Let’s be honest here. Unless you’re an HVAC contractor, you’re probably not particularly interested in your heating system. And that may lead you to skimp on routine maintenance. But…if you really want to think about your heating system as little as possible, then routine maintenance is exactly what you need. According to a study conducted by the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, 9 out of 10 HVAC system failures are caused by dirt and dust. That means that if you hire a...

This is a good Fall Home maintenace Repair Check list i found on a Service Magic Website.  so i thought it was worth sharing since fall is approaching so fast.     Before the weather grows colder it's important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage. Below are the fall preventative home maintenance steps that every homeowner should follow.         Gutters and Downspouts Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to...

What is UV? Ultraviolet (UV) light occurs just below visible light in the electromagnetic spectrum. It is a component of sunlight and is categorized into three sections: A, B and C. The “C” band of ultraviolet light (UV-C) is a natural disinfectant and its use for sterilization is a proven technology. UV-C has been used to control microorganisms since the 1930s in medical and pharmaceutical applications, in the food and beverage industries, and in water treatment for homes, businesses...

Where should i go to buy filters?   Many people don't know that you can order just about any filter you can dream of right here on the www.SWENSONHEATING.com  website!  often our pricing is at or below the " Bigbox" stores!  its very simple, just click on the page, pick out the type of filter you want and order!  it arrives at your home with in 48 hours usually. We carry filters for: Portable Humidfier & Air Purifier Filters Industrial Filters Refrigerator Water...

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...

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...