Is Your Heating System in Need of Repairs?

January 10th, 2022
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Waking up in the arctic circle isn’t most people’s idea of a good time. But if your heating goes out without warning, that could be a reality all too soon. 

Okay, we live in the southwest, so maybe that’s a bit extreme. But without a heating system, you can find your house far less comfortable than it should be, and it may even have a negative impact on your heater’s performance as well.

While not every heating problem puts your system in code red, you should still know exactly what to watch out for. The sooner you call the pros (that’s us), the less damage your system takes. 

Translation: The less time and money you lose to costly repairs. 

So, what exactly do you need to look out for? Here are the top 5 warning signs that your heating system needs some TLC.

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What You Should Know about Water Hammer

December 27th, 2021
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The very first thing you should know about water hammer is what it is, and then from there, we can explain the problem with it.

Water hammer may sound like a really ominous term, but really all it is is describing a sound that resembles knocking that comes from inside your pipes. You might have even heard it before and had no idea where it was coming from.

Water hammer is not a plumbing emergency, however, it is something to be concerned about in the sense that you want to have it addressed by a professional plumber as soon as you can. Read on to learn what causes this and the problem with it!

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Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Tune-Up Yet?

December 13th, 2021
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You may not have given a whole lot of thought into the condition of your heater lately–and we get it. Temperatures only have just recently started cooling down, and even when we do start using our heaters more regularly, it’s still tempting to ignore any care they need. But we can’t stress enough how important it is to system efficiency and your comfort that you schedule heating maintenance at least once a year (twice a year, if you have a heat pump).

Routine furnace maintenance takes away many of the stresses that homeowners would otherwise need to deal with in the wintertime. Read on to learn why you should schedule your furnace tune-up ASAP.

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Does a Tankless Water Heater Need Routine Maintenance?

November 15th, 2021
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When homeowners are looking to save money by installing high-efficiency home comfort systems, they often look to their heating and cooling systems. After all, your HVAC system makes for about half of all your home’s energy use! Therefore it makes sense that you want them to operate as efficiently (a’hem, affordably) as possible!

There’s one more system you could stand to upgrade to boost efficiency, and that’s your water heater. If you haven’t done so already, you may want to look into replacing your tank water heater with a tankless system.

But before you jump into this purchase, there is something important you should know–tankless systems need maintenance just as much as storage tank systems do! Wondering why? Read on to find out.

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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?

November 1st, 2021
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With the weather cooling down, but not quite enough to start pulling out your heavy sweatshirts and jackets, you probably haven’t given much thought yet to the condition of your heating system.

Perhaps you’re one of those brave souls who doesn’t even turn on their heater until temperatures get to below freezing at night. Whatever the case, however, when you do need your heater, you need it to work well.

And we are here to help ensure that happens. Routine professional maintenance can take away a lot of the stress you’d otherwise have to deal with in the winter. Read on to learn why now is a great time to schedule a heating maintenance appointment, and to learn more about the importance of this timely service.

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Follow These Tips to Avoid Plumbing Mishaps This Holiday Season!

October 18th, 2021
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It’s never too early to think about plumbing care. Sure, there are still several weeks left before you really need to think about the holidays, but with everything going on in the last couple of years, we don’t blame you if you want to start the festivities a little earlier. And so, we’re here to help you prepare!

There are a few things for you to consider as we get closer to the holidays. First, are you going to be hosting any big meals? Remember, although your garbage disposal system is hugely convenient, it does have its limitations, and pushing those boundaries can leave you with a stubbornly clogged drain.

Second, are you going to be hosting overnight guests? We have some bathroom plumbing tips for you to consider, to avoid things like toilet clogs or an overwhelmed water heater. Read on to learn more!

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What Type of AC Should Be Your Next One?

October 4th, 2021

In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of making a heat pump system your next home comfort installation. But this isn’t your only option…

Choosing an air conditioner system for your home is about choosing the right system for your needs. Heat pumps may be a great choice for one homeowner but not another. And you shouldn’t choose a system simply because other people rave about it.

If you’ve been wondering what AC system should be your next one, we’d like to help. Knowing what options are available to you, and what can make them the right fit for your home and your comfort needs is often a great place to start. Let’s dig into what your system options are besides the heat pump.

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Reasons to Consider a Heat Pump as Your Next Home Comfort Installation

September 20th, 2021

Did your air conditioner fail to keep you as cool and comfortable as it should have this summer? Or maybe you’re looking to replace your heating system before temperatures cool down this year–or perhaps you need to upgrade both!

Whatever the case, you’d do well to consider the installation of a heat pump. A heat pump system works very similarly to a central air conditioner. It uses refrigerant to pull heat out of your indoor air, and chilled air is returned back to your home.

The main difference is that heat pumps heat as well! Read on to learn more and to see how this setup can benefit you.

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Why You Should Never See Ice on Your Air Conditioner

September 6th, 2021
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Your air conditioner is still getting quite the workout this summer, but what if you notice something isn’t quite right? What if, for example, you think your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as comfortable as it should, only to go look at the unit and notice that ice has developed on the evaporator coil?

You might not immediately consider this a bad thing–some homeowners think that ice development is a natural part of the air conditioning process–after all an air conditioner chills the air right? Well, unfortunately seeing ice on your air conditioner is bad news. Keep reading as we explain why you should never see ice on your AC system and why you should call for professional repairs if you do.

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Signs It’s Time for a Water Heater Upgrade

August 23rd, 2021
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There are some scenarios, especially in the summertime, where taking a voluntary cold shower is a welcomed experience. But being surprised by icy water hitting you when you were expecting a lukewarm shower is a whole different story. If this is a reality for you, then it might be a sign that there’s a problem with your water heater. In the best case, it may just need a small repair, but sometimes it can mean you need a complete water heater replacement.

In addition to a complete lack of hot water, there are a number of other signs you can watch for that indicate your water heater is failing and is ready to be upgraded. When you start noticing something is off with your water heater, be on alert for these signs, and if you notice any of them, give our team a call right away!

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