National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation has become a holiday classic [albeit a silly one]. The story revolves around Clark Griswold's anticipation of his hefty annual Xmas bonus, as he hosts his extended family for the holidays. Throughout the film, Clark dreams of using his bonus to build a swimming pool. Unfortunately, instead of a cash bonus, his Scrooge-like boss gives Clark a year's subscription to the Jelly-of-the-Month club. Except for Wall Street (where huge bonuses make every year a...

Continuous Automatic Control - 24/7 The  levels of relative humidity in your home fluctuate with the changes in outdoor temperature. An automatic humidifier continually monitors and responds to both outdoor temperatures and indoor relative humidity, delivering optimum levels of humidity throughout your home. You never have to monitor your settings or wait until you feel uncomfortable. The automatic set-it-and-forget-it control keeps your home’s humidity level exactly where you want it. for...

Tankless water heaters They're efficient but not necessarily economical taken from Consumer Reports. Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home's energy budget. Some makers of gas-fired tankless water heaters claim their products can cut your energy costs up to half over regular storage heaters. So is it time to switch? Probably not. Gas tankless water heaters, which use high-powered burners to quickly heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger, were 22...

2013 Federal Furnace Efficiency Law    On 5/1/2013 the minimum efficiency requirement for furnaces in Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin will be 90% AFUE. How does this affect you as a homeowner if you have a 80% AFUE furnace? Any furnace replacement and/or installation after 5/1/2013 will require a 90%+ AFUE furnace. 90%+ furnaces are condensing units, meaning they emit water vapor along with carbon dioxide in the flue gases which will rust the sheet metal piping that 80% furnaces...

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...

Financing examples Ø Plan 501 11.99 APR 1.25% fixed payment until paid for Ø $2000 FINANCED EQUALS APPROX $25 PER MONTH Ø $4000 FINANCED EQUALS APPROX $50 PER MONTH Ø $5000 FINANCED EQUALS APPROX $63 PER MONTH Ø $7000 FINANCED EQUALS APPROX $88 PER MONTH Ø $9000 FINANCED EQUALS APPROX $113 PER MONTH SO....SPENDING THE EXTRA $2000 TO UPGRADE TO HIGH EFF EQUIPMENT ONLY INCREASES PAYMENT BY $25 PER MONTH. YOU ARE ALREADY PROBABLY SPENDING THAT MUCH OR MORE IN UTILITIES. SO WHY NOT...