Environment Masters, Inc. Blog

The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump

November 20th, 2017

heat-pump-cashWe’re getting deeper into the cold weather, which means that now is the time to make sure that your home heating system is in good shape. Preventive maintenance and prompt repairs will go a long way towards accomplishing that. However, sometimes the best thing you can do is replace your current heating system entirely. If you’re in the market for a new heating system (and air conditioner!), you should have a look at what heat pumps can offer as options.

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How to Respond to an Emergency Plumbing Situation

November 6th, 2017

burst-pipeNot all plumbing problems happen during convenient hours. Of course, it’s almost never convenient to have a pipe burst or a drain backflow. Some problems can at least wait long enough for an appointment to be scheduled with a plumbing contractor, but severe issues cannot. If you have a plumbing emergency that absolutely has to be dealt with right now, there are a number of steps that you should take to manage the situation. Have a look below to find out what to do in the event of a plumbing emergency.

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Get Your Furnace Ready for Fall with Heating Maintenance

October 23rd, 2017

furnaceWe’re moving deeper into the fall season, which means it’s time to get your furnace ready for the increasing demand that’s going to be placed on it. You don’t want to have your system suddenly start to experience issues just when you need it the most. The single best thing that you can do to make sure that your furnace is ready for the added strain of daily use during the winter is to schedule preventive maintenance for it.

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Signs That It’s Time for a New Water Heater

October 9th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they don’t last forever. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, there will eventually come a time when you need to replace it. If your water heater is near the end of its life, you should replace it sooner rather than later. You don’t want to have your home suddenly be without hot water when the system breaks down entirely. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater needs to be replaced, have a look at some of the warning signs below.

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Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Fall

September 25th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWe’re finally getting out of summer and into fall, though that doesn’t mean the weather will cool of right away. When you finally do start to use your heating system, though, it’s important to make sure that you keep an eye out for any sign that it’s having problems. If you’re using a heat pump to warm your home through the next few months, there are a few signs you should watch out for that it needs repairs.

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Should I Install a Ductless System?

September 11th, 2017

ductless-installationWe’re getting close to the end of summer, which means a number of things for your home’s HVAC systems. It means that it’s time to start planning out when you’re going to have maintenance done on your heating system, for one. However, it also means that it’s time to install an entirely new heating system, if you don’t have a reliable one already installed in your home. If you need a new heating system for your home, and you’re not sure what to go with, don’t worry! That’s what we’re here for. Let’s go over some of the advantages of using a ductless mini split.

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How Home Automation can Improve Your Quality of Life

August 28th, 2017

Nest-ThermostatWhen you think of the phrase “home automation,” what comes to mind? Rube Goldberg machines that feed your pets, a la Back to the Future? Cameras in every room, and an AI controlling everything? It may seem like the concept of home automation belongs more in the realm of sci-fi than reality, but it’s actually quite attainable today. There are a variety of different systems you can install that will help automate certain parts of your home. Let’s go over a few of the options offered by one of the most popular home automation brands: Nest.

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Warning Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

August 14th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairSummer is primetime for air conditioner issues, which makes sense considering how many hours a day the average household uses theirs. If you are relying on your air conditioner to keep cool throughout the daylight hours, you should be especially vigilant for any signs that the system is developing a problem. You can’t completely prevent the possibility of issue occurring, of course. If you react quickly, though, you can at least mitigate the damage with quick repairs. Have a look at some common signs that your AC is in trouble.

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Should I Install a Tank or Tankless Water Heater?

July 31st, 2017

tank-water-heaterFor a very long time, the only real option for residential water heaters was the tank water heater. While tank water heaters are certainly not a bad thing, a lack of options meant that everyone got the same system whether or not it was the best for their situation. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. If you have a need for a new water heater, there are a wide variety of different ones to choose from. Let’s take a look at the two most popular types, and some of the differences you should consider before deciding on which one to install.

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Call for Drain Cleaning if You Notice These Symptoms

July 17th, 2017

drain-pipesThe drain and sewer system in your home is terribly important for keeping your plumbing system running smoothly. It’s also probably not something that you devote a whole lot of thought to. That’s alright. You don’t have to spare a thought for your drains each day, but you shouldn’t ignore them entirely, either. Drains need professional service in order to keep operating at peak efficiency. One of the most common services they need is drain cleaning. Have a look at some of the signs that you really need to call for drain cleaning services.

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