DIY Air Conditioner Pre-Check 101

It’s that glorious time of year again when most Minnesotans can switch off their heat and leave the windows open, but soon the temps will rise, and we’ll all turn to our thermostats for a little cool relief. But did you know it’s not quite so simple as just switching on your air conditioner? Doing…

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Choosing a Commercial HVAC Contractor

An HVAC system is the life of any commercial building. It keeps employees and customers comfortable and without an efficient system, a business would not be able to operate normally. It goes without saying that you need to hire a certified HVAC contractor for any commercial project. However, with so many options available, how do…

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Valor Mechanical: COVID-19 Response Plan

Valor Mechanical has teamed with Federated Insurance and is currently monitoring federal, state, and local recommendations and best practices to ensure the highest levels of safety and wellbeing. With these recommendations and best practices in mind, we’ve created Valor Mechanical’s Service Department COVID-19 Response Plan. TAKING THE SERVICE CALL Any office and or field staff…

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Preparing Your Heating & Cooling Systems for Spring

Spring is right around the corner which means cleaning your house, preparing your yard, and inspecting your furnace and HVAC systems. There are several steps you can take on your own to ensure your systems are working safely and properly. Ease your mind (and your wallet) preparing your heating and cooling systems for spring. ​Check…

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How to Save on Gas Bills This Winter

Most of us cringe when we open our gas bill this time of year. Our heating systems are working harder than any other time of the year and our wallets pay for it. Unless you plan on moving to a warmer climate, there’s no way to avoid forking over an extra portion of your budget…

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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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