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Category: HVAC

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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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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How to Tell if You Need Air Conditioning Repair

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…

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4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Home

Once that tax refund drops into your bank account, you might be drooling at the thought of what you could do with it. If you follow these tips, you’ll understand why using that money to invest in your home is the ideal choice.   1. Home Upgrades Increase Resale Value Every time you complete a…

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Enjoy the Indoors More with an Electronic Air Purifier

We still have 5 more weeks of winter, which means you’ll be spending at least a few more weeks cozied up inside avoiding the cold. When you spend all that time inside, you breathe a lot of indoor air. But at least your indoor air is nice and clean, right? Well…maybe not. The truth is,…

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3 Ways Ice and Snow Could Damage Your HVAC System

This winter, it looks like “Let It Snow” got picked up as the season’s operating motto. Don’t let snow and ice turn your cozy home into a frozen nightmare. Follow these tips  for protecting your HVAC system to help you stay nice and warm.   1. Proper Protection for Exterior HVAC Units You might be…

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Furnace Filter

The last thing you want is for your furnace filter to look like the picture above. You should change your filter every 1-3 months, depending on your filter, whether you have pets, and how much your furnace is running. But why is this necessary, and what happens if you don’t change your furnace filter? Safety…

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