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

Furnace FAQ: What’s That Sound?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

dog-under-blanketWhen we’re in the middle of the coldest time of the year, the last thing that we want to encounter is trouble with our home heating systems. The unfortunate truth, however, is that this is precisely the time when the need for heating repairs is most likely to strike! That is why learning some of the potential warning signs that trouble is brewing is so beneficial for homeowners. One strong indicator that problems are developing is strange sounds coming from your furnace.

If you do hear odd furnace noises when heating your home, dial our number right away to schedule professional furnace repair in Ankeny, IA. While not every issue causing your furnace to make strange sounds will necessarily be very serious, the fact is that ignoring this common warning sign will only give that problem the time that it needs to get worse. Acting promptly can save you from more expensive repair needs—not to mention a potentially dangerous operating condition.

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Signs That Your Furnace Is in Trouble

Monday, December 4th, 2017

cold-manWell, autumn sure went by quick this year, didn’t it? It may not technically be winter according to the calendars just yet,  but it is definitely starting to feel like it nonetheless. Subfreezing temperatures are going to be the norm once more, and that means that your furnace really needs to step up to the plate with a performance that will knock the cold right out of the park. Do your part to help it do so by looking out for signs of furnace problems.

Even the best furnaces on the market are going to require repairs at some point, no matter how expertly installed and well-maintained they are. The key to minimizing any negative impact of operational problems, both to your comfort and to your furnace itself, is to schedule professional furnace repair in Ankeny, IA at the first sign of trouble. Contact us if you have any reason to suspect that trouble is a-brewin’ with the furnace in your home.

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3 Common Heating Repair Needs

Monday, November 6th, 2017

cold-manTemperatures are cooling off more and more as we move further into the fall season, and guess what — winter is not too far off! Before long, we will be firmly entrenched in the coldest time of the year. Is your heating system ready for action, capable of keeping your home warm and reliably heated throughout the toughest weather of the winter season? Investing in great heating equipment and routine heating maintenance is the best way to get ready for the season, but no heater is perfect.

At some point, you are likely going to run into problems of some kind with your home heating system. Whether it seems that your heater is on the verge of a complete breakdown,  or if it is just acting a little strangely, you need to take prompt action. The worst thing that you can do for your heater and for your own comfort is to ignore signs of trouble. Following are examples of 3 common heating repairs in Ankeny, IA.

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Why Schedule Prompt Heating Repairs?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

cold-couple-couchWhen your heater breaks down entirely during the coldest time of the year, you are not going to be able to dial our number fast enough in order to schedule professional heating repair in Ankeny, IA. What about those situations in which your heater is still operational, though? What about those times when you suspect that there is something wrong, but you force your heater to continue working in its compromised state because, frankly, it’s more convenient than scheduling repairs?

Trust us when we tell you that we’ve met many homeowners who have made this very mistake — often when completing emergency repairs that could have otherwise been avoided! The fact of the matter is that no problem with your home heating system is “minor” enough to ignore. The moment that you suspect that your heater is struggling, you should be giving the technicians on our team a call. That way, we can get your system back on track as swiftly as possible.

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3 Major Benefits of Routine Heater Maintenance

Monday, October 9th, 2017

thumbs-upIn our last blog post, we took the opportunity to remind you that the time has come to schedule your routine heating tune-up for the year. In today’s post, we are going to look a bit more in-depth at just how beneficial scheduling this service can really be. We wouldn’t be putting so much emphasis on scheduling regular heating maintenance in Indianola, IA if it were not of the utmost importance. It truly is the best thing that you can do for your home heating system.

Before we get into the specifics of how a heating tune-up can benefit you and your system, we also want to remind you that the only way you can hope to enjoy these benefits is if you schedule your tune-up with skilled, trained professionals. Just call our number to do so. This is too involved a process to entrust to a general handyperson, let alone your own DIY aspirations. For a quality heating tune-up, you have to call in the pros.

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It’s Time for a Heating Tune-Up!

Monday, September 25th, 2017

man-with-radiatorDespite what the warm temperatures at the end of last week and this weekend may have lead you to believe, we are definitely moving into the cooler time of the year. Take a gander at the weather forecast of your choice, and you’ll be seeing a lot of 60’s and 70’s for daytime temperatures. As for nights, well, we’re looking at 50’s pretty soon. Then the 40’s. And then the 30’s. It is not going to be long before winter is in full swing, and your heater in Des Moines, IA had better be ready.

That means that you had better go ahead and schedule your annual heating tune-up before things really cool down on us. The last thing that you want to do is wait until the last minute to have your heater tuned up, only to find that the last minute actually came a bit earlier than you had expected. Don’t be caught off-guard with a heater that is not ready for action. Let a member of our team get your heater back in prime fighting condition before you need it the most. 

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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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Remember to Change the Air Filter in Your Furnace

Monday, November 21st, 2016

When you run your heating system in Des Moines, IA, you want that heater to heat your entire home evenly and effectively, while also doing so in an efficient manner. One of the major issues standing in the way of many homeowners in achieving that goal is a dirty air filter. Keeping a fresh air filter in your furnace will seriously help you to enjoy a great heating experience.

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Why Can’t I Heat My Home Evenly?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

It is very frustrating to struggle in heating your home. It’s even more frustrating when the heater seems to be running just fine, but there are still cold spots throughout the house. Unfortunately, this is a problem that many homeowners may encounter with their heating systems in Des Moines, IA.

There are a number of different reasons as to why your heater may fail to heat your entire home evenly. In certain cases, the problem may not even be with the heater itself. Read the following information, and dial our number if you need help heating your home successfully. 

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Forced Air Heating: Pros and Cons

Monday, October 10th, 2016

If you use or plan to use a forced air heating system to keep your home warm and comfortable throughout the coldest time of the year, then you should know that there are both pros and cons to doing so. This is true of any heating system, of course, so don’t let the cons immediately dissuade you from the use of such systems. Just keep in mind that not every heater is ideal for every homeowner, and remember to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding your heating options in Des Moines, IA.

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