[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Telltale Signs it’s Time to Say Goodbye to your Furnace" color="#000000"][vc_column_text]As the new year begins, it’s a great time to take stock of your home’s heating and cooling systems to determine if an upgrade could be on the horizon for you. While installing a new furnace can be pricy and inconvenient, the same can be said for the continued maintenance of an older heating system. Let’s take a look at a few signs that it might be time to say goodbye to your furnace. 1 – Age The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years, and it will become less efficient the older it gets. Even with regular maintenance, the stress of everyday wear and tear will eventually lead to a failing system. If your furnace is nearing 20 years old, it may soon be time to upgrade to a newer, more efficient model.   2 – It needs frequent repairs Heating systems require more frequent repairs as they age. In fact, most repairs happen during the last 2 years of the life of a furnace. If you find yourself calling for repairs more than a couple times per year, it could mean your furnace is getting worn out and it’s time for a new one.   3 – Strange noises If you hear rattling, popping, or banging noises when your furnace turns on, it might be nearing its end. Also, if you notice the blower turning on and off frequently or blowing cool air, that could also be a sign your furnace is getting worn out and needs to be replaced.   4 – Lack of heat or inconsistent heat Lack of heat may be the most obvious sign that your furnace is going out. As it nears the end of its life, your furnace will no longer be able to keep up with the demand for heat, and you may find yourself having to adjust the thermostat often in order to be comfortable. Another thing to watch for is inconsistent heat. If the rooms in your home are inconsistently too cool or too warm, that is usually a sign your furnace is no longer able to distribute the heat properly throughout your home.   5 – Higher heat bills A steady rise in heating costs over the years can be an indicator that your furnace is becoming less efficient. If you’re keeping up with maintenance and repairs, and your bills are still increasing, it may be time to invest in a new furnace. And while you’re at it, installing a programmable thermostat along with your new furnace can help save you even more money! These are just a few things you may notice as your furnace ages. If your furnace is showing signs of decline, we can help determine whether it needs repairs or a complete replacement. Though replacing your furnace may not be the way you wanted to spend your money this year, a newer, more efficient system will not only offer the immediate benefit of increased comfort, it will also save you money in the long run.   Ready to make the switch to a new furnace?  Give Titan Heating & Cooling a call today at 651-714-8931 or email Service@TitansHVAC.com! We offer specials on new furnaces including 0% financing![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="8 Furnace Troubleshooting Tips for the Holiday Season!" color="#000000"][vc_column_text]You love the holidays and wholeheartedly agree that it is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Every December, you take time off work between Christmas Eve and New Years and head out of town to Grandma’s house to gather with family, enjoy hearty home-cooked meals, open gifts and walk and ski in the snowy woods. You spend late nights around the fire and enjoy mulled cider and hot toddy while you play games, tell stories, share laughs and log long hours making many great memories and reminiscing about Christmases of yesteryear. There’s truly nothing like it. New Year’s Day evening you arrive back home. The week was wonderful but you’re excited to settle in and get back into your routine. Tomorrow you will turn the page on another year and begin tackling your 2020 goals. You’re refreshed and ready.   Coming Home to a Cold House You open the door and step inside. The first thing you notice is the musty, pent-up smell – to be expected after a week away. You close the door behind you and take a few more steps inside. And it’s freezing. Not just “I-set-the-thermostat-to-62-degrees-while-I-was-away” cold but “Holy-moly-the-furnace-quit-working” cold. You panic. What exactly happened?! Can it be fixed?! What should you do?! Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are 8 key things to check if you come home to a cold house. We’d recommend making a copy of this and posting it on the wall near your furnace in case you need it down the road!     8 Furnace Troubleshooting Tips   1. Is the thermostat on? Ok, this might seem basic but it’s not an uncommon scenario. Many people who have thermostats that run on batteries forget to change the batteries regularly and their thermostats quit working. If this is your problem, the fix couldn’t be easier!   2. Is your filter clogged? Checking your filter regularly is important since a clogged filter can mean an underperforming furnace. It can also cause your heat exchanger to shut off too quickly because of overheating, insufficiently heating your home.   3. Did the fuse get tripped? Check your breaker panel for a tripped fuse and reset it if necessary. Another easy fix!   4. How about that safety switch on the furnace door? “Cross your T’s and dot your I’s.” Sometimes little details go unnoticed and create big problems. He said that if a furnace door is even slightly ajar, it can be enough to trigger the safety switch to shut down the furnace entirely.   