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More Than One Path to Success

Did you know until 1950, all students were taught both academics and basic vocational skills? School was utilized to educate and prepare young minds for the rest of their lives, with encouragement to go down whatever career path they showed interest in and a natural ability for. However, as time went on there was a push to prepare all students for a college education, leaving vocational training on the back burner.

A comprehensive list of skills, abilities and interests that could lead to vocational training.

So how does this affect young adults entering the work force today? No two students are the same, resulting in a multitude of different learning styles and a wide variety of skills. Some students excel at math, history and biology, and others are better at thinking mechanically and strategically or creatively. Some people learn well in large classrooms, while others thrive in hands-on learning and prefer to participate to best comprehend new information. Most importantly, not everyone goes to a traditional four-year college – so why are we preparing everyone for the same path?

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68% of high school students attend college, while over 30% are entering the work force with neither academic or job skills. Furthermore, of the 68% attending college nearly 40% will not finish, resulting in wasted time and a heap of student loan debt to deal with. Around one-third of the remaining 28% that do finish college, end up with jobs they could have earned without a four-year degree. College can be a student’s path to success, but for some there is more than one path.

“Turning your passion into your job is easier than finding a job that matches your passion.” –Seth Godin

It’s time we bring back vocational training in the high school setting as a potential career path. The negative predisposition against vocational education is destructive to the process of encouraging students to seek training wherever their natural gifts and preferences lead them. Many of the skills most needed to compete in the global market of the 21st century are technical and vocational. The absence of qualified applicants in many of these fields is costing us economically as a nation. These jobs are left empty because younger generations perceive less value in being an HVAC specialist or electrician than an engineer or a medical professional. All the while, young adults are entering lifelong careers that are not fulfilling and don’t best suit their natural talents, not to mention they don’t encourage growth and entrepreneurship.

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If you know a young talent who excels at working with their hands or tools, likes building things, or is a detail-oriented problem solver, encourage them to seek out apprenticeship programs or internships and strive for what makes them happy. Choosing a career path that leads to a lifetime of happiness is one of the most important goals we can set for upcoming generations.

Programmable Thermostat – Save with Comfort, Convenience, and Connectivity

Wish you had some extra cash for a vacation or that new furniture set you’ve been eyeing? We can help make saving money on monthly energy bills easy. Investing in a programmable thermostat can reduce your monthly energy bill by up to 20%, so you can keep that extra money in your pocket to save for whatever you choose.

Programmable thermostat from Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for energy savings and ideal home comfort.

 

Saving Money:

How exactly does a programmable thermostat save you money? It will give precise control over your heating and cooling, helping to reduce wasted energy. You will have the power to adjust the temperature every hour of every day, while home or away. For the most advantageous savings, utilize a ‘setback’ period for around 8 hours. While at work, sleeping, or both, set the temperature lower and reduce your energy bill by 10 to 20 percent. For every degree that you adjust the setting lower over an eight-hour period, expect to take one percent off your heating or cooling bill.

The Thermostat for Your Lifestyle:

As technology has advanced, so has the user-friendly interface of the programmable thermostats we offer, all with easy setup – no manual needed here – and some even offering voice activation. You have the option to preset the temperature for different times of the day, whether home, away, sleeping, or even on vacation. Many allow for weekend versus weekday settings, and some have Wi-Fi, giving you the option to change your settings from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. Other options offer alerts that notify you when the air filter should be changed or if the temperature is not staying within the desired range.

Programmable thermostat from Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for energy savings and ideal home comfort.

 

Don’t Compromise Your Comfort:

Remotely control your comfort settings for optimum relaxation. As the seasons change, so will your ideal temperature for comfort. If you prefer to sleep colder and have a warm home upon waking, you can set your thermostat to do just that. No worries about the heat or cool settings when headed out on vacation, because you can change the temperature from your phone while waiting for a flight or riding in the car. These devices allow you to enjoy the full benefits of your HVAC system while saving money.

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How to Start Saving:

If you are worried about the cost of a new programmable thermostat, we have a variety of options to fit into every budget. Give us a call or contact us via our website to discuss your options with one of our HVAC specialists. Our technicians will come out, install, and take the time to make sure you fully understand all of the features and functions of your new thermostat, and we are always a phone call away if questions should arise.

