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

Dalton’s Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

home-maintenanceWe know that during the winter it’s easy to hibernate instead of doing routine chores around your home. However, now that the coldest days of winter are behind us, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work on your home maintenance.

 

Don’t worry! You don’t have to comb the internet to find out which tasks need to be done this time of year, because the Dalton team is here to help. We have the expertise to assist you in sprucing up your home and getting it ready for summer. Take a look at the items we have on our helpful spring home maintenance checklist.

Call Dalton for your Preseason A/C Tune Up!

Any time is better than never, but we think spring is the ideal season to get your A/C tune-up. A preseason tune-up will cut cooling costs, lower the risk of future breakdowns and need for repair, and keep your system running longer.

Get a Chimney Checkup.

We suggest having your fireplace inspected and cleaned at least once each year, especially if you use it on a regular basis. Your Dalton technician will ensure the unit is properly clearing exhaust and waste. After, they will prepare your unit for summer, ensuring your cooled air stays indoors.

Stop the Beeping and Replace the Batteries in your Smoke and CO Detectors.

Even when your detectors aren’t indicating they are low, we suggest switching the batteries out every year. The batteries in these devices can make a life-or-death difference for your family, so it is absolutely worth the time spent replacing them.

Keep it Healthy, Pure, and Clear by Replacing your Water Filters.

To ensure clean drinking water for your family, we suggest changing your filter every three to six months. If you notice the water flow slowing down or altering to a darker color, consider replacing it early and get your water tested by a certified Dalton technician.

 

For help with any of your spring tasks, speak to the team at Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces! We are standing by to help you prepare for summer and keep your home’s systems in tip-top shape. You can reach us at (319) 266-3513.

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Qualities to look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, March 19th, 2018

HVAC contractor working on ac unitIt’s easy to boast about what makes a company unique, but it’s more important to actually live up to those qualities.

When you are on the lookout for a Waterloo, IA HVAC contractor to install a new system, repair your existing one, or even help you with your indoor air quality issues, you need a company and professional you can rely on. But what qualities should you be on the lookout for?

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Yes, Your HVAC Systems Should be Professionally Installed

Monday, February 5th, 2018

two technicians looking over outside air conditioning unitIf you’re reading this, you may be at a point during your homeownership that you are needing to replace a heating system, or perhaps thinking ahead to a new air conditioning system. Maybe you’ve already been shopping around, either hitting the stores or researching here online.

That’s great! We encourage you to explore your options. But when it comes to actually installing a new heater or cooling system, we not only recommend but we urge you to only trust a professional Waterloo, IA HVAC contractor for the job. This isn’t just something we tell people—there’re are a couple of very good reasons we say this—namely, to get the correct sizing and efficiency for your home.

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