Minneapolis Heating Services FAQ’s

Becoming a leader in heating services in Minneapolis didn’t come without answering a lot of questions.
If you don’t find what you are looking for below, please give us a call!

  • Furnaces
  • Hot water heaters
  • Thermostats

Q: What types of things do the technicians do in a furnace maintenance check?
 Efficient furnace operation is a result of good regular furnace maintenance.  We make sure the furnace is operating at peak economic efficiency, which includes checking the furnace filters and vents.  These need to be kept clean to reduce dust, allergens and pollen.  A dirty furnace will waste fuel and lower efficiency.  We also check to make sure the thermostat is properly set and that the furnace is receiving adequate power.

Q: When is the best time to have a furnace maintenance check?
 The optimum time is right now, if you haven’t had it checked in a year.  Then regularly, yearly furnace maintenance is a must!  Check out our Heating Services Page.

Q: What is a furnace thermostat?
 The furnace thermostat determines when and how much heat will be produced by the furnace.  There are many different types of thermostats.  With over 35 years of heating experience, Dean’s Minnesota heating experts can help you become familiar with the type and troubleshooting of your furnace thermostat.

Q:  Are there different types of water heaters?
 Yes, 1 – Tankless water heaters (space and energy efficient)
2 – Electric water heaters
3 –  Gas water heaters
4 – Solar water heaters

Q: What temperature do you recommend for a water heater?
  We recommend a water heater be set at between 120 – 125 degrees F.

Q: How long does a water heater usually last?
  Anywhere from 15 to 20 years is the typical life expectancy of a tankless water heater.
However, hard water will always shorten that time span and regular maintenance (with Dean’s plumbers in Minneapolis) will prolong it!

Q:  Why does the smell of rotten eggs seem to come from my hot water?
  It is probably due to the combination of bacteria, hydrogen and sulfur.  It also means it’s time to Dean’s Plumbing to pay you a visit and probably replace the magnesium anode in your water heater as well as take measures to control the bacteria.

Q:  How can I access my furnace to know if it needs maintenance? 
A:  Check our online furnace assessment, it’s a great place to start!

Q: What are some preventative maintenance to be aware of for heating and air conditioning?
 Heating systems need proper attention to keep you comfortable year-round.  A yearly inspection will uncover leaks, soot, rust, electrical problems for your gas-fired equipment.  In furnace and boiler systems, an inspection should include the chimney, ductwork, pipes, dampers, blower or pump, registers or radiators as well as every part of the furnace or boiler itself.  More information can be found on our furnace maintenance page.