Fix Leaking Plumbing – Conserve Water!


Fix Leaking PlumbingAlthough Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes we all still need to be concerned about water conservation

What seems like a minor leak may surprise you in the amount of water and energy lost. Just look at the following examples of simple leaks and the amount of water that is wasted daily. When you multiply the daily amount over weeks, months or years you understand the   magnitude of waste from what seems like a small problem.

What Size Water Heater Do You Need?


How to get the best hot water heater model for your Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN area home and family’s needs

Families and homes come in all shapes and sizes. When you need to replace your water heater, you need to consider your current and future needs to get the right water heater. Your individual needs and hot water usage will dictate what type and what size of water heater is best for your home. Consider these items when you are determining what water is best for your home

Air Conditioning Maintenance And Tune-ups For St. Paul, Minneapolis MN Area Homes


Central Air Conditioning Maintenance And Tune Up ServicesHello, I’m Josh Savage, Owner of Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Uptown has been helping homeowners keep their air conditioning systems running reliably and efficiently for almost 100 years. We specialize in all makes and models of central air conditioning equipment. I want you to learn why it’s important to have a certified technician maintain and tune-up your homes air conditioner to ensure it is running reliably and efficiently before the summer heat arrives.

Air Conditioning Systems For Hot Water Heated St. Paul, Minneapolis MN Area Homes


Hello, I’m Josh Savage, Owner of Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. We specialize in home cooling services for all makes and models of air conditioning equipment. I want to explain options for air conditioning systems for homes with radiators, baseboard, steam or hot water heating.

We get some pretty hot days in Minnesota in the summer time, there ARE  options for homeowners without air ducts to get an air conditioning system to keep your family comfortable

Uptown’s Air Conditioning Services can help you with any of the options available. The right system for home depends primarily on your needs, your homes architecture and your budget. The basic 3 options for homes without traditional air duct work are:

Why You Need A Furnace Clean And Check And Tuneup Every Year


In Minneapolis / St Paul MN area homes, our furnaces sit idle for 7 to 8 months each year

Forced Air Furnace Tuneup & CleaningIt’s easy to forget about your furnace until some cold weather rolls in and you feel a chill inside your home. When it’s time to switch on the heat and make the chill go away, home owners can get a little nervous. Typically the first time you fire up your furnace you smell something burning that does not smell right. This is dust and dirt that has accumulated in the system being burned off when you first start your furnace. Also if your furnace is older you can feel insecure about the integrity of your system and whether it will be reliable for the full winter heating season.

High Efficiency Furnace Mandates Go In Effect May, 2013 For St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN Furnace Replacements


There’s some pretty big changes coming up in May of 2013 regarding the choices you will have when you replace your homes furnace

Today a furnace that is rated 80% efficient can vent exhaust gases up a chimney (like most current installations). After May of 2013 the federal government has mandated that all new furnaces installed in homes in Minnesota must be 90% efficient or higher.

Understanding Forced Air Furnace Efficiency Ratings And Blower Motor Stages


In todays market, forced air furnaces come in many different efficiency ratings

If it’s time to replace your Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN area homes forced air furnace, you need to understand your choices so you can make a smart decision on what equipment will keep your home comfortable for years to come. You can choose to purchase and install a furnace that has an efficiency rating from 80% to up to 98%. The higher the rating, the more heat you get in to your house for each dollar you spend on energy. So with a furnace that is 98% effective, the waste associated with each energy dollar spent is 2 cents. With an 80% efficient furnace, the waste associated with each energy dollar spent is 20 cents. The higher efficiency furnaces incorporate more technology to achieve better performance.

Replacing Your Home’s Heating System? Here’s Some Tips To Consider


When it’s time to install a new furnace or boiler in your Minneapolis, St Paul MN area home, keep these things in mind

It’s a major purchase that you will live with for years. Your family will rely on your heating equipment and the company you choose to keep them warm and comfortable during the cold Minnesota winter. Here are the most important things you should ask a home heating contractor when you look for a company to purchase from and have install a new heating system.

What’s more important – the heating equipment or the people performing the installation?

To get a successful furnace or boiler replacement project you need to work with experienced professionals. Every home is unique and the equipment that is proper for your neighbor may not be right for you. A professional should measure your home and consider heat loss factors when they configure a system for your home. They should also listen to your concerns and issues. Your new system should make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

Tankless Water Heaters Deliver Hot Water On Demand And Save Energy


On Demand Tankless Hot Water HeatersTraditional water heaters waste energy by continually heating and re-heating water you aren’t using. All day and night your traditional tank style water heater burns energy to keep hot water ready and available when you want it. Heating water accounts for up to 30% of the average home’s energy budget – a tankless water heater will save on these expenses.

Tankless water heaters don’t have a large tank to keep standby water ready when you need it

There’s no more heating water for hours on end, whether you’re using it or not. When you turn the hot water handle, cold water travels through a pipe heated by a gas burner or an electric element that “flash” heats the water instantaneously. That’s why tankless water heaters are called “On Demand” or “Instantaneous” water heaters.