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The Groundhog Has Spoken, Six More Weeks Of Winter!

2/7/2018 6:00 AM

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow… So… Six more weeks of winter it is! Here in the Midwest, we’ve seen a few days with some heavy snow, lots of ice, and the kids have been enjoying their snow/cold days off from school. And it’s not ending just yet.

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This One Thing Can Make Your Home So Much Better

1/31/2018 6:00 AM

As homeowners, we know we need to take care of our homes and maintain them to keep them running efficiently. Dusting and vacuuming, cleaning out gutters, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, and keeping our appliances running well is essential. But do you know what ONE thing you can do to help not only keep your utility bills lower but also keep your whole family healthier? It’s as simple as changing out your furnace filter each month!

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Signs Your Furnace May Be Failing

1/24/2018 12:00 PM

It’s been a tough winter here in Nebraska and Iowa. Our temperatures aren’t staying consistent at all. Furnaces are heating homes with temperatures outside hitting negative numbers, then the very next day, it may be warm enough to crack open the windows in your home and let in a little fresh air. If your furnace is older or unreliable, you may worry every time you have to switch it back on. How can you tell when your furnace is starting to fail?

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Making Sure Your Home Is Prepared For Midwest Winter Weather

1/10/2018 11:32 AM

Is your home prepared for potential snow or frigid temperatures? Extreme cold temperatures can be hard on you, your vehicles, and your home!

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The Dangers Of Snow & Ice On Outdoor Condensers & Furnace Vents

1/3/2018 1:00 PM

You have insulated the pipes in your plumbing, you have programmed your thermostat, you have changed your air filter, and you have added seals around your doors and windows to protect your home from air drafts. That first snowfall hits and your heater isn’t working efficiently. What could be wrong? Did you remember to check your outdoor condenser and furnace vents to make sure they’re not blocked by snowdrifts?

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Extra Tips To Prepare Your Home For Winter

12/13/2017 6:00 AM

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how to prepare your home for colder weather; preparing your furnace for colder weather; why you need a whole home generator for Midwestern winters; preparing your home’s plumbing for colder weather; the benefits of whole-home humidifiers for Midwestern winters; the benefits of home automation in the winter months; your home’s winter plumbing maintenance checklist; and holiday electrical safety tips for your home. In addition to all of these topics, there are a few additional things to get your home ready for the winter months in Nebraska and Iowa!

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Preparing Your Furnace For Colder Weather

10/11/2017 6:00 AM

It is time to start switching out your closet from shorts to sweaters, from flip-flops to boots, and from t-shirts to parkas. The Air Conditioning is going to be turned off, and the Heating will be kicking on. It is important to prep your furnace for fall and winter before it is too late. Your system could need repairs, if you don’t know before it is too late, you and the family will be wearing extra layers in your house.

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How To Prepare Your Home For Colder Weather

10/4/2017 6:00 AM

It is important to get your house ready for the colder months ahead to keep it safe. Often, there are many different places that people overlook when it comes to preparing for the colder weather.

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Residential Zoned Temperature Control

8/30/2017 6:00 AM

Imagine having all of the light switches in your home on one switch. This is the approach that many take with their home’s heating and cooling system. Even though different areas of your home have different temperature fluctuations and needs, just like the individual family members who live there.

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Furnace Smells - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

12/8/2016 1:25 PM

In the winter, your furnace is most likely your most-used appliance, and it’s often overlooked until there’s an issue. With the temperatures dropping in the Midwest, by now, you’ve probably given in and turned on your furnace. It’s normal to have a weird smell come through your vents the first time you turn on your furnace each winter, but do you know what smells to have checked out by a ServiceOne professional? Whatever you do, don’t ignore any of these smells - a problem with your furnace could potentially lead to a fire in your home!

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