Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog

The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection

November 11th, 2019

When you’re dealing with a broken rib, do you stick your hands down your throat and start fiddling around with your bones? Do you head directly into surgery without knowing which bone is broken? Absolutely not! That’s why we have X-Ray machines, so you can see precisely what’s going on inside your body without having to do something invasive.

Plumbers in North Wales, PA should treat your pipes with the same amount of care as a doctor treats you. Anything that’s invasive can likely lead to the destruction of your lawn or property, while also costing you a fortune in labor, parts, and equipment.

Introducing the plumber’s version of the X-Ray Machine! Video pipe inspection is all the rage these days for good reason. It’s a way to check the exact condition of your plumbing system without the invasive procedure of opening your pipes up or digging up your lawn.

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Common Furnace Problems: How You Can Help

October 28th, 2019

Gas furnaces are widely accepted as the most common furnace in the United States. Using your existing ductwork, these systems use gas burners to create heat at an incredibly efficient and affordable rate. For the money that most consumers spend on gas, the heating capacity of these systems can keep most families warm throughout the winter. They last a long time and don’t require oil deliveries, nor do they have trouble keeping your home warm when temperatures reach unbearable levels of cold.

Still, furnace repair in Doylestown, PA is going to happen at some point, and you’d rather be ready for it than taken by surprise, right?

We’re going to go into details about the most common furnace problems, what signs you can notice, and how you can help when troubles arise.

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FAQ: Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

October 14th, 2019

Backflow is a word that we rarely like to hear in the plumbing industry. “Backflow” is anything that has to do with contaminated water flowing backwards into the main water line or into a water supply. A problem with backflow can be anywhere from a minor inconvenience to a catastrophic contamination problem that costs a ton of money to fix. Backflow preventers and other plumbing equipment can help you ensure that you never have to deal with a backflow problem.

Chances are, you’ve already got a backflow preventer hooked up to your main water line that connects to the municipality’s water supply. If there’s a massive flood or some plumbing problem that immediately reduces water pressure, you’ve got to make sure that you don’t contaminate your clean water with waste-water. So, take a gander at our breakdown of a backflow preventer and make sure you ask your Ambler, PA plumber if your plumbing is ready to stop backflow.

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Convert Your Oil to Gas Today!

September 30th, 2019

wall-radiatorOil, gas, electric … what’s the difference? As long as they heat your home and keep you comfortable throughout the winter, that’s all that matters right? Well, unless you like wasting your hard-earned money, it couldn’t be further from the truth!

You might have heard about oil to gas conversions, or you might not have. Either way, it is something to keep on your radar. While oil and gas systems might do the job when it comes to heating your home, depending on your location, it might save you a lot of money and decrease the number of headaches you receive in a year because of those pesky oil deliveries. Also, if you’re dealing with an obnoxious heating repair in Montgomery County, PA and you know that gas might be cheaper than your already faulty oil system, perhaps it is time for gas conversion.

It’s fine if you’re still not sure. We have some points about gas conversion that will hopefully shed more light on it for you!

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The Benefits of a Furnace Tune-Up

September 16th, 2019

We’re getting close to the heating season. As we shut off our air conditioners one by one, the heaters will begin to turn on—except for the ones that haven’t been maintained properly. That’s right, if you’ve kept up with our blogs during this cooling season, it’s not just air conditioners that could benefit from yearly maintenance, but furnaces as well!

Homeowners like to think of their furnaces like campfires. As long as they keep throwing fuel in the fire, they’ll burn just the same, right? But a furnace is more complicated than that. Without the right tune-up or repairs, a furnace can become more inefficient, have costly problems, and eventually turn into a safety hazard for a family and home.

Why take the risk? Contact your nearest professional for heating repair in Doylestown, PA. If you’re still unconvinced, then read on!

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The Problems of Household Drain Cleaners

September 2nd, 2019

Unclogging your drain with a household drain cleaner is an easy solution. However, as I’m sure your parents have told you plenty of times in your life, the easiest solution isn’t always the best. If using household drain cleaners means a detriment to your health and home, it doesn’t matter how easy of a solution it is.

Store-bought drain cleaners can be an extremely hazardous mixture of chemicals that will disintegrate practically anything sometimes. These chemicals often leech fumes that you wouldn’t want your kids anywhere near, and those fumes tend to linger for days on end. What’s easier than pouring a store-bought cleaner down your drain? Why, calling your local plumbing company (that’s us) for a Lansdale, PA plumber!

Still not convinced? Let’s get into it.

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Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades You Never Knew You Needed

August 19th, 2019

When you hear the word spa, what do you think of? Maybe a nice hotel, some pedicures, detoxing in a steam room while you relax. While that definitely sounds like a wonderful experience, what if we told you that there could be a spa in your own bathroom?

No, your neighbors don’t have a personal spa crew that operates out of their bathroom—they just paid for the perfect bathroom renovation that suited them. Bathroom renovations and upgrades can be both aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly affordable when you contact the right Doylestown, PA plumber. We have got all different sizes of shower, tub, and faucet installations that could make your bathroom feel like a real spa. Just remember that underneath the pretty sinks and ceramic tiles needs to be a foundation of stable plumbing that we can help you set up.

Well, prepare to be amazed!

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How Your AC Gets “Stressed” at the End of Summer

August 5th, 2019

sunshineThe air conditioning system keeping your home cooled down during another hot August and September in Pennsylvania is a machine, not a living creature. It can’t feel “stressed” like a person. But stress is still a good word to use when describing how an AC might suffer from malfunctions or even a complete breakdown during the heat at the end of summer. Think of all the work the AC has already done over the season, and then think about how much work is left to do. It’s natural for an air conditioner to become overly “stressed out” under these conditions.

We’re going to look at how an AC can suffer too much stress and end up passing that stress on to you. But remember, any air conditioning services in Bucks County, PA you need to get the AC back on track you can find with a call to Carney!

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What Is a “Plumbing Trap”? (It’s Actually a Good Thing!)

July 22nd, 2019

plumber-with-sink-p-trapNo, a plumbing trap isn’t when a low-skilled plumbing contractor does a bad job on your repairs but still charges you an exorbitant rate. That is a kind of trap, and one we hope we can rescue you from with our excellent services. But the term plumbing trap refers to a specific piece of plumbing. It’s one you see often but think little about. As long as the trap does its job, there’s not much reason for you to think about it.

But when a plumbing trap doesn’t work, kitchens and bathrooms can go wrong in a hurry.

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Vacation Time! But What Should I Do About My Home’s AC?

July 8th, 2019

summer vacation dogReady for your big summer vacation? You probably are, no matter how much packing you still have ahead.

But before you close and lock the doors behind you and set out for your vacation destination, what are you going to do about your home’s central air conditioning system? You may have heard conflicting advice about whether to keep the air conditioning system on while you’re gone. We’ll go into what will work best for your air conditioning in Ambler, PA for when you’re off on summer vacation.

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