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

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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3 Heating Health and Safety Tips to Remember

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The heating season is a bit more complicated than the cooling season. Especially when it comes to heating repair in Montgomery County, there are more safety issues at play than when you’re dealing with an air conditioner. Think about it this way: there aren’t any air conditioners that run by combusting natural gas, so you’ve got to be a bit more vigilant in the winter than you might be otherwise.

Don’t worry, we don’t run into safety issues often. In fact, furnaces and other heating systems that are built today are safer than they ever have been. Gas-powered heating systems are built to be long-lasting and safe operating, so we’re not trying to goad you into care that you don’t need. We’d just like to talk about some of the important fixes that you should be aware of that can keep your home safe and secure.

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Chemical Drain Cleaners? No, No, and No!

Monday, September 14th, 2020

We’ve all been there. It’s been a long day of work and you head to the grocery store after finding out that your bathroom drain is all backed up. You don’t have time to deal with drain clogs, right? That’s why the chemical drain cleaner aisle at the store is always so enticing. These solutions are quick and easy, you just pour them down the drain and the chemicals destroy whatever is clogging your drain. Simple enough!

That’s where you’re wrong. Chemical drain cleaners are advertised as a simple solution, but they’re barely even a solution at all. They’re caustic and harmful for your plumbing and health. We’ll get into some reasons why it’s always better to call a plumber in Montgomery County instead of buying these colorful bottles of miracle solution.

Honesty is the best policy, and we’re going to be honest—chemical drain cleaners are a bad idea.

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Are Your Drains Gurgling?

Monday, April 27th, 2020

If your first response to the title of this post is “yes,” then you’re in the right place. Gurgling drains are a noticeable sign for vigilant homeowners who want to keep their plumbing in good shape. It’s usually the sign of a partial blockage, a clog forming. Just because a clog is forming and not yet fully formed doesn’t mean there isn’t something that can be done about it. Plus, that gurgling noise isn’t the most appetizing noise to have coming out of your kitchen sink.

So, if drain cleaning in Montgomery County didn’t interest you before, but you’ve come in contact with a gurgling sink, then we highly advise you to keep reading. We’re going to talk about how this gurgling noise comes into effect and what you can do about it.

Sound like a plan? Let’s get right to it.

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3 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Your water heater is about as integral to your life as the food in your cupboard or the car in your garage. Without the water heater that functions so diligently in your basement, you’d risk taking cold showers, having trouble washing your dishes and laundry effectively, and your overall quality of life would deteriorate before your eyes. Without hot water, our lifestyles just don’t seem to work as well.

Well, how do you know if your water heater is having trouble? After all, it can’t just up and tell you when it’s feeling under the weather.

There are various different clues that are known fairly well throughout the industry that show signs signaling water heater repair in Montgomery County. If you ignore these signs, you’re likely to end with a deteriorated system that fails exactly when you don’t need it to.

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Convert Your Oil to Gas Today!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

wall-radiatorOil, gas, electric … what’s the difference? As long as they heat your home and keep you comfortable throughout the winter, that’s all that matters right? Well, unless you like wasting your hard-earned money, it couldn’t be further from the truth!

You might have heard about oil to gas conversions, or you might not have. Either way, it is something to keep on your radar. While oil and gas systems might do the job when it comes to heating your home, depending on your location, it might save you a lot of money and decrease the number of headaches you receive in a year because of those pesky oil deliveries. Also, if you’re dealing with an obnoxious heating repair in Montgomery County, PA and you know that gas might be cheaper than your already faulty oil system, perhaps it is time for gas conversion.

It’s fine if you’re still not sure. We have some points about gas conversion that will hopefully shed more light on it for you!

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Second Floor Too Hot? Let’s See What We Can Do

Monday, June 24th, 2019

red-arrow-heat-flow-diagramUneven heating is one of the major comfort hurdles homes need help to overcome. Even with powerful central air conditioning, a home will often have areas that are warmer than others—this is the unfortunate effect of several different factors. The most common uneven heating issue for homes is when a two-story house has an upper level that’s too hot.

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Symptoms of Air Conditioner Malfunctions

Monday, May 28th, 2018

AC-unitsSummer is coming, and that means you need to be on the lookout for air conditioner problems. The more you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool over the next couple of months, the strain you’re going to put on the system. Preventive maintenance can better prepare the air conditioner to cope with that level of stress, but the odds of problems developing are still going to rise. As you use your air conditioner to keep cool over the next few months, make sure that you keep an eye out for the following malfunctions.

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