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How Are Outside Temperature Fluctuations Affecting Your Home’s HVAC?

4/11/2018 10:34 AM

Well, we have had an absolutely GORGEOUS transition into spring here in the Midwest, right? Mother Nature doesn’t seem moody at all (ha, ha). Where are the green plants starting to poke through, robins starting to sing, and days getting warmer? This week alone, we will see sunshine, snow, rain, cold, and high temps. We have been fielding a fair amount of calls and questions about what these temperature fluctuations could be doing to your home’s HVAC system.

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Your HVAC Glossary

4/4/2018 6:00 AM

If you have ever shopped for a new furnace or air conditioner, or even had a technician out to assess your home, chances are that you did not understand a word that came out of their mouths when explaining issues or maintenance requirements with your system.

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Homeowners’ Spring Maintenance Checklist : Cleaning Up With The Joneses

3/7/2018 6:00 AM

Spring weather is coming, and with it the bright exposure of sunshine. What will that brightness reveal to everyone in your neighborhood? Are your gutters full of leaves? Are your sidewalks cracked? Do you have dead foliage around your home? Did your siding take a hit during the last snow/ice/windstorm?

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The Low-Down On Residential Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems - Part 1

2/21/2018 6:00 AM

Is it possible to have a residential heating and cooling system that effectively and efficiently heats or cools your home to comfortable temperatures, while also reducing your utility costs, and while preserving the environment? The answer is… YES!

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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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