Monthly Archives: October 2013

Can California Wildfires Impact Minnesota Air Quality?

Minnesota Air Quality and West Coast Wildfires The western United States has experienced a high number of wildfires this season. Fires have burned or continue to burn in California, Oregon and Washington state to Arizona, Colorado and particularly Idaho. The … Continue reading

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Improve Air Quality During the Winter Months

Home air quality dips in the winter Put away the screens, pull down the windows and lock down the house for the winter months! Not so fast. Before you go into hibernation for the long Minnesota winter, open a door … Continue reading

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Do We Sleep Better in the Cold?

Lower body temperature induces sleep As we age, getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. Long gone are the days of 8-10 hours of sleep and many Americans sleep less as we age. A number of factors play … Continue reading

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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat When on Vacation?

The winter months mean two things: cold temps and warm vacation spots! The question many homeowners have is, “at what temperature should I set my thermostat when on vacation?” Of course, no one wants to pay more for their gas … Continue reading

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Myths About Your HVAC Air Filter

Myth busting HVAC Air Filters Home air quality for many people is a big deal due to allergies or respiratory issues suffered by family members. Consequently, those families pay close attention to the air filters that are used in their … Continue reading

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3 Energy Saving Tips for Winter

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a nasty winter coming up, which means the furnace will be working hard and the heating bills may go a little nutty. Before you start freezing your family at night by shutting down the … Continue reading

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Re-charging Your Air Conditioner Should Not be Necessary

Re-charging your AC unit signals need for repair Years ago it was somewhat common practice to “re-charge” your air conditioning unit. It’s a concept we became used to hearing over the years, after all, didn’t you re-charge the freon in … Continue reading

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