Murphy's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Blog:Archive for September, 2017

How HVAC Maintenance Saves You Money

Monday, September 18th, 2017

coin-piggy-bank-handThink of the last time you had to call in a technician to repair something in your home. Most likely, it was an urgent repair—a water heater that broke right before your morning shower or an air conditioner that stopped working on the hottest day of the year. This kind of repair is unquestionably a hassle, something that stops your day and inconveniences you, not to mention the surprise sudden drain on your finances.

Routine maintenance of your most important home systems can help to save you this money. In fact, you can save in more ways than one! Read on to learn more.

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How Long Should My Plumbing Last?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

pipes-blueprint-build-plumbingPlumbing is a necessity, which means it’s not something we plan on replacing for any reason other than a system failure. While you might be excited to replace an outdated smartphone with the newest model, or to upgrade your wardrobe for the first time in months or even years, buying something as mundane and costly as a set of pipes and fixtures is not something anyone wants.

Luckily, a new set of pipes will last a long time. If you’ve just moved onto a brand-new property, this likely isn’t something you’ll have to worry about for decades. But for the rest of us, knowing when to replace the pipes and fixtures will be key to avoiding a near catastrophe when plumbing replacement or repiping becomes urgent. So how long can you expect your plumbing to last?

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