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

3 Problems With a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, June 19th, 2023

We’ve discussed before the benefits of having a tankless water heater. They’re great upgrades for customers who really want to ditch the old and wasteful tank system, and invest in a system that can heat water as it enters your home. However, no system is perfect, and today we’d like to talk about some problems that many tankless water heater owners might be familiar with.

Remember, a water heater is designed to efficiently and effectively bring you hot water for all your daily needs. If it can’t, then there’s something wrong with it and you should call for water heater service in Evansdale, IA.

And, to make things crystal clear, this isn’t an exhaustive list of all problems that can occur with a water heater. That list is way too long for a blog post. Just make sure you schedule a repair appointment if you think something is amiss.

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Why Short Cycling Is Not Good

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

Your ears have perked up at the fact that your air conditioner has started running more frequently. You can tell when it starts up and shuts down multiple times, and it’s piqued your interest. It can’t be that bad right? After all, it’s natural for the system to do this.

Well, not exactly. The only thing natural about your air conditioner is the fact that it turns on, cools air, and turns back off again. The amount of time it spends doing this should be a very specific duration, known as a cycle. If it runs this cycle in quicker succession, you’re going to see the results in broken components, higher energy bills, and even an early AC replacement.

Keep reading to learn more about the causes of a short cycling AC, and why this is never a good sign. And don’t forget to call us for AC repair in Evansdale, IA.

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Now Is the Time: Schedule AC Maintenance Today!

Monday, April 13th, 2020

two-techs-in-front-of-ac-outdoor-unit-looking-at-tabletTemperatures may be relatively mild for now, but we all know that when summer hits, it hits hard. It’s imperative that your air conditioner be ready!

Understandably, when an HVAC pro suggests maintenance for your air conditioner, it can be an easy recommendation to dismiss. Unless you need emergency AC repair in Evansdale, IA, you may be tempted to put off service to save money, especially if your cooling system is working “just fine.”

We encourage you to change your perspective! Just like maintenance for your vehicle, routine AC tune-ups are essential to the overall performance of your climate control system in preventing repairs, improving efficiency, and extending the system’s lifespan. How so? Read on!

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Holiday Meals and Your Kitchen Sink: What You Should Know

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Pouring water in the kitchenThe holidays will be here before we know it, and if you celebrate, and plan on hosting guests or family in your home this season, then the following advice about protecting your plumbing is for you.

When we can, our team is happy to help each of our customers avoid any major catastrophes with their living space. In particular, we mean their plumbing. While there is, of course, no convenient time to deal with a plumbing problem, the holidays have got to be one of the worst times of the year to do so. Fortunately, if something does happen, all you need to do is call our team for thorough, professional drain cleaning in Evansdale, IA. In the meantime though, we’d like to help you potentially avoid holiday plumbing disasters.

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Experiencing This? Time to Call a Professional Plumber!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

call-plumber-timeIt can be fairly difficult for the average homeowner to detect whether or not their plumbing system is in good condition at any given time. In fact, you probably prefer not to think about your plumbing system at all, so long as it continues to work for you the way it always does, right? Out of sight, out of mind! This isn’t the best approach to take with your plumbing system, though.

Of course, whether you’re looking to prevent problems or have an emergency, you can turn to us for highly trained, professional plumbers in Evansdale, IA. In the meantime, though, we’d like to help you minimize plumbing damage by informing you of warning signs you should watch out for—if you notice any of these, give us a call!

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Should You Invest in a Heat Pump this Summer?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

heat-pump-summer-investThis time of the year is typically when most homeowners in the area begin to focus on getting their homes ready for the warmest part of the year. For many, this means scheduling preventive maintenance to ensure their air conditioning units are ready to do their job.

For others, it may mean replacing an aging system. If you’re in the market for a new cooling system, you don’t have to settle for the same system you already have—there are many options available to you now. For example, you may do well to consider an Evansdale, IA heat pump installation.

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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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When Is the Last Time Your Home Was Inspected?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

At Dalton PHC, we believe that to keep your entire home in top running condition, it’s important to maintain your whole-home, and not just an appliance here or there. We offer a yearly home inspection as part of our maintenance programs.

When you select the Complete Home Comfort Membership, you’ll be granted a 30-point heating & cooling check, water tests for your plumbing system, a fireplace check, and more. Keep reading to learn about why this is so important.

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Should You Invest in a Water Softener?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a number of different plumbing problems you may have to deal with during the time of homeownership. One issue that is fairly common is the problem of hard water. Fortunately, hard water is not necessarily unhealthy, although it certainly lowers quality of life.

Hard water has a higher-than-average mineral content—minerals like calcium and magnesium—that your body can absorb safely. Your plumbing system however, not so much. A whole-house water softener eliminates the problems caused by hard water, but without knowing what these problems are you likely wonder if it’s really worth the investment. Keep reading to learn more about how these systems help your home.

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This Winter, Watch Out for These Common Boiler Problems

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Boilers have been a leading choice in home heating systems for a number of decades. This is because they are highly reliable and efficient so long as they are well maintained. They provide efficient and even heating throughout homes without air quality concerns that you may see with a furnace.

Additionally, since a boiler has few moving parts, it doesn’t age as quickly as other types of heating systems might. As a result, they usually last for many years with only a few repair needs throughout that time. However, it’s imperative that you keep in mind—just like any other heater, boilers are not invulnerable. You may encounter a boiler problem at some time or another. But what could these problems be?

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