Snowstorms: How to Stay Safe While Saving Energy

Frigid Midwest winters are upon us, and with them comes an abundance of snowstorms, ready to wreak havoc on your home. The best way to prevent your family from suffering from a snow-induced HVAC system issues is to be prepared. Here are our top three snowstorm safety tips to keep your HVAC system functioning and…

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Top 3 Tips to Prepare Your Heating System for Winter

Winter's beginning to roll in, which means it’s time to dig out the bulky winter coats, add that extra blanket layer to your bed, and maybe even start wearing an extra pair of socks. In addition to these winter preparations, there's one more essential step of this "warmth checklist" that often goes overlooked until it's…

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Why is my HVAC System Making Noises?

Strange noises coming from your HVAC system can mean a variety of things. The types of noises can often tell you what exactly is in need of repair, removal, or replacement. Here are a few of the main noises your system may be making and what you can do to fix them. Rattling There are…

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3 Reasons to Schedule your Preventative Maintenance

One of the most important recommendations we give our clients is to schedule preventative maintenance on their HVAC system twice every year – once in Fall and once in Spring. For example, you likely change the oil in your car regularly because neglecting to do will negatively impact your vehicle. Your HVAC system works the…

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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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