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Founded in 1993, Bonfe is a family owned and operated business specializing in residential plumbing, heating, cooling, drain cleaning, electrical, indoor air quality and appliance repair services. When you have multiple repairs that need to be done in your home, think of One Company and make One Call to Bonfe.
Our appliance repair technicians are licensed, bonded and insured so you can feel confident having them in your home.
Our appliance repair technicians can repair or replace any appliance in the Twin Cities metro area. Whether you have a 20 year old oven that’s not heating or a high end refrigerator that is just out of its warranty period Bonfe factory trained appliance repair technicians can help.
Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating and Air Services, Inc. offers repair and installation services in and around the following Minnesota cities:
Inver Grove Heights
North St Paul
South St Paul
Spring Lake Park
St Louis Park
St Paul Park
West St Paul
White Bear Lake
White Bear Twnshp
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Bonfe Is Your Minneapolis, St. Paul's Trusted Name In Home Comfort
Repair & Replace: Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Appliance, Electrical, & Home Warranty
Our business has been designed around making the lives of our customers easier, more enjoyable and stress free. We offer more services under one roof than our competitors so you don’t have to waste time finding a qualified contractor for each and every repair in your home.
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This career open house is for individuals seeking lifelong career opportunities. At Bonfe, our goal is to hire the right person at the right time, and encourage that person to find what he or she does best. When that perfect match between employee and skill set is found, the possibilities are endless.
At Bonfe, we have a strong commitment to our employees. What does that mean to you? A safe, secure and supportive work environment with opportunities to grow.
If you’re looking to make a career move, this open house is for you. It will be a causal experience, fun and most of all, informative. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our history, staff, operations or plans for continued growth. We hope to see you soon!
Where: Bonfe Headquarters located at 505 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
When: Thursday, September 25th from 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM
What to Expect: Interviews will be conducted, prizes raffled off and building and vehicle tours available for those who are interested. Food and beverages will be served throughout the entire open house.
If you have any questions before the open house, please call Betsy:
Jake has said that Bonfe did not start out as a career, “Who thinks that being a warehouse runner could lead to such a career that one decides this is where I want to work when I grow up?” 10 years later is clear that Jake has made quite a career for himself. Jake would tell others that as long as you’re open to new experiences and willing to learn, Bonfe will work with you to help create attractive opportunities to keep you motivated and challenged.
Dayna says Bonfe is the most enjoyable place to work that she has been at! Bonfe has a great environment, amazing people to work with, and even better leaders. She wouldn't hesitate to refer any of her friends and family and is glad she calls Bonfe her work home.
Connie believes Bonfe has it all, a great environment with supportive co-workers and leaders, direction from the leadership team, core beliefs and a focus that most companies are lacking. Bonfe truly is a team that works together to better the company, and therefore each other.
Alex feels that unlike many companies out there these days, Bonfe gives employees an opportunity to grow. The close family environment at Bonfe cultivates not only lessons in the working world, but lessons that cross over into family lives outside of work. He says Bonfe has a great environment and is a place people want to work at and stay long term.
When asked what made Bonfe different and a place he wanted to stay for his career, he stated things were always moving, changing, and evolving in a good direction. There is always opportunity for growth and to learn and further yourself as an employee and person.
Bonfe’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Service, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (“Bonfe”) warrants to the original purchaser (“Customer”) that its accepted and purchased recommended repair and/or equipment (“Goods and Services”) will be free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the Customer owns the residence in which the Goods and Services were provided (“Lifetime Warranty”).
This Lifetime Warranty shall apply only to the recommended Goods and Services made by Bonfe. All non-recommended repairs and all non-repair services, including drain cleaning, shall be covered by Bonfe’s standard warranty provided on the sales invoice issued to the Customer. This Lifetime Warranty does not apply to equipment that was not installed by Bonfe or repairs that were not performed by Bonfe. Bonfe will not be responsible for damage or repairs resulting from abuse, misuse, or neglect, unauthorized alteration, modification, or repair, or improper operation.