Vilandre Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing HVAC specialist ensuring customer knows all features and functions of their new programmable thermostat.

 

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Do-It-Yourself Tips to Prepare Your Furnace for Use

We will soon be enjoying the crisp, cool Fall air and the changing colors of the leaves. This also means winter is right around the corner, and it will be time to kick that furnace on for warm cozy nights spent inside. This month we have some tips to prepare your furnace so it is at the ready when you need it.

 

Trane Certified Vilandre Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning HVAC specialist teaching client how to properly set programmable thermostat.

 

Prepping your furnace for the cooler months can increase efficiency, save money on monthly utility bills, and prevent an emergency call, because it will be in tiptop shape well before it’s needed. Read on to find out what you can do to prepare your furnace for use before you make your professional routine maintenance appointment:

 

  • Change the Filters Regularly – Once your furnace is running regularly, it is suggested that you inspect the filter every month and replace it every 30-90 days, depending on the condition of the filter.
  • Purchase Filters During the Warm Months – Make yourself a note to stock up on filters throughout the spring and summer months to save money. They are generally sold at a lower price, since they aren’t in their peak season of use.
  • Free Furnace of Any Clutter – Oftentimes on and around the furnace can become a storage area when it is not in use. Be sure to move anything (especially flammable items) from the furnace once you are ready to kick it on.
  • Check Heating Vents – If you rearranged or happened to store anything over the heating vents, now is the time to clear them off. Blocked vents prevent heat from being delivered to rooms correctly, and increase heating bills because the air is not being circulated properly for optimal efficiency. This also runs the risk of overheating the furnace, so check that both the supply (where heat blows out) and return (where air is drawn in) registers aren’t blocked.
  • Make a Routine Maintenance Appointment – The earlier you make this appointment, the better! HVAC professionals get very busy once people begin to kick on their furnaces and find out they have a problem. So call now, before you need it running, and avoid potentially having to make an emergency call. Routine maintenance to your HVAC system is the best way to ensure the system is in proper working order and running at peak efficiency to save money each month. Our specialist will come to your home, clean your system, replace any equipment as needed, and answer any questions you may have about the unit.
  • Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors – For the safety of your household, regularly checking that carbon monoxide detectors are in proper working order is important. If you don’t already have carbon monoxide detectors, now is a great time to purchase them.

 

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We take pride in the services we offer, with an A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau), all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, the Vilandre Advantage. We will have your system ready for the cold months ahead in no time! To schedule your routine maintenance appointment, visit our website or call 701.775.4675.

Pros and Cons of Going Tankless

If you are pondering whether or not to go tankless for your next water heater, we are here to help you decide with some pros and cons. Read on to learn more!

First, let’s establish the two types of water heaters – traditional and tankless. Traditional water heaters store and preheat on average 30 to 50 gallons of water in a tank. This water is used whenever someone does laundry, showers, washes dishes, etc. As the water is used, the tank refills and reheats again. Tankless water heaters use a heat source, like electricity or gas, to warm cool water on demand whenever you need it, rather than storing it.

We’ve done the research for you to help you decide if a tankless water heater will fit the needs of your home.

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  • Energy savings – tankless water heaters use 30 to 50 percent less energy than units with tanks. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates gas-fired tankless water heaters save each year an average of $100 in energy costs and about $44 in electricity bills, compared to traditional water heaters.
  • On demand – referred to as “on demand” because they heat water only when you turn on the faucet; you no longer have to pay to keep 30-50 gallons of hot water on hand.
  • Continuous supply of hot water – this is ideal if you have a family member that uses up all the hot water taking extra-long showers, or if you need to fill a Jacuzzi tub. If more capacity is needed, multiple tankless heaters can be hooked up together.
  • Compact design – smaller than a standard water heater and can be mounted on an interior or exterior wall.
  • Warranty – tankless water heaters typically have a 15+ year warranty, while traditional models only come with a six-year warranty on average.
  • Environmental benefits – besides wasting less energy, you are also preventing a rusty tank from ending up in a landfill when you go the tankless route.
  • Life expectancy – most tankless water heaters last well over 20 years, about twice as long as traditional models.
  • Tax rebates – many gas-powered tankless water heaters qualify for a $300 federal tax rebate, and many states offer similar incentives.

