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Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric & Fireplaces Receives Excellence Award from Lennox® Industries

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Company Earns Award for Outstanding Business Accomplishments

Cedar Falls, Iowa (March 22) – Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, recently received the Lennox® Centurion Award from Lennox Industries, an international heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer.

Mike Hart, Lennox’s Vice-President Residential Sales presented the annual award to Dave Krejchi, Owner of Dalton during a recent ceremony in Dallas. The Lennox® Centurion Award recognizes the top 100 Lennox® residential dealerships in each Lennox® sales region for outstanding accomplishments and performance.

“Earning the Lennox Centurion Award emphasizes Dalton’s progress as a leading marketer of residential comfort systems, who delivers exceptional comfort and service on every job,” said Douglas L. Young, President and COO of LII Residential Heating & Cooling.

Established in 1959, Dalton employs 24 and services the Cedar Valley.

“We’re committed to offering the best products available to our customers and our partnership with Lennox allows us to keep that promise,” says Krejchi. “To win the Centurion Award, a dealer must embody the Lennox brand promise in their market, and we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award.”

A worldwide leader in home comfort, Lennox® Industries markets its air conditioning and heating
products through a network of more than 7,000 North American dealers.

To find out more about how Dalton can help you with your home’s heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs, call 319-493-3137 or visit our website at Daltonphc.com.

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Why Should I Schedule a Maintenance Session for my HVAC System?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We’re approaching the end of the summer here in Cedar Falls, IA, which means that prudent homeowners will begin turning off their air conditioners and turning on their heating systems. This makes an ideal opportunity to schedule a maintenance session for your heater, your air conditioner, or both. Maintenance sessions aren’t strictly repair sessions. They’re more like a tune-up, designed to help keep your system in fighting shape. Why should you schedule a maintenance session for your HVAC system? The answers can be found below.

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Get the Purified Air You Deserve

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

How Does an Air Purifier Work?

 

 

Health Benefits of Air Purifiers

Without air purifiers, tons of dust, mold, and other debris would build up in the air and vents of a family’s home. This in turn can cause a wide range of health problems such as asthma, bronchitis, lung infection, and all sorts of other illnesses.

This is why having a good working air purifier is vital to the health of all inhabitants inside a house. Immediate benefits of a good working air filter include better breathing, less dust accumulations, and cleaner air. Air purifiers use very effective methods of cleaning air, such as using activated charcoal.

How Air Purifiers Work

There are many different types of air purifiers such as air cleaners, HEPA cleaners, ionizing purifiers, ozone generators, and absorbent air purifiers. However, they all use the same principle to purify air by running air through some sort of filter. For instance, air cleaners runs air through a fabric that filters and strains out all debris and dust particles, leaving fresh, clean air.

These type of air purifiers are in almost every heater/cooler system inside a house. On the other hand, there are air filters that use activated charcoal to filter air. More advanced air purifier systems use ionized electric charges to purify air.

Are All Air Purifiers the Same?

All air purifiers are definitely not the same. They may all clean air, but some do a much better job than others do. An activated charcoal based air purifier will clean air far better than a simple air cleaner, due to activated charcoal’s large surface area. An ionized filter may perform even better than an activated charcoal filter. However, it’s important to keep in mind that with better quality comes greater price.

The filters in air purifiers to need to be changed every so often. Some of the better ones can last longer before changing is needed, hence, the price. In other words, what type of air purifier a person wants will depend on their budget and needs. Although the better purifiers may cost more, they may pay off in the long run.

Want the fresh purified air in your Cedar Falls home? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 and breathe in the purified air you deserve.

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Must-Know Information About Your Home's Furnace

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Dealing With Your Furnace

 
In the dead of winter, the last thing someone wants is an issue with their furnace. However, as with most mechanical items in our homes there can be common problems that could cause it not function correctly and therefore not produce the warm home we need. Some of these problems you may experience include a furnace that produces no heat which could be caused by a thermostat problem, a pilot light that is out, or maybe even an electrical issue.

Another issue you may have is that your furnace is not producing enough heat. This could be as simple as an obstructed air flow problem or your gas burners needing adjustments. Alternatively your furnace could have problems that cause it to turn off and on in an excessive amount. This might be caused by the dirty air filter or something more serious such as a problem with the blower motor.

Benefits of Timely Repairs

There are several reasons why you should conduct timely repairs on your furnace and your overall HVAC system. First, it will cost you less over the life of your system if you conduct the maintenance and repairs when they are called for vice waiting until you need the system to be functional because of the weather outside.

