Why is My Air Conditioner Making Those Weird Noises?

June 19th, 2017

air-conditionerIt’s never a good sign when your air conditioner starts to make weird noises in the middle of the hottest season of the year. There could be a number of reasons why this is the case, none of which are good. What kind of problem your air conditioner is experiencing, and how severe it is, depends on the kind of noise you’re hearing. Let’s take a look at some of the warning sounds that your air conditioner is experiencing issues, and what they mean.

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Replace Your Air Conditioner if These Things Apply to It

June 7th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianIn the middle of the hottest season of the year, one of the most obnoxious things that can happen is to have your air conditioner break down on you. Sometimes, that can be avoided with prompt repairs and annual preventive maintenance. Not always, though. There comes a point where your air conditioner just doesn’t have enough left to keep you cool through another summer. If your system can’t keep you cool through another summer, it’s a good idea to replace it now. Have a look at some of the following signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

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Drain Cleaning, and When to Schedule It

June 5th, 2017

drain-pipeMost people don’t call for professional services for their plumbing systems unless they notice some kind of problem with them. If you want to keep your plumbing and sewer systems in good shape, though, that kind of reactive thinking is not doing you any favors. The key to making sure that those parts of your home continue to run properly is to take proactive steps. For your drain and sewer system, that means scheduling drain cleaning. Let’s take a look at why drain cleaning is so important, and when you should schedule it.

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Water Heater Issues You Need to Watch for

May 22nd, 2017

water-heater-repairWater heaters are designed to be hardy, in order to cope with the incredible amount of demand they are placed under on a daily basis. If you think about how often you make use of hot water in your home every day, you’ll quickly start to get an idea of how much strain your water heater has to deal with. Even with consistent preventive maintenance, though, you can’t completely protect your water heater from problems. At some point, you will almost certainly have to deal with some kind of issue with your water heater. What’s important is that you be able to recognize when your water heater is experiencing issues. The faster you can recognize that your water heater is having trouble, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Keep an eye out for the following problems that can afflict your water heater.

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Plumbing Problems to be Aware of This Summer

May 10th, 2017

During the summer, most people tend to focus on air conditioning issues that may come up due to the added demand. It’s a good idea to be aware of issue like that, of course. However, that’s not the only area of your home that you need to pay attention to. Plumbing issues often develop out of sight, and go unnoticed for months or years until they start to cause serious damage. Don’t make your life harder by letting a plumbing issue creep up on you this summer. Have a look at some common plumbing issues, and how to detect them early.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer with These Tips!

May 8th, 2017

air-conditioner-maintenance Summer is not far off, now, but we still have a little time left before the temperature really starts to heat up. Before that happens, it’s a very good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to handle the extra demand. You don’t want the system to break down on you in the middle of the hottest months of the year, do you? There are a number of ways to keep your air conditioner in the best possible shape over the summer, but the most effective methods are also the simplest: preventive maintenance, and prompt repairs.

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Do I Need a New AC?

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-moneyIf you are careful about scheduling prompt repairs and maintenance, you can get quite a few years of quality service out of your air conditioner. At some point, though, even the best-maintained air conditioners need to be replaced. If your air conditioner isn’t able to get you through this summer, it’s highly recommended that you replace it now. You really don’t want to suddenly have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Be on the lookout for the following signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life, so that you can replace it in time for summer.

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Consider Installing a Geothermal Cooling System

April 12th, 2017

Now is the time of year when many people start to replace their old air conditioning systems, before the weather really starts to heat up. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this year, you may be tempted to just go with whatever kind of system you had installed before. Before you do that, though, you should really have a look at some of the other options available on the market. Geothermal cooling is one of those systems.

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How to Make Sure Your Water Line Lasts as Long as Possible

April 10th, 2017

There are two main pipes that serve your home, which are more important than any other part of the plumbing system. Those are the water line and the sewer line. All fresh water that enters your home, whether form a city water main or from a well, comes through the water line. So, you can probably imagine the kinds of problems you would start to see if your water line was in poor shape. Water lines can last many decades under ideal circumstances, but only if you take certain steps to help them. Have a look at some of the ways you can make sure that your water line lasts as long as possible.

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3 Indications That You Need a New Water Heater

March 27th, 2017

Water heaters are built to last, even with the massive amount of demand that they have to deal with on a regular basis. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can extend the life of a water heater by quite a few years, but sooner or later the system won’t be able to cope anymore. If your water heater is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to make sure that you know about it beforehand. Otherwise, you may just find yourself without hot water one morning. Nobody wants to experience that. It’s a good idea to know the signs that your water heater is about to fail, so that you can replace it before that happens.

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