Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog : Archive for February, 2017

Have Your Air Ducts Tested This Spring

Monday, February 27th, 2017

ducts-in-atticIf you noticed any problems with uneven heating, subpar indoor air quality, or high heating costs this winter, and you use a forced air heating system such as a furnace or a heat pump, then leaky ductwork may be to blame. If you use a radiant heating system, but are starting to think about your central AC as we move toward the end of the heating season, you may want to have your ducts tested. It doesn’t matter if you use air ducts in both heating and cooling your home, or just for one or the other. They play a major role in your home, and must be kept in outstanding working condition. That is why we offer both duct testing and duct sealing in Des Moines, IL.

Just because your air ducts are hidden away from view does not mean that you can afford to put them out of mind. Doing so only it makes it more likely that existing problems with your air ducts will get worse. Consider the following tips and information, and be sure to let the indoor air quality experts on our team address any issues with your air ducts.

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Is the Time Right for a Heat Pump Installation?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

heat-pump-outdoor-unitWe have plenty of winter left ahead of us, so hopefully your home heating system is still working away in an effective and efficient manner. That being said, now is a good time to take stock of your heating system and decide if the time has come for a heating replacement. If so, you may as well get it out of the way once the weather warms up. Of course, you may also be planning to replace your air conditioner before the weather gets too hot for the season. In either event, the time is right for a heat pump installation in Des Moines, IA.

Heat pumps are unique in that they are used to both heat and cool homes. We actually discussed precisely why the heat pump is so efficient not too long ago. With this in mind, let’s go over some of the reasons that you may choose a heat pump installation once we’re through the worst of the winter season.

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