How Can You Tell If Your Heat Pump Is Struggling?

September 18th, 2017

Dumped AC units in a scrapyardIf you’ve found your way to this blog post, chances are that you are already utilizing a heat pump in your home. These HVAC systems are growing increasingly popular, and for good reason. Not only can they effectively cool your home during our warm and humid summers, but the refrigerant process within them can be reversed for heating during the winter.

With the official start of fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to assess whether your heat pump is still in good shape—good enough to get you through another year of successful service. Even if you do not plan to utilize it this winter, in favor of a boiler or furnace, it’s still a good idea to invest in any necessary air conditioning repairs in Lakeville, MN now, when temperatures are turning milder. Continue Reading

Tips for Choosing the Right Heating System

September 4th, 2017

family warm up hands over electric heaterWhile other parts of the country contend with heat waves, we get to turn off our air conditioning systems and enjoy relatively mild temperatures. This break is nice—however, if your heating system was struggling last year and you haven’t yet replaced it, then now is the time to consider the installation of a new unit. This is also the case if you’ve just moved into a home and need a new heater.

You can count on our team for quality Prior Lake, MN HVAC services. In the meantime, we’d love to share with you a brief guide on how to select the right residential heating system. Continue Reading

3 Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Cooling System Make

August 24th, 2017

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerOur winters may be bitterly cold, but when summer hits, it goes without saying that using your air conditioner on a daily basis is a necessity. As we near the official end of summer now, it’s important not to neglect any air conditioning repair needs that crop up, but rather get on top of them right away so you aren’t stuck with a malfunctioning system next year. Problems with your cooling system are, in fact, more likely to happen near the end of summer due to the extensive use of the system.

One of the most apparent signs that you are having problems with your system that require air conditioning repair in Prior Lake, MN is that it’s making odd sounds during its operation. There are 3 noises in particular that you never want to hear coming from an air conditioner. We’ve covered these sounds below, as well as what they mean. Continue Reading

When an AC Problem is More Than Just the AC

August 7th, 2017

technician's gloved hands putting front plate back on digital thermostat displayThere are a number of components within your cooling system that allow it to work as effectively and efficiently as it [hopefully] does. None of these components should be underestimated—from the important mechanical parts that must be kept clean and in good condition, to your thermostat that controls your cooling system, as well as your heating system.

Many of the calls we get for air conditioning repair in Lakeville MN end up not being a problem with the system at all. That’s not to say they shouldn’t be addressed—you may be surprised by how much something like a malfunctioning thermostat can impact the operation of your AC system! But we want you to be aware of what possible issues may arise and what can be done about them, so you aren’t surprised if one of them crops up. Continue Reading

Refilling Refrigerant: Not a Permanent Solution to Your AC Troubles

July 24th, 2017

refilling-refrigerant-not-permanent-solutionWhen a customer calls us for air conditioning repairs in Apple Valley, MN, a common question we often get is “does it just need more Freon?” A term for refrigerant, these customers are asking about the combination of fluids that cycle through your air conditioner which enable the cooling system to do its job. A common assumption, and misconception, is that the AC system goes through refrigerant like a car goes through gasoline—and that refilling the refrigerant will fix whatever AC troubles you’re having.

However, this is just not the case. First off, your air conditioning system has many electrical and mechanical components, and any one of them could be responsible for your cooling system breakdown. Problems can also get worse as time goes by, which is why it’s essential that you call in professional technicians as soon as possible when you notice AC troubles. Additionally, if a refrigerant leak is to blame, then the source of that leak must be found and repaired. Continue Reading

Some Reasons Why Your AC Might Not Be Performing Well

July 10th, 2017

ac-not-performing-well-reasonsWith temperatures steadily in the high 80’s now that summer is officially here, it likely goes without saying that you’re going to need your AC system to work as efficiently and effectively as possible for the next few months. So, if yours is struggling at all to do its job, there is no time like the present to invest in Burnsville, MN air conditioning repairs or even system replacement.

What can you expect when one of our professionals comes to take a look at your system? Well, it depends on what sort of problems you’re having with your cooling unit. For instance, if it’s blowing out lukewarm air, you might have a refrigerant leak. Or, if it’s making loud and unfamiliar noises, then you could have a loose component. Read on to discover some of the most common reasons an air conditioner may start performing poorly. Continue Reading

Thermostat Settings and Your Summer Comfort

June 26th, 2017

thermostat-settings-summer-comfortWe understand that as a homeowner, one of your goals is to find a way to enjoy comfort without wasting energy, and therefore, money. Fortunately, you can achieve optimal comfort without breaking the bank, and it’s not hard to do so. The answer lies in a quality Eagan, MN thermostat, used in the right way.

While air conditioning maintenance is of course an important part of maintaining and improving air conditioning efficiency, you should never underestimate the power of your thermostat. Unfortunately, far too many homeowners misunderstand how the thermostat and air conditioner operate, leading them to set programming settings that waste energy, without delivering ideal comfort levels. Continue Reading

Out of the Ordinary Air Conditioner Behaviors

June 12th, 2017

air-conditioner-behaviors-out-of-ordinaryIf this past weekend was any indication, summer is certainly on its way. Soon enough, you’ll be using your air conditioner on a consistent, daily basis—if you aren’t already. The first time we experience one of our longer heat waves, you’ll be thankful for a fully functional and high-efficiency air conditioning system.

But what if you’re in need of Rosemount, MN air conditioning services? Do you know what cooling system behaviors may actually be signs of trouble? Continue Reading

Bob Boldt HVAC Recognized as Top HVAC Blog

June 2nd, 2017

At Bob Boldt HVAC, we pride ourselves on being a trusted resource for your air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality needs in the Eagan, MN area and beyond. Our expert technicians are fully trained and certified to handle a wide variety of products and services, and we work hard to keep you informed about all that we do through our blog.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently been awarded a spot on Feedspot’s Top 100 HVAC blogs. Feedspot is an RSS feed that enables you to find quality information about services and products that are relevant to you. We look forward to continuing to bring you great service and quality information about our HVAC products and services, and how they benefit you!

The Benefits of a Ductless System Installation

May 29th, 2017

ductless-system-benefitsThis time of the year is the perfect time to invest in an Inver Grove Heights, MN air conditioner installation, if you’ve been considering one. You still have plenty of time to prepare for the hotter months, and if replacing your air conditioner is part of this plan for you, then we highly recommend considering a ductless system. Keep reading to learn more about these systems and how you can benefit from the installation of one. Continue Reading