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This Season, Don’t Overload Your Electrical System with Holiday Lights!

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Tis’ the season for festive holiday decorations! Perhaps you’ve already noticed that some homes in your area have adorned their houses with a few strings of lights, or maybe even really complex, professional holiday light displays aimed to win home decorating contests.

Putting up holiday lights outside your home is a really fun way to make your household and even your street look super festive. Colorful and playful lighting is also fun to see on snowy evenings. But, it’s important that you keep in mind, no matter how many or how few holiday lights you plan to put up around your home to brighten the season, you want to take proper safety precautions to prevent issues like shorting out your electrical system, accidentally triggering an electrical fire, or perhaps even causing a tripping hazard with loose wires around.

Read on for some tips on holiday light safety, and why you shouldn’t overload your electrical system with these lights.

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Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Furnace Making

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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Sometimes it can be easy for homeowners to ignore some of the sounds that the systems and appliances in their homes make–especially if those systems and appliances seem to be running just fine despite the noise. 

It can be tempting, too, to deny that anything is even wrong, since oftentimes repairs are costly and time-consuming. However, there are simply some sounds that should never be ignored, especially when it comes to your furnace! 

These noises include screeching, clanging, banging or “booming,” and rattling. Read on as we uncover what may be going wrong with your furnace when you hear these sounds! 

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What’s the Best Method for Preventing Furnace Repairs?

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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With temperatures already dipping below freezing, we hope that you’ve given some thought to the condition of your furnace. After all, you’re using it on a regular basis and need it to work reliably, efficiently, and effectively. 

The last thing you need is to be dealing with a last-minute repair need in the dead of winter when you need the system the most. But, can this really be avoided? 

Yes, it can! The best method for preventing furnace repairs–well, the majority of them, anyhow–is to schedule annual maintenance for your furnace from a professional. Read on as we uncover just why this service is so important. 

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How to Prevent Frozen and Burst Pipes This Year

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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If you’ve lived in Idaho for even just a year, then you know we’ve had some pretty cold winters! And when winter comes along, you’re likely pretty consumed with staying warm in your home. 

But, are you ensuring that all areas of your home are staying warm? Specifically, have you given much thought to your plumbing system? 

When temperatures dip below freezing, the water in your pipes–especially exposed pipes–is likely to freeze as well, without proper precautions. The problem isn’t so much the freezing, but what happens as the pipes thaw… it creates a negative pressure that eventually leads to the pipes bursting. 

The good news is, this damage can be prevented! Read on to learn how to avoid your pipes falling victim to cold weather this year. 

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5 Signs Your Electrical Panel is Ready to Be Replaced

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Imagine if all the electricity in your home went directly to your refrigerator. You probably wouldn’t have a refrigerator for very long. Thankfully, modern homes have electrical panels to manage and distribute our supply of electricity. 

As you can guess, the electrical panel is a highly important system–it helps us run our homes and protects our appliances’ well-being. This makes it even more important to be on the alert for when your electrical panel is on its last leg.

Having an electrical panel that needs to be replaced can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. We are here to help. Let’s look at some of the warning signs you might be seeing so you can figure out if they are alerting you to an electric panel that needs to be upgraded. 

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Does Your Generator Need Service?

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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When a storm rolls through town or high winds take out a power line, it can be a stressful situation. After all, you don’t want to be without power for an extended period of time. However, if you are the proud owner of a whole-home generator though you won’t have to worry about being without power anytime soon.

These systems are able to provide several hours and even days-worth of power for your home should something cut off the energy provided by the city.

With all that said, a generator in need of repairs won’t be able to provide the quality of service that you’d usually expect. It is vital to get generator repair in Cedar Rapids as soon as you notice a problem. The team at Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. is here to help ensure your generator is as reliable as it is meant to be. We can start by letting you know what the warning signs are of a problem with your generator.

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What Is Wrong With Your Ductwork?

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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The ductwork in your home is vital for your overall comfort. Even if you only have one ducted system, it cannot operate properly without healthy, whole ducts. That makes it a pretty big deal when your ductwork encounters trouble like a leak or, worse, a disconnect.

Ductwork that is struggling is going to be an issue that requires professional repairs sooner than later. After all, there are plenty of problems that will result from leaving your ducts in disarray. Let’s look at how duct problems can impact your comfort and how our team can help address them quickly and effectively.

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll: What Your AC Sound Means

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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Your air conditioner isn’t ever going to be completely silent. The noise that it does make should blend in nicely with the ambient noise of your home though. You should really only notice when your air conditioner clicks on to start, clicks off to stop, or when the air moves through your vents while it’s running. Anything more is bound to give way to greater air conditioning issues. 

This is why we always want to help you with your AC repairs in Cedar Rapids. When you’re in doubt, you know that you can always contact one of our professionals for the service you’re looking for. We care about the quality of your air conditioning service and it shows in our work. All you need to do is get in touch with us when you want a quieter, cooler air conditioning system. 

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Why You Should Never Wait on AC Repair

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

One of the last things you want to do when you notice an AC problem is wait to schedule your AC repair. We understand how busy life can get. It’s not like you’re waiting around idly for a repair problem to pop up, instead, you’re living your life and you might notice an air conditioning oddity here and there. When you notice that something is going wrong, we’re going to be the ones to help you with this. 

We specialize in air conditioning repair in Cedar Rapids. Today, we want to spend some time underscoring why it’s so important for you to address your air conditioning concerns as soon as possible. We’re available to help you with everything that you need from our team of professionals. 

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A Mid-Summer Check In: How’s Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Summer arrived in the blink of an eye and now we’re already halfway through. This is the perfect opportunity to check in with your home, your air conditioner, and yourself. One question that you should always ask yourself is this: “Is my air conditioner getting the job done?”

Summer is a busy time of year. The kids are out of school and at home, you’re planning vacations, and spending time outdoors. Because of all this, you might let your air conditioning services fall to the wayside. We don’t want you to do this, though. You should always keep your AC services at the forefront of your mind throughout this process. 

If you’re ready to tackle any AC problems that you might have, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with our North Liberty AC repair company. We’re available to get you high quality service that’s going to improve your AC services without costing too much. 

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