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Springtime Preparations for Your AC

March 30th, 2020

While it might not feel like springtime yet, we assure you that it’s basically right around the corner. Before you’re busy opening up the windows, cleaning off the porch, and enjoying the fresh air for the first time in months, we implore you to take a second and read about some of the benefits that could come from getting your AC ready for summer.

We get it, summer might not be for a few more months—but it’ll be here before you know it, and you want your air conditioner to be ready and willing to keep you cool! So, let’s take a good look at what can be done to prepare your AC for the summer and how calling our team for AC maintenance in Doylestown, PA can be the right move.

Sound good? Keep reading below if you’re interested.

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Stay Prepared with a Whole House Generator

March 16th, 2020

Being prepared for a blackout isn’t just about having enough energy for some flashlights and your heater. What about having the energy to charge your phone in case you need to make an emergency call? Or having enough energy to power your refrigerator to keep your food from spoiling? These can be necessary when you’re trying to live your life after a blackout, especially when you don’t know the next time the power will come back on.

Thankfully, contractors like us offer whole house generators. These systems are well-equipped to power most, if not all, of the appliances in your home. From lights, to your refrigerator, to your individual devices, you should have all the power you need to pass a blackout without any disruptions to your daily life. Generator service in Bucks County, PA can be affordable and a huge advantage when dealing with storms as we do.

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3 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

March 2nd, 2020

Your water heater is about as integral to your life as the food in your cupboard or the car in your garage. Without the water heater that functions so diligently in your basement, you’d risk taking cold showers, having trouble washing your dishes and laundry effectively, and your overall quality of life would deteriorate before your eyes. Without hot water, our lifestyles just don’t seem to work as well.

Well, how do you know if your water heater is having trouble? After all, it can’t just up and tell you when it’s feeling under the weather.

There are various different clues that are known fairly well throughout the industry that show signs signaling water heater repair in Montgomery County. If you ignore these signs, you’re likely to end with a deteriorated system that fails exactly when you don’t need it to.

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What Can You Expect with Professional HVAC Service?

February 17th, 2020

Professional HVAC services have gotten a bad reputation with many homeowners because amateurs have tainted the service quality. Homeowners who have their heaters incorrectly installed by amateurs can quickly sour to the recommendation of replacement by a professional team that knows what they’re talking about. We understand, these systems are expensive and nobody wants to be conned into a bad experience.

However, times have changed, and local contractors like ours are ready and willing to take HVAC in Doylestown, PA to a new level. Gone are the days where you have to sift through the phone book trying to find a trustworthy technician after a plethora of terrible experiences. Leave it to the family-owned contractors who really know what they’re doing.

Not convinced? Let us tell you what you can expect with professional HVAC service.

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The Science Behind Video Camera Pipe Inspection

February 3rd, 2020

We absolutely love talking about video camera pipe inspection. It’s a safe, clean, easy, and reliable way to look at the state of your drains and get the solution you need, whether that’s hydro-jetting or the use of an industrial drain snake. The worst part about this process is that many homeowners don’t even know that we offer video camera pipe inspection!

So, today we’d like to talk to any homeowners, whether they’re prospective customers who just heard about pipe inspection, or they’re people who want to dive a little bit deeper, about the scientific advantage of such a drain inspection system. In order for such a great drain inspection system to exist, there needs to be some pretty precise handiwork done by a certified technician. Once you get a comprehensive video camera pipe inspection, then we can be there to help when you inevitably require drain cleaning in Doylestown, PA.

So, let’s get started!

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How to Deal with a Heater Breakdown in the Winter

January 20th, 2020

Heater breakdowns are no joke, and they can’t be ignored when they occur. While we do everything in our power to keep a heater breakdown from happening, sometimes they do occur. As a homeowner, you might want to be prepared for the effects that come from it. Especially in Pennsylvania, where it can get extremely cold outdoors, you could endanger yourself, your property, or your family without a functioning heater.

First and foremost, you should always contact a professional when it comes to serious HVAC in Bucks County. A professional heating technician will be able to easily understand what went wrong with your heater and give you the proper solution to getting heat back into your home.

However, until that point happens—here are a few things you can do to keep yourself comfortable.

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The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for

January 6th, 2020

Don’t worry, we’re not going to waste your time by posting a list of things that can possibly go wrong with your plumbing. We’re sure you could probably list of plenty of them yourself. What we are going to do is talk about the more common problems and why it could be beneficial to have a professional plumber take a look at them. The truth of the matter is, many homes in our area have plumbing problems already occurring but many misinformed homeowners don’t actually know how serious they can become.

So we hope you take another look at your plumbing system when we mention the common issues that can develop with it. Instead of trying to deal with it all on your own, why not hire a professional for expert plumbing in Lansdale, PA? A plumber has all of the right tools, experience, and qualifications to keep your pipes in good condition.

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Clogged Shower? Here’s What to Do

December 22nd, 2019

Showers are like any other drain in your home: sometimes they get clogged and it’s up to you and a dedicated plumbing professional to take care of it.

However, before you start pouring chemicals down the drain, we’d like to go through a few solutions that might be better choices for your home plumbing system. Chemicals, as we’ve mentioned on our blog before, can be extremely harmful for your health, the environment, and your plumbing system if you’re not careful. That’s why we have some simple DIY solutions, as well as the advice to contact a professional plumbing team like ours for your drain unclogging needs.

For anything that has to do with plumbing in Bucks County, make sure you’ve got the right team on standby to get your problems solved as soon as possible.

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Signs of a Pinhole Leak

December 9th, 2019

A pinhole leak is a small problem when we’re talking about literal size. Though, bigger isn’t necessarily worse when it comes to plumbing issues. A leak the size of a pinhole can often cause immense amounts of damage over time, and that damage should be mitigated as soon as possible.

If you’re wondering about what kind of damage a pinhole leak can cause, we’ll get to that. However, more importantly, we’d like to discuss in this blog post ways to notice a pinhole leak and how to address it accordingly with a plumber in Doylestown, PA. We’d rather you not have to worry about the effects of a leak like this if it never happens.

So don’t be caught off guard when you think your home is being affected by a pinhole leak. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about what these leaks are, how they occur, ways for you to notice them, and who to call when they’re found.

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The Best Reasons to Get a Tankless Water Heater

November 25th, 2019

Why, yes, there is such a thing as a tankless water heater, in case you were asking yourself about that. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that tank water heaters are the only option for every home that’s out there—but that’s not the case. Tankless technology exists, which means that water can be heated the moment it is desired for an almost unlimited supply of hot water.

Since we carry both types of water heaters in Bucks & Montgomery, PA, it’s generally a good idea to know the difference between the two. Unfortunately, the decision isn’t as simple as “tankless water heaters are better.” There still are plenty of homes that might enjoy having a tank water heater more. Our team is full of experts who know the types of homes, homeowners, and environments where tank water heaters might still be the superior choice.

Which home do you have? Well, let’s find out!

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