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

Dangers of DIY Furnace Repairs

Monday, January 17th, 2022
Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.

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Furnace troubles happen to the best of us. When something goes wrong with your system, it means that it’s a good time to get in touch with a professional. We know that when trouble strikes, it typically has unfortunate timing. Due to this timing, you might want to dabble in do-it-yourself efforts. If you can fix the problem on your own, avoid disrupting the flow of your daily life with professionals in your home, and do all of this for half the price, then why wouldn’t you? 

The problem is that it’s rarely this simple. Professional service is unparalleled because it’s backed by years of experience and training. If you want to make sure that your heating problem is fixed with ease and done right the first time, then you’ll need a professional. We specialize in heating repairs in Minnetonka, GA

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How Do You Know If Your Furnace Is Emitting Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, January 10th, 2022

If you have a furnace, then you know that one of the dangers of running these systems is their potential to emit carbon monoxide. Although this is a worst-case scenario, it’s still something you should be aware of and informed about. Knowledge about carbon monoxide is what will keep you safe in the face of danger. 

Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it’s a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. The best way to detect it is with a great carbon monoxide detector. This way it can be identified before it starts to affect you or any of your loved ones. It’s also important to note how it might affect your body. If you are looking for furnace repair in Bloomington, MN, then we’re the professionals who can perform this work. For now, though, let’s talk about what you should know about CO below.

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Should I Replace My 30-Year-Old Furnace?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

blue-question-markReplacing your home’s furnace is inevitable. Since this is something that you’re going to have to do eventually, you’re going to want to prepare for this change. We also understand that you might not know when it’s time for you to replace your furnace. There are many things you need to pay attention to as a homeowner, the subtle differences in your furnace operation might go unnoticed in the daily hustle and bustle of your life. If you realize that your furnace has really declined over the years, you might want to consider new furnace installation in Minnetonka, GA.

We’re professionals who know our stuff and we’re willing to pass this information on to you. If you need to replace your furnace this winter, we’ll help you figure out your next steps. 

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Should I Buy 80 or 95 Efficiency Furnace?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Winter is here, the holiday season is almost over, and you’re putting your heater to good use. If you’ve started to realize that your heater isn’t performing the way you want it to anymore, then it’s time to schedule an appointment for a potential furnace replacement in Minnetonka, MN. Replacement is a job that we can perform for you. 

Replacement and installation services are two of the important jobs you can have done for your heater. If you’re looking for a team that will make sure that your furnace gets the service it deserves, then it’s time to get in touch with us. We have a full team of technicians who have the experience they can put to use for you. Today, we’re going to start from the bottom up–we want to give you the necessary information to get a high-quality furnace.

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What Is an HVAC Sequencer?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Some of the most common questions we receive from homeowners are the ones that hone in on the more technical aspects of HVAC. We’ve covered a few in recent blogs if you’ve ever wondered what CFM means or what short cycling is. We’re proud to say that we have professionals who can answer these questions for you. If you ever need guidance we’re here to provide it. 

Today, we’d like to take a deep dive into HVAC sequencers. HVAC sequencers are small circuit units designed to stabilize circuits. They’re also able to turn switches on and off quickly in an electrical setting. Sequencers are necessary because they regulate appliances and keep devices from overheating and sometimes exploding. We’ll get into everything you need to know about these units below…

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What Does CFM Mean?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

blue-question-markToday, we’re going to slow things down and get a little more technical. We pride ourselves on being the professionals that you can talk to. We make sure that all our technicians are not only knowledgeable but approachable. If you have a question, we want you to be able to ask anyone on our team about it and not feel confident that you’ll get a great answer. We’re the Bloomington HVAC contractor that you can rely on.

That’s why we’re talking things slower and making sure that we address some more technical terms today. There are a lot of terms thrown around in the industry that you might not understand. We get what it’s like to hear a term thrown around so many times with the assumption that you know what it is that you’re afraid to ask. This is why we’re going to define a common term today—CFM.

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What Is Short Cycling?

Monday, November 29th, 2021

If you’re experiencing short cycling, then the first thing that you probably notice is how frustrating it is. If you’re already wondering how this was caused, then you’re ahead of the curve. Most homeowners let short cycling go on for far too long in their homes. This process is something that’s terrible for your home’s efficiency and bad for your heater as well. Make sure that you get yourself proper care when you notice this. 

We’re available if you need heating reaper in Excelsior. Holding off on your heating care is one of the worst things you can do for your system. It only creates time for your problems to increase in severity. This is why we want to help you as soon as possible. Let’s talk about what might be going on with your heating system below…

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How Often Should a Furnace Cycle?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.

If you start to run your furnace this winter and notice that your furnace cycling is a little off, then you’ve found the right blog. It’s interesting to think about because you’re probably not aware of how much you notice the patterns in your home. The rhythms of your homes are subtle, but you’re sure to notice when something has changed. If you’ve noticed that the cycling in your home has sped up or slowed down, then it’s time to consider furnace repair in Excelsior, MN

If all is well in your home, your furnace should cycle about 2 to 3 times an hour. The length of the cycles gets a little tricky. This is dependent upon how cold it is in your home and how warm you want it to be. You can allow some wiggle room with this, but the amount of cycles should stay fairly consistent. 

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What is the Best MERV Rating for Furnace Filters?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Your home should be an oasis. When it starts to get cold outside, we know that you start doing your best to make sure that you have quality care for your heating services. This should start with your home’s filter. This is when we want you to get to know more about MERV ratings and filters. 

We can help you with everything including heating repair in Minnetonka, MN, to informative articles concerning your indoor air quality care. This is because when we say that we’re comprehensive professionals, we really mean it. We want you to understand your heating services inside and out. Let’s get started with a quick crash course below. 

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Does a Gas Furnace Use Electricity?

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Winter is here and we’re sure you’re spending more time indoors. When you’re all bundled up on those winter nights indoors getting cozy through the help of your heater, you might start to wonder some things. One question that we’ve gotten from customers in the past is “Does a gas furnace use electricity?” We want to take the time to explain this today. It’s a valid question. You might think a natural gas furnace doesn’t need to use any electricity. The truth is that it does.

Furnace service in Bloomington, MN is something that we want to be as approachable and easy as possible for you. This is why we keep our blog up to date with topics like this and match it with quality service in the field. Let’s discover what parts of your natural gas furnace system use electricity today. 

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