Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog

How Your Water Heater Prevents Itself From Rusting

February 8th, 2016

Any time steel or iron is in contact with water over a long period of time, rust is all but inevitable. Water heaters are in contact with water almost constantly, from the time they are installed onward. So, why is it that your water heater isn’t rusting out and rupturing every couple of years? The answer lies in a part called the anode rod. Read on to find out what the anode rod is, and how it protects your water heater from rusting.

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Be Sure to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Annually

February 1st, 2016

It can be quite expensive to keep a furnace in proper condition, especially if it develops a serious issue. In an effort to save money on furnace upkeep, most homeowners wait to call for repairs until a problem presents itself. No need to call for professional services unless they’re absolutely necessary, after all. The problem with this method is that it can, and often does, backfire completely. Going without regular preventive furnace maintenance is likely to create more problems, and cost you more money. Let’s take a look at the benefits of annual furnace maintenance.

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Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

January 25th, 2016

Water heaters are designed to put up with a lot of wear and tear, but they are not invincible systems. They develop problems like any other home system, and those problems can become quite threatening if not handled in time. If you want your water heater to serve you well for as long as possible, you need to be able to recognize when it needs repairs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the common signs that your water heater is in need of repairs.

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What You Need to Know About Furnace Short Cycling

January 18th, 2016

If you’ve ever noticed your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes, don’t ignore it. That behavior is called “short cycling,” and it’s a serious threat to the health of your system. If you don’t have the short cycling taken care of as quickly as possible, you are running the risk of your furnace breaking down very soon. Let’s take a look at what causes short cycling, and what can happen if you don’t get it repaired.

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The Benefits of Ductless Heating

January 11th, 2016

Whenever you think of a home heating system, you probably think of a furnace. That would make sense, as furnaces are by far the most popular heating system in the country. However, they are far from the only option available for home heating. If you’re in the heating market this winter, you should take a look at the advantages of installing a ductless heating system in your home. Read on for more information about ductless heating.

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Signs That Your Furnace Needs Replacing

January 4th, 2016

Furnaces can last quite a while, as long as they’re properly taken care of. However, every furnace will eventually reach the end of its life. If your furnace is getting ready to permanently break down, you need to be able to recognize the signs. You don’t want to have your system suddenly die on you in the middle of a cold day, after all. So, keep an eye out for the following signs that you need a new furnace.

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Common Gas Furnace Repairs

December 28th, 2015

You probably don’t want to start thinking about heating repairs, but it is very common to encounter repair needs when re-starting your system for the season. Sitting heaters can accumulate dust and dirt that can interfere with the working of your furnace, and if you haven’t had annual maintenance yet, you may encounter problems when you turn on your furnace for the first time. It is never advisable that you attempt to repair or poke around your furnace to see what’s happening – leave that to the experts. The pros at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your gas furnace repairs in Blue Bell, PA – all you have to do is give us a call!

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Looking to Save Some Money on Heating? Here Are Some Tips from Our Pros

December 22nd, 2015

It can be a major challenge trying to reduce energy costs during the winter months. For many, winter can be the most expensive time of year, mainly due to heating expenses. But there are some recommended ways you can save energy and thereby money, on your heating bills this winter without taking major steps to do so:

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How to Judge the Efficiency of Your Heating System

December 21st, 2015

No one likes to deal with needing to replace their heating system right at the beginning of winter, but if it has to happen, it has to happen. Replacing an outdated or failing heater provides you with the opportunity to explore using a different kind of heating system, as well as improve your home’s comfort and efficiency. How do you know how efficient a certain heater will be? You need to look at its rating.

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FOG: The Bane of Your Drains

December 14th, 2015

This is the time of year when you have about five weeks of continual food (if you count Halloween, it’s more). If you are hosting any kind of holiday gathering, you need to be very aware of what is going down your drain, especially if the food going down your drain is a fat, oil or grease (FOG). Nothing clogs a drain faster or more effectively than too much FOG, and we know because the holiday season is one of our busiest for plumbing calls. Why is FOG so bad for your plumbing? Let’s take a look.

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