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

The Health Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers

There are two main factors that contribute to the comfort within your home. The first factor is temperature and the second factor is humidity. Homeowners with whole house humidifiers tend to feel more comfortable in their homes because humid air is warmer than non-humid air. Besides contributing to the comfort in your home, whole house … Read more

My Furnace Won’t Start – Tips you can do yourself before calling for help!

The temperatures are steadily decreasing, and before long, you’ll be turning your furnace on for the first time this year. Chances are, it will come on without a problem, but what happens if it won’t turn on? Here are some simple troubleshooting tips you can do yourself before calling a pro. Check your Thermostat Verify … Read more

Should you cover your air conditioner during the Fall/Winter seasons?

Now that air conditioner season is coming to an end, you might be wondering if it would be best for your unit to be covered with a tarp to protect it from the harsh weather conditions ahead. At Lenz we recommend you leave your unit uncovered. There are a couple reasons that it’s not desirable … Read more

Back to School Saving Tips

Back to school means extra expenses. The cost of school supplies and clothes add up quickly. It is no wonder this time of the year leaves many looking for money saving tips. Thankfully, there are several habits that can help you lower your air conditioning bill and you still be comfortable in your home during … Read more

Troubleshooting Your A/C Before Calling Your HVAC Hero

Why do A/C problems usually happen during a heat wave, when you need your A/C the most? It could be your luck or the fact you only discover problems when running it at max capacity. That’s why system maintenance is so important. Annual Maintenance can allow an HVAC tech to recognize and prevent any issues … Read more

High Energy Bills? Have Your Condenser Coils Checked

Reliable air conditioning is something we all tend to take for granted. We start up our A/C after a long winter break and cross our fingers everything works perfectly on the first hot day of the year. Condenser coils play one of the biggest roles in the air conditioner’s cooling process. They take the heat … Read more

The R-22 Phase Out: What’s Your Plan?

Do you know if the R-22 phase-out will affect you? If your system was installed in 2010 or before, it’s a good possibility. R-22 is a coolant that allows your air conditioner to cool your house down. Effective January 1, 2020 there will be a complete ban on its production and import due to its … Read more

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