Customer agrees that Bonfe’s responsibility with respect to a Lifetime Warranty claim is solely limited to service and repairs or, at Bonfe’s option, replacement of the Goods and Services if found by Bonfe to be defective. The Lifetime Warranty provided by Bonfe applies to materials and workmanship from the date of the installation of the Goods or the date of the Service to the date that the Customer no longer owns the residence in which the Goods were installed or the Services were performed. Bonfe disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages, including lost or duplicated time or expense, accruing for any reason to Customer, whether such claim is made in contract or in tort or under any warranty or in negligence, indemnity or otherwise, even if Bonfe has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
If Bonfe determines that the Goods must be replaced, Bonfe makes no guaranty that the same make and model will be available. In the event that a different make or model is provided pursuant to this warranty, Customer will receive a model of substantially equal or approximate size and performance as the original Goods. Bonfe assumes no obligation to incorporate any modifications or improvements developed by the manufacturer in any Goods previously sold or in service. This Lifetime Warranty provided is separate from and independent of any manufacturer’s warranty. In the event of a recall of the Goods, whether voluntarily by the manufacturer or mandated by any governmental authority, the manufacturer’s warranty shall be primary and Customer shall comply with all manufacturer requirements for claims under such manufacturer’s warranty before making any Lifetime Warranty claim. This Lifetime Warranty does not apply to the increased cost of repair or replacement of a Good or Service attributable to the enforcement of any ordinance or law regulating the use, repair, or replacement of any Good or Service.
This Lifetime Warranty does not apply to any Goods or Services which have not been paid for according to the applicable terms of purchase. The terms and conditions of this Lifetime Warranty cannot be altered without Bonfe’s written consent. No agent of Bonfe has any authority to give any warranty that exceeds those listed in this Lifetime Warranty, and Customer is therefore warned to read this contract carefully to make sure it correctly reflects those terms that are important to Customer. This Lifetime Warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other express, statutory, and implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. Notwithstanding anything contrary herein, Customer agrees to pay Bonfe the applicable standard service call fee for each service request by Customer under this Lifetime Warranty.
The advancement in technological gadgets has prompted most households to invest in surge protectors for their home. Yet, there are still houses that do not see the need to equip their house with a whole house surge protector. What those households do not know is that it only takes one spike or surge in power to damage their costly electronics, rendering them useless.
Your expensive electronics are not the only ones at risk, but your lives are at risk as well. The short bursts of energy can cause the house to burn down. You and your loved ones do not want to become a victim of a power surge. Therefore, do not take a risk, but learn about the importance of protecting your home with a whole house surge protector.
A whole house surge protector is a type of appliance that protects the house's electrical devices from unusual surges in voltage. It limits the attempts of the voltage provided to an electrical device such as a fridge, TV, handheld devices, and more. It does this by blocking unnecessary voltages by driving them to the ground.
Electrical sockets throughout the day consistently provide electricity to anything that is plugged into the sockets. At times, the voltage can increase out of nowhere, posing a problem for the devices plugged into the outlets.Why Does this Occur?
Power outages, malfunctions, and lightning strikes are responsible for the sudden and unexpected surges or spikes in voltage. Do not confuse a spike with a surge, as they are two different things.
A spike is short whereas a surge lasts for a couple of seconds. When surges begin to occur and their frequency begins to grow, then there is a definite problem with the electrical system. Both types of electrical currents can damage your electronics and your house. Therefore, you need to equip your home with a whole house surge protector.
Standard outlets are helpless against spikes and power surges, until you install a whole house surge protector to defend them from the electrical currents. You can purchase whole house surge protectors online or from a trusted electrical service company. Single-outlet surge protectors (surge strip) will prevent electrical currents from spiking up in single outlets, while whole house surge protectors will protect all the outlets in your home. In addition, whole house surge protectors will protect HVAC systems, critical home appliances, as well as anything plugged in to electrical outlets, saving you money from having to buy power surge strips.
Only purchase whole house surge protectors from companies that you trust. They will offer you with warranties and a promise to replace your electronics if any damage occurs to them while their surge protector is connected. Protect your house with a whole house surge protector now!
Share what is on your mind with Bonfe, an electrical repair company. If you have any benefits about whole house surge protectors to share with us, we would love to hear about it in the comments.
During cold months, the furnace takes center stage, becoming the most important part of your home. It helps you stay warm, as you sip hot cocoa and snack on S'mores. When your furnace breaks down or stops functioning at its optimal level, you are given two choices, replace or repair it.
