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.
April 12th, 2017
Now is the time of year when many people start to replace their old air conditioning systems, before the weather really starts to heat up. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this year, you may be tempted to just go with whatever kind of system you had installed before. Before you do that, though, you should really have a look at some of the other options available on the market. Geothermal cooling is one of those systems.
April 10th, 2017
There are two main pipes that serve your home, which are more important than any other part of the plumbing system. Those are the water line and the sewer line. All fresh water that enters your home, whether form a city water main or from a well, comes through the water line. So, you can probably imagine the kinds of problems you would start to see if your water line was in poor shape. Water lines can last many decades under ideal circumstances, but only if you take certain steps to help them. Have a look at some of the ways you can make sure that your water line lasts as long as possible.
March 27th, 2017
Water heaters are built to last, even with the massive amount of demand that they have to deal with on a regular basis. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can extend the life of a water heater by quite a few years, but sooner or later the system won’t be able to cope anymore. If your water heater is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to make sure that you know about it beforehand. Otherwise, you may just find yourself without hot water one morning. Nobody wants to experience that. It’s a good idea to know the signs that your water heater is about to fail, so that you can replace it before that happens.
March 15th, 2017
It’s pretty difficult to detect issues with your plumbing system, especially leaks. A leak in the system oftentimes will be in an area where it cannot be seen, since most of the pipes in the system are hidden. If finding plumbing leaks early is the key to limiting damage to the system as much as possible, this difficulty in detecting them is more than a little problematic. Ideally, you should use professional inspection services to identify plumbing leaks. If you’re in-between appointments, though, you can rely on these tips to help confirm whether or not you have a plumbing leak.
March 13th, 2017
We still have a few weeks of cold weather left, but summer will be here before you know it. You should schedule preventive maintenance for your system within the next couple of months, but you should also keep a careful eye on it once you start using it on a regular basis. Air conditioner issues are typically the result of increased stress on the system, and while they do not necessarily give off warning signs all the time, much of the time they will. You need to be able to identify the signs that your system is in trouble, so that you can properly address them if and when they show up.
February 27th, 2017
Spring is almost here, and that means that it’s time for heat pump maintenance. Now, you may be thinking: “wait, didn’t I have heat pump maintenance done 6 months ago?” Even if you did, you still should do it now. Heat pumps have slightly different requirements from other climate control systems in order to stay in good condition. You’re going to want to schedule maintenance for the spring season, if you want the system to be ready for the added stress of summer. Bi-annual maintenance is necessary to make sure that your heat pump stays in good shape.