5. Is the furnace on? Check the on/off switch next to the furnace. Someone may have bumped it and accidentally turned it off.   6. Do you see a flashing red or green light? Look inside the inspection window for a flashing red or green light. These lights may be blinking a diagnostic code and giving information about the source of the problem. In these cases, you’re best off reaching out to a professional.   7. Is the flame sensor dirty? This important little rod is located in the back of the furnace in the path of the burner. When it gets dirty, its function is restricted and may cause the furnace to malfunction. If you suspect this is your problem, a professional can help you clean up any oxidation or carbon buildup so your furnace kicks out the heat again!   8. Do you have plastic vent pipes? If your furnace has plastic PVC vent pipes going outside, check to see if they’re blocked. Snow, ice or any other blockage can shut the furnace down. Carefully clear any obstruction, turn the power to the furnace off, wait five minutes and then turn the power back on.     What Should...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Importance of Furnace Maintenance" color="#000000"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The harsh winter is slowly creeping up on us and there’s only one thing getting in the way of your ultimate comfort – your unmaintained furnace. We rely heavily on this appliance to keep us warm throughout the harsh Minnesota winters, so why not show your furnace some TLC with maintenance service?   Improving Efficiency Your furnace (or air conditioner) is typically the most energy-consuming appliance in your home. Having the potential to use so much energy, it’s important to ensure that your furnace is running at its peak efficiency to keep those monthly bills as low as possible. From having a clogged filter to having loose or leaky parts, every component of the system affects its operation, lifespan, energy consumption, and ultimately the numbers you see on your monthly bill. Make sure to call for your annual furnace maintenance to guarantee your system is working at its best.   Prevent More Expensive Repairs Calling in for annual furnace maintenance can allow the homeowner to think about their furnace as little as possible in the long run. Not only does annual maintenance ensure that your furnace is optimally performing, but you have the peace of mind that your technician has detected and fixed all minor and developing issues. Rather than dealing with larger and more expensive issues in the future, get ahead of the curve and get your furnace maintained today.   All Around Comfort Not only are you saving yourself money and preventing future headaches, but you’re also locking in a comfortable home all season. Annual furnace maintenance has also shown to improve indoor air quality as well. This is a significant benefit to those who suffer from allergies or other health problems.   Minimize the headache of emergency repairs, eliminate the shock of high energy bills, and enjoy an entire season and more of comfort – ALL WITH ANNUAL FURNACE MAINTENANCE! Call Titan’s today at 651-714-8931.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Advantages Of Modulating Variable Speed Furnaces" color="#000000"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Modulating variable speed furnaces are becoming increasingly popular in Minnesota and there’s a good reason why. Investing in this “new” technology can provide many advantages including increased comfort and efficiency, less noise, and tons of savings on your energy bills.   A single-stage furnace has two options – off and on. So when your temperatures are below your desired setpoint, it will work at 100% power to adjust, ultimately increasing your energy consumption and bills. A two-stage furnace has three options including off, 100% capacity (full speed), and 50% capacity, which allows a little more room for efficiency. But with a modulating furnace, its speed will vary based on what your home comfort demands. Not only will a modulating variable speed furnace efficiently heat up your home at lower costs, but it has a more quiet operation, provides summer comfort and savings due to its low speeds, and improved air humidity control and air filtration.   Rheem modulating variable speed furnaces is a powerful addition to your home heating that can deliver more comfort than any single speed furnace with Variable-speed ECM motor, Modulating operation, 98% AFUE, and more.   