Early Furnace Maintenance

Though the late summer weather might dictate otherwise, fall is just around the corner. So it’s a good time to start thinking about early furnace maintenance. Annual maintenance will ensure that your oil or gas burning furnace is not only keeping your household warm, but that it’s running at maximum efficiency. Keeping your furnace clean […]

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Maintaining Healthy IAQ in Your Apartment

Regular readers of this blog are already familiar with the necessity of healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). A poor IAQ can severely affect the health of your household; triggering allergies, exacerbating asthma and causing upper respiratory problems and sickness. We’ve dealt with IAQ in single-family dwellings, but how does it relate to apartments? The IAQ […]

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Considering Hybrid Heat Pump Systems?

Photo Source  If you are looking into an alternative heating system that offers reduced energy costs, more efficient temperature control and a lower carbon footprint, a hybrid heat pump might be your best option. Des Moines weather, with an annual high temperature of 60.3 degrees and an annual low of 41.4 degrees, is ideal for […]

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The Versatility of Box Fans

Photo Source  The Versatility of Box Fans While a Des Moines summer can get fairly uncomfortable, our lows are pleasant enough for outdoor ventilation in the mornings and some evenings. A great way to save on utilities during the summer is to utilize box fans to help with home ventilation. Box fans are an inexpensive […]

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Pet Fire Safety

Source  We finish off our pet safety week with some important tips for pets and fire safety. It’s important that owners educate themselves on how to prevent their pet from staring a fire – and how to keep them safe from fire as well. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 500,000 pets […]

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