Will Geothermal Energy Completely Heat and Cool Your Home?

January 17, 2023

Geothermal systems use the earth’s constant temperature to heat and cool buildings. In the winter, a geothermal system can extract heat from the ground to warm the building. In the summer, the system can remove heat from the building and transfer it to the ground, effectively cooling the building. Geothermal systems are often more efficient and cost-effective than traditional heating and cooling systems and get used in residential and commercial buildings. However, they require significant upfront investment and are not suitable for all types of buildings or climates. In general,

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

December 19, 2022

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Your Friends at Unitedly! Thank You! The Unitedly Service Group team wishes you, your family, and your friends a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday season, and an excellent New Year! We hope you have time to enjoy some rest and relaxation and a prosperous 2023. Continued Filter Promo for Extra Savings Get 10% off your order using promo code: UNITEDLY10 You can save 20% if you add the auto-renew option during checkout. All orders qualify for free shipping. Shop the Store As always,

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Reasons for Clicking Sounds Emanating From Your Furnace

December 13, 2022

Winter is just around the corner, meaning you need your furnace to work optimally to heat your Rochester-area home. However, like any other appliance in your home, furnaces can run into problems. Unusual sounds, such as clicking, are one of those issues. Here are a few of the reasons for this odd noise. 1. Worn-Out Bearings If you are still getting heat from your furnace, the bearings in your furnace’s blower might be the culprit of the clicking sounds. A loud clicking noise often occurs when the inducer blowers or fan shafts are clogged or

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Why It’s Important to Bleed Your Boiler

November 8, 2022

As winter approaches and cold temperatures settle into our area, you will want to keep your home nice and warm. A boiler can do a great job of heating your home, but it needs some basic maintenance in order to operate at its peak performance. Having your boiler system bled is an essential task if you’d like to get the most out of your appliance this winter. What Does Bleeding a Boiler Mean? To bleed a boiler means to release air from it. Air can interfere with a heating system. This interference might lead to

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Update: New Heating & Cooling Regulations

November 8, 2022

New Heating and Air Conditioning Regulations Are Coming in 2023! As a result, this may be the time to replace your HVAC system…here’s why. In an ongoing effort to minimize the impact of HVAC refrigerants on global warming, new efficiency standards will take effect in 2023 which includes an increase in minimum efficiency ratings. Energy efficiency for air conditioners is measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER, the more efficient the HVAC unit. Things to consider before the upcoming deadline! Upcoming 2023 regulations offer homeowners the

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Fall Home Care Tips – Small Engines & Automotive Edition

October 17, 2022

The Unitedly Service Group team has put together an insider tip checklist for snowblowers, lawnmowers, small engines, and even your vehicle to help make sure you’re ready to tackle the winter months. Our goal is to provide our clients and newsletter subscribers with useful info that helps them be prepared and ready to handle common issues during winter before it becomes a hassle. Here are 5 tips to consider: Run your snowblower and make sure it’s in working order. It’s best to run your snowblower now, while there’s time to get it

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Why You Should Get a Fall Inspection for Your Furnace

October 12, 2022

Many homeowners aren’t aware they should have their furnace Inspected every fall. There are several benefits to doing so, and in the long run, it can save you a lot of money. These are the top reasons to schedule this important service. Reduce the Chance of a Breakdown A fall Inspection of your furnace reduces the risk of it breaking down. The service expert who performs this service will inspect the unit’s parts to ensure they’re in good working order. Without having this service performed in the fall, you may have your furnace break down on

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Fall Home Care Tips for October

October 10, 2022

We’re only a few weeks away from having snow on the ground, the holiday season, and months with limited access to do outdoor home care with ease. In this issue of the home care tips newsletter, we’ll share a checklist of activities to make sure your home is ready for winter (if you haven’t already gotten around to them): Disconnect hoses and turn off the water supply to outdoor fixtures. Once you disconnect the hoses, stretch them out downhill to make sure they’re drained. Take sprinklers and other accessories indoors — so

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Home Care Tips for September & Early October

September 20, 2022

Now is the time to start considering several home maintenance projects for your heating system, filtration, humidity control, and fireplace. Here are several pro-tips to start working on during September and early October, to make sure your home is comfortable and your systems are working properly: Check your fireplace and make sure to schedule any necessary maintenance or cleaning. It is smart to check it for blockages, animal nests, and soot buildup to make sure you’re not going to get smoke and carbon monoxide buildup in your home during winter. It is

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Finding a Reliable Alternative to Your Window AC

September 13, 2022

For homes that lack HVAC ductwork for supporting central cooling systems, window AC units can seem like a cost-effective choice. After all, they can be purchased at a relatively low up-front price, and most window air conditioners can be installed by the homeowners themselves. Sadly, however, initial appearances are deceiving. Window ACs are incredibly inefficient and can cost a veritable fortune to run. They also create home security issues, structural harm, and a lot of excess noise. From keeping you up at night to draining your wallet, installing a window AC in your Rochester, MN home is hardly the best

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