Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog

Be Sure to Schedule Annual Video Pipe Inspection

October 17th, 2016

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to find a plumbing problem when you can’t see the majority of the system? Prior to the invention of modern techniques, the only way to actually isolate and solve an issue in the plumbing or sewer system was to exhume the pipes. That meant tearing up floors and walls in the general area the problem was thought to be. Fortunately, now we can find pipe issues without demolishing parts of your house. Read on to find out why you should schedule annual video pipe inspection.

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Why a Sump Pump Might be a Good Idea

October 10th, 2016

When most people think of flooding, they tend to imagine large, catastrophic deluges where entire houses become submerged. While that is certainly a big problem in certain parts of the country, it isn’t nearly as widespread as more moderate flooding. Even a relatively small amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair, if it occurs in the wrong place. Fortunately, there’s a way to combat these more moderate flooding risks. Let’s take a look at sump pumps, and the benefits they offer.

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Look Out for These Ductless Problems

October 3rd, 2016

We’re coming to the end of summer, and before long most people will be shutting down their air conditioners in favor of their heating systems. If you’re using a ductless system, though, you’re going to be running it throughout the winter as well. That means that you still need to be on the lookout for any ductless problems that might crop up. Let’s take a look at some of the different problems that can afflict your ductless system, and how you can identify them.

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How to Stop Your Toilet from Overflowing

September 26th, 2016

Okay, so your toilet won’t stop flushing water into the bowl, causing it to back up and eventually start overflowing. Before you do anything else to deal with the problem, the first thing you need to do is not panic. With some quick reactions and a cool head, you can prevent most of the damage that toilet overflows can cause. Read on to find out what to do when your toilet is overflowing.

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Weird Furnace Noises to Listen for

September 19th, 2016

As you start to rely on your furnace more and more often this fall, you’re going to want to watch and listen for any indications that your system is developing a problem. One of the easiest ways to identify a furnace problem is to listen for any strange noises. Read on for some more info on some of the furnace noises you should listen for, and what they indicate.

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Do I Need a New Heater?

September 12th, 2016

Heating season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of added stress on your heating system. If your heater is not going to be able to keep you warm throughout the cold season, it’s important that you replace it as soon as possible. You don’t want to have it unexpectedly break down on you in the middle of winter, do you? Read on to find out how to tell if you need a new heating system.

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Be Sure to Schedule Annual Water Heater Maintenance

September 5th, 2016

Water heaters can last quite a long time, but they are not invincible. They will wear down and develop problems quite often if you don’t take the proper steps. If you want to get the most out of your water heater, you’ll need to make sure that it gets proper maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of annual water heater maintenance.

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The Benefits of Ductless Heating

August 29th, 2016

Summer is coming to a close, and it’s time to start preparing for the colder months of the year. Part of that preparation is making sure that you have a good heating system in place. If you’re in the market for a new home heating system, you should have a look at the different options available before making a decision. Let’s take a look at ductless heating, how it works, and the advantages it provides.

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The Problem of AC Short Cycling

August 22nd, 2016

Summer is slowly drawing to a close, but we still have a few weeks left before heating season starts. It’s important that you keep an eye on your air conditioner, to make sure that it’s still free of issues. If you notice your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes, don’t ignore it. That’s called short cycling, and it’s a serious problem. Let’s take a look at why short cycling happens, and the damage it can do to your air conditioning system.

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It’s Almost Time for Heating Maintenance

August 15th, 2016

Summer still has a few weeks left in it, but fall is not far off at all. It’s hard to think about keeping your heating system in good shape when you’re in the middle of a heat wave, but it’s still important that you schedule maintenance for your heater before the temperature starts to drop. Let’s take a look at the benefits of heating maintenance.

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