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

Satisfaction:

  • Innovative mechanical ...
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Geothermal Repair or Replacement?

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Choosing between a geothermal repair or replacement?  When you’re faced with this choice, it’s beneficial to first consider which major components we see failing today on the older geothermal units.  We’ve seen the most trouble with compressor failures, air coil leaks & TXV’s; worst case scenario – all at once.  While it usually makes the most sense for homeowners to upgrade when there is a failure, here at Rabe Hardware, we encourage homeowners to upgrade while they still have a chance ...

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KOHLER Whole Home Generators

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Home Generators 101

Anytime the power goes out it’s an inconvenience but it can also cause a lot of damage; it can even be life threatening in some cases.  Some power outages have left homeowners without power for weeks.  Chances are the food in your freezer would have thawed and spoiled during that time.  And if you have a sump pump, it could fail and flood your basement.  What if you lost power in subzero temperatures?  Your ...

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3 Easy Ways to Evaluate Home Efficiency

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Evaluating your homes efficiency has never been easier.  With the help of online tools, mobile apps and Certified Energy Auditors (CEA); homeowners can track their energy usage, evaluate areas of their home that may need improvement and save money on monthly utility bills.

While we couldn’t be more excited about the growing number of resources that are available to homeowners, we also realize that the process of evaluating your own home can sometimes be overwhelming.  That’s why ...

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Geothermal Cost Breakdown

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So you think Geothermal is too expensive?  You love the idea of saving up to 70% on your utility bills but can’t justify the initial investment.   What many homeowner’s don’t realize is that your tax credits and utility incentives make the cost of geothermal more affordable than ever. The following geothermal cost breakdown is on an average 4-ton geothermal installation in Central Iowa.

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2013 GeoComfort Awards & Recognition

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(GREENVILLE, IL – April 24, 2014) – Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April 29-30, in La Crosse, WI.   Attendees experienced a great event with access to industry information, geothermal-focused breakout sessions, and celebrated its top dealers from 2013.  Rabe Hardware was one such dealer recognized by Enertech Global for their dedication and sales achievements last year.

Rabe Hardware is located in Blairstown, IA, and received their sales ...

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Ventilating a Tight House

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Most homeowners today are aware that insulating a new or existing home is effective at reducing home heating costs and energy waste, but with all the advantages to building “tight” there is at least one significant disadvantage – lack of fresh air.  A constant supply of fresh air is important to keeping people healthy, maintaining comfort and reducing the risk of long-term damage to building materials.  Energy efficient homes – both new and existing – require whole-house ventilation ...

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