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How Can I Lower My Xcel Energy Bill?

It’s a fact that your Xcel energy bill, or those from other providers, can be among your highest home maintenance expenses. It just makes sense to...

How to Select the Right Energy Efficient Furnace

As temperatures fall in the upper Midwest, it’s natural to start thinking about heating your home for the coming season, and a perfect time to...

Heat Pump vs. AC: What's Best For Me?

When it comes to staying cool during a Minnesota summer, the default device that many think of to keep them comfortable is an air conditioner. The...

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

You may have heard of people using heat pumps in their homes as an energy efficient alternative (or supplement) to furnaces and air conditioners....

What Is A BTU And How Does It Affect My Home?

If you’ve seen the abbreviation “BTU” on heating and cooling products or noticed it listed on your energy bill and wondered, what does that mean,...

The Complete HVAC Guide: Easy Answers to Hard Questions

If you are new to homeownership, learning about HVACs and furnace and air conditioning maintenance can seem daunting – or even boring. But never...

Smart Thermostat Comparison: Côr™ vs. Nest vs. Honeywell

The marketplace for smart thermostats got even bigger with the launch of Carrier’s Côr™ thermostat earlier this year. If you are doing a smart...

Are High-Efficiency AC Units More Expensive To Fix?

Adding Up The Costs and Benefits of High-Efficiency Air Conditioners 

Buying any appliance or electronic device that uses new, cutting-edge...

Finding Air Leaks through Thermographic Inspection

What is Thermographic Inspection?

Some people opt to do a home inspection on their own. They check their windows and doors for air leaks, and the...

How to Winterize your Minnesota Home

Protect Your Home From Winter Wear and Tear

The time has come to tackle some home winterization projects. Although it’s not winter yet,...

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