Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for January, 2018

Don’t Let a Broken Furnace Give You Midwinter Blues

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

cute dog under the warm grey blanketOf all the appliance repair needs you may have in your home throughout the course of a year, few are more concerning than that of a broken down or malfunctioning furnace in the middle of winter. When you live where we do, a fully effective and efficient heater is essential. To accomplish this, it’s first important that you schedule routine maintenance, once a year, for your furnace.

Next, you’ll want to ensure that any Waterloo, IA heating repair needs that come up during maintenance are addressed right away. Otherwise you could find yourself facing one of the two common furnace complaint calls we get—that the system either won’t start or that the furnace won’t stop running.

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Surge Protection Is Not Just Storm Protection!

Monday, January 8th, 2018

icon of a home designed to look like a computer chipThere are a good deal of homeowners who believe they can go without whole-house surge protection, or don’t even think about it at all. If you’re one of those homeowners, we urge you to read on and learn about why this is so important. Within the last couple of decades, we have all become more and more dependent on electronic devices and high efficiency appliances. When you couple this with inclement weather—particularly thunderstorms—the risk of power surges increase.

But surge protection is not just storm protection! Surges pose a serious threat to your appliances, electronics, and your home in general, even when it’s not storming outside. And you might think that you can just get by with a small, portable surge protector you can buy at the hardware store (a power strip), but this doesn’t give you comprehensive protection—not the kind of protection that a professional Waterloo, IA electrician can give.

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