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Why Your Air Conditioner Output is Low

August 20th, 2018

Frozen-ACLow air conditioner output is the absolute last thing that you want to deal with during a hot summer. It’s also a very common problem for homeowners to deal with. If you’re reading this blog, we’re going to guess that your own air conditioner isn’t performing the way you expect it should. There could be a number of different reasons for low air conditioner output. We recommend that you call a technician and have them inspect your system in-person if you want the best solution to your problem. While you’re waiting for your appointment, though, have a look below at some of the possible causes of low air conditioner output.

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Be Careful of These Common Water Heater Issues

August 6th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters are pretty resilient, but they’re not invincible. The longer you use your water heater over the years, the more prone it’s going to be to developing issues. That’s why you need to be on the lookout for any signs that your system is dealing with any kind of malfunction, so that you can deal with it as quickly as possible. The following are some of the more common water heater issues, and their symptoms. Call for repairs if you notice any of these symptoms in your own water heater.

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How to Keep Your Plumbing System as Healthy as Possible

July 23rd, 2018

PlumberKeeping a plumbing system in good condition is a bit harder than it seems. This is mostly because plumbing issues are subtle, and don’t give off warning signs until they’re pretty far along. Discovering that you have a plumbing problem after the upper floor of your house has flooded is hardly the ideal time. There are a number of steps that you can take to keep your plumbing system in good shape for as long as possible, though.

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Signs and Symptoms That Your Water Heater Needs Replacing

July 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can last quite a long time if you take care of them, but they won’t last forever. Eventually, you’re going to need to replace your current water heater with a new one. You’re probably going to want to do it before it gives out completely, too, unless for some reason you want to be without hot water for a few days while you secure another one.

If you’re not sure whether or not your current water heater is in need of replacement, the best thing you can do is to call a professional to take a look at it for you. In the meantime, the following are a number of clear signs that your system is likely reaching the end of its life.

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Signs Your Plumbing System is in Bad Shape

June 25th, 2018

underwater roomPlumbing problems can be difficult to spot, especially without professional maintenance services. Even if you schedule preventive maintenance on an annual basis, you need to keep an eye out between appointments for signs that the system is in trouble. If you can identify problems faster, you can have them repaired faster and prevent more damage. Call for repairs if you notice the following signs that your plumbing system is in trouble.

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Should I Replace My Furnace Before Next Winter?

June 11th, 2018

FurnaceNow may seem like a pretty odd time to talk about furnaces, with summer just getting started. However, if you think you may need to have a new furnace installed in your home before winter starts again, now is the perfect time. You don’t want to wait until right before the winter season to start looking for a new furnace.

You’ll be under pressure to get everything done quickly, and it’ll be harder to get things done in a timely manner if you’re trying to schedule heating service at the same time as everyone else. Have a look at some of the signs that you may need a new furnace installed in your home, so you can have it done now and not have to worry about it later.

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Problems That can Cause Air Conditioner Breakdowns

May 28th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechAs we move into summer, the level of strain on your air conditioner is going to increase. More demand on the system means a higher chance for various problems to occur in the system. Hopefully, you’ve already prepared your air conditioner for summer by scheduling preventive maintenance for it sometime in the last few weeks. Even if you have, though, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your system is in trouble. Have a look at the following problems that can cause your air conditioner to break down this summer, and what you can do about them.

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3 Signs You Need to Have Your Drains Repaired

May 14th, 2018

DrainDrain health is one of those things that nobody thinks about until something happens to draw their attention to it. Ideally, you should be taking steps to keep your drains healthy long before you ever receive any signs that they’re malfunctioning. Like, for example, having them cleaned out by a professional every year or two. Still, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the signs that your drains are in need of repairs. The following are three of the more common indications of drain trouble.

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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

April 30th, 2018

underwater roomWhen it comes to detecting plumbing leaks, the best thing you can do is schedule preventive maintenance. Some leaks are too small to be detected any other way, and it’s generally the best way to make sure that any leaks are found and fixed before they cause too much trouble. Still, maintenance is not perfect. There is still a chance that a leak could show up between maintenance appointments. If you have reason to believe that has happened in your plumbing, there are ways to confirm it before you call for repairs. Have a look at the following tips to help you determine whether you have a leak in your home that needs fixing.

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Great Ways to Destroy Your Air Conditioner!

April 16th, 2018

ac-unit-moneyNormally, we write in this blog about ways to preserve your HVAC systems. Today, though, we figured we’d take a different approach by telling you some great ways to destroy your air conditioning system! Don’t follow any of the advice in this blog if you want your air conditioner to last as long as possible. In fact, do the exact opposite of everything we recommend here! Now, let’s get on to some of the best ways you can destroy your air conditioner as quickly as possible.

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