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

What Are the Benefits of Using a Heat Pump Water Heater?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

There is no way in which to overstate just how important a role the water heaters in our homes play each and every day of our lives. If you are serious about living in great comfort and with great convenience, you’re going to need plenty of hot water with which to shower, wash the dishes, and do the laundry. Of course, heating that water does not come for free. If you are ready to invest in a new water heater, and you hope to heat water for use throughout your home with outstanding energy efficiency, you should give some serious consideration to the use of a heat pump water heater in Des Moines, IA.

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How Leaky Ductwork can Negatively Affect You This Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We’re moving into the summer season, and chances are that you are really looking forward to that warm summer sun already. Just remember that even those of us that love the heat of summer the most may find it a bit oppressive if we don’t have a cool, comfortable environment to return home to at the end of the day. While your air conditioner may be in fine working order, you must keep in mind the fact that any issues with its air distribution system can seriously impede its overall operational quality. That is why you need to have your air ducts sealed promptly if they are in poor shape.

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Thinking About a New AC? Have You Thought About Geothermal?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

We have not quite edged into the hottest time of the year just yet, but we will be embroiled in summer’s sweaty grasp once more before you know it. If you are hoping to squeeze in an air conditioning installation or replacement in Des Moines, IA before the summer’s heat is upon us, now is the time to get the ball rolling. Despite summer looming in the near future, of course, we must encourage you to take you time in the system selection process. There are a lot of great ACs out there to choose from, including the geothermal system

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you notice that there is ice on your air conditioning system, on the outdoor unit, the evaporator coil, or the refrigerant lines in particular, you may think that your system is just cooling things down exceptionally well. In truth, though, ice on one’s air conditioning system is always a sign of trouble, and of potentially serious problems with one’s home cooling system. If you notice ice on your air conditioner, or if you see water dripping that may be resulting from the melting of ice, let us know right away. The longer that the root cause of the problem goes unresolved, the greater the risk to your air conditioner in Des Moines, IA.

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Is a Dirty Air Filter Really That Serious of a Problem?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Before we go any further here, let us answer the question that we’ve posed in the title of this post: yes, a dirty air filter is a very serious problem. While routine air conditioning maintenance is certainly the best way in which to keep your air conditioner in fine working condition, you cannot settle for having your air filter changed just once or twice a year. Typically, an air filter will have to be changed every 1-3 months. There are too many variables to consider to give you a guarantee as to how frequently your air filter will have to be changed. What we can give you, though, is some information regarding the issues caused by clogged filters.

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