Environment Masters, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Brandon’

Have You Thought About Your Air Filter?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

If you own a furnace, you appreciate it for its versatility, affordability, and effectiveness. So, when something goes wrong, you are bound to notice. We know that scheduling repair services can be a hassle—it costs you time and money. So, why not skip the repair altogether and schedule a maintenance visit? During this visit, your HVAC technician will perform routine inspections and replace your air filters. Your furnace’s air filter is easy to forget about, so it becomes easy to minimize the importance of it.

Your system’s air filter should be changed about every 1–3 months, especially during the heating season. Typically, homeowners get their filters replaced once a year, but it simply isn’t enough. Without scheduling regular filter replacement, your furnace is subjected to a wide range of potential problems, including a full system breakdown! Luckily, this can all be easily avoided. Our technicians at Environment Masters, Inc. provide quality HVAC services in Brandon, MS.

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

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

Monday, 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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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

Monday, 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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Why an Automatic Shutoff Valve is a Good Idea

Monday, December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeDo you know where your manual water shutoff valve is? If not, you definitely should. The water shutoff valve is designed to cut off all water flowing into the home’s plumbing system. This is most often used when involved plumbing work needs to be done, like installing a new water line. However, it is also commonly used in case of a plumbing emergency that could cause a lot of water damage. Your plumber will take care of the water shutoff valve in the first case. If you have a sudden pipe rupture or other plumbing emergency occur, though, you really want to make sure you can shut the water flow off yourself as quickly as possible.

But that creates a whole new issue. The thing is: the location of the water shutoff valve is not standardized across all homes. Your water valve could be in one of several places, and if you don’t know where it is, you don’t want to go looking for it while a burst pipe is turning the ground floor of your home into a pool. This is one of the main reasons why an automatic shutoff valve is a good idea.

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Signs That It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, 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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