did you install a new high efficiency furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, boiler or other equipment to your home this last year?   did you know that it may qualify for a federal tax credit?   follow the listed link to see if your product does qualify and print off the forms in the link  to process with your taxes.    good luck and may you find all kinds of tax credits you didnt even know about!...

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...

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...

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...