The past year was difficult for monarch butterflies. Iowans can help support the monarch butterfly by planting milkweed and other flowering plants in their gardens, yards and even road ditches.

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September is National Preparedness Month. One of the most important steps in preparation is to have emergency supplies on hand. The following are tips to help you or loved ones create an emergency kit.

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The past year was a difficult one for the eastern monarch butterfly. Adding habitat will help conservation efforts. The state’s monarch conservation plan can potentially increase the size of the breeding monarch population in Iowa and the Midwest by 10-25% per generation. 

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Heating and cooling account for about half the energy used in a typical home, so it’s a great place to use less energy. When used wisely, your thermostat can help reduce wasted energy. 

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Summer fun is just around the corner! Now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for warmer weather. Consider following these 10 tips to help keep your house cool and save on your energy bills this summer. 

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In many homes, about half of the conditioned air leaks to the outside every hour. The good news, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, or if you’re hesitant to invite contractors into your home right now, is that you can seal air leaks on your own with a little time and effort. 

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With the arrival of spring, there are some specific things to look out for regarding electric safety. Remember, you can’t see, smell or hear electricity, so it’s very important to take these precautions seriously.

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Invest in tried and true tips before exploring high-tech possibilities

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