March 20th, 2017
Your drain and sewer system is one of those things that you probably don’t think about too much, but which is very important for keeping your home operating properly. If you allow your drain and sewer system to degrade, you’re going to have to deal with a lot more issues throughout the home. One of the best ways to keep your drain and sewer system in good condition is to schedule drain cleaning services. There are certain signs that you should look for that indicate that you need to have your drains cleaned. You should know what to look for regarding these signs.
March 13th, 2017
During periods of heavy snowfall, snow accumulation can block the fresh air intake and/or exhaust systems for some gas furnaces and water heaters, including tankless water heaters. The pictures below show common configurations of PVC exhaust piping for such equipment. It is imperative that these pipes do not become blocked by snow.
March 6th, 2017
We’ve got a few weeks of cold weather left before the days start to warm up, but it’s time that you start looking ahead as far as maintenance concerns go. You’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep you cool before you know it, and that means scheduling preventive maintenance for it within the next couple of weeks. If you don’t schedule maintenance for your air conditioning system before summer, you’re taking on more risk of problems developing.
February 20th, 2017
Furnaces can last a fair few years, provided you take proper care of them. That means scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year, but it also means calling for repairs as soon as you suspect that something is wrong with the system. Even seemingly minor issues can actually cause serious damage in some cases, so it’s never a good idea to ignore a problem once it presents itself. Let’s take a look at some of the more dire furnace issues, and how to identify them.
February 6th, 2017
Heating systems all have slightly different life expectancies, depending on the make, model, type, and individual circumstances. Taking proper care of your heating system, usually by scheduling preventive maintenance and prompt repairs when problems come up, can extend its lifespan by quite a bit. However, you know that eventually you’re going to have to replace the system. It’s a good idea to know what signs to look for that indicate that you’ll soon need a new heater. Though many signs differ between system types, there are a few commonalities that you can look for.
January 23rd, 2017
Heating efficiency is one of those things that often gets talked about in this sort of vague, nebulous sense. As though the efficiency of a climate control device were some sort of unknown quality that could only be grasped in theoretical terms. The fact of the matter, though, is that each heating system on the market is rated according to how well it utilizes its fuel and/or power source over the course of the year. If you want to get the best return on investment for your heating system, you’re going to want to make sure that you understand how to take advantage of the AFUE and HSPF ratings. We’ll help you do so.
January 16th, 2017
Heating system issues are common during the winter, when strain on them is greatest. This is especially true with heat pumps like ductless systems, which are put under more strain year-round than other climate control systems. You should be vigilant for problems that might afflict your ductless system during this time. One of the best ways to catch ductless systems early is to listen for strange noises.
January 9th, 2017
If you’re looking for a new heating system in the middle of winter, chances are you’re in a bit of a hurry. Either your current heating system is in the process of breaking down, or has already given up the ghost entirely. In your rush to restore heating to your home, though, it’s important that you don’t overlook systems that might fit your needs better than just installing any system that fits. Geothermal heating is one of those systems that you should consider.
January 2nd, 2017
We know that you have a lot of pressing concerns during the holiday season, and the state of your water heater is probably pretty far down on the list of priorities. However, it is important to know whether or not your water heater will be able to keep working through another winter. Have a look at the following signs that you might want to replace your water heater this winter.
December 26th, 2016
As we move deeper into winter, the likelihood of a power outage is going to increase. This is due to a number of things, from inclement weather to increased demand on the grid. No one wants to have to deal with a power outage, especially for an extended period of time. If you have a generator to help cope with potential power outages, make sure that you schedule maintenance for it this winter. Read on to find out why this is a good idea.