Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Maintenance’

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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Furnace Filters and You: An Educational Tale

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Do you know that your home’s furnace has a filter? We hope so, since it’s an essential part of the whole HVAC system, not just the furnace, and it requires special attention during the year. The furnace filter is sometimes called the blower filter if it’s used for both the furnace and the air conditioning system. It’s often just called an air filter.

This filter can sometimes create confusion in homeowners, who often don’t know exactly what it does or what they need to do about it. We want our customers to have the information they need to ensure the best performance from their heating system and the lower costs to keep their homes warm, so we’re going to take time to talk about what you need to know about furnace filters in Eden Prairie, MN or wherever you live in the Twin Cities.

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Do You Often Forget to Change the Furnace Filter? Here’s Why It’s a Super Important Job!

Monday, November 20th, 2023

You need to change the furnace filter regularly during the winter, every 1-3 months depending on the strength of the filter. This is an important job but people often forget to do it in the middle of a busy season when they’ve got so much else occupying their minds. We wrote this post because we want you to know why changing the filter is extremely important—and maybe we’ll help you remember it in the future.

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Why Have My Heating Bills Suddenly Skyrocketed? 

Monday, November 6th, 2023

You examined your most recent energy bill and were shocked to see a number higher than you’re used to seeing. You expect to see an increase in energy costs as colder weather arrives—whether it’s natural gas going to a gas furnace or electricity to a heat pump or electric furnace—but this is next level. You know you can’t be using that much energy. What’s happening?

We’re glad you’re concerned about this. Sometimes people just ignore their utility bill history and what sudden increases might mean. There are several possibilities for this sort of spike in heating costs. Some are simple to correct. Others will require calling our skilled professionals for heating repair in Minneapolis, MN. We’ll look at the most common causes of rising heating bills.

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Let’s Get Up to Speed on Gas Furnace Safety

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Gas furnaces—they’re the most common type of heating system found in homes around the country. They’re powerful and reliable. And, like any appliance that burns natural gas, they can also be potentially dangerous.

We’re not trying to be alarmist. Gas furnaces aren’t inherently risky appliances to have in a home, no more so than a gas stove or oven. But they do require some caution and several safety steps to help keep them operating safely.

You probably know several of the important gas furnace safety preventive measures already. Now that we’re deep into the fall, it’s a good time to get you up to speed with the best practices for a safe and warm winter. 

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Why Fall HVAC Maintenance Is So Important

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

When the fall arrives, we shift into “maintenance mode” here at Residential Heating and Air Conditioning. Fall is a period when we don’t have to deal with as many emergency calls for air conditioning systems and the cold weather hasn’t arrived yet to make heaters a priority. What we focus on during this time is making sure that our customers are equipped to handle another harsh Minnesota winter, and that means providing them with heating maintenance in Minneapolis, MN.

If you’re already part of our annual maintenance agreement, you only need to contact us and we’ll set up a convenient appointment for you. If you aren’t a member, call us to sign up and get started. 

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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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