Debunking 3 common winter heating myths

Colder temperatures are creeping closer, which means that it’s time to find ways to make your heating system more efficient. Unfortunately, there are number of myths when it comes to heating and cooling your home. We’re here to debunk many of the common heating myths you’ve heard over the years. Learn what will reduce your heating costs but also make

National Tune-Up Day

September 25 is National Tune-Up Day, and you might be wondering what that means and why you should care. It’s a day dedicated to tuning up your heating systems every fall. The air feels nice and crisp now, but we’re getting closer to dropping temperatures and snow flurries every day. No one wants to end up with a broken furnace

Chloride Discharge Standards in Water Softeners

Chloride discharge is one of the biggest topics in the water conditioning industry in Minnesota right now. The Minnesota Water Quality Association (MWQA) Convention is focusing on it for their annual meeting, as many communities have been affected by chloride discharge limits. If you haven’t seen discharge limits yet, prepare to, because you will probably be affected soon.   Why

How Do I Clean My Air Ducts?

If you want to breathe clean air, you need to make sure the air ducts in your home are clean. Because we spend so much time indoors—specifically in our homes—home air quality is crucial. You may think that the air outside is more contaminated, but that isn’t necessarily the case. The air in your home is host to thousands of

Who is your Community Hero?

Who is your hero? We aren’t talking about Superman or Spiderman. We’re talking about a hero in your community that exemplifies the very definition of “hero.” More often than not, heroes are quiet and unsung as they hide in the background doing the work to improve the community. A hero shows how passion and determination can help a person build

Air Cleaners in the Home

You might think the air you breathe inside your home is healthy and clean, but you and your family are subject to breathing in a variety of different pollutants. Pollutants come in the shape of particles or gases. Not only can you be breathing in pollutants from outdoors, obvious things like secondhand smoke can impact the air you breathe. There

Upgrading your Water Softener

Nobody likes hard water. It causes build-up in your sinks and showers, it leaves your skin feeling dry and your hair less-than-desirable, and your dishes covered in soap scum. If you don’t have a water softener, it’s time to get one. And if you don’t have a high efficiency water softener, it’s time to make the upgrade—not just for your

Avoiding Dehydration in the Summer with Water Delivery

It’s getting hot out there! Because you’re sweating so much, it is much easier to become dehydrated in the summer. The jury’s still out on exactly how much water you should be drinking, but the standard is about eight 8-ounce glasses per day. It’s called the 8×8 rule and it’s easy to follow. In order to stay on track, some

Bathroom Plumbing and Remodeling

With the slow, lazy pace of the summer, it might be the perfect time to start on a bathroom remodel. You can plan the project in stages depending on what level of help your bathroom needs. Maybe you want to fix the basics, like lighting fixtures. Maybe you’re in need of a paint job. Perhaps you want to fix it

Air Purification

Ahhh! The fresh spring air is here to stay! It’s time to shut off the furnace, open all the windows, and take a big gulp of that fresh air! Right? Wrong! Did you know that the air you breathe inside your home could be more polluted than any air you breathe all day?   According to the EPA, indoor air