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5 Ways To Save Money On Your AC and Summer Energy Bill

June 16, 2022

As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 1

May 26, 2022

It is no secret that your oven will toast your house up and cooking on a cold day is nice sometimes, but on a hot day it will warm your house up in an unnecessary way. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

May 18, 2022

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 16, 2022

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 24, 2022

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At C and K, Inc., we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Ames.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

What Does AFUE Mean?

February 18, 2022

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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What Is a Heat Pump?

January 17, 2022

home more comfortable by using heat that already exists. It pushes heat from outdoors to indoors (to warm) or pulls heat from indoors to outdoors (to cool). 

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How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter?

January 17, 2022

Are you anticipating a higher heating bill this winter? Here in Ames, 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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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

December 30, 2021

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a significant area of concern as a contributor to potential health problems.

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7 Things You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters

December 16, 2021

Hot water is one of those things everyone takes for granted in our modern society. A hot shower on a cold winter evening is relaxing. Hot water washes away dirt from laundry and grease from pans. And hot water comes in handy as an emergency defroster. Most homeowners in Ames are accustomed to reserving a…

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