Why Your AC Unit Must Be Level

When your air conditioning system was first installed, the HVAC contractor set the outside condensing unit on a concrete pad to ensure it was perfectly level. As time goes by, it’s common for the ground to settle, causing the pad to shift, sink, or crack. If this unit is not level, breakdowns can occur. You […]

Why Does My Air Conditioner Turn Off By Itself?

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In the sweltering heat of summer, your air conditioning turning itself off is just as infuriating — if not more — than your furnace not kicking on during the dead of winter. What could be causing this irritating issue? Air conditioning systems are complicated, and when yours stops cooling your home, you start pondering millions […]

Your Essential Summer AC Maintenance Checklist

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Summers in Minnesota can get just as hot as the winters are cold. Your AC system needs to run at full capacity to help counter the high temperature and humidity to keep your home as comfortable as possible. One of the worst things that can happen for a homeowner on the hottest summer day is […]

Should I Have My AC Fan Set to Auto or On?

As the temperature rises outside, you automatically reach for the thermostat to switch from heating to cooling. Your hand hovers over the second setting option. Should you set the fan to “Auto” or “On?” This question trips you up every season, and you eventually settle on your gut instinct. This summer, you don’t have to […]

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Spring?

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All winter long, your HVAC system has been working hard to keep your home warm and toasty. Now, spring is on the horizon, which means it’s time to prepare your system for the transition from heating to cooling the rooms in your house. Here are the specific maintenance tasks you need to perform as winter […]

9 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying a New HVAC System

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Whether your furnace just bit the dust or you’ve decided it’s time to replace your ancient AC unit, shopping for a new heating or air conditioning system can be overwhelming. It’s important to be thoughtful when investing in a new HVAC system because if they are correctly installed and maintained regularly, they can last 10-15 […]

Why Is My Air Conditioner Rattling?

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Your air conditioner can create a pleasant white noise when it’s operating effectively. However, when something isn’t right with the unit or its parts, you may notice sounds out of the ordinary. These sounds can be described as “rattling” or “clunking.” To help you know what kind of air conditioning repair services you may need, […]

Top Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your HVAC System

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At some point, all homeowners face the decision of whether to repair or replace their HVAC system. It’s a tough choice, and no one makes it lightly since money is on the line. A lot of times, it makes sense to have the unit repaired. However, over time, the only economically smart decision homeowners can […]

Why Should I Switch to Ductless Cooling?

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There’s no question that upgrading your air conditioner can be an excellent idea, but many homeowners may be wondering what type of AC system is best for them. If you’re looking for a new air conditioner but aren’t sure what system to invest in, the experts at Northern Services advise switching to a ductless cooling […]