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Your source for all things energy-related: the WH blog offers energy-saving tips, maintenance guidelines, program information and much more.

The importance of changing your furnace filter

October 21, 2016, Grant Bowman

It may not seem like it, but replacing your furnace filter is important for the operation of your heating system.

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Saving energy by maintaining your air conditioner

May 31, 2016, Nathan Karels

Learn how to keep your air conditioner tuned up and working properly for summer.

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The secret to comfort: air distribution

September 22, 2015, Grant Bowman

A properly designed air distribution system will allow your equipment to run efficiently and won't require an extra oversized motor that will cost more to operate.

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How to properly maintain your mechanical ventilation system

September 8, 2015, Grant Bowman

Whether you hire a technician, or want to take some of the maintenance into your own hands, learn about the importance of maintaining your mechanical ventilation system with this blog.

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Tune up to cool down!

July 9, 2015, Darrell Erickson

Want your air conditioner running at peak performance? Read this blog about AC maintenance, and stay cool this summer.

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Schedule a Pre-Season Furnace Tune-Up Before Winter Arrives

October 7, 2014, Scott Thompson

The heavy cold in Minnesota is still a few months away, but you shouldn’t delay when it comes to making winter preparations for your home. Part of that is to schedule a pre-season furnace tune-up. Your…

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Why it is important to maintain your air conditioner

May 22, 2014, Todd Jude

Learn how taking care of your AC unit can help extend its life and help it run more efficiently.

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How to save energy with Outdoor Lighting

July 15, 2013, Mike Hofmann

Outdoor lighting plays a crucial role in creating a home. Learn how you can experience the benefits of outdoor lighting while saving energy.

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Save energy by maintaining your air conditioner

April 26, 2012, Mike Hofmann

Air conditioners lose some of their efficiency from normal wear and tear over the operating life of the unit. Coils and filters become dirty, belts slip and refrigerant may also begin to leak over time. This causes your home to lose comfort, and your monthly energy costs to soar – by as much as 20 percent!

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Tightening up air leaks in your home

January 10, 2012, Scott Thompson

Conserving energy in your home is about better insulating the envelope inside as well as outside. A very easy and inexpensive project to help you accomplish this is to install wall and switch plate seals.

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Preventing air infiltration

October 31, 2011, Scott Thompson

Air leakage – or infiltration – occurs when outside air enters a house through uncontrolled spaces like cracks and small openings. Properly sealing cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, improve building durability and create a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.

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Save Money by Maintaining Your Mechanical Ventilation System

October 24, 2011, Mike Hofmann

Fall is a great time of year to check your mechanical ventilation system. Keeping these systems well maintained is a simple, cost effective way to save you money on your winter energy bills.

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