4 Summer Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Needs

June 20th, 2016

The plumbing system is no different during the summer than it is during other times of the year. But with the longer days and increased guests, it’s a good time to take stock of the current state of your plumbing system, including the drains, water heaters, and all the fixtures. Here are 3 tips to get you started: 

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Why Your Air Conditioner is Icing Over

June 13th, 2016

As you use your air conditioner more and more often this summer, you may notice ice forming on the inside coil of the system. This may seem like a good thing at first, but it isn’t. Air conditioner ice is actually a symptom of a very serious problem that can lead to a full system breakdown. Read on to find out why it happens, and why it’s a threat.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in Heating

June 8th, 2016

As you start to rely on your heat pump more and more often this summer, you need to be vigilant for any possible problems that might come up. Time is of the essence when it comes to repairing heat pump problems, as they tend to get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to develop. If you want to catch problems as early as possible, you should be able to identify the signs that your heat pump is in trouble. One of the most common signs of heat pump issues is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the heat pump noises that indicate a problem.

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What Happens if Your Air Conditioner is the Wrong Size

June 6th, 2016

Just because an air conditioner can physically fit into a space in your home, doesn’t mean that it’s actually sized properly to service it. The size of an air conditioner has a big effect on how efficient it is, along with a lot of other factors. If you install an air conditioner that is not sized properly for your home, you are setting yourself up for a whole range of problems down the road. Let’s take a look at what happens if your air conditioner is not properly sized.

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The Benefits of Geothermal Cooling

May 30th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning this summer, there are a lot of options to consider. Traditional air conditioning is always there, but it’s not necessarily the best option for everybody. Geothermal cooling systems have a lot of unique advantages to offer homeowners who use them. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that geothermal systems offer, and why you should consider installing one this summer.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Output is Dropping

May 23rd, 2016

With the temperature outside rising, now is the worst possible time to have your air conditioner start failing. If your air conditioner output is dropping, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at why your air conditioner output may be lower than it should be.

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Do I Need a New Water Heater?

May 16th, 2016

Water heaters are built to be very sturdy systems, but they aren’t invincible. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, there will eventually come a point where it just can’t keep up anymore. It’s important that you be able to recognize when that happens, so that you can have a new one installed as soon as possible. You don’t want to be surprised by your water heater suddenly dying on you, right? Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

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Consider Installing a Humidifier This Summer

May 11th, 2016

Summers can get pretty warm around here, and you’re probably already using your air conditioner to keep your home cool on a regular basis. Using your air conditioner that often can have some downsides, though, including drying out your home’s air by lowering the temperature past the dew point. Let’s take a look at how low humidity in your home can affect you, and how a humidifier can help you out this summer.

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Why Installing a Sump Pump is a Good Idea

May 9th, 2016

Flooding is a pretty common occurrence around here, even if it’s rarely of the full-home-submersion variety. If you’ve ever had a basement or crawlspace flood during a storm, then you know how incredibly damaging it can be. Even moderate amounts of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair, which is why it’s worth taking steps to protect flood-prone areas. Read on to find out more about sump pumps, and how they can benefit your home.

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Listen for These Strange Air Conditioner Noises

May 2nd, 2016

As we move further into summer, you’re going to start using your air conditioner to keep cool more often. That means more wear and tear on the system, which means more chances for something to break. One of the first signs that there’s a problem with your air conditioner is strange noises coming from inside it. So, let’s go over some of the strange air conditioner noises that indicate a problem with your system.

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