Is It Possible You Need Repiping?

April 18th, 2022

copper-pipesYou’ve likely heard of repiping before, even if you heard it referred to as “pipe replacement.” This service is essentially the process of removing faulty plumbing from your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In most cases, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you just need one small pipe replaced. It’s quite possible that we’ll have to replace a long length of plumbing so your whole home can benefit–you may even discover you’d benefit from whole-house repiping, depending on the age of your home and the state of your plumbing system.

Properly repiping a home to avoid future plumbing problems requires necessary preparation and education, plus an awareness of the warning signs that it may be a bigger job than initially expected. This is why it’s so important to call in a pro when you need this service. But, how do you know when you actually do need repiping service in your home? Read on as we uncover many of the common signs that your home is due for repiping.

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Have You Considered a Ductless Mini-Split As Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

April 4th, 2022

ductless-air-handler-in-modern-homeAs the cooler temperatures give way to spring, you may be considering a new air conditioning installation to make sure that your family is as comfortable as possible this year. We applaud you for looking into this purchase this early in the year!

Our question is, have you ever considered the installation of a ductless mini-split? Also called simply a ductless system, ductless air conditioner, or ductless heater, these systems don’t require any ductwork, and have a number of benefits–with the main advantage being how efficient they are.

Read on as we dive into what a ductless system is and how you might benefit from this particular HVAC installation.

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Water Heater Installation: 4 Reasons You Might Want to Go Tankless

March 21st, 2022

tankless-water-heaterWhen you hear the term “water heater,” your mind probably envisions a large tank full of water that’s hooked up to multiple pipes and water lines, right? Well, what if you took away the tank? Would it still be a water heater?

Yes! The fact is, you don’t actually need to have a storage tank full of water to get hot water in your home, thanks to the introduction of tankless systems.

A tankless water heater is pretty much just what it sounds like–it’s a water heater that doesn’t require the use of a tank holding multiple gallons of water. This is a great piece of technology with a number of benefits. If you’re seeking a new, energy-efficient option for your water heating needs, then this may be just the system for you!

That said, they’re not right for every home, but we invite you to learn about some of their key features to figure out if it’s right for your situation. Read on as we uncover 4 reasons you might consider going tankless.

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What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Maintenance

March 7th, 2022

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleIf you’ve been following our blog for a bit, then you’ve probably seen us mention maintenance before. This is because air conditioning and heating maintenance are so vital to the health and efficiency of your home comfort systems. But it’s also important to know that not all HVAC systems are created equal, and therefore may have different maintenance needs.

For instance, if you have been using a heat pump to stay warm this winter and are using this same system to cool off this spring and summer, then you need to schedule maintenance again. While more traditional central air conditioners and central furnaces only need professional maintenance once a year, a heat pump needs this service twice a year. Read on to learn why!

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What to Check Before Calling a Professional Electrician

February 21st, 2022

woman-calling-on-landlineElectrical problems are no small thing. It’s never a wise choice to ignore signs that you may have an issue with any part of your electrical system. However, sometimes things aren’t quite the emergency you might think they are. If you suspect you may have a problem with your electric system, we’ll absolutely be there if you need us. But we like you to check a few things first… read on!

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Heed These Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

February 7th, 2022

Perhaps the biggest problem with a plumbing leak is that it tends to be able to hide itself really well. Often happening behind drywall, and sometimes even under the slab, or foundation, of your house, leaks can be relatively undetectable. Some plumbing issues, like a clogged drain or drippy faucet, are pretty apparent, and you wouldn’t necessarily need to know any signs since you can see the problem yourself.

However, for your hidden pipes, an issue can crop up and go largely unnoticed for a long time, and do significant damage in the meantime, if you aren’t attentive to your plumbing system. As we mentioned, plumbing issues can be hard to detect! Read on to learn what the signs are that you may be facing a leak.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heater?

January 24th, 2022

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleWinter is progressing right along, and by now you probably know how well–or how poorly–your heating system is operating. Even if you haven’t been hanging out by your thermostat taking specific notes on the ins and outs of your system, we bet you’ve noticed if the system is making a strange noise, or if the air coming out of the vents isn’t as warm as it should be.

Maybe you’ve noticed that your energy bills have spiked compared to last year’s bills, or that you simply don’t feel warm as you think you should.

While professional repair needs should be expected every couple of years, there will eventually come a time that you’ll need a heating system replacement. Read on as we uncover some signs that it’s time for you to upgrade your heater!

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Signs That Your Plumbing Could Use an Upgrade

January 10th, 2022

pipesOne of the most common questions that our plumbers get is “what is repiping?” This is the process of stripping down all the faulty plumbing that you have in your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In many instances, you may need to have repiping done throughout the whole home due to older plumbing that will eventually start corroding and leaking, even if it hasn’t already.

Repiping isn’t a service you should try to attempt on your own. You’ll want a lot of preparations to be made, which is what our professional plumbers are here for! The good news is though, there are some signs that you can watch out for that indicate you could, indeed, use repiping. Read on to learn these signs, and then give us a call once you notice any of them.

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Busting Common Heating System Myths

December 27th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleWhen it comes to maintaining your heating system–whether you use a furnace or a heat pump–there are a few care tips that we’ll never stop talking about. Professional tune-ups, for example, are always recommended. For traditional furnaces, you should be getting professional maintenance done once a year, while for a year-round heat pump system that both cools and heats, maintenance should be done every 6 months since this type of equipment gets a lot more use.

Did you know, however, that there might be some heating system myths that are getting in the way of caring for your system, and in the way of your comfort? In addition to providing quality HVAC services all year long, we’re happy to help bust some common heating system myths so you can properly address any issues you might be having with your furnace or heat pump, and enjoy long-lasting equipment. Read on to learn more!

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Solar Power and Energy Efficiency: What You Should Know!

December 13th, 2021

solar-panels-on-roof-of-homeThe first thing homeowners tend to ask when presented with the opportunity to go solar in their home is, “is it worth it?” The short answer to this is, “yes, absolutely!” Sure, you’d probably expect us to say that, but allow us to elaborate!

With the number of advancements being made in solar energy technology throughout the last decade and beyond, right now it really is a great investment to go solar. Perhaps at this point, you’re thinking, “but it’s cloudy and grey for, like, half the year!” First off, that’s not entirely accurate and secondly, there are systems in place for this, including a battery backup for your solar system.

Additionally, homeowners qualify for a number of incentives by going solar, both federally and locally. So, if you’ve been considering getting solar panels installed to save money on your electricity needs, now is a perfect time! Read on to learn more.

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