3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Cover Your Air Conditioner in Winter

March 25, 2021

Here in Minnesota, it gets cold in the winter. Bone-chilling, jaw-quaking cold. Depending on the year, we can receive a few feet of snow and layers of ice in addition to the cold temperatures. It’s natural to want to cover up everything as winter approaches, but your outside air conditioner doesn’t need to be covered. It’s built to handle the cold and take on the elements without being tucked in. In fact, not only will covering your outside air conditioning unit not help, but it may also even cause damage! 1. Did you know that critters

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 17, 2021

Winters in Rochester, MN, are long, cold and snowy. You’ll need a reliable furnace to keep your home comfortable. If you notice the odor of natural gas near your furnace, you may become concerned. Here’s what you need to know about when this odor is and isn’t normal and what you should do about the situation. Odor at the Start of a Heating Cycle The only time you should detect the odor of natural gas is at the beginning of a heating cycle. The odor should be faint, and it should go away within a couple

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Spring Cleaning? Add These 5 Steps and Breathe Easy

March 5, 2021

Spring has sprung and it’s time to throw open the windows and let the fresh smells of spring into your home. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re busy cleaning all the crevices in your home that doesn’t get your attention on a regular basis. Spots like the top of your ceiling fans, behind the refrigerator, and shelves in your cupboards are now the focus. By giving your home a deep spring cleaning, you know you’re taking care of your home and your family. But are you forgetting about cleaning your HVAC system? All of the air you

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?

February 16, 2021

In a typical American household, heating water accounts for about 20% of energy expenses. If your water heater’s capacity is too low and it doesn’t consistently heat the water or it’s more than 12 years old, now is a great time to replace it. Here’s what you need to know about what type of water heater is the most energy efficient. Source of Fuel Water heaters can be powered by different sources of fuel or energy. The most energy-efficient way to power a water heater is with solar or geothermal power. Air-source heat pumps are also

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