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

March Means It’s Time to Think About HVAC Maintenance

Monday, March 4th, 2024

You never can tell exactly what’s going to happen to the weather in the Twin Cities during March, April, and May. The snow can stop early, and then it can come roaring back when we think we’ve safely gotten into spring. 

Regardless of what we can expect from the weather over the next few months, we’ll soon start the transition to warmer weather. That means that now is the right time to think about scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Plymouth, MN or wherever you live in the Twin Cities.

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Electronic Ignition—Why It Replaced the Pilot Light

Monday, February 12th, 2024

How does your gas furnace light the burners when it starts a heating cycle? In your mind, you may see a standing pilot light doing the job. That makes sense because standing pilot lights did this job for many decades and it’s just become part of how we think about furnaces.

But chances are high that your furnace doesn’t have a standing pilot light at all. The pilot light is becoming a relic of the past, replaced with electronic ignition systems.

We’re going to look into this change and explain why electronic ignition is now favored over conventional standing pilot lights.

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Heating Emergency! What to Do If Your Heating System Suddenly Stops Working

Monday, December 25th, 2023

A home heating system breaking down during winter is a serious problem in Minnesota—our winters do not play nice! If your furnace, heat pump, or other heater suddenly stops working in the middle of a cold winter day or night, you’ll want the problem fixed as fast as possible.

The most reliable way to get your heater working again is to call our expert technicians. We offer heating repair in Plymouth, MN and throughout the Twin Cities, and all our techs are NATE-certified. However, you can take several steps before calling us to see if you can get your heater working again.

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The Secrets of High-Efficiency Furnaces: How They Use Less Energy

Monday, December 4th, 2023

You may need to have your older furnace replaced before the worst cold of the winter arrives. If so, then we advise you to consider making an upgrade from a mid-efficiency furnace to a high-efficiency model. Current high-efficiency furnaces can have AFUE ratings of 95%, a significant improvement over standard furnaces. 

High-efficiency furnaces do come with a bigger initial price tag, but if you work with experts who understand heating installation in Plymouth, MN, you’ll end up with a furnace that will deliver energy savings and pay back its upfront costs several times over.

If you’re curious about what makes high-efficiency furnaces capable of using so much less energy than conventional models, we’re glad to enlighten you…

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How Your Ducts Can Steal Your Money This Winter

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

A home has to do a lot of work during a Minnesota winter to keep the family inside it warm and comfortable. It has to trap as much heat as it can with insulation, preventing heat from escaping through any gaps around doors and windows, and produce enough heat from its HVAC system to replace the heat that gets gradually lost to the outside. If the house isn’t doing its job, it will not only mean discomfort, it will result in much higher heating costs.

But you may not know that there are other costly “heat thieves” in your home aside from bad insulation, air leaks, and a faulty heater. The ductwork that runs through the walls, ceilings, and attic of your house can drive up your energy bills without you realizing what’s happening. Damaged ducts leaking air from holes and gapping are a huge source of residential energy waste each year—and we’d like to help you notice it and stop this “theft.” We have the ductwork services in Plymouth, MN to do the job!

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Preventing Mold and Mildew in Your HVAC System

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Nobody wants mold and mildew in their house. They create unpleasant odors, cause damage to building materials, and send out toxic spores that lower indoor air quality. The worst place for mold and mildew to start to develop is inside your HVAC system. Mold and mildew in the HVAC system will spread a noxious odor around your home (“dirty sock syndrome”), impair the operation of the AC and heater, and make it easy for toxic spores to spread.

If you want to ensure your HVAC system remains mold and mildew-free, keeping up with professional AC maintenance in Plymouth, MN is a crucial important step. Below we’ll list the proactive ways to have a mold- and mildew-free HVAC system. 

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“How Do I Prepare My Furnace for Winter?”

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Winter may still seem like it’s a ways off, but with temperatures already dropping this fall, it’s clear that the best time to prepare for the chillier season is now.

If you have a furnace to keep you warm, then you already are one step ahead of the game. Furnaces are powerful, efficient, and most importantly, when well taken care of, safe.

When we talk about a “well taken care of” furnace, we’re talking about one that is regularly maintained and tuned up by a trained and experienced technician, like one of the members of our team. Sure, there are some basic maintenance tasks you can do on your own (which we’ll cover below), but if you want your furnace to be in the best possible shape, then you should call on our team for professional maintenance! This service is truly the best way to prepare your furnace for winter.

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Air Purifiers 101: Clean Air, Clean Home

Monday, April 25th, 2022

In honor of spring, we want to spend time today covering the air purifier. Air purifiers are great devices to further protect the health of you and your loved ones. We’re sure this is something that’s more of a focus in your life since 2020. You might even have an air small, portable air purifier in your home. We want to encourage you to upgrade to a whole-home air purifier in Plymouth, MN

Whole-home air purification systems do the job better than portable air purifiers. If you want your home to be clean as a whole, then you need something that’s going to treat the entire space. Let’s talk about all you should know concerning an air purification system below. 

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How Do I Know If My Air Purifier Is Working?

Monday, February 28th, 2022

If you have a whole home air purifier, you might find yourself thinking… “how do I know if this thing is working?” The beauty of a whole home air purifier is that it’s quiet and tucked away in your ductwork. The irony in this is that sometimes the benefits of this type of air purifier make it hard to figure out if it’s performing. We’re here to answer all the questions you have today. 

We understand everything that goes into an air purifier in Plymouth, MN

If you have a whole home air purifier and you suspect that it isn’t working, the best thing to do is get in touch with a professional. We can get into your HVAC system, check if it’s working, and leave your home intact in the process. We also recommend that you pay attention to your personal health. If you feel better, breathe easier, and snore less, then it’s likely that your air purifier is working. Now let’s get into some other frequently asked questions…

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Air Conditioning Efficiency & Comfort Checklist

Monday, May 17th, 2021

We know the weather is warming up out there and you’re doing your absolute best to stay cool. If you’re looking to improve your air conditioning efficiency, then we’re the team who can help you with this. There are certain things you can do to help your home’s efficiency services and they’re much easier than you might think.

Our job as the professional is to bridge the gap between professional services and the homeowner’s knowledge. We’re going to give you all the information you need to stay comfortable throughout all the summer months. Get in touch with us for all the services you need.

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