One of the delights of spring is that first time you can open the windows and let in that fresh Minnesota air. But what do you do when it’s too cold to open a window and doing so would defeat your home heating goals? Here are some efficient ways to keep fresh, clean, Minnesota air circulating through your home, no matter the season or the weather.
Why Minnesotans Love the Cold
Maybe winter isn’t your favorite time of year, but there are a lot of great things about the change of seasons and colder temperatures. Here are 10 reasons to love cold weather:
Protect Your Home From Winter Wear and Tear
The time has come to tackle some home winterization projects. Although it’s not winter yet, completeing these tasks now will save you from both a freezing home and a freezing chore later. Here are some important and simple winterization projects you can do to save energy and protect your house from Minnesota's coldest months.
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.
History Behind a Unique Baseball BobbleheadKent 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!
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?
Minnesota Weather is Full of Surprises
Our summers in Minnesota never last as long as we’d like. We wait about eight months for warmer temperatures to return and then we sometimes tend to complain when things get too hot! Air conditioning is almost a necessity in some stretches of the summer. While we’re waiting for those warmer temperatures to really kick in, hear about some fun temperature and weather facts.
Questions to Test Your Minnesota Twins Knowledge
Our Minnesota Twins are off to a decent start – even with the rainy wet spring we’ve had here in the Twin Cities. But, how much do you know about our beloved baseball team? Here are some fun facts about our Minnesota Twins.
Why Do Minnesotans Love Their Twins?
Minnesotans are loyal fans of our Minnesota Twins baseball team. We seem to have a love/hate relationship with all our sports teams, but probably more so with the Twins than any other team. Every season we start with fresh hopes and dreams and they give us a ride for sure. Many times (lately) they land near the bottom, but they’re also the team that has given Minnesota two World Championships – so we can’t ever
give up on our favorite team. Here are a few reasons why we love our Minnesota Twins.
When you live in Minnesota, you expect a lot from your heating and cooling products. From the extreme heat and humidity of the summer to the frigid temperatures in the middle of winter, our furnaces and air conditioners are the unsung heros of home comfort!
So when you're looking to purchase some new heating and cooling equipment in the Twin Cities or greater Minnesota area, you want something that will stand up to extreme weather conditions and something that has been tested and proven to be the best. For occasions such as this, the team at Carrier likes to let their customers speak for themselves...
I purchased a Carrier air conditioner because of the advanced refrigerant Puron and high SEER rating. The 30 year service of the previous Carrier air conditioner was a good testimonial to the quality of the product.