Second, these systems are mechanical in nature and engineers are constantly looking for ways to improve them. Waiting to make the repairs could put your system in danger of becoming an out of date and obsolete system. When this occurs there are no longer repair parts and it may call for a total replacement of your system. Another reason and the most important reason for conducting the timely repairs on your furnace are for the safety of your home and system. As previously mentioned, these furnace systems are mechanical in nature that are run on either electricity or gas. An issue with these systems could be a sign of a serious problem that could potentially be a fire hazard.

When to Call a Professional

Furnace RepairWith any potential repair of an HVAC system, a homeowner needs to understand what they can do themselves and when it’s time to call a professional. For this there is a simple litmus test, first can you identify what is wrong with your system? Second, is the repair within your rational scope of knowledge? Obviously some repairs such as changing out an air filter, or thermostat, or maybe relighting a pilot light are probably easy fixes for most homeowners. But the idea of changing out a blower motor, or checking its belts maybe something that is better left to a professional HVAC contractor.

Looking to hire professional HVAC technicians for your Cedar Falls home’s furnace repair? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 for our quick and efficient services. 

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Forgot About The Air Filter Again?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Air Filter Replacement

 

Cedar Falls Heating & CoolingChanging your air filter is a chore that many of us tend to forget about. It is a simple task that we over look and take for granted. Though air filters are a small part of the home they pay a major role. Switching air filter’s in a timely manner can help to maintain a safe and comfortable environment while saving you money.

When you change your air filter in a timely manner you are helping to keep your home safe and free from particles that can cause an allergic reaction or trigger asthma. Failure to change your air filter will result in various particles being circulated back into your home. This can become dangerous for you and your family. Dust, pollen, and other particles can trigger an asthma attack, allergic reaction, or cause other repertory issues to develop. Keep your family safe by changing your air filter in a timely manner.

Air FilterIn addition to helping keep your family safe, changing your air filter in a timely manner can help maintain the comfort level in your home. An air filter that is not changed in a timely manner can cause your HVAC system to accumulate dirt and become clogged. When this occurs, your HVAC system can stop working properly. A malfunctioning HVAC system will not be able to provide an ample amount of heat during the cold months or cool air during the hot months. Don’t put your family’s comfort at stake, make sure that you change your air filter in a timely manner is order to make sure your HVAC continues to provide heat and cool air when needed.

Finally, changing your home’s air filter in a timely manner can help to save you money. Failing to change your air filter, will more than likely lead to an HVAC system that is clogged with accumulated dust and other particles. This clog will can cause your system to work harder in order to provide your family with needed heat or cool air. A system that works harder than usual means that more electrical current will be used to power these particular efforts. More electrical use by your HVAC system will lead to a hike in your utility bill. Also, you HVAC system can become damaged due to being overworked or clogged resulting in repair costs. Don’t let this happen to you, be sure to change your air filters in a timely manner in order to help save money.

Does your Cedar Falls home need urgent air filter replacement? Dial (319) 266-3513 now to contact Dalton Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Inc. top notch services. 

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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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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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It's Getting Chilly Out There!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

How Often Should I Have Furnace Tune-Up Services?

 

Cedar Falls HVACFall is here and with it cooler temperatures. This is the time to regularly change your furnace filter and have your furnace checked out. Because you will be using your heating system more often and a great deal of air will be flowing through your ducts and into your home, it is important to ensure that your furnace is in good shape.

Winter Months Require Frequent Furnace Filter Changes

During winter months it is important to change your furnace filter regularly to keep the air in your home safe and healthy. Because you and your family will be staying inside more, it is important to inspect your air filter once a month and change them every two to three months.

Damage Can Occur From Clogged Furnace Filters

Air filters collect small particles of pet dander, pollen, dust throughout the day and before long they can become clogged. When filters become clogged, it causes the blower to work harder, which in turn, increases your energy bill. If the blower overheats, it can burn out. Keep in mind, that when air flow is reduced, it takes longer to heat your home.

Inadequate Heating Systems: Can Lead to Carbon Monoxide Exposure
One of the most effective things you can do to prevent a build up of dust and dander is to change your furnace filter regularly. Most importantly, your furnace should be checked once a year. Inadequate heating systems can lead to carbon monoxide exposure. It is the heat exchanger that should be inspected thoroughly once a year. The heat exchanger acts as a barrier between your home and the gases and fumes produced by your furnace.

Annual Furnace Inspections Keep your Heating Systems in Good Repair

It is important to note that in addition to safety, an annual furnace inspection is an effective way to protect the investment you have in your heating system. There are several reasons way furnaces fail such as humidity, improper installation, dirty filters and improper venting.

To conclude, furnaces need regular care and maintenance in order to keep them in good repair. Besides the above mentioned steps, always keep the area around your furnace clean and unobstructed, and most importantly, leave the furnace work to HVAC experts.