Deciding on the fate of your furnace depends on several factors, and not just one. In order to decide the best option for you, you will need the assistance of a technician. The technician will look around the house to determine which option is best for you. For now, take a look at both scenarios, and their deciding factors to understand when is the best time to replace or repair your furnace.
Repair your furnace if you spot the following problems:
Before you decide on what is the best option for you, you should contact a technician to see what he or she thinks about it. Technicians have the knowledge to inform you if your furnace is out of shape, and you need to replace it or that it is still very much alive and kicking, but only needs repairs. In fact, the only thing that you might need to replace is your thermostat.
Sometimes, you will need to replace the entire furnace to restore optimal functioning, and here is how to tell:
In order to avoid repairs and replacements, you should contact a HVAC company to perform maintenance on your furnace. Regular furnace maintenance will save you money in the long run. If you are looking for qualified professional to visit your house to inspect your furnace, you need to contact Bonfe today!
With summer around the corner, most people are probably busy calling their local technicians to perform a routine air conditioner service. You should join them by contacting the technicians in your area to come over to your house and have a look at your air conditioner.
Just hope that no other problems arise when the technician comes over, but if they do, it largely depends on the age of your air conditioner and the last time you had a technician performed a routine air conditioner service. Even then, it is never too late to start taking care of your air conditioner to benefit you later on. In fact, we have some of the benefits outlined for you here:
By performing routine air conditioner service regularly, you will reduce the probability of repairs arising. When it comes time to turn on the air conditioner, you will not have to worry about any unexpected repairs. It will save you money and energy down the line, and for this reason, it should be the first thing on your to-do list this summer.
If you do not give routine air conditioner service top priority, you will be looking at a bleak and expensive summer of having your air conditioner break down on the hottest day of the season.
To avoid major repairs and break downs, you need to examine the air conditioner for wears on the belts, pump, and other areas that function to keep the system running smoothly. The only way to prolong the life of your system is not to skip on routine air conditioner maintenance.
Again, having your air conditioner break down at random is an annoyance, especially for those people that might be entertaining guests at home. You do not want to take such chances with your system. Therefore, you need conduct regular cooling system maintenance.
When you annually call the technician to perform maintenance on your air conditioner, he or she will be able to locate issues before they become worse earlier. In return, this will save you a lot of money on repairs, as smaller pairs do not cost as much as larger ones.
A poorly performing air conditioner will take use more power to perform, pushing itself to cool the room. Your next utility bill will show you the cost of its efforts at cooling your home despite having worn and malfunctioning parts.
Lastly, you will breathe fresh air emitting from the air conditioner instead of air that contains allergens. If a family member or you have asthma, breathing problems, or allergies, it is necessary for you to schedule routine air conditioner maintenance.
If you need to get your air conditioner ready for the summer, you need to contact Bonfe. They will provide you with a routine air conditioner service, overseen by an expert technician.
Sometimes, electrical problems come about unexpectedly, but in reality, that is not entirely true. The electrical problems that arise did not suddenly show up one day; instead, they take can time becoming bad from worse. Did you know if you paid close attention to certain parts of your electrical system, you could have prevented the problem from happening?
Of course, if only you were alert to the problems and issues brewing inside or outside your electrical panel and its associated parts, you could have caught the fault earlier on. Unfortunately, you did not or could not because you did not know what to look for.
Learn how to detect faults with your electrical system and then call an electrician. Some of the problems that you should keep an eye out for include:
When the breakers are a size bigger than the circuit or two breakers are installed on one circuit, down the line, you will face the problem of faulty wiring. Another issue that indicates that your home's wiring is faulty is entwined and jumbled wires running across the middle of the electrical system. If you suspect your wiring is old, you should get it checked out, as these issues are minor and can be solved quickly.
Service cables run from the power pole to the structural mount that sits on top of your house. It is responsible for supplying electricity to your entire home. The structural mount, if damaged, loosened, not insulated, or unclamped can result in loss of power. You need to pay close attention to it so you can prevent this problem from occurring.
The buildup of moisture in the electrical system can give rise to a much graver problem. It could mean two things; you have a drainage problem or water leak in your pipes that go towards the electrical system.
