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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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?

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  • 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.

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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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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