Category: Home Comfort

4 Ways to Prep your Heating System and House for the Fall

Fall is finally here, and now is the perfect time to get prepared for the winter months ahead. Here are 4 simple ways to prepare for the cooler weather. Schedule…
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Going the Extra Mile for Our Customers

At Owens, we take the safety of our customers very seriously. When a customer in her 80’s called with no heat in her home, we immediately sprung into action. After…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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5 Questions to Ask When Repairing your Air Conditioner

  Last month, we gave you tips on what questions to ask any HVAC contractor when installing a new HVAC system. The article focused solely on the installation of a…
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Double Check your Fan Direction this Summer!

Fan direction matters. The proper fan direction can make an especially noticeable difference on days with extreme temperatures. This can allow you to raise your thermostat setting, while still remaining…
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7 Steps to Air Conditioner Replacement

Not all HVAC contractors install a new air conditioning system the same way.  There is however, a right way and a wrong way. The right way involves a multi-step process…
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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…
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