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Ways You can Benefit from Installing a Ductless System

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

ductlessIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system this summer, you have a lot of different options to choose from. Every option has its own pros and cons, depending on your individual situation. In order to make sure that you have the right solution for you installed, we highly recommend that you consult with a professional before making any big decisions. Still, it’s a good idea to educate yourself a little on the advantages that these different systems can offer you. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that you can garner from installing a ductless system in your home.

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Why Your Heat Pump’s Output is Dropping

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

heat-pumpWith how hot things have been over the last few weeks, the last thing you want is to have your climate control start to fail. If your heat pump’s output is starting to drop, for example, you really shouldn’t ignore it. There are a number of possible reasons why your heat pump’s output is dropping, none of which are good. While you’re waiting for a professional to arrive and deal with it, though, you can at least have a look at why it might be happening.

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If Your Plumbing is Exhibiting These Symptoms, Call for Water Testing

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

water-handsThere have been a few news stories over the past few years concerning the water quality in certain cities, or lack thereof. You don’t need to have lead or cyanide in your water for it to be harmful, though. There are a lot of materials in the water supply that may be harmful to your plumbing system, even if they are not harmful to you personally. One of the most common water quality issues for homes across the country is hard water. Have a look at some of the warning signs that your plumbing system should be tested for hard water.

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Get Your AC Tuned Up Before Summer!

Monday, March 27th, 2017

We may have gotten record rainfall over the last few months, but that time is almost at an end. Spring is here, and for us that means it’s time to prepare our homes for the hot months. Before summer gets here, it’s a very good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to cope with the heat. That means scheduling preventive maintenance now, before you start to rely on the system on a regular basis. Have a look at some of the reasons that you really should schedule preventive maintenance in the next couple of weeks.

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2 Ways You can Get the Most Out of Your Water Heater

Monday, February 13th, 2017

So, you’ve just had a brand new water heater installed, and you want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. After all, the more years you get out of your water heater, the better your return on investment. The average water heater will last around 10-15 years, but you can extend that by taking a couple of simple steps. These will help keep your water heater in good shape for as long as possible, so that you can get the most out of it.

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The Advantages of Installing an Automatic Shutoff Valve

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you ever needed to shut off all water in your home in a hurry? If so, you probably know where your water shutoff valve is. Every home has a water shutoff valve in it, meant to act as a stop-gap measure in case of a plumbing emergency. For the most part, this works quite well. There are only a couple of issue with it. Issues that can be easily dealt with by installing an automatic shutoff valve.

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How the Anode Rod Keeps Your Water Heater from Rusting

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Any metallic system that deals with water on a regular basis will eventually start to rust. It is inevitable. How, then, do water heaters manage to last so long without rusting out, despite being in contact with water almost constantly? The answer is a small part called the anode rod. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and why you should have yours checked at least once a year.

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Is It Worth Upgrading to a High Efficiency Air Conditioning System This Year?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

There are certain telltale signs that it’s time to consider replacing your air conditioning system. For example, if the system is over 10 years old, it’s likely very near the end of its lifecycle. If you plan on replacing your AC this year, you may be wondering if upgrading to a high efficiency system is worth it. We’ve highlighted the benefits of doing so below.

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What to do During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A plumbing emergency is pretty much any plumbing problem that can cause massive damage if not dealt with as soon as possible. Unfortunately, since plumbing problems tend not to wait until business hours to occur, you may find yourself having to deal with a plumbing emergency on your own until a professional is available. If you have a plumbing emergency occur in your home, don’t panic! Take the following steps to mitigate the damage as much as possible.

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Common Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter is the time of year that is most stressful for furnaces. Wear and tear is increased, and the chances of a serious problem occurring go up significantly. Even if you’ve had your furnace professionally checked recently, you should remain vigilant for any problems that may crop up. Let’s take a look at some of the more common furnace problems that you may run into this winter.

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