Spotlight Series: Meet Tim from Edina

Meet Tim Frisbie, our Sales Manager at our Edina Showroom! Soon to be Store Manager for our newest location… (keep reading to see where!)

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?  Sales Manager at the Edina store.  Soon to be Store Manager in Leawood Kansas.

Tell us more about your role. Currently I do about 50/50 sales to management. 

What do you like most about your job?  Meeting new people and building relationships.  I learned at a young age that everyone has a story to tell if we just take the time to listen. 

Tell us about your family. I have been married to my beautiful wife Becky for 10 years.  We have two wonderful children Bryson, 12, and Theodore 5.  Along with a Dog Alfie and cat Fishstick.

What was your first job? My First job was bailing hay for a friend of the family, but first true job was at Subway. 

What do you like to do on your days off? Anything outdoors, whether it is sitting up at the lake, or just hanging out with my family. 

What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian? Passionate, Family orientated, fun.

What’s your favorite appliance, and why? I would say dishwashers.  Growing up my family didn’t have a dishwasher until I was 16.  It was always my sister and I’s job to hand washer dishes every night after supper. Now typically this wouldn’t be a big deal, but I grew up in a family of eight people.

Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.  I have traveled to 32 of the fifty states.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?  My Family, I enjoy all the time I get to spend with them. 

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Tacos, there are some many different variations that it wouldn’t get old for a while. 

What is your favorite thing to do?  I really enjoy traveling with my wife.  We have been on quite a few adventures and am always looking forward to our next.

Air Conditioner Buying Guide

You find yourself in the market for a new air conditioner unit. Now what? Our specialists have put together a guide that will help you find the right AC unit for your house.

A New Degree of Comfort

Let’s start with things you might consider when buying an A/C unit.

Next, you will look at the efficiency. This refers to the energy usage of a given unit. For MN customers, we generally either install high efficiency which has a certain (SEER – seasonal energy efficiency rating) or a standard efficiency. A high efficiency unit will use less electricity and thus you will be able to save both energy and money on your utility bill.

Photo: Rheem

Rheem was awarded the Energy Star Award in 2022 for Partner of the Year.

First, you can look to see if it has proper sizing for dehumidification. Dehumidification is, part of the process that a central air conditioner does when it is running in a home. It is pulling or removing moisture from the air while also bringing down the temperature to what a person has their thermostat set to.

Rebates, rebates, rebates! Warners’ Stellian offers honest pricing, and you can always look online to see what current offers we have, to help you save on high quality products. This goes along with warranty as well. What coverage best fits your needs? Ask our specialists about our Ironclad Product Protection plans for your heating and cooling systems.

AC Features

Let’s talk about the different types of air conditioning units out there. Similarly, to our furnace buying guide, we touch on single stage, two stages, and modulating.

Single Stage means one mode. Meaning whatever temperature, you have your house set at, your unit will run at full blast until it reaches that temperature.

You have two cooling speeds for the two stage AC unit which means that there is a high and a medium capacity providing more precise temperatures and lower humidity while also reducing energy use

We commonly preach that you need to change your basic furnace filter every 30 days. However, we offer the Aprilaire air cleaner and filter system which has an exact fit filter system which keeps your equipment much cleaner and can last up to 1 year before changing. You will absolutely want to consider adding a Wi-Fi thermostat, they are inexpensive yet a huge upgrade in usability.

Example of an Aprilaire air filter.

Lastly, it is worth considering an air source heat pump condenser when replacing your HVAC equipment. Technology has improved in these systems to accommodate the northern US climate. Heat from the outside air is absorbed into a fluid and transferred inside to heat the home, as well the same system provides cooling by transferring warm indoor air to the outside. These units are energy saving and in northern climates still require a back up heating source when temperatures fall below 20 degrees.

Our knowledgeable specialists come and do a comprehensive home visit to ensure maximum comfort throughout your home. If you are looking for both a furnace and air conditioning unit, considering reading our furnace buying guide, or contact out heating and cooling department with any questions.

Request an AC quote here.

For more AC resources explore our blog.

