You should only use "Emergency Heat" when your heat pump isn’t working properly. To know why, you need to understand what the Emergency Heat setting does. And to do that, you need to know how a heat pump works—especially in freezing weather.
It’s a tough call. Do you give your current furnace a few more years or do you give it the Old Yeller treatment and upgrade to a new one?
Is your furnace running but the air that’s blowing out of your vents seems cold? There are a couple things you can do to troubleshoot the problem before calling a heating repair company.
As cooler temperature make their way to the Twin Cities, families are beginning to fire up their furnaces. And the last thing you want is a broken down furnace, right?
Well a question I’m often asked is when is the best time of year to replace this equipment so I can get the best deal?
As I write this we are beginning the recovery of another frozen house. This is what we call a house that has lost heat and has frozen and broken water pipes and hot water heat lines. This has been a record year for calls regarding homes that have lost heat which has resulted in frozen pipes breaking and causing damage in the home.
If you live in a home in Minnesota and it is a split level home, you have probably experienced the difference in the temperature from floor to floor of your home. It almost feels like you are heating the upstairs and air conditioning between the lower levels due to the temperature differences. While this can happen with traditional multilevel homes, it is more common with split level homes due to the open area of the stairwell.