Your Solution for Energy Savings

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As the demand for energy continues to grow each year, it should be no surprise that the importance of energy consumption and efficiency has become more critical.  With the cost of electricity expected to rise in the future due to federal regulations in support of climate change; energy efficiency is quickly becoming the cheapest and fastest way to cut energy bills while reducing carbon pollution.

Here at Rabe Hardware, we’ve seen a steady shift in homeowner’s attitudes ...

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What Are Tax Credits Anyways?

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What’s so exciting about tax credits?

How are they different from tax deductions?

Tax Credits are awesome!  I mean, who doesn’t like getting a good deal or the opportunity to take advantage of free money?  Essentially, that’s what tax credits are – free money – money that is subtracted from the amount you owe in taxes.  Take for example, the current 30% Federal Tax Credit on the installation of a qualifying GHP (Geothermal Heat Pump) system.  ...

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2016 Best Outdoor Grills

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Summer, the season most commonly associated with sunny afternoon backyard parties.  You know – those parties where the “grown-ups” enjoy each other’s company, the kids run around and play in the sprinkler; all while the incredible aroma of tasty burgers and steaks fill the air.  You’ve been there right?  I think it’s safe to say that for most of us we can’t remember a summer without grilling – nor do we want too!

With grills playing such a large role in ...

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5 Tips to Go Green and Save Green this Earth Day

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Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd for the last 45 years to provide awareness on climate change, sustainability and energy efficiency.  It’s about a movement to consciously take action on a daily basis to reduce our negative effects on our environment.  Consider the impact you could have on our planet by integrating “green living” into your daily life, starting in your home.

To celebrate Earth Day, here are 5 home improvement ideas that will help you “go green” ...

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2015 Oldest Furnace Contest Winner

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RABE HARDWARE ANNOUNCES 2015 OLDEST FURNACE CONTEST WINNER

One lucky Eastern Iowa resident wins a free energy-efficient Lennox furnace.

[Vinton, IA] Rabe Hardware, Eastern Iowa’s most trusted residential and commercial mechanical contractor, has declared a winner in the company’s “Oldest Furnace Contest.”  The promotion, which ran in conjunction with Rabe Hardware’s “Vinton Showroom Grand Reopening”, offered a new high-efficiency Lennox furnace to a homeowner with the oldest functioning residential furnace in Eastern Iowa.  The company is ...

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Mendota Hearth – Women’s Choice. Our Choice. Your Choice

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Mendota, not only Rabe Hardware’s top choice for luxury indoor gas fireplaces and inserts but also the award recipient of the 2016 Women’s Choice Award; according to a press release recently published by the Mendota Hearth/Johnson Gas Appliance Co.

The Mendota Hearth product line consists of high quality gas fireplaces, inserts and other hearth products that produce the exact look and feel of a woodburning fireplace. Mendota hearth leads the way in ...

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Vinton Showroom Grand Reopening – Press Release

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RABE HARDWARE’S VINTON GRAND REOPENING NOVEMBER 20TH

Eastern Iowa’s one stop showroom for all your heating and fireplace needs.

[Vinton, IA] Rabe Hardware’s Home Comfort Headquarters located in Vinton, Iowa, invites the community to their official grand reopening celebration on November 20th from 4pm to 7pm at 112 W. 4th Street in downtown Vinton, Iowa.

The grand reopening is a free event to introduce Eastern Iowa to the area’s most expansive fireplace remodel and showroom.  With over 25 operable fireplace displays, indoor and outdoor ...

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Oldest Furnace Contest 2015 – Press Release

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RABE HARDWARE TO GIVE AWAY A NEW, ENERGY-EFFICIENT FURNACE IN OLDEST FURNACE CONTEST

Contest gives residents in Eastern Iowa a chance to win a new energy-efficient Lennox furnace

[Vinton, IA] Rabe Hardware, Eastern Iowa’s most trusted residential and commercial mechanical contractor, announces a new contest searching for the area’s oldest working home furnace.  The Oldest Furnace contest gives area homeowners a chance to win a free energy-efficient Lennox SLP98 furnace installed free of charge by one of their NATE certified installers.

“As a ...

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

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Is your HVAC system ready for the Winter? Don’t get stuck in the cold.

Fall is the perfect time to prepare your system for the heating season.  Get your heating system ready for winter, reduce energy costs and improve home comfort with Rabe Hardware’s Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips.

Replace Furnace Filter Check and Replace Filters

Changing your unit’s filters will improve efficiency, lower monthly utility costs, prevent system failures and avert expensive emergency repairs.

 

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Water-to-Water Heat Pumps

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Water-to-water heat pumps, heat and cool water for hydronic radiant applications like: radiant floor heating, domestic hot water and snow/ice melt.  GeoComfort® Compass® Series Water-to-Water geothermal systems allow for constant and uniform heat distribution without hot and cold spots.

Here’s a list of features and benefits per Enertech Global’s product literature.  Enertech Global manufactures’ GeoComfort geothermal heat pumps for residential and commercial applications.

GeoComfort® Water-to-Water Features & Benefits

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  • Innovative mechanical ...
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