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Don't Forget to Maintain Your Ductless Heating and Cooling System

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Oct 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Daikin ductless mini-split heat pumps make it easy and convenient to heat and cool your home. Their small size and flexibility for zoning (heating and cooling specific, individual rooms or spaces) makes them highly efficient and effective.

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Don't Overlook the Mold Growing in Your Bathroom

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 5, 2017 7:25:00 PM

Mold can cause a number of problems, from poor indoor air quality, allergies, and health issues to odors and damage to your home. Don’t overlook the musty smell or mold or mildew growing in your bathroom. Be proactive by dealing with any current problems and cleaning your bathroom regularly so you and your family can breathe freely and live more comfortably (and safely).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indoor Air Quality Best Practices for Home Remodeling

Posted by Jordin Pitt on May 31, 2017 12:21:00 PM

As you tackle your next home improvement project, be sure to follow good practices to keep your living environment as safe and healthy as possible. Here are several ways to minimize harmful odors and chemical exposure as you remodel your home to help you sustain good indoor air quality.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, Ames Heating and Cooling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

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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