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5 Tips for Staying Warm at Fall Sporting Events

Posted by Laura Landvik on Aug 27, 2014 11:02:33 AM

How to Stay Warm at a Cold Weather Game

We love our fall sports in Minnesota. From high school to college to professional sports, we embrace the season and cheering on our favorite team. You may be sweating through the first few games, but you know you'll be bundling up way before Minnesota winter hits. What are some creative ways for staying warm during fall sports events?

Check the Forecast

Start by watching the Minnesota weather reports and plan accordingly. What is the chance of precipitation? How windy is it? Will it be sunny or cloudy, what's the temperature? Pay attention and then make your plans.

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Topics: Minnesota

Energy Saving Tips for a Minnesota Winter

Posted by Laura Landvik on Aug 25, 2014 3:25:53 PM

Advice to Reduce Home Energy Costs During Winter

Before you know it, we’ll be shutting up the house and preparing for the long Minnesota heating season.
It’s never too early to consider ways to help reduce energy consumption and costs. Here are some easy fall and winter energy tips:

Let the Sunshine In

Open the curtains on the south side of your home to maximize the winter sun’s warming powers. Just be sure to shut those same curtains once the sun is down to keep the warmth in and the cool out.

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Topics: Heating, Energy Efficiency

Tracking Down a Great Story: Kent Hrbek, Carrier and ALS Bobblehead

Posted by Laura Landvik on Aug 22, 2014 1:28:00 PM

History Behind a Unique Baseball Bobblehead

Kent Hrbek is a Minnesota classic. He played his entire 14-year career for his hometown MLB team, was the first player to hit a home run in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and was instrumental in the Twins' World Series championship in '87 and '91. Of course, it seems right to have our Minnesota baseball legend honored as a bobblehead!
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Topics: Minnesota Twins, Minnesota

What it Costs to Heat a Minnesota Home

Posted by Laura Landvik on Aug 12, 2014 11:07:02 AM

How Much Should You Pay to Heat Your Minnesota Home?

Although we’re still concentrating on keeping our homes cool, soon we’ll be thinking about heating our
homes, and the costs associated it. There are many factors that play into that equation, but here are some typical things to consider regarding costs to heating a Minnesota home.

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Topics: Heating

How to Select Your Minnesota Heating and Cooling Specialist

Posted by Laura Landvik on Jul 30, 2014 2:28:33 PM

Who should you rely on for heating and air conditioning in Minnesota?

The best. It’s that simple. With a century of leadership in the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) world, Carrier dealers are the best choice for your family’s heating and cooling needs and air conditioner repairs in Minnesota. Whether it’s Minnesota heating and cooling repairs, air quality maintenance, energy saving, or home comfort concerns, you can trust Carrier’s extensive network of qualified Factory Authorized Dealers for the following:

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Topics: Carrier

Find Your Ideal Summer Home Thermostat Setting

Posted by Laura Landvik on Jul 28, 2014 2:45:00 PM

What is your home's perfect temperature this summer?

Cooling and heating account for more than half of all the energy used in the average home, according to the
 U.S. Department of Energy, so having a good cooling strategy can have a big impact on both your utility bills and your environmental impact. The bottom line is, the higher the temperature setting, the more money you’ll save. So what you need to do is find a balance between comfort and efficiency to keep your home cool without blowing your budget. What then, is the optimal temperature setting for your Carrier thermostat in the summer?

The perfect thermostat setting is an air conditioning myth. Actually, there are many home cooling tips we could offer. It comes down to personal preference, but here are some typical options:

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Topics: Cooling

How to Prevent and Correct Air Conditioner Freezing

Posted by Laura Landvik on Jul 24, 2014 10:00:51 AM

What Can You Do to Prevent and Correct Cooling System Freezing?

Historically, we’re entering into the hottest part of the summer, which means we’ll be relying on our cooling systems more than ever! What happens, though, if your air conditioner freezes up on you? Can you get it back on track yourself? Or is there something you can do now to prevent a freeze-up from happening?

There are several factors that can cause system freezing and many times that will take a professional HVAC technician to repair. That being said, one important and simple thing you can do to prevent and/or correct this problem is to make sure you are maintaining your cooling system well.

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Topics: Cooling

Heating the Largest Mall in America

Posted by Laura Landvik on Jul 9, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Ever Wonder How the Biggest Mall in America Stays Warm?

Since the Mall of America (MOA) opened its doors in 1992, it annually hosts more than 40 million vi
sitors each year - all of whom enjoy a comfortable 70-degree shopping and entertaining experience. Regardless what time of year they visit, they’ve appreciated that indoor temperature without any formal heating system. To put that into perspective, consider this Bloomington, Minnesota mall has over 4.8 million gross square feet, 520-plus stores, an amusement park, aquarium and other restaurants and attractions. You’d think a space that size in the frigid Midwest would need heat – but it doesn’t. How do they keep the temperature a comfy 70-degrees, year-round?

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Topics: Minnesota