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Shifting Your HVAC from Winter to Spring

Seasonal changes in Minnesota can be tricky. While the calendar says one thing, the weather outside might be hung up on another. Nevertheless, the outdoor temps seem to agree that spring is here. And shifting your HVAC from winter to spring is likely on your to-do list. Keep reading to learn some tips for a smooth transition from winter to spring. Check and Change the Filter Keeping tabs on your HVAC filter can keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. And this simple task can possibly extend the life of your HVAC unit. We recommend that homeowners check and change filters every one to six months, (based on manufacturers’ recommendations), more often if you have pets or allergy sufferers in the home. Because we spend more time indoors during the colder months, air filters tend to get dirtier in the winter. Be sure you’re welcoming the spring season with a fresh, clean filter that is the right size and type for your unit. If you’re unsure which filter to use, your trusted HVAC technician can help. Clear Over and Around the Unit If you put a cover over or breathable fabric blanket around your outdoor unit during the winter, now is the time to remove it. Running the system with a cover in […]

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Benefits of a Home Energy Audit

benefits of a home energy audit

Many of us strive to be more eco-friendly, and all of us would love to save money wherever possible. If you want both, understanding your total household power consumption is the perfect place to start. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a home energy audit. Save on Energy Bills A professional energy audit provides a detailed, comprehensive outline of your home’s total energy consumption. It also shows you where improvements can be made for increased efficiency and overall comfort, such as replacing high-energy appliances. Additionally, your qualified auditor can help you analyze the information, identify, and prioritize major problem areas, and decide what changes will provide the greatest impact. Cut Costs for Heating and Cooling According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), heating and cooling systems account for over half of the energy used in homes. During a professional energy assessment, the assessor will: Examine HVAC system for issues and opportunities Check insulation and ventilation throughout the home Identify leaks that cause unwanted heat loss/gain In the end, the report will show you exactly what changes can/should be made to optimize the HVAC efficiency and comfort of your home. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Improving your home’s energy efficiency effectively reduces its greenhouse gas emissions. When you make changes presented […]

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