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Be Careful of These Symptoms That You Have a Plumbing Problem

August 14th, 2017

burst-pipePlumbing problems can be difficult to detect without professional equipment and experience. Most of the system is hidden from view, and the problems that typically afflict it are subtle to begin with. This is part of the reason why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year. However, you should familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some kind of issue. On the off chance that a problem does occur between maintenance appointments, you can detect it quickly and have it repaired. Be aware of the symptoms below, and what they mean.

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If Your Air Conditioner is Making Odd Sounds, Call for Repairs

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWe’re going to bet that you are using your air conditioner quite a bit to keep cool these days. That’s all well and good, but as long as you’re going to be using your system that often it’s a good idea to beware of any problems that might develop.

The faster you can detect if your air conditioner needs professional repair, the faster you can have it fixed and the better off it will be. If your air conditioner is making odd noises during operation, it’s a sign that it needs to be repaired. Have a look at some of the more common sounds that indicate a problem, and what they mean.

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Signs Your Water Line is in Trouble

July 17th, 2017

water-lineOf all the various parts of your plumbing system that serve a vital role, the water line is the most integral. All water that passes into your home does so through the water line. If the water line is in good shape, the rest of your plumbing system will benefit. If the water line is in need of repair or replacement, you will see the effects reflected in the rest of your home. It’s a good idea to be aware of the signs that your water line is experiencing issues, so that you can have it repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. The longer the water line is allowed to struggle, the worse off the plumbing system will be.

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How can I Tell if I Need a Water Treatment System?

July 3rd, 2017

water-handsIf you’re getting your water from a city water main, and not a well, then you probably know that your water supply goes through a treatment process before it reaches your home. The efficacy of these water treatment facilities varies from city to city, though most of them are good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from the water supply. It is important to remember, though, that none of these water treatment processes are 100% effective.

There will always be a chance that some trace elements of contaminants like lead or cyanide will make it into your home’s water supply. There is no “safe” level of exposure to these materials. If you want to add an extra layer of protection to your home’s water supply, consider installing a water treatment system. You should especially consider installing a water treatment system if you notice the following symptoms.

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Indications That You Need a New Air Conditioner

June 19th, 2017

air-conditionerSummer is here, and that means it’s time to crank your air conditioner all the way up if you want to keep comfortable during the next few months. Not everyone is going to be able to make it through the entire summer with the air conditioner they have, though. If you’ve had your AC for a while, it might be a good idea to replace it before we get too deep into the summer season. You don’t want the system to die on you in the middle of a hot day, after all. Have a look at the following signs that you should probably install a new air conditioner.

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When to Install a New Heat Pump

June 5th, 2017

heat-pump-cashAs the weather continues to heat up, you’re going to start to rely on your heat pump more often to keep cool during the day. If your system is not up to the task of keeping you cool through another summer, though, it’s a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want your system to die on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. If you’re not sure whether or not it would be a good idea to replace your heat pump system, have a look at some of the tips below.

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Warning Signs That Your Air Conditioner is in Trouble

May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWith summer just a couple of weeks out, you should be keeping a close eye on your air conditioner. You’re going to start using it more often to keep your home cool and comfortable, which means more strain on the system. Summer is the number one time of year for air conditioner problems to develop. If you want yours to stay in good shape throughout the summer season, you should keep a sharp eye out for warning signs that the system is in poor shape. The faster you can identify that your air conditioner is having trouble, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off it will be. Have a look at some of the signs that your air conditioner needs to be repaired immediately.

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Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer by Doing This

May 8th, 2017

air-conditioner-blowingSpring is the ideal time to prepare your air conditioner for the demand you’re going to put on it during the summer. Once the daily temperature starts to rise, you’re going to want to know that you can run your air conditioner for hours at a time without damaging it. Nobody wants their system to break down on them when they need it most. The best way to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for anything the summer can throw at it is to follow the steps below.

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How to Handle Problems with Your Sewer Line

April 24th, 2017

sewer-lineThe sewer line is one of those vital-but-forgotten parts of a home for many people. After all, who wants to pay close attention to their sewer line? Out of sight, out of mind, as the saying goes. Here’s the problem, though: at some point, you may have a problem afflict your home’s sewer line. When that happens, you are going to need to think about how you want to deal with it.

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Could I Benefit From Installing a Heat Pump?

April 10th, 2017

Spring is a time of change in many ways, including for HVAC systems. Many homeowners schedule preventive maintenance during this time of year, or they replace their systems entirely. If you’re in the market for a new cooling system before the summer, you might want to have a look at the benefits a heat pump has to offer. It might be just the thing you need to keep comfortable, not only during the summer, but in winter as well.  

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