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Get Your HVAC System Checked to Avoid These Issues

Is your home safe? Find out the hidden dangers of unchecked HVAC units, and make sure your household is safe from long-term health hazards.

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How to Prepare Your Home for AC Season

Spring is a time of year to be savored in its own right, and not just as a harbinger of summer.  At the same time, you’d well to set aside at least a little time for summer preparation so you can make the most of spring and summer combined.

Here’s a handy checklist to help get you started on the right foot:

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How to Reduce Your Home Cooling Costs

Which of the two choices below best describes your feelings when you open your summer-time electricity bills?

  • “Are we buying stock or just paying our bill?”
  • “This seems about right.”

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“Why Is My House So Cold?”

Do you notice anything unusual as you move from one room to another?  You know, like significant variations in temperature?  It’s a common enough problem, and yet one that often goes ignored as people simply get used to it.

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How to Reduce Your Home Heating Costs

The longer and colder a winter, the more it costs you to heat your home.  That’s assuming, of course, you don’t resort to the ways of pioneers and wrap yourselves in buffalo hides, deer-skin leggings, and other prairie-living attire indoors so you can keep your thermostat down to about 55 degrees or so – just warm enough to prevent your pipes from freezing.

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4 Keys to a Great Wood Fire

If you haven’t quite achieved master level status for starting and sustaining a great indoor wood fire, we have a few helpful tips just for you.

Location, location

There’s a big difference between starting a fire in a wood stove vs. one in a fireplace. You see, while it’s easier to start a fire in a fireplace, it’s easier to keep one going in a wood stove. The latter is true because the stone or metal the stove is made of keeps a fire cooler than a fireplace can, and cooler translates to longer lasting.

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How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Here in the Twin Cities area, only snow birds laugh in the face of winter.  They can afford to.  For the rest of us, it’s all about preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

Which begs the question:  just how prepared are you for pounding and potentially crippling storms?  Not sure?  Then here’s a handy little checklist of items you’ll want to keep handy to help your beef up your state of readiness:

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How to Prevent Home Heating Problems

You expect a lot from your heating system, which is to say you expect a lot from the people who built, installed, maintain, and repair it. After all, your heating system is only as good as the people whose hands have touched it. Yours included.

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6 Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters are a practical and affordable solution to augmenting your home heat supply during the cold weather months provided all the necessary safety precautions are observed.

Knowing that many of our customers rely on space heaters for the added comfort we provide, Furnace Doctors is pleased to present this timely tips for your family’s added safety:

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How Duct Sealing Can Help Reduce Your Heating Costs

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average home loses 10-30% of its forced air through the duct system. Most often air escapes through cracks, holes, or gaps in the air ducts. That, in turn, means reduced comfort, problems with your indoor air quality, and higher utility bills.

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