Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How Mini Split Systems Can Save Money

Monday, April 15th, 2024

If you’re looking for an efficient and cost-effective way to cool or heat your home, mini-split systems are worth considering. These versatile HVAC systems offer several benefits that can help you save money in the long run. Let’s explore why you should consider a mini-split system in Minneapolis.

What Is a Mini-Split System?

A mini-split system, or ductless mini-split or ductless heat pump, is a heating and cooling system that doesn’t require ductwork. It comprises an outdoor compressor/condenser unit and one or more indoor air-handling units connected by refrigerant lines. Each indoor unit is installed in a specific room or zone, allowing for personalized temperature control.

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What SEER2 Means for Getting a New AC

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Understanding SEER ratings is crucial when upgrading your air conditioning system. SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a metric that measures the efficiency of air conditioners. The higher the SEER2 rating, the more energy-efficient the AC unit is. Let’s learn more about SEER2 and why it’s essential to consider when looking for a new AC installation in St. Paul.

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Hurray for Spring! Let’s Get Your AC in Great Shape for the Warmer Weather

Monday, April 1st, 2024

As the temperature rises and the days get longer, it’s time to prepare your air conditioner for the warmer weather. Proper maintenance and preparation can ensure that your AC unit operates efficiently, keeps your home cool, and avoids costly repairs. Here are six essential tips for preparing your residential heating and cooling in Golden Valley for spring and the hot summer months ahead.

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March Means It’s Time to Think About HVAC Maintenance

Monday, March 4th, 2024

You never can tell exactly what’s going to happen to the weather in the Twin Cities during March, April, and May. The snow can stop early, and then it can come roaring back when we think we’ve safely gotten into spring. 

Regardless of what we can expect from the weather over the next few months, we’ll soon start the transition to warmer weather. That means that now is the right time to think about scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Plymouth, MN or wherever you live in the Twin Cities.

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Understanding Your AC Efficiency Ratings

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Energy efficiency is more important to consumers now than ever before, and they pay more attention to efficiency ratings for a range of devices. Thanks to the ENERGY STAR program, part of the US Department of Energy, consumers have an easy way to identify appliances that have passed the requirements for lower energy consumption and eco-friendly performance. 

Air conditioners use more electricity than almost any other household appliance, and that makes understanding their efficiency ratings a key part of lowering monthly bills and having an energy-saving household. We know all about the importance of AC efficiency in Minneapolis, MN, and we’re going to take a closer look at efficiency ratings in this post. When it comes to choosing a new AC for installation, always work with professionals who can help you find the system that has the right combination of efficiency, size, and performance for your household.

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Don’t Push Your AC Too Hard at the End of Summer

Monday, August 14th, 2023

August and September often bring out the hottest weather of the summer. That can spell bad news for air conditioning systems which have already put in several months of hard work keeping homes chilled and comfortable. As the heat ramps up, ACs are at a higher risk of failing or losing cooling capacity because of the strain and overwork. 

We don’t want you stuck with a failed air conditioner during the dog days of summer—although you can always depend on us for air conditioning repair in Eden Prairie, MN or elsewhere in the Twin Cities when you need it. We have advice to help you lessen the cooling load on your air conditioning system and see that it remains reliable until it shuts off at the end of the year.

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Possible Thermostat Troubles That Will Affect Home Comfort

Monday, August 7th, 2023

The thermostat is critical for the comfort of your home. It’s where you interface with the HVAC system to set your desired temperature and to create a schedule for turning the heat on and off. 

Thermostats can malfunction in several ways, and often it’s difficult for homeowners to tell when the thermostat is at fault for a problem with the heating or cooling. To help you better understand when the thermostat is causing comfort troubles, we’ll look several malfunctions for thermostats in Minneapolis, MN.

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Common Reasons for an Underperforming AC

Monday, July 31st, 2023

During a hot summer, if your air conditioning system starts to work less effectively, you will definitely know it! Although your air conditioner is turning on and blowing out cool air from the vents, it feels hotter and more humid than normal.

You’ll feel tempted in a situation like this to drop the thermostat setting lower—but please don’t. If you normally can get comfortable during the summer on even the hottest days with a 78°F thermostat setting, but now you have to drop it down to 72°F, that means something is wrong with the HVAC system that must be addressed. We’re going to look at the common causes for an underperforming cooling system and when you need to call for air conditioning repair in Eden Prairie, MN

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The Benefits of Installing a Smart Thermostat

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
Intelligent home automation system: controlling house temperature with a multimedia touch screen display, mounted on an apartment wall and wireless connected to a main computer unit. Intelligent system for energy saving, climate control and environmental conservation. Temperature is expressed in Fahrenheit degrees (see more images from my portfolio for other units). Shows thermometer, warm and cold air conditioning icons, relative humidity and current temperature.

Many homeowners have a digital thermostat, although some may still have a manual thermostat that uses sliders and dials to change the temperature. But more and more homeowners are installing smart thermostats that they can control remotely and which handle many functions on their own. 

You may think that your standard thermostat is good enough to get the job done, but we recommend you consider a smart thermostat and the benefits that come with it.

When you’re ready to schedule service for thermostats in Eden Prairie, MN, we can help see you get the right smart thermostat for your needs. In the meantime, you can learn more about the multiple benefits of using a smart thermostat with your HVAC system. 

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Your AC and Energy Use: Some Important Facts

Monday, June 26th, 2023

It takes plenty of energy to power a heating system through winters in the Twin Cities. But don’t underestimate what it costs to run air conditioning in Minneapolis, MN during our summers, which are often hot and have the extra burden of humidity from all our lakes. 

How much does it cost to run an air conditioning system? You might have some idea based on changes in your electric bills when summer starts up, but today we want to look into the facts about how your AC uses electricity.

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