February 8th, 2016
The water line is the pipe that extends from the city’s water main (or a well, if you use one) to your home. It is responsible for transporting all fresh water into your plumbing system, which makes it a pretty important part of your home. Water lines are designed to be very resilient, and most people don’t need to repair or replace their water lines in their lifetime. However, you should still be aware of the indications that your water line has a problem. Read on to find out more about when to call for water line repairs.
February 1st, 2016
Preventive maintenance is key to granting heating systems a long and healthy lifespan. Normally, scheduling preventive maintenance once a year is enough to keep most heating systems in good condition. However, this isn’t the case with ductless heating systems. If you want your ductless heating system to last as long as possible, you’re going to need to schedule maintenance a bit more often. Let’s take a look at the importance of preventive maintenance, and why ductless heating systems need to get it more often.
January 25th, 2016
Heat pumps can last a pretty long time, as long as you take proper care of them. However, they don’t last forever. No matter how well you take care of your heat pump system, sooner or later you’re going to need a new one. You probably don’t want to be surprised by your system dying on you when you need it most, so you should keep an eye out for signs that it’s getting towards the end of its lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.
January 19th, 2016
Your sewer system is designed to function as unobtrusively as possible, which often leads to it being neglected when it comes to professional services. Sewer systems require maintenance just as often as any other system, however. If you don’t have your sewer system cleaned often enough, you are setting yourself up for a whole range of problems in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to have your sewer system cleaned out.
January 18th, 2016
Water heaters are built to last, and can serve for at least a couple of decades under the right circumstances. The problem is that water heaters can’t last that long on their own. You need to take steps to ensure that your water heater lasts as long as possible, because without those steps you won’t get maximum return on your investment. Read on to find out how you can extend the lifespan of your water heater.
January 4th, 2016
If you’re using a heat pump to heat your home this winter, you’ll probably notice ice building up on the outside coil while it’s running. This is an important thing to keep an eye on, as it serves to indicate whether or not part of your heat pump is working. Heat pump ice isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can become so if you’re not careful. Read on to find out where heat pump ice comes from, and when you should call for repairs.
December 28th, 2015
Boilers can last an incredibly long time with the proper care, far longer than most other heating systems. This is mostly because boilers are more simply constructed than other systems. The fewer parts one has in the system, the fewer ways there are for something to go wrong. Despite this advantage, though, boilers don’t last forever. If you are using a boiler to keep your home warm, sooner or later you’ll have to replace it. Read on for more information about when to replace your boiler.
December 23rd, 2015
One of the biggest advantages that heat pumps offer is the ability to act as either heating or cooling systems depending on demand. This is certainly one of the biggest reasons that homeowners install heat pumps in the first place. This ability also opens up a couple of unique problems, though, including the system becoming stuck in one mode. Let’s take a look at how the heat pump actually switches between modes, and what’s happening when it becomes stuck in one mode.
December 21st, 2015
Boilers have a reputation for lasting quite a long time. They often outlive furnaces and other heating systems due to their construction, which incorporates fewer moving parts. The fewer moving parts you have, the fewer chances there are for something in the system to go wrong. Despite this, however, they do still have problems from time to time. If you’re using a boiler to heat your home, keep an eye out for these problems that require repairs.
December 17th, 2015
Furnaces are most likely to develop problems during the winter, as it’s the time of year when they see the most use. Since furnace problems are progressive, you’re going to need to keep an eye out for warning signs that your system is in need of repair. The faster we can repair your furnace, the more damage we can prevent.