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Upgrading Your Air Conditioner: Is It Really Worth It?

Posted on May 2, 2018Rick Welter

Old and Rusty Air Conditioner

Although the average temperature in Minnesota is 55 degrees, summer will be here before we know it (fingers crossed!). And Minnesota isn’t a slouch in the summer as temps have been known to skyrocket to 100 degrees in the past. During those hot, humid months you want a reliable and effective air conditioner helping your home stay cool.

How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs: 15 Tips for Efficient Air Conditioning

How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of homes have air conditioners and account for 6% of all electricity produced in the country. And all of that electricity costs homeowners around $29 billion annually, which is a huge chunk of change. So how can you reduce, or eliminate, your reliance on costly central air conditioning?

Air Conditioning Filters: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on April 1, 2018Rick Welter

Everything You Need to Know About Air Conditioning FiltersAir conditioning filters aren’t just glorified sheets of polyester that you slide into your air conditioner every month. On the contrary, air filters are vital components to any HVAC or central air system that ensure your home’s air conditioner runs smoothly and safely — all while reducing your energy bill.

If you’ve ever wondered why you need to purchase multiple air filters each year, you’re not alone. As such a small, replaceable component to air conditioning systems, they’re easy parts to gloss over when performing routine air conditioner maintenance. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored.

Spring Cleaning: How to Get Your Home & Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

A Springtime Air Conditioner Unit

Spring has finally arrived! And with it comes warmer temperatures and longer days. But that isn’t the only thing that spring brings.

With a dormant air conditioner, stale air, and melting snow, spring could also mean air conditioner repairs, reduced air quality, and potential water damage if you’re not careful. But by cleaning and inspecting your home and air conditioner, you can keep your home cool all summer long and avoid costly repairs. And considering the fact that summer is a busy time for cooling experts, roofers, and other home improvement services, spring is the perfect season to dive in.

Your Complete Guide to Furnace Filters: 11 Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

11 Common Questions About Furnace Filters, Answered

Furnace filters, also known as air filters, are necessary components that not only keep your home’s air clean, but also help extend the life of your furnace. However, homeowners have a lot of questions about them, such as how to replace an air filter, which filter they should buy, and more.

While the concept of a furnace filter may seem simple, in practice it can be a little confusing. Having worked with home heating and cooling systems for over a century, we’ve seen many furnaces suffer from common filter mistakes. To help you avoid those mistakes, we’re answering the most commonly asked questions homeowners have about furnace filter maintenance, installation, and utility.

Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

Upgrading Your Air Conditioner: Is It Really Worth It?

Posted on May 2, 2018Rick Welter

Old and Rusty Air Conditioner

Although the average temperature in Minnesota is 55 degrees, summer will be here before we know it (fingers crossed!). And Minnesota isn’t a slouch in the summer as temps have been known to skyrocket to 100 degrees in the past. During those hot, humid months you want a reliable and effective air conditioner helping your home stay cool.

How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs: 15 Tips for Efficient Air Conditioning

How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of homes have air conditioners and account for 6% of all electricity produced in the country. And all of that electricity costs homeowners around $29 billion annually, which is a huge chunk of change. So how can you reduce, or eliminate, your reliance on costly central air conditioning?

Air Conditioning Filters: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on April 1, 2018Rick Welter

Everything You Need to Know About Air Conditioning FiltersAir conditioning filters aren’t just glorified sheets of polyester that you slide into your air conditioner every month. On the contrary, air filters are vital components to any HVAC or central air system that ensure your home’s air conditioner runs smoothly and safely — all while reducing your energy bill.

If you’ve ever wondered why you need to purchase multiple air filters each year, you’re not alone. As such a small, replaceable component to air conditioning systems, they’re easy parts to gloss over when performing routine air conditioner maintenance. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored.

Spring Cleaning: How to Get Your Home & Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

A Springtime Air Conditioner Unit

Spring has finally arrived! And with it comes warmer temperatures and longer days. But that isn’t the only thing that spring brings.

With a dormant air conditioner, stale air, and melting snow, spring could also mean air conditioner repairs, reduced air quality, and potential water damage if you’re not careful. But by cleaning and inspecting your home and air conditioner, you can keep your home cool all summer long and avoid costly repairs. And considering the fact that summer is a busy time for cooling experts, roofers, and other home improvement services, spring is the perfect season to dive in.

Your Complete Guide to Furnace Filters: 11 Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

11 Common Questions About Furnace Filters, Answered

Furnace filters, also known as air filters, are necessary components that not only keep your home’s air clean, but also help extend the life of your furnace. However, homeowners have a lot of questions about them, such as how to replace an air filter, which filter they should buy, and more.

While the concept of a furnace filter may seem simple, in practice it can be a little confusing. Having worked with home heating and cooling systems for over a century, we’ve seen many furnaces suffer from common filter mistakes. To help you avoid those mistakes, we’re answering the most commonly asked questions homeowners have about furnace filter maintenance, installation, and utility.

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