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Two System Add-Ons That Will Save You Money

Although you may be tempted to replace your entire heating or cooling system this season, you may find there is a more practical and affordable solution. Below we discuss two options that have helped Minnesota homeowners lower the energy bills without totally replacing their HVAC units.

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3 Air Cleaning Solutions for Your Home

In a city as large as Minneapolis, it may be necessary to combat pollution by purifying the air inside your home. At Furnace Doctors, we are committed to helping you achieve this by providing three air purifying solutions. Let’s take a closer look at these below.

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How a Brand New Home Furnace Can Save Your Hundreds of Dollars

There comes a point when your old furnace has had enough. You can’t afford to keep it as is, and you can’t afford to repair it. While many home or business owners cringe at the thought of purchasing a new furnace, installing a brand new system is actually an investment that can save you hundreds of dollars from the moment you implement it into your building.

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Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for Your Furnace

The furnace in your home is like all other components. It requires ongoing maintenance and care to ensure that it performs well year after year. Furnace Doctors specializes in ongoing preventative maintenance for furnace and HVAC systems for home and business owners in Little Canada, Minnesota. We’ve seen firsthand the benefits of caring for your furnace system. We provide a quick guide below that highlights all the reasons why you should hire a professional technician to inspect and maintain your furnace system.

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Why Now is a Great Time to Have Your Heating System Inspected, Maintained and Repaired

Your heating system, including heaters, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and HVAC systems need to have annual maintenance performed on them. During this annual maintenance, your unit is cleaned, oiled and lubricated, has the filters replaced and is inspected to ensure it is working correctly. If you are wondering when you should schedule your service, late summer and early fall is a great time to get your unit maintained. Here are a few of the reasons why.

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The Benefits to Having Your Air Conditioner Maintained By a Professional at the End of Summer

It is recommended that you have your air conditioner professionally maintained at least once a year. Having your unit maintained helps to keep it clean, functional and helps to catch any smaller problems before they turn into larger ones. This helps your air conditioning unit last as long as it is designed to. However, when it comes to air conditioner maintenance, there are two trains of thought. Some professionals feel you should have the system maintained before the summer, while others advice to have it done at the end of summer. Here are a few of the benefits of having your air conditioning unit maintained by a professional at the end of summer.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Testing Consist Of?

If you seem to be suffering from allergies or getting sick more often than normal, your doctor may suggest that you run an indoor air quality screening. This type of screening can be used to check for contaminants that are blowing around in your home. This may include items such as high levels of dust, dander, pollens, pollutants, or can be used to check if there are harmful mold spores, fungus or bacteria floating around in the air. When you are looking to have air quality testing done, you should let a professional with experience do it. They know how to collect samples of air in your home, test them and identify where the problem is. If you have never had indoor air quality testing done, you may wonder what it consists of. Here are the various steps that are done when indoor air quality testing is done.

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Signs Your HVAC Filters Need to be Replaced

The filter or filters in your HVAC system play an important role in keeping the HVAC unit clean and your home clean. As air is sucked into your unit to be heated or cooled, it passes through the filter. The filter catches and traps dirt, dust, and dander, only allowing the air to pass through. However, over time, all of this debris clogs the filter, and no more air can pass through, or the air that passes through is dirty because the filter can no longer hold any more debris. Because of this, it is important to look for signs that the HVAC filters need to be replaced so you can have a professional replace them promptly. Here are three of the signs that your HVAC filters need to be replaced.

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Get Your HVAC System Checked to Avoid These Issues

While maintaining a healthy HVAC system prevents breakdowns, heat surges, and big bills, a few health risks can impact those who haven’t had their system’s checked. Rest assured: A single check-up can fortify your system, safeguard your home and prevent any damages. You should, however, consider contacting a professional sooner rather than later. If you don’t, you might face the following risks.

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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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