Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Montgomery County’

Carney’s 2022 AC FAQ

Monday, July 4th, 2022

You’ve got questions about your AC, and we’ve got answers! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers that we’ve curated in a handy list so you can have the answers to your queries right at your fingertips.

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No, You Shouldn’t Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, June 20th, 2022

We understand the confusion when it comes to chemical drain cleaners. After all, there’s a whole aisle at the grocery store devoted to different shiny brands of cool-looking chemicals that promise to remove any and all drain clogs just by pouring them out! It sounds simple, but many things like these are too good to be true.

If you’re reading this blog, then we’re confident you’re smart enough not to be tricked and upsold by some cool brand logos and a bright-colored bottle that “promises” a lot of things. In fact, you’re probably here because you don’t trust this kind of plumbing solution, and that skepticism is good.

The truth is that many problems can come from these caustic chemicals. They do more harm than good and over time, they’ll push you to need plumbing repair in Montgomery County. We’ll talk about why down below, you just need to keep reading!

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What to Do When Your AC Stops Working

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence in homes with older or outdated air conditioning systems. Before you get stressed out or anxious about how much time you have before your home gets uncomfortable and you need to start analyzing your bank account, let’s walk through things. Air conditioners can break down, but depending on what you do at the moment and how you handle such an awful situation, you could see better results afterward.

The first step you should take is to call our team for support. We can provide you with exceptional and fast repairs for your air conditioning in Montgomery County that can get your system back up and running. Or, we can evaluate whether a full system repair is going to be the best choice in this situation.

Regardless of the situation you’re in, we implore you to keep reading so you have a better grasp on how to handle an AC breakdown!

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Your Home Energy Breakdown

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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When to Repair or Replace Your Heater

Monday, 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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Why Is My AC Grinding?

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Most of the time we’ll take a spread-out approach toward air conditioners that are making noises. We talk a lot on this blog about the different types of noises and what they could mean, but we rarely ever into a single noise. That’s because, at the end of the day, it’s hard for us to diagnose your particular AC repair in Montgomery County without a proper visit by a professional. No matter what we say here in this blog post, you should always call for professional help when it’s required.

That being said, it’s time to talk about one of the most common AC noises we run across. This is the “grinding” noise, and one that can be both uncomfortable for homeowners to hear, and devastating to the functionality and efficiency of your system. If you’re wondering why an air conditioner might start making a grinding noise, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading as we uncover the truth.

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Our Guide to Replacing Your AC

Monday, May 24th, 2021

If you’re the owner of an air conditioner, then it’s probably not news to you when a professional tells you that it won’t last forever. We’d be hard-pressed to find a piece of machinery that will last forever, so this technically shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. But many homeowners wish their air conditioners lasted a lot longer than they do, and they end up paying for that.

If you had to guess how long your air conditioning in Montgomery County was supposed to last, what would you say? Five years? Ten years?

An air conditioner is supposed to last between 10 to 15 years and that depends on a lot of different factors. Let us walk you through the different things to consider when dealing with an aging air conditioner, so you’re prepared for the inevitable cost of AC replacement. We can answer any additional questions you have if you call our team today!

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Is Your AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 10th, 2021

This is a good question, and one that needs to be answered quickly. Refrigerant leaks are not fun to encounter, and they can spell disaster for an air conditioner. While homeowners like to think that they can just call up their neighborhood technician to get the refrigerant recharged, it’s just not that simple.

Your air conditioner doesn’t run on refrigerant. Refrigerant isn’t a fuel like gasoline is in a car. Your AC relies on refrigerant to cool temperatures, but it runs on electricity, which is why it’s so important that your refrigerant leak gets patched up. An AC is not supposed to lose any refrigerant in any of the years that it’s functioning.

So, if you keep reading and suspect that you’ve got a refrigerant leak, then reach out to us for AC services in Montgomery County. We can help get that leak patched up and make sure your system is good to go for the future.

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Why “It Just Works” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

Monday, April 26th, 2021

When you think about your plumbing system, what thoughts come to mind? Through all the clogs, the pipe leaks, and constant headaches which require emergency support, do you think it “just works” so it’s fine? Well, we’re here to tell you that a plumbing system that “just works” isn’t good enough anymore. The time of your galvanized steel pipes constantly leaking and a plumber telling you that it can’t get any better is over. Our team is ready to help.

We’re huge proponents of preventative plumbing and providing systems that homeowners feel good about. We’re plumbers in Montgomery County who are focused on making sure you’re happy with your plumbing. So, let’s start by talking about some of the problems your plumbing system has, and talk about why having it “just work” should be the first prerequisite out of many.

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