5 Ways to Test Your Sump Pump This Spring

By Master Plumbing, Heating & Cooling on Mar 27, 2019

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. 1. Inspect the Pump and Drain It’s all too easy for your sump pump to get dirty or


5 Tips to Avoid a Flooded Basement This Spring

By Tom Hall on Feb 25, 2019

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


4 Top Water Heater Maintenance Tips

By Tom Hall on Jan 22, 2019

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


Top 5 Holiday Plumbing Tips

By Tom Hall on Dec 17, 2018

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


The Best Humidifier Settings in Winter

By Tom Hall on Dec 03, 2018

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


Fight Discomfort this Winter with a Whole-Home Humidifier

By Tom Hall on Oct 30, 2018

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


Explosion Risk Causes Toilet Flushing System Recall

By Master Plumbing, Heating & Cooling on Oct 23, 2018

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


5 Important Health Benefits of Air Purifiers

By Tom Hall on Sep 24, 2018

As we go into the fall and winter seasons, the quality of the air in your home becomes more and more important. Not only do you spend more time inside, the risk of getting sick increases substantially as well. Installing an air purifier can increase air quality in your home, resulting in a higher quality


How to Tell if You Need Air Conditioning Repair

By Tom Hall on Aug 31, 2018

Though some signs you need air conditioning repair are fairly obvious (like your AC just straight not working), others may be more subtle and harder to detect. Here is how to tell if you need air conditioning repair (and some ways you can avoid it!). When should I call or schedule service for air conditioning


Top 7 Reasons to Buy an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

By Tom Hall on Aug 14, 2018

When purchasing an air conditioner, it’s important to consider the energy efficiency of your new unit. While most newer air conditioners are more energy efficient than their older counterparts, you’ll find that some are more efficient than others. The energy efficiency of an air conditioner is indicated by it’s SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).

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