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Furnaces vs. Boilers: What’s the Difference?

Ask the average homeowner what is heating their home and, without flinching, they’ll tell you it's their furnace. Some homes and businesses, however, are heated using boilers and not furnaces. While they both perform the same function, they operate in different ways. Below is a description of each and why know the difference is essential.

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5 Essential Kitchen Remodeling Upgrades

It’s time to remodel your kitchen. We can help. Steve’s Plumbing & Heating has been helping homeowners in Minneapolis with their remodeling projects for over five decades. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through your renovation from start to finish. If you’re wondering where to start with your plumbing renovation, then we recommend one of these five areas below.

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Two Ways to Winterize Your Home This Season

Is your heating and plumbing system ready for winter? If not, then an inspection from Steve’s Plumbing & Heating is in order. We can come to your home and assess both of this vital systems to determine how best to winterize your home. Below is a summary of how both of these services can benefit you.

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How Your Leaky Pipes are Costing You Money

With the rising cost of utilities, Steve’s Plumbing & Heating can help you find ways to save money over the next year by tightening up your system and stopping those leaks. If there is water dripping anywhere inside or outside of your home, we’ll find it and fix it.

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Get Your Ductwork Inspected for a Healthier Home

If you’re suffering from sinus or respiratory problems, then it could be due to dirty ductwork in your heating and air conditioning system. Each day, air continuously flows throughout your home. As it passes through the air ducts it both drops off and collects contaminants, allergens, and tiny dirt particles. Although the air filter in your HVAC system is designed to capture these pollutants, many of them still pass through, go into the unit and are cycled back through the air ducts once again. This happens day after day.

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What is That Clunking Noise in My Plumbing?

There’s nothing to be alarmed about when it comes to most plumbing noises. After all the high hissing is nothing more than air being released, the swishing noise is simply water passing through the pipes, and that screeching sound is just an old faucet being knob being turned. There is, however, one sound that you should be concerned with, and that is the big clunking noise that occurs in the pipes. The noise seems to occur deep down in the plumbing system or possibly the main drain. We’ve heard that noise before.

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Is Your Thermostat Broken? We Can Check It!

Is your heating and cooling system not working as it should? Although there are any number of possible reasons for this, a good place to start is by hiring a Steve’s Plumbing & Heating technician to test your thermostat. We can assess your unit to see if it is functioning properly and repair it, if necessary. Our inspection process involves the following:

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Plumber

Although you may be tempted to fix your plumbing problems yourself, there are several benefits to hiring a certified, licensed plumbing contractor.


Professional Skill and Training

Steve’s Plumbing & Heating hires knowledgeable and well-trained technicians to handle all type of plumbing jobs for both residential and commercial properties. When you hire one of our plumbers, you can be confident that every plumbing job will be performed to the highest industry standards.

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How to Control Humidity Levels in Your Home

Humidity is the leading cause of multiple problems in your home that can compound over time. High humidity levels can lead to mold and algae development, heat cramps and exhaustion, and strokes. It can also create an environment that is a breeding ground for allergens, pollutants, and other contaminants in the air.

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Air Purification: Myth or Method?

Few products fuel as much debate in the contracting and home improvement world as air purifiers. And let’s be honest, few products spark as many exaggerated claims. Regardless, air purification systems have proven to be beneficial in both homes and businesses when used in appropriate settings. Below we discuss the advantages of implementing air purifiers in your home and how best to optimize their performance.

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