Aprilaire Humidity Settings

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 higher indoor humidity, however, factors such as the age, cubic footage (square footage times ceiling height) … Read more

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 repair vs replace HVAC system decision needs a plan. How much will the … Read more

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 HVAC market, Amana’s central air conditioner and … Read more

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


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

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