Furnace Articles

Furnace Flue Tips

March 15, 2024

Even though our Arctic Mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are always here for you, as a Spring Lake Park homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system. Knowledge is power after all. It Is Always Flue Season Understanding some basics about your furnace flue can…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 17, 2024
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Our team at Arctic Mechanical could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement.

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Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall

October 16, 2023
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As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Spring Lake Park you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

February 13, 2023
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A furnace is a major investment for any Spring Lake Park homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

November 14, 2022
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Make sure to schedule your annual furnace inspection now for heating, ventilation, & air conditioning (HVAC) systems for winter in MN. It will enhances your safety for furnace efficiency in cold weather.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 15, 2022
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Ready to schedule your annual furnace inspection? The HVAC experts at Arctic Mechanical are eager to help.

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Should I Get an 80% or 95% Furnace?

March 21, 2022
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When it comes time to replace your current standard-efficiency furnace, which is best for your household? An 80% or 95% furnace?

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

February 25, 2022
Furnace Technician

Our team wants you to know how your furnace works and what signs you can watch for to indicate it’s time for a replacement heating system.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

February 16, 2022
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Is your furnace blowing air without pause? Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals see frequently.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 31, 2022
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You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking?

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 18, 2022
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We want to help you keep your home comfortable in these low temperatures. Follow our tips for keeping your heating system in operation.

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

December 23, 2021
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If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents, chances are the pilot light went out.

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

December 15, 2021
Furnace Filter Basics

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. At Arctic Mechanical, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Blaine indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

November 30, 2021
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If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. The odor may be benign, but can be harmful to inhale.

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What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

November 15, 2021
Thermostat Settings

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice?

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

October 29, 2021
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Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first as well as some basic troubleshooting ideas from our team.

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

October 18, 2021
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If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not to buy a new furnace, our professionals are here to help.

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Furnace Pressure Switches

January 27, 2021
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Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Blaine home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Arctic Mechanical, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 15, 2021
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The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 15, 2020
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If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Arctic Mechanical would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can help you make the best decision for your family.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 1, 2020
What Is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger––Know the Signs

October 30, 2020

If you think you have a broken heat exchanger, call our Blaine, MN, office at 612-741-9297.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

October 8, 2020
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Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

January 23, 2020
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Take precautions to prevent your furnace from overheating. If your furnace is overheating, it is best to have it repaired to prevent buying a replacement.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 11, 2020
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Is your furnace making any of these noises? If so, call our Arctic Mechanical professionals at 612-741-9297 or request service online for a repair inspection.

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 27, 2019
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Looking to save money on your heating bill this winter? At Arctic Mechanical, we want to help you achieve the comfort in your home at an affordable price.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 15, 2019
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If your ducts, windows, attic, or walls have poor or nonexistent insulation, you might have a problem.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 30, 2019
Male hands change large pleated furnace air filter. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Fridley homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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Furnace Filters 101

October 7, 2019
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Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Arctic Mechanical think you should know to help it do its job. Its Purpose…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 13, 2019
A quiet village street in autumn. 5 reasons to schedule a fall furnace clean and check.

Once the cooler weather hits here in Minnesota this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Arctic Mechanical. You may…

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HVAC Emergency Service

April 17, 2019
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There are a few things that might cause an emergency HVAC breakdown. If you do have an emergency, our Arctic Mechanical team offers 24/7 emergency service.

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

March 6, 2019
Young couple contemplating bills thinking about buying a new furnace.

Furnaces, even well-maintained ones, have a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. If yours is older than that, it may be time for it to retire.

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Six Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

February 8, 2019
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From our team here at Arctic Mechanical here are six ways your furnace is working to ensure your safety.

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Keeping Your Heat During Extreme Cold Weather

January 30, 2019
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We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Mounds View, MN, encounter problems with their home’s heating system.

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My Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air!

December 3, 2018
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As soon as you open the door to your house, your dreams are shattered. Your furnace is blowing cold air! Don’t be alarmed quite yet.

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