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

Ductless Heating vs. Forced Air

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Making a decision about the next type of heater to install in your home isn’t always easy. It can be made easier by learning more about your options though.

Forced air heaters like heat pumps or furnaces provide warm air by blowing it around the home. It feels a bit like a warm breeze and is known for being effective. The question we want to help you answer is whether it is best to use a standard, ducted forced air system or consider a ductless one.

We’ve got everything you need to know about these options.

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Should I Replace My Gravity Furnace?

Monday, January 16th, 2023

The furnaces that many of us are familiar with today aren’t the systems that have always been around. People have innovated over the years, trying to find the most effective and efficient ways to keep homes warm. While today’s furnaces use a blower fan system to push warm air through the house, previous iterations of the system used gravity to try to do their job.

These systems, known as gravity furnaces, may seem like a good idea. However, there is a reason that they aren’t used any more. Multiple reasons, actually. We’ll explain these reasons below along with why you should opt for a gravity furnace replacement in Minneapolis, MN.

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What Goes Into a Heating System Replacement?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Starting the new year is when many people try to start fresh. Maybe that means better dietary habits or getting some extra reading time in. We’d like to propose that it is also a great time to look at upgrading your home comfort.

If you have a heating system that is starting to struggle, then repairing it may not be the best course of action this time. We all know that replacing a heater isn’t a small job, so you don’t want to rush into it, especially if you can still get a few more years out of your current system.

We want to help you start the year right. Here are some of the indicators that a heating system replacement in Minneapolis, MN is your best option for future comfort.

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How a Ductless Mini-Split Can Increase Energy Efficiency

Monday, December 26th, 2022

These days, we are all looking for ways to reduce our energy use. But it can be tough to use less energy when it involves keeping your home comfortable. That’s why we want to tell you more about the unique features of ductless mini-split in Minneapolis, MN.

Using a ductless system may seem like a far-fetched idea to you. However, these systems have come a long way and become much more adept at what they can offer. This includes improving energy savings.

If you want to learn more about ductless systems to see if they’re a good fit for you, read on!

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5 Ways to Affordably Heat Your Home

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Now is the time of year when your budget is likely at its tightest. However, now is also the time of year when you are going to want to use your heater the most. So, how do you balance the need to keep your home warm with the need to keep your monthly energy bills affordable?

We are glad you asked because we have some great ideas to share. Here is what you need to know about getting the best heating possible from your system without ruining your budget.

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How Does Asbestos Impact a Gravity Furnace?

Monday, December 12th, 2022

There are still a good number of older heating systems that can be found in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. One of those older systems can include the gravity furnace.

While a gravity furnace isn’t in and of itself a problematic system, it can come with some complications that put your home and health at risk. Read on to find out what trouble a gravity furnace and asbestos insulation may be causing in your home.

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3 Tips for Winterizing Your Furnace

Monday, November 28th, 2022

It may still be fall for now, but there’s no denying that winter is right around the corner. You’ve probably already been using your heating system a bit this season, and we hope that it’s operating as efficiently and effectively as possible for you and your family. If you haven’t given much thought to how well your heater is functioning, then this blog post is the one you want to read.

If you want your furnace to operate as safely as possible, not cost you an arm and a leg to run each year, and keep you comfortable, you have to prepare it. So, how exactly do you do this? We have three ways! Read on to learn what they are.

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3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Heater’s Efficiency

Monday, November 21st, 2022

We’vfamily-holding-green-paper-house-in-handse just started to experience cooler temperatures in our area, and as such you might have noticed that your older heater is struggling a bit to heat your home efficiently. This can happen pretty easily here in Minnesota because our winters are cold, long, and quite brutal.

If you’re noticing how winters have taken a toll on your furnace, contact our team. In the meantime, read on to learn how to boost your heater’s efficiency, and therefore save money on your heater use.

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“Should I Get Radiant Heating?”

Monday, November 14th, 2022

floor-heating-installation-in-houseSometimes, when we suggest “radiant heating” to homeowners upgrading their heating or renovating their home we’re met with some puzzled looks. Radiant heating definitely isn’t as common as other methods of heating, but it’s just as good of an option, if not a great option, for many homeowners. Just because a furnace is a more familiar option doesn’t mean it’s the one you should go with.

Now we understand why you’d feel a little hesitant. Going into uncharted territory with something as expensive and long-lasting as a heating system can be a little scary. That’s why we’ve created a guide to these types of systems below. If you’re looking for a radiant heating system in Minneapolis, MN then make sure that you contact our team.

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Do I Need a High-Efficiency Boiler?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Are you thinking of switching things up before this winter rolls around? This is the time of year when we hear from many homeowners about their heating system. You’re anticipating the cold temperatures that our winters always bring, and you want to be prepared for it. We understand. You can trust our HVAC professionals when you want great service.

We understand that finding the right boiler system can be stressful. We can be the team to walk you through the process of finding the right boiler system, purchasing it, and then installing the system in your home. For many homeowners, that choice might be for a high-efficiency boiler, which can be more expensive upfront but save you thousands of dollars throughout its lifetime in energy costs.

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