2015 Oldest Furnace Contest Winner

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

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

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 design options. With an ...

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Grand Reopening

Vinton Showroom Grand Reopening – Press Release


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

Oldest Furnace Contest 2015 – Press Release


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

Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

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

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


  • Innovative mechanical design increases ...
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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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