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...

How to Keep Warm Indoors

Lots of things can make you feel cold all over. A cold shower, teaming up with the local Polar Bears Club on New Year’s Day, going outside without a jacket, or driving a convertible with the top down when you should know better. Now that’s cold!  Do you know what else...

What to Do About Dry Indoor Air

People say that if you like dry air, move to Arizona. Great advice, unless dry air happens to irritate the life out of you. Yet, dry indoor air is simply a fact of life with forced-air heating systems. Making matters worse is that with the cold air of Minnesota,...

A Guide to Replacing Your Gas Furnace

Many of our customers are perfectly comfortable with our number one recommendation for a replacement gas furnace. While that’s flattering and indicates a great deal of trust, we love it when you ask questions. That way, you’ll know that our recommendation isn’t made...

How to Clean a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan can be a smart-looking, functional, and versatile addition to any room. It offers a cool breeze on a hot summer day and pushes warm air down during cold weather months (when run in reverse), all while serving as a stylish decorative home accent. However,...

How to Prevent & Treat Dry Winter Skin

Dry, itchy skin can be more than uncomfortable. It can be a persistent and nagging problem during the winter when you spend more time indoors and the air is drier – that’s what a furnace does. But dry skin problems don’t end at your front door. Once you step outside,...

The Many Uses for Ductless Air Systems

Even though ductless air systems have been available in the U.S. since at least the 1990s, you’d think they were the latest and greatest trend judging by the number of phone calls they generate to our office. As wonderful as they are – especially in certain...

Where to Check for Mold

An uninvited guest has taken up residence in your home and you probably don’t even know it. No, it’s not Aunt Edna or that pesky neighbor you can’t seem to shake, it’s mold. Mold can grow just about anywhere where moisture resides, including places you can’t see,...