Payment Options If you need money for home heating or air conditioning, GE offers financing options that provide year-round comfort. GE is a leader in home improvement financing – more than 350,000 people nationwide trust us to finance their dreams. That’s because we make it easy. Our credit decision process is fast, our paperwork is simple, and our interest rates are extremely competitive. You also get famous GE customer support, the best in the business. With GE, home improvement...

Over the July 4th Holiday, 2012 We lost one of our trucks!  Luckily Nobody was injured in this crash!   It was the result of hydro plaining in a severe thunderstorm!  the truck lost traction at approx 50 mph, spun several times before leaving the road and then proceded to enter the ditch where it took out a state hwy sign and broke down 3 large pine trees.   this all took place at 6 am.    It makes you think twice about how important it is to stress seat belts and driving safely in...

What are MERV Ratings? MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) is the industry-standard ratings system used to measure the effectiveness of air conditioner filters. Ratings for residential and commercial AC filters typically fall between MERV 5 and MERV 12. Filters with higher MERV ratings remove more small particles from your air than lower-rated filters. The MERV system was developed in 1987 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the...

Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters your house or patio is an easy way to cut your cooling and heating bills, regulate your home's temperature, and enhance the appearance of your house. Window coverings are a great way to control the amount of light that comes in and to create an insulating or cooling effect in your home. With a blind inside, you can get the best insulation. However, the heat gets inside because sunshine comes in through the window and strikes the blind. The gap...

Using fans to cool your home is energy efficient. After you determine the natural ventilation scheme in your home, you can enhance the effect with the use of active fans. When choosing fans, check for efficiency ratings. Fans are rated by how much air they can move in a given amount of time. The most common spec is cubic feet per minute (cfm). Calculate how many cubic feet are in your house, room, or attic (length x width x height) to find the proper-size fan. Fans move air most...

You can take advantage of the chimney effect to cool your home without using an air conditioner. Using natural ventilation is an easy way to green up your lifestyle and save you money by reducing your cooling bills in the summer. In a closed room, the temperature at the ceiling is always higher than that on the floor because hot air is less dense than cold air. The difference in air temperature can be more than 15 degrees Fahrenheit. You can achieve cooling, without any prevailing breezes at...

The Essentials of Cooling Your Home the Green Way You can take advantage of prevailing winds to cool your home without using an air conditioner. Using natural ventilation is an easy way to green up your lifestyle and save money by reducing your cooling bills in the summer. The most efficient ways to move air always complement the natural ventilation scheme and never work against it. This is the key to making passive systems work; cooperation, not competition. Typically, prevailing winds...

filters for heating and air conditioning How to Choose a Furnace Filter   How many times have you been to the store trying to choose a furnace filter that is really right for you? When you go to Lowe's or Home Depot you are faced with so many choices. Aside from the size of the filter, which obviously depends on your furnace size, you also have to consider the needs of the members of your family. This article will help you decide best filters to buy that also fit your...

Temperatures rise in the Minneapolis Metro area! Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area. Get informed. Listen to local...

ASHP heat pump vs air conditioner saves cash when it comes to heating! just got some terrific feedback from a customer who installed a MAYTAG PSH4bf 2 ton 14seer air source heat pump 3 years ago when replacing his air conditioner. his furnace was a 80% fuel oil furnace. today he just claimed he has saved over 150 gallons of fuel oil per season! as a direct result of his ASHP ! at $4.50 a gallon....thats alot of $$$$$! :) thats a direct payback of $2,025.00 in 3 winters! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! call us...