Playing It Cool: What to ...

Things to Know Before Diving In You wouldn’t buy a car on a whim, would you? OK, maybe you would if you’re feeling spontaneous. But for the most part, people do their research before making big purchases. What about your air conditioner? It might not cost as much as a car—but it’s... Read More

“Water” You Waiting F ...

Get All the Answers for Free! Remember all the time you used to spend studying for exams? The logic was simple: In order to get the grade, you had to put in the hours. But things are different when you’re a homeowner. You have more responsibilities and less time on your hands. That’s why... Read More

Summer HVAC Tips

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Tired of Feeling out of the Loop? Sharpen Your Knowledge with Tonna It’s happened once again. You’ve had service done in your home, and felt like an outsider from beginning to end. Sadly, many HVAC contractors take confusion as a free pass to recommend unnecessary upsells. Too often,... Read More

Replacing Your AC—It ...

The Most Refreshing Change You’ll Find This Season Winter is finally over and summer is on the horizon. With all the changes happening outside, it’s easy to catch spring fever and put your obligations on hold. But before those flowers and sunny days get the best of you, take a moment to... Read More

Summer Cooling Tips by Tonna Mechanical

Carrier Cool Cash Is Back ...

The Most Refreshing Offer of the Season We’re putting “cool” back in the equation! This season, our Carrier Cool Cash program is returning in full force. After all is said and done, you can save up to $2,675 with your HVAC purchase. So put the calculators away—cause it’s easy to do the... Read More

Water Treatment Services by Tonna Mechanical

Why Now Is the Perfect Ti ...

Spring Into Action Before Summer Arrives St. Patrick’s Day conjures up thoughts of cute little leprechauns and finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But despite contrary belief, there’s no such thing as the rainbow’s end. When we stand on the ground and look at a rainbow, all we... Read More

Get Rid of Hot & Cold Spots in Your Home — Tonna Mechanical

Say Goodbye to Hot & ...

Outside temperatures may change, but indoor temperatures do not have to. [caption id="attachment_3624" align="alignright" width="230"] Download your free eBook to learn how to eliminate hot and cold spots in your home.[/caption] Think about all of the reasons why you love your home. It includes... Read More

Home Heating 101: Get The Most Out Of Your Heating Unit With Tonna Mechanical

Show Your System Love (An ...

Warm Up to Your Heater Using These Tips February is a month for showing love and appreciating the most important people in your life. The question is: Are you showing the same regard for your heater? There are, in fact, many things you can do to prevent repair work and increase your system’s... Read More

Heating Villains to Outsm ...

Save Your Home (and Your Wallet) from Seasonal Pitfalls Every home has a story. And as we all know, every story has a villain. So, in this story, the plot twist is: How can you defeat the villains that threaten your comfort this winter? Protecting heating systems in Pine Island, MN, Rochester,... Read More

Reduce Heat Loss In Your Home This Winter With These Tips From Tonna Mechanical

The Need for Speed: Which ...

Buckle Up and Take the Fast Lane to Comfort With Tonna Mechanical You’re searching the web for a new furnace. As you browse the different makes and models, you feel overwhelmed by all of the options. After all, every furnace is more or less the same, right? Wrong. Truth be told, furnaces... Read More

How to Steer Clear of Cab ...

Searching for Ways to Stay Active This Winter? Start With Your HVAC System! [caption id="attachment_4165" align="alignright" width="185"] Download your free eBook to discover myths about your HVAC system.[/caption] Winter has a way of sneaking up on people. Sure, you know that temperatures are... Read More

Home Heating 101: Get The Most Out Of Your Heating Unit With Tonna Mechanical

The Bear in Every Heating ...

Tame Your System and Restore Your Comfort With Tonna Mechanical If you came face-to-face with a bear, you would probably focus first on its teeth and claws. But in reality, bears are much more than frightening, honey-craving creatures. Likewise, there’s a lot more to your heater than what... Read More

Stay On the Move This Sea ...

