3 Reasons Why Your Heating System Needs a Tune-Up

Just like your car, your home heating system needs an annual check-up to make sure everything is working properly. For peace of mind and for your family’s safety, you deserve to have a furnace or boiler you can depend on to get you through our cold Minnesota winters. Scheduling a tune-up during the fall or…

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5 Tips for Fall HVAC Preventative Maintenance

As a homeowner, you may have what seems to be a never-ending list of things to do when the seasons change. You may have thought about putting the patio furniture away or raking up leaves in the yard – but have you thought about your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment)? Using a…

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HVAC Maintenance Inspection Checklist

Stay cool in warm summer months by preparing your HVAC system now. Valor Mechanical will inspect and fix any problem to ensure your equipment is operating safely and efficiently. We offer both full residential and full commercial services to the greater Rochester area and pride ourselves on being a relationship-based business. Here are a few…

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What is Design-Build?

Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. The commercial owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. This popular form of project delivery is ideal because the designer and contractor are working together as…

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Top Tips to Prepare your Heating System for Winter Storms

When the cold starts to settle in, what changes are you making to keep you and your family comfortable? You have probably dug out those winter coats, added extra blankets to the bed, or even started wearing that extra pair of socks, but have you checked if your heating system in your home is working…

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Designing a customized building solution

A typical home HVAC system is usually fairly basic, depending on the amount of space to be heated and cooled a proper sized unit is selected to connect with ductwork as described by the blueprints. With a commercial or industrial building, however, there are other considerations to make. There are likely going to be several…

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What is the Valor VIP Preventative Maintenance Plan and why do you need it?

When you first get your new HVAC installed the first thing you want to do is schedule routine maintenance on the entire system. Preventative Maintenance will ensure that each component of your system is working properly and efficiently. As your heating and cooling equipment gets older it will need ongoing maintenance that includes minor repairs…

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Thank goodness your pipes didn’t freeze: on to spring maintenance

Typically, a properly designed and built plumbing system in a commercial building won't freeze during the winter although there are exceptions to the rule should the heating system fail due to power outage or if damage allows colder air inside than the building plans originally anticipated. With that said, every mechanical system in your building…

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When and why to choose an experienced contractor instead of a handyman

Some jobs concerning maintenance in a building you own can be conducted by your handyman, or maintenance person. That's why you hire employees, you expect them them to conduct routine maintenance tasks and keep the building running according to code requirements. Your maintenance person can conduct their daily routine efficiently, but sometimes a job comes…

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4 signs your heating system isn’t efficient

When it comes to business expenses, few costs sting like that associated with heating your business. Every year it seems the cost to ensure your employees are comfortable during the winter month goes up. Although many business owners complain about the cost of warming their facilities, the problem could be that their heating systems aren't…

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