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The Best Summer Thermostat Settings

Feeling the burn? Wish you had a way to cool better? Exhausted by energy bills? Here are the best summer thermostat settings to get it all under control. Daily Temperature Settings The U.S. Department of Energy suggests setting your thermostat to 78 degrees. This is a good baseline to start from, and then you can…

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6 Reasons Your AC is Not Running that Could Ruin Your Summer

Air conditioning is great to beat the heat…until it’s not. When you’re hoping your AC will finally kick into gear, you don’t want to sit around too long. In many cases, the longer you wait, the bigger your repair bill. Here are 6 reasons your AC is not running that could ruin your summer. 1.…

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5 Things to Remember Before Starting a Plumbing Remodel

Ah, the lovely spring weather makes people’s minds turn to thoughts of home improvements. If there is a plumbing remodel in your future, there are a few things to keep in mind. A little advance planning can save you a lot of hassle down the road. 1. Create a Budget Everything that you want to…

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5 Ways to Test Your Sump Pump This Spring

Ready for a wet spring? To protect your home, your sump pump should be prepared for action. Now is the perfect time to confirm that your sump pump is in great condition. Here’s what you can do to test your sump pump this spring. 1. Inspect the Pump and Drain It’s all too easy for…

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5 Tips to Avoid a Flooded Basement This Spring

As this brutal winter finally starts to pass by, all of us look forward to the coming thaw. Of course, the last thing anybody wants is for all that melting snow to come rushing into the basement! Try these 5 tips to avoid a flooded basement to help ensure that those spring showers go to…

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4 Top Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Like many essential appliances, we don’t always think about our water heater – until it stops working. Thankfully there are ways to avoid these kinds of unexpected issues! By remembering these 4 top water heater maintenance tips you can prevent many water heater-related emergencies. Adjust the Temperature The default temperature for most water heaters is…

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Top 5 Holiday Plumbing Tips

With the holidays almost in full swing, you have a lot on your mind. Are the presents wrapped? Is the food prepared? Who’s on the guest list? The last thing on your mind may be your plumbing. But did you know that the holiday season is one of our busiest times of year? With the…

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The Best Humidifier Settings in Winter

Is my humidifier on the right setting? This is a question we receive a lot during the winter. Sometimes you can tell when your home is too humid, while other times it’s more difficult. Keep your household protected this winter with the right humidifier settings! Ideal Indoor Humidity Levels Keeping the humidity in your home…

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Fight Discomfort this Winter with a Whole-Home Humidifier

A whole-house humidifier is a great addition to any home, especially in Iowa where winters are long and hard on your body and home. Installing a whole-home humidifier can help protect you against the effects of extreme cold and dry air. Installation The installation process for your whole-house humidifier is fairly simple. When we install…

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Explosion Risk Causes Toilet Flushing System Recall

There have been more than 1,400 reports of Flushmate flushing system units bursting, causing injury and property damage. Flushmate sold more than 1 million of the recalled units. If you have purchased one of these flushing system units, contact Flushmate to request a free replacement. Learn More

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