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Would You Benefit from a Water Softener System in Your Home?

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / February 10, 2023

Owning a home comes with a lot of decisions—some of which might be new to you. For instance, you’ve likely heard people discussing the “hardness” or “softness” of water before, but what does that mean? And how does each type of water impact you and your family as consumers?


Soft Water vs. Hard Water

First, it’s important to understand what it means when water is soft or hard—and the answer is very simple. Natural water sources contain a variety of minerals like calcium and magnesium….

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3 Reasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heater

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / November 14, 2022

When we think of water heaters, most of us picture a bulky, cylindrical tank that lives in our basement or utility room. This type of water heater has been around for a long time, and as with most things, it’s since been improved.

As the name indicates, tankless water heaters remove the need for a storage tank. Instead, they heat your water on demand, as needed.

So, what does this mean for you as a homeowner?

You won’t run out of hot water

We’ve all been in…

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Make Your Home More Accessible with a Main Floor Laundry Room

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / September 20, 2022

Make Your Home More Accessible With a Main Floor Laundry Room featuring two washers

Many homes have traditional basement laundry rooms, designed to keep dirty laundry out of the way and separate from common living spaces. This layout also decreases the number of areas impacted in the event of flooding caused by machine mishaps.

While this is a great setup for some homeowners, it isn’t sustainable for individuals or couples that want to age in place. As our bodies get older, things like stairs can…

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The Benefits of Installing a Second Water Meter

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / July 25, 2022


If you are a turf guru or gardening enthusiast—or maintain either on your property —then you know the commitment required to sustain the perfect lawn or crop. This commitment often includes a consistent watering schedule, especially in the driest, hottest months of summer.

Are You Losing Money?

We applaud your dedication, and your landscaping might even be the envy of the neighborhood. But we want to make sure you aren’t throwing unnecessary money away. When your water meter is read, the usage contributes to the…

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Expert Advice for Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / June 23, 2022

Aside from your kitchen or bedroom, your bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your home. It’s easy to write it off, but it could be one of the most beneficial remodels you do. Of course, there’s the obvious purpose of a bathroom, but it’s also the space where you apply that new skincare product you’ve been excited about, add finishing touches before you head out to meet friends, teach your kiddo best handwashing practices, and so much more.

A lot of…

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How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / May 27, 2022

Tankless water heaters deliver hot water instantly when you turn on your shower or faucet. How does it do this? It may seem like magic but it’s not.

1. When a hot water tap is opened, the tankless water heater detects the flow

2. The flow sensor activates to determine the amount of hot water needed

3. The igniter activates

4. The gas control valve opens to supply the correct amount of gas

5. The burner ignites providing a flame to heat the water

6. Cold water passes through…

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Our Customer Experience: “knowledgeable, transparent, responsive”

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / February 2, 2022

our customer experinece

Rick first came to us for an in-floor radiant heating project. Throughout the project, he worked with several people on our team from our receptionist, to estimators and installers. Based on his review of the project, we asked some follow-up questions that we hope will give you an insight into our customer experience. 


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Top 4 Reasons To Get a Fall Furnace Tune-Up

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / September 30, 2021

Furnaces are notorious for being energy hogs—but they don’t have to be. Think about how often your furnace runs during the Iowa winters. It’s heating and circulating a lot of air every year. If you’ve ever changed your furnace filter, you know how quickly dirt and dust can accumulate when your furnace is running. A regular furnace tune-up (we recommend scheduling one every fall before the cold weather hits) can help save you money and prevent bigger…

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Fireworks and Fireflies Returns Labor Day Weekend

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / August 24, 2021

Fireworks and fireflies

Fireworks & Fireflies is back for 2021. Although the event is typically scheduled in July, organizers decided to move the event to September to accommodate a larger crowd and help kick-off the Labor Day holiday weekend. And just like in 2019, Hanna Plumbing and Heating is the presenting sponsor!gif of hanna mascot and fireworks

This event is free to the public because of the sponsors who continue to support Fireworks…

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How to Clean Your Sump Pump

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / July 19, 2021

If your sump is working properly, you probably don’t think about it very often. But taking the time to clean it once a year can help it last longer and catch any problems before you end up with a flooded basement. Let us walk you through the process in six easy steps. 


For this process you’ll need a piece of plastic sheeting or a large garbage bag, a scraping tool, a large bucket, a garden hose, and a…

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