Huwebes, Nobyembre 12, 2015
When the weather turns chilly in the fall, you may anticipate turning on your furnace in the coming weeks. You want to keep your house warm as the temperatures dip close to the freezing mark. Before you turn on the furnace, however, you may find it handy to have your home’s heating system maintained and repaired. With seasonal professional furnace repair in Eden Prairie, MN, residents and homeowners everywhere can avoid expensive repairs later on in the winter. Seasonal Repairs and Upkeep Chances are that your furnace sat dormant for three or four months during the hot summertime weather. During the time it sat unused, it could have collected dust and debris that may put its proper function at risk. When it comes to professional furnace repair, Minnetonka, MN contractors can tell you that a clogged furnace can be one of the most devastating dangers to your heater. A clogged heater prevents the air from being heated and dispatched properly.
Miyerkules, Nobyembre 11, 2015
When it comes to your HVAC system, maintenance is crucial. While professional tune-ups do cost money out-of-pocket, at the end of the day the money that you spend on maintenance will eventually give you savings. If you have been putting off scheduling a maintenance appointment because you do not want to pay the service charge, it is important that you really take a step back and learn the various ways that routine maintenance can save you money. Here are just 3 ways that hiring an expert for a professional tune-up can payoff: Save Money on Your Heating and Cooling Bills In Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, temperatures can get as low as 6 degrees F in the winter months. Since the areas are prone to blistering cold winters, heating bills can skyrocket in November, December, January and February. The data shows that as much as 48% of a household’s energy use goes towards heating and cooling.
Lunes, Nobyembre 9, 2015
Living in the suburbs of Minneapolis, where temperatures can drop to frigid sub-zero degree temperatures, requires residents to be prepared for the onset of winter. From buying winter clothes to getting your car breaks serviced, there are numerous ways that those living in Edina and Minnetonka must prepare for the cold winter months. Perhaps the most important preparations, however, are to your home. Having a home that is well prepared for cold, snow, and ice will ensure that you are not left, literally, in the cold this winter. Here are some simple tips to help get this process started. Give Your Heating and Cooling System a Checkup Ensuring that your home is properly heated is the first step to preparing your home for the winter. It is vital that you have a routine inspection done on your HVAC system to help identify any maintenance that may be needed.
Sabado, Oktubre 24, 2015
Whether you own or rent a home, you know how hard it can be to function when it is too cold. Therefore, it is important that you always have adequate heat available when you need it. As with any other critical component in your home, it is important to inspect your furnace once or twice a year to ensure that it works properly for years to come. Why Twice A Year? Some might say that a yearly inspection should suffice, though you can never be too careful when it comes to staying comfortable throughout the year. Depending on your tolerance for cold, you could use your furnace for up to nine months a year to heat your home. Therefore, it may be a good idea to have it checked in the spring, i.e. before you stop using it so much, and early in the fall just before another bout of heavy duty use commences.
Furnace repair and maintenance ensure you have heat when you need it. Semiannual inspections from contractors near Eden Prairie and Edina, MN make that possible.
Biyernes, Oktubre 23, 2015
Air conditioners operate according to a thermostat to keep your home or office at a temperature you want. If any component in the system is not functioning properly, the whole system will overwork to try to maintain the selected temperature. The extra work not only takes more energy, but it also subjects other components to unusual wear and tear, causing the system to break down often. Even though it’s very cool in Minnesota, the summers can become unbearably hot and may require an efficient air conditioning system. The most important component that needs regular upkeep is the filter, which you can usually clean yourself. If it gets clogged with dirt and soot, it will significantly reduce the system’s efficiency.
Miyerkules, Oktubre 21, 2015
Edina and Eden Prairie are renowned as some of the most enticing locations in Minnesota. They have the benefit of being close enough to the capital to provide easy access, while at the same time being far enough to allow homeowners to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. When Edina and Eden Prairie homeowners return after a busy day at work, they want to find their home environment to be comfortable and relaxing. For this reason, they are concerned about having functional heating and cooling systems. Although Minnesota is known for sub-zero temperatures during the winter, during the summer, it can have temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. For this reason, many homes in the state have a central air conditioning unit. In addition to keeping the home at a comfortable temperature, a central air conditioning unit is an excellent selling point.