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  • Upfront cost – at initial purchase and install you will see a higher bill than if you chose a traditional water heater.
  • Special venting requirements – tankless units have high-powered burners, requiring a dedicated, sealed vent system that has to be installed by a professional.
  • Utility conversion – if your home utilities are electricity-only, your electrical system may need an upgrade, which requires hiring an electrician to ensure the proper voltage, amperage, and circuit breaker are in place.

The most important thing to remember when selecting your next water heater is to consider your household’s needs first. Select the unit that best fits your water usage, lifestyle, and budget. Be sure to get an estimate on installation as well as equipment, and have your water heater professionally installed. Unless you are a professional, this is not a do-it-yourself job. To further discuss options with our plumbing experts and what might fit your home best, contact us via our website or call 701.775.4675.

Five Solutions to Low Water Pressure

Are you bothered by a low water pressure problem? This issue can be frustrating and make minor tasks like washing dishes and clothes, showering, or watering plants take longer than necessary. It can also increase the amount of water you are using, which in turn increases your water bill.

A good way to tell if you may have a problem is your toilet cistern, which generally holds about 7.5 liters of water and should take no more than 1 minute and 40 seconds to refill. If you hear your toilet filling for longer, it could be a signal of a pressure issue. You can test water pressure on your own with a kit; normal pressure is around 50 PSI (pounds per square inch), so if your results show it’s below 30, you’ve confirmed a problem.

A few measures you can take to identify the origin of your problem and possibly increase water pressure include:

  • Defective valves – Locate your main water valve and make sure it is all the way open. It can unexpectedly slip without any sign or indication, and if the valve is turned off or even closed slightly, your water pressure can be dramatically impacted. If your pressure is low, this is a good place to check first!
  • Check elevation – If your house is located higher than the water storage tank, pressure will be difficult to maintain. If possible, have your tank elevated higher than your house to ensure the best water pressure possible.
  • Check for water leaks – Damaged pipes allow water to seep out, much like a straw with a hole in it; visually inspect water pipes for cracks, leaks, or debris buildup. If you are unable to find any leaks, turn off your main water valve to your home or structure and immediately check the water meter reading. After waiting a couple of hours, check the meter again and if the number increases, that’s a sign you have a leak.

 

  • Check pressure regulator – Locate the pressure regulator below the hose connection attached to your home. When a pressure regulator isn’t working properly, you will notice low water pressure at every faucet in your home. This kind of plumbing repair is best left to a professional.
  • Mineral deposit buildup – Over time, mineral deposits can gather and clog water pipes, blocking faucets and showerheads and restricting the flow of water. To remove mineral deposit buildup, try scrubbing the affected areas with a toothbrush using a commercial cleaner or a simple solution of white vinegar or lemon and baking soda. If that doesn’t do the trick, you may need to hire an expert.

Sometimes your city’s pressure may just not be what you hoped. The best solution here is opting for a pressure tank and pump. The pressure tank, incorporated into your plumbing after the main shutoff valve, will keep the volume of water in your system high and maintain pressure at a more stable level. To boost the pressure beyond that, you would need a pump to go with the tank, which takes the low-pressure water coming into your home and increases the PSI before sending it through the pressure tank. The right pump depends on a number of factors, and if you would like to discuss your options we would be happy to help.

More than likely, to fix your water pressure a professional plumber will be needed. However, identifying and sourcing low water pressure causes yourself may help isolate the problem so you can more easily describe symptoms to an expert. If you have low water pressure in your home, we can help you diagnose the problem and give you all of your available options to solve the issue. Contact us today to enjoy better water pressure in no time.

The How and Why of Summer Gutter Maintenance

Warm weather is here, and so are the summer projects! From falling leaves to spring rains, the gutter’s hard work is done — making summer the perfect time for proper maintenance. Gutters are an important component of a home; they help maintain the integrity of your foundation and should be cleaned twice a year to keep debris and other material from clogging the system, as well as preventing water from leaking into your home or building, which could cause extensive damage. Additionally, gutter maintenance eliminates standing water that creates an ideal breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes. This can help to reduce the spread of harmful diseases, such as West Nile, heartworm in your pets, and the recent increase in cases of Zika virus you have been seeing on the news. Health officials are expecting mosquitoes in the U.S. to have Zika virus within the next month, so gutter maintenance is more important now than ever!