Invest in modulating variable speed furnaces and invest in long-term savings. Titan’s can help with your modulating variable speed furnace installations or help determine the correct furnace type for your home’s size and needs. Call us today at (651) 714-8931 and make sure you’re optimizing your comfort and savings this winter![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Why We Chose Rheem, And Why You Should Too" color="#000000"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Rheem began their commitment to building quality home comfort products in 1925. That’s when Brothers Richard and Donald Rheem founded Rheem Manufacturing Company in Emeryville, CA. While the company has produced a number of products in its nearly 100 years of operation, Rheem is currently the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool & spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and it is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America.   We choose the Rheem brand because they offer quality products, have earned the Energy Star Most Efficient Award, and have been named the top product by the leading consumer review publication. Equally important is our trusted relationship with the privately owned distributor of Rheem products. This relationship allows us receive training, product advice and important information about Rheem products with fast, flexible service and a very empowered and responsive staff. Because of the high levels of service from our distributor, we can offer our customers the best products and peace of mind.   Rheem is a pioneer in developing some of the most innovative advancements in heating, cooling and water heating. With a long list of winning solutions, Rheem continues to deliver advanced comfort and savings to our customers, which is why we choose Rheem and you should too!   You can trust Rheem and Titan Heating & Cooling  to help you choose the right heating and cooling system for your home’s needs. Call and schedule your appointment today at (651) 714-8931. Phil, Danny, Kyle & Kelly[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Rheem Rebates And Special 0% For 60 Months Financing Available Now!" color="#000000"][vc_column_text]You may not be thinking about replacing your air conditioning and heating system right now, but it is a great time to cash in on Rheem rebates and special financing incentives for replacing your heating and cooling system before the heat of the summer returns. We can help you choose the right system for your home and right now, we’re offering a cash back rebate and special financing to boot!   You can trust the Rheem brand, known around the world for upholding a reputation for reliable, efficient and quiet air conditioning and heating equipment.   We have a variety of financing options to help you get the Rheem home comfort system you need with a payment plan that fits your budget, including a 0% for 60 months option with approved credit on a qualifying system if you finance before May 31st!   When you invest in a Rheem HVAC air conditioning system, you’re giving yourself peace of mind for years to come. And you can count on Titan’s, A Rheem Pro Partner, to help you chose and install the system that most suits your home’s needs. Call us today at 651-714-8931 and we can get started on a quote.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Why You Should Finance Your System (Now With 0% Interest For 60 Months)" color="#000000"][vc_column_text] Your heating and cooling system can arguably be one of the most important appliances when it comes to your monthly budget (and home comfort). That’s why it’s important to invest in the right system that can eventually pay for itself with improved efficiency. The right system for your home could be costly, but we provide easy finance options to make sure your heating and air conditioning system can provide all the comfort you need in Cottage Grove, Minneapolis, St Paul and surrounding cities.   Titan’s offers special Residential KwikComfort® Financing options from Synchrony Bank. You can easily expand your purchasing power with payment plans to fit every budget. Now you don’t have to let a tight budget keep you from being comfortable in your home. Learn more about the benefits of easy financing and apply online today.   The best time to finance your HVAC equipment is NOW.   We’re offering 0% for 60 months option with approved credit on a qualifying system if you finance before May 31st!   And in addition to NO INTEREST for 60 months, other benefits you can enjoy are: • Reduced monthly electric bills • Increased humidity control • Quiet, reliable operation • Self-diagnosing for quicker repairs and less downtime   Ready to get preapproved for your new HVAC equipment? Titan’s is one call away to help you get the best discounts and financing plans for your home: 651-714-8931. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="5 Ways You Can Still Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day" color="#000000"][vc_column_text]Although St. Patrick’s Day is over, you can still do your part by going green this Spring. Here are our top 5 recommendations on changes you can make to save energy and money.   1. Replace your inefficient equipment with Energy Star products – One of the best investments you can make for your home is to replace your inefficient equipment with Energy Star products. Over time, you can see the benefits energy efficient products do as far as using less energy and lowering your bills. 2. Have your replacement done by a professional HVAC installer – Not only is the product important to your energy efficiency, but oftentimes the installation can be even more important. Whether or not your system is properly installed can determine how efficient your equipment is actually performing. 