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National HVAC Tech Day: Shout Out to Our Awesome Bonfe Techs!

Thursday, June 22 is National HVAC Tech Day. There’s a “day” for everything it seems, but HVAC Tech Day is an important one. Why? Because HVAC techs are responsible for keeping your home safe and comfortable, just like it should be. For that, they deserve our appreciation! We’ve become so accustomed to the luxuries of

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Getting to Know Your New Home’s HVAC System

When you’re getting ready to put in an offer or close on a new home, there are a lot of questions you want to ask. How new are the kitchen appliances? Is there surround sound in the home theater? How close is the nearest Starbucks? Less exciting are questions about the HVAC systems. But considering

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HVAC Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

We’re finally coming to the end of winter, and your house has weathered a lot over the last few months—extreme temperatures, blustering winds, heavy snowfall, and ice buildup. Pressing the reset button on your house after a harsh winter involves more than a deep spring cleaning. A solid spring cleaning should also include a thorough spring

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How to Conduct a DIY Home Energy Audit

If you’re serious about reducing energy use and improving energy efficiency in your home, the best way to identify ways that you might be losing or wasting energy is to hire a professional electrician to perform a home energy audit. However, you can start by conducting your own DIY energy audit to identify the most

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Heat Transfer & Why Insulation Is Important in the Summer

Late summer in Minneapolis gets awfully steamy. It can be hard to keep your house at a comfortable temperature, even with an excellent air conditioning system. But if your home insulation isn’t up to par, it’s even more difficult to keep your house cool. Many people think insulation is just for keeping your house warm

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Introducing: The Nest Learning Thermostat

It knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you’re awake, it knows when you come home from work and what time you like to start your day. No, it’s not Santa Clause—it’s the Nest thermostat, now available from Bonfe. The Nest Learning Thermostat uses smart technology to observe and adapt to your family’s habits

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4 Reasons to Get an HVAC Inspection Before Buying a House

A home inspection is a matter of course in most closing deals before you sign on a new house. Including a home inspection contingency is crucial when you make an offer on a house because it not only reveals repairs that may not be visible to the buyer on a walk-through, but also includes analysis

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HVAC Tips for Buying an Older House

There are a lot of beautiful older homes available in the Minneapolis area, and these older homes come with many benefits—more character and charm, quaint neighborhoods, and a proven sturdy foundation. Unfortunately, an older home typically means that the HVAC system and appliances are also on the older side. There are a few aspects of

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How to Set Your HVAC System for “Vacation Mode”

Summer vacations are a necessary break from routine to keep us refreshed and recharged. But we’re not the only ones that need the time to recharge—your getaway is also an opportunity to give your HVAC system a bit of a break. The following tips for giving your HVAC system some much-needed R&R while you’re out

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Common A/C Myths and Misconceptions

Although we rely on it for nothing short of keeping us cool and comfortable all summer long, air conditioning units tend to fall into the mental category of “out of sight, out of mind.” It’s easy to take your A/C for granted, only giving it a second thought if something goes wrong. However, it takes

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