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Defective Ductwork? 3 Signs It’s Time for Replacement

If you’re blessed with central heating and cooling, chances are you don’t often ponder the condition of your ductwork—until something appears wrong, that is. Maybe your energy bills recently jumped, or your home won't maintain a consistent temperature anymore, but whatever the issue is, it’s definitely caught your attention. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we know that the efficiency of your home often hinges on the condition of its ductwork. If you’re dealing with any of the three issues below, give us a call so we can conduct a thorough inspection.

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Are Your Air Ducts Making You Sick?

Do you suffer from unexplained indoor allergies? Do they become worse when you’re forced to wait out the winter inside? If so, your air ducts may be the culprit behind your mysterious symptoms. Unfortunately, all manner of dust, microbes, and other health-harming particles can accumulate inside your ducts over time, and if you don’t have them cleaned, the buildup may be substantial.

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Indoor Air Quality and Winter Allergies: How Air Purification Helps

In Minnesota, bitter cold necessitates staying indoors for the majority of the winter. Unfortunately, staying indoors for months at a time can significantly impact your health if your home has poor air quality. At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we’re well aware of the negative effects air can have on your body, which is why we provide high-quality air purification to homeowners throughout the Twin Cities metro. If you suffer from persistent allergy symptoms or nagging health issues, an air purification system can help alleviate your health concerns. Curious about what it can do for you and your family’s health? Let’s take a look.

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Home Heating Issues? Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Thermostat

Winter in central Wisconsin is notoriously cold, which means it’s the worst time of year to be without a properly functioning thermostat. Typically, HVAC thermostats last approximately 10 years, so if you know you’re due for a replacement, now is a perfect time. If, however, your thermostat hasn’t hit it’s age threshold yet, and your HVAC system is acting odd, our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating is here to help. Here are three of the most common signs that your thermostat is ready for a replacement:

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Indoor Air Quality: How Winter Can Make Your Allergies Worse

Everyone knows that winter is cold and flu season, and spring is allergy season, right? But what if we told you that winter can often make your allergies worse? You know that stuffy nose you always get? Or how about the itchy, dry eyes that plague you all winter long? While you may have assumed the common cold was causing your symptoms, chances are your allergies were to blame. What’s causing your worsened allergy symptoms during winter? The experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain.

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Make Sure Your Home’s Heating System is Ready for Winter

Autumn is almost here, and that means that winter is just around the corner. In Wisconsin, we all know how important it is to be prepared for the brutal cold of the winter season. But, while we’re still out basking in the warm sunshine, our homes’ heating systems are the least of our worries. A well-maintained heating system is key to staying comfortable during the long winter season, so don’t skip your autumn preparations. To help you prepare for winter, our experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating discuss how to get your system ready for the frigid days ahead.

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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Tips

A hot summer day is one of the worst times an air conditioning unit can fail, with many individuals seeking a resolution as they overheat. Thankfully, some problems don’t necessarily require extensive work on your end. Here's a look at some of the more common air conditioning unit problems and how to fix them.

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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

When the outdoor temperatures skyrocket, you expect your air conditioner to keep your home cool. To do this, you need to ensure your air conditioner is prepared for these summer months. Here are a few tips to help you get your air conditioner ready.

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Why Your Air Conditioning Needs To Work This Summer

When the summer heat arrives, there's nothing worse than flipping on your air conditioning and finding out it doesn't work. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to avoid such a scenario and make sure your air conditioning works. Here's a look at why your air conditioning needs to work this summer.

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Signs Your Ductwork Needs Repair

After your heating and cooling unit heats or cools air, it blows that air through ductwork into your home where it exits through vents. Ducts are flexible, thin metal tubes, which can rip or break due to age, pests, or the natural contraction and expansion they undergo as hot and cold air travels through them. When there is a hole, rip or tear in the ductwork, heated or cooled air can escape, rather than properly traveling through to your vents. This is why it is so important to have them repaired if needed. Here are two of the most common signs that your ductwork may have a rip or tear and need to be repaired or replaced.

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