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November 1st, 2022

Did you know that on average, 22 veterans take their life each day due to mental health challenges?

That is why, as a Veteran-owned company, Dalton is saying THANK YOU this Veteran’s Day. Central and Eastern Iowa have the highest concentration of Veterans in the State, so we are giving back by donating $22,000 worth of improvements to 22 local Veteran Service Organizations in 2022.

Dalton will evaluate each of the 22 organization’s electrical, plumbing, and HVAC needs, then choose 3 winners to receive their needed upgrade.

Please join us in supporting those who fought for our freedom.

An additional incentive for VSOs – 22% of any work they choose to do with Dalton from Nov. 11th and December 31st will be donated directly to Iowa Veterans Mental Health- 11% in Daltons’ Name and 11% in the VSO’s name.

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5 Signs You Need Expert AC Repairs

March 27th, 2023

So, you’re frustrated with your air conditioner. We get it! Most of the time, when customers or other readers get to this blog, it’s after a long and complicated ordeal with their air conditioning systems.

Perhaps it’s not cooling certain rooms, it’s making noises, or worse, it’s shutting down completely. What gives?

Well, many things can give. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to diagnose an air conditioning system via blog post, or even on the phone. A professional HVAC technician will almost always need to take a closer look at the system and check under the hood.

With that in mind, there’s no problem with informing our customers about some of the potential problems that could be happening, and giving them a few strategies to help deal with them.

Here’s a hint though, the best strategy you could do right now is invest in repairs for your central air conditioning in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Our 2023 Emergency Leak Checklist

March 27th, 2023

If you’ve been frantically searching online for what to do in this nightmare situation, then the first thing we want to say is congratulations! You’ve come to the right place. Take a deep breath, maybe grab a glass of water, and think about how far you’ve come.

Leaks can be all shapes and sizes, but they’re never good and almost always frustrating. If you have a leak dripping from your ceiling, a pipe in your basement, or even coming up from the floor, then you’re likely scared about the negative effects of it. The good news is that if you act fast and get the right professional on the job, you can mitigate most of the negative effects and get back to your normal life.

So, put those gloves on, grab your phone, and let’s get to work! This is going to be your handy checklist for dealing with a leak and getting great plumbing service in Waverly, IA.

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5 Benefits of a Whole-Home Air Purification System

March 20th, 2023

When you think of the words “pure air,” what do you think of? Go on, close your eyes and let your imagination do all the heavy lifting.

Some people think of a summer’s day in a meadow, where the only smells your nose picks up on are that of lilac, fresh water, wild grass, and maybe the wood of a pine tree nearby.

Others, sometimes think of an indoor space, like a teahouse or a café, the scent of tea leaves or coffee permeating through the air to give the space a “vibe.” Well, if you’ve noticed, these “pure” spaces have one thing in common–they have clean air.

In order for some of those relaxing scents to make it to your nose, the air has to be clean enough for them to be detectable. Mold, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that can waft through your air will take up all the space and make it harder for you to pick up on the smells you like.

In order to achieve the perfect air quality that you imagine in your head, we need to discuss the benefits of air purification in Lisbon, IA.

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The Importance of Regular Water Heater Maintenance

March 13th, 2023

A water heater requires maintenance. If you’d like your storage tank water heater to reach the full amount of its 8-12 year lifespan, then you’ll be better off scheduling it yearly. These systems go through a lot of stress every year in order to provide us with comfortable water temperatures, so it kind of makes sense that we need to tune them up every once in a while.

Even problems like corrosion can get exceptionally bad when there’s nobody to take a look at the system, flush it, and replace the anode rod. And, for anyone who has a tankless water heater out there, these systems still require maintenance as well. Basically, if you have hot water in your home that you use for cooking, cleaning, and bathing, then you need water heater maintenance in Cedar Rapids, IA. And today, we’d like to explain why in some better detail.

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Time to Listen to Your Heater

March 13th, 2023

What would happen if your appliances suddenly woke up and could speak? It would make for some pretty good entertainment, and if you’re a screenwriter who happened upon this blog, then take the idea and run with it! But for everyone else, it’s fun to imagine for a second that our heating systems might strike up a conversation with us. What would they talk about? How would they sound?

