July 17th, 2017
With 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.
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.
July 3rd, 2017
Assuming 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.
June 19th, 2017
It’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.
June 7th, 2017
In 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.
June 5th, 2017
Most 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.
May 22nd, 2017
Water 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.
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.
May 8th, 2017
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.
April 24th, 2017
If 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.