Linggo, Setyembre 20, 2015
You will need to crank up your furnace to stay safe and warm indoors during the cooler days of the year. Without a functional furnace, the interior of your home could become frigid and even unsafe. If a problem arises with your home's heating system, you may wonder if you could fix the problem on your own or if you need to call professional furnace repair services. There are a few things to keep in mind as you make this important decision so you can enjoy the best results.
Biyernes, Setyembre 18, 2015
There are many problems that can occur when an air conditioner is not functioning as it should. The air conditioning system is one of the two biggest electricity users in the home. It consumes even more electricity when it's not running right. Besides causing a high electric bill, a faulty air conditioner doesn't cool the home adequately, which could make for a miserable summer. Air conditioners can also pose certain health risks when they are in need of repair. Air that's not circulating correctly can cause respiratory tract infection or Legionnaires’ disease, and can be hard on those with allergies. For these reasons, it is very important to keep the air conditioner in good working condition. Here are three signs you need air conditioning repair.
Miyerkules, Setyembre 16, 2015
If you are tired of paying a fortune for high heating and cooling costs, you are not alone. While Minnesota may be known for having very long, cold winters, the summer months can be intensely warm. Many days of the year, you need to rely on your heating and cooling system to keep your home's interior comfortable. So, you may be looking for effective ways to reduce energy costs throughout the year. These tips from a leading heating and air conditioning contractor can help you to reduce energy expenses immediately.
Linggo, Setyembre 13, 2015
Few things are worse than discovering that your air conditioning system won’t start or operate properly. Whether you live in a warmer or a cooler climate, you depend on that system to keep your home cool and comfortable. Fortunately, an air conditioning repair company like Air Quality Services that caters to customers in areas surrounding Minneapolis can handle knocking noises and other issues that do not necessarily indicate the need for a new AC system. Leaking Water One of the more common issues that people face is water that leaks out of AC units. This may occur because of issues with the drain line. Any type of clog found in the line can push water out of the unit, and you may also experience problems when the line is unplugged from the unit. A small amount of condensation is common, but gushing water or larger leaks may require professional help.
Sabado, Setyembre 12, 2015
The weather in Minnetonka and Edina, Minnesota can be fickle. A comfortable fall evening, for instance, can quickly turn into a cold, snowy morning. Meanwhile, summertime can bring temperatures in excess of 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or multiple days of rainfall and cooler weather. For this reason, homeowners are happy to have an HVAC system that functions efficiently. When a problem with their HVAC systems arises, residents in these cities call upon a heating and cooling contractor they can trust. Many factors impact heating and cooling efficiency, and air filters often top the list. Among other things, air filters keep indoor air quality at acceptable levels while minimizing energy consumption.
Miyerkules, Setyembre 9, 2015
1. Strange Noises. While it is normal for a furnace to make a bit of noise, it shouldn’t make extremely loud banging or grinding noises. If your furnace is making much noise, then it might be in need of a belt change, might have an ignition problem, or might need another component replaced. 2. Raising Temperature with no Changes. If you raise the temperature of your furnace’s thermostat, but the temperature in the room doesn’t get any higher, then it could be in need of repair. Usually, you only have to bump a furnace’s thermostat up a couple of notches to warm the room, but if doing so doesn’t reap any results, then there might be a problem with your pilot light.
Linggo, Hulyo 26, 2015
If you live in an area that experiences hot summers, you probably understand that a functioning air conditioning system is an essential part of life. However, when an air conditioning unit breaks down, your home can become uncomfortable and difficult to live in. Read on for some of the most common causes of air conditioning failures. Broken Fuse or Circuit Breaker While there could be larger issues at play when your air conditioning unit breaks down, among the first things you should check are the fuse and the circuit breaker. These can both go awry due to power surges and a variety of other problems. If the fuse has blown, get it replaced and you should be ready to reset your air conditioning unit. If the fuse hasn't blown, wait 15 minutes and reset the circuit breaker. If the fuse blows again or resetting the breaker fails to solve the problem, you should seek the help of an air conditioning repair professional that services homes in Eden Prairie and other localities.