Knowledgeable specialists helping repair or replace.

Spotlight Series: Meet Michael Uting from Repair Department

Meet Michael Uting from our Repair Department!

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?

I am a repair department team lead and trainer.

Tell us more about your role.

I train new hires on how to do the job and provide ongoing training for the team such as reviewing appliance troubleshooting and de-escalation techniques.

What do you like most about your job?

Leading group training activities that bring the whole department together to learn something new and have fun too!

Tell us about your family.

I am the middle child in a family of five.  My parents and siblings live in the Twin Cities area and thankfully I get to see them often.

What was your first job?

I got a job teaching kids tennis for the city of Eden Prairie and started working at the local Target the same year.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I love to discover new hobbies. In 2022 I learned how to snowboard, solve a Rubik’s Cube, and install a hardwood floor in my townhome.

What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?

Family, Integrity, Quality

What’s your favorite appliance, and why?

The dishwasher.  If it can fit in there, I am not washing it by hand.

Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.

I am partially colorblind. Reds and Greens get me sometimes.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?

My computer – social networks, games, YouTube . . . all gone. ☹

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I choose Pizza Hut; I lived on that stuff while working there.

What is your favorite thing to do?

Going off jumps on my electric unicycle.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

The last thing you need on a hot day is for your AC to go out. Spring is the perfect time to make sure it’s in tip top shape. Similar to our furnace checklist blog post, our specialists have created this air conditioning maintenance guide to get you ready for the dog days of summer.

1. Clean the Debris from your Air Conditioner

Just like your outdoor furniture, you will want to clean the leaves and other debris from the air conditioning unit before using it after it’s been through the winter months. Clearing the leaves, sticks, dirt off the air conditioner is the first thing you want to do before moving on to the next step.

Leaves surrounding AC unit.

2. Clean and Replace Furnace Air Filter

This is crucial to have a working heating and cooling system. You can follow these easy steps we put together in a former post that show you how to replace it.

Filter in furnace.

3. Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils

The reason is because dust and debris can clog it up making it hard for there to be adequate air flow. Simply take a your hose and spray the water on the AC unit.

Cleaning inside of AC unit.

4. Test it out before you really need it.

The last thing you need if for your AC to go out on one of the hottest days of the summer. Test run your air conditioning unit before you need it running constantly. Make sure to wait until it reaches at least 60 degrees outside before doing this step.

Testing your thermostat.

5. Schedule a tune up.

Regular inspection of your equipment can prevent breakdowns, lower utility bills and lengthen the life of your equipment. Instead of a cut-rate tune-up, we perform a comprehensive inspection of heating or air conditioning systems. Appointment includes:

  • Numerous safety and operational tests on the system
  • Light cleaning of all moving parts
  • Proper adjustments to enhance efficiency
  • Provide answers and advice regarding the system
Warners' Stellian employee working on AC unit.

Your air conditioner will thank you!

Use these tips to have the coolest air conditioner on the block. If your AC is 16 years or older, it might be time to start a conversation on replacing it. Contact our heating and cooling team to see how we can help you.

How To: Replacing Furnace Filter

If you’re reading this and can’t remember when you last changed your furnace filter, it might be time. This is a helpful tip to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your furnace. Did you know that even if it’s not time to turn on the heat, you should still make sure you replace your filter. You need a working furnace to have a working AC! It’s recommended to replace your furnace filter monthly to improve the air quality in your home and prevent potential damage to your furnace. Here is an easy step-by-step guide to replacing your furnace filter.

Ready, Set, Replace!

Step 1: Turn off your heating system.

Picture of thermostat.

Step 2: Take off the filter cover to find the filter.

Furnace showing where to find your filter when you have to replace it.

Step 3: Take out old filter and discard.

Hand placed on filter.

Step 4: Place the new filter in, facing arrows the correct way.

Filter showing arrows for correct placement.

Step 5: Put cover back and turn heating system on.

Furnace in a home after replacing furnace filter.

We hope you found these steps easy to follow for replacing your furnace filter, and for more home solutions dive into our blog. For heating and cooling services visit our website.