Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Doylestown’

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 Furnace Noises That Are Bad News

Monday, 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

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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“What’s That Gurgling Noise?”

Monday, 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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3 Signs of an Inefficient Heater

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Sometimes things should be simpler. Nine times out of ten, when you ask a homeowner how efficient their heating system is, they’ll just be glad it’s working at all. When temperatures are cold and snow is starting to settle here in Doylestown, we’re just thankful we’ve got heating systems keeping us warm and cozy. However, when your utility bill arrives every month, that attitude can quickly change.

Instead of anxiously anticipating the arrival of a bill that’s too high, let’s work to prepare ourselves for the outcome we want. The more efficient your heating system is, the lower your utility bills are going to be. That can first be achieved with routine maintenance every year, but it also includes calling us for heating repair in Doylestown, PA when it seems like something is wrong.

Are high utility bills cause for concern? Absolutely, and here’s why.

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7 Reasons to Call for Repairs Early

Monday, November 8th, 2021

November isn’t the coldest month of the year, which means that technically we’d say that calling for heating repairs now would still be early. The reason why this is such an important point is that things can get hectic, unpredictable, and uncomfortable when dealing with heating repairs at the peak of the heating season.

If you have a pretty clear problem with your heating system but you’re putting repairs off because the heater still works, you’re lucky. This means you’ve gotten a sign you need professional heating repairs before your system breaks down. Many homeowners might find themselves with emergency heating loss during the coldest week of the year, and that’s why our schedule might be packed!

Let’s make this simple. Here are seven clear reasons why you should call for heating repairs in Doylestown, PA today. We promise these reasons will save you money down the line.

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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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Your Ceiling Is Leaking? Here’s What to Do

Monday, February 15th, 2021

One of the hardest aspects of having a two-story home is that leaks can occur from above you, not just below you. Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a reason to only purchase or live in ranch-style homes. We love the aesthetic and the quality of life that comes from living in a two or three-story home, but there’s a lot of consideration that needs to be given to your plumbing system as a result.

So, if you’re terrified of the idea of dealing with a ceiling leak, don’t worry. They happen sometimes and they’re a result of things like pipe leaks, clogs, burst pipes, and other issues with plumbing in Doylestown, PA. Not only can our team fix the issue, but we’re going to tell you about what you can do to help while you wait for one of our plumbers to show up.

Let’s get to work!

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How Is Your Furnace Working?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

We often talk on this blog about the intricacies of heating technology. We’re professional HVAC technicians after all, it can be easy for our heads to get stuck in the wires of the machines we work on. Today we’d like to change that by focusing on you, the customer, a bit more.

When heating season is well underway, the problem with your furnace in Doylestown, PA might not be about how it’s breaking down, but in how it’s not heating your home to your standards. How would you describe the heating in your house? How do you feel when it’s on? How much money do you think you pay for your heating bills compared to your neighbors or what you used to pay?

Let’s focus on how your heating feels this week, and hopefully, we can pinpoint an area where we can help.

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