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How Preventive Maintenance Could Save You Money

Temperatures are falling, and the cost of heating your home is rising. From the October 28th edition of the Star Tribune, “CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility, proposed a rate increase Monday that would raise its average residential customer’s bill by 8.7%”. Preventive maintenance is often overlooked as a …

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Do I Need a Low-level Carbon Monoxide Detector

Ask any homeowner and they would agree that keeping their house safe from carbon monoxide is important, yet the gas still poisons more than 20,000 people each year; killing more than 500. Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide detectors are a smart idea and are …

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Carbon Monoxide or Gas Leak? What is the Difference?

We are receiving more and more calls from customers who originally called one of our competitors and received the grave news that either their furnace had a “CO (carbon monoxide) leak” or a “gas leak”. A terrified customer is then pressured into making an immediate decision to replace the whole …

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What are the Benefits of Green Buildings?

Most of us already know that “green buildings” are synonymous with environmental friendliness. That means they are less expensive to operate while also being better for our planet. How important that really is might be shocking. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) estimates that commercial buildings are themselves responsible for …

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How Well do Air Purifiers Work in the Winter?

It is an all-too-common mistake. Many allergy sufferers put away their air purifiers between the fall ragweed and spring pollens. In reality, winter may be the single best season to keep them running! A good air purifier will simulate ventilation while using filters to trap particulates and harmful pollutants. Air …

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