Have you been looking into geothermal heating, but ended up put off by high installation costs? It’s often said that these systems pay for themselves, as in, provide such great savings that the initial cost is annulled in a few short years. That’s not all, however. Thanks to geothermal tax credits, Iowa homeowners can now […]
Top Four Benefits of Installing Solar Panels on Your Home
While many of us may believe that the reason why so much energy is still generated by gas and coal power plants is basic economics: these fuels are less expensive. However, while this notion was formerly correct, it has been disproved by a dramatic drop in solar and wind energy costs over the last decade. […]
3 Things YOU can do to keep your furnace working efficiently
As well as having an annual furnace maintenance check, there is some regular maintenance that you can do yourself to ensure your furnace stays in good working order. Replace air filters This is probably the most important do-it-yourself item that will keep your furnace operating efficiently and ensure the air circulating through your home […]
Home & Garden Magazine Features Rabe Solar
Have you seen the Summer 2020 issue of the Cedar Valley Home & Garden Magazine? If so, then you might have read an article on solar power that featured none other than a Rabe Hardware solar system. The system was installed last Fall for a customer in Waterloo, IA with an objective to get as […]
Solar Systems – A smart business investment!
If you’ve traveled through Iowa recently, you probably noticed an increase in the number of solar installations popping up. According to the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA), Iowa has more small-scale distributed solar than most Midwest and Plains states. In fact, the number of solar systems installed in Iowa grew 28% from 2017 to […]
Celebrating 40 Years & Counting!
Ever since it was founded by brothers, Leo and Jack Rabe; Rabe Hardware has been a family owned and operated company. Leo’s son, Jake Rabe, grew up in the family business and at an early age began showing interest in home mechanical services. In 1994, after serving as an F-18 Fighter Jet Mechanic in the […]
A 2019 Fastest Growing Company
(BLAIRSTOWN, IOWA – JUNE 14, 2019) Rabe Hardware is proud to announce that it has been named to the Corridor Business Journal’s annual list of Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Creative Corridor. “We are grateful to receive and share this honor with a remarkable group of companies. We attribute our […]
Rabe’s 2018 Christmas Gift List
Christmas is less than 2 weeks away and you know what that means…. crunch time! If you’re like the majority of Americans, there is still much to do before that magical day. According to the National Retail Federation (NFR), 88% of Americans still have shopping to do between December 12th-December 25th. “Even though many consumers […]
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Do yourself a favor and head over to Instagram to follow @RabeHardware. Here we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest promotions, new products, as well as energy savings and home comfort tips. You’ll get a behind the scenes peek at some of our project installations and perhaps, some of you will remember to tag us […]
Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter?
It’s always better to stop problems before they start, and when it comes to your homes heating system, you don’t want to be left in the cold. An annual furnace inspection and tune-up, performed by a licensed and qualified HVAC technician, will ensure your system is clean, safe and performing at maximum efficiency. Taking the […]