Smart Home and Building Technology

The Future of Smart Homes & Buildings: Intelligent HVAC

Imagine a home or building that is always the perfect temperature for its tenants, properly ventilated to reduce dust and airborne allergens, and operating at its advertised energy efficiency rating. With the continuous innovation in technology, that scenario is becoming a reality. Check out a cool story about it by Fast Company.
What is Intelligent HVAC?
As the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry becomes more tech savvy, we’re going to hear more talk about topics like smart homes/buildings and […]

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3 Questions (And More) to Ask When Looking for Your New HVAC Unit

Recently, a local news station published a story for homeowners, “3 Questions to Ask When Looking for Your New HVAC Unit.” The article was decent, but it was not great. Click here if you want to read it.
Here were the three questions according to the news station article:

Is the unit the right size for your home?
What is the proper SEER rating for your home?
What maintenance will be involved with my unit?

The above questions are good, but they overlook critical […]

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Homeowner feels more comfortable with duct sealing.

Homeowner Feels More Comfortable with Duct Sealing

One of our dealers Aeroseal Red River Valley (Aeroseal RRV) just finished a duct sealing job for a homeowner in North Dakota, and it was a tremendous success!
We sat down with Taylor Riedemann, the Comfort Advisor for Aeroseal RRV, to gather thoughts about this happy homeowner’s story. Read the full story below:
Erik’s Story

Hot flashes. And then those turned into moments of total freezing.
This was happening in my house. I would be in Finley or Simon’s room – and it […]

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Get The Most Out of Your Spring Tune-Up

Many homeowners do not think about their air conditioning until the summer temperatures heat up – but that is a mistake! The best time to schedule your spring tune-up is before the temperatures climb too high. There are many advantages to staying ahead of the curve including:

Scheduling Options: once summer is in full swing, many contractors are booked out and it can be very difficult to schedule with options – you may have to take the first available opening […]

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Holiday Decorating: Keeping Your Family & Home Safe

Are you hanging those stockings with care, teetering on the ladder to make sure your light display is the grandest in the neighborhood, and baking the tastiest cookies in the land? While holiday decorating and baking is all about adding fun, sparkle and warmth to a very special Season, it’s important to remember that many of our favorite activities carry the risk of fire or electrical injury if not done carefully.
Holiday lights:

Make sure your lights have been tested for […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter.
Many of us travel long distances to share the holiday with loved ones. Before you head off to your festivities, take a minute and read these tips – be sure to keep your family and home safe this holiday season.

Stop the newspaper and mail – or ask a trusted neighbor to pick them up.
Remove”fall-related” tools (ladders, etc) – these objects might grant […]

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day seeks to honor and give thanks to all the men and women who have served and are serving in the US Armed Forces.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.  Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Visit the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs to learn more about Veterans Day.
Here are a […]

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Falling Back – Change More than Just Your Clock!

We know everybody is excited for that extra hour of sleep this weekend.
And we also know you will probably uncover at least one clock (the microwave, the stove) come Sunday afternoon that you failed to reset.
Take a few minutes of this extra hour and do a few quick tasks around your home to make sure your family is ready for the season.

Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors – This can be the difference between […]

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Be Treated, Not Tricked! Questions to ask YOUR Contractor

Choosing a good contractor to install or service your HVAC system is as important as choosing the right equipment.
Asking these few simple questions as you begin your search for the most qualified contractor, will ensure you are treated with exceptional service this fall.

How many years has your company been in business?
Are you registered or licensed by the state/province or city to do heating and air conditioning work?
Do you carry both general liability and workers compensation insurance?
Are your technicians certified […]

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7 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter

Now is the time to take advantage of these crisp fall days and get a few things checked off that “honey do” list in preparation for Old Man Winter.
1.  Schedule a furnace inspection
Call us today and have a professional inspect your furnace. Our technicians will ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency. Wouldn’t it be great to not be the 50th customer in line for a repair call on the coldest day of the year?
2.  Test home safety […]

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