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How You Can Reap the Benefits of Home Automation

October 16th, 2017

modern looking homeHave you ever been away from home for an extended period of time, or even just at work for the day, and thought to yourself, “I’d really like to check in on my house”? We’ve all been there. At some time or another, you’ve likely wondered if you left the lights on unintentionally, kept your HVAC system going for too long, or even forgot to lock your front door.

The good news is, there is a way to have access to your home at all times, no matter how far away from it you are. With a home automation system, professionally installed by an experienced Waterloo, IA electrician, you can check in on whatever is important to you in your home, from work or across the country. Choosing a pro for the job will ensure a job done right, and will help you reap the full benefits of home automation!

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Can Your Drains Benefit from Store-Bought Cleansers?

October 2nd, 2017

water running down a drainThe short answer to this is “no.” Let’s not leave it at that though. We understand you may be wondering why, if store-bought drain cleansers are so bad, are they so widely popular and sold in stores throughout the country? It’s not that they don’t have a purpose to serve, but the problem is essentially that these chemical solutions only provide a temporary solution and don’t get to the root of the problem.

Have a look at some of the reasons why you need professional Waterloo, IA drain cleaning services, rather than trying to deal with it on your own with caustic chemical drain cleaners.  

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

September 18th, 2017

Beautiful frost pattern on a window in blue tones. Can be used as a winter / holiday background.With temperatures still hovering in the high 80’s and low 90’s last week, it’s hard to imagine the need for a discussion around frozen pipes. However, the official start of fall is here in just a few days, and with the seasonal change comes a change in temperature. In fact, our temperatures drop to below 30° Fahrenheit—below the point of freezing—by late October, on average.

This means that the unthinkable could very well happen. That’s right, you can find yourself dealing with frozen pipes. While we have the resources you need to find a professional Waterloo, IA plumber, we’re happy to help you by sharing some tips on how to defend against frozen pipes before they even occur.

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Does Your Home Need Electrical Repairs?

September 4th, 2017

magnifying glass sitting on top of electrical blueprintsIf you’ve had a circuit breaker here and there, or perhaps have noticed lights flickering somewhere in your home from time to time, you may not worry right away. But if you have an older home with an equally old electrical system, it may very well be time for concern.

Electrical problems can be serious, even if their relatively benign symptoms don’t make it seem that way. The fact of the matter is, electrical fires account for hundreds of injuries, and even fatalities, every year—and many of them can be prevented.

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Dalton Welcomes New Team Members

August 29th, 2017

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (August 29, 2017) – Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. announces four new hires: John Abbott, Brad Pieper, Jordan Schmitz and Duane Wilson.

“We are excited to see our team grow and know these new employees will be an essential part of our family in no time at all,” said Dave Krejchi, Owner. “It’s important to mentor new professionals in the industry to maintain high quality service for years to come. We welcome our new employees and look forward to working with them.”

  • John Abbott is a veteran HVAC Technician and brings more than 30 years’ experience to Dalton.
  • Brad Pieper is a Level 1 HVAC Technician and is currently working towards his HVAC certification.
  • Jordan Schmitz is new to the industry and was hired as a Level 1 Apprentice.
  • Duane Wilson is a Level 1 Plumbing Technician with 8 months experience in this industry.

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About Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces

Dalton has served the Waterloo area’s needs since 1959 with quality home improvement solutions. Their success is defined on how comfortable their customers are in their homes at the completion of a project. With the recent addition of electric services, Dalton truly is a one-stop-shop for home comfort. Learn more at daltonphc.com

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Choice for You?

August 21st, 2017

Earlier this year, we went over some of the benefits of heat pump systems, stating how efficient they were to use as a cooling system. One of the best parts of these systems, though, is that they are year-round climate control systems—providing effective cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. As the weather begins to cool, now is the perfect time to start thinking about a Waverly, IA heat pump installation, if you’re considering a new heater before winter comes.

If you’re looking at new heating systems this fall, you would do well to consider the many advantages that a heat pump brings. A heat pump operates according to the same principles of a central air conditioning system, except that it has a reversing valve that allows it to heat during the winter.

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How Can You Lower Your AC Use?

August 7th, 2017

family of 3 sitting in living room in front of fansTemperatures may be slightly cooling down around here, but that doesn’t mean we’re quite out of the woods yet with our summer temperatures. You’ve probably been using your air conditioner on a pretty regular basis for the past few weeks, and as such it’s only natural that you’d like to find a way to cool off that doesn’t require spending so much on energy bills!

Perhaps the better question, however, is rather than how to lower your AC use, how to get the most out of your air conditioner and how to stay cool otherwise, to reduce your reliance on your cooling system, and therefore reduce your cooling bills. Of course, when you do need air conditioning services in Janesville, IA, we are the team to call. In the meantime, we’ve shared some helpful tips below.

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Experiencing This? Time to Call a Professional Plumber!

July 24th, 2017

call-plumber-timeIt can be fairly difficult for the average homeowner to detect whether or not their plumbing system is in good condition at any given time. In fact, you probably prefer not to think about your plumbing system at all, so long as it continues to work for you the way it always does, right? Out of sight, out of mind! This isn’t the best approach to take with your plumbing system, though.

Of course, whether you’re looking to prevent problems or have an emergency, you can turn to us for highly trained, professional plumbers in Evansdale, IA. In the meantime, though, we’d like to help you minimize plumbing damage by informing you of warning signs you should watch out for—if you notice any of these, give us a call!

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How Can Ductless Cooling Benefit You?

July 10th, 2017

ductless-cooling-benefitWe probably don’t need to tell you that in our area, effective and efficient cooling is an absolute necessity. For some homeowners, who may not have had a central unit installed in their home when they moved in, this means getting by with noisy window units. But do these actually do an effective job of cooling? Fortunately, there is another option—the ductless mini split.

Ductless systems are among the most reliable home cooling solutions there are, and are made just for those of us who don’t have ductwork installed in their home, or whose homes cannot accommodate the placement of air ducts. So, should you invest in a Waterloo, IA ductless system installation?

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The Surprising Benefits of Ceiling Fans

June 26th, 2017

ceiling-fans-surprising-benefitsTemperatures may still be relatively mild for now, but with summer officially here, it’s only a matter of time that we begin using our air conditioners on a daily basis. When this happens, it’s only natural that you want to find a way to cool your home as effectively and efficiently as possible, and keep your cooling costs down.

The good news is that you don’t have to try to use your air conditioner less just to save money—there’s no reason for you to sacrifice your comfort just to save a few bucks. You may be surprised by how much one simple electrical addition to your home can help with this. That’s right, we’re talking about a Cedar Falls, IA ceiling fan installation.

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