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

Is My Air Conditioner Drying Out My Home too Much?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

It’s pretty much common knowledge that summertime means humid conditions. However, you may not realize that the humidity levels outside are not necessarily going to match up with those within your home. It is very possible that your indoor air may be too dry during the summer season, even if it is pretty humid outdoors. More surprising to some homeowners is the fact that their air conditioners could be the root of the problem. Read on to learn more about the phenomenon, and let the pros on our staff handle any necessary whole-house humidifier services in Des Moines, IA.

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Is Now the Time for an Air Conditioning Replacement?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

We are already nearly through the end of June. The weather is only going to get hotter from here on out over the course of the next couple of months. If you are thinking about an air conditioning replacement in Des Moines, IA, it is really time to get the replacement process started. You don’t want to delay, only to find yourself living uncomfortably throughout the remainder of the cooling season, or even facing a complete air conditioner breakdown. Following are a few factors to consider if you think that it may be time to replace your air conditioner with a newer system.

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What Is an Anode Rod?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Most modern water heaters using storage tanks are made of steel, and they have a glass lining in them in order to protect the tank itself from the corrosive effects of being in constant contact with water. Eventually, though, that lining is going to crack. The anode rod in your hot water tank serves as an added defense against the corrosion of the tank. While many problems with tank water heaters in Des Moines, IA can be resolved with quality repairs, a corroded storage tank is more than likely going to result in the need for a replacement. This is why the use of a good anode rod is so important. 

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What Goes On During an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

You should be able to cool your home efficiently, effectively, and reliably. As we’ve told you before, you really must schedule routine air conditioning maintenance if you want this to be the case. There is just no way that you can expect your air conditioning system to function at peak performance and efficiency levels if you do not have it tuned up on a regular basis by a trained professional. That is why we strongly recommend that you dial our number today to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Des Moines, IA, if you have not done so already. What exactly do we do when tuning up your system? Read on to learn more.

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