It’s easy to stay warm for those who are located down south all winter, but what if you live closer to up north where the winters last for months and the temperature can drop below 10 degrees? How do you stay warm through the cold, harsh winters? Minnesota, being located in the Midwest, is famous... Read More
The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means delicious food, holiday decorations, and an influx of guests visiting your home - showing up early, staying late, and often times arriving unexpectedly. How can you make sure your home will be guest-ready for those unexpected visitors this... Read More
The post-Labor Day season is always the beginning for change. Class is in session, the school-day routine is in full swing, and the home is, well, caught up in the whole mix. As you prepare for another great year, it’s important to get the season ready for this healthy new start. As... Read More
When allergens and smog abound, you may finding yourself hiding indoors to avoid exposure to offending pollutants. Unfortunately, indoor contaminants can worsen allergies and respiratory conditions, which is a major problem since we spend 90 percent of our time inside. “While there... Read More
According to a joint study between the EPA and other global energy agencies, the average U.S. family wastes approximately 10 percent of their energy bill powering appliances and electronics in standby mode. This “vampire power” also sucks up energy when equipment is turned off entirely. Big... Read More
Each week, Tonna technicians field questions from customers concerned about indoor air quality. Many of them are unaware that the EPA recommends testing your home for the presence of radon: a radioactive gas that causes thousands of deaths every year. Second only to smoking, it is a leading cause... Read More
As Minnesota homeowners know, plummeting temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst, damaging flooring, furnishings and more. According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, a single burst pipe can cause over $5000 in property damage. While exterior pipes (sprinkler... Read More
While Minnesota residents are no strangers to winter’s polar air, your heating system may not fare as well when it has to work overtime to maintain comfortable temperatures. When your heating bill has you down, it’s time to trim the utility budget with a few simple, energy-saving steps.
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Follow these quick tips to help you get the most out of your furnace during the brutal Southeastern Minnesota winter. You’ll extend the life of your furnace, and ensure it’s running at peak efficiency.
1. Change Your Filter…Frequently
If your air filter is clogged with dirt, dust and... Read More