Pipe Up and Repair Your Plumbing Now (So You Can Thank Yourself Later) The kids are back in school, and the summer weather is starting to wind down. Just as you’re about to catch your breath, it’s already time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays. Needless to say, it’s a busy time... Read More

Fall Into Comfort This Se ...

Routine Heating Maintenance: It Works Like Magic There’s a reason why people love fairytales so much: they’re a break from reality, a chance to step into a new world that’s much different from their own. As exciting as they seem, fairytales are actually quite formulaic. Each one has the... Read More

In Hot Water: A Fairytale ...

Discover How a Town Used Their Water Heaters to Change the Story Fairytale endings have a way of sounding very final. After all, how much more culminating can you get than, “The End,” written in big, bold letters? Take, for instance, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The story ends with... Read More

Water Quality Testing by Tonna Mechanical

Testing the Waters: Try S ...

Diagnose & Treat Your Water with Tonna Mechanical Summertime means more water. From watering the plants to filling the pool, the warm weather can make you a bit gung-ho over H20. However, here in Southeastern Minnesota, water contamination is a constant concern. Loaded with different... Read More

Hard Water Woes: Exploring the Wonders of Water Softeners

Hard Water Woes: Explorin ...

Put an End to Your Heavy Burden with Tonna Mechanical The worst kind of dangers are those that you cannot see. For example, hypertension is often referred to as “the silent killer,” because many people don’t know that they have it; that is, until something serious happens. On another... Read More

Rochester Realities: Main ...

Raise Your System’s Resistance (Before Temperatures Drop) A stitch in time saves nine—it’s a phrase we all know, and one that extends beyond embroidery. Here in Rochester, MN, we’re currently living in the heart of summer. With temperatures reaching 90 degrees and above, the last thing... Read More

Plumbing Contractors - Tonna Mechanical

Think Smart With Your Plu ...

Take Advantage of the Warmer Weather & Prepare Your System with Tonna Mechanical If there’s one thing that summer brings, it’s activity. School is out, the grill is fired up and the pool is crystal-clear. Yet, with all of the festivities and commotion, your plumbing takes quite a... Read More

Choose Your Happy Ending ...

Discover Value In a Tale That Has Yet To Be Told If there’s one thing that life offers plenty of, it’s choices. When all of the possibilities seem endless (and perhaps, overwhelming), there is a way to make your decisions easier. To help prove our point, we want to share with you an untold... Read More

Not Sold on Hot & Co ...

You’ve just returned home after a long day at work. After dinner, you kick back on the couch in your living room to watch some TV. There’s a chill in the air, so you turn on the heat. After a while, it’s time for bed. You settle in for the night—or so you think. At 2 a.m., you wake up... Read More

HVAC Maintenance Plan: A ...

You have a problem with your HVAC system, but you’re hesitant to pick up the phone. So, you start to talk yourself out of it. Maybe that clicking/rattling sound will go away in a few days. Maybe it’s in my head that the heating or cooling seems “off.” We can be great at finding... Read More

Heat Pump Service & Repair by Tonna Mechanical

Are Electric Boilers a Co ...

How Electric Boilers Are Different From Other Boilers Electric boilers are one of the two kinds of boilers. That is to say, there are two varieties of boilers—gas boilers, which are sometimes also referred to as oil boilers, and electric boilers. Although both gas boilers and electric boilers... Read More

Why is Your Furnace Leaki ...

Alarmed to have found a puddle of water at the base of your furnace? You are not the only one. This is a common problem that many homeowners have faced before. There are multiple causes for furnace leaks. In this article, we will discuss the most common reasons that a furnace may be leaking... Read More

Looking Ahead to 2016

Resolve to stop making these costly mistakes As you think ahead to all that you’d like to accomplish in the New Year, consider your HVAC system—and how much of a difference routine maintenance and professional service can have on your comfort and your wallet. In 2016, resolve to take care... Read More

Tonna Mechanical - The Just Right Company

Tonna Mechanical Implemen ...

