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What Makes An AC Unit High Efficiency?

Posted by Kelly on Apr 23, 2015 10:51:00 AM

How Air Conditioners Are Rated 

No one ever goes to a store and asks for a low-efficiency product. We live in a world where high efficiency is king. We want better products, more production, and lower energy use and fuel costs. The same logic applies when shopping for a new air conditioning unit, and then some. Here’s what goes into making an AC unit high efficiency.

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Topics: Cooling

Top 3 Benefits Of Côr Thermostat Reports

Posted by Kelly on Apr 21, 2015 1:25:00 PM

How to Save More Energy With Côr Thermostat Reports 

Carrier’s Côr Thermostat is the latest in energy-saving technology for your home. It’s not only smart enough to monitor your usage patterns, but it also lets you know what to do to make your home more efficient by turning that information into simple, ready-to-take-action energy reports. This thermostat has the advantage of knowing your home better than you! So let’s turn this smart technology into an advantage for you too, by looking at the top three benefits of the Côr thermostat reports.

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Topics: Carrier

Energy Saving Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Kelly on Apr 16, 2015 3:24:00 PM

How Little Things Can Add Up To Big Energy Savings 

It’s the little things that can add up.

Most homeowners are familiar with that phrase. After all, small repairs, upkeep, maintenance work here and there, and even the tiniest of improvements can cost big bucks when you put them all together -- and the costs can spiral out of control if left unchecked.

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Topics: Home Maintenance

Why Is It an Air Conditioner and Not an Air Cooler?

Posted by Kelly on Apr 14, 2015 2:38:00 PM

What Air Conditioners Do Besides Cool Air 

What’s in a name? For the modern day air conditioner, a lot! People may have wondered, why do we call it an air conditioner and not an air cooler? Well, that’s because it does way more than just cool the air – it conditions it for comfort. And that’s something Willis Carrier, the founder and namesake of Carrier Heating and Cooling, set out to do back when he invented it 113 years ago.

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Topics: Cooling

When Should You Turn On Your Air Conditioner?

Posted by Kelly on Apr 9, 2015 1:56:00 PM

How to Get Your AC Ready for a Minnesota Summer 

When spring-like weather begins to peek its head out – still sandwiched between chilly days – it may seem like we’ve got a lot of time before our steamy summer hits. But as Minnesotans know, our state can feel like we are living in completely different climates in a matter of days – frigid and frosty one minute to hot and humid the next. That can leave you wondering how to keep your home comfortable, and questioning when you should turn on your air conditioner. The answer is when you have three elements aligned: the proper temperature outside, a clean unit, and a clean bill of health from a technician.

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Topics: Cooling

How Do Utility Companies Figure Out Your Electric Bills?

Posted by Kelly on Apr 7, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Understanding How Utility Bills Are Calculated 

Sometimes it feels like you need a doctorate in “utility charges” language just to figure out what’s on the electric bill. After all, there are fees for this, charges for that, and taxes on everything. So, if you’ve ever wondered how the utility companies figure out your electric bill, here’s a quick guide to help you make sense of it.

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Topics: Home Maintenance

Farmer's Almanac Forecasts For Summer 2015

Posted by Kelly on Apr 2, 2015 1:59:00 PM

What Kind of Summer Can We Expect in Minnesota? 

While the upper Midwest is just climbing out of a long winter of hibernating indoors and heading into what we hope will be a bright sunny spring, we say why not look ahead even further to see what summer has in store for us!  Will it be days of umbrellas and thunderstorms, air conditioning and ice cold beverages, or many mild afternoons spent outside? We can’t really know for sure, but we can turn to a couple of very popular publications for some early predictions – The Farmers’ Almanac and the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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Topics: Home Maintenance

What is Cool Cash?

Posted by Kelly on Mar 31, 2015 2:24:00 PM

Understanding Carrier’s HVAC Rebate Program

We are all looking for ways to save money or stretch our budget – and rebates are a great way to do that! If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, Carrier has a promotion designed to help make the purchase a little easier – Cool Cash.

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Topics: Uncategorized

Air Filters 101

Posted by Kelly on Mar 26, 2015 2:58:00 PM

Why Is It Important to Change Air Filters Regularly?

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably heard all about the importance of changing the filters in your HVAC system. So, what exactly does a filter do? How do you pick the right one? And why is it so important to change filters regularly? To answer those important questions, we’ve put together our own version of Air Filters 101.

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Topics: Air quality

What Happens During an Air Duct Cleaning?

Posted by Kelly on Mar 24, 2015 11:38:00 AM

When You Need A Duct Cleaning air_ducts

If you have a mailbox, you’ve probably gotten advertisements, flyers and coupons for air duct cleaning. After seeing some of the before-and-after pictures, you may have wondered if it’s necessary for you house, and if so, if the company advertised is a reputable one. We’re here to tell you what happens during an air duct cleaning so you can make the best decision for your home.

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Topics: Home Maintenance

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