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

What Should You Look for in a Heating Repair Technician?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

service-technician-at-homeowners-doorMany heating and cooling companies boast their good qualities—but what’s more important is that they actually deliver on those promises. When you’re in need of an HVAC contractor for furnace repair or any other type of HVAC service, you want one you can trust. How do you know if you’ve found the right heating technician, though?

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Signs You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, February 18th, 2019

gas-furnace-systemGiven the time of year, we hope you aren’t sitting around worrying that your heater could break down at any moment due to some troubling symptoms. If so, please give us a call right away for professional Waterloo heating services! Tackling repair needs when they are still small is vital to preventing larger emergencies down the line.

The sooner you repair your system, the sooner you’ll have lower bills, too, as you will improve your system’s efficiency. Keep reading to learn about the signs you may have a heater that is in need of repair:

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Why Should Your New Heater Be Professionally Installed?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

technician-looking-over-gas-furnaceWe get it, if you’re looking for a new heater this time of the year, it’s an emergent situation. It means your current heating system broke down when you need it the most and you’re scrambling to find a new one. But we urge you, as much as this is needed, not to rush your decision on Waterloo heating systems!

There are so many factors to consider when making this kind of purchase. You’ll want to compare fuel types, AFUE and HSPF ratings, and more. Most importantly, though, your heater should be professionally installed so that it is sized correctly. We’ll get into how important this is below.

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Can a Ceiling Fan Make Your Heater More Efficient?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

ceiling fan on grey beamed ceilingThe short answer to this is “yes.” But let us explain…

When it comes to Waterloo, IA heating, we understand you want a system that is cost-effective and powerful. This means finding the most efficient heating system on the market that’s within your budget and is perfectly matched to your home, and having that system professionally installed. Installation is literally just the beginning, though.

There are a number of steps you can take that cost you little to nothing that will boost the efficiency of your heater even more—installing weatherstripping on drafty windows and doors, closing your curtains to provide extra insulation to keep the heat in, and, that’s right, using your ceiling fan. Read on!

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Watch for These Furnace Problems This Winter

Monday, October 29th, 2018

White smoke comes out of a house's chimney on a winter day.The more you rely on your furnace this winter, the more stress it is going to undergo. That’s just a fact. But this does increase the odds of problems cropping up over time, especially if you skipped maintenance this year! Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your heating system to make sure it performs as efficiently and safely as possible throughout the winter and the years to come.

Maintenance is also our chance to spot repair needs, and alert you to these needs so you can get them on your schedule sooner rather than later. Naturally, if you skip this annual furnace service in Hudson, IA, you can find yourself with a broken down system or increased wear and tear you weren’t expecting. So, what if you’ve already started using your heater, despite skipping maintenance?

Well for one, it’s not too late to schedule it now, so give us a call! In the meantime, read on for some signs to look out for that indicates you may have a problem.

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As the Weather Warms, Don’t Neglect Your Heater!

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonSpring is officially upon us, and even though recent weeks have shown us the last of winter temperatures, soon enough the weather will warm. When that happens, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is well prepared by scheduling maintenance and any repairs you might need, too. However, that doesn’t mean you should forget about your heating system just yet!

In fact, if you have any needs for furnace repair in Waverly, IA, it should be at the top of your mind. After all, neglecting your heater when it needs work done can be detrimental to the system, leaving you in a lurch next fall. Additionally, there are safety concerns when talking about a gas-powered heating system.

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Take Care of Your Heating Repair Needs Before the Weather Warms

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A man uses a flashlight to help him see the hot water heater in a dark closetIt may still officially be the season for snow, but spring will be here soon enough and we all know how quickly the temperatures can increase once that happens. Once things start warming up, you’ll be using your heater less and less. Therefore, if you have any Waterloo, IA heating repair needs you’ll probably be tempted to put them off until next year if they don’t seem that severe.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is neglecting their end-of-season heater needs. Ignoring your heater when work needs to be done can be harmful to the system itself, for one. Also, if you have a gas-powered heater then ignoring it can be a safety hazard.

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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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Late Season Heating Repair Signs You Should Not Neglect

Monday, March 20th, 2017

late-season-heating-repairsAlthough it’s warmed up considerably since last week, we are still experiencing considerably cold temperatures compared to other parts of the country—like the West Coast! As such, you’re likely still using your heating system on a fairly consistent basis.

And if an Evansdale, IA heating repair need crops up, no need to worry right? After all, spring is officially here this week and soon enough we’ll be turning off our heaters for the season. Unfortunately though, neglecting repair needs can be detrimental to your heating system—no matter how late in the heating season it may be.

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Problems that Warrant Boiler Repair

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Boilers have been providing heat to homes throughout the country for many, many years. There are a number of reasons why the boiler is still one of the most trusted heating systems there is on the market today. They provide you with even and effective warmth without the air quality issues you may encounter with furnaces.

Since boilers have much fewer moving parts than other heating systems, they don’t age as fast as other types of heating systems either, and typically last for many years with only a few repair needs. However, no heating system is completely invulnerable, and you may run into a problem at some point that warrants boiler repairs, such as the following.

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