Reasons We Love Our Minnesota 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.

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How to Know When to Buy a New Air Conditioning Unit

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Tips and When to Buy a New Unit

The sun is higher in the sky, warming things quickly. The yard is slowly losing its winter-brown for shades of green, and buds are now starting to show in the trees. Have these changes in the weather prompted you to start thinking about the cooling season yet? Very soon you’ll be turning on that air conditioning unit for its inaugural run. Will it cool things as it should? Or will you be forced to make a service call and sweat it out (literally) until an HVAC technician can make a visit. Is it fixable? How will you know when it’s time to buy a new air conditioning unit?

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

spring clean up

Spring Clean Up

Spring clean up after a long winter

Spring is nearly here. The grass is slowly appearing from underneath the dirty snow.  It’s frankly, that “ugly” time of year.  It’s also exciting – new growth, new warmth, and new life.  After a long hard winter, everyone is anxious to get outside and get things cleaned up.  But where do you start?  Here are some home maintenance tips for spring:

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Tips for Prepping Your Air Conditioning Unit for Summer

Make sure your AC is ready to beat the heat

Get the AC Ready for Heat!

Get the AC Ready for Heat!

While your furnace has been working overtime this winter, your air conditioning unit has been sitting idle, probably under a pile of snow, and has collected dirt, debris, leaves and junk from the past seven months.  In another 6+ weeks, things will be heating up and it might be close to time to rev up that AC unit again.  What do you need to do between now and then to get ready for the heat? Here are some tips for prepping your air conditioning unit for summer:

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When is the Best Time to Service Your HVAC System

How to choose an HVAC contractor.Know when to service your HVAC system and save money

Ask most people when they service their furnace or air conditioning unit and they’ll probably tell you they have it serviced when it breaks! Of course. However there are a couple simple problems with this type of thinking. First, when you live by this service cycle, you’re right there with every other person who needs repair help – on the hottest or coldest day of the year. Most homeowners have no clue when is the best time to service your HVAC system, or that it should be serviced.

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Farmer’s Almanac Predicts the Weather for the Summer of 2014

Summer 2014 Weather Prediction

Summer 2014 Weather Prediction

The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2014 Summer Prediction

Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been an integral part of many people’s lives.  It has been commonly known for predicting the weather, but did you know it has also provided valuable information to other walks of life as well?  Predicting tide tables for beach lovers; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm or love to garden; and publishing recipes for all the cooks out there. Of course the Farmer’s Almanac predicts the weather for the summer of 2014.

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Finding a Qualified HVAC Repair Company Then and Now

Old School FurnaceHVAC Techs: Then and Now

My, how times have changed.  The last 30 years have seen enormous progress in so many facets of our lives. Just think: cell phones, computer and car technology, iPads, iPods and satellite TV.  And the heating and ventilation world is no different.  What once was a career with a predictable day-to-day routine is now filled with new challenges, and complex and changing systems.  HVAC techs require constant training and retraining to become masters of their trade, so finding a qualified HVAC repair company is different today than it once was.

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