Cyclone Contracting Blog

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

Host Holiday Meals with Your New Kitchen

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 5, 2016 10:01:00 AM

If you’ve always wanted to host your family’s holiday gathering but don’t have a kitchen that’s up to the job, consider a remodeling project to transform your kitchen into a comfortable, efficient space where you’ll love spending time. While you’re making your home more enjoyable, you’ll also be adding to its value!

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Topics: kitchen remodeling

Meet Cyclone Contracting's Interior Designer, Jordin Pitt!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Nov 28, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Meet Jordin Pitt, our interior designer! Find out what she thinks about her job, being female in the home improvement industry, and where she sees home remodeling trends heading in the future.

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

Tips to Help You Host Thanksgiving Without Losing Your Mind

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 17, 2016 1:36:52 PM

Thanksgiving is a big deal for many families. Whether you're hosting the largest meal of the year for the first time or you’ve done it dozens of times in the past, you're probably feeling some pressure. Not only do you want everything to go smoothly, but you likely have some finnicky in-laws to impress as well. The house needs to be cleaned and decorated (and kept that way), and there's a lot of organization to be done, or your home could quickly turn chaotic. It's a lot of work hosting Thanksgiving, but there are ways to ease the stress.

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Topics: ames plumbing

How to Prepare Your Sump Pump for Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 14, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Usually, when you think of your sump pump, it’s during the middle of a spring or summer rainstorm. You don't need to worry about it in the winter, right? Actually, sump pumps do require attention during this time of year. It’s important to prepare your pump for the cold weather, or it could succumb to damage and won’t work properly when you need it most. Here’s what you need to know about winterizing your sump pump this fall.

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Topics: ames sump pump

How Do I Keep My Pipes from Freezing This Winter?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 3, 2016 1:02:57 PM

Whether you’re heading south for the winter or leaving for an extended vacation, make sure to take precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting before you go. Frozen pipes can end up costing you a lot of money, potentially destroying parts of your home if they burst. So, before you leave your home in the cold this winter, follow these safety tips and precautions.

 

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

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