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...

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...

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...

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...