The Benefits of Whole-House Zone Control

If you have just one thermostat, you’re no doubt paying too much to heat and cool your home. After all, is every room and area of your home occupied all the time? In our experience, that’s rarely the case.  So, as the logic goes, if you’re heating or cooling every...

Benefits of a Whole-House Dehumidifier

“I’m telling you, dear, all we need is central air and we can stop worrying about the heat AND the humidity!”Have you and your spouse ever had such a conversation? Many families do, especially when planning to switch to central air for the first time. Once you do,...

5 Good Reasons to Replace Your AC System

Just how ready is your AC system for another summer of virtually non-stop activity? Was it running like a champ last summer, right up until it was time to flip the switch over to your furnace? Or did it struggle to make it to the finish line? One more question,...

Ideal Indoor Humidity Levels for Your House

Moderation isn’t always a good thing. If you train for a marathon but never run more than five miles at a time, how can you expect to run 26+? If you strive for C’s’ in school and study just enough to achieve your goal, have you really succeeded – especially if you’re...

Seasonal Home Maintenance Tips

Every season has its fair share of pros and cons. Summer, for example, means fun in the sun, but sometimes to excess when conditions become hot and steamy. Spring brings milder weather but is no walk in the park for allergy sufferers. And yet, what do all four seasons...

A Guide to Winter Home Maintenance

Whether you’re a winter enthusiast or spend your time counting the days until spring, winter does have its moments. Like snuggling up and watching TV. The change of wardrobe that comes with the season. And maybe even the break you get from months of seemingly endless...

The Benefits of Whole-House Air Filtration.

Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Doing the math, that’s 21.6 hours a day, with at least half of that time spent at home. Where are we going with this? Straight to this fact as provided by the EPA: indoor air, on average, is twice as polluted as...

Heating System Odors and What They Mean

Your furnace is meant to be felt, not smelled. A variation of an old saying, yes, but true, nonetheless. Back east where many homes are still heated with oil, wintertime odors are common. Here in Minnesota, we don’t have oil heat – mostly gas and electricity. When the...

How to Help Your Furnace Last Longer

Have you heard the one about the furnace that lasted forever?  Neither have we. Never mind a true-life story, even a joke would be stretching the truth way too far. The fact is, older furnaces were built to last 12-15 years, while modern heating systems – with proper...