Patrick S. Murphy to take over majority stock ownership & assume position of Company President August 17, 2015 – ROCHESTER, MN – Twenty-eight years after purchasing Tonna Mechanical, Steven J. Murphy is passing the torch to his son, Patrick. Formally enacting the company’s succession... Read More

Prepare for the Impending Winter Weather infographic

Prepare for the Impending ...

Avoid the Worst Home Energy Efficiency Mistakes Is your home prepared for the impending cold weather? Winter is just around the corner, and it isn’t too early to start thinking about preparing your home for the months ahead. Unfortunately, many homeowners make the mistake of being unprepared for... Read More

Learn the Hard Truth About Hard Water With These Tips

The Hard Truth

Hard water is hard on your plumbing system [caption id="attachment_3943" align="alignright" width="253"] Download your free infographic to learn the hard truth about hard water.[/caption] Most Americans have hard water in their home's water supply, which not only leaves those telltale spots on... Read More

Soaring Temperatures & Soaring Energy Bills

Soaring Temperatures  ...

7 Ways to Save This Season Summer is in full swing, which means that many of us are enjoying longer days, plenty of barbeques, a lot of sunshine—and higher energy bills. During summer’s sizzling heat waves, you rely on your air conditioning system to keep your home cool and comfortable. At the... Read More

What's in Your Water? Find out today with Tonna Mechanical

What’s in Your Water?

Ensure that your home has safe, pure water. [caption id="attachment_3940" align="alignright" width="204"] Download your free guide to discover what's in your water today.[/caption] Clean water is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. In Southeastern Minnesota, there are a variety of factors that... Read More

Make “Smart” Choices ...

Let’s face it—your heating and cooling system is responsible for the majority of your utility expenses. Each spring, it seems that as temperatures begin to rise, your monthly energy bills do the same. Fortunately though, you no longer have to sacrifice comfort for savings. By installing a... Read More

5 HVAC Spring Cleaning Tasks to Keep at the Top of Your To-Do List

Spring Cleaning Begins wi ...

Follow these 5 DIY Tune-Up Tips Spring has (finally) sprung, and with it, comes spring cleaning. But before you bring out the dust mops and switch your thermostat to “cool,” make sure to add these tasks to the top of your springtime to-do list. The right HVAC maintenance plan will ensure that... Read More

Super Service For 3 Years ...

Angie’s List helps to facilitate positive transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service,... Read More

Reduce Heat Loss In Your Home This Winter With These Tips From Tonna Mechanical

Reduce Heat Loss In Your ...

During the cold months of the year, heating bills are high and the temperatures are at extreme lows. Although you're paying your heating bills each month to keep your house warm, you may find that your house is still drafty and uncomfortable. This is something that many homeowners experience,... Read More

Home Heating 101: Get The Most Out Of Your Heating Unit With Tonna Mechanical

Home Heating 101: Get The ...

Proper maintenance will help you extend the life of your heating unit. Learn everything you need to do in order to get the most out of your heating unit. Don’t endure a harsh, cold winter season without a heating unit that’s in tip-top shape. When it comes to home heating, maintenance... Read More

A Year's Worth of Homeowner Help From Tonna Mechanical

A Year’s Worth of H ...

Educating our customers is a big part of being committed to the community. We want you to get the very best value out of your home comfort system. That’s why each month we make a point to post tips, tricks, hacks and helpful insights to make your house a home. Throughout the year we’ve made... Read More

Stay Warm This Winter wit ...

There’s nothing like being out in the bitter cold to make you appreciate a well heated indoors. But there’s also nothing like a well-conditioned, energy efficient indoors to make you appreciate just how important proper home heating can be. As the temperatures continue to fall, the great... Read More

Discover What It Means To Be NATE Certified - Tonna Mechanical

What Does It Mean to Be N ...

