Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Ultraviolet Technology

February 19th, 2018

ultraviolet light on a blue backgroundIf you’re a homeowner in Minnesota, then you should be concerned about the contaminants present in the air. We aren’t necessarily talking about the outdoor air, but rather the air inside your home. Weather such as ours—humid in the summer months and dry in the wintertime, does a number to Eagan, MN indoor air quality. It’s up to you to be well equipped with the right products and services to protect your health and comfort. It’s up to us to let you know what your options are!

One particular problem that starts to crop up in spring (but is a good idea to start thinking about now) is the development of viruses and bacteria such as mold and mildew. The solution? A professionally installed UV Air Purifier, also referred to as UV lights or UV germicidal lights. Keep reading to learn more! Continue Reading

Is a Whole-House Humidifier Worth Your Investment?

February 5th, 2018

Young smiling woman sitting on sofa and looking up while drinking hot tea. Young brunette woman thinking at home in a leisure time. Happy girl relaxing at home on a bright winter morning.Our quick and easy answer to this question is going to be “yes, in most cases!” The reason we say this is because when you live where we do, the air can get really dry, especially during the winter. If you’ve lived through even just one winter here, you’re likely already well aware of this. And excessively dry air causes a lot more than just discomfort. It can actually be unhealthy for you and for your property.

Your Eagan, MN indoor air quality is about a lot more than just how cool or warm it is in your home. It’s also about what contaminants are in your air as well as what the humidity levels are like. Keep reading to learn more about the latter, and why a whole-house humidifier (versus a portable, one room humidifier) could very well be worth your investment. Continue Reading

Heating Maintenance: Is It Too Late?

January 22nd, 2018

women's hands writing in daily planner, isolated on a white backgroundIf you were to ask us for the best time of the year to schedule your Eagan, MN heating maintenance session, we’d tell you in the fall, before the temperatures drop too low, and when our HVAC technicians are less likely to be out on emergency service calls. But, does that mean it’s too late for heating maintenance now, if you skipped it this past fall? No, not at all!

It’s more important that you schedule your heating maintenance appointment routinely than it is for you to worry about what time of the year you schedule it. For a furnace or boiler, this means once a year. For a year-round heat pump system, this means every 6 months.  Maintenance is vital to ensuring a fully functional and efficiently operating heater. There are a number of reasons you should stay on top of this service, and benefits to regular tune-ups. Keep reading to learn more about what actually happens during heating maintenance, and why it’s so advantageous. Continue Reading

Does Thermostat Placement Impact Heating Efficiency?

January 8th, 2018

hallway of a home with a thermostat on the wall in the foregroundIn short, yes. But we don’t expect you to take that answer at face value. You likely want to know how it does this, and what you can do to avoid inefficiencies in your heating efforts. After all, an average homeowner spends half of all their utility bills on cooling and heating their home throughout the year. It makes sense you want to cut this cost down!

The problem is, sometimes something as simple as thermostat placement can lead a homeowner to believe they’re in need of Farmington, MN heater repair. And while this may be the case, some are too quick to hop online and find a DIY video on how to fix their heater instead of considering the possibility that the problem may actually be with the device controlling it—your thermostat. Continue Reading

Common Furnace Problems to be Aware of

December 25th, 2017

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.If there is any system within your home that you wouldn’t want to gamble with in the middle of a Minnesota winter, it’s going to be your heater! These days, heating systems are more reliable than ever before. But it stands to reason that no heater can truly be 100% dependable.

This is just not a possibility. Even a furnace system, which is easily the most common of heating systems, can suffer from occasional operational issues.If you’re using a furnace to heat your home, then you will need to schedule furnace repairs at some point. When that time comes, it’s important to have professional Burnsville, MN HVAC technicians on your side.

It’s also important to know of the warning signs that you may have a furnace in need of repair. There are a number of common furnace problems that you could encounter, and we’re going to cover a few of them below, so that hopefully you won’t be surprised if you encounter any of them this winter season. Continue Reading

Signs of a Heater in Disrepair

December 11th, 2017

technician servicing furnaceWe’re creeping closer and closer to winter, with chilly temperatures already here. You’ve likely already started running your heater, and colder days are still to come! This makes now the best time to ensure that your heater isn’t experiencing any troubling symptoms. Of course, the best way to prevent heating system problems is by scheduling maintenance before the heating season begins, but even though, you shouldn’t ignore any signs of a heater in disrepair.

The good news is, the signs that you’re in need of Burnsville, MN heating repairs are fairly apparent. If you know what to look for, you can spot trouble pretty easily, and be able to contact us before it turns into a larger emergency. Remember, it’s never a good idea to attempt a formal diagnosis, much less repairs. Heaters involve a number of important components, some of them dangerous to deal with on your own—such as gas lines. If you notice that your heating system isn’t performing as well as you thing it should, watch out for these particular signs that we’ve listed below, and give our team a call. Continue Reading

Does Your Boiler Need Replacing?

November 27th, 2017

Home gas-fired boiler. The installation of gas equipment. Heating in the house.A boiler can only work as efficiently as it is meant to if it’s cared for as it should be. This means it must be professionally installed, repaired, and maintained by experienced technicians, in order for it to perform at its best.

It’s also essential to remember that even with quality maintenance, there’s still a chance that something can eventually go wrong with your boiler, and eventually you may need Farmington, MN heater repair or even boiler replacement. But, do you know the signs to look for that indicates your boiler is in fact in distress? Continue Reading

Tips for Boosting Your Heating Efficiency

November 13th, 2017

couple sitting in home comfortableWith temperatures not yet at their coldest, but definitely chilling off, it won’t be long before you’re using your heater 24/7, if you aren’t already. And as hard as your cooling system worked to keep you comfy this past summer, it’s understandable that you would probably like to spend as little on your heating efforts as possible.

That means you want to use your heater as efficiently as possible, to save on energy costs. Making sure that your heater is working as effectively and efficiently as possible is as easy as following the tips we’ve provided below. Continue Reading

Prepping Your Home for Winter

October 30th, 2017

A family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.Temperatures have begun to drop and before we know it, our heaters will be on full force. Have you had yours maintained yet? This professional Burnsville, MN heating service is just one step of many that you should take toward prepping your home for winter.

Investing in maintenance allows you to ensure that a trained technician can come in and thoroughly inspect and clean your system so that it operates as effectively and efficiently as possible. Additionally, we’ll make recommendations for any repair needs that exist. Taking care of these repairs right away is another step toward prepping your heating system—and home—for winter. What else can you do? Continue Reading

The Time for Heating System Maintenance Is Now!

October 16th, 2017

two gloved hands working on a heating systemAs we progress into fall, the weather has begun to shift towards colder temperatures. As such, there is a very important HVAC service in Prior Lake, MN that you should invest in now, if you haven’t already. And that’s your annual (or biannual) heating maintenance appointment.

Sure, there are a couple basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your heater (such as routinely changing your clogged air filter) but full maintenance that makes an actual difference must be trusted to the professionals. Continue Reading