Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog

Our Emergency Plumbing Checklist

May 9th, 2022

Some homeowners think that plumbing and emergency plumbing are basically the same things. We understand why, most people don’t even think about their plumbing systems unless it’s an emergency. Drain clogs and water leaks can be a big deal, especially if you’ve got a large family or you host people at your house often. We’re not here to tell you what’s an emergency plumbing situation and what’s not, we’re just here to help!

In order to be your most reliable plumber in Bucks County, we need to make sure we’re all on the same page. If you’re ever dealing with a plumbing problem, from a leak to just a dirty drain, then you can always call our number. Not only do we have plumbers on standby that are ready to help you, but we also can provide you with some advice and we’ll even walk you through some helpful steps if you’re stressed out.

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Your Home Energy Breakdown

April 25th, 2022

As inflation rises and paychecks stay stagnant, we’re all looking for ways to budget and cut down costs. One area people are looking at is their home energy breakdown and how they can be more efficient and save money. In this article, we will lay out some tips and tricks that will help you keep track of your energy efficiency and keep a little extra cash in your bank account.

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The True Cost of AC Maintenance

April 11th, 2022

When we talk about how much something “costs,” we’re usually not just talking about the initial price tag. Sure, your nice TV probably had a hefty initial cost, but what good is a TV without the electricity and show subscriptions to actually watch things on it? Our appliances are worth a lot more than their initial price, and this is especially true with systems we rely heavily on. Your air conditioner is one of those appliances that has a hefty price tag but ultimately is just a large steel box until it’s powered with electricity and charged with refrigerant.

Today, we’re going to talk about the true cost of AC maintenance in Montgomery County. More particularly, we’re going to talk about how air conditioning maintenance has an initial price that scares some customers, but it’s actually saving you money in the long run! Keep reading to learn more.

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Does Your Home Require a Water Softener?

March 28th, 2022

The water that comes from the tap is essential to our daily lives. You drink it, cook with it, use it to bathe, and wash dishes and your clothes in it. However, not all water is the same. Depending on where you live and your water source, it can be filled with different levels of various minerals– making it “hard.”  That’s where water softener comes in. 

In this article, we will lay out the differences between hard and soft water, discuss how a water softener works, and let you know when it’s time to get some for your house.

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Fight Flood Season With Sump Pump Service

March 28th, 2022

As spring comes and the snow melts, it’s time to start considering how you will protect your home from potential flooding and water overflow in your house. You never know when a big storm will come through your town. The best tool for the job is a sump pump.

Sump pumps are small pumps installed in the lowest point of your home, typically the basement or crawl spaces below. When the floodwaters come, it redirects it by pushing into the house’s wastewater system or the closest storm drain. Let’s take a look at the advantages of making sure you have one this spring.

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5 Furnace Noises That Are Bad News

February 28th, 2022

Sometimes, all our appliances make weird noises. Some of us immediately start to worry. But there are others that will just ignore it altogether. While there are some sounds that are completely normal, there are some noises you should especially look out for.

We’ll lay out 5 common furnace noises that are bad news. If you hear any of these, it’s a surefire sign that it’s time for a repair. The worst thing to do is to ignore a problem, and then have your heater breakdown during the cold winter.

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5 Good Reasons to Switch Your Furnace Type

February 14th, 2022

Gas furnaces are very popular in households today. Mainly, because people have already been using them for many years. However, it might be a good time to reconsider the furnace you have in your house and switch to the electric alternative.

If you need a new furnace, switching to an electric one could be the upgrade you’re looking for.

In this article, we’ve gone ahead and highlighted all the reasons that you should be thinking of getting yourself a new electric furnace. 

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When to Repair or Replace Your Heater

January 17th, 2022

Imagine this situation: you’re going about your daily routine when you suddenly encounter a strange noise coming from your heating system. It was recently maintained this year so you think it’s most likely not a safety concern or a huge issue, but you’re anxious about it. Your heater needed to be repaired last year, and you’re starting to worry about your budget and whether or not heater repairs are going to be a “regular thing” in your life.

This isn’t unique and many homeowners have questions about how frequently they should get their heating in Montgomery County repaired. Well, today we’d like to discuss why replacement might be your best bet in this particular situation.

You always have options in front of you as a homeowner. However, those options will be more or less cost-effective depending on the specifics of your situation. We’ll explain more down below!

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“What’s That Gurgling Noise?”

January 3rd, 2022

When you hear a gurgling noise coming from your kitchen or bathroom sink, or any other drain for that matter, then time is of the essence. Most often, gurgling noises are a sign of a clogged drain, which, if left in disrepair, can cause flooding or other significant damage to your home.

Fortunately, if you act quickly, you may be able to unclog the drain before it’s too late. So, in this brief blog post, we will explain what’s making the gurgling sound, how to diagnose a clogged drain, how to unclog the drain yourself, if possible, and when to call in a professional plumber to help you.

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The Best Perk of Furnace Maintenance

December 20th, 2021

This is a tough blog to write! There are many amazing advantages to scheduling heating maintenance, and it’s hard for us to choose the “best” one. Actually, we’re going to list out which ones we think are the best, but it’s going to be up to you to determine which perk of furnace maintenance is the best for your unique situation and home.

Is it the higher efficiency levels? Or perhaps it’s the peace of mind knowing that your furnace in Bucks County is running safely and your home will be heated this season? Regardless of what you like about furnace maintenance, one thing is abundantly clear—it’s a vital service! If you missed furnace maintenance this year and you’ve started planning to wait until next year, we urge you to reconsider. It’s not too late for maintenance, and if you call today, we can schedule an appointment that works for you.

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