Water pressure woes? No power in your shower? Here’s a decision tree to help you figure out what’s wrong and how to fix it. (These questions assume you’re on a city water system.) Question 1: Is it the whole house? Water pressure problems with a single faucet or shower head indicate a problem with that
Drain pain? Is it more than just a drain clog? Clogged drain in the sink or toilet? Water backing up in the basement or laundry room floor drain? If you have chronically slow drains, you might have a bigger problem than just a drain clog. It could be a problem with your main sewer line.
You may be tough enough to stick it out in Minnesota for the winter, but can your heating system? Every year, furnaces and boilers break down without warning – usually during an extended cold spell. In addition to being a major wrench in your day, a heating system failure can lead to serious and costly
Change your lights, change your mood: The best lighting options for a happier winter Here’s a bright idea: Looking for a mood booster this winter – or all year-round? The answer may be as simple as switching up your lighting. A significant amount of research has drawn strong correlations between lighting and mood. A study
How to keep your home warm and cozy Winter in Minnesota is no joke. Since you can’t anticipate what this season will throw at you, the best thing you can do is be prepared. We’ve got you covered. Here are four important ways to keep your home warm and comfortable this winter. Schedule a heating
Winter is coming… is your home’s heating system ready? Welcome to Residential Heating Systems 101. We’ve kept things super simple and we bet you’ll pass with flying colors. Lesson 1: How often should I change my furnace filter? The single most important (and easiest) thing to help keep your forced air heating system running longer
Is the air inside your home as clean as it should be? COVID-19 is still a mystery in many ways, but there’s one thing we do know: It’s more easily transmitted indoors. That’s the case for all kinds of viruses, bacteria, and germs. This year, many of us have hunkered down at home in order to stay
Clogged sink drain? Or is it a much bigger issue…? Sewer line backups can spell big, expensive trouble if they are not taken care of. A sewer line back up in a finished basement can cause damage in the range of $10,000 to $30,000 or more. Learn the signs and symptoms of a serious drain
It’s storm season in Minnesota: How to prepare for power outages Surge protection What’s an electrical surge? When there’s a sudden burst of electricity, this burst can run through the wires and outlets within your home and onto the devices that are plugged into the outlets. Laptops, cell phones, refrigerators, stereo systems, appliances — even
Keep your cool: Why an A/C tune-up can save you money – and why we Northerners used to sell ice to Florida (yes, really!) If there’s anything predictable about Minnesota weather, it’s that it’s unpredictable. Some years we’ve got our air conditioning running in April, and in other years April means being buried under blizzards.