Why Should I Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat?

A new year brings new opportunities to tackle home improvement projects and make updates that can improve the efficiency of your home. For example, have you considered switching from a manual thermostat to a smart thermostat? We use technology every day to make our lives easier and this easy upgrade offers programmable features, convenience in…

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Here in Minnesota, it’s no news that temperatures can drop to unbearably frigid numbers during the winter months. As a homeowner, keeping your home heated and comfortable this winter is a priority. However, the bitter cold can take a toll on your plumbing system and cause frozen pipes. Taking proactive measures now can help prevent…

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FAQs from Homeowners: Heating System Edition  

How much do you know about your home heating system? Can you tell when it needs repairing or replacing? We don't expect everyone to be experts when it comes to caring for furnaces and boilers. We do, however, want our homeowners to know and understand as much as they can about their heating system. In…

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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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Why Does My House Feel So Humid?

When the weather outside is hot, humid, and downright miserable, staying inside your home can feel like the ultimate refuge. But what if your house is also feeling hot and humid? Read on for a list of things you can do to help reduce humidity levels in your home. Where is this humidity coming from?…

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Four Signs It’s Time to Call a Professional Plumber

When it comes to plumbing problems, you may be inclined to fix the issues on your own. However, we highly recommend calling a professional plumber to take a look. Even though your kitchen faucet dripping or your slowly toilet flushing might not seem like a big deal, plumbing issues can have a serious impact on your monthly utility bills and the environment. A local plumber help can figure out the underlying issue – not just what you see at the surface.

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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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3 Tips for Water Heater Safety (and Savings!) this Winter

Cold weather months are a time where we really start appreciating hot water. Those hot showers in the mornings feel really nice and homecooked meals mean more dishwasher runs. Here are three tips that can save you money and keep your family safe this season.   Wash your clothes in cold water. Heating water can…

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Valor Mechanical, Your First Call

Integrity, trust, and strong relationships are values that define most Midwest families. Add in a high level of customer service and those are the core principals of the Valor Mechanical family. As we invite extended family and friends into our homes this holiday season, staying on top of your home comfort system’s maintenance is our…

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