Experts: Prepare Now Ahead Of Bitter ColdHeating systems and vehicles are more prone to breakdowns when under the stress of bitterly cold temperatures, but there are things you can do now to minimize the chances of that happening.
Furnace Blamed For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In SuperiorAuthorities in Superior blame a malfunctioning furnace for sickening two people in an apartment with carbon monoxide.
Here's How To Tune Up Your Furnace, Help The Environment & Save MoneyNow is the right time to check your furnace – for maintenance, safety and efficiency. And if you do a little web research, you’ll be surprised how much money your can save for your family.
Cold Snap Sets New Daily Record For Natural Gas UsageIf you think your furnace has been running a lot this January, you're absolutely right. CenterPoint Energy said the first major cold snap in early January set a new daily record for natural gas consumption.
10 Sent To Hospital Due To Carbon Monoxide LeakA carbon monoxide leak forced several families out of a northeast Minneapolis apartment building. Ten people went to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. No one is in serious or critical condition.
Don’t Neglect End-Of-Year Tax Write OffsIn the midst of the holidays, taxes are likely the last thing on the minds of most people. But maybe they shouldn't be. From selling a car to buying energy efficient windows, there are ways to get money back before 2013 comes to an end. And there may be a few extra tax deductions that most people don’t even know about, according to Jeff Bergerson of Bergerson Tax Services in St. Paul. The Energy Efficient Credit is a major one.
Tips On Heating The House Without Burning Your CashThe average high temperature for December's first two weeks was a mere 17 degrees, making it the sixth coldest December on record.
Cold Weather Rule Goes Into Effect On TuesdayMinnesotans who have trouble paying their energy bills will be protected from the cold again soon. Xcel Energy said the Cold Weather Rule will go into place starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and will remain in effect until April 15.
Boiler Explosion At Minneapolis Elementary SchoolA number of school children had to take an unexpected field trip to a nearby fire station when a boiler exploded at Lake Harriet Upper Elementary School Thursday.
Before You Kick Your Furnace Into High Gear, Get It CheckedThe cold weather has settled in, which means Minnesotans are turning up the heat. But kicking your furnace into high gear can be expensive, especially if you haven't given it proper maintenance.
Cutting Down On Winter Energy CostsWe could probably all use a little help cutting down on energy costs, considering the average Minnesotan will spend around $700 this winter heating their homes.
Avoid Furnace Issues By Taking The Right PrecautionsThis week an awful lot of us fired up our furnaces for the first time. And for some, including a Minneapolis family, there are problems.