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3 Great Ways to Save Water

Monday, May 29th, 2023

It can be easy to think that we have access to an unlimited supply of water. After all, over 70% of the surface of our planet is covered in water, so it’s not like we’re in need of it, right?

Well, that water is salt water, which makes it hard to filter. And even so, freshwater must be pumped or piped to your home either with the use of an electrical device or the help of your local municipality. This means that it’s not free, and the water that gets used by your home has a cost.

Water is relatively cheap where we live, but things like plumbing leaks in Cedar Rapids and broken appliances can cause our bills to go up. And, wasting water can also be bad for the environment, as we’re seeing more record-breaking droughts and periods without rain. The more you can do with a smaller amount of water, the better off you’ll be!

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3 Big Bonuses From Air Filtration

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

It’s allergy season! We don’t mean to sound excited about that, but in truth when you take the “allergies” out of springtime, it truly is one of the most beautiful and fun seasons of the year. The flowers are blooming and look brilliant, while the sun is starting to peek its head out later and later with every day. There’s just so much time for fun activities, and the weather is even getting better.

However, once you put the allergies back into the springtime, it can be a nightmare for some people. That’s why we’re the go-to indoor air quality service provider that can help eliminate things like allergens and biological contaminants in your home.

With the help of an air filter and a UV air purifier in Cedar Rapids, IA, you can take control of your home during this season and feel comfortable again.

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Match Your AC With a New Thermostat

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Replacing your old thermostat isn’t really a requirement when you get a new AC installed. It’s usually a case of “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” But we’re not talking about broken thermostats, we’re talking about old ones.

Old thermostats, from analog to digital ones, just don’t have the capabilities that newer thermostats do. Even thermostats with Wi-Fi capacity, or programmable systems will go a long way towards improving many aspects of your home.

Instead of giving you a sales pitch on how wonderful these systems are, we’d like to discuss the topic of Wi-Fi thermostats in Cedar Rapids with a more realistic approach. We want to explain that you’ll get more out of your HVAC technology, your life, and you’ll feel a lot better when you have a thermostat that works hard for you.

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Get Rid of that Knob and Tube Wiring!

Monday, May 8th, 2023

When it comes to the structure and general format of our homes, electrification is quite recent. We know, it might be impossible to imagine the world without our handy devices and our television sets, but back in the day, there was no electricity to be used!

People used to light their homes with oil lamps, walls and windows were drafty, and life was just a lot different. The invention of the “board game” and sing-along songs was due to the fact that people didn’t have as many fun devices or the internet to help with enjoying spare time.

However, at the turn of the 20th century, homes in America became electrified in rapid succession. This old form of wiring, known as knob and tube wiring, was the only way to set up a home for electricity. Unfortunately, this type of wiring is now considered a hazard and should be removed from your home by a licensed electrician in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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What Do I Do About a Hot Upstairs?

Monday, May 1st, 2023

If there’s one universal law we deal with on a regular basis, it’s that heat rises. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, the heat you create or encounter in your life will always drift to the upper area of your home. It’s really that consistent.

However, homes are a little different. For one, we treat them to be cooler or warmer than the outside depending on our comfort preferences. Your air conditioner, for instance, is designed to cool all of the space in your home so that the air feels good, even the upstairs air.

So, if there’s an issue with a hot upstairs in your home, then you might have a problem with your air conditioning in Cedar Rapids, IA. Keep reading or call our team to schedule an appointment and figure out what’s going on.

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5 Signs You Need Central AC Repair

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

A central air conditioner is a great investment for your home, but it’s not going to run the full extent of its lifespan without a few hiccups.

Any appliance is going to have components break down due to wear and tear, so it’s only natural that you’ll need to invest in central air conditioning repair in Cedar Rapids, IA. But detecting those problems is a whole ordeal itself.

So, let’s cut right to the chase. We’ll help you locate and diagnose a problem if you call us to have it fixed. Do we have a deal? This ensures that you stay in total control of your air conditioning system and budget, and you get licensed professionals to handle the difficult part of the repair. Only a pro has the tools and expertise to fix these kinds of problems.

If any of these signs sound familiar, then you should get our team to fix them before the summer arrives.

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5 Signs You Need Expert AC Repairs

Monday, March 27th, 2023

So, you’re frustrated with your air conditioner. We get it! Most of the time, when customers or other readers get to this blog, it’s after a long and complicated ordeal with their air conditioning systems.

Perhaps it’s not cooling certain rooms, it’s making noises, or worse, it’s shutting down completely. What gives?

Well, many things can give. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to diagnose an air conditioning system via blog post, or even on the phone. A professional HVAC technician will almost always need to take a closer look at the system and check under the hood.

With that in mind, there’s no problem with informing our customers about some of the potential problems that could be happening, and giving them a few strategies to help deal with them.

Here’s a hint though, the best strategy you could do right now is invest in repairs for your central air conditioning in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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5 Benefits of a Whole-Home Air Purification System

Monday, March 20th, 2023

When you think of the words “pure air,” what do you think of? Go on, close your eyes and let your imagination do all the heavy lifting.

Some people think of a summer’s day in a meadow, where the only smells your nose picks up on are that of lilac, fresh water, wild grass, and maybe the wood of a pine tree nearby.

Others, sometimes think of an indoor space, like a teahouse or a café, the scent of tea leaves or coffee permeating through the air to give the space a “vibe.” Well, if you’ve noticed, these “pure” spaces have one thing in common–they have clean air.

In order for some of those relaxing scents to make it to your nose, the air has to be clean enough for them to be detectable. Mold, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that can waft through your air will take up all the space and make it harder for you to pick up on the smells you like.

In order to achieve the perfect air quality that you imagine in your head, we need to discuss the benefits of air purification in Lisbon, IA.

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The Importance of Regular Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, March 13th, 2023

A water heater requires maintenance. If you’d like your storage tank water heater to reach the full amount of its 8-12 year lifespan, then you’ll be better off scheduling it yearly. These systems go through a lot of stress every year in order to provide us with comfortable water temperatures, so it kind of makes sense that we need to tune them up every once in a while.

Even problems like corrosion can get exceptionally bad when there’s nobody to take a look at the system, flush it, and replace the anode rod. And, for anyone who has a tankless water heater out there, these systems still require maintenance as well. Basically, if you have hot water in your home that you use for cooking, cleaning, and bathing, then you need water heater maintenance in Cedar Rapids, IA. And today, we’d like to explain why in some better detail.

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Maximize Energy Efficiency With Ductless AC

Monday, March 6th, 2023

You’ve probably heard that ductless air conditioning in Cedar Rapids, IA is more energy efficient than some other methods of cooling, but how? Even homeowners who are broadly familiar with AC technology might get a little confused by the idea that these little mini split systems can compete with the big, centralized air conditioning units of just 5-10 years ago.

We’re going to take a deep dive into the technological advancements that these systems espouse. Due to some really nifty changes in how we approach cooling, a ductless mini split system is going to be more energy efficient than other cooling systems, but only in specific situations.

After this blog post, you should be able to determine whether a ductless air conditioning system is right for your home. Or, perhaps you’ll feel confident knowing that your central AC unit was the right call for your house.

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