Cyclone Contracting Blog

5 Ways to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing This Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 22, 2017 10:26:00 AM

When temperatures drop below about 20 °F, homeowners start to experience frozen pipes, particularly in less insulated areas of the home like the attic, crawlspace, and garage. While losing water to one or more of your taps is certainly an inconvenience, the damage that frozen pipes can cause if they ultimately burst can be extensive and costly. Here are five ways you can prevent the pipes in your home from freezing in the winter:

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames emergency plumbing

Should I Remodel My Master Bedroom?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Feb 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you're thinking about remodeling your master bedroom, but you're not sure if it's the right time, ask yourself why you want to take on this project. Is it to add value to your home before you sell it? Do you want to create the space you’ve always dreamed of to enjoy for years to come? Do you simply need a change? Regardless of your motivation, consider the following while planning for a master bedroom remodel.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Why Choose a Daikin Heating and Cooling System?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Do you need a new furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, or other heating or cooling system for your home? Consider a Daikin heating and cooling system. Daikin provides superior customer service and indoor comfort for families. They're different from many other heating and cooling companies for several reasons. Keep reading to learn who they are and what sets them apart.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

Is It Time to Invest in a Whole-Home Humidifier?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 1, 2017 3:00:00 PM

How’s your indoor air quality during the winter? In many homes, the air gets too dry, increasing the risk of various problems. Did you know poor indoor air quality can have serious effects on your home as well as your health? By controlling your home humidity, you can live more comfortably and keep your home in better shape.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling

Home Improvement Tips for the New Year

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jan 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If holiday entertaining has left you with a long wish list of projects to make your home more comfortable, accommodating, functional, or efficient, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do. Remodeling magazine has come out with its 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, highlighting the home improvement projects likely to give you the biggest return on your investment in the new year.

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Topics: kitchen remodeling, home remodel

Home Heating Tips to Help You Stay Warm AND Save Money This Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Have you been juggling trying to keep your home comfortable for the whole family while simultaneously attempting to lower your high heating bills? Many homeowners face this struggle during the winter. Here are some great home heating tricks that can effectively increase your comfort and cut costs at the same time!

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, Ames heating, ames hvac

Natural Color Palettes for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 12, 2017 4:09:00 PM

To create ravishing, new color palette options for their handcrafted cabinetry, Dura Supreme looked to nature for inspiration. It may be unpleasant to spend time outdoors during the winter, but the snow, frost, crackling fireplaces, and leafless trees covered in snow contain a distinct sort of beauty. When brought into our homes, winter tones can create dazzling color combinations. Here are several cool kitchen and bathroom color schemes from Dura Supreme for you to consider for your next home improvement project.

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Topics: bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinetry, cabinetry

2017 Home Improvement Trends

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 30, 2016 2:00:00 PM

If you’re thinking about updating your home in 2017, take a look at these current trends to get the ideas flowing. By staying abreast of trends, you increase your opportunities to take advantage of the latest innovations and enhance your home’s value in the current and future marketplace.

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Topics: home remodel

Home Heating & Lighting Tips to Take You Safely Through the Holidays

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM

With all the extra decorations, lights, heat, and flames that come with the holidays, it's important to keep a watchful eye out for any hazards that may be lurking. Keep these home heating and lighting tips in mind throughout the holidays and the rest of the winter season to keep your home and family safe and warm.

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Topics: Ames heating

Keep Your Water Heater Bill Low This Winter with These Tips

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 12, 2016 1:01:39 PM

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating accounts for approximately 18% of energy consumption in the home, which can equate to hundreds of dollars in bills over the course of a year. We know that winter brings skyrocketing utility bills for many families. One way to help lower costs is to lower the water heating portion of your bill. Provided your water heater is in good shape and running properly, follow these simple tips this fall and winter to save yourself some money!

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Topics: ames plumbing, Water heaters, ames water heater

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