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

Is Your Heater Running on Borrowed Time?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

question-markNow that we’re getting into mid-February, some homeowners out there are no doubt starting to eagerly anticipate the spring season. Just because warmer temperatures may be visible on the horizon in the near future, however, does not mean that you can let a struggling heating system limp along through the rest of the winter. There is too much work to be done yet. By rolling the dice in that way, you are only putting your comfort at risk.

If you were training for a marathon and sprained your ankle a few miles out from the finish line, chances are that you’d have that ankle taken care of before you decided to give it another shot and cross that finish line. The same mindset should apply to your heating system. Our Ankeny, IA, HVAC professionals want to ensure that you understand the signs that your heater is giving you. It may be that repairs are needed, of course. However, considering different factors, it may become clear that a full heating replacement is your best option, even with spring close ahead. 

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Call Schaal If Your Home or Office Floods!

Monday, August 13th, 2018

teamThere are a lot of factors that we can control in our homes and around the office. The temperature, for instance, provided that we have good HVAC systems installed. There are also those events that are out of our control, though. These include flooding. Sure, professional plumbing services and even basement waterproofing will help to prevent and protect against flooding. However, even this is no guarantee.

Now, you are going to have a lot to deal with if your home or office should flood. From old family photos that you may have stored to important documents that have not been digitized, you’ll likely wind up scurrying around trying to mitigate damages on and to your property. But what about your HVAC system?

Today, we are going to look at what you should do regarding your HVAC system in the event of a flood. We know that you’ll have a lot on your plate, but trust us—you want to be prepared. Fortunately, that all really comes down to getting in touch with us, your trusted HVAC company in Des Moines!

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Your HVAC Systems Must Be Appropriately Sized!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Don’t let anyone tell you that investing in the biggest, most powerful central heating or air conditioning system is the way to go. While you definitely want to know that your system is large enough to handle the heating and cooling loads in your home, you don’t want to be paying for more capacity than you need. And even if you do, an oversized AC or heater is actually not going to serve you any better than one that is too small for your home.

This is why heating and cooling load calculations are so important. When you let us install your HVAC systems in Des Moines, IA, you can count on them fitting your home just right. If you want to replace your AC at the end of this cooling season, or you want to install a new heater before winter arrives, give us a call to schedule service of the highest quality.

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