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

Is Surge Protection Really Necessary?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

electrical outlet with plug in itIn short, yes! If you disagree, we urge you to reconsider. Homeowners throughout our area have beyond have become more and more dependent on electronic devices and high-efficiency appliances in even the last couple of decades. When you couple this with inclement weather of any kind (although surge protection is not just “storm protection”) the risk of power surges increase. Power surges present a more serious threat than you likely even realize—to your appliances, electronics, and home overall.

Perhaps you believe you can just get by with a small, portable surge protector that you can get at any hardware or office supply store. These are referred to as power strips and sure, you can plug in your television, stereo, computer, lighting, and more. This is convenient, no question. But it’s not enough to offer the level of protection needed for your home and to prevent the most severe of Waverly, IA electrical repair needs.

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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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“Help! My Pipes Froze, What Do I Do?”

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoOverall, our winter was relatively mild this year, with the coldest of temperatures lasting just a few days at a time. Still though, we did have freezing temperatures, and with freezing weather comes frozen pipes.

Hopefully, you did what you could to prevent this problem from affecting your household. For example, one preventive step you might have taken was to open any outdoor faucets used for sprinklers and hoses, and turned off all water flow to these points. After all, the pipes located outside are, understandably, the ones most susceptible to freezing, and leaving the faucets opened helps water to drain from them.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Choice for You?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Earlier this year, we went over some of the benefits of heat pump systems, stating how efficient they were to use as a cooling system. One of the best parts of these systems, though, is that they are year-round climate control systems—providing effective cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. As the weather begins to cool, now is the perfect time to start thinking about a Waverly, IA heat pump installation, if you’re considering a new heater before winter comes.

If you’re looking at new heating systems this fall, you would do well to consider the many advantages that a heat pump brings. A heat pump operates according to the same principles of a central air conditioning system, except that it has a reversing valve that allows it to heat during the winter.

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Summer Is Near—Are Your Ducts in Good Shape?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

duct-shapeWith temperatures quickly heating up, you’re likely already using your air conditioner on a daily basis. But is it working as efficiently as it can? One way to ensure that it is doing so is to schedule professional duct repairs for your cooling system. This is just one of the many quality Waverly, IA air conditioner services that we provide, but an important one.

Leaking ductwork is the hidden problem behind many of the heating, cooling, and indoor air quality issues you might encounter over the years. As such, it pays to know the symptoms of damaged ductwork. After all, it’s not like it’s easy to visually inspect your air ducts on your own. Fortunately, we’ve shared some information below to help you out.

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Planning a Home Remodel? Consider These Electrical Factors

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

electrical-considerations-home-remodelWith springtime here and the subsequent warmer weather following, many homeowners are considering renovation and remodeling projects for 2017. There are many household projects that make great “do-it-yourself” endeavors, however, we of course highly recommend against this if any electrical work is involved. One of the biggest home construction hazards that homeowners face is electrical accidents or problems.

Before you start your home remodel or renovation project, it’s essential that you review the safety precautions you should take, and understand the important electrical considerations to be made before and during the project. And when it comes to handling the electrical aspect of the job, contact the Waverly, IA electrical service experts on our team.

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Why You Should Only Hire a Professional for Your Electrical Work

Monday, February 6th, 2017

why-you-should-only-hire-a-professional-electricianAt Dalton PHC, we’ve been providing exceptional heating, cooling, and plumbing services to our clients for years, and soon will be introducing our electrical services in Waverly, IA and beyond. In the meantime, we want to stress just how important it is that you only trust a professional for this type of work.

As you may already be very well aware of, in order to maintain optimal electrical safety, it’s vital that you not attempt jobs of this caliber on your own. You could do more harm than good—plus you may injure yourself or create an undue fire hazard. Instead, you should rely on the services of a licensed, professional electrician for whatever your residential electrical needs may be. What do get though, when you hire a licensed professional?

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What Should You Consider When Having a Gas Fireplace Installed?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Fireplaces are great for adding ambiance and warmth to your home, and with temperatures steadily cooling, you may be considering adding a gas fireplace to yours. Purchasing a fireplace certainly isn’t as easy as buying some other type of heater, and the installation of one is pretty complex. This is why you should only trust an experienced professional to do the job, such as someone on our staff.

You’ll likely have many questions, and we are here to answer them. We’ll help you determine what style of fireplace fits your home, whether it’s better to replace an existing wood burning fireplace or build a new one from scratch, what your heating efficiency requirements are, and more.

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Concerned about Efficiency? Check Your Thermostat Settings

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Let’s say that you’ve come home after a particularly chilly day, and the temperature inside your home offers no relief from the cold outside. Your natural reaction will very likely be to go to your thermostat and turned the temperature up to as warm as you can bear.

Unfortunately, this really doesn’t do much good. In fact, if the temperature of your home is—hypothetically speaking—currently set at 68, and you turn it up to 80, your heating system isn’t going to work any faster than had you set it 75.

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How Can You Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

When you think about the efficiency of your home, you likely think about how effectively and efficiently certain appliances work in your home, such as your HVAC systems. Maybe you even think about your indoor air quality—how having a humidifier or dehumidifier in your home can help your climate control system work as it should with less effort.

What if there were one simple, but very effective, way you could make your home more energy efficient though, in addition to ensuring the professional installation of highly-efficient systems? What if the secret was your front door? Keep reading to discover what we mean.

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