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Video – Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

January 30, 2024
Video - Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It's Burning? Animation of worried woman.

You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the fire department or your HVAC technician? 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 heat pump and give one of our highly trained technicians a call to come out to diagnose the smell for you.

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Video – Why Are Ductless Units So Popular Right Now?

December 29, 2023
Video - Why Are Ductless Units So Popular Right Now? Ductless mini split on wall with a remote turning it on.

Homeowners in Europe and Asia have used ductless mini splits systems to heat and cool their homes for decades. But in recent years, an increasing number of American households have adopted the same technology.

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Video – Which Air Quality Equipment Should I Install?

November 30, 2023
Beige cartoon house with a red roof, blue windows, and white door, surrounded by trees and a green lawn. Video - Which Air Quality Equipment Should I Install?

Indoor air quality is on everyone’s mind but how do you know what equipment is right for your home?

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

October 31, 2023
Video - What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

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Video – Summer AC Check Up

July 30, 2023
Video - Summer AC check up. Dog sitting outside in the heat.

Schedule a clean-check today to make sure your air conditioner runs smoothly this summer.

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 26, 2023
Video - When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner? Animated picture of an air conditioning unit with a green background.

The central air conditioning system is a simple pleasure of everyday life. Your home should be a place where you can relax. On a hot day, cool air is essential to your relaxation. If you take good care of your air conditioner with annual inspections and monthly filter swaps, it should last 10 to 15 years.

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Video – Replace Your Air Filter

May 22, 2023
Don't let your air become a health hazard. Replace your air filter.

Change your HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Video – Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Cost-Effective?

April 30, 2023
Video - Are wi-fi thermostats cost effective? Woman in sunglasses looking at her phone outdoors.

Why are you heating and cooling your home when you are not there? Being able to control your thermostat when you are away is one of the most cost effective energy improvements you can make in your home. Contact us today to learn more!

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Video – Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet?

March 17, 2023
Video - Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet? Small puppy inside home.

Protect your pets from indoor air pollution by changing your air filters regularly.

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

February 27, 2023
When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector? Man changing the batteries in a smoke detector.

Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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Video – What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking?

January 23, 2023
Video - What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking? Image shows animation of a water heater in a basement.

Is your water heater leaking? Here’s what you need to do: First, find the location of the leak. This will be helpful for you and your service technician. Turn off the power supply by switching the water heater circuit breaker to “off” for an electric water heater or by turning the dial to “off” on a gas water heater. Next, turn off the cold water supply to avoid more water being wasted from the leak. Call us today to have your water heater repaired or replaced.

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

December 22, 2022
Video - Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out.

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Video – Do You Want to Reduce Your Energy Bills?

November 29, 2022
Image of someone with their head in their hand. Video - Do You Want to Reduce Your Energy Bills?

Upgrade your HVAC equipment to help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Call us today for more information.

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Video – Have Your Utility Bills Jumped?

October 28, 2022
Video - have your utility bills jumped?

Have your utility bills suddenly jumped? It could be your heating and cooling system.

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Video- What Is Carbon Monoxide?

September 20, 2022
carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other things that contain carbon. It can often be mixed with other gasses with odors. Carbon monoxide can result from the burning of any of these, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, wood and other things. It is also a byproduct of an internal combustion engine.

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Video- Energy Saving Tip 4

August 23, 2022
Video- Energy Saving Tip 4

Using natural light instead of artificial light inside is an easy way to save on your energy bill and keep your home cool.

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Video – How Can I Make My Home More Comfortable?

April 20, 2022
Zone Control System

Is your home always uncomfortable either upstairs and down? You should consider zoning your home with a zone control system!

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Video – Reduce Allergies with Air Duct Cleaning

March 21, 2022
Allergies and Ducts

Having clear air ducts can contribute to good indoor air quality, which the EPA states is a concern in relation to pollutants in the home.

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Video – Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

February 10, 2022
HVAC Noises

If you hear an unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, turn it off. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC technician.

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

January 14, 2022
Furnace Smells

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.

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 13, 2021
Furnace Blowing Cold Air

There are a few things to check in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat, air filter, and your ductwork.

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

November 10, 2021
Cold Woman on Couch

Is your home’s furnace old and slow? Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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Midwest Is Featured on WPR’s “Ask A Contractor”

October 22, 2021
ask a contractor

Recently, Midwest Heating and Cooling’s own Service Manager, Alex, was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio about how to prepare for the winter. You can listen to the live interview here and follow along with the included transcript!

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Video – Should I Set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

October 13, 2021
Thermostat On or Auto

Which is a better option for your home’s thermostat, ON or AUTO? Read on to find which is a better option for your household.

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Video – Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

September 20, 2021
HVAC Maintenance

Just like a regular physical, a regularly scheduled maintenance appointment can help find and diagnose problems that would be otherwise invisible to you because the signs are not easily seen or heard. So often we notice problems only because we miss the benefit we lost when something stops working.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 2

August 20, 2021
Person Turning on Ceiling Fan

Turn on your ceiling fan when you’re home while raising the temperature on your thermostat to save energy costs and keep your home feeling cool.

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Video – What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New AC?

July 26, 2021
AC Purchasing Mistakes

When it’s time to replace your Mukwonago, WI, home’s air conditioner, avoid these common purchasing mistakes people make.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 1

June 30, 2021
Outdoor Cookout

Your oven can toast your house up on a hot day. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside.

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