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Ways to Cut Your Heating Bills This Winter

Are your utility bills frightful, even though your furnace is so delightful? Keeping warm in the middle of  winter can be a challenge, to say nothing of the energy costs. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to cut your heating bills without having to compromise. Here are a few tips you can…

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Why is my Water Heater Leaking?

You walk into your mechanical room and find a puddle under your water heater. This isn’t a good sign, and you may need to move fast. But what do you do when you don’t know the answer to: why is my water heater leaking? Consider these common causes, and then call an expert for help.…

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Prepare for Fall in Iowa With These Fall Plumbing Tips

You know the Iowa weather. As soon as you really start to enjoy the fall, another brutal winter shows up on your front step. This year, get ahead of the late fall and winter plumbing concerns with the following fall plumbing tips. When you do these simple tasks, you will enjoy better output from your…

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4 Easy Tips to Winterize Your AC

It’s hard to imagine winter with the kind of summer we’ve had, but you know it’s on the way. Before you get too far into the crisp, fall air, you need to take a few steps to winterize your AC unit. A little work now will help to ensure that your AC is still in…

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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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