Well, we’re not just bringing this topic up for giggles. There’s a real truth behind the fact that we pay less attention to the parts of our lives that don’t directly talk to us. Our heating systems can take a beating, and because they don’t have eyes or mouths to voice their frustrations, nothing gets done until they break down. Today we’d like to talk about how your heating system might beg you for heating service in Waverly, IN, and why that could be a big problem.

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Maximize Energy Efficiency With Ductless AC

March 6th, 2023

You’ve probably heard that ductless air conditioning in Cedar Rapids, IA is more energy efficient than some other methods of cooling, but how? Even homeowners who are broadly familiar with AC technology might get a little confused by the idea that these little mini split systems can compete with the big, centralized air conditioning units of just 5-10 years ago.

We’re going to take a deep dive into the technological advancements that these systems espouse. Due to some really nifty changes in how we approach cooling, a ductless mini split system is going to be more energy efficient than other cooling systems, but only in specific situations.

After this blog post, you should be able to determine whether a ductless air conditioning system is right for your home. Or, perhaps you’ll feel confident knowing that your central AC unit was the right call for your house.

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Electrical Fire Safety Tips for Homeowners

February 27th, 2023

Every home in the 21st century needs electricity. Even those tiny, off-the-grid homes, usually have some kind of generator that gives them the power to charge a phone or keep the lights on. Electricity is what makes our homes modern, they give us access to appliances and heating, automatic dishwashing and laundry, and much more.

However, an electrical system can be dangerous when it’s not installed or maintained properly. You’ve all seen these kinds of disasters in movies and television shows, where an exposed wire meets water or another exposed wire. There’s a reason why surge protectors and grounded outlets are so important, and we’re going to cover that topic today. It’s possible to keep your home safe from electrical fires and hazards, it just takes professional help. So, let’s discuss how an electrician in Marion, IA can help you with keeping your home safe.

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3 Tips for Better Heating

February 27th, 2023

We’re almost at the end of winter, which means we’re trying our hardest to give our heating systems one final push before they can hibernate for the warmer months. This means that anything you can do to improve your heating is going to be a good idea. Go ahead and change the air filter, set your thermostat to a mild temperature, and ride out the rest of the winter in good shape.

But what if we told you there were some methods that could improve your heating next year and the year after that? These tips are not just for the immediate future, but they could heavily impact your heating in the next few years. Let’s focus on some great tips that homeowners might not be aware of so they can help avoid heating repair in Waterloo, IA unless it’s absolutely necessary. And in some cases, it will be!

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Yes, Your Furnace Needs a Safety Inspection

February 20th, 2023

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this blog, we need to be clear that gas furnaces are safe. We would never, under any circumstances, install a system that was unsafe in your home, so you can rest assured that this is the case.

Sometimes a furnace can become unsafe through years of wear and tear, neglect, and sheer bad luck. And one of the best ways to deter this problem is with professional furnace maintenance in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Maintenance isn’t just a tune-up. It’s a safety inspection and it’s going to be the difference between a winter when you’re constantly nervous about the gas and fumes that are inside of your system, and one where you sleep soundly every night. We want to talk today about the benefits of a heating system safety inspection, and why you’ll always want to trust a licensed professional to get this done for you.

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What Is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

February 13th, 2023

No matter what age you are, whether you’re celebrating the golden anniversary this year or you just graduated high school, you probably watched cartoons at some point. They’ve always been fun and entertaining for kids, even in the Steamboat Willy era. But cartoons also have a habit of showing us less-than-realistic depictions of some real-life things, especially plumbing events.

A gushing water leak or a cartoonishly large wrench are usually the things people think about when they imagine an emergency plumbing situation. These aren’t realistic depictions of what your plumbing emergency might actually look like. Frozen pipes or a sewer clog could be a plumbing emergency, but you’ve likely never seen that on TV or in the movies!

Let’s talk about how you can better tell if you need emergency plumbing in Cedar Rapids, IA, or if you can wait a few days to schedule a normal appointment.

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