It gets cold in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- You can’t expect to go without a proper working heating system in our area.
My household alone has three different heating systems. I have a gas fireplace in my living room, a ventless heater in the kitchen, and an electric heater upstairs for emergencies. Our weather gets cold early in the fall and doesn’t let up until late spring. It isn’t uncommon to trick or treat or hunt for Easter eggs and experience snow. Due to this, we are hardcore about our heating equipment. I don’t mess around when it starts to get cold. The moment fall arrives, I am on the phone with my local Minneapolis HVAC dealer requesting heating service. I make sure all three of my heaters are clean as a whistle inside. I make sure all the air filters are changed, the blowers are oiled, the belts are lubricated, and all connections are tight. I don’t want a sudden heater repair when it is 15 degrees outside. I don’t want to wake up to no working heating system. My area is cold enough that not having any heat is quite a danger. You need to make sure you have a backup generator for when the power goes out as well. As far as AC goes though, I just skate by without one. The summer isn’t that long or that hot either. I just use a box fan for those hotter days. Most of the time I open the windows and enjo a breeze.