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

Understanding Furnace Certification 

Monday, March 27th, 2023
Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.

“Furnace certification? What’s that?” 

If you came here because you’re asking this question, we have the answers you need. We can also help you when it comes to furnace certification in Minneapolis, MN. Furnace certification is a crucial part of service to ensure you have a safe and energy-efficient furnace.

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Boiler Safety 101: Best Practices for Preventing Accidents

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Do you have a boiler that helps you warm up your household?

If you do, then you likely want to make sure that your boiler is working properly. We would also suggest double-checking to make sure that the boiler is efficient and works safely.

The best way to ensure that your boiler is in the best condition is with expert boiler service in Eden Prairie, MN. We have some additional best practices you can adopt to help keep your boiler running smoothly.

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What Should I Do If My Gravity Furnace Has Asbestos?

Monday, March 13th, 2023

If you live in a vintage home, then you may be the unknowing owner of a gravity furnace. If you haven’t heard about this kind of furnace, then you aren’t alone. Gravity furnaces are rapidly going out of style for more than one reason, which we will get into.

If you aren’t looking at a furnace replacement at the moment, then it is a good idea to learn a bit more about these systems, especially if yours still has asbestos on it.

Yes, you read that right. Asbestos was commonly used for insulation for these systems when their use was more widespread. Now is a good time to have your gravity furnace checked to see if you’d benefit from asbestos removal in Minneapolis, MN and if you should consider a furnace replacement in the near future.

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Benefits of Installing a Carrier Furnace

Monday, March 6th, 2023

What do you look for when choosing a furnace for your home?

If you are going for the most basic details, you’ll want a furnace that works and heats your home well. From there you are likely going to look at the furnace’s energy efficiency: after all, you don’t want a system that is too expensive to ever run.

There are a good number of furnaces that boast great effectiveness and efficiency. One type of furnace that we personally like to tell people about is the Carrier brand of furnace. These heaters go above and beyond basic efficiency and effectiveness. If you are looking for a next-level system, then you should consider a Carrier furnace installation in Minneapolis, MN.

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Why Does It Smell Like My Furnace Is Burning When I Turn It On?

Monday, February 27th, 2023

There are things that you’d expect to notice when your furnace turns on. For example, the feeling of warm air and maybe even a small rattle as your ductwork expands. These are common details to notice. However, smells are more often than not a warning sign of trouble from a furnace, whether it uses gas or just electricity to get the job done.

A furnace that has started to produce worrying smells while it is running is one that needs a furnace repair in Minneapolis, MN. We’ll explain what some of the most concerning smells from your furnace mean so you know if and when the time has come to reach out for repairs.

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How Do I Know If My Furnace Is Up to Code?

Monday, February 20th, 2023

The fact that your furnace is running doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe. This is why a furnace code exists, to provide a standard that furnace heaters need to meet in order to be considered safe and effective without being inefficient.

If you aren’t a trained HVAC professional, then you likely aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of the codes for your furnace. Those codes are important to your safety. Scheduling furnace maintenance in Eden Prairie, MN means having a professional come to your home to check things out and make sure they’re up to code.

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What Constitutes a Heating Repair?

Monday, February 13th, 2023

All it takes to realize how important your heater is to your home is to stand outside for a few minutes. Even if you are used to the climate that comes with a Minnesota winter, you’ll want to have the ability to warm up after you are exposed to freezing temperatures. If you suddenly discover that your heater isn’t working the way it should, it makes sense that you’ll want the fastest solution possible.

Here are some of the situations when a call for heating service in Minneapolis, MN is well-warranted. With our help, you can rest assured that your heater will be back in working order in the shortest amount of time possible.

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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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