Water heaters are useful to have, but if you have ever dealt with a build-up of mineral deposits in your water system, you will know that its maintenance can be hard work. Here are a few reasons why maintaining your water heater is very important!
If you’re like many of the homeowners throughout the areas we serve, you are using a gas-powered furnace to heat your home and keep your family warm. A furnace is a fantastic choice–it’s powerful and cost-effective. Today’s furnaces have a much higher minimum efficiency rating than even just 10 years ago, with the highest AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating for a gas furnace being 98%!
Trust us when we say that a gas furnace is a very efficient and effective heater. But you also want to rely on safety, right? And gas furnaces aren’t inherently unsafe, but if you don’t maintain yours properly, it can become dangerous.
Though more common in aging furnaces (10-15 years old), the most common culprit of “danger” in a gas furnace is a damaged heat exchanger. That said, even if you don’t have a heat exchanger problem, it’s probably a good idea to start looking at replacement options if your furnace has reached this age–it will start to suffer from other wear and tear.
In the meantime, no matter how old your furnace is, you should know what’s so important about the heat exchanger, and why a damaged one is bad news. Read on!
Saving money doesn’t always seem so easy, right? Especially when temperatures drop and you have to use your furnace daily in order to keep yourself and your family comfortable. The fact of the matter is, HVAC systems use up about half of all your home’s energy use. This doesn’t mean, however, that things are hopeless. There are absolutely ways to use your furnace more efficiently than you are now, and by doing so you can help reduce your energy bills.
Read on as we cover how to improve heating efficiency with a few easy-to-follow tips. Some of these cost you nothing at all!
Also referred to as the circuit breaker panel, your home’s electrical panel is tasked with controlling your entire electrical system. Incoming electricity is routed to the different circuits needed for the various appliances and electrical equipment, including lighting, and the circuit breakers are designed to shut off circuits if there’s a voltage overload.
If your electrical panel is aging, or even worse if you’re still using a fuse box, then there’s a good chance you’re overdue for an upgraded electrical panel. Most panels can last from 25-40 years before replacing, but this also depends on how much the electrical demand of your household has increased, and if you ever experience any problems with your electrical system.
Read on as we uncover situations that might indicate it’s time to call us for an upgrade.
Electricity is what has made modern living possible. We have access to “smart” devices to make living our lives more convenient than ever. We can remotely adjust our HVAC systems, turn our lighting on and off, lock the doors, etc. However, the use of electricity can come with hazards, if you don’t take the proper precautions. So, what are these precautions? Read on to find out!
If you have a tank water heater in your home, then you can probably understand why excessive water pressure would be a problem. While it’s extremely rare for a water heater to blow up, excessive water pressure can and does lead to corrosion and leaks that are fatal for the system, and also leave you with a headache of a mess and probably property damage to deal with too.
Nobody wants gallons of water seeping through their garage or living space because of a water heater that built up too much pressure. So, how do you avoid this? Well, the answer is simple–by scheduling routine water heater maintenance. This allows our professionals to check 1. a very important component called the anode rod and 2. if your water heater has a scaling problem.
Read on to learn more!
Have you ever thought about how well your car would operate if you routinely skipped vehicle maintenance? Chances are that you’re pretty good about getting your oil changed and your tires rotated. You likely get the air filters changed and wash your car too. This maintenance sets your car up for success, right?
Well, the same concept can apply to your heating system. Routine heating maintenance is a service that sets your home up for winter success! Read on to learn how.
Also referred to as the circuit breaker panel of your home, the electrical panel is designed to take in so much voltage, and assign it to the various electrical components and wires throughout your living space.
If you have a circuit breaker panel that is aging, or even worse if you have a fuse box, then you are not supplying power to your home as safety as you could be, and you are likely due for an electrical panel upgrade. Most electrical panels last anywhere from 25-40 years before needing replacing, but this largely depends too on how much the electrical demand has grown in your household in that time, and if you’ve ever experienced problems with your current electrical panel.
Keep reading as we uncover some signs that it is, indeed, time for you to upgrade your electrical panel.
While we may not get the harsh blizzard conditions that they do in other parts of the country, we do still have winter–and with that we also have below-freezing temperatures some nights! So when we’re asked if homeowners should be winterizing their air conditioners, the answer is, “probably!” Read on to learn what this means.
Chances are, you’re looking forward to weather cooling so you don’ thave to use your air conditioner as much. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about it altogether! Just because you won’t need it this fall and winter doesn’t mean you can neglect it for a while. Read on as we uncover some steps you can take towards preparing your AC system for winter, so you can rely on it working well for you next spring too.
Although we’ll still be dealing with warmer temperatures for a while, there is no denying that the official end of summer is just around the corner. Soon enough, it will be time for you to start thinking about your heating system. In fact, it’s not too early to schedule your next heating maintenance tune-up! In the meantime, you’ve likely been using your air conditioner pretty consistently over the last few months, and the last thing you need now is a sudden breakdown or a huge repair issue when you still need the system.
We have some good news! Most air conditioning repair needs show their symptoms way before they force the air conditioner to shut down. So if you notice anything now, give us a call! This way you know you’ll be able to rely on your system to get you through the rest of summer.
Remember, it’s never a good idea to attempt diagnosing or repairing a faulty air conditioner by yourself, especially since there are potentially dangerous components, like refrigerant. However, you can absolutely spot the signs that it’s time to call a pro, and reach out to our team when that time comes. Read on to learn about some of the symptoms that indicate an air conditioner is in disrepair.