One of the many service standards that Tonna’s team of expert technicians maintains is a NATE certification. And while it’s widely understood amongst the HVAC-R industry, the average customer may still be unaware of what a NATE certification specifically entails.   A Bit of... Read More

Heat Pump Service & Repair by Tonna Mechanical

The Future of Home Heatin ...

Under your feet, below the surface a geothermal heat pump can be working wonders for your household or office space. And not just during the winter. Every season. That’s because a geothermal heat pump—a green option for homeowners and business owners alike—can provide a richer, more... Read More

Learn Water Filtration 101 From the Experts at Tonna Mechanical

Everything You Need to Kn ...

We live in a true water world, with over 70% of the life-giving liquid covering the planet. Yet with all that H20, only about 2.5% of the world’s water is freshwater (drinkable) - and two-thirds of it is frozen in the world’s glaciers. There is a premium on clean, healthy drinking water and... Read More

DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance Schedule for All Seasons

Air Conditioners 101: How ...

Want to get 15 years out of your central air conditioner? Learn how to provide the proper maintenance. If the thought of enduring a summer heat wave is making you sweat, it might be time to get your air conditioner into shape. When it comes to home air conditioner maintenance, an ounce of... Read More

Water Treatment Services by Tonna Mechanical

Clean Water for Healthy L ...

Just like a healthy, balanced diet, adequate water intake is important to our body’s performance. Your body loses fluid continually due to evaporation, exercise, climate changes, and aging. Since your body is composed of around 60 percent water, replenishing that fluid is vital to body system... Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Replace Your Aging Cooling System by Tonna Mechanical

Top 5 Reasons to Replace ...

It’s tempting to avoid replacing your trusty cooling system until it breaks down for good. However, if your HVAC equipment is aging and comfort is suffering, now may be the best time to install a new, high-efficiency HVAC unit. Partnering with Carrier to provide Carrier Cool Cash rebates... Read More

5 Fun & Simple Tips ...

With summer waiting in the wings, Southeast Minnesota water and AC bills are poised to rise. Make plans now to tighten up the utility budget. When you get aggressive about energy savings, you’ll also reduce your home’s carbon footprint. It’s good for your wallet—and great for the... Read More

Spring Cleaning: Don’t ...

Spring is beginning to surface, so it’s time to throw open the windows, dust off the fixtures, and refresh your space. As you prepare to sweep, scrub and reorganize, it’s wise to add a “plumbing checkup” to your to-do list for Spring cleaning. Winter takes a toll on pipes and plumbing... Read More

Control Your Comfort with ...

Control Your Comfort with Smart Thermostat Technology           It’s no surprise that heating and cooling costs are responsible for the bulk of your monthly energy bills, and the frigid winter hasn’t helped. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for energy savings. By... Read More

Breathe Better: Improve Y ...

According to reports by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental workplace risks. In some cases, this pollution exposure contributes to headaches, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory conditions: leading to unhealthy employees and costly... Read More

Is Your Furnace Ready For the Impending Winter Weather?

Winter Is Coming–Is You ...

It may seem premature to start thinking about winter and your furnace, but fall is practically upon us. And fall is the best time to get your furnace tuned-up and ready for the long Minnesota winter. Here’s why. Why you need a furnace tune-up now Think about it this way: if you were going to... Read More

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Hard Water in Southeast Minnesota Homes

What Every Homeowner Ough ...

I know what you’re thinking: “Hard water? Isn’t that called ice?” Joking aside, hard water is a big problem in Southeast Minnesota. It increases your hot water bill, damages your water-using appliances (like dishwashers and washing machines), and doesn't play nice with soap, leaving nasty... Read More

Should You Get an Air-Source Heat Pump If You Live in Southeastern Minnesota?

Should You Get an Air-Sou ...

If you’ve read any research online about air-source heat pumps (ASHP), it’s clear that they work better in climates with milder winters. According to Energy.gov: “When outdoor temperatures fall below 40°F, a less-efficient panel of electric resistance coils, similar to those in your... Read More