Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier Benefits

Balancing the humidity levels in your home is a very simple and important thing to do. Having too much moisture in the air can cause mold and mildew to grow in wet areas and attract unwanted insects and other creatures into your home. Not enough moisture in the air can cause health issues, damage your … Read more

4 HVAC Troubleshooting Tips For Winter

Most people take their HVAC system for granted until something goes wrong. If your furnace breaks down on you in the middle of an Iowa winter, things can get uncomfortable fast. We recommend trying these troubleshooting tips before calling an HVAC professional. Replace Your Filter  It’s a good idea to always keep a few extra … Read more

Outdoor A/C Unit: Covered or Uncovered for Fall/Winter?

There are key times during the year that you need to do maintenance on your heating and cooling system. Early spring for your air conditioner, and early in the fall for your furnace. Outside of that maintenance schedule, people wonder if their outside air conditioning unit may need to be covered once the weather turns … Read more

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, is your HVAC system ready for the freezing Iowa temps? Here are some tips on how to help you get your HVAC system prepared for the cold days ahead! MAINTENANCE Spring and Fall are the best times of year to schedule professional maintenance. Having a … Read more

4 Tips For When Your AC Stops Working

Check Your Air Filter Air filters are what separates the hot, dusty air, from clean, cool bliss. It’s very important that you keep track of when you last replaced your air filter so you can coordinate getting a new one to keep your system clean. Having a clogged filter can block air flow and cause … Read more

Ice Buildup on your AC Unit

Is your AC running but not blowing out cold air? This is a common problem we see in the summer months and it’s usually due to ice buildup on the AC unit’s refrigerant lines. Some can’t believe the presence of ice is possible because of the hot and humid Iowa weather but believe us, it … Read more

DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR FILTER THIS SUMMER

The HVAC experts at Lenz Heating and Cooling recommend changing your air filter every one to three months. If you tend to wait three months, be sure to check on the status of your filter monthly. Dirt and debris in your filter can obstruct air flow, increasing the workload of your cooling system. By replacing … Read more

The Importance of A/C Maintenance

The long Iowa winter is over and it’s finally time to start up your air conditioner for the first time in months. Give your system a head start by making sure it’s ready for the weather ahead. Failing to prepare your system increases your risk of costly repairs and even a system break down. There’s … Read more

Will You Be Affected by the R22 Phase Out?

The production and import of R22 refrigerant became illegal in the United States on January 1, 2020. If you rely on an HVAC system that uses this type of refrigerant, you may have to decide between a system replacement or a hefty refrigerant bill this summer. On January 1, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) … Read more

How UV Coil Purifier’s Protect Your HVAC Systems

Did you know that the evaporator coil is where an air conditioner actually cools the air? The cold refrigerant moves through the coil and evaporates as it comes into contact with the warmer air blown across it from the blower fan. As the coil absorbs the heat, it also causes moisture to condense from the … Read more

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