For old home owners, this poses a serious problem during the hot summer months, with many wondering: What are the air conditioning options for older homes?

If you’re the owner of one of Minnesota’s many historical or older homes that doesn’t have air conditioning or ductwork, you need to consider all of your options. To help you find a solution that’s right for your home—and your budget—we’ve highlighted the three best air conditioning options for older homes.

7 Air Conditioning Tips to Beat the Heat—and Your Energy Bills

Posted on July 20, 2017Rick Welter

 

It’s next to impossible to leave your air conditioner off during Minnesota’s sticky summer season. Hot temperatures and high dew points usually have us running indoors for cold comfort. But working your A/C unit throughout the summer can take an expensive toll on your electricity bill.

With over 100 years of experience with installing and repairing air conditioners, we’re often asked by our clients: “How can we keep our electricity bill down?” Luckily, we have the answers.

To help you beat the heat—and the bills—we’ve outlined seven money-saving tips to maximize the effectiveness of your air conditioners.

9 COOLest Minneapolis Events to Liven Up the Rest of Summer 2017

Posted on July 8, 2017Rick Welter

Family Enjoying an Outdoor Music Event in the Summer

Summer won’t last forever. But the good news is that there is still time to get out and enjoy the wonderful outdoors before the Twin Cities starts to cool down—both in temperature and in things to do.

Everyone knows about the great times that can be had at the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, but there are dozens of other awesome experiences waiting for you throughout the Twin Cities.

With over 100 Minnesota summers under our belt, we know there is still fun to be had from July to September. Check out our nine can’t-miss Minneapolis area events to enjoy before summer ends.

8 COOLest Minnesota Twins Concession Foods To Enjoy at Target Field

Posted on July 5, 2017Rick Welter

 

In our humble opinion, there are few better ways to spend a warm summer afternoon than cheering on the Minnesota Twins while eating delicious food.

If you haven’t been out for a game yet this season, you’re in for a surprise when you see the concession offerings. The traditional ballpark staples of hot dogs, peanuts and cracker jacks are also paired with a diverse menu of mouth-watering and innovative options. From vegan sausage to multiple types of poutine, there’s a finger-licking concession offering for all types of food lovers at Target Field.

With so many appetizing options to choose from, we figured we’d lend you a helping hand by putting together a guide to help inform your food choices the next time you see the Twins play.

5 Warning Signs That Something’s Wrong With Your A/C Unit

Posted on June 22, 2017Rick Welter

In Minnesota, air conditioners typically go unused from October to May. That’s roughly eight months standing idle—and issues can crop up when it’s finally time to flip the on switch when the summer heat hits.

We recommend that all homeowners test run their air conditioners when the first 75-degree day of the season hits, so they can diagnose whether any maintenance or repairs are needed before the hot streak of the summer hits. Of course, Minnesota weather doesn’t allow for precise preparation. In 2013, temperatures hit 98 in early May—well before the typical timing of a summer heat wave.

So, whether your air conditioner is already running or you haven’t kicked it on, you should be aware of some warning signs that signal it’s time call in an HVAC professional for maintenance or repair. Below we highlight five of those warning signs.

Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

3 Ways to Add Air Conditioning to Your Old Home

air conditioning options for older homes

 

After servicing home heating and cooling systems for over a century, we’re well aware that air conditioning doesn’t come as a standard creature comfort for most old homes. In fact, of all homes built before 1940, only 50% have a central duct system. For old home owners, this poses a serious problem during the hot summer months, with many wondering: What are the air conditioning options for older homes?

If you’re the owner of one of Minnesota’s many historical or older homes that doesn’t have air conditioning or ductwork, you need to consider all of your options. To help you find a solution that’s right for your home—and your budget—we’ve highlighted the three best air conditioning options for older homes.

7 Air Conditioning Tips to Beat the Heat—and Your Energy Bills

Posted on July 20, 2017Rick Welter

 

It’s next to impossible to leave your air conditioner off during Minnesota’s sticky summer season. Hot temperatures and high dew points usually have us running indoors for cold comfort. But working your A/C unit throughout the summer can take an expensive toll on your electricity bill.

With over 100 years of experience with installing and repairing air conditioners, we’re often asked by our clients: “How can we keep our electricity bill down?” Luckily, we have the answers.

To help you beat the heat—and the bills—we’ve outlined seven money-saving tips to maximize the effectiveness of your air conditioners.

9 COOLest Minneapolis Events to Liven Up the Rest of Summer 2017

Posted on July 8, 2017Rick Welter

Family Enjoying an Outdoor Music Event in the Summer

Summer won’t last forever. But the good news is that there is still time to get out and enjoy the wonderful outdoors before the Twin Cities starts to cool down—both in temperature and in things to do.

Everyone knows about the great times that can be had at the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, but there are dozens of other awesome experiences waiting for you throughout the Twin Cities.

With over 100 Minnesota summers under our belt, we know there is still fun to be had from July to September. Check out our nine can’t-miss Minneapolis area events to enjoy before summer ends.

8 COOLest Minnesota Twins Concession Foods To Enjoy at Target Field

Posted on July 5, 2017Rick Welter

 

In our humble opinion, there are few better ways to spend a warm summer afternoon than cheering on the Minnesota Twins while eating delicious food.

If you haven’t been out for a game yet this season, you’re in for a surprise when you see the concession offerings. The traditional ballpark staples of hot dogs, peanuts and cracker jacks are also paired with a diverse menu of mouth-watering and innovative options. From vegan sausage to multiple types of poutine, there’s a finger-licking concession offering for all types of food lovers at Target Field.

With so many appetizing options to choose from, we figured we’d lend you a helping hand by putting together a guide to help inform your food choices the next time you see the Twins play.

5 Warning Signs That Something’s Wrong With Your A/C Unit

Posted on June 22, 2017Rick Welter

In Minnesota, air conditioners typically go unused from October to May. That’s roughly eight months standing idle—and issues can crop up when it’s finally time to flip the on switch when the summer heat hits.

We recommend that all homeowners test run their air conditioners when the first 75-degree day of the season hits, so they can diagnose whether any maintenance or repairs are needed before the hot streak of the summer hits. Of course, Minnesota weather doesn’t allow for precise preparation. In 2013, temperatures hit 98 in early May—well before the typical timing of a summer heat wave.

So, whether your air conditioner is already running or you haven’t kicked it on, you should be aware of some warning signs that signal it’s time call in an HVAC professional for maintenance or repair. Below we highlight five of those warning signs.

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