Biyernes, Hulyo 24, 2015
If you or your family are constantly suffering from allergies, finding it difficult to breathe, or experiencing frequent headaches, nasal congestion, fatigue, or dry eyes, chances are that it might be time to contact an Eden Prairie air conditioning repair expert. This is because a possible reason for these ailments is that your unit might be permitting harmful air pollutants to continuously circulate throughout your home, thus compromising the occupants’ health. Common Air Pollutants Some of the most common air pollutants that affect the environment of people’s homes are mold, bacteria, pollen, pet dander, and dust particles. If you purchased your home from an individual who smoked indoors, even if you do not smoke, you and your family could suffer from the aftermath if you never had your unit serviced after you moved in. Secondhand smoke could cause ear infections, pneumonia, and respiratory infections, especially in young children.
Miyerkules, Hulyo 22, 2015
Most homeowners know that having reliable heating and cooling equipment is essential to the comfort of their family. Of course, purchasing new HVAC equipment can be a major investment; quality equipment is not cheap. In fact, the installation of a new HVAC system is often one of the single most expensive investments a homeowner can make for their property. Fortunately, with the right type of HVAC maintenance service you’ll be able to not only save money on monthly utility bills, but you can also extend the life of your home’s heating and cooling equipment. HVAC Maintenance Can Protect Your Equipment There’s no doubt that Minnesota weather can be extremely harsh. Winters are often bitterly cold and summers bring plenty of heat and humidity. HVAC maintenance should be part of your annual heating and cooling service in Edina, Minnetonka, or nearby areas. With professional maintenance, you can take the steps necessary to ensure your HVAC equipment is operating at an optimal level.
Miyerkules, Hulyo 15, 2015
Ideally, your home’s air conditioning unit should be running as quietly as possible while providing you with a cool indoor environment. Yet a slight change in the sound of your air conditioning unit, even the slightest hint of a rattle or a whine, can be a telltale sign that it needs a thorough inspection. With a little knowhow, you can deduce through sheer sound alone what could be wrong with your AC unit. At any rate, you can count on Minnetonka or Eden Prairie air conditioning repair service providers to address the following types of noise and the underlying problems they represent. Whistling A whistling sound from your AC could either mean that the unit is improperly sealed or that there are loose screws or bolts around the cracks and seams of ducts. Retightening loose screws and bolts or connections, as well as covering the seals with heat tape, usually suffice to remedy this problem. If any portion of caulking has come undone, re-apply it accordingly.
Martes, Hulyo 14, 2015
A lot of people take their home’s heating and cooling units for granted. In any season, though, you will need your HVAC system to work properly. After all, extreme summertime and wintertime conditions would be a lot more intolerable without an efficient way to regulate indoor temperatures. It’s a good thing that you can turn to a reliable Edina heating and cooling company like Air Quality Services (AQS) whose highly trained technicians can keep your HVAC system in tiptop condition throughout the year. Here’s a look at what a skilled HVAC technician does to ensure your comfort. Heating The best way to heat a home is via a central heating system. A centralized system ensures that your entire house benefits from the warmth generated by your furnace. With heat properly distributed across all rooms, your dwelling should be warm and cozy.
In place of pilot lights, new gas furnace models now have electronic igniters that light the gas and initiate the heating process. A busted igniter can keep you from heating your home as needed and should be fixed right away, as SFGate.com contributing writer Laurie Reeves points out. Furnaces can be pushed to their limit during the cold season in Minnesota. While springtime might see the chill ebb out somehow, you need the furnace ready to spark up at a moment’s notice. That is where Eden Prairie, MN furnace repair experts like AQS Comfort can intervene and set your furnace back on track.
