Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for November, 2014

Save Money With A Thermostat Today!

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Benefits of a Thermostat Upgrade


Thermostat InstallationWi-Fi thermostats are quite popular and easy to use. They can control your home or business temperatures from anywhere. This product can make your life easy and uncomplicated. Initially, there is additional costs to get it going but the money you save on energy will more than pay for that initial cost.

Wi-Fi Thermostats can be Controlled Anywhere

What makes this product so useful is that it can literally be controlled anywhere in the world. For example, if you want your home to be warm and inviting before you get home from a cold and windy day outside, simply set the setting for your home from your office or other location and your home will welcome you with warm and comfortable temperatures. It is important to note that you can use your cellphone, tablet or laptop to control the settings of your wi-fi thermostat.

Improves Efficiency and are Easy to Use

Keep in mind, a wi-fi thermostat also gives you updates and alerts about the maintenance of your thermostat. For instance, if the air filter needs to be changed, it will tell you so. The wi-fi thermostat makes your heating and cooling systems work more efficiently and productively.

Wi-Fi Systems are Precise, Energy Efficient and Look Great!
It’s a known fact that a wi-fi system is more precise. The variations and swing are much less compared to regular thermostats. You will also enjoy the savings that come with wi-fi thermostats. It is definitely user friendly. Most people are able to save 20 percent more than with a traditional thermostat. Most importantly, wi-fi thermostats have a unique, contemporary and trendy look, which adds to the beauty of your home. Some may not know it but you can change its display so that it matches the interior of your home.

Alerts also come with the Wi-Fi Thermostat

Most importantly, you can receive alerts to your email or smart phone concerning the variations of your home’s temperatures. For example, if you home is getting too hot or too cold, your applications on the Wi-Fi can easily take care of that.

To conclude, Wi-Fi thermostats are loaded with benefits! Talk with your heating and cooling contractor or check out your local hardware store!

Is the varying temperature in your Cedar Falls home making you consider a thermostat installation? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc.  today at (319) 266-3513 for top quality installation services.

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Top Drain Hygiene Hacks For Your Home

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Drain Clog Prevention


Drain CleaningOne of the most common and annoying problems that many people have with their plumbing systems is clogged drains. Clogged drains happen all the time, and many people wonder why it keeps happening to them. The answer is simple: Drains clog because of what you put down them. Unfortunately, many people consider sink, drains and toilets as some kind of liquified waste and garbage disposal systems. Part of the solution to preventing clogged drains lies in educating people about the limitations of their plumbing systems, however, the best solution is always calling professional Drain Cleaning services.

Generally, plumbing drain systems are designed to carry certain waste materials combined with a limited amount of paper and other minimal bi-products with a larger amount of water. It is the force of the water alone that pushes debris out of the drain and eventually into the main sewer line. Eventually, the debris in a drain or sewer line can build up to the point where the water can no longer move them, resulting in a clogged drain line.

How Can I Prevent Drain Clogs
One of the best ways to prevent drain clogs is to pay attention. During the coarse of your everyday activities, you should pay attention to what is going down your drains and toilets. Make sure that nothing goes down your toilet except waste and a reasonable amount of toilet paper. Also, make sure that you have a good strainer on all of your sinks. The strainers will catch unwanted debris such as food waste and hair. These things will clog up your drain real quick.

While it is a good practice to take every precaution you can to keep your drains free and clear, you will need the help of a professional plumber to ensure that your plumbing system is running at its best.

Professional Drain Maintenance

Regular and routine drain maintenance is essential in keeping your plumbing system functioning at its best. A professional plumber has the knowledge, skill and equipment to provide a wide variety of drain maintenance services that will keep your home’s plumbing operating perfectly.

Professional plumbers will come to your home with equipment that is specifically designed to clear out your drains. Professional plumbers s plumbing “snakes” of all sizes to clear out each and every drain in your house. They will use specialized hydro-jetting equipment to completely clear out your main sewer line; leaving it aw clean as it was when it was new. Only a professional plumber can ensure that your drains are as clean as they should be.

Are you looking for Drain Cleaning services in the Cedar Falls area? Look no further than Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc. , call us today at (319) 266-3513. 

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The One Home Tip You Must Never Forget

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Heating & Cooling Systems’ Air Quality

Indoor air quality is one of the most important things going in your building. Your workers need to have quality air to breathe, but you also need to have a clean building to work in. When you are trying to make your building a clean place to work, you must consider several options that make this possible.

What Does An Air Handler Do For You?

An air handler is a large air filter that helps to clean the air in your building. It is a large unit that sits in front of your heating and air units. Your air handler can be set to any air quality you like, and it can help you control the air quality in the building all during the day.

Why Do You Need This?

HVAC ServicesThe air quality in your building impacts your workers more than anything else. Low air quality in your building will cause people in your building to get sick more often, productivity will go down and you will spend an incredible amount of money on paid sick days. If your workers are being paid an hourly wage, you are going to hurt their monthly paycheck.

Also, clean air in your building can help to make your building a better place to work. People who work in research and development need to have clean rooms where they can develop new products. A hospital needs to have sterile air to protect the patients, and operating rooms need to have air that is perfectly clean.

Installing These Items

When you want to have these items installed in your space, you need to make sure that you install the right type of device. We can measure the size of your building to make sure we offer you the right unit. We can also provide you with a number of different filters that will help to control the quality of the air.

When you take notice of the air quality in your building, you will find that your workers do not get sick, your development wing has a nice place to work and your business is a better place to be.

Concerned about the air quality inside your Cedar Falls home? Take action and call Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc.  today at (319) 266-3513. 

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Must Know Home Owning Tip!

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Saving Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance


When it comes to you home, you want to make sure everything is up to par and working properly. By routinely checking things around your home, you could actually be saving money. Instead of waiting until the last minute to repair things around your home, stay on top of everything and repair them before the repairs become too costly. When it comes to plumbing maintenance, this is a must as water damage to your home can cost you hundreds, and maybe even thousands, of dollars to fix.

Preventative plumbing maintenance can not only save you money, but it can also improve the efficiency of your pipes and faucets. This in turn lowers the amount of water consumption. Another way to save on water consumption is to replace you old shower heads, which can save you up to 8 gallons of water per minute. If you notice a leaky faucet in your home, you want to look into getting this fixed right away. A leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons a year if left alone. It’s also a good idea to check on your water heater every once in a while to make sure the temperature isn’t too high as this could be costly. If you notice that your water meter has drastically changed, this could be an indication that you have an undetected leak somewhere in your house.
Another way for homeowners to save money is by checking the plumbing of your home throughout the different seasons. For the spring and fall, make sure your gutters, downspouts, and yard drains are free of debris and aren’t blocked. As the weather gets colder, you’ll want to disconnect your hose and store it away for the winter. Keeping your hose connected will cause the hose to freeze and connecting pipes can also freeze and break.

If you notice standing water after a heavy summer downpour, this can be the result of broken or leaky pipes. This is never a good sign as standing water is a breeding ground for insects and germs, making it unsafe for everyone in your home, especially kids and pets. You’ll need to hire a professional plumber to help take care of this problem and get the area professionally cleaned before making use of this area once again.

There are many things homeowners can do to prevent plumbing damage to your home. By catching things right away, homeowners can save money and prevent further damage in their home.

Looking to save money in the long run? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc.  today at (319) 266-3513 for plumbing maintenance services in the Cedar Falls area.

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