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

Don’t Ignore These Late Season AC Repair Needs

October 2nd, 2017

Air conditioner in need of service or repair.Summer has officially come to a close, and it’s already cool enough to begin using our heaters on a regular basis. With the extensive use that your air conditioning system got in the last few months, chances are pretty good that it’s accumulated some wear and tear. And even if you had pre-season maintenance done, you could need an air conditioning repair in Prior Lake, MN.

We understand the temptation of ignoring late season AC repair needs. After all, fall is here—you don’t even need your cooling system anymore, right? But to make sure that your air conditioner stays in good shape and is ready to do its job when next summer rolls around, it’s vital that you handle any problems that exist, now. Continue Reading

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