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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 Your Career

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.

How Annual Maintenance Protects Your Furnace

Routine furnace maintenance can’t prevent all unexpected repair needs, but it can provide a strong foundation for the health and overall longevity of your home’s heating system.

Plumbing rebates from the City of Sioux Falls

The City of Sioux Falls offers several plumbing rebates because “replacing old, inefficient water-using devices can save thousands of gallons each year.” Home remodels can upgrade your lifestyle – but did you know that they could also save you money?

How Do Fire Sprinkler Systems Work?

Today fire sprinkler systems have become a signature part of building codes as mandatory safety equipment. Learn more about how automatic fire sprinklers protect lives and property.

Transforming Project Management with Technology

We work with a variety of digital systems and equipment that make our jobs more efficient. The Procore system streamlines the many moving parts of service work that occurs on a job site.  
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