Tuesday, May 5, 2015
One of the most dangerous consequences of furnace damage is the buildup of carbon monoxide (CO) inside your home. CO is an odorless and colorless gas emitted by combustion processes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CO can reduce the oxygen delivered to vital organs, including the brain and heart. When CO levels in the air get too high, the effects can be fatal. Common symptoms of CO poisoning such as dizziness, nausea, and dull headaches can easily be mistaken for flu. At concentrated doses, CO may cause people to suffer from disorientation, blurred vision, shortness of breath, and even fainting. Those who are asleep or intoxicated are in grave danger of sustaining permanent brain damage as the presence of excess CO in any room would be hard to detect.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Minnesota has relatively cool average temperatures throughout the year, which is why you need to make sure your St Paul, MN heating & air conditioning system remains in optimal working condition at all times. During the first few weeks of April, residents in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas dealt with rain and cool temperatures. According to a report on KSTP, two separate storm systems moved through Minnesota during that period. Cool and rainy springtime weather in the Twin Cities is consistent with the average recorded temperatures ranging from the 40s to the lower 50s at this time of year. This trend is expected to continue until summer. To ensure adequate comfort, therefore, every household must have the means to maintain optimal indoor temperatures in any season.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The furnace in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system may need to be replaced at some point in its operational lifespan. Choosing which model will work for your house, however, needs some deeper scrutiny. This Old House guest contributor Richard Trethewey says in a reader feedback column that you cannot wait until inclement weather to conduct the replacement. Minnesota’s northern latitude makes it vulnerable to winter weather until deep into April, thanks to cold air coming in from Canada. Although temperatures may begin to rise as the season changes, you may have to think ahead about gradual fixes to your HVAC system. If you feel that the time has come to replace the furnace, experts in heating & air conditioning in Maplewood, MN like Metro Heating and Cooling are the ones to call for the job.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will often have a furnace as the main component. After a tedious winter, circumstances may call for a more serious inspection to see what kind of shape it is in; if any problems are found, you’ll want an HVAC expert to fix it for you. In an article for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, veteran home inspector Reuben Saltzman stated that homeowners can do their part to ensure that the crews will be on the mark with the maintenance. Minnesotans have just endured a winter season that was almost as fierce as the infamous “polar vortex” of 2013-2014. An unusually cold season can bring a heavier strain on the heating component. If it is possible that your furnace may have been stretched too far this past winter, spring can be your chance to get some maintenance done with help from St Paul, MN heating & air conditioning companies like Metro Heating and Cooling.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015