Cyclone Contracting Blog

Brighten Up Your Home with Beautiful New Windows!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Sep 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Do you wish your home had more natural light? Maybe your home has plenty of windows already, but they’re old and drafty. If it’s time to update your windows or install new ones to improve the overall look and feel of your home, you have many options. Learn about several different types of beautiful windows that will let in the sunshine and make your home warm and cheery.

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Topics: energy-efficient windows, Window Replacement, ames window replacement, energy efficient windows ames ia

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

Enhance Any Room in Your Home with Custom Cabinetry

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Aug 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Custom built-ins and entertainment centers are the perfect way to get the most out of your home theatre system, gaming system, or home office (without the compromising style). With a wide selection of Dura Supreme entertainment storage accessories at your fingertips, your speakers, movies, books, and more can be kept organized and easily accessible without making your room look cluttered.

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Topics: custom cabinetry, cabinetry

Money-Saving Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Aug 8, 2017 2:23:00 PM

If you feel like you want to throw something every time you open you energy bill, we feel your pain. Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer can be expensive! The following tips are meant to help you consume less energy so you can shave some money off your energy bills this summer.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

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

Should I Add an Extra Bedroom to My Home?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jul 26, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Have you been considering adding an extra bedroom lately? Whether you’re hoping to sell soon or you need to make space for a new family member, a new bedroom could add value to your home and quality of life. You have several options when it comes to deciding where to add an extra bedroom. Depending on your budget and the layout of your home, you could either build an addition or convert an existing space.

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

Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Jul 18, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance involves much more than simply changing filters and testing thermostats. When done right, an HVAC technician will go through an in-depth safety and efficiency checklist to help ensure longevity, efficiency, and safety of your heating and cooling equipment. Regular maintenance involves cleaning and lubricating various moving parts and performing a series of energy and safety tests.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Why Should I Finish My Basement?

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Jul 11, 2017 1:31:00 PM

The difference between an unfinished and finished basement can be the difference between a dungeon where no one dares tread and a palace! We know it’s not always this black and white, and not every unfinished basement is unbearable, but by remodeling your basement, you can create a designer space you've always dreamed of having and never want to leave! Here are several excellent reasons to finish your basement.

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Topics: basement finishing, Finished Basement, Basement Tips, basement remodel, remodel your basement

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