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A Guide to Efficiency When Upgrading Your HVAC System

While maintenance goes a long way in the life of an HVAC system, eventually it will be time to replace the unit for a new state-of-the-art model. Like when Babe came into Paul Bunyan’s life, a new system can make your heating work smarter and more efficiently, saving your wallet and unit from wasting unnecessary […]

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3 Signs You Need a Whole Home Dehumidifier

Your home should be your haven, a place to relax and unwind. When it feels stuffy and musty, though, it can be challenging to get comfortable. Areas of your home that are at the water line—such as a basement—can fall victim to excess humidity that will permeate your interior air quality. To circumvent this issue, […]

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Babe the Blue Ox’s Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Throughout my many years in Minnesota, I’ve learned what it takes to weather our harsh winters. My blue coat even came from a season so cold that the snow turned blue. To make your home a refuge from the wind and snow, though, you need to think ahead in the fall to prep your HVAC […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Fall Furnace Tune-Up

Minnesota winters require a well-working furnace in your home to brace the bitter cold. When you don’t give your unit the care it needs, though, it will have to work harder to do its job—or break down when you need it most. Here’s why you should have an HVAC contractor check in with your furnace […]

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How to Shut Down Your AC Unit for Fall

When fall weather starts to set in, the last bit of housekeeping on your mind is your AC. Your dependable companion during the blistering summer months, though, needs a bit of attention before you turn it off until next year. Here’s what AC maintenance should be at the top of your to-do list this season. […]

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner Making That Noise?

The last thing you want to hear is a new noise coming from your HVAC system. Unfortunately, many noises tied to your HVAC system indicate larger problems, which is why knowing what each sound means is so important. Here are a few noises you might hear and what they could mean for your air conditioner. 3 […]

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Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

Your home is your bulwark against the brutal, uncaring cold of the outside. It has served you well through these many winters, and you know it like you know your own mind. Well… except that one room. Come to think of it, several rooms in your house are colder than others. Wait… does that mean […]

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Fall Furnace Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

DIY FURNACE MAINTENANCE If you’re preparing for winter, it’s important to service your furnace before the blistering cold temperatures hit so that you stay comfortable all season long. By practicing the proper furnace maintenance, you can save time and money. If you are not sure how to maintain your own furnace, here are some valuable […]

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CONSEQUENCES OF BAD AIR QUALITY

It’s really easy not to think about indoor air quality. Unlike a lot of other home repair problems, its negative consequences aren’t immediately apparent. It’s possible your home could have air contaminants you don’t even know about! It might seem like monitoring air quality should be a secondary concern. Unfortunately, it can’t be. If your […]

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Beat the Allergy Blues with In-Home Air Exchangers

Homes constructed within the last 40 years were built to be airtight. While the intentions were good, today’s homes are insulated so well that they trap humidity and pollutants inside. In the right conditions, bacteria, viruses, mold and mites proliferate. All of these can diminish air quality, cause illnesses and trigger allergic reactions. If your […]

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