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Solve your heating problems with Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc.. Call our team today to schedule services for professional heating repair and installation in Waterloo, IA. Click here for our latest coupons and specials.

We guarantee a free replacement if a heating system we install fails three times in one year.

From the pilot light to the motor, there are several mechanical and electrical parts to a standard heating system. At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., we know you need a reliable unit when the temperatures drop. Our loyal customers throughout Waterloo, IA and surrounding areas often have great questions about maintaining their heating system after a installation and between service calls. With routine check-ups, your heating system can last for many years to come.

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What are some common heating system problems?

A common problem involves dust and debris settling on the coils and other parts of your heating system. These can create a thick layer of debris that reduces your unit’s efficiency. We provide troubleshooting services to fix this maintenance issue.

Malfunctioning pilot lights or ignitions are also common problems, resulting in no heat. Even the thermostat can break down, causing an otherwise healthy heating system to work poorly. But don’t wait too long when you suspect your heating system may be having issues. Heating repair and maintenance are important services to schedule appointments for as soon as your system is experiencing issues with properly heating your home.

How can you avoid problems in the future?

Basic troubleshooting techniques allow you to avoid future problems. Listen to the heating system as it runs. If the motor sounds like it is struggling, it may require a tune–up. A tension belt could also be wearing down. We can perform a thorough inspection to pinpoint the source of the problem.

In addition, make sure all vents are open for proper airflow. Piling boxes or furniture in front of an incoming or outgoing vent only forces the system to work harder, reducing its lifespan and wearing down parts. Be aware of vent locations for safe heating system use for things such as boilers and furnaces.

How long do these units typically last?

Well–maintained heating systems are expected to last from 10 to 20 years depending on the type of unit. A boiler should last 10–15 years, while a geothermal system can last 15–25 years. The lifespan varies based on the level of care provided. A poorly maintained system may not make it to half its estimated lifespan. That’s why we recommend regular inspections and tune–ups at least once a year.

Looking for better energy efficiency?

Change your filter once a month during the winter for improved efficiency. We can also clean the coils during a heating maintenance check; clean coils allow the system to convert cold air into warm breezes without exerting much energy.

Call today for quality heating installation, replacement, and repair services backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.