The Problem With Slab Leaks

February 5th, 2016 by Bill Chronister

Leaks of any kind are bad news when it comes to your plumbing. They often go unnoticed for a long period of time, until they cause extensive water damage that marks their presence. That is, unless there’s a large rupture, which is more noticeable but causes just as much damage in a much shorter period of time. Slab leaks, however, are quite possibly the worst kind of leaks you can deal with in your home. Read on to find out more about slab leaks, and how to deal with them. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install an Air Filtration System This Winter

February 1st, 2016 by Bill Chronister

When it comes to indoor comfort during the winter, most people tend to focus on getting their heating systems in order. While this is certainly a good idea, it’s not the only thing that you should be doing. Indoor air quality is also a concern in winter. While indoor air quality is technically something that should always be a concern, it’s exacerbated by certain conditions and behaviors during this season. Read on to find out why indoor air quality tends to decrease in winter, and how an air filtration system can help it improve. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Ductless Heating

January 25th, 2016 by Bill Chronister

Winter is here, and for some of us that means finding a new home heating system. While it can be tempting to just get another heating system just like the one you had, you may be able to find a system that fits your needs much better. Ductless heating, for example, has quite a few advantages to offer. Let’s take a closer look at ductless heating systems, and the benefits that you can garner from installing one. Continue Reading

When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

January 18th, 2016 by Bill Chronister

The drain systems in your home serve a valuable role. Without them to serve as the connection point between your plumbing and sewer systems, you would have quite a difficult time disposing of wastewater. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you keep your drains clean and in working order. Keep an eye out for the following signs that your drains are in need of cleaning. Continue Reading

When to Replace Your Boiler

January 11th, 2016 by Bill Chronister

Boilers can last a pretty long time, even when compared to other heating systems. This is mainly because boilers have fewer moving parts, which means that they have fewer ways to develop problems. They aren’t invincible, though. Eventually, your boiler will get so old and worn out that you need to replace it. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your boiler is reaching the end if its life, so that you can replace it before it breaks down completely. Read on for more information about when to replace your boiler. Continue Reading

What to do if There’s Ice On Your Heat Pump

January 4th, 2016 by Bill Chronister

Natural ice isn’t all that common in Orange County, even on the coldest of days. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, though, you may notice ice forming on the coil of your heat pump. If so, don’t panic. It isn’t necessarily a problem to have heat pump ice, and is even expected under certain circumstances. However, ice can quickly become a problem under the wrong circumstances. Let’s take a look at why ice forms on heat pumps, and when you need to call for repairs. Continue Reading

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Water Line

December 28th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Water lines are meant to last up to a century under the right circumstances. That means that for a number of people, replacing the water line will never be an issue. Sooner or later, though, every water line will need to be replaced. You can tell if your water line might need replacing by watching for a number of signs. The sooner you recognize the signs, the sooner you can have the line replaced before more serious problems are caused. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now. Continue Reading

Boiler Problems to be Aware of This Winter

December 21st, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Boiler systems have a ton of advantages when it comes to heating, which is why they’ve been used for so many decades. Just like any other system, though, they can still run into problems. If you’re using a boiler to keep warm this winter, you’ll want to keep an eye out for certain problems that can crop up. The sooner you can get these boiler problems repaired, the more damage you can prevent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the issues that can affect your boiler system. Continue Reading

Extend the Life of Your Water Heater with These Tips

December 14th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Water heaters are built to last a fairly long time, considering how much of an investment they are. No one wants to replace their water heater every couple of years. However, if you want to make sure that your water heater lasts as long as possible, you’re going to need to do more than trust to chance. Read on for a list of procedures and precautions you can take to ensure that your water heater lasts as long as possible. Continue Reading

Furnace Sounds That Indicate a Problem

December 7th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Furnaces make all sorts of sounds during operation. If you’ve had yours for any appreciable length of time, though, you probably know which sounds are normal and which are not. If you start noticing any unusual noises coming from your furnace, you should call for repairs right away. The sooner you can have your furnace repaired, the more damage to the system you can prevent. Read on for more information on specific sounds, and the problems they indicate. Continue Reading