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Air Filter Tips

Blog by: Dennis, President of Gopher Heating

It’s no secret that air filters are an important part of your HVAC system – they keep the air in your home pure, they keep you healthy when they’re clean.. the list goes on. Today we’ve got some tips to make sure you’re making the most of your air filters and HVAC system, and keeping you and your family healthy and comfortable.

 

  • Buy at least three filters a time and store them near your furnace. This will reduce any procrastination to change your air filters when necessary, and in turn you’ll be keeping the air in your home pure and healthy.
  • Always turn off your furnace at the breaker panel before replacing the air filter. It’s the easiest way to ensure your safety from any electrical shocks.
  • Your home environment and how often you run the heat or air can affect how dirty your air filter is. If you have no pets or few items collecting dust in your home, your filter will not get dirty as fast.
  • If you are unsure about what type, size, or style of air filter you need, or if you’re unsure how to change out the filter, always call a professional to help. They can show you the proper needs of your HVAC system and it’s air filters.

 

Filters are easily available for purchase on http://www.gopherheating.com. If you have any questions about your air filters or HVAC system, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our professional technicians are available by email at info@gopherheating.com or by phone at 952-890-3466 (Twin Cities) or (507) 665-3300 (Le Sueur, MN).

Helpful Money-Saving Tips

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Blog by: Dennis, President of Gopher Heating

We’re all looking to save some extra money and energy, especially after the expensive hype of the holiday season. You can do just that beginning with your own HVAC system! These tips are a good place to start.

1. You can save 5% on your AC costs by replacing the air filter once a month! Check your filters (as they may not need to be replaced quite this often) and see when they should be replaced, and change them out as necessary. So much dust and junk gets caught in the filter, and once it has reached it junk-catching potential it just doesn’t work as effectively as it should. By replacing your filter appropriately, you can save yourself some cash!

2. Caulking air leaks on doors and windows can reduce energy costs by 15-30%! This can save you some serious cash, folks. If your windows and doors are leaking cold air in to your home, and allowing warm air to escape (and vice versa for warmer seasons) your HVAC system works overtime to keep your home at the temperature you prefer. Keep the air you want inside your home IN, and keep the elements OUT by sealing your home effectively – you and your wallet will be glad you did.

And of course, if you have any questions at all call Gopher Heating today at 952-890-3466 (Twin Cities) or (507) 665-3300 (Le Sueur, MN). We’re always happy to help!

Did You Know…?

Blog by: Dennis O’Brien, President of Gopher Heating

….Gopher Heating is currently working on projects as far as South Dakota. Our knowledgeable and award winning  staff of trained professionals are available for projects big and small, and for consulting wherever your needs may be.

Gopher Heating provides consultation on your HVAC needs, wherever they are. This not only saves you time and money, but it allows you to get answers you need from people who are professional, timely, and well-versed with all HVAC problems or opportunities. When you need fast and efficient answers, you know who to call.

Gopher Heating

Twin Cities: 952-890-3466

Le Sueur area: 507-665-3300

Christmas in July Service Call Deal!

Blog by: Dennis O’Brien, President of Gopher Heating

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Christmas in July is here, and do we have a deal for you!! Save today on any service call when you call Gopher Heating at 952-890-3466 (Twin Cities area) or 507-665-3300 (Le Sueur area).

Christmas In July Price: $75.00

Normal Price: $99.00

That’s a savings of 24%!!!

ONE WEEK ONLY so get this deal while it lasts!

More information here: www.gopherheating.com/dealoftheday.asp

Set Your Thermostat in Style!

The days of turning your AC on with a boring circular thermostat are gone! You can keep cool in style this summer with Lennox’s new iComfort WiFi Touchscreen Thermostat! Not only is this cool new design super-stylish, but it will also save you money! You can set the temp and control your energy costs from anywhere using your cell phone, tablet, or computer! Clunky control settings be-gone: come home to a nice cool house! You won’t have to suffer in the heat to save money while you’re away during the day!

Other cool features include Weather On-Demand, which allows you to see the five day forecast. The Alerts and Reminders feature keeps you up to date on diagnostics and service updates so you never miss necessary maintenance. Automatic Updates keep your thermostat working the best it can. And perhaps the coolest feature is  One-Touch Away Mode which overrides your normal programming when you’re away to save you on energy and money!

For more information about this awesome new gadget, visit: http://bit.ly/LW3H5O

Air Conditioning Maintenance

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A great article out of Florida this week is giving HVAC users some helpful tips for maintaining their air conditioners. This is important because, as the article states, “Each year your air conditioner goes without maintenance, it will lose about 5 percent of its overall efficiency.”  As temps in Minnesota are higher than normal for May, many of us have already broke the air conditioning seal for the year, so here are some helpful tips to make sure your AC keeps you cool from some of Angie’s List‘s highest rated service specialists.

  •  Call a professional to give your air conditioning unit a routine check-up. In order to ensure efficiency for the summer it is important to have it inspected, cleaned, and tuned by a professional.
  • Make sure to replace air conditioning filters (check filter for how frequently you should change it, or ask a professional) which is especially pertinent in the summer season when allergens build up along the filter wall.
  • Consider shading your air conditioner to increase efficiency. As the article states, “Air in a shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air, meaning · the A/C will have an easier time cooling the air.”
  • Arguably, one of the most interesting points made in this article states, “Remember that each degree you dial below 78 increases your energy consumption by about 8 percent. If your monthly electric bill is about $100, you’ll save $8 a month with EACH degree you can stand above 78.”
  • If you’re a forgetful person and don’t often remember to adjust your thermostat before heading out for work, or leaving for a weekend, consider a programmable thermostat to help you save money on your bills.
  • If your unit is dated by more than 10 years, it’s time to think about getting a newer, more efficient model that will be far more environmentally friendly, and will also save you money.

To make sure your air conditioning unit is ready to go for the summer season, give Gopher Heating a call (952.890.3466 [metro area] or 507.665.3300 [Le Sueur area]) and one of our talented professionals would be happy to make sure you don’t spend a day braving the heat this summer!