August 14th, 2017
Ductless systems are becoming more popular in California, due to their energy efficiency and added control. However, before you start thinking that a ductless mini split is the perfect answer to every climate control problem, you should know that they are just as prone to issues as any other. If you are currently using a ductless mini split to cool your home this summer, keep an eye out for the following signs that the system is in some kind of trouble.
July 31st, 2017
If you have the misfortune of being without a reliable air conditioning system this summer, it’s time to have one installed. There are a great many options available on the market today when it comes to air conditioning. You should make sure to carefully examine each option before making a decision, so that you can get the best possible solution for your needs. Have a look at the ductless mini split, and the advantages that it can offer you if you install one this summer.
July 17th, 2017
Electric bills tend to skyrocket during the summer, when people rely on their air conditioners during most of the daylight hours. Now, for some people, high electric bills are a worthy trade for not having to deal with indoor temperatures in the 90’s. However, you can both cut down on your electric bills and stay comfortable during the summer heat if you know what to do. Have a look at some of the ways that you can save money on your electric bill over the summer.
July 3rd, 2017
With the summer heat beating down on a daily basis, many of us are relying on our air conditioners to keep cool. Using your air conditioner for multiple hours a day is does more than just increase your monthly bills, though. It also increases the rate at which your system wears down. That added wear and tear makes it more likely for various problems with the system to occur. The last thing you want in the middle of a heat wave is for your air conditioner to break down. So, you should familiarize yourself with the common warning signs that your AC is in need of repairs.
June 19th, 2017
There are a lot of recommendations for getting your air conditioner ready for the sweltering summer heat. Most of them require professional equipment and expertise, which you should take advantage of whenever possible. Fortunately, though, you don’t need to wait for a professional to take some steps to take care of your air conditioner. One simple thing you can do to prepare your air conditioner for the summer season is replace your air filter. Let’s have a look at why it’s so important to replace your air filter, and how you can do it.
June 5th, 2017
It can be tough trying to keep your plumbing system in good condition, for a number of reasons. Plumbing systems are pretty sturdy, but they’re also mostly hidden from view. When a problem crops up in a plumbing system, most homeowners won’t notice it until it’s caused widespread damage. Because plumbing systems rarely demand a lot of attention, most homeowners don’t remember to schedule preventive maintenance for them. This leads to a lot more issues, and shortens the effective lifespan of many plumbing appliances. If you want to keep your plumbing system in good shape for as long as possible, follow our tips below.
May 22nd, 2017
When most of us have a drain clog, we tend to reach for some kind of store bought drain cleaner. That can work, but it comes with quite a high cost. The highly caustic chemicals that can melt through the waste that commonly clog drains will also corrode the pipes themselves. If you want to have your drains cleaned, but don’t want to pay for it with negative side-effects, the best thing to do is to take advantage of professional services. There are two common methods used in professional drain cleaning services: drain snaking and hydro jetting.
May 8th, 2017
Despite the vital function that a water heater serves in the average home, most homeowners don’t pay enough attention to notice when it theirs needs professional services. This includes maintenance, repair, and especially replacement. Knowing when to install a new water heater in your home is important for both saving you money and ensuring that you don’t have an extended interruption in service. Keep an eye out for some of the signs that your system needs to be replaced.
April 24th, 2017
It’s been a while since we’ve had an earthquake of truly catastrophic proportions, though rest assured that’ll happen at some point. It doesn’t take a shaker strong enough to topple buildings to damage your home’s plumbing system, though. Even if the rest of your home is in fairly good condition after a moderate earthquake, it could suffer not-insignificant damage to its plumbing system.
April 10th, 2017
We’re finally, finally getting into some consistently warm weather after the downpours of the last few months. This means that now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for the coming summer season, before the days get even hotter. That might mean making sure that your air conditioner gets preventive maintenance within the next few weeks, or it might mean replacing the system entirely. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to replace your air conditioner this year, read on.