Linggo, Hunyo 28, 2015
"Minnesota is normally thought of as cold place, but in reality, it goes through significant hot and cold climate changes yearly, which affect air conditioning (AC) systems in radical ways. AC systems within the state all have to contend with one crucial elemental factor: water. Indeed, a lot of major efficiency problems with air conditioners revolve around water concerns. Minnesota is subject to high humidity in the hot summers, and ice and sub-zero temperatures in the winter. These climatic conditions stress AC components in harsh ways. While idle through the winter months, air conditioning systems can accumulate “gunk” that affects everything, from copper coils to fan motors. These problems have to do with water and water vapor collecting on surfaces. "
Biyernes, Hunyo 26, 2015
The average air conditioner (AC) is designed to last for about a dozen years, and many people go through this time without any issues at all. This is not always the case, however, so it is important for home and business owners to know when they need to call a Minnetonka or Eden Prairie air conditioning repair expert. People should make sure to call for air conditioning repair in these areas if they experience any of the following problems.
Miyerkules, Hunyo 24, 2015
Many older homes in Minnesota have older heating and cooling systems, dating back decades in some cases. Homeowners who purchase homes with these older systems might think that the units are fine as long as they are heating and cooling the home. That, however, isn't always the case. There are several reasons why a homeowner might want to contact an Eden Prairie or Edina heating and cooling specialist to learn about the benefits of a new system.
Biyernes, Abril 24, 2015
Almost all American households have their own heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems installed for having quality air indoors and keeping them comfortable during different seasons. According to the Energy Information Administration, people tend to neglect how keeping themselves warm affects their electricity bills, with an approximate increase of almost 23%. Carelessness is not the only factor that drives higher bills, as defects and faulty parts in the equipment greatly influence the systems’ energy consumption as well.
Miyerkules, Abril 22, 2015
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted research regarding the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. As explained in the results of the study, NIST was the first organization to evaluate the links between poor installation and the system’s efficiency. The head of the study, Piotr Domanski, stated that, “Our measurements indicate that improper installation could increase household energy use for space heating and cooling on the order of 30 percent over what it should be.” The most common error revealed in the study was faulty, leaking air ducts, followed by restricted airflow and improper refrigerant undercharge. Other factors contribute to poor performance as well in different types of equipment like heat pumps and air conditioners. Essentially, simultaneous defects give rise to increased energy expenditure.
Lunes, Abril 20, 2015
Keeping your house warm during winter is essential, and you definitely won’t want to be left out in the cold when your furnace stops functioning. When this happens, the first thing that you should do is to contact an HVAC company for furnace repair in Eden Prairie, MN. In the meantime, while waiting for the specialists, here are some easy furnace fixes that you can try for yourself to speed them on their way: Check the thermostat There are times when programmable thermostats automatically readjust their settings. To exclude this possibility, make sure your thermostat is set to heat and the temperature settings are right. If the program settings don’t work, you can bypass it and simply enter the temperature you want and press the hold button. This will resolve the issue if the thermostat settings are indeed the problem.
Sabado, Abril 18, 2015
A centralized air conditioning system is often an advantage for larger homes with ample electrical capacity to handle it. While the system is supposed to provide the cooling loads for the home, what if the component units themselves are freezing up? In his article for SFGate, Robert Korpella said that freezing is a distinct possibility when the coils are wrapped in ice. Eden Prairie, MN residents who are emerging from a deep winter may need every advantage as the white deep freeze gives way to spring green. When the temperature in Eden Prairie gets too warm even as summer’s still far away, the last thing any homeowner wants to bear is (activating) a central air conditioner that couldn’t generate the proper cooling loads. Dealing with the icing problem requires the support of Eden Prairie air conditioning repair specialists like the crew at Air Quality Services (AQS).
Biyernes, Abril 17, 2015
Springtime is a welcome, wonderful change of season after months of sheer cold. This also means opening your windows for the cool spring air. While enjoying the natural outdoor air, it’s just the right time to get your furnace checked for its annual whole-nine-yards maintenance run. Being able to do so may entail a good degree of savings down the line, according to Trent Hamm in his article in U.S. News and World Report. The gratifying change in weather can gladden hearts as much as tingle the ears of residents in Edina, Minnesota where temperatures in the Twin Cities, at the onset, run from a low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit to highs slightly above 60°F, with some days still carrying snow or rainfall. The gradual decline of heavily inclement weather have signaled to residents that it’s time to have their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system cleaned and tuned up by experts from Edina heating and cooling companies like Air Quality Services (AQS).