Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for December, 2015

Consider a Humidifier this Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Winter is officially here and with 2016 on its way, now is the time for fresh starts. If you’re troubled by low humidity during the colder months here in Cedar Falls, IA – with its litany of discomforts – you should consider a whole-house humidifier for your home. The installation takes little time, provided you use the right service, and the advantages can be considerable. Here’s some information on how the system works and what it can do for you.

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Why Is Low Air Flow a Problem for Your Heater?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Here in Cedar Falls, IA, many homes still rely on forced-air furnaces for heat. They’re reliable systems and they can provide quality comfort levels at minimal cost. But like all appliances, they run into trouble from time to time, and you need to be able to spot the problems when they do. In particular, it’s important to know when the air flowing through your system is lower than normal, for it can create a serious issues for your entire system. Here’s a quick breakdown of why low air flow is a problem for your heater.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Here in Cedar Falls, IA most homes still rely on traditional tank water heaters, which are dependable and time-tested means of providing hot water for your home. But they’re not the only system out there and if you’re looking for a new water heater this holiday season, you might want to consider a tankless system. Instead of using a big tank to heat up the water, tankless heaters use superheated coils to warm the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your sink or bathtub. It costs more to install and tends to work best in smaller homes with fewer members (though multiple units can be installed in larger homes). But the benefits can be considerable, and you should consider them while asking if a tankless water heater is right for you.

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Never Attempt Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Here in Cedar Falls, IA, we pride ourselves as being pretty self-sufficient, and homeowners may be accustomed to handling little repairs around the house themselves. With plumbing, however, this can be a big mistake. No matter how small or seeming inconsequential the issue, it always pays to have a professional take care of them problem instead of attempting plumbing repairs yourself. Why? We’ve laid out a few very good reasons below.

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