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Common Plumbing Problems and Their Symptoms

July 16th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing problems are numerous and obnoxious, as you probably already know if you’ve been a homeowner long enough. Some are rarer than others, of course, and you likely won’t ever have to deal with a few of them. However, there are some that you will very likely have to cope with more than once throughout your life. These also happen to be among the more damaging plumbing issues, depending on how quickly they are found and repaired. Have a look at the following common plumbing problems and their symptoms, so that you can call for repairs as soon as you notice one in your own home.

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Replace Your Air Conditioner If It Fits This List

July 2nd, 2018

Air-ConditionIf your air conditioner is old and worn out, you might not be doing yourself any favors by trying to use it through one more summer. The summer season is extremely stressful for air conditioning systems, considering the demand placed on them on a daily basis. If you put your current air conditioner under that amount of stress for an extended period of time, you may not be too happy about what happens. You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of the hottest month of the year, after all. Probably the best thing to do, if your air conditioner is getting close to the end of its life, is to replace it as soon as possible. Consider replacing your air conditioner if it fits the following list:

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Why Your Air Conditioner Is Making Weird Noises

June 18th, 2018

AC-repairSummer is the time of year when air conditioners are most likely to develop problems of various kinds. Hopefully, you’ve already made sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible by scheduling preventive maintenance within the last couple months. Even if you have, however, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is beginning to buckle under the pressure of keeping the home cool on a daily basis. The faster you can determine if there is a problem, the faster you can have it dealt with. One of the first signs that homeowners often notice when their air conditioner is malfunctioning is the presence of strange noises.

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Do I Need a New Water Heater?

June 4th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters might be built to last, but no water heater will last forever. Even if you take perfect care of your water heater, you will eventually need to replace it with a new one. The earlier you can identify that your water heater is getting towards the end of its service life, the earlier you can have it replaced with a new system. Waiting around for the old system to die entirely before replacing it will probably mean more money spent on repairs and more downtime while you are looking for a new system. You don’t want to deal with that if you can avoid it. Have a look at some of the signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, and that it’s time for a new one.

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Why You Should Invest in Solar Panels

May 21st, 2018

solar-panelsKeeping a home up and running over the course of a year isn’t cheap, which is why most homeowners will do everything they can to lower operating costs without compromising their comfort. There are a variety of ways to do this, but one of the best is still tragically underrepresented outside of certain portions of the country: solar panels. Solar panel technology has made leaps and bounds over the last decade or two in terms of efficiency. Have a look below at some of the reasons why investing in a solar panel system for home might be the best thing for you.

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Air Conditioning Issues You Should Know About

May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairSummer means higher temperatures, which means more air conditioner runtime, which means more strain on the system, which means a higher chance for problems to show up. Which is not to say that you should just leave your air conditioner off all summer. We wouldn’t want anyone to have to suffer through that. What you should be doing, though, is making sure that you’re on the lookout for any warning signs that your air conditioner is beginning to malfunction in some way. Even with consistent maintenance services, there is still a chance for a problem with your air conditioner to show up between appointments. Have a look at some of the more common air conditioning issues below, and what you should do about them.

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If Your Air Conditioner is Doing These Things, It Needs Repair

April 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairAs the weather starts to warm up, you’re going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit to keep comfortable during the day. It’s important that you keep an eye out for warning signs that indicate a problem with your air conditioner during this time. If you can identify any problems with your air conditioner quickly, you can have them repaired faster and prevent more damage to the system. The following are some of the more common issues you might run into this summer and their warning signs.

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Do You Know if You Have Hard Water in Your Home? Find Out!

March 26th, 2018

drain-pipesThere are a lot of different issues that can afflict a home’s plumbing system. One of the most common, and the most damaging, is lime scale. Lime scale is the result of hard water, a common condition that affects homes across the country. If you have a hard water problem in your home, it’s a good idea to take steps to deal with it as quickly as possible. You don’t want to have to deal with lime scale in your pipes if at all possible. Have a look below at some of the ways you can tell if you have a hard water problem in your home.

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You Should Replace Your Furnace If It Fits This List of Symptoms

March 12th, 2018

Furnace-TechnicianWe’re coming to the end of heating season, and people are starting to get their air conditioners in shape for the summer. While it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioner before you start using it frequently, it’s not the only HVAC consideration you should be thinking about this season. Now is also a great time to think about whether or not you should replace your furnace before next winter. If you do end up needing a new system, it’s far better to replace it now than to have to rush to get it installed right before winter starts. Have a look at the following signs that might help you determine whether or not your furnace needs to be replaced.

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How to Deal With Hard Water Issues

February 26th, 2018

Water-HandsHard water is one of those things that a lot of people have, but few people even realize is a problem. It can slowly degrade the efficiency of your plumbing system for decades without you even realizing that it’s happening, until one day the problem is discovered and costs you a pretty penny to fix. There are a couple of things you can and should do to make sure that your home is properly protected from hard water, even if you’re not entirely sure that you have it. Read on to find out how to deal with potential hard water issues.

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