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

Be Sure to Schedule Annual Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Water heaters can last quite a long time, but they are not invincible. They will wear down and develop problems quite often if you don’t take the proper steps. If you want to get the most out of your water heater, you’ll need to make sure that it gets proper maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of annual water heater maintenance.

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Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may be tempted to just go with a tank water heater like everyone else. Tank water heaters have been the top of the market for a long time, and have plenty to offer. However, they are not objectively the best option for everyone. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular water heater types, and the benefits each of them can offer you.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Output Might be Low

Monday, June 20th, 2016

A good air conditioner is worth its weight in gold when the weather outside starts to warm up. If your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as cool as you’d like, there are a number of possible reasons why. Let’s take a look at some of the common reasons why your air conditioner might be malfunctioning, and what you should do about it.

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How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Now is the time of year when people start to put more effort into maintaining their air conditioning systems, in order to make sure that they can withstand the added stress of summer. Preventive professional maintenance, prompt repairs, and the like can ensure that your system is in good shape. We also often get questions about the refrigerant levels in peoples’ air conditioners, and whether they need to be refilled. Let’s take a look at how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and when you need to refill it.

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How to Tell if You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Your drains serve a vital role in your plumbing system. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to dispose of wastewater in a convenient and sanitary manner. If you want your home’s plumbing and sewer systems to continue functioning properly, it’s a good idea to make sure that your drains are in good condition. One of the easiest things you can do to keep your drains functioning properly is to schedule drain cleaning services. Read on to find out more about when you need to call for drain cleaning.

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Be Sure to Have Your Air Conditioner Tuned Up This Spring

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to get your home ready for the coming summer months. One of the best ways to do that is to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioning system. Even if your air conditioner seems to be in great shape, there is no reason to skip having it examined by a professional before summer starts. Let’s take a look at the benefits of preventive air conditioning maintenance.

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Be Sure to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Annually

Monday, February 1st, 2016

It can be quite expensive to keep a furnace in proper condition, especially if it develops a serious issue. In an effort to save money on furnace upkeep, most homeowners wait to call for repairs until a problem presents itself. No need to call for professional services unless they’re absolutely necessary, after all. The problem with this method is that it can, and often does, backfire completely. Going without regular preventive furnace maintenance is likely to create more problems, and cost you more money. Let’s take a look at the benefits of annual furnace maintenance.

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Why Consider Installing a Sump Pump?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Our area gets hit by all kinds of precipitation: snow and ice during the winter months and heavy downpours during the warmer months. If the basement or crawlspace of your home is prone to taking on water during times of heavy rain or snow, you may want to consider the installation of a sump pump. Removing water from the lowest areas of your home is a challenge, but excess water in these areas does more than create a nuisance issue; they can lead to damage. The trained professionals at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help install a new sump pump in your home or property in Perkasie, PA, to help you reduce and/or eliminate the problems caused by basement or crawlspace flooding.

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Why Should I Be Concerned about the Refrigerant in My Old AC System?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

All old ACs used R-22 refrigerant to carry out cooling functions. In fact, R-22 has been the choice for global AC systems for decades now. But did you know that this refrigerant can be a real danger for the environment? R-22 is one of the more harmful greenhouse gasses and it can cause serious damage to the Ozone layer.

In fact, R-22 has been banned in most places and is going to be phased out by the year 2020. Most manufacturers have stopped using this refrigerant and it is going to be increasingly difficult to find on the market. R-22 is also going to become more expensive in the near future. In fact, the trend has already caught on in most parts of the world.

Considering the amount of damage R-22 causes to the environment, you don’t really need more of a reason to consider changing refrigerant from your Ambler home’s old air conditioner. The best and most recent answer to this issue is the use of another refrigerant known as R-410A. This refrigerant is being marketed under different names by various manufacturing companies but it is essentially the same thing. Though you will still find R-22 refrigerant till the year 2020, it is still a smarter option to make the switchover as early as possible. If you can do your part towards helping the environment, why not do so at the earliest time possible?

For more information about your Ambler air conditioning system, give Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call today!

 

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Benefits of Forced Air Systems

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Forced air systems are usually hooked up to both a heating element and an air conditioning element, both of which send their pre-treated air through a series of ventilation ducts located throughout a building.  Many times the heating and air conditioning devices are separate, such as a gas furnace for heating and a central air conditioning unit for cooling.  Other times they can be one and the same unit like with packaged air conditioners and heat pumps which does both jobs with one machine.  This makes for a great deal of variety in the choices of heating and air conditioning types that are available for use.

With use of a programmable or digital thermostat there is a high degree of control with a forced air system.  You can Set time-of-day and day-of-week settings to accommodate when the building is in use and when it is not.  There are also options for setting temperatures in certain sections of your home while other sections remain untouched.  All of this allows for lower utility bills, since only the rooms which are used frequently are heated or air conditioned.

Air conditioners and heaters utilized today have much higher energy efficiency ratings than those of years past; couple this with a well maintained, properly sealed, insulated and balanced duct system and the energy-savings increase even further.

Forced air systems cost anywhere from 40% to 60% less to install than comparable radiant systems.  They also offer special features such as filtration systems and ultra-violet germicidal lights, which can keep your indoor air clean and healthy.

Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is an air conditioning and heating company in Horsham that provides quality HVAC services to each client.  Let us assist you in determining which forced air system is right for your unique needs.

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