In addition, white corrosion or rust in the electrical system is another indicator that you need to replace the system. A word of caution for homeowners is that anytime they suspect the buildup of water in the electrical system, they shouldn't touch the panel switches.
For instance, improper installation of circuits and fuses can result in serious problems, if not addressed instantly. If you think there might be a problem related to manufacturing of the electrical system, contact an electrician.
However, you might not always require the need to replace the electrical system, as the problem could be due to the under or over crowdedness of the breakers. Only a professional electrician can really determine the real problem behind the malfunctioning electrical system.
If you suspect any of the above to be true for your electrical system, you should pick up the phone, and call Bonfe, a reliable electrical and repair company, to look into the problem.
If your cooling system is not functioning well and you suspect a problem, you need to address it by first identifying the issue, and then calling the technician to repair them. However, you can skip the first step of identifying them entirely and go with the second step of calling the technician to do that for you. Technicians, upon inspection, will uncover the following most common problems with the cooling system that pop up:
If your cooling system is low on refrigerant and the cause is leaks, you need to call a professional technician to fix it. The technician will fix the refrigerant leak, test to ensure it is secure, and then add the exact amount of refrigerant to it. Note that in order for your cooling system to perform exceptionally, the amount of refrigerant added should be according to the manufacturer's specifications.
Your cooling system needs to be maintained, and it is your responsibility to make sure that it is. You need to make it a routine of checking the filters and coils for dirt and debris, cleaning them when you encounter it. If dirt and debris keeps on accumulating, the fans or compressor may stop functioning.
When you turn on and off the cooling system frequently, the fan and compressor controls may wear out. The fan and compressor control may wear out if the cooling system is oversized. Additionally, corrosion of terminals and wire also results in a problem in several systems. A technician will be able to check the electrical contact and connections to determine if there is a problem with the electrical controls.
Cooling systems located in rooms usually come with a thermostat sensor, situated behind the control board. The thermostat sensor's function is to measure the temperature of air transferring in to the evaporative coil. If the senor malfunctions, the cooling system will cycle constantly or erratically.
When it is hot outside, examine the condensate drain to ensure that it is not clogged and is draining as it should. Room cooling system will not drain properly if it is not mounted correctly.
In the event your cooling system fails, you should check all the fuses and circuit breakers. Before you reset the circuit breakers, you need to let the cooling system cool down for about five to six minutes. If the cooling system stops working during a hot day, check the high-pressure switch as it might have tripped. Just push the button situated in the compressor's access board and press it.
Your best bet to make sure these problems stay at bay is to contact professional technicians to maintain and repair any existing problems with the cooling system. Whom should you call?
The professional technicians at Bonfe will make sure that your cooling system works optimally during the hottest and coolest months of the year.
Even though you are not a technician, you still should have some idea on how to detect air leaks in your cooling system. Once you detect them, you can contact the technician to resolve the problem as quick as possible. By not inspecting your cooling system for air leaks, might be at risk to a much major and costly problem.
One way that you can tell your cooling system is working harder than it should when you receive a high utility bill. If you are paying additional money to the electric company that seems unusual for you, you should determine if the high utility bill is caused by air leaks in the cooling system.
This week, take the time out to identify air leaks in your cooling system, which you find in the following places:
Inspect and closely examine all the doors and windows of your house. Shake the doors to determine if they move easily, and if they move, then you have just found your first air leak. Another method to determine if the door and windows are responsible for air leaks is to see if light penetrates through the spaces of the frame and door.
Since this is an air leak that you can fix yourself, you should make it a DIY project. Purchase caulk or weather stripping to put on the areas of the windows and doors that you suspect for air leaks.
Basically, you will be conducting a detailed inspection of the entire house. Since it can be a tedious job, as you will have to examine every light switch and electrical plug, you should divide the areas of the house, assigning a room or rooms to each family member. Examine the following things for cracks and gaps:
If you uncover air leaks, you can call a technician to repair them, if you cannot do it yourself.
Examine the following for air leaks:
These tips were brought to you by the expert technicians at Bonfe. Contact us if you suspect any major problems with your cooling system. For more tips, stay tuned and make sure to check back regularly.