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 at the ideal level of between 35-50% is an important part of winter home care. In addition, winter humidity levels can have a huge impact on the…

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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.


The installation process for your whole-house humidifier is fairly simple. When we install your…

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How to Tell if You Need Air Conditioning Repair

By Tom Hall on Aug 31, 2018

Man in Need of 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 repair? 

There are a number of clues that could indicate a…

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4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Home

By Tom Hall on Apr 02, 2018

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 home improvement, you are making an investment in your future resale value….

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Enjoy the Indoors More with an Electronic Air Purifier

By Tom Hall on Feb 16, 2018

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, indoor air quality is almost always worse than that of outdoor air. This can…

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3 Ways Ice and Snow Could Damage Your HVAC System

By Tom Hall on Jan 18, 2018

Ice and Snow 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 surprised to learn that your exterior HVAC units, such as an air…

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Making New Year’s Resolutions? Put These 5 HVAC Tips on Your List

By Tom Hall on Dec 27, 2017

Every year, your HVAC system gives you months of good heating and cooling. As a practical homeowner, you know that you have to take excellent care of it. With these five HVAC tips on your list for the new year, you’ll enjoy better comfort without a lot of hassle.

1. Clear the Air (Filter)

The absolute best thing you can do for your heating system is to keep an eye on the air…

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Furnace Filter

By Tom Hall on Sep 12, 2017

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 Concerns

Dirty filters create a number of safety concerns. Dangers of dirty furnace filters include:


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Fall Plumbing and Heating Checklist

By Tom Hall on Aug 16, 2017

plumbing and heating

It’s hard to believe it, but fall is almost here! To help prepare your home for the colder months ahead, we created a Fall Plumbing & Heating Checklist. This checklist covers plumbing and heating tasks you can do this fall that will help you conserve energy, protect your home from a potential plumbing emergency, and save money throughout the rest of the year.

Click on the checklist…

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What to Do About Hail Damage to Your Air Conditioning Unit

By Dave Judd on Apr 27, 2017

hail damage to your air conditioning unit

Severe weather can mean damaging hail to the outside of your home, including your air conditioning unit. Depending on where it is damaged-  and the severity of the damage – you may need to replace your unit. If the fins that cover the coils of your unit are damaged, it can affect the unit’s efficiency by causing it to overrun and burn out quickly.

If hail manages…

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