What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 6, 2021

Since air conditioners were invented in 1902, many have come to regard them as a necessity. It’s helpful to have a basic understanding of your air conditioner’s critical parts so you’re more informed when something goes wrong. Evaporator Coil In the evaporator coil, the refrigerant turns into a gas. The refrigerant extracts heat and humidity from the air in your home. The refrigerant then flows to the compressor. Compressor The compressor pressurizes the gas, which heats it even more. The reason this needs to happen is that the refrigerant needs to be

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How to Stay Cool on the Hottest Days of Summer

April 1, 2021

After a long, cold winter here in Minnesota, we’re always glad when springtime arrives. But it’s not long until things heat up and we’re glad to escape the summer heat in the comfort of our homes. Having central air conditioning will help keep indoor air cool but there are some other things you can do to keep your air conditioning working optimally so your family stays cool. Here are a few tips to consider: 1. Keep blinds closed. When you block direct sunlight from entering your home through the windows, you’re keeping additional

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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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