Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget the Plumbing!

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 parts, and hidden issues […]

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Control Your Comfort with Smart Thermostat Technology

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 installing and properly using a “smart” programmable thermostat, you could save as much […]

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Breathe Better: Improve Your Facility’s Indoor Air Quality

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 downtime. This is especially concerning during Minnesota’s cold season, when employees and occupants work in […]

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Is Your Furnace Ready For the Impending Winter Weather?
Winter Is Coming–Is Your Furnace Ready?

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 […]

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

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 soap scum rings in your bathtub. We’ll explain what it […]

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

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 toaster, kicks in to provide indoor heating. This is why air-source heat […]

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