Knowing When to Call a Professional for Your Plumbing Needs


The plumbing in your home needs to work correctly or many different problems can arise. Sometimes, something as simple as a sagging pipe or a partial blockage can affect the entire system. Calling a professional plumber to deal with these issues might be the only solution. Here's a look at common plumbing issues and how they can be addressed.  Sagging Sewer Lines The sewer line that all the drains in your home run into needs to have a pitch to work correctly, but if the line develops a sag in it, the low spot can trap water that will work as a sink trap and keep water from running through the line.

7 October 2020

Autumn Radiant Heating System Maintenance To Get Your Home Ready For Lower Temperatures


Radiant heating systems are installed in many homes to provide efficient and reliable heating to stay warm during the winter months. Just like conventional HVAC systems, radiant heating maintenance and servicing the system before winter is important. The following radiant heating maintenance tasks are what you should have done before the temperatures drop this year: Cleaning and servicing your boiler system The first heating maintenance that you want to have done is cleaning the boiler and checking the temperature settings.

16 September 2020

How To Deal With A Frozen Ductless Air Conditioning System


Ductless air conditioning systems are a reliable and cost-effective cooling solution for almost any home and have many advantages over more conventional ducted AC systems. However, ductless air conditioners are still vulnerable to some of the mechanical problems that frequently affect other types of AC systems. Ice accumulating inside your ductless air conditioning system is a problem in and of itself, but it can also be a symptom of a more serious mechanical malfunction.

20 August 2020

3 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner


Your central air conditioner can last a decade or more if it is properly maintained, but like all appliances, it will eventually need to be replaced. Knowing when it's time to replace your air conditioner will help you save money on repair costs and your monthly energy bill. Here are three signs it's time to replace your air conditioner. 1. Reduced Performance and Efficiency If you've had your air conditioner for several years, it's time to start keeping an eye on its performance.

12 August 2020

How To Choose The Right HVAC System For Your Home


If your current HVAC system is more than 12 to 15 years old, it's time to start planning for a replacement. Your HVAC system might not have shut down yet. But, it's only a matter of time before it does. If you wait too long for a replacement, you'll be faced with an emergency situation. Unfortunately, it can be more expensive to replace your HVAC system once it breaks down permanently.

16 July 2020

Great AC Maintenance Tips For Homeowners To Utilize


For homeowners, their AC unit is an important component to maintain. Neglecting this unit will just cause it to break down on a regular basis and that leads to a lot of costs. If you need help taking care of this unit, these maintenance tips will come in handy. Invest in a High-Quality Air Filter The filter is so important for your AC unit working efficiently and for as long as possible.

9 June 2020

3 Reasons Your Heater Is Blowing Cold Air


When you turn on your heater, you expect your heater to blow out hot air. You don't expect your heater to blow out cool air. If your heater is projecting cold air from your vents, there are three culprits that could be the cause of the cold air coming from your heater. Reason #1: Wrong Thermostat Setting One of the most common reasons that your heater is releasing cold air when you think it should be blowing hot air is because of an issue with your thermostat.

3 June 2020

3 Ways To Inject Technology Into Your Building's Heating System


As summer approaches, it's time to start thinking of ways to improve your building's heating system for next winter. For the typical commercial building, HVAC costs make up about 35% of monthly energy usage figures. Because they make up such a large percentage of energy costs, heating and cooling systems are ripe for efficiency improvements in many facilities. Maintaining your current system or upgrading to newer, higher-efficiency units can only take you so far.

30 April 2020

Does Your AC Smell Like Dirty Socks? How To Eliminate The Odors


Your house smells like dirty socks. You've looked all over, but can't seem to find the source of the odor. You've cleaned everything, but the odor remains. Stop scrubbing—the problem could be hiding in your air conditioner! Dirty sock syndrome is real, and it affects more air conditioners than you might think. Luckily, you don't have to live with the odor for long. Here are some steps you need to take to rid your air conditioner of the dirty sock odor.

30 March 2020

3 Maintenance Tasks For A Gas Furnace


Each type of heating system works differently, which means they all require different maintenance. If you have a gas furnace, which is one of the most common types of heating systems, here are the three basic heater maintenance tasks you should undertake in order to keep it in good shape. 1. Clean or change the filter. This type of heater works by blowing warm air thorough ducts. Before the air returns to the furnace to be warmed, however, it passes through a filter.

25 February 2020