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Hiring an HVAC Pro: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Brittany on Jul 31, 2015 8:39:41 AM

If you’re new to homeownership or have never had to hire a professional for home repairs or maintenance—it can feel a bit intimidating. You may not be sure what to expect, and you could be quoted a price but don’t know what you are getting for your money. When it comes to heating and cooling systems, we’re here to teach you the five things you need to know when hiring an HVAC pro.

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Topics: System Maintenance, HVAC

How Do I Know When to Call the HVAC Experts?

Posted by Brittany on Jul 28, 2015 12:43:10 PM

With making any home repairs, you need to calculate the cost of trying to do it yourself versus the cost of hiring a professional. Some things are easy – a trip down to the hardware store and a quick Internet search can give you answers to most small household problems. But when expensive equipment is involved – like with your HVAC system – your time and money may be better spent calling in a pro. So, to save you a little more time, here are some examples of when to call in the HVAC experts.

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Topics: System Maintenance, HVAC

Understanding HVAC Prices: Which Unit Should I Buy for My Home?

Posted by Brittany on Jul 23, 2015 12:25:27 PM

So many choices, so many things to consider. It may seem like a Herculean and tedious task to study all the makes, models, and brands of HVACs for you home – but, if you spend some time doing your research, you can get exactly what you want. That equals comfort for your home for years down the line and can pay off if you know your stuff before you buy. A major factor for consumers is the price tag and when it comes to understanding HVAC prices, we are here to help you decide which unit to buy for your home.

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Topics: Heating, Cooling, HVAC

5 Things to Try Before Calling an Air Conditioning Service

Posted by Brittany on Jul 21, 2015 5:37:21 PM

Is your air conditioner running? Well then, why don’t you catch it? Stupid jokes aside -- this is the time of year when the heat and humidity catch up with aging air conditioners, and the price of fixing them is no laughing matter! So if your AC isn’t running, is there anything you can do yourself to fix it? There are five things you should try before calling an air conditioning service. 

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Cooling, Summer

How To Ensure Your New Home Is Built With Efficient Heating & Cooling

Posted by Brittany on Jul 16, 2015 3:11:14 PM

When building a new home, there are so many things to consider – room sizes, décor/finishings, budget, etc. And there is usually a team of people to help make sure you get what you want – contractors, builders, decorators, landscapers, plumbers, electricians, etc. An HVAC technician and builder will work together to make sure the home has efficient heating and cooling, and in this blog, we’ll arm you with the knowledge of what to look for to maximize your efficiency!

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Topics: Air quality, Heating, Cooling, Energy Efficiency

Indoor Air Quality: Is It Possible To Have Air Conditioning Allergies?

Posted by Brittany on Jul 14, 2015 1:42:12 PM

Air conditioners usually help people with allergies and respiratory problems, because they are not only used to cool the air, but also condition the air inside the home from carrying too much humidity and other allergens. However, some allergy sufferers may think that they see an increase in runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes when they turn on the AC. So we want know, do air conditioning allergies exist, or is there something else happening to cause those symptoms?

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Topics: Air quality, Cooling

New Cooling Regulations: Replacing Freon AC Units in Your Home

Posted by Brittany on Jul 10, 2015 2:59:00 PM

We are learning more and more every day about protecting our environment and the things that can cause damage to it. Take the chemical Freon for example. It was used and continues to be used as a refrigerant for most HVAC systems in the United States, but is being phased out because of the damage it can do to the environment. At one point, however, it was thought to be the safest option. That's why we're here to give you the facts about the new cooling regulations and replacing Freon AC units in your home. 

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Topics: Air quality, Cooling

My Air Conditioning is Blowing Hot Air: What Should I Do?

Posted by Brittany on Jul 8, 2015 5:36:17 PM

Summer is full of preventable problems – sunburns, dehydrated kids, weeds, and humid homes – just to name a few. If you are a regular reader to this blog, you’ll know you’re at the right place when it comes to preventing the latter – AC issues. So what do you do if your air conditioning is blowing hot air? Follow these simple steps before you call a technician and you may save yourself some money.

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Topics: Air quality, Cooling

How To Pick The Proper Air Filter For Your Furnace and Air Conditioner

Posted by Brittany on Jul 6, 2015 2:11:32 PM

Buying filters for your HVAC system may seem like an afterthought to many – like fertilizing is to lawn mowing, or flossing to your tooth brushing routine. But if you know us here at Stay Comfy Minnesota, having a clean filter is the first rule to keeping your HVAC system running properly. It’s time to make it become the first thought in keeping your home comfortable and safe by learning how to pick the proper filter for your furnace and air conditioner.

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Topics: Air quality, Heating, Cooling

Are There Different Types Of Air Conditioners, Like There Are With Furnaces?

Posted by Brittany on Jun 30, 2015 12:57:00 PM

You have choices when it comes to staying cool. Depending on your needs, you can find the right air conditioner to fit your home and keep you comfortable. While furnaces use different types of fuel and methods to heat a home, air conditioner choices are a little different. With an AC, it’s all about finding a unit that fits the needs of the homeowner. We’ll break down the different types of air conditioners and make you a mini-expert so you can choose the system that works for your space. 

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Topics: Cooling

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