3 Ways to Keep Your Energy Costs Down When It’s Hot

Air conditioning bills can sky-rocket when temperatures soar. The sun’s powerful rays can cause your home to heat up and power your air conditioning into overdrive. To help prevent your systems from unnecessary work (and to keep your costs down) we’re sharing our top three tips to keep your home cool. 1. Close Your Shades…

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Should I Repair or Replace My A/C?

“Close the door! We’re not cooling down the whole neighborhood!” If you’ve ever heard this, you probably have a mom or dad. It’s been said for generations and for good reason. One of the most common air conditioning problems is a result of not using them properly. For example, leaving doors and windows open while…

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7 HVAC & Plumbing Terms You Should Know

The mechanical engineering field includes hundreds of acronyms and abbreviations for HVAC and plumbing terms. Most of them won’t be relevant to your everyday life. However, learning the basic mechanical engineering behind heating and cooling principles can save you time and money. Check out our list of 7 HVAC and plumbing terms you should know.…

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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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