How an Upgraded Air Filter Can Help Relieve Your Late Summer Allergies

Posted by Kevin Carney on August 24th, 2015

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August is the time of year for vacations, dog days and… really bad allergies. Ragweed is one of the biggest bloomers in the month of August, and it is also one of the most irritating allergens around. Grasses will also enter a second phase of growing, making those with outdoor allergies pretty miserable. It isn’t really possible to keep some of these allergen particles from entering your home and HVAC system, but there is a great way to capture and remove them: upgrade your HVAC system air filter. Continue Reading

What Causes a Sewer Line to Back Up?

Posted by Kevin Carney on August 17th, 2015

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If there’s a particular aspect of your home plumbing system that you don’t ever want to think about as a homeowner, it would most definitely be your sewer line. Not only is the ick factor a 10 on a 1-10 scale, repairs to a sewer line are often more expensive than other kinds of plumbing issues. As such, it’s good to know what can cause your sewer line to potentially back up so that you can successfully avoid some of these scenarios in your own home. Continue Reading

Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Normal

Posted by Kevin Carney on August 10th, 2015

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It’s hot, and at the height of summer, your air conditioner is working its hardest to keep you cool. This is why many homeowners think that ice build-up may be part of the normal course of operation. It isn’t. Ice build-up anywhere in your system means there’s an imbalance in the heat release/cooling process, and this imbalance is most likely from a refrigerant leak. So what should you do? The first step you need to take is to call the experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. We’ve been helping customers in the Doylestown, PA area with their AC repair needs since 1976, and we are here to help you, too. Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Ductless AC Working?

Posted by Kevin Carney on August 3rd, 2015

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Are you experiencing cooling issues with your ductless air conditioner? There can be a few reasons for this, as we’ll explain below, but no matter the cause, it’s important to hire a trained expert to help you with all of your ductless AC repairs. The HVAC pros at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling have been working with ductless systems for many years, and we can help you with all of your ductless repair needs in Newtown, PA. Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Posted by Kevin Carney on August 3rd, 2015

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Your water heater is definitely the kind of appliance that is “out of sight, out of mind.” Unlike a clothes dryer or washing machine, you don’t need to interact with your hot water heater to make it work. This also means that until it breaks down, you are unlikely to pay attention to the signs that your aging water heater may be ready for replacement. If you have had your water heater for more than 15 years, it’s good to be aware of the potential signs that the unit is ready to retire before you have an emergency on your hands. Continue Reading

Why It’s Important to Take Care of Leaks Right Away

Posted by Kevin Carney on July 27th, 2015

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We’ve all had that faucet with the small leak. We learn to tune out the annoying drip, drip, drip sound to the point where it is simply background noise. After all, it’s just a little drip – how much can it really do? Turns out, quite a lot, which is why it’s important to hire plumbing experts, like the ones at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling for repair. Continue Reading

Reduce Stress on Your Air Conditioner with the 20 Degree Rule

Posted by Kevin Carney on July 20th, 2015

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This is the time of year when we really feel the heat and humidity, prompting many people to find relief in their whole home air conditioners. While it is your AC’s job to keep you cool, it’s important to be smart about temperature setting. Keeping your air conditioner at 70s degree when it’s over 90 degrees outside can really push your system to the limit for a long period of time. Your best approach to reducing stress on your AC while also maintaining indoor comfort is to use the 20 degree rule. Continue Reading

Have a Leak Coming Through Your Ceiling? Give Us a Call!

Posted by Kevin Carney on July 13th, 2015

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Leaks are never a good thing, but it’s the leaks behind your walls that can be some of the most problematic. If you have noticed areas of your ceiling that are wet, or are actually dripping, it’s time to give the plumbing experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling a call. Leaks behind your ceiling require immediate attention, and our pros are here to help you with all your plumbing repair needs in Ambler, PA. Continue Reading

How Are UV Lights Different from Other Air Cleaners?

Posted by Kevin Carney on July 7th, 2015

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As a homeowner, you may be surprised to see just how many different kinds of indoor air quality products are available for your property. And one may stand out, just because it’s somewhat different: UV germicidal lights, also known as ultraviolet lights. How are UV lights different, and why should you consider using them? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

Why Annual Plumbing Maintenance Is Important

Posted by Kevin Carney on July 6th, 2015

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Odds are, you schedule your heating and cooling system for maintenance, as well as your car and other household appliances. So why wouldn’t you also schedule maintenance for your home’s plumbing system? A professional maintenance appointment for your plumbing system isn’t a quick visual review of the outside of your plumbing; it is a full inspection of your entire system, including all fixtures, to ensure your system is optimal shape. Some of the items checked are: Continue Reading