In addition to these benefits to your family’s health and home, with regular maintenance a gutter system can last 20 to 30 years. This month’s edition of ‘The Advantage’ brings you a great checklist of summer maintenance on your gutters to keep them holding strong and doing their job year after year.

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  1. Give your gutter system a thorough cleaning. Use gloves to remove debris like sticks, needles, leaves, and any other remnants. Remove any empty nests. Don’t forget to check for wasp nests as well; if found, call a pest control company for safe removal.
  2. Scoop out mud with a trowel if necessary.
  3. Clean with a brush and gentle abrasive or soap. As you scrub, watch for areas that seem especially troubled and go back to them when you’re looking at roofing drainage. Keep in mind that areas with a lot of mold, algae, or moss could signal a drainage problem.
  4. Once they’re cleaned, flush the entire system with a garden hose. This will help locate leaks, which we will discuss later.
  5. Use the hose to wash out your downspouts to make sure they’re not clogged. Note, downspouts aren’t meant to withstand the same water pressure as a house drain, so just run some water down; it’s not necessary to shoot water at it.
  6. While you’re up on the ladder cleaning, it’s a good idea to also check out your roof. Your gutter system and your roofing work together. Make sure that you fix any areas of poor repair, and watch for gutter problems that could be causing issues on your roof.

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After the gutters are cleaned, take the time for a good visual inspection to see if and where there are any obvious areas that need attention right away. Walk around your entire gutter system looking for loose or hanging fixtures, clogs or leaks. Move sagging areas upward with pliers. Make a note of rusty areas or holes, and ensure that you replace extremely damaged areas and fix gaps or leaks. If you question your inspection or see any major problem areas, call our service professionals to conduct an inspection. If the damage is extensive, replacement of the gutter system may be needed.

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The gutter should be sloped towards the downspout, about 1/8″ per foot to keep water flowing. If not sloped properly, water can collect in the gutter and eventually overflow into the structure. Overflowing water is generally the cause of basement leaks.

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Follow the flow of water out of the gutter to see where it goes. If you made any exterior improvements to your home or changes in landscaping, it may have shifted the drainage patterns that water from the gutter follows. You can mimic rainfall with a garden hose and check to ensure that the water is flowing completely away from the home’s foundation and is not creating puddles in areas around the yard that may create mulch washout or breed insects, especially mosquitoes.

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Run a bit of water through the gutter to find smaller leaks. If you find a leak, you can either call in a gutter professional or fix it yourself with a patch of metal flashing adhered with roofing cement, or by applying gutter or silicone caulking around a clean, dry piece of gutter. If your gutter is sagging, it could be on the threshold of collapsing. The gutter sags from the weight of debris or from not being installed properly. A broken spike or hanger may also be the cause; installing new hardware can repair these components.

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Gutter guards close off the ends of the gutter and have a screen over the top, making it difficult for animals, insects, leaves, and other unwanted pests to get in. They can be installed by a professional and will prevent clogging and other related issues. Depending on your surroundings, gutter guards can also make routine cleaning easier by eliminating excess leaves, sticks, and animal nests that often find their way into your uncovered gutter.

Summer generally sees less precipitation than other parts of the year, making it the ideal time to work on long-term gutter maintenance. If you’re thinking of installing new guttering or downspouts, now is the perfect time to do so. Give us a call and we will be happy to come out and give both our professional assessment and an estimate for seamless gutter.

Air Conditioner: Repair vs. Replace

Are you wondering if it is time to replace your air conditioner, or if it is worth your investment to repair? Then this month’s installment of ‘The Advantage’ is a must-read for you! We are here to help weigh the options so you can make the best choice for you, your home, and your wallet.

There can be a lot to mull over with this decision. To help simplify the process, we have a great list of some of the first things you should take into consideration when deciding between repairing or replacing.

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  • Age of your unit – Energy Star recommends air conditioning units older than 10 years be replaced. So if yours is under 10, lean toward repairing. They may very well last longer than 10 years, but will lose efficiency over time, costing you more in the long run with repair costs and increased utility bills due to decreased efficiency.
  • Maintenance history – If you know the maintenance history of your unit and it has been inspected regularly over its life, it will likely last longer than one that has not, so repair is definitely a viable option.
  • Moving – Determine how long you plan to live in your current home. If you intend on moving soon, a repair will likely be a more cost-effective choice.
  • Noise – Is your unit excessively noisy or does it turn off randomly? It may be over-exerting itself and in need of a check-up. Annual or semiannual routine maintenance plans can help prevent these problems before they occur and keep your entire HVAC system running more efficiently.
  • 5000 Rule – Multiply the age of the equipment by the repair cost, and if that exceeds $5,000, then you want to replace. If less, repair.

