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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

February 27, 2020

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

February 14, 2020
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Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace. From our team here at Silver Tree Plumbing and Heating in Mendota Heights, here are…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 15, 2020
man trying to stay warm and determine why his furnace isn't heating his entire home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Mendota Heights home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home.…

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

December 27, 2019
Video representing a possible reason for your furnace blowing cold air by suggesting you check your furnace pilot light before calling a professional

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 651-319-4200 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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

December 16, 2019
Thermostat on wall wearing winter hat representing how you can save money on your heating bill this winter.

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 26, 2019
Woman trying to determine why her furnace is blowing cold air in her home.

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 651-319-4200 and we will inspect your furnace.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 12, 2019
Man trying to sleep after noticing a loud sound coming from his furnace.

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Silver Tree…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 15, 2019
Family playing outside in fall day after scheduling their fall furnace clean and check.

Once the cooler weather hits here in Mendota Heights 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 Silver Tree Plumbing…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 17, 2019
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It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Mendota Heights 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.

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Keeping Your Heat During Extreme Cold Weather

January 30, 2019
snowy roads.

With record-low temps and extreme conditions throughout the country, Silver Tree Plumbing and Heating is sharing some ways you can help keep the heat in your home.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell?

January 18, 2019
furnace smell.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your home. For your convenience and protection, our Silver Tree Plumbing…

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Furnace Maintenance

November 27, 2018

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How Does a Furnace Work?

October 15, 2018

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When Do I Need a New Furnace?

September 20, 2018

The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. If your unit is this old it may be time to consider a new furnace.

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