Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heater repair’

Those Sounds Are Bad News!

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Your home might be noisy. From the kids running around screaming, to the dogs barking, to your dishwasher churning on and off, noises should be nothing new. We’d understand if you scoff at the idea of your heater making some strange noise and our advice to drop everything and call for repairs.

While you might not need to drop everything at once and address a bad sound that comes from your heater, we believe it is important for you to know what some of these bad sounds represent. If you neglect your heater and allow these noises to go on for a long time without furnace service in Des Moines, IA, you could see your home without heat on one of the coldest days of the year.

Let’s avoid that and keep your family comfortable by learning about what some of these furnace noises might be.

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Choosing the Best Furnace: Electric Vs. Gas

Monday, February 8th, 2021
technician-checking-furnace-burners

Electric and gas furnaces are two sides of the same coin. They both produce powerful heat for homes that need it, and they do so at incredibly efficient rates. The only difference is in how they function, and that’s what this blog post is centered around.

Certain homes will be better off with a gas furnace, while others will actually save a lot of money and be just as comfortable with an electric furnace. The importance is figuring out which furnace is right for your home.

Why not take your info from the experts on furnaces in Clive, IA? We know the ins and outs of electric and gas furnaces, and we can give you a good idea as to which one will be right for you. We’ll talk about how these systems work, the pros and cons of each one, and which one could save you the most money in the long run.

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5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Heater Repair

Monday, January 25th, 2021

In all other circumstances, DIY solutions are amazing. Have you ever tried painting your own wall art? Or have you ever tried knitting your own sweaters? There’s a sense of accomplishment and fun that comes with trying things on your own. Families often have traditions steeped in history and interesting facts in regards to unique DIY solutions for home needs. However, there’s a big difference when it comes to DIY in the HVAC field.

There are many reasons for avoiding DIY heater repair. We could go on for hundreds of blog posts talking about the dangers that come with this kind of work, but we’ll make it simple for you. We’ve listed 5 important reasons why you should always avoid DIY solutions when it comes to heating repair in Clive, IA.

Keep knitting those sweaters and building that furniture if it’s enjoyable, but leave the heavy lifting HVAC equipment up to us!

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Heat Pump FAQ: What’s Going on with My Heat Pump?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

heat-pumpHeat pumps are an alternative way to heat your home, without the use of air ducts or combustion furnaces. That being said, because they’re constructed as such complex pieces of machinery, their problems can be a little puzzling to a homeowner that isn’t well acquainted with the interior of the system.

For instance, when a gas furnace is having burner trouble, it can be easy for a homeowner to know what’s going on just because of the sound and smell that might come from the system. However, when a heat pump is having problems, the noises, smells, and problems that come from the system don’t always seem obvious from the get-go.

Today we’re going to go over some of the problems that could be coming up with your heat pump and discussing what you can do about them. Sometimes, that solution includes calling us for heat pump repair in Waukee, IA!

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The Importance of Professional Maintenance

Monday, January 27th, 2020

upsetWe talk a lot about heater maintenance, and while some homeowners might be getting tired of it, we’re still constantly surprised by the number of people that ignore the routine needs of their heater. No, we’re not talking maintenance as in just giving a quick “up and down” of your furnace to make sure it’s not too dusty; we mean scheduling an appointment with a professional heating specialist to make sure your system is running safely, efficiently, and effectively.

The truth of the matter is, maintenance in Altoona, IA is not optional if you’d like your heater to last more than just a few years. The opinion, handiwork, and technical expertise of a professional is absolutely necessary for extending the lifespan of your heater to the point that you’d want it to be.

So, let’s get into the details as to why maintenance is so important!

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Reasons a Furnace May Blow Cool Air

Monday, March 25th, 2019

furnace-wiringWith the most extreme of winter weather (hopefully) behind us for the year, it is safe to say that everyone is ready for things to start warming up once again. Just because you are ready doesn’t mean that ol’ mother nature is quite there yet, unfortunately. We’ve got some chilly weather coming our way still, and chances are that you are going to be running your furnace for a while longer yet, even if it’s more sporadic than it has been.

That is precisely why, even this late into the heating season, it is vital to keep your home heating system in the best working condition possible. This means more than just having your furnace tuned up annually and changing filters as needed. It also means taking prompt action when problems of any kind with your furnace surface. And even the best furnaces with the best of care will eventually require professional furnace repair in Urbandale, IA.

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Is Your Heater in Trouble Already?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

servicing-furnaceIt’s only December, which means that we have a whole lot more winter weather to contend with before things start to warm up once again. That can be a startling realization when you run into problems with your heating system relatively early into the heating season. The best way to protect your comfort, the condition of your heater, and even your safety is to schedule prompt heating repairs in Clive, IA. To do so, however, you need to recognize the signs of trouble.

Not all of them are incredibly obvious. That’s the bad news. The good news, inasmuch as we can use the word “good” in this context, is that not every problem is terribly serious, either. However, most warning signs do point to potentially serious problems, so the right course of action is to treat any such issue as a priority. In doing so, you help to prevent serious damages to your heating system that could have been avoided with more prompt action!

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