Is it Worth Installing a Ductless System in Your Home?

September 11th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitWe still have a couple more months of hot weather in front of us, and then it’ll be time to start cranking the heating system. If you’re not sure whether or not your current heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm through the next heating season, it might be a good idea to replace it now. You have a lot of options to choose from, each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. Have a look at some of the reasons why you might want to have a ductless system installed in your home.

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Why Changing Your Air Conditioner’s Filter is Important

August 30th, 2017

clean-air-filterThere are a lot of possible issues that can afflict your air conditioner, most of which require professional services to be repaired. The best that you can do in those situations is call for repairs as soon as you notice the problem. There is one issue, though, that you can actually take care of yourself: changing the air filter.

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Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape with These Tips

August 29th, 2017

plumbing-maintenanceIt can be difficult to keep your plumbing system in good shape, considering most of it is hidden from view. The problems that often plague plumbing systems also tend to be subtle, until they’ve been around long enough to cause more widespread damage. If you want to keep your plumbing system in good condition for as long as possible, though, there are a few tips you can follow.

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Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape with These Tips

August 28th, 2017

plumbing-maintenanceThe plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home. Just think about how much more difficult your life would be if you didn’t have access to running water. Unfortunately, the plumbing system is also quite difficult to maintain, at times. Most issues that afflict plumbing systems are difficult to detect at first, and can have widespread effects on the rest of the home. It’s important that you know what steps you can take to keep your plumbing system in the best possible condition for as long as possible.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Output Might be Low

August 14th, 2017

air-conditioning-refrigerant-lowLow air conditioner output is not a good sign, especially in the middle of a hot summer day. If your air conditioner output seems lower than it should be, there could be a number of different problems contributing to it. All of these issues are going to require a professional to fix. However, you should at least familiarize yourself with the possible reasons why your air conditioner output might be suffering. Have a look at some common reasons for low output below.

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Beware These Air Conditioning Problems

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioning problems are more likely to occur during the summer, when strain on the system is much greater. As you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable during the next few months, it’s a good idea to be extra aware of any symptoms that may indicate a problem with the system. Have a look at some of the most common problems below, and their warning signs.

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Beware These Heat Pump Issues

July 17th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWith summer in full swing, you’re probably relying on your heat pump for most of the daylight hours to keep you cool. As you rely on your heat pump more and more, the added demand increases the wear and tear on the system. That makes it more likely for problems of various kinds to occur with the system.  You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, we assume. So, to avoid that happening, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your heat pump is starting to have issues. Have a look at some of the more common heat pump problems below, and their warning signs.

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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

July 5th, 2017

Staying cool is a top priority for people during the boiling summer months. For most of us, that means getting our air conditioning systems into top condition and staying out of the sun as much as possible. You aren’t the only one that has to deal with the hot weather during the summer, though. Your pets also have to deal with high temperatures. For the sake of your pet’s health and comfort, you should follow our tips for keeping them cool this summer.

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Signs You Need a Water Filtration System

July 3rd, 2017

water-handsAssuming you get your water from the city in which you live, you probably know that the water in your home goes through a rather extensive water treatment process before it makes its way to you. The effectiveness of the water treatment facility varies from city to city, but most of them are good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from your water supply. No water treatment is 100% effective, though.

There is always a slight chance that some level of harmful contaminants will make it into your home’s water supply, which is a big problem with things like lead, cyanide, arsenic, and about a half-dozen other dangerous materials. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it might be a good idea to install a dedicated water filtration system in your home.

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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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