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Why Do I Need a Humidifier? Woman sitting on couch with eyes closed.

Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

February 29, 2024

Winter is right around the corner and with it comes freezing temperatures, frequent illness, and dry indoor air. If you struggle with discomfort during the winter in your Iowa Falls home, you may benefit from investing in a humidification system. 

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home

February 15, 2024

If you don’t have a humidifier in your Iowa Falls home, then you may not be aware of just how useful these devices can truly be. Humidifiers are particularly handy in the winter but can be helpful during any season because they offer a significant number of benefits, including providing better indoor air quality (IAQ) for your IA home.

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What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

January 30, 2024

So, you’re thinking about upgrading your Iowa heating and cooling system. Have you ever heard of dual fuel? 

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

January 15, 2024

Wintertime is here. That means your family will be spending more time indoors to stay warm.

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Video – How to Prevent the Pipes in Your Home From Freezing

December 30, 2023

Insulate the pipes in your home on exterior walls or in unheated areas such as crawl spaces, garages, basements, and attics. Turn off the inside water shut-off valve that provides water to your outside spigots or hose bibs. Drain each line by opening the spigot until it stops dripping and then turn off the spigot. Use a faucet cover to insulate the outdoor spigot and further protect it from freezing. Seal windows or any cracks that would bring in a draft.

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Video – How to Prevent the Pipes in Your Home From Freezing

December 29, 2023

Insulate the pipes in your home on exterior walls or in unheated areas such as crawl spaces, garages, basements, and attics.

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

December 29, 2023

At Reliable1, we take the safety of our customers in Iowa seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Home’s Air Filter

December 15, 2023

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filters and the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield have a lot in common.

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How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

December 15, 2023

If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help. 

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How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter? A winter blizzard rages outside the back yard bay window where this small, serene potted plant garden grows and blooms oblivious to the season.

How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter?

November 30, 2023

Are you anticipating a higher heating bill this winter? Here in Hampton, temperatures can get pretty low. The only way to ensure you remain perfectly comfortable inside your Iowa home is by cranking up the heat.

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