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

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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It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

Monday, March 1st, 2021

It feels good to finally be out of the harshest parts of winter. Well, we hope that’s the case. Even if we are out of the hardest dips in temperature, you could still encounter one of the worst winter experiences: a heater problem. As long as you’re the owner of a heater, this is a reality. That’s why we talk about heating maintenance on our blog so much.

Heating maintenance is a proven way to reduce heating repair in Montgomery County, as well as notice when something is going wrong early.

Did you miss heater maintenance this year? Think you’re better off just waiting until this fall in hopes that you remember? What if we told you that signing up for late maintenance now would actually be a better idea and help you avoid an unnecessary heating repair down the line?

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5 Signs You Need Heater Repairs Soon

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Look, we’d love to sell you a heater that never needed repairs and lasted forever. That would make our job a lot easier and would honestly make us famous. The problem with this mentality is that this kind of heater doesn’t exist, and when HVAC professionals try to sell you a heater that never needs repairs, they’re likely selling you on lies. All heaters, no matter the type or model, require repairs at some point in their lives.

Now that we’ve gotten this out of the way, it’s time to talk about the real reason you came here. You want to know when you’ll need to call for heating repair in Montgomery County. It’s up to you to determine when your heater needs help, since you’re the one at your house every day—not us!

Here are some signs that you could use our help.

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Mesh Screens? Yes Please!

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Okay, this blog post might not be entirely about mesh screens, but they can play a huge role in keeping your plumbing system in good shape. If you’re on the prowl for a preventative solution that’s going to stop your pipes and drains from clogging up, then this might be the perfect thing for you.

As your local expert plumbers in Montgomery County, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to talk about some of the lesser-known ways you can help your plumbing system between visits with your plumber. If you’re constantly dealing with clogs or backed up sewers, then using something like a mesh screen can be a great solution that extends the longevity of your plumbing system and keeps you happy for a long time.

What exactly does a mesh screen do for your plumbing system? And what other solutions are out there? Now you’re asking the right questions!

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