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Colder days are coming — now is the time to prepare
October 4, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, President

The dog days of summer are finally in the rearview mirror. Even though the temperature is falling, your home and furnace will still be called upon to work hard in the coming months. October is National Energy Awareness Month, and now is a good time to consider what projects you can do to help improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Don’t wait until winter to prep your home for cold weather
September 26, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, President

Iowans are breaking out their favorite football team’s apparel, sweaters and pumpkin-flavored treats. That can only mean one thing. Fall is here.

Fight fall allergies with these proactive steps
September 12, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, President

It’s pretty common to hear people complaining about allergy symptoms in the springtime. But fall allergies are just as real and can cause as much discomfort for those who suffer from them. Ragweed is the biggest culprit this time of year — about 75 percent of people allergic to spring plants also have reactions to ragweed. Mold and dust mites are two more common allergens that can cause your allergy symptoms to flare up during September and October.

Heat rises: Keep your upper floor cool
August 24, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, President

You’ve heard the saying “heat rises” a thousand times. Turns out, it’s true. And it can affect how comfortable you are in your home. Watch this video for some tips on keeping the temperature consistent throughout your whole house — especially upstairs.

The 7 best ways to save on energy costs for the rest of the summer
August 9, 2017
By Chuck Gassmann, President

Are your energy costs rising along with Iowa’s summer temperatures? Since you’re running your air conditioner day and night, you might dread reading that utility bill each month. Don’t give up on saving energy and money, though!