Archive for October 2015

Furnace vs. Boiler: Which is the best home heating system?


Furnaces and boilers both spread heat through your home, but they do so is very different ways. From efficiency to comfort to overall cost, it’s essential to know the differences to make the best decision for your home when it’s time to replace your heating […]

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Winter Electrical Safety Tips


Winter is the leading season for home fires. Why, you might ask? Because our electricity use skyrockets during the winter and we are often not as careful as we should be. From supplemental heat to holiday decorations, we tend to have more electrical devices plugged […]

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How to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

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If you wake up to a cold house, don’t panic. Many home temperature problems can be traced back to the thermostat, not your heating system itself. So before you assume your furnace is caput, walk through the following steps to test your thermostat. Batteries Check […]

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Low-Tech Home Hacks to Cut Heating Costs

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When you’ve got a great heating system in your home, it can be tempting to crank it up and bask in the warmth. The trouble is, heating bills add up quickly. These low-tech heating hacks will help you cut heating costs so you can stay […]

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Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers

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Winter in Minnesota brings no shortage of challenges. Bone-chilling temps, snow emergencies, dry skin, chapped lips, and coughs that won’t quit. There’s no stopping the snow and cold, but the rest can be history by solving one problem­­– dry air in your home. Optimal humidity […]

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