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Five Ways to Save Money on Home Cooling this Summer

The recent Star Tribune article about ways to save you money on home cooling maintenance this summer was, to be frank, really bad. We want to make sure our customers know that you can cut back on expenses and still remain comfortable. Follow these simple tips when the temperature starts …

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Response to Star Tribune Article

The Star Tribune recently posted an article “5 Ways to Save Some Cool Money in June” where they suggested to maintain your air conditioning unit by making appointments through your local Home Depot or Sears and suggested homeowners just “check refrigerant levels themselves”. We were shocked at such bad advice …

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How Does the ecobee Smart Home System Work?

Smart home systems are all the rage, but how exactly is the product different than a regular everyday programmable thermostat? An ecobee wireless thermostat is a smart choice. Most thermostats read the temperature in one place (usually the hallway) which can make other rooms uncomfortable. The ecobee3 uses room sensors …

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Three Reasons to Convert an Oil Burning Furnace or Boiler to Gas

There are many reasons to consider converting your oil burning furnace or boiler to natural gas. Here are three reasons why you should make the switch before the unforgiving Minnesota winter takes hold. Save money At the current rate, your cost savings for converting to natural gas alone could pay …

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How to Set Thermostat for Optimum Efficiency

Thermostat settings are all about staying comfortable while maximizing energy efficiency. The first step is to properly set a programmable thermostat for your general lifestyle. Next, make a habit out of observing local weather forecasts and shutting off your AC whenever possible. Lastly, take advantage of small ways to stay …

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