Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog : Archive for February, 2016

Choosing a New Water Heater: Tank vs. Tankless

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

So you’re in need of a new water heater. Perhaps your existing appliance is too old to function as efficiently as it once did, or it has simply given out on you completely. Whatever the situation may be, you need to carefully consider the replacement options available to you. We often have clients ask us which is better, a tank or tankless water heater. In truth, there is no such thing as one “best” water heater. There is certainly one that is best suited to your home and personal user preferences, though. Consider the following information, and let us know if you have any questions when choosing your new water heater in Des Moines, IA.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The furnace has long been one of the most popular of all home heating systems, and with good reason. Furnaces heat air directly, distributing that heated air throughout homes via ductwork for prompt, effective heating. They may utilize various fuels, with natural gas and electric furnaces being the most common. They are also quite efficient. Furnaces are not perfect, though: no mechanical system is. One problem that you may encounter with your furnace, and one which demands the immediate attention of a professional technician, is a burning odor. If you smell burning when using your furnace inDes Moines, IA, be sure to contact a member of our team immediately.

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What Benefits Does Geothermal Heating Have to Offer?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Now that we’re in February, you probably are not going to be having your yard excavated in order to have a geothermal system installed. If you think that you are done with your existing heater once this heating season is over, though, you may want to consider replacing it with a geothermal system. Such systems have much to recommend them, and you can benefit greatly from the use of a geothermal system in Des Moines, IA. Consider the following information, and you may just find yourself dialing our number to have a geothermal heat pump installed on your property before long. 

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Is a Thermostat Upgrade Really Beneficial?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The thermostat on your wall is by far the single component of your HVAC system that you have the most direct interaction with. Despite its ubiquity and small stature, you cannot afford to underestimate just how vital this common piece of equipment is to the overall performance of your HVAC system. After all, it is your thermostat itself that allows you control over that performance. If you are serious about getting the most from your heating and air conditioning system, then you may want to consider upgrading your thermostat in Des Moines, IA. There are a number of different options to choose from, as you’ll see in the following post.

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