Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog

My AC Won’t Stop Running—What’s Up?

May 13th, 2019

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You know when your air conditioner won’t come on that something is wrong. Maybe the fan isn’t activating, so there’s no air coming from the vents. Or the compressor isn’t responding, so the air from the vents is at room temperature—and that’s no help on a hot summer day. You’ll know you need to call for repairs ASAP.

There’s the reverse situation, and it’s just as bad—the air conditioner that won’t stop running. You may not at first notice this. No matter how hot it is, the AC isn’t supposed to have the compressor or fan run continuously. It’s supposed to operate in cycles. A “runaway” air conditioner is a problem, and we’re going to look into it a bit deeper.

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How to Maximize Cold Air Output From Your AC

April 29th, 2019

woman-relaxed-in-cool-house“How can I get the best cooling from my air conditioning system this year?”

If this is a question you’re asking yourself on the cusp of the summer about your air conditioning in Doylestown, PA, you’ve come to the place for answers. We’ve served homeowners in the area since 1976 and know the best way to maximize home cooling. We’re going to take a deep dive and look at how to get the cooling you want from your air conditioner this season—and the seasons after it.

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Why Now Is the Best Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 15th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe can’t stress this fact enough—a household’s central air conditioner needs professional maintenance every year. These annual appointments give HVAC technicians the opportunity to inspect the air conditioner and handle basic tune-ups, cleanings, and adjustments.

The best time to have this work done is—now! Spring is when most people schedule their annual AC maintenance, and we encourage all our customers to sign up for one of our maintenance plans so they can arrange for this vital work during April or May.

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Reasons to Consider a Bathroom Remodel

April 1st, 2019

Luxury-bathroomYou can look to a professional plumber in Ambler, PA to help with most types of bathroom plumbing needs: repairs, installing new fixtures, drain cleaning, etc. But not all plumbers provide full bathroom remodeling services to transform an old bathroom into a bright new space.

At Carney, we’re proud to offer complete bathroom remodeling. We’ll put in new sinks, tubs, showers, tiles, vanities, cabinets, and more. We can even add a bathroom to a space such as a basement. We combine our superb plumbing expertise with the best in modern bathroom design concepts.

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What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows

March 18th, 2019

toilet-with-button-flushThis is one of the most common plumbing problems we get emergency calls about. We understand—it’s alarming to have a toilet suddenly start spilling water onto a bathroom floor with no signs of stopping!

We have good news for you! An overflowing toilet doesn’t have to be a major disaster for your home. First of all, we can fix it—and we provide same-day service so you won’t have to go with an unusable bathroom for long. We know how important this room is to your household’s daily life, and we’ll be there fast to have the toilet fixed.

Second, if you take the right steps, you can prevent further problems from the overflowing toilet and stop water damage. Below are guidelines for what to do when you encounter this sudden plumbing trouble.

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Never Leave Furnace Repairs as Fall “To-Dos”!

March 4th, 2019

Furnace-standardThe end of winter is coming—yes, we all wish it would arrive a bit quicker, but once we enter March we are definitely on the, uhm, march toward warmer weather. This is a time when you’ll start thinking about preparing your home for spring and if your AC is ready for the heat of summer afterward.

However, please don’t leave your furnace alone during the last cold stretch of the season. If you have seen any signs from your furnace that it isn’t working right, call for heating repair in Doylestown, PA from our technicians. It’s never a wise idea to delay having furnace malfunctions professionally fixed. If you choose to leave it for your fall “to-do” list because the furnace is soon going to shut off, it can lead to trouble.

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Using Those Ceiling Fans to Help Heat Your Home

February 18th, 2019

ceiling-fan-woodenThis is a piece of advice we like to give out in winter—and it often surprises homeowners. “Wait, I can use the ceiling fan to help with heating?”

We understand it goes against normal logic to use a fan for helping with warmth. After all, people think of fans as something used to cool down. Before there was such a thing as mechanical air conditioning, using a fan was one of the few ways available to help people cool off in the heat. Ceiling fans are usually installed because homeowners want to cut down on the energy use for their AC during summer.

It’s true that fans are a fantastic way to stay cool without going directly to the air conditioner. The breeze a ceiling fan creates in a room removes the heat envelope from around people’s bodies, allowing them to release more heat from their skin and feel cooler. The fan doesn’t lower the air temperature, but it does make it feel less hot.

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Kevin J. Carney September 30, 1949-February 1, 2019

February 8th, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that the Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling family shares the news of the passing of Kevin J. Carney, the founder of our company. Although he retired several years ago, he remained in close touch with the company that he founded in 1976 until his final days.
To the man who started everything that eventually made Carney what it is today, We Thank You.

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Sizing Up or Down: How We Know the Size of Your New Heater

February 4th, 2019

heating-cooling-iconsNobody wants to have to deal with putting in a new central heating system in the middle of winter, but if your old heater has to go, or you’re in a new house that hasn’t had its first installation yet, then you don’t have much choice. But as long as you rely on professional HVAC service in Lansdale, PA, there’s no reason the replacement/installation shouldn’t go fast and end up delivering you the exact right heater for your needs. And a big part of doing the job right is accurately sizing the new heating system.

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My Hot Water Just Isn’t … Hot Enough!

January 21st, 2019

water-and-tapThis is one of the most common problems people run into with their water heaters: turning on a faucet or tap and waiting, waiting, waiting for the water to warm up to the temperature you want. But the running water only gets lukewarm. What does this mean, and what can you do about it?

There are a few possible reasons your water heater isn’t living up to its expectations. Here are the main ones.

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