Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Home Maintenance’ Category

Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling Right for You?

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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If you’ve been searching endlessly online for ‘geothermal installation near me‘ then you can stop looking. You found us! We live and work in your community, and our experts specialize in geothermal installation. Maybe you’ve heard geothermal as a buzzword that has piqued your interest, but you’re not exactly sure what it is.

We can help! Geo is the prefix of the word, and it means “of the earth” while thermal means “related to heat.” So combined, geothermal means related to the heat of the earth. And that’s exactly how a geothermal heating and cooling system works. It uses the heat of the earth to control the temperature inside your home. If you want to learn more, just keep reading.

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What Does It Mean If Your Air Conditioner Makes These Noises?

Monday, September 12th, 2022

There are sounds and then there are noises. When you hear your AC running, you want it to be a sound and not a noise. You may associate the gentle hum of the compressor and or the sound of air flowing through vents with summertime. But these sounds should ultimately seem more like background noise than something that makes you question if something is wrong with your AC unit. 

Unusual noises don’t come standard with your HVAC system, and you shouldn’t write them off as being OK to hear. If you suspect that you need air conditioning service in Doylestown, PA, our team is ready to help. We can help troubleshoot any unusual sounds and let you know their source.

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Know the Signs of a Slab Leak

Monday, August 15th, 2022

The slab of your home is also called the foundation. It’s usually a large flat slab of concrete that serves as the base for the rest of your home – from wall to roof and everything in between. Before pouring the concrete to create this slab, home builders set up your plumbing. Each pipe and connection tunnels into the ground and connects to some combination of water lines, sewer, and septic tanks.

A slab leak happens when the pipes located in your foundation begin to leak. Slab leaks are more common in older homes, but it is possible to have a slab leak in a newer home, too. If you suspect you have a slab leak and need plumbing service in Doylestown, PA, give our team a call. If you’re not sure how to identify a slab leak, you can use these seven tips. 

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5 Good Reasons to Switch Your Furnace Type

Monday, 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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3 Ways to Detect a Leak in Your Home

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Water leaks can be very bad for your home. They increase your water bills and can pose a risk to your home over time, not to mention that they will only continue to worsen as days go by. While some water leaks are visible and quickly identified, a hidden leak can result in serious problems because you won’t even notice it until serious problems pop up.

If you suspect that your home’s plumbing has developed a leak, then you should consider calling a plumber in Doylestown, PA to get it fixed. You can also make several checks yourself to find the source of the problem. 

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What Can You Expect with Professional HVAC Service?

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

Friday, 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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I Haven’t Gotten a New Heater in a Long Time—What Do I Need to Know?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

furnace-oldYou’ve finally reached that point—after years of service, your home’s heating system needs to be retired and replaced. Or maybe you have a new home that doesn’t yet have a heating system. Either way, you’re in a position you haven’t been in for many years: purchasing a central heating system. Although not as extreme as the first time buying a house, some of the same stresses come with it: “I haven’t had to get one of these in a long time—what do I need to know?”

The good news is you can find great help through this whole process if you work with a licensed HVAC contractor in Blue Bell, PA. We have a few things for you to think about as you start on this journey.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Drain-CleaningWhen one of your drains develops a clog, what’s the first thing you do? Do you reach under your sink for a bottle of store-bought drain cleaner? If so, stop doing that! Store-bought drain cleaners are actually terrible for the health of your drain and sewer system. They’ll resolve the clog, but at a very high cost for your pipes.

Instead, you should always trust a professional to clean out your drains for you when you need it. Our plumbers are the ones for the job. Read on to find out more about why professional drain cleaning services are always preferable to using your own drain cleaners.

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Winter Storm Tips: Snow and your HVAC System

Monday, 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.

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