10 Tips to Prepare your Home for Winter

Now that winter (well at least it feels like winter in November) is upon us, there are 10 simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for the cold weather. Insulation: New Iowa homes now require R49 as a reference to how much insulation you may need in the...
Water Heater Safety

Water Heater Safety

A few years ago there was a great episode of Myth Busters where they tested what would happen if a water heater in a house exploded. The water heater literally shot out of the roof like a rocket! (Watch here) You may be wondering, “Could this happen to me?” Here are a...
Preparing your A/C for Summer

Preparing your A/C for Summer

Since summer is just around the corner, lets talk about air conditioning units. Now is a good time to check your unit to make sure it will function properly this summer in our humid Iowa temperatures. The last thing you need to is to have your a/c not work when you...