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

Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterThe water heater in any home, regardless of occupancy numbers, does an incredible amount of work throughout the year. Unlike a system such as your heater or air conditioner, your water heater in Des Moines, IA does not have an off-season. Your water heater not only provides hot water for your showers and cleaning, but also for those other appliances — dishwasher, clothes washing machine — that require hot water in their operation. It is a big job, and today’s water heaters are manufactured to ensure that they stand up to the task.

Great as many of the water heaters on the market today may be, though, there is not a single water heater out there that is perfect. All water heaters will require repairs from time to time, and your water heater is going to need to be replaced eventually. When should the replacement happen, though? After all, you don’t really want to wait for your system to break down entirely before replacing it, do you? Here are some tips to help you decide if your water heater has reached the end of the line.

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Common AC Problems: Blowing Warm Air

Monday, May 8th, 2017

rising-thermometerWhen the heat of summer is at its worst, you need your air conditioner to really step up to the plate and keep your home cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee that it is always going to be able to do so. All mechanical systems, including air conditioners, are subject to occasional operating problems. These issues are most likely to present themselves just when you really need your AC the most, so learning to recognize potential signs of trouble is very important.

Shy of a complete system breakdown, an air conditioner that is blowing warm air is probably the clearest sign that something is wrong with the system. If your AC is blowing warm air, there are a number of potential problems that could be causing the issue. Not all of them are serious, but there is a possibility that you are going to need professional AC repairs in Des Moines, IA. If you do, make ours the number that you call.

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