Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Services’

Ways to Lower Those High Heating Bills

Monday, January 15th, 2024

One of the rougher parts of winter is having to look at your utility bills each month. Powering home heating systems costs money, and when you have to regularly run your furnace, heat pump, or other heater, you’ll see it reflected on your monthly energy bills.

But if you’ve thought to yourself that the costs seem too high, then this is the blog post for you. Most homeowners pay more for their heating than they should, and by taking a few steps, they can cut down on the high cost of winter comfort. Here’s our guide to getting those heating costs down to something less intimidating to see on your bills.

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Understanding Furnace Efficiency

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Whenever you need to turn on your furnace to warm your house during the chilly Minnesota winters, you’ll spend money—regardless of whether you’re using gas or electricity. But how much money you spend will depend on the efficiency of the furnace, i.e. how well it converts its energy source into heat. 

Efficiency in furnaces has become more important than ever as people look for ways to cut down on energy consumption and benefit the environment. The technology of furnaces has advanced to make high-efficiency units more efficient than ever. In this post, we’ll look into furnace efficiency and how it’s measured to help you understand its importance.

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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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Why Do Furnace Transformers Fail?

Monday, January 31st, 2022

young-woman-shivering-during-the-winter-seasonThe term “furnace transformer” might be a little intimidating. Just the name of it sounds important or influential. If this is your assumption, you’d be right, your furnace transformer is important to you, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. Your furnace transformer’s main function is to supply power to the furnace itself. The furnace transformer is integral in powering all the key players of your heater. This includes things like timers, ignitions, circuitry, and temperature controls. If your furnace transformer fails, you’re sure to notice because of your furnace’s subsequent inability to perform. 

The only thing better than discovering a furnace problem in time to fix it, is understanding why this furnace problem occurred. This will help you prevent the same furnace trouble in the future. We’re here to help you with your furnace service in Eden Prairie, MN today. Let’s talk about how you might have come to this point.

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How Often Should You Get a Heater Serviced?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.When we’re talking to homeowners, we get some of the same questions regarding their heating service. One of the most common questions we get is, “how often should I get my heater serviced?” The timing of your home’s heating services is essential. We understand why you want to know when to get these services done. Today, we’re going to answer some common questions around your heating timing so you can get it right.

You can come to our team for your heater service in St. Louis Park, MN, because we’re trained and experienced professionals. We’ve worked in homes just like yours in the past. We make sure that we get things right the first time because we value your time and care about your comfort. 

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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 Long Does It Take to Install a New Furnace?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

blue-question-markNow that winter is here, you might be considering your heater a little bit more. This is the time of year where it’s important to be realistic with yourself. If your furnace’s performance lacked power last year, then it’s likely that it will be the same way this year. If you spent a lot of money on your energy bills or on repair work, it’s likely that those problems could resurface this season. This is when you might want to consider new furnace installation in Bloomington, MN

One thing that we realize holds homeowners back from getting a new furnace is the time it takes to get one. If you’re wondering how long a technician is going to need to be in your home, we want you to know that it won’t take long. Furnace installation typically takes about 4-8 hours depending on how complex the job is. Our professionals always strive to make it easy. 

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The Symptoms Of a Bad Furnace Transformer

Monday, February 15th, 2021

We’re sure that your furnace has become your best friend during this time of the year. So, when things start to go wrong, you need to refer to a professional for the service that you’re looking for. Your furnace is quite the complex piece of equipment. There are some important pieces of this system that cannot afford to go without quality care. You might have heard of your furnace’s filter or even the compressor… but what about the transformer?

Your furnace’s transformer is important to your heating. If your furnace has declined in quality and you need heating system repairs in Minneapolis, MN, then we’re the team you can talk to for your personal needs.

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You Need a Humidifier

Monday, January 4th, 2021

young-woman-shivering-during-the-winter-seasonYes… you!

We’re looking you right in the eye and telling you that it’s time. We know that you’ve spent time in the past wondering if you should get a humidifier for your home. You’ve had portable humidifiers for different rooms within your house and liked the effects. In addition to this, you’ve done a little research and seen what a humidifier can do for your home. Now you’re considering it as an option.

We’re here to tell you that it’s a great idea and it’s something that you should pull the trigger on ASAP. We’re going to run through everything you need to know about humidification in Minneapolis, MN. We’re here to help you.

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