3 simple tips to keep your hot water heater safe and running efficiently

Hot water heaters seem to be the least of your worries when you own a home. Other than worrying about running out of hot water, are there any potential dangers with a hot water heater? There actually is. Learn how to make sure your water heater doesn’t cause damage to your home or pose a risk to your safety:  

Love yourself this winter and install in-floor heating in your home

Crawling out of bed during the cold winter months doesn’t have to be so difficult. How you may ask? No need for slippers and long-underwear, outfit your home with in-floor heating. Luckily, this luxurious, splurge for your home pays off in more ways than one:   The delights of in-floor heating The biggest bonus of in-floor heating is that there

Signs your furnace may need an emergency repair

Your furnace is your first line of defense against the cold winter temps. But what happens when your furnace clunks out in the middle of the winter season? Luckily, your heating experts at Finken can help you get your furnace up and running in no time. Here are a few tell-tale signs that your furnace is about to break down

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

Water Heater Maintenance

It’s the dead of winter, and your water heater stops working. That means no hot showers, no washing the dishes, no washing your whites and towels in the washing machine, and no washing your hands effectively with hot water. What do you do? It might be time to invest in a new water heater! But first, let’s discuss some ways

Furnace Maintenance

Coming home in the middle of winter to a freezing cold house and a furnace that won’t turn on is a nightmare.  It could be something simple, like a blown fuse; but if your unit is older and/or hasn’t had yearly maintenance, it could be a much trickier and costly issue.   When there are issues, they typically lie within

Heated Floors: Forget the Extra Pair of Socks

Are you one of those people who wears their thickest wool socks all winter long because you can’t bear the thought of stepping even a tiptoe onto the freezing cold floor in the morning? Toss those socks in the garbage—or save them for your outside adventures—and opt for heated floors instead! After all, when you live in the frozen tundra

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

Geothermal heating is an energy source that controls the temperature of your home or business. The system requires drilling holes a few feet into the ground where the temperature is consistent all year. The technology draws water on a loop from the hole and heats or cools your environment. While it seems like a great way to save on electricity

Doug Knese Honored As Community Hero With New Furnace

Doug Knese Honored As Community Hero With New Furnace A very special hospice employee in St. Cloud received the gift of a brand new furnace for being recognized as a Community Hero by his employer, Finken Companies and Bryant. Doug Knese, house manager for Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, MN, was nominated by Quiet Oaks Executive Director Linda