May 29th, 2017
If there’s a single time when it’s most inconvenient for an air conditioner to break down, it’s in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, that’s exactly when most air conditioning problems occur. The higher demand you place on your air conditioner during the summer months makes it more likely for various issues to crop up. If you want to limit the amount of damage your system can take from any possible problems, you need to be able to catch them early. The best way to do that is to know which symptoms indicate an issue with your air conditioner.
May 15th, 2017
The plumbing system in the average home gets a pretty raw deal, in terms of how much care it gets. Plumbing systems are responsible for all kinds of vital functions, including providing people with fresh drinking water on-demand. Yet, they are all-too-often neglected when it comes to professional services. The drain and sewer portion of a home plumbing system has it even worse, mainly because most of us tend to treat that area with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. If you want to keep your drains in good health, though, you should have a look at our tips below.
May 1st, 2017
Do you ever think about how hard your water heater works for you on a regular basis? You should. The water heater is among the hardest working systems in the average home. Most water heaters never even fully turn off. Instead, they operate day and night to provide a standing supply of hot water at a moment’s notice. Generating all of that hot water puts a lot of wear and tear on your water heater over the years. So, it’s important to take steps to help your water heater last as long as possible. If you want to get the best return on investment for your home’s water heater, follow the tips below.
April 17th, 2017
We may still have temperatures in the 60’s most days, but the hot weather is going to sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. Hopefully, you’ve already made the necessary preparations to get your home ready for the summer, including making sure that your system is ready to keep you cool for another hot season. If your air conditioner isn’t able to last another summer, it’s a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want to have the system suddenly break down on you under the wear and tear. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to replace your air conditioner before summer, you should keep an eye out for the following indications.
April 3rd, 2017
It may be cold now, but warmer weather is just a few weeks away. Most people are getting their homes ready for the summer heat, even if they’re dealing with freezing conditions at the moment. If you’re looking to install a new air conditioner in preparation for the summer, there are a couple of things you need to consider first. Not every air conditioner is ideal for every home, and installing the wrong kind could cost you a lot of money and time. Make sure that the air conditioner you pick is the best for your needs by taking note of the following.
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.