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  • Breakdown occurrence/energy bill – Has your air conditioner broken down multiple times while running over the last few years? Have you seen an increase in your monthly bill? Then it probably can’t handle your needs, and replacing may be in your best interests. Repairs can often add up and cost more than a new system altogether.
  • Changing temps – If your system is not keeping your home at a constant temp or within a few degrees of your setting, it can be caused by a number of issues. Having one of our HVAC specialists come out and inspect your system and possibly hire a qualified technician to run an energy assessment of your home is a great starting point. Ultimately, your unit may be going out and it might be time for an upgrade.
  • R-22 (refrigerant) – If your system requires additional refrigerant, you likely have a coolant leak. Topping off a system with R-22 refrigerant, also known as Freon, can cost over $100 per pound, and fixing the leak along with putting in several pounds of refrigerant can wind up costing anywhere from $550 to $1,000. If your unit takes R-22 and it develops a leak, replacement is likely your best option as repairing a leak, adding refrigerant, and replacing your compressor can cost you about the same as buying a new unit. Not to mention R-22 prices have soared in recent years due to the EPA’s eventual phase-out of the chemical. HVAC manufacturers quit producing units “charged” with R-22 in 2010, and production of R-22 will end in 2020. It will be replaced with a more environmentally friendly refrigerant, R-410A.

If you are still pondering, try visiting this website to check the efficiency and potential cost savings of your equipment. Still can’t decide whether to repair or replace? Give us a call or visit our website, and we would be happy to assess your system and give our professional opinion.

Springtime Maintenance Saves You Money

Have you ever wondered if a HVAC maintenance plan is worth it? This month’s edition of ‘The Advantage’ is here to tell you why having a plan in place is a good idea for both you and your budget.

Warmer weather is well on its way, and it’s time to dust off that air conditioner and be sure it is in working order. If it’s time to repair an old HVAC system or even have a new one installed, be sure to ask our service technician about our extended HVAC service contract or maintenance plan agreement. These plans have a set fee to guarantee you get our ongoing services and routine maintenance to your HVAC system.

There are many benefits to a regular HVAC maintenance plan, such as:

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Inspections and professional cleanings to your air conditioner before summer and your heating system at the beginning of winter ensure that your HVAC system is running properly, and can also help extend the life of your equipment. A heating or cooling tune-up will test your thermostat operation, motor, wiring connections, drainage system, and more. Having one of our qualified technicians inspect your system a couple of times per year can help identify issues while they are still minor and less complicated to fix, rather than waiting until they become major issues that cause damage to your system, resulting in expensive repairs or replacement.

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A clean filter traps dust, dirt, and other allergens to keep your air clean. Of all illnesses, 50% are either caused or aggravated by polluted air, according to the American College of Allergists, meaning that nasty cold going around your household could actually be caused or worsened by filter problems. At each maintenance visit, we will be sure you have a clean filter and can even supply specialty filters if needed.

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Tune-ups provided with your HVAC maintenance plan result in savings on your monthly electric bill over time. Your gas or electric furnace, heat pump, and air conditioner might be silently costing you more than necessary, but our technicians can spot potential issues that are affecting your system’s efficiency and help to optimize its performance for more affordable utility costs.

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Some manufacturers require routine maintenance as a term of the warranty. If regular maintenance is not performed the warranty could be voided, giving them the right to deny any claims for repair work due to poor or improper maintenance. An unfortunate event such as this could leave expensive repair costs up to you as the homeowner, so be sure to thoroughly review the terms and conditions of your warranty and schedule maintenance as needed.

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We offer our emergency services with or without a routine maintenance plan. If you discover a problem with your HVAC system, simply call us. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to make any repairs or replacements you may need. You can rest assured that your equipment is being well taken care of, running efficiently, and will last you a long time. Sit back and relax, knowing that your system is running at its best and that if anything goes wrong, we’ll be here to help.

