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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 air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

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, air source heat pump, heat pump

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, Geothermal Energy, What is Geothermal Energy

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, ames indoor air quality

Why Won't My Toilet Stop Running?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Toilets can be temperamental. They can act up for a variety of reasons and wreak havoc on your bathroom floor. Today, we're going to address running toilets. In many cases, this problem can be easily fixed without the help of a professional plumber. A toilet that runs continuously typically doesn’t end in disaster, but it can waste a LOT of water and disturb your tranquility.

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Topics: ames plumbing

Projects to Add Value to Your Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 29, 2017 4:04:00 PM

Have you been thinking about making some updates around your home? Home improvement projects—both large and small—can make a big difference in the value you get out of your home while you’re living there as well as when you’re ready to sell. Your short-and long-term plans and your budget will naturally affect what projects make sense to undertake, but here is a sampling of ideas for making your home more enjoyable now and more valuable when it’s on the market.

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Topics: home remodeling

Why Is One Room in My Home Always Cold?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 22, 2017 1:01:00 PM

Are you frustrated because a certain area of your home doesn't warm up like the rest of the house? There could be a number of reasons for this problem. Instead of cranking up the heat so most of your house is warmer than it needs to be, try one of the following suggestions. Depending on where the problem lies, the solution may be simple and inexpensive, or it may require more time and money.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames hvac, duct cleaning in ames

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 15, 2017 1:01:00 PM

Don’t be left in the cold! Know the signs of a failing water heater so you can replace yours at the right time. It’s better to be prepared and take time to find the right type of water heater instead of having to purchase one in a panic after yours fails suddenly.

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Topics: Water heaters, ames water heater

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