Cyclone Contracting Blog

Heating and Cooling Problems You Need to Resolve Before Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 23, 2016 10:43:00 AM

There are a number of common issues homeowners should resolve in the fall before the cold weather arrives. Performing regular HVAC maintenance is required to keep your heating and cooling systems performing efficiently and you and your family safe. Follow these heating and cooling maintenance tips to avoid unwanted costs and unexpected problems this winter.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

Home Improvement 101: 10 Tips for Finishing Your Basement

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 15, 2016 8:01:00 PM

In Iowa, many homes are constructed with unfinished basements, offering homeowners immense home improvement potential! By finishing your basement, you basically create an addition without the cost and hassle that comes with expanding your home’s footprint or building an additional story. Here are our top 10 tips for turning your dark, forbidding basement into a functional and comfortable space that your family will love spending time in.

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Topics: Basement Tips, basement remodel

8 Plumbing Repair Secrets Revealed

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 9, 2016 12:56:31 PM

Many plumbers won’t tell you these things because they don’t want you to know how easy certain repairs are or how you can avoid a service call. But, at Cyclone Contracting, want you to be smart and stay safe, so here are several plumbing repair secrets revealed!

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

4 Great Places to Install Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

A ductless heating and cooling system consists of an outdoor condenser unit and indoor evaporator unit and works similarly to a regular air conditioner. The main difference is that a ductless unit isn’t attached to extensive ductwork that travels throughout a home and delivers air to separate spaces. Instead, a duct-free unit is installed to heat or cool a smaller portion of a building or an individual room. The air from the ductless unit blows directly into the space it’s meant to heat or cool.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

Is It Time to Replace Your Plumbing?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Replacing your plumbing system is probably something you’d rather avoid, but trust us when we say it will be much less painful now than after disaster strikes. If you don’t replace your plumbing on time, you’ll start getting leaks. Soon after, you could have a flood on your hands. So, before you have water or raw sewage pouring into your home, replace your plumbing system, and save yourself thousands of dollars and countless headaches in the process.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames emergency plumber, ames emergency plumbing

Hot Home Improvement Trends to Try Now

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Thinking about doing a little remodeling? Here are some intriguing home improvement trends to get your ideas flowing!

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

Cut Bills and Save Energy with These 7 Heating and Cooling Tips!

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 12, 2016 3:00:00 PM

We all want to cut costs and save money. The following heating and cooling tips will help you do just that, as well as make your home much more comfortable and safer for the whole family.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

Remodeling on a Budget? Here Are 5 Affordable Home Improvement Ideas!

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 5, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Have you been wanting to give your home or yard a facelift but feel constrained by a tight budget? Don’t fret! You can improve your home significantly without spending a fortune. The following home improvement ideas and tips can be inexpensive to implement. So what are you waiting for? Go get to work!

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

There's a Leak Somewhere in My House! What Should I Do?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 1, 2016 1:19:25 PM

If your water bills are higher than normal, you may have a water leak somewhere in your home. Follow these tips to determine if you truly have a leak, and learn how to locate the source of the leak so you can stop it before it causes serious damage to your home.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames emergency plumber, ames emergency plumbing

What Home Improvement Projects Don’t Pay Off in Iowa?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jul 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

When considering remodeling projects, your personal goals, first and foremost, will influence what you choose. It’s likely that those goals involve a combination of enhancing livability for you and your family and adding value to your home. While only you can determine the personal value of added comfort and features, experts are hard at work every year compiling data to help us understand the fluctuating economic value of home improvement projects. Whether the material return on your investment (ROI) is a primary concern or a lower-priority consideration, it’s important to understand how various types of projects are likely to impact the value of your home.

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

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