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

Furnace Tip: Listen for Signs of Trouble

Monday, December 19th, 2016

When you run your furnace, some level of noise is to be expected. It certainly shouldn’t be enough to keep you up at night, but you may be able to hear your furnace start up as the heating cycle begins, and the sound of air being forced through and exiting your ductwork may be audible. There is a point at which noise coming from your furnace becomes cause for concern, though.

If you are put off by new, alarming sounds coming from your furnace in Des Moines, IA, be sure to schedule service with a member of our team right away. These sounds may not indicate a very serious problem, but one could certainly develop if the warning signs are ignored for long enough. Here are a few to be on the lookout for.

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Upgrade Your Thermostat for Better Comfort Control

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a lot of different components in any given HVAC system. For the most part, you are not going to interact directly with the majority of these components. One very obvious exception to this rule is your thermostat in Des Moines, IA.

Your thermostat is the central control hub of your HVAC system, and it is responsible for relaying the information you put into it to your HVAC system itself. Without a great thermostat, you cannot expect great comfort. That is why you may want to upgrade yours.

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Some Common Causes of Inefficient Heating

Monday, December 5th, 2016

With winters being as cold as they are in our area, there is no way to get by without running your heating system regularly throughout the winter season. Unfortunately, that can lead to considerable expense if your heating system is not functioning efficiently. While it is possible that your heater is simply old and run down, or that it has a low efficiency rating, there are plenty of other factors that may contribute to inefficient.

Here are a few examples of issues that may be driving up your heating costs. Addressing them can help you to enjoy more efficient heating in Des Moines, IA without replacing your heater. Contact us if you have any questions or require professional heating services.

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