3. Seal your air leaks – Make sure to have your home audited to ensure the foundation of what your system is “built on” is solid. Have your technician make sure that all leaks are sealed both in your home and your ductwork. 4. Install a smart/programmable thermostat – Thermostats are oftentimes considered the powerhouse of the heating and AC system. Now, these “powerhouses” can learn your behavior or you can easily set it to your schedule at the touch of your mobile device. Have the programmable thermostat set your temperature a couple of degrees warmer/colder when you’re away at work or when you’re sleeping. Having your thermostat do this can end up saving you plenty on your energy bills. 5. Get a spring AC tune up – Although it may still be a bit chilly now, it won’t be long until you need your trusty AC system. By getting your AC tune up, you can ensure how trusty your AC system will really be when you need it. Make sure to maintain your system to elongate their life and to ensure proper operation. Titan’s is offering a Spring Check Up for only $99 (originally priced at $149). This offer is only valid until May 31st so call us today – 651-714-8931![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Why Your Heating Bill’s Unusually High" color="#000000"][vc_column_text]Temperatures drop early in Minnesota and it tends to stay dropped for a while. We all understand how important it is to keep comfortable in the cold months, but sometimes the heating bill can be suspiciously high. Knowing exactly where or why your bill is so high can help you not only understand your electricity habits but can help you keep your costs down as well.   Additional laundry You need a lot of protection during the winter including layers, heavy coats, blankets, and more, meaning you will naturally have more loads of laundry. The more frequent you use your washer and dryer, the higher your electricity and heating may be.   Poor insulation If your home isn’t properly insulation (older homes tend to not be insulated well), you may be losing heat through leaky windows and doors. Leaks in your home will cause the temperature to not be as warm as intended, causing you to crank up the temperature even more which results in an even higher energy bill. Solution: Increase your insulation by adding weatherstrips around doors or add extra protection with plastic sheeting to your windows. Install a humidifier to raise humidity in house so it feels warmer.   Old or inefficient furnace The most important factor to your heating and cooling bill is at its source – your system itself. Solution: If your system is 10-15 years or older and is requiring frequent repairs, you may need to consider replacing it with a new, energy-efficient system. If your system is not older than 10-15 years but has not been serviced recently, it could be struggling to reach optimal performance. Make sure to schedule a repair asap before a minor issue becomes a major one.   Make sure to contact Titan’s if you need your system replaced or repaired so that we can get your bills lower and save you money in the long run! Need advice? We’re your one-stop-shop – our knowledgeable techs can help. Call us today 651-714-8931.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][qodef_custom_font font_family="Archivo" font_size="60px" line_height="70px" font_weight="700" text_align="left" content_custom_font="Heat Pump vs Furnace – Which Is Best For You?" color="#000000"][vc_column_text] Both heat pumps and furnaces heat your home but they do so in different ways. Heat pump uses electricity and transfer the heat from outdoors to indoors while furnaces use oil or gas to heat your home. Continue reading below to find out their biggest differentiates and figure out what option is best for you.   HEAT PUMP BENEFITS • Energy efficient due to running on electricity rather than fuel • Works as both a heater and an air conditioner • Does not produce CO • Circulates humid air • Easy to install • Quiet operation   HEAT PUMP CONCERNS • Typically doesn’t produce as much heat as a furnace • May not be energy efficient if temperatures are below freezing • May struggle to produce warm air if it’s too cold outside   FURNACE BENEFITS • Can produce hot and toasty temperatures • May be cheaper depending on the size and type • Includes fewer moving pieces which reduces the chances of malfunctioning and repairs   FURNACE CONCERNS • May dry out the air • May not be as energy efficient as a heat pump • Requires an air conditioning unit to cool your home   THE VERDICT There is no “clear winner” between these two, whether a heat pump or furnace works best for you will largely depend on how the climate is where you live! If you live in a climate that doesn’t see long, cold winters, a heat pump may be the best option for you. If you experience really cold and long winters with temperatures below freezing, you may want to invest in a furnace for more reliable heating.   Need help installing or repairing a heat pump or furnace? Titan’s is here to help, we even offer 24/7 emergency services. Call us today for any of your heating needs at 651-714-8931. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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