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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At C and K, Inc., 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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How Do I Know When It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 10, 2023
How Do I Know When It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace? Mature adult woman carrying firewood.

Nobody wants a problem with their furnace—but even the most efficient systems have to be replaced at some point.

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Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall

October 15, 2023
Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall. Young Blue-Collar Man Portrait In a Back Yard During The Fall Smiling at the Camera.

Maintaining your heating and cooling equipment ensures it’ll run smoothly the way it should when you need it. Investing your time and money in these seasonal maintenance tasks goes a long way to protect both your Iowa home and your HVAC investment, including your wallet. Well-running systems are more energy efficient, so they end up costing you less to run all season long.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

February 15, 2023
A man ponders on a laptop. Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

The bad news is there is something wrong with your furnace. The good news is it can usually be repaired quickly.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 18, 2022
How Does My Gas Furnace Work? Image of ignited gas furnace.

On a frosty winter’s day here in Iowa, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Ankeny home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone—it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 13, 2022
Image of a worker servicing a furnace. 7 Furnace Maintenance Tips.

The last thing you want to worry about when the weather takes a turn toward winter is a broken furnace. Our team at C and K wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

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Air Conditioner/Furnace Installation in Perry, IA 50220

March 1, 2022

“Trevor and Gabe did an excellent job! They showed up on time and worked hard all day. They spent time explaining the system to us. Trevor recommended the Ecobee thermostat and we are happy he did! Thank You to them for making our experience positive! Barry was very helpful guiding us through our journey of…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 18, 2022
What Does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Iowa home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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