Cyclone Contracting Blog

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, ames hvac

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

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 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

Why Choose a Daikin Heating and Cooling System?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Do you need a new furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, or other heating or cooling system for your home? Consider a Daikin heating and cooling system. Daikin provides superior customer service and indoor comfort for families. They're different from many other heating and cooling companies for several reasons. Keep reading to learn who they are and what sets them apart.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

Is It Time to Invest in a Whole-Home Humidifier?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 1, 2017 3:00:00 PM

How’s your indoor air quality during the winter? In many homes, the air gets too dry, increasing the risk of various problems. Did you know poor indoor air quality can have serious effects on your home as well as your health? By controlling your home humidity, you can live more comfortably and keep your home in better shape.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling

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

Rev Up the Furnace! Old Man Winter Is On His Way.

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 20, 2016 10:25:00 AM

If you’re a new homeowner who’s never had to deal with maintaining a furnace before, or you’re unsure how exactly to properly maintain a furnace to keep it running smoothly and efficiently, keep reading! This article includes some great tips to get you headed in the right direction to keep you and your family safe and warm all winter long.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames furnaces, Ames heating

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