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Geothermal Repair or Replacement?

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

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

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

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

(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

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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Hydronic Radiant Snowmelt Systems

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Understanding LED Lighting

LED Lighting: “LEDs, or light–emitting diodes, are semiconductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current is passed through them.”  (http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=ligh ting.pr_what_are)

LED lighting is a type of Solid State Lighting (SSL) which is extremely energy-efficient. When first developed, LED’s were limited to singlebulb use in applications such as instrument panels, electronics, pen lights and, more ...

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Honored for Promoting GeoComfort® Geothermal Systems

Honored for Promoting GeoComfort® Geothermal Systems

(GREENVILLE, IL – June 1, 2013) – Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April  23-24, in Dubuque, Iowa. Attendees experienced a great event with access to industry information, corporate updates, and celebrated its top dealers from 2012. Rabe Hardware was one such dealer recognized by Enertech Global for their dedication and sales achievements last year.

Rabe Hardware is located in Blairstown, Iowa, and received their sales award for ...

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Maximum home comfort with an HVAC Zoning System

Zoning is a subject that comes up time and time again this time of year because many homeowners experience uneven cooling throughout their residence. In most of these cases, a homes forced air system uses a single thermostat to control the entire homes heating and cooling needs; which can be tricky if trying to heat and cool a multistory residence or have rooms that receive different levels of use.

Many times we’ll see this in homes with finished ...

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