We stand behind all of our work with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, ‘The Vilandre Advantage’. A routine maintenance plan is a low-cost, effective way to protect your HVAC system. Whether you are installing new equipment or have an existing system in place, it is always a good time to call us and set up a routine maintenance plan that works best for you and your family.

Simple, Safer, Peace of Mind

Hello, and welcome back to ‘The Advantage’! This month we would like to share with you a state-of-the-art product we offer to help you feel safe and secure, both while you are home and while you are away from your residence. With the extremely advanced home automation systems available today, all it takes to make your life simpler and safer is the click of a button.

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Introducing the most advanced system we offer: Nexia Home Intelligence, a home automation system that connects electronic home products to internet-enabled devices, so you can access them remotely using the Nexia app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. With an automated home you can greatly reduce energy costs by doing things like dimming lights and changing the temperature when you’re away. You can also use the app to unlock the door remotely for family or guests, and to sense activity in or around your home from anywhere so you feel more protected and secure.

Nexia Home Intelligence is today’s leading home automation system, and it’s setting the industry standard by offering superior technology and allowing you to proficiently run your home from anywhere. Designed to fit your lifestyle, the Nexia mobile app provides you with the ability to manage your home via any device using Z-Wave technology . Z-Wave is a next-generation wireless technology that allows most electronic devices in your home to communicate via low-power radio waves that travel through walls, floors, and cabinets. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you can check in on your home from anywhere at any time, or receive alerts about the activities in your home that you preset ahead of time.

 

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Control your home wherever you are, whenever you want. Nexia Home Intelligence allows you to create a smarter home using connected technology so you can:

  • Set your lights and thermostat to adjust upon your return for a warm, well-lit welcome home.
  • Give the impression that someone’s home while you’re away for an extended trip by setting your system to close the blinds in the evening and reopen them in the morning, or turn the lights on and back off around your usual sleep time.
  • Receive a text or email alert when someone unlocks the door or when the set comfort temperature in your home is out of range.
  • Prevent potentially costly damage. If Nexia detects a leak, it both sends you an alert immediately and turns off the water valve to prevent further damage.
  • Parents and pet lovers receive peace of mind and well-deserved relief with the ability to check in remotely via cameras, receive alerts when the kids get home from school or if no motion has been detected in the house, and easily let help in case of an emergency.
  • Customize access codes for guests or pet-sitters that come in and out for added security.
  • Lock doors or close the garage with the Nexia app.
  • Expand your system any time you want by adding compatible components like cameras, locks, lighting and small appliance controls, thermostats, and sensors.

To learn more about the Nexia Home Intelligence options that fit your lifestyle, visit with us today and we would be happy to customize a system based upon your individual needs and budget. This system can support more than 200 devices at the same time, meaning your system is flexible and grows with your home as your life and technology change over time. For more information about Nexia and home automation, contact us on our website or call 701.775.4675.

What the Vilandre Advantage Means for You

So you need an HVAC specialist. Hiring a new HVAC specialist is a risk you’re taking on as a home or building owner, with the potential of hundreds or even thousands of your dollars on the line. Have you shopped around for online reviews? Called a friend for recommendations? Looked a little deeper into the company you are considering hiring?

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So what is the Vilandre Advantage? Quite simply, you get a 100% satisfaction guarantee with every service, no matter what. What does the Vilandre Advantage mean for you? We have assembled a team of professionals who have the same high standards in customer service as our company, and offer our guarantee to all of our customers with every service we perform. We set the bar for our team to not only meet, but also exceed your expectations, and maintain these high standards in order to offer you the best service available in the Greater Grand Forks Area.

At Vilandre, our goal is to put your mind at ease with the reassurance that your investment in your structure is well spent and the job will be done right the first time, saving you both time and money. We are here to build a trusting, long-term relationship with our customers, not only through our high level of service, but also our guaranteed satisfaction.

When you make the choice to work with us, rest assured that you are in the hands of a credible, honest service provider you can trust. In addition to our guarantee, we have also been accredited with an A+ business rating by the Better Business Bureau since 2004, and have been named the Grand Forks Herald People’s Choice for Best AC and Heating four years in a row. We have worked hard since our start in 1935 to remain true to the goal of providing exceptional service and products to our loyal customers. If you are in need of HVAC services backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, give us a call at 701.775.4675 or for your convenience, you can request services on our website.