Why Does the Furnace Only Work in Some Rooms?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

woman-shivers-cold-scarfYou come home from work, greeted by the heat you always expect from your furnace. The kitchen is warm, the bathroom is warm, but when it comes time to go to bed, you make a chilling discovery. There is no heat, or very little heat, making its way into the bedroom.

Before you take out the portable heater or resolve to spend nights with the doors open huddled under plenty of blankets, you should know that this could be a major problem. As long as there are air vents in the room, your heater was designed to heat it, and a lack of air circulation could cause some problems with the unit. So what’s the deal?

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Prevent a Winter Plumbing Crisis This Fall

Monday, November 6th, 2017

frozen-pipe-iciclesSome of the worst plumbing problems strike homes in our area right in the middle of winter. Primarily, this has to do with the pipes freezing, something that doesn’t happen throughout every part of the U.S. If you’re new to the area, or if you’ve recently bought a new home in Minnesota, you may be unfamiliar with the process of winterizing a home, something that should happen in the fall if possible.

In fact, any homeowner can benefit from knowing what to do to prevent a major plumbing problem in the winter. Take some time as soon as possible to do what you can and stop frozen pipes from getting in the way of your relaxation time and holiday preparation this winter. Call our expert plumbers to learn more!

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An Overview of Your Home’s Plumbing System

Monday, September 25th, 2017

pipes-layoutYour home’s plumbing is not a huge mystery. You know that water comes in from the water company, or perhaps from a private well on the property, and then drains to the sewer lines, or possibly out to a septic tank on your property. Most plumbing systems have the same parts and inner workings, but there may still be some components of your home’s sewer and water system you’re unsure about—and that’s okay!

The professional plumbers at VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to tell you the basics about your plumbing system. And when something goes wrong, you don’t have to worry about the rest.  

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How New Thermostats Are Changing the AC and Heating Industry

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Digital-Thermostat-HandIt’s never been easier to be comfortable. When programmable thermostats first hit the market many years ago, the HVAC industry was forever changed. And now, with the advent of smart thermostats from various brands in home comfort and technology, you have more control over your air conditioning and heating than ever before.

Learn about some of the innovative ways new thermostats are changing the way people see air conditioning and heating, and find out why you should consider making the switch.

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What’s Wrong with Your Water Pressure? 4 Possible Solutions

Monday, March 27th, 2017

dripping-water-dropsWhat’s more frustrating than turning on a sink or a shower only to feel a drizzle or a light drip come out of the faucet? This plumbing annoyance is one of the worst, but many homeowners don’t know what to do about it. But you don’t have to feel stuck with low water pressure in one or more fixtures of the house. We know a solution that may work for you.

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Proper Garbage Disposal Use for the Holiday Season

Monday, December 12th, 2016

We are happy to fix your plumbing system at any time of year. Still, during the holiday season, no one wants to call a plumber for a major sewer and drainage issue. Unfortunately, this is our busiest time of year, when plumbing systems see added usage and develop clogs a lot faster.

One way to prevent a holiday plumbing disruption is to make sure you know how to use the garbage disposal properly (and everyone else using your kitchen does too).

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Install a Garbage Disposal Before the Holiday Season

Monday, November 7th, 2016

So you’ve lived without a working garbage disposal for a while, and you seem to be getting on just fine. But as the holidays approach, you may start to wonder: “Can I make it through a Thanksgiving dinner without a garbage disposal to speed up the cleaning process?”

And honestly, we don’t recommend it. Garbage disposals do make cleanup faster. But perhaps more importantly, they can help to protect your pipes, especially at times when there’s a higher chance of food making its way into the drains.

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This Service Saves Many Homeowners Hundreds in Heating Costs

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Heating costs can get out of control as the fall weather gets cooler and cooler, as you start to spend more and more time indoors. Sometimes, it seems like the only way to truly save money is by shutting off the furnace altogether.

Of course, this isn’t the only solution. Making small changes to the way you use your heater, such as setting the thermostat no higher than 68° and lowering the temperature when you leave, can make a major difference.

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4 Ways to Get Better AC Efficiency without Spending Much

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

With these tips, all you need to buy is an air filter and maybe a bit of sealant. Save money for the rest of the summer without giving up your comfort! Check out our advice for getting better efficiency from your central air conditioner.

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5 Things that Don’t Belong in the Garbage Disposal

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Your garbage disposal might seem like a catch-all for whatever food you don’t want to eat. But if you put the wrong items in the kitchen sink drain—or too many items—you may regret it later on. Keep these items (and body parts) out of the garbage disposal to keep your drains clear and your unit in good shape.

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