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

Now Is a Great Time to Schedule Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 28th, 2016

When you invest in an air conditioning system, you are investing in equipment that you are going to be using for years to come in order to ensure that you are able to live comfortably throughout the hottest time of the year. In order to do so reliably, though, you need to do more than just invest in a quality air conditioner. You must also schedule the air conditioning maintenance services that your system requires in order to continue operating at peak performance levels. Now is a great time to do so. If you are ready to schedule annual AC maintenance in Des Moines, IA, give our team a call.

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Don’t Let a Refrigerant Leak Negatively Affect Your AC This Summer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

You are no doubt looking forward to bidding these cooler temperatures farewell in favor of the warmer, sunnier summer weather. Well, it’s still fairly chilly out there most days at the moment, but the sweet relief of the summer season is indeed on its way. Make sure that you are able to get out and enjoy the summer heat without returning home to a residence that is nearly as uncomfortable as the outdoors. There are a lot of different problems that may develop with your home cooling system, and a refrigerant leak is among the most insidious of the lot! We’ve got a few tips to help you to recognize a potential refrigerant leak in your system.

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When Should I Consider Professional Duct Testing?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

You hopefully understand that your HVAC system has to be tuned up on an annual basis. Your AC and  your heater both require annual maintenance in order to function as efficiently and effectively as possible. What you may forget, though, is that other components in the system can also be a source of trouble. Leaky ductwork is one of the most common and most serious sources of energy loss in homes throughout the country. You may not need to have your air ducts tested on an annual basis, but it is important that you understand some basic warning signs that your ductwork is in trouble. That way, you can schedule professional duct testing in Des Moines, IA promptly, in order to determine if your ducts are compromised.

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Why Use a UV Air Purifier in My Home?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

We don’t want our clients to get too hung up on all of the things that could potentially go wrong in their homes. That being said, though, you really should be aware of the various problems that you may encounter when it comes to your comfort, especially when those problems can also negatively affect your health. It’s not fear mongering—it’s just making sure that you have the information that you need to protect your indoor air quality. In many cases, basic air filtration is enough to do so. Other homeowners may be in need of more specialized equipment, though, such as UV air purifiers. 

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