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Why Is Annual Preventive Maintenance Important for My Air Conditioner?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 16, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Many people wonder if they really need annual preventive maintenance on their air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace. To put it simply, yes, you do! Just like changing the oil in your car, your heating and cooling systems require regular upkeep to make sure they continue to run smoothly and don't become a safety hazard for you and your family.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

How Clean Is the Air in Your Home?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 30, 2017 6:06:00 PM

Is the air you’re breathing truly clean?

Most people spend more than 90% of their time indoors but don’t realize that the air inside is often more polluted than the air outside. In fact, concentrations of pollutants indoors are often 2–5 times higher than outdoors, which can affect your health more than you might think. Headaches, fatigue, lung irritation, and foul odors are just a few of the things that can result from breathing in air pollutants regularly.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Is Your Sump Pump Doing Its Job?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 21, 2017 3:41:00 PM

Have you been wondering if your sump pump is working properly? Are you nervous that it won't do it's job when you need it most? Take out the guesswork and place confidence in your sump pump by testing it now so you know it will hold up for you during the next heavy rainfall.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames sump pump

Is It Time to Update Your Plumbing Fixtures?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 3, 2017 2:04:00 PM

Plumbing fixtures can be the focal point of your kitchen or bathrooms. They also have a huge impact on the overall function of these rooms. Is your kitchen or bathroom not performing as well as you'd like? Is the aesthetic appeal...lacking? Replacing old plumbing fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom can be an easy, inexpensive way to update your home, and it can make a BIG difference in how your space looks and functions overall.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

How to Keep Moisture Out of Your Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jul 6, 2017 11:09:00 AM

With all the rain coming down in Ames, Iowa, are you struggling to keep water out of your home? There are many ways moisture can enter your home, from a burst pipe to a leaking roof. One thing is for sure—a large amount of unwanted water in your home can end in a large amount of damage, not to mention the potential health risks involved. Here are a few tips to help you prevent water damage in your home this spring and summer.

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Topics: ames plumbing, Basement Tips, ames sump pump

4 Signs Telling You It's Time for a New Air Conditioner

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 27, 2017 12:37:00 PM

Is your air conditioner getting older? Does it seem to run roughly or break down often? If you have your fingers crossed hoping you’ll make it through the summer, it may be time to take the plunge and buy a new unit. Here are several instances where it would be smart to buy a new air conditioner instead of putting it off another year or two.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 13, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Heat pumps are energy efficient alternatives to conventional heating and cooling systems (such as furnaces and air conditioners). A single unit can both heat and cool a space effectively and has the potential to save you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Plumbing Brands You Need to Know

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 17, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Is it time to update old plumbing fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen? Updating faucets, toilets, sinks, showers, or accessories can be a fairly painless way to modernize your home. We’ve worked with the following companies for years, installing their beautiful products for homes and businesses throughout the Ames area. We love them so much that we want to introduce you to them! Explore their websites, and be inspired.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

Should I Consider a Geothermal HVAC System?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 3, 2017 9:48:00 AM

Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer numerous benefits. They can save you a lot of money, they’re energy efficient, environmentally safe, and quiet, and they typically require little maintenance. At first glance, you may think, “I’d be crazy not to choose a geothermal system!” These types of systems certainly aren’t right for everyone, however. While they may be advantageous for many homeowners, they could be overly expensive and a hassle to install for others. Keep reading to find out if a geothermal system is a good fit for you and your home.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Why Does My House Smell Musty?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 19, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Do you have a musty smell in your bedroom, bathroom, basement, or other part of your home? The smell that emanates from mold or mildew can be enough to make you sick, or at the very least, uncomfortable. If you have mold growing inside your home, your health could also suffer over time. Mold and mildew aren’t things you should overlook. Address the situation promptly, and take steps towards getting rid of the problem to improve your indoor air quality.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling