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

Don’t Forget About Your Heat Pump Tune-Up

Monday, March 27th, 2017

technician-condenser-unitIt is going to be a while before those of us here in Iowa are running our air conditioners with any regularity. It may be spring time, but our temperatures are still pretty chilly right now. That being said, if you use a heat pump, now is definitely a great time to start thinking about what it needs to make the transition in the summer season successfully.

Unlike a central air conditioner or a furnace, a heat pump really does not have much in the way of downtime throughout the year. Such is the price of both heating and cooling one’s home with one single system. Because of the heavy workload that heat pumps are tasked with, scheduling maintenance twice a year is a must. Be sure to let us handle your heat pump maintenance services in Des Moines, IA.

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Why Is Insulation So Important?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

insulation-in-loftWe are in that tough time of the year when spring is desperately trying to break through, but we know that we’ve got plenty of opportunity for continuing to run our heating systems in the immediate future. A bit of cabin fever is understandable, but why not look at this as a great opportunity to resolve some issues that you may have encountered during the heating season. We aren’t specifically talking about problems with your heater, either.

One issue that you may have in your home, and one that can affect your lifestyle all year long in a variety of ways, is subpar, inadequate, or damaged insulation. If this is the case in your home, then you need to hire professionals to resolve the problem. Your insulation in Des Moines, IA is too important to take any chances with.

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