It’s Time for AC Maintenance! (Yes, Already)

February 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWell, it’s that time again everybody. In a few weeks, you’ll be turning off your heater in favor of cranking your air conditioner all the way up. That means that you should be using this time to get your home ready for the coming heat. If you haven’t already scheduled air conditioning maintenance, now is a great time to do it. Let’s have a look at why exactly you should schedule air conditioning maintenance in the first place, and why spring is the best time to do it.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Summer?

February 12th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementWe have just a few more weeks before the weather really starts to heat up. With that in mind, now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for air conditioning season. If your current air conditioner isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool throughout the next few months, it’s a good idea to replace it with one you can rely on. Have a look at the following signs that you should replace your air conditioner before summer gets underway.

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Careful of These Plumbing Problems

January 29th, 2018

water-handsPlumbing problems can be difficult to spot, since they often occur out of view of the homeowner. Add to that the fact that most plumbing issues start out too small to give off recognizable symptoms, and it’s no wonder that so many people don’t realize that they’re having plumbing issues until something more extreme happens. If you want to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape, though, it’s a pretty good idea to catch problems as early as you can. How can you do that? Preventive maintenance is the best way, but it’s not the only way to catch problems with your plumbing system. If you know what to look for, you can at least confirm a problem with your system to the point where you know you need a professional to take a look at it for you. Have a look at some of the indications that you have some sort of issue with your plumbing system.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

January 17th, 2018

FurnaceFurnaces don’t last forever, regardless of how well you treat them. That doesn’t mean that you should just let yours degrade, of course, but it does mean that you should know when to throw in the proverbial towel and install a new one. You don’t want your first warning sign of your furnace getting towards the end of its life to be when it breaks down permanently. Have a look at the following signs that you really should replace your furnace sooner rather than later.

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When to Call for Boiler Repair

January 15th, 2018

Boiler-RepairOne of the reasons that boilers are so popular as heating systems is because they’re actually far less prone to developing repair issues than other heating systems. This is due to them having fewer moving parts than, say, a furnace or a heat pump. Fewer moving parts means fewer ways for things to go wrong, which is great for the system in the long run. However, don’t let that lull you into a false sense of safety. Boilers still have plenty of ways to develop problems over time, which is why if you own a boiler you need to know when to call for repairs for it. Have a look at the list below to help you discern when to call for professional boiler repair.

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Make Sure You Schedule Maintenance for Your Heat Pump This Winter

January 2nd, 2018

Heat-PumpYou’re probably already using your heat pump on a daily basis to keep warm, which is to be expected during the winter. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance for it yet this season, though you really should have that done sooner rather than later. Professional preventive maintenance is a vital part of ensuring that your heat pump is as prepared as possible to handle the added strain of winter usage. Let’s have a look at why heat pump maintenance is so important to schedule during the fall and winter seasons.

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Make Sure You Schedule Drain Cleaning This Winter

December 20th, 2017

drainThere’s a lot to do to get your home ready for the winter season. One of those things, though you may not have thought of it too much, is scheduling drain cleaning. If your drains are in good shape, the rest of your plumbing system will benefit. If the drains are clogged, it will cause problems throughout the system. Have a look at some of the signs that you should call for drain cleaning this winter, and what can happen if you don’t.

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How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

December 18th, 2017

Frozen-PipeMost people become concerned with keeping themselves warm during the winter season. That’s a perfectly valid thing to worry about, but you should also be careful to keep your pipes warm as the temperature starts to drop. If the vulnerable pipes in your home are not properly protected, they might freeze if the weather gets too cold. That can cause all kinds of issues for you as the winter wears on. So, have a look at some of the ways that you can stop your pipes from freezing this winter.

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Why is My Furnace Not Heating?

December 4th, 2017

Gas-Burner-AssemblySo, you’re sitting at home, watching TV and thankful that you’re not out in the weather, when suddenly all the heat seems to dissipate from the room like you just read some Latin from that old book you found in the basement. What the heck is going on? Well, it sounds like you might have a problem with your furnace. Loss of furnace output is a common issue, and tends to happen during this time of year. This is when the most demand is placed on the average heating system, after all. If your furnace isn’t heating properly, and you want to find out why, read on.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

November 22nd, 2017

clean-air-filterMost people tend to focus on getting their heating systems in shape before the weather gets too cold. This is certainly an important thing to consider, but it’s not the only thing you need to do as far as preparing for winter goes. Indoor air quality is another important part of your home that you need to preserve during the winter. Poor indoor air quality will not only make you less comfortable, but will affect your health negatively, as well. Have a look below at some of the ways that you can improve your indoor air quality this winter.

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