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We’re a top-rated, full-service mechanical contractor dedicated to bringing you a seamless design/build project experience from start to finish.

Celebrating Mark’s 25 Years at Howe

At Howe, we’re focused on building a family-like workplace where our people can thrive. We believe in providing opportunities for personal and professional growth to ensure our team has the right tools to build a lasting career. This month, we’re proud to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of our Fire Protection Inspector, Mark! In celebration of this milestone, we sat down with Mark to learn more about his career journey.

3 Effective Sump Pump Options to Keep Your Home Dry

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As one of your home’s primary appliances, it is critical that you keep your sump pump functioning properly. Typically, a sump pump will operate well for 10-15 years. After that time, your sump pump will likely need to be replaced. By maintaining your sump pump regularly, you can ensure it works when you need it most.

Why You Should Consider a Whole-Home Humidifier This Winter

As the temperature outside continues to drop, so does the humidity in your home. Dry air can cause itchy skin, bloody noses, static electricity and more. To deal with these uncomfortable living conditions or to relieve respiratory symptoms of a sick family member, you may decide to buy or use a small, portable, ultrasonic cool mist humidifier. Problem solved, right? But, there may be more to the story.

Howe the R22 Refrigerant Change Will Affect You

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On January 1, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a ban on the production and import of R22 (a common refrigerant used in air conditioning), except for continuing service needs of existing equipment. On January 1, 2020, production of all R22 refrigerant will be banned.

Be comfortable in your own home!

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Never underestimate the impact that your home’s air quality can have on your health. During the winter months air dries out, and bacteria and viruses enter your home. Did you know your home air quality could actually be making you and your family sick?

Howe's Culture, Interview with Dan E.

We recently sat down with one of our Fire Sprinkler experts to talk about Howe Inc. and what it is like to work for the company. When Dan Erikson first started at Howe Inc. he had no experience in the fire sprinkler field. Through hands on training and educational seminars, Dan has become an expert and has now proudly worked with Howe for 5 years and was recently promoted to Fire Protection Service Coordinator.

Why-Fi Thermostats?

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When contemplating ways to improve your home, many times the thermostat might get overlooked. With summer fast approaching, a Wi-Fi thermostat just might be one of the best upgrades to add to your home. You may find yourself asking, however, what are the benefits of using a Wi-Fi integrated thermostat?

Truly 24/7

You never plan for your air conditioner to break down on the hottest night of the summer or your furnace to stop running during a below zero weekend, but doesn’t it seem like that is when it always happens?

The Solution to Dry Winter Air

Suffering from dry eyes, itchy throat, or a cold you just can’t get rid of? Stop blaming your coworkers for your cold; it might be your home getting you sick.

Howe to Start Career in HVAC

The Howe Apprenticeship program costs an estimated $3,700 per year, completely paid for by us. No school loans, no out of pocket payment, and no previous knowledge needed.

The Importance of System Upkeep

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Not all commercial buildings are up to par when it comes to the working order of their Fire Protection System or HVAC System.

Don't Ignore the Signs

As a homeowner, and South Dakotan, you know the importance of a working furnace. The weather gets cold here and it’s crucial that your unit is working properly to make sure the temperature inside your home isn’t the same as it is outside. Watch for these warning signs to avoid a failing furnace this winter!

Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Rainfall?

Many houses around the Sioux Empire have basements, and it’s not uncommon for those basements to flood or leak during heavy rainfalls. To protect your home from moisture problems and flooding, a sump pump can be installed in your home.

Adding a Water Softener to Your Home

Having hard water in your home’s water system means there are high levels of calcium and magnesium in the water, which can be harmful to appliances, pipes and to you.

Controlling Heating and Cooling in Vacation Homes

Owners of cabins and vacation homes know that heating and cooling can lead to high-energy bills and are finding that updating from a manual thermostat to a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat bring many benefits.

Q and A with One of Our HVAC Experts

Howe offers complete commercial HVAC services for projects of all sizes throughout a four state region including South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Our commercial HVAC service team leader, Adam Sundermann, explains a few things about commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

It’s time to put air conditioning maintenance on your radar to ensure having a cool, comfortable home once the high temperatures arrive. Here are a few proactive tips to help make sure your air conditioning is ready to go, and how to keep it functioning properly this summer.

Prevent Problems with your Water Heater

Instead of making the mistake of ignoring your water heater until an irreversible problem arises, you should take precautionary steps to prevent costly fixes later.

Consider a Home Humidifier This Winter

Dry air inside homes is known to cause health problems including dry skin, irritated sinuses or throat, cough, itchy eyes, and can lead you to becoming sick. As the weather gets colder and the air gets drier, you might want to consider adding a humidifier to your home this winter.
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