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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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Watch Out for These Plumbing Problems

February 12th, 2018

burst-pipeThere are a lot of different plumbing problems that can afflict your system, and none of them should be taken lightly. Some are more dangerous than others in terms of the kinds of damage they can cause, but practically all of them will get progressively worse if they aren’t dealt with in time. That’s why you need to be familiar with the signs that your plumbing system is malfunctioning, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. Read on for some common plumbing problems and their warning signs.

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How to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition

January 29th, 2018

tank-water-heaterYou may not think about it that often, but your water heater has to put up with a lot of demand on a regular basis. Don’t believe us? Think about how many times a day you use hot water for things like washing dishes or taking a shower. Now multiply that by 365, and you’ll quickly realize how much strain the average water heater is put under. The system is designed to cope with that level of demand, of course, but it can’t do it for long without help. Read on to find out more about how to keep your water heater in good operating condition as long as possible.

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If You Are Using an Air Conditioner With Freon, Read This!

January 15th, 2018

Freon has been slowly disappearing as a refrigerant in air conditioners over the last couple of decades. Where before it used to be nearly ubiquitous, it now is used in a small fraction of refrigerant-based air conditioners. Now, the EPA has mandated that all Freon R-22 be phased out by 2020. If you are currently using an air conditioner that makes use of Freon R-22, you should replace your system sooner rather than later. If you have any questions about how the Freon phase out affects you, contact us today and we’ll help you out!

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The Benefits of Solar Panel Installation

January 15th, 2018

solar-panelIt used to be that if you installed a solar panel on your property, it meant that you perhaps had a bit more money than sense. Those days are long gone, though. Solar technology has made tremendous strides in terms of both efficiency and affordability over the last couple of decades.

Now, if you want to cut down on your energy costs and help the environment at the same time, installing a solar panel is a great way to do it. Have a look at a couple of the benefits of installing a solar panel on your home property this year.

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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

January 1st, 2018

burst-pipeOf all the various problems that can affect your plumbing system, leaks are the most common. They’re also among the most damaging if allowed to develop for long enough. That’s why it’s so important that you be able to identify when there is a leak in your plumbing system. You may not be able to detect every leak without professional training and equipment, but any that you can catch early will help prevent further damage. Have a look at some of the warning signs that you have a plumbing leak in your home.

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The Importance of Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

December 18th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterTankless water heaters are just as prone to developing issues as any other water heater type. And just like any other water heater type, tankless water heaters are liable to suffer quite a bit of damage before whatever problem that’s plaguing them is noticed.

The best way to deal with any tankless water heater problems is to catch them early so that as much damage can be prevented as possible. Have a look at some of the following reasons why it’s a good idea to schedule tankless water heater maintenance at least once a year.

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