Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Cedar Rapids Blog’ Category

Mindset Matters: Changing Your Perspective on HVAC

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Air conditioning, heating, air quality… There are just so many aspects to home comfort that it can get overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to balance these high-tech systems with your own personal or professional life–there’s only so much time in the day and brainpower you have before it can feel defeating.

Well, we understand you. Things in the world are pretty tough, and many people are busier than they want to be. But we’d like to help with a nifty tip that can make things a lot easier for our customers, a perspective shift that could help you deal with an upcoming repair or replacement that would otherwise stress you out.

What if we told you that your heating, air conditioning, and air quality were all connected? What if there were strategies and mindsets that could help you reduce the amount of heating repairs in Cedar Rapids that you’d otherwise need to pay for? This is all true, and we’ll get into it down below.

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Why Is My Furnace Dripping?

Monday, February 19th, 2024

In colder climates, furnaces are some of the most reliable and common heating systems we use. They’re affordable, safe, efficient, and use natural gas which is plentiful in our local communities. However, they’re very different when compared to a heat pump or an electric furnace. Electric furnaces function more like space heaters where a gas furnace runs more like a stove or fireplace.

With all that said, we’re here to address an important issue that customers can get concerned about–a dripping furnace. How does water come out of your furnace? And why is it showing up now when it didn’t last year?

These are excellent questions and ones that we’ll get to in the blog post below. But don’t hesitate to call our team for expert furnace repairs in Cedar Rapids if you notice your furnace dripping. This is a problem that requires professional support.

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5 Best Types of People Who Enjoy Air Purifiers

Monday, February 12th, 2024

If it were a perfect world, we’d recommend everyone get an air purifier to enjoy the benefits. Despite this blog title, anyone can enjoy the unique and powerful benefits that come from an air purification system. But unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world and everyone is going to make a different choice depending on their preferences and priorities.

So, here’s a helpful little guide to see if you’d be the type of person to enjoy a UV air purifier in Cedar Rapids, IA. These amazing systems can help treat the contaminants in your air using natural ultraviolet light that resembles the light of the sun. With this system installed in your air ducts, you can see a measurable improvement in your home’s air quality, breathability, and safety. For customers with allergies, compromised immune systems, or even strong noses, these are practically essential.

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Why a Guarantee Matters

Monday, February 5th, 2024

We see “guarantees” referenced all over popular media. From commercials to popular products, and even on our favorite shows, a guarantee means something very important to some people. Regardless of what the guarantee might be, it makes people feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Peace of mind goes very far in this industry, and having a guarantee helps with that potentially more than anything else we can offer. Guaranteeing your safety, security, comfort, and your budget, could mean you get to spend your energy on more important things in life, instead of stressing over your HVAC system.

So, why are we talking about this? Simple. We offer multiple guarantees with our work, from a two-year buy it back guarantee to a 24-hour home comfort guarantee. In order to understand just how much these can help your situation and make our service worth it, we need to go into detail about HVAC services in Cedar Rapids, IA. Let’s get started!

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“Why Is My Air Filter So Important?”

Monday, January 29th, 2024

A great deal of issues we see with heating system during the winter are due to a clogged air filter. These components are absolutely integral to how a heating system operates, and if customers neglect them, then problems are bound to happen in the near future. This is just a part of heating and cooling a home.

But why are air filters so important? And more importantly, what does changing an air filter really do?

These are excellent questions and places where we can try to make your life a bit easier. There aren’t very many trustworthy resources where customers can figure out the importance and practical uses of their air filter, which is why we hope our blog can give you the information you need. Just make sure you call our team for expert HVAC services in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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3 Tax Season HVAC Tips

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

It’s almost tax season! Whether you’re bound to pay a lot of money, or you’re about to get an influx of cash, we’re sure that everyone is thinking about their finances now. This is a particularly good time to start re-evaluating your financial plan, how much money you’re making, and some long-term investments and goals that might help you make it through another year.

Times are tough, there’s no questioning that. It feels like things are more expensive than ever, which means that even someone with an influx of cash might want to make a careful investment. So, is a new HVAC system in Cedar Rapids, IA a good investment to use all that cash for? Or is a new HVAC system going to help you throughout a year where things might be tight?

The answer to both of those questions is yes, but it depends on your unique situation and your home. Let’s talk about three tax season HVAC tips that can answer those.

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Viruses and Bacteria Hate This One Piece of Equipment

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Sometimes, the solution to your indoor air quality needs boils down to one thing. You can find thousands of guides, tutorials, and advertisements online that will try to sell you products and services that might slightly help your air quality issues, but none of them will produce the effect that this one will.

That’s simply because this product is based on science, and it’s one of the most advanced technological pieces of equipment to come out of the last 50 years in this industry. We’re talking, of course, about UV air purifiers. A UV air purifier in Cedar Rapids, IA will work exceptionally well at eliminating viruses, bacteria, and even mold spores depending on your home’s situation. And, it all does this with a light bulb.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not, but by the time you read this blog post, you’ll understand how effective this unit can be in treating your home.

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3 Electrical Repairs to Leave to the Professionals

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Electrical repairs might seem like some of the easiest projects to DIY. Replacing a light bulb, for instance, only requires a quick online search. Most of us practically learned this kind of work from our parents when we were kids, so there have to be other electrical repairs in Cedar Rapids that you can do on your own, right?

Well, yes and no. Light bulbs, tripped circuits, and other small issues can usually be fixed on your own. But anything beyond this gets into some dangerous territory. We’re not just talking about dangerous for your personal health and safety, but the work you do could end up doing more harm than good and costing you more in the long run.

These are just a few examples of why calling for a professional could be the simplest and most cost-effective choice.

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What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, January 1st, 2024

We’ve all been there–your plumbing system starts to leak water, or your sink just abruptly stops working. It’s a tale as old as time and it’s existed ever since people invented the idea of plumbing systems.

Even in ancient Rome, people relied on aqueducts using gravity to bring freshwater to the many colossal buildings of the capitol. But every now and then there were problems like leaks and contaminants, just like there are today.

But with the gift of the internet, we have access to guides like these that can help you get through a plumbing emergency step by step. Our 24-hour emergency plumbers in Cedar Rapids can get your home back up and running in no time, as long as you follow these instructions and work with us. We’ve seen problems like these every year, and our team specializes in providing rapid care for customers who need it.

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Staying Warm in an Emergency: 5 Tips

Monday, December 25th, 2023

If winters weren’t as cold and brutal as they are in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, then we probably wouldn’t have much of a business. The truth is that our winters are unpredictable, snowy, rainy, and above all else–cold. So a heating system is practically a necessity if you’re going to make it through the winter season comfortably and with your sanity still in check.

However, as most of our readers are probably aware, things can rarely go as planned. The holiday season is rife with emergency heater problems, system shutdowns, and even safety concerns with gas leaks. Some days, you might need to shut your heating system down while you wait for a trained professional to inspect it and fix it. What can you do on those days?

Well, as your expert team for heating in Cedar Rapids, we have a few tips that can keep you warm and comfortable while waiting for your heat to come back on.

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