In December 2012, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, extending tax credits on high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment purchased and installed from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. This credit (Residential Energy Credit, 25C) covers up to 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50 - $300 on energy-efficient improvements made in 2012-2013 on qualifying systems and is offered as part of a larger energy efficiency incentive for home...

i was very happy today to get our new 2013 rebate forms from Xcel energy in the mail!  i noticed that the rebates are now as follows: air conditioners: 13 seer  $150 15 seer  $350 16seer  $450 FURNACES: 92-96% $50 96+%  $300 furnace that includes a factory installed ecm fan $100 so it looks like overall there has been some positive increases in refund amounts for Xcel customers.   so thats Great News!   give us a call to find out how you can take advantage of...

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...

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...

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...

How often should your UV lamps be changed and why? The frequency of changing a UV lamp for effective indoor air quality improvement depends on how you are using the system. Typically, a UV lamp being used primarily to disinfect the air circulating through a home or small office should be replaced every 9000 hours or approximately every 12 months. For people with respiratory conditions or other acute sensitivities, we strongly recommend keeping to an annual lamp replacement schedule for the...

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...