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What Is Short Cycling?

What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2020

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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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

November 13, 2020

Winter is around the corner and with it comes dry air. If you struggle with this in your home, you may benefit from a humidifier.

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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

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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HVAC Ways to Go Green in Your Home

September 30, 2020

Going green is all the rage. And it’s understandable why. We all have a responsibility to care for the world around us for future generations. You probably already take at least small steps to do things like reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

September 3, 2020

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a significant area of concern as a contributor to potential health problems.

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Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know?

August 31, 2020

We at Arctic Mechanical recommend keeping this air conditioner-basics guide handy.

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A pair of hands adjusting the cover of a ductless system | What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System? | Mounds View, Mn

What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

August 18, 2020

A ductless heating and cooling system, or a mini split, is a splendid choice for your Mounds View home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis.

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Going Ductless: The Heating and Cooling Systems of the Future

July 30, 2020

Do you live with someone who likes the temperature a little warmer or cooler than you do? With the ductless system, each room can be adjusted to its own unique temperature. It’s the perfect way to please everybody.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 17, 2020

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Blaine when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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Arctic Mechanical proudly provides HVAC service to Blaine, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, MN and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 612-741-9297, or request service online today.