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HVAC 101: What’s a Ventilator or Air Exchanger?

When we use the acronym HVAC, most homeowners know we’re talking about their furnace or heating (the “H’) and their cooling or air conditioning...

4 Tips for Heating a Room with High Ceilings

High ceilings may be a desired feature in modern homes, but they come with a price, which shows up on your heating bill. Because heat rises,...

Furnace Smells: 4 Culprits and What They Mean

You’ve noticed a funny smell coming from your furnace. What IS it? Is it dangerous? What should I do about it? These are important questions. To...

Home Airflow: How to Tell If Air Ducts Are Leaking

Ever have that feeling that your furnace or AC just doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to? But you’ve checked the filters, stayed up to...

What is the Proper Level of Home Humidity?

Let’s face it, managing humidity levels in your home can be a challenge. In winter, it seems like one day your throat is dry and scratchy, and...

How Do UV Lights for HVAC Units Work?

These days, you hear a lot about how over-exposure to UV light can cause sunburns and increase your risk of skin cancer. But, UV light in...

Should I Replace My Furnace and AC at the Same Time?

A common dilemma homeowners face is deciding when to invest in major upgrades to our homes — like replacing the roof or repaving the driveway. We...

Fall Furnace Checklist: Is My HVAC System Ready For Winter?

Our fall chill will soon become winter brrr and Minnesota homeowners are getting ready for the season — mowing one last time, covering the...

When is the Best Time to Buy a Furnace?

Buying a new furnace is a major investment — both in terms of home comfort and your pocketbook. So it’s natural to wonder if there’s a perfect...

High-Efficiency Furnace Venting: Why You May Not Need a Chimney

Like furnaces, chimneys do not last forever. Time, household heating, and weather all take their toll. So, it’s no surprise that by the time...

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