Archive for the heating and cooling category
By Dave Trosdahl on August 4th, 2009
Because of their energy savings, heat pumps are quickly gaining in popularity. Most homeowners are unaware of how a heat pump works and how it could add value to their home’s heating and cooling system by saving energy and money. This article, written in easy to understand terms, explains how a heat pump can find heat in the winter even in a northern climate like Minnesota.
Although our skin tells us differently, when it’s cold outside there is still heat which can be brought indoors. And, when it’s hot outside there is still cool air which can be used to cool your home. Here’s how heat pumps work in our four very distinct seasons in Minneapolis, St Paul, MN:
By Dave Trosdahl on July 16th, 2009
By now, most homeowners have heard of all the tax rebates for various home improvement products and services, but not all are aware of how substantial they are. If you install a qualifying high efficiency furnace, you can save 30% of the bill! While there are some stipulations, a qualified heating and cooling contractor will easily be able to help you out. Here is a link to the federal website to help you get started: Federal Tax Credits For Energy Efficiency
Here are the federal guidelines:
- must be “placed in service” from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010
- must be for taxpayer’s principal residence, EXCEPT for geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, solar panels, and small wind energy systems (where second homes qualify)
By Dave Trosdahl on April 3rd, 2009
We are asked all the time, ‘How can you professionally clean all the air ducts for just $99′. Our answer is quite simple, we don’t need to make a living cleaning air ducts!
Our company, Duct-911.com has been installing and repairing furnaces and air conditioners since the early ’90′s. As a full service Minneapolis Heating and Air Conditioning company operating in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metro area, we started our offering air duct cleaning as a complimentary service for our customers.
In no time, by word-of-mouth through our customers, friends and neighbors started calling us to have their air ducts cleaned too. We now provide our $99 “Whole House” special to any one in the 11 county metro area.
By Dave Trosdahl on September 13th, 2008
Your home is perhaps one of your most valuable assets, so keeping it clean is part of the routine chores that you should perform to keep the structure and appliances in optimal condition.
Professional air duct cleaners provide you with a series of services that include duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, furnace cleaning, a/c cleaning, chimney cleaning, and many other services related to your home’s heating and cooling system. Most duct cleaning services also include the cleaning of furnaces, air conditioning systems, ductwork, chimneys, water heaters and other routine household maintenance chores. They may also offer transit duct cleaning, vent cleaning, air duct sanitizing, etc.
By Dave Trosdahl on June 8th, 2008
By Dave Trosdahl on November 30th, 2007
Every once in a while, one of us at Duct-911.com come across a very well written article promoting the benefits of duct cleaning. Today we found just that. We uncovered an awesome post from a heating and cooling contractor located in Bellingham, WA.
Wes Diskin of Barron Heating and Cooling, has crafted a very well written article with tips a homeowner can use to properly maintain their heating and cooling system. It goes into detail the steps involved in doing proper maintenance and cleaning of the components in a typical heating and cooling system.
By Dave Trosdahl on October 28th, 2007
Is Air Duct Cleaning Right for You?
To best answer the question “Is air duct cleaning really necessary?”, you might want to ask yourself “is carpet cleaning really necessary?” or “is cleaning my refrigerator coils really necessary?”. It all depends on whose air ducts we are talking about.
In deciding if air duct cleaning is right for you, it might be helpful to understand how air duct cleaning was started in the first place. According to Tim Hebert, president of an air duct cleaning association based in Washington D.C., his theory is that it all started in July 1976, in a hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The American Legion was holding a statewide convention in the city, when suddenly the legionnaires mysteriously began falling ill with pneumonia. More than 200 people got sick and 34 died.
By Dave Trosdahl on September 19th, 2007
Here are 5 energy saving tips from Energy Ideas Clearing House based in Washington. They have many tips from using the right light bulbs to refrigeration savings. We have published the ones directly related to Heating and cooling.
Home Energy Saving Tips.