Gopher Heating & Air Conditioning

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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Spray-IT to Reduce Energy Costs!

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There’s a new product in development that could have an interesting impact on the HVAC world, and it’s called Spray-IT. Developed by the ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), this new product is “the first eco-friendly, thermal spray coating for use on glass and building material to lower energy costs,” according to their press release.

Bright, shining sunlight has a big impact on the heating and cooling costs of buildings. As the sun warms a building, more money is poured in to ensuring the building stays cool,  and the AC unit must do more work to keep the building at a comfortable temperature. As warm summer sun changes to the cold blustery winter, buildings often leak heat. So how does Spray-IT remedy these problems? Spray-ITworks by blocking UV rays that cause buildings to heat up, and it also reduces heat leakage out of buildings. In the end, this will save you money on your heating and cooling costs!

“ITRI’s Spray-IT(TM) thermal insulation coating makes it easy for companies and individuals to afford thermal insulation so energy can be conserved while reducing the overall carbon footprint. Spray-IT(TM) is inexpensive to produce, easy to apply and environmentally friendly,” said  Dr. Tzer-Shen Lin, ITRI’s Electronic Materials & Devices Research Group division director, in the company’s press release.

New products like this assist HVAC professionals in making sure our customers receive the best service – service that is friendly to the environment, sustainable, and the best deal for your dollar.

(Spray-ITis not currently offered by Gopher Heating)

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our Winter Warmth contest for your chance to win a $100 Target gift card! Click HERE to enter today!

Winter Warmth Contest!

We’ve got an awesome contest for all of our followers!  ENTER HERE!

Enter for your chance to win a $100 Target gift card from Gopher Heating, serving the Twin Cities metro area and Le Seuer, MN!

How do you enter? It’s simple:

1. Tell us your favorite way to stay warm in the winter – hot chocolate, cuddling under a blanket, snoozing by a fire? Tell us your most favorite way to keep the cold away during these chilly months!

2. Like Gopher Heating on Facebook

3. Follow Gopher Heating on Twitter


That’s it! Follow those three simple steps and you’ll be entered to win $100 to Target!


**Contest ends 1/16/2012. All steps must be followed in order to be eligible. One winner will be selected at random. This contest is not affiliated with Target.


Stay Warm, Minneapolis!

There’s been an article  from The Daily Beast going viral here in Minnesota, and that’s because three Minnesotan cities are featured. The article, titled America’s 25 Coldest Cities, named Minneapolis the 16th coldest city in the United States. According to this article, we citizens of Minneapolis suffer through 35% of our days being snowy, and an average winter temperature (from 2009) of 22.8 degrees! Now that’s cold!

We at Gopher Heating don’t want you to have to suffer through this bitter cold. If you’ve stepped outside the last couple days, you know how brutal those icy cold winds are. Don’t take the chance of a furnace outage. Call us today to get your furnace checked, so you can rest assured that you will be toasty warm all winter long. You can reach us at our Savage location by calling  952-890-3466. And we wants you folks in the Le Sueur area to stay nice and toasty this winter, too! If you’re closer to the Le Sueur area, you can reach our newest location by calling 507-665-3300 today!

Exciting News for Gopher Heating!

Gopher Heating has some exciting news to report: We’re expanding! We are proud to announce our partnership with O’Brien Heating & Sheet Metal, who will be merging with Gopher Heating to help us provide the best HVAC service in the Twin Cities metro area!

What does this mean? For starters, the new alliance means that Gopher Heating can provide bigger and better savings to you, our customers. We will now operate in two facilities, our original Gopher Heating site located  in Savage, MN and also in the previous home of O’Brien Heating & Sheet Metal, located in Le Sueur, MN. Please note that each location has separate phone numbers. To reach the Savage, MN location, the phone number is 952-890-3466. To reach the Le Sueur, MN location, the phone number is 507-665-3300.

Another change you might have noticed is our new logo, featured in the header of our blog. As we welcome the new expansion and the changes that brings, we also wanted to usher in a change in our look. We wanted to update our logo to be more modern and contemporary, and we figured now was the perfect time!

We at Gopher Heating are so excited about the new changes happening at our company. We are so happy that with this new merger, we will be able to give our customers better, more comprehensive service, which also come with bigger and better savings to you!

For all your HVAC needs, you can reach us at either numbers (listed above). Give us a call today!