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

Have You Considered Radiant Heating?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

After a long, hot summer, many residents in our area are actually looking forward to cooler temperatures. Once temperatures do begin to really cool off, though, it’s not long before they get outright cold. Because of this, you need to know that your heating system is going to provide you with the level of comfort that you need to make it through the coldest time of the year unscathed.

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you are wise to consider the use of radiant heating in Des Moines, IA. While most easily installed in new construction projects, radiant heating can be integrated into most existing homes, as well. There are many benefits to be had by using radiant heating, especially when the professionals on our team install and service your system.

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Heat Your Home Safely This Winter

Monday, September 19th, 2016

It will be fairly warm this week during the daytime hours, but looking ahead you’ll see a lot of temperatures in the 60’s — and even as low as the 40’s at night! By now it is fairly obvious that summer has come and gone once more, and it is time to brace ourselves for the heating season. That means that you need to know that your heater in Des Moines, IA is functioning properly. Even more importantly, that it will heat your home safely.

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Furnace FAQ: What’s That Smell?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

We’ve still got a few hot days ahead of us, but temperatures are definitely starting to drop — especially at night! As we welcome chilly air back into our nights and, before long, our days, you are going to start turning to your furnace more and more for comfort. If you fire up your furnace for the first time this year to take the chill out of the air, only to find that it is emitting a strange odor, contact us right away.

There are a few reasons as to why your furnace may be smelling strange, especially at the start of the heating season. They vary in terms of seriousness, but working with a trained professional to get to the root of the problem is always the right move. Call today if you have any concerns at all about the condition and operation of your furnace in Des Moines, IA.

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Choosing a Furnace: Gas vs. Electric

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We’re still a few weeks out from the point at which our heaters will really be needed. That means that now is a great time to install a heater in a new property, or to replace an existing system. Whatever the case may be, we often recommend that homeowners consider the use of a furnace to heat their homes.

Furnaces of all kinds share a few things in common, such as heating air directly and using a system of ductwork in order to distribute that heated air throughout the house. One factor in which they differ, though, is the means by which they heat that air. Most homeowners will find themselves choosing between natural gas or electric furnaces in Des Moines, IA.

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