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Whole-Home Humidifier Vs. Portable Humidifier

Fall is finally here in Iowa and while we are all enjoying the cool drop in temperature, keep in mind that the humidity in your home will soon be dropping as well. Experts agree that a home humidity level between 30% and 60% is optimal. So, if you're running your...

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How to Prep Your HVAC System for Fall and Winter

It is generally a good idea to consider doing some basic maintenance on your air conditioning and heating system at the beginning and/or end of every heating or cooling season. This is our recommended Fall checklist to prepare your home and your HVAC system for the...

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Six Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

How do I know it's time to replace my air conditioner? To replace or repair, again? Replacing your old AC unit is a significant investment, and it’s understandable why you consider and reconsider the decision.How Long Do Air Conditioners Last? On average, an AC unit...

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What temperature should I have my AC set at?

What is the ideal temperature to set my air conditioner at?The bigger the difference between the external temperature and the internal temperature of your home, the more work your air conditioning or furnace is going to have to do. It doesn’t matter how much...

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Aprilaire Humidity Settings

Relative Humidity Guide Aprilaire, like any other humidifier manufacturer, designs their humidifiers to maintain an indoor relative humidity of 35% at an indoor temperature of 70F, anytime the outdoor temperature is 20F or above. Some homes may be able to attain a...

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Repair or Replace?

The HVAC system is one of the most important and expensive parts of any home. As a result, homeowners face a difficult decision when the system starts flashing some warning signs. Homeowners must determine between repairing vs replacing. Any homeowner facing the...

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The Amana Brand

Purchasing an HVAC system has always been a matter of debate between low price and its ability to keep you comfortable. Amana is one of those few brands that has built diverse models of equipment, each one offering a unique set of features. The Best of AmanaIn the...

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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...

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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....

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