Serving your Cedar Falls community everyday. Give Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at (319) 266-3513 for guaranteed quality furnace inspection services!

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Top 7 Heat Pump User Tips

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

7 Heat Pump Tips For New Users

To understand how to use a heat pump, you must first understand what a heat pump is. A heat pump transfers heat from one fluid to another. The first fluid must be at a lower temperature while the second fluid must be at a higher temperature. This process actually defies the natural heat flow which usually starts with a higher temperature and transfers to a lower temperature. Because of this unnatural process, the heat pump is similar to a water pump.

How does a heat pump work?
It has a closed circuit where a specific refrigerated fluid flows through it. Depending on the temperature and pressure, this refrigerated fluid can be either a liquid or a gas. A heat pump is the best and most efficient way to heat your home. It will give you three times more heat than the amount of energy it used to transfer it. Sick of those sky rocket heating bills? Then, the heat pump is just the thing for you.
You might think of a heat pump and think that of course, it has something to do with heat, which is true. What you might not know, is that it can also function as a central air conditioner. The heat pump doubles as both heat and air! It does this by taking the heat from the inside of your house and transferring it outside.There are three different types of heat pumps including air-to-air, geothermal, and water source. They all take the heat either from the air, water, or ground from the outside of your house and then transfer it inside or the opposite, from inside to outside, depending on whether you are using the heat pump to heat up or cool down your home.Even though the air-to-air and the water source heat pumps already decrease energy use by a lot, the geothermal heat pump decreases it even more by 30%-60%. It also decreases humidity. Another great benefit of using a geothermal heat pump is that they are extremely durable and you can always rely on them. Fortunately, geothermal heat pumps are supported in many different kinds of homes.

Heat PumpHeat Pump Tips:

1. Do not control your heat pump’s thermostat manually because this will make the electric heating system come on.
2. Install a programmable thermostat with different functions for your heat pump. You can have a professional do this or even do it yourself.
3. If you are currently suffering from high electric bills, consider a heat pump and find the best one that is suited for you.
4. Remember that a heat pump is to be used to cool or heat a home so do not rule it out just because you live in an extreme climate, hot or cold, and think that a heat pump is not for you.
5. The environmental choice of a heat pump is the geothermal one.
6. One of the great things about a heat pump is that it is very efficient being that instead of burning fuel to create heat, all it does is transfer it.
7. Using a heat pump can reduce your electric bill by 50%.Buy a heat pump today and you will love the benefits!

Want to install a heat pump in your Cedar Falls home? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 today for quick and reliable services.

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What You Must Know Before Hiring Heating & Cooling Services

Friday, September 19th, 2014

What To Look For When Hiring a Heating & Cooling Company

 

Cedar Falls HVACThe three main important criteria to consider when choosing a heating and cooling company are license, insurance and experience. Jobs involving the heating and cooling of any structure can get quite complex and should be taking seriously. There are secondary criteria that can be acknowledged, but these 3 are what ensure that the job is done right the first time around. This article will illustrate why they are important from the home and business owner’s perspective.

License

When a business or home owner is able to get away with hiring a non licensed and accredited company or individual to do a plumbing job satisfactory, is not usually the same for heating and cooling. This aspect of the home is usually quite complex, and if the home or business owner doesn’t think responsibly, the possibility of having a the incident reoccur or left incomplete is highly likely. When choosing the right company for your heating and cooling job, a home or business owner should probe the company’s website and verified that they possess the required license and accreditation. This should be done prior to confirmation with that particular company’s hiring.

Experience

HVAC ServicesThis is also another area that will go unrecognized by a home or business who are in need of emergency heat and cooling repairs made to their building. An inexperienced worker could cause extra damages or incomplete repairs to a heating and cooling system. It takes many years of training and practice to become a specialist in the HVAC industry. Hence, a low price should not be the main criteria what choosing a heating and cooling specialist. If this is done, it could end up costing the home or business owner much more that they bargained for in the long run.

Insurance

This is also an overlooked, yet important aspect when choosing the right heating and cooling company to do the job. Even though the job might seem simple, the fact that employees are working amongst highly pressurized pipes and line, the homeowner should ensure that company has insurance. This insurance should cover both the heating and cooling specialist and the residents/employees of the structure, if an unexpected incident of injury should arise. Allowing a HVAC company without insurance to work for your home or business can be quite risky. If a faulty workmanship should damage the workman or anyone else on your property, you stand the chance of getting sued by these individuals.

We want to make sure our Cedar Falls customers are happy, so leave the heating and cooling projects up to Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Don’t delay and call (319) 266-3513 today!

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