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

Your HVAC Systems Must Be Appropriately Sized!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Don’t let anyone tell you that investing in the biggest, most powerful central heating or air conditioning system is the way to go. While you definitely want to know that your system is large enough to handle the heating and cooling loads in your home, you don’t want to be paying for more capacity than you need. And even if you do, an oversized AC or heater is actually not going to serve you any better than one that is too small for your home.

This is why heating and cooling load calculations are so important. When you let us install your HVAC systems in Des Moines, IA, you can count on them fitting your home just right. If you want to replace your AC at the end of this cooling season, or you want to install a new heater before winter arrives, give us a call to schedule service of the highest quality.

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Get Your Heater Ready (Before You Need It!)

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

It’s still pretty warm here for the most part during the day, but the nights are certainly cooling down a bit. We’re betting that this is a welcome change of pace for most of you, with the hot summer season that we’ve had so far. Believe it or not, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be reaching for the thermostat to fire up your heater, rather than your AC!

When that time does come, you need to know that your heating system in Des Moines, IA will be ready for action. That means that, if you’ve been on a schedule of having your system tuned up before winter, you should start thinking about scheduling service for the coming year. Late may be better for never, but we much prefer being a bit early when it comes to our comfort. How about you?

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When Are UV Air Purifiers Necessary?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Many homeowners will find that using good air filters or a designated air filtration system is enough to keep their indoor air quality at a high level. Air filtration does have its limitations, though. If you are having trouble with biological pollutants in your home, you will be better served by pollutant destruction based air purifiers.

This is when you are going to want to use UV air purifiers in Des Moines, IA. UV air purifiers, such as UV germicidal lights, are relatively simple in design and operation. They do still require professional installation and servicing, though, so be sure to dial our number if you are ready to schedule service. 

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3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner May Be Blowing Warm Air

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When you come home after a long day out in the heat, you want to walk into a comfortable environment. If you enter your home, having left the air conditioner running, only to find that it is hot inside, something is obviously wrong. In some cases, the air conditioner may have broken down. What if it is still running, though, but blowing hot air from its vents?

There are a few different problems that could lead to this phenomenon. Read on to learn a bit about the potential causes of the issue. If you suspect that your air conditioner is in trouble, be sure to make ours the number that you dial for quality AC repairs in Des Moines, IA.

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How Do I Recharge My Refrigerant?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

A) You don’t.

B) You shouldn’t have.

The truth of the matter is that a low refrigerant level is a sure sign of trouble with your air conditioner? Why? Because unlike the gasoline in your car or the fuel that your heater burns, refrigerant is, at no point, consumed by your air conditioning system.

It is a heat transfer fluid that operates within a closed loop system. This means that a low charge is the result of an improper charge from the get go, or that you have leaks in your system. Either way, you need to dial our number to have the problem corrected immediately.

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