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

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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Low Water Pressure in Your Home—Possible Reasons

December 24th, 2018

faucet-drippingThe water pressure in your home’s plumbing system is probably something you assume will always remain the same. When you turn on the shower, run the kitchen faucet, or use a hose in the backyard, you expect the water to come out with enough force to be useful.

But nothing is guaranteed when it comes to water pressure. You may discover one day the water is only trickling from the showerhead, making your daily shower much more difficult. Cleaning the dishes in the kitchen sink becomes tough as well with low water pressure. What could be causing this, and does it mean you should call for a Doylestown, PA plumber?

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Should I Arrange for Maintenance When My Heater Isn’t Working Right?

December 10th, 2018

wrenchesThis is a question we often hear from customers, and we want to address it here because it helps to explain what maintenance is and why it’s vital.

When you notice something wrong with your home heating system, whether a furnace, heat pump, or another type of heater, you should call a service professional. This is the right instinct! Attempting to handle repairs on your own rarely solves the problem. In the case of gas-powered heaters, it’s potentially hazardous (and may be illegal). However, what you want to call technicians for is repairs. You don’t want to schedule maintenance to “tune-up” the furnace and stop what’s wrong. That’s not what maintenance is for.

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Heating Maintenance and Your Equipment Warranty: What You Need to Know

November 26th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookFall is when we stress regular maintenance for home heating equipment. No matter if you use a furnace, boiler, or heat pump to stay comfortable during the winter, that heating system needs to have professionals inspect and tune it up before the serious cold arrives. The best way to take care of this is to sign up for a regular maintenance agreement.

This is sometimes confusing to homeowners, who think that as long as their equipment is under warranty, that it’s the same thing as a maintenance agreement. We want to go into this issue a little deeper to help you better understand your HVAC system’s warranty and the importance of routine maintenance.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

November 12th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugHow often do you think about the drains in your home? If we had to guess, it would be “not often.” Probably only when you’ve got a clogged drain or one so slow you find yourself standing ankle-deep in water in the shower.

You can sometimes take care clogged and slow drain with the help of a sink or toilet plunger. (The two are different, so make sure you use the right one.) A hand-cranked drain snake, aka drain auger, is another option. After that, you may be tempted to purchase a bottle of “drain cleaner” from the store. Please don’t—instead, call a plumber for drain cleaning in Bucks County, PA. You can rely on our plumbers to take care of drain cleaning.

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The Importance of Heating Maintenance

October 29th, 2018

FurnaceHeating season is here, which means that before too long you’re going to be using your heating system to keep you warm for multiple hours a day. There are a lot of things that you can do to get your home properly prepared for the heating season. One of the best things you can do, though, is to make sure that your heating system gets proper maintenance. Read on to find out why heating maintenance is so important for the health of your system, and why it’s important that you do it this season if you want to get the most benefit out of it.

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Tips on Getting Your Heating Ready for Winter

October 15th, 2018

gas-burnerHeating season is here! Before you don your favorite sweater and go find some leaves to jump in, though, you should make sure that your home is ready for the heating season. There are a lot of different ways that you can do this, but today we’re going to cover the parts that we can help you with! Have a look below at some of the best ways you can make sure that your home is warm and cozy over the next few months.

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AC Noises That Should Prompt a Technician Visit

October 1st, 2018

AC-unitsAs we wind down from the summer season, it’s important to make sure that your air conditioner is in good shape before you turn it off for the rest of the year. If your system has any problems, you’re going to want to have them dealt with now, rather than at the start of the next summer season. There are many indications that your air conditioning system might be struggling, but the easiest to identify are often strange noises coming from the unit. Let’s go over some common unusual noises below, and the problems they indicate.

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How to Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

September 17th, 2018

PlumberPlumbing issues can vary pretty widely in both effects and severity. One thing that’s fairly common across all plumbing problems, though, is how difficult they can be to detect without professional training and equipment. Because it can be tough to isolate plumbing issues early, it’s often very costly to keep the plumbing system in good health over the years. There are bound to be issues, and those issues are bound to cause damage if left alone for long enough. So, what are you supposed to do about it? Well, you can start by following the tips below.

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Call For Plumbing Repairs if You Notice These Symptoms

September 3rd, 2018

Pipe-LeakingPlumbing systems are built to last, but that doesn’t mean that they’re immune to problems. There are still plenty of ways for your plumbing system to run into trouble over the years, which you’re unlikely to notice unless you know what to look for. Fortunately for you, we’ve outlined some of the more common signs that your plumbing system might be experiencing issues below. If you notice any of these signs in your own system, make sure that you call for repairs as soon as you can.

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