December 4th, 2017
Have you ever turned on your furnace for the first time of the season, and smelled something burning? A lot of people do, and they think that something is actually wrong with their furnace. Not to worry, though. That’s typically nothing to worry about. Most of the time, that’s actually the smell of the dust particles that have built up in the furnace over the year burning away as the system starts up. After a few hours of operation, that smell should go away. However, there are plenty of other symptoms of furnace issues that you absolutely should take seriously. Read on to find out more about these signs.
November 20th, 2017
We’re finally moving into heating season, which means you’ll be switching your heat pump over to heating mode soon. Before you start relying on your heat pump too often to keep your home warm, though, there are some steps you should take to make sure it is