Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Tips for Keeping Your Home Cooler

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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It’s no secret that we’re dealing with an especially warm summer this year. If you’ve been outside at all, you already know that temperatures are stifling. This means your air conditioner is going under a lot of stress to do its job, right? If you had maintenance done this past spring, you don’t likely have much to worry about. Maintenance helps your air conditioner work as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible–especially if you keep up on any repair recommendations we make during this service.

Having a great air conditioner installed is also a good step in keeping your home cool. This means working with a professional to ensure your home is properly matched with the right air conditioner and a correctly sized air conditioner as well. Too big of an AC can be just as detrimental to your comfort and the system itself as too small of one.

So when you’ve got professional installation and professional maintenance under your belt, there’s nothing more you can do, right? Wrong! There are plenty of additional steps you can take to make sure your household stays cool this summer–potentially even cooler than you thought possible. Read on to learn more!

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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When it comes time for you to replace your outdated air conditioner, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options available to you. After all, there are many! You might find it easier to go with the same cooling system you’ve always had–but what if this isn’t the most efficient way to go about it? In other words, what if it’s cheaper for you to go with another option?

It might very well be time for you to consider going ductless for your cooling (and heating) needs. Ductless HVAC systems are made up of a single outdoor unit, which is connected to up to four indoor air handlers. Each air handler can be controlled independently, making for a highly efficient and powerful option for homeowners looking for year-round comfort.

If not properly installed or serviced, however, you might run into a few repair needs that are unique to ductless systems.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Before you panic, know that we’re here to help. While a leaking air conditioner definitely isn’t a good thing, it’s not entirely uncommon. AC systems start to leak for a variety of reasons, and we’d like to go over what exactly is happening when you encounter this type of problem.

Since we’re pros, we know a thing or two about AC services in Waterloo, IA. Leaking air conditioners can be repaired when repairs are called for, which is why it’s so important that we cover this topic. When homeowners can detect that their AC is leaking when it’s not supposed to, they can call us and we can get to the bottom of the problem.

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When It’s Time for AC Replacement, Consider a Heat Pump

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

heat pump systemWhen you’re looking to replace a faulty AC system, your first thought is probably to replace your old unit with a newer but comparable model. It can be hard to have the drive to do extensive research when your AC unit is on the decline or already inoperative and the summer temperatures are steadily rising. Heat pumps offer an excellent alternative!

Heat pumps provide year-round, high efficiency, low cost comfort while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. Heat pumps are one of the best alternatives to conventional air conditioning in Denver, IA.

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Cut Down On Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The weather can be up and down this spring, as it is most springs in Elk Run Heights, IA, but winter is on its way out and summer will be here before you know it. A good air conditioner will keep your home cool when temperatures rise, but it shouldn’t have to do the job alone. You want reliable cooling power without the pinch of those high monthly bills. The good news is that there’s a number of ways you can cut down on your costs by improving your air conditioner’s efficiency. Some of them require a little investment, while others are common sense approaches that anyone can do with a little foresight.

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How Does Sizing a New Air Conditioner Work?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Spring is the time to replace old air conditioners with new ones, and if you’ve made the decision to put yours out to pasture, congratulations! As spring turns to summer here in Hudson, IA, this makes the perfect time of year to plan for a new air conditioner: before the heat really hits, when you can shop around and plan for the installation of your new system the right way. While doing so, speak with your technician about sizing your new air conditioner. By that, we mean the system’s output and power levels, not physical size. It’s very important that your new air conditioning system be sized properly, but how does that process work? Here’s a quick primer for you.

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Get Your HVAC System Ready for Fall

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Autumn is officially here in Cedar Falls, IA, and with it comes the need to ramp down your air conditioner and ramp up your heating system. Both halves of the equation are important, and both require a few steps to get your HVAC system ready for the fall. Now is the time to get on it, when temperatures are mild and you can probably get along for a day or so without your system. Here’s a short series of suggestions for properly winterizing your HVAC system.

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Why is there Frost in My Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the most common symptoms of a problematic air conditioner is the formation of frost on the evaporator coils. At first glance, that doesn’t sound like a big deal. Shouldn’t the air conditioner be cold? But in point of fact, frost on the air conditioning coils is a serious problem that needs to be addressed by a professional technician. With fall finally arriving here in Cedar Falls, IA, now is the time to treat the problem properly. But why is there frost on your air conditioner? The causes may vary, but the effects are unmistakable.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Labor Day has come and gone in Cedar Falls, IA, and while summer may still have a few hot days left in store for us, the colors will be turning before you know it. With the arrival of fall comes cooler weather, and with your air conditioner having done its duty for another year, now makes a perfect time to assess whether it’s ready to be replaced or not. That can be a surprisingly tough question to answer, since each circumstance is unique. But you can answer a few basic details about your existing air conditioner that can help you decide.

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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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