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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, June 21st, 2021

When it comes time for you to replace your outdated air conditioner, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options available to you. After all, there are many! You might find it easier to go with the same cooling system you’ve always had–but what if this isn’t the most efficient way to go about it? In other words, what if it’s cheaper for you to go with another option?

It might very well be time for you to consider going ductless for your cooling (and heating) needs. Ductless HVAC systems are made up of a single outdoor unit, which is connected to up to four indoor air handlers. Each air handler can be controlled independently, making for a highly efficient and powerful option for homeowners looking for year-round comfort.

If not properly installed or serviced, however, you might run into a few repair needs that are unique to ductless systems.

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Why Your Ductless Installation Requires a Pro

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

woman-in-modern-living-room-remotely-turning-on-ductless-air-handlerHave you ever heard of an AC installation that could lead to an unexpected air conditioning repair in Waterloo, IA? This seems counterintuitive, but amateur installation can absolutely lead to unexpected service needs later on. To ensure that your air conditioner functions as effectively and efficiently as it should throughout the years, then you want to work with a professional for your installation.

There is no exception for a ductless HVAC system.

Rather than operating through a system of air ducts connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless HVAC system breaks up the indoor unit and blower fans into individualized air handlers, mounted high up on the wall in each room it’s installed in. The thing is, ductless installation is unique, and without the right team on your side, you could wind up with problems, which we’ll get to in a moment. In the meantime, read on to learn what makes a ductless system special.

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Unique AC Repairs You Can Avoid with Professional Installation

Monday, June 24th, 2019

air-conditioning-unitsWhen you need quality air conditioning repair service, we’ll be there for you! But, what if we could help you avoid the need for some seriously annoying repairs? Repairs that might have been avoided with professional installation. If you had your air conditioner installed by a general handyman, or you’re thinking of installing an air conditioner yourself, please read on to learn about the repair needs you might run into as a result.

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How Much Will Your Air Conditioner Installation Cost?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

air-conditioner-installation-costSummer is just around the corner, and with it comes warmer temperatures that will require the use of a fully functional and efficient air conditioning system. When that familiar warm air and humidity hits us, you’ll want the peace of might that you are prepared as you can be. If you have an AC system that’s about to call it quits though, then now is the time to consider a Janesville, IA AC installation.

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Should You Invest in a Heat Pump this Summer?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

heat-pump-summer-investThis time of the year is typically when most homeowners in the area begin to focus on getting their homes ready for the warmest part of the year. For many, this means scheduling preventive maintenance to ensure their air conditioning units are ready to do their job.

For others, it may mean replacing an aging system. If you’re in the market for a new cooling system, you don’t have to settle for the same system you already have—there are many options available to you now. For example, you may do well to consider an Evansdale, IA heat pump installation.

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How Does Sizing a New Air Conditioner Work?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Spring is the time to replace old air conditioners with new ones, and if you’ve made the decision to put yours out to pasture, congratulations! As spring turns to summer here in Hudson, IA, this makes the perfect time of year to plan for a new air conditioner: before the heat really hits, when you can shop around and plan for the installation of your new system the right way. While doing so, speak with your technician about sizing your new air conditioner. By that, we mean the system’s output and power levels, not physical size. It’s very important that your new air conditioning system be sized properly, but how does that process work? Here’s a quick primer for you.

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Why is there Frost in My Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the most common symptoms of a problematic air conditioner is the formation of frost on the evaporator coils. At first glance, that doesn’t sound like a big deal. Shouldn’t the air conditioner be cold? But in point of fact, frost on the air conditioning coils is a serious problem that needs to be addressed by a professional technician. With fall finally arriving here in Cedar Falls, IA, now is the time to treat the problem properly. But why is there frost on your air conditioner? The causes may vary, but the effects are unmistakable.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Labor Day has come and gone in Cedar Falls, IA, and while summer may still have a few hot days left in store for us, the colors will be turning before you know it. With the arrival of fall comes cooler weather, and with your air conditioner having done its duty for another year, now makes a perfect time to assess whether it’s ready to be replaced or not. That can be a surprisingly tough question to answer, since each circumstance is unique. But you can answer a few basic details about your existing air conditioner that can help you decide.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Why you should get a high efficiency AC unit for your home


Cedar Falls AC InstallationWhich is a better buy? A higher priced air conditioner? The cheapest air conditioner one can find? When buying an air conditioner one should not look at the price or how new an AC unit is, but focus on the quality. The fact is that purchasing a high efficiency air conditioner proves to be a more profitable investment than a cheaper air conditioner. On the surface the price for a high efficiency air conditioner may be higher but will save one more energy and lessen the cost of energy bills down the road. This will allow one to save more money from energy bills which in turn allows one to save more money if they were to buy a cheap AC unit.

The second reason it is better to buy a high efficiency AC unit is because it is a green investment. One leaves less of a carbon foot print and reduces the amount of pollution by buying a high efficiency AC unit. A green investment such as a high efficiency AC unit will also increase the value of one’s own home encase the homeowner is thinking of selling their home in the future. This is because a house’s green features are progressively becoming more important to those looking to buy a home.

Cedar Falls AC ServicesThe last benefit to buying a high efficiency AC unit is because it has more functionality than a cheaper model would have. One of the most important functions that a high efficiency AC unit has is better control of the manipulation of the temperature. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the perfect room temperature. It is worth buying an AC unit that can achieve in finding one’s own perfect room temperature instead of making it so one has to settle with whatever temperature the cheaper AC unit can handle. Another bonus of a high efficiency AC unit is that it is less prone to break down. If one settles for a cheaper unit and it ends up breaking down. Then one would spend the money they saved in buying a cheaper unit by having to buy another new AC unit.

Certainly getting a high efficiency AC unit is a bit higher in terms of price. However, when making such an investment it is better to invest in something that will definitely serve its purpose to one’s preferred standards.

Looking to upgrade the AC unit in your Cedar Falls home? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 and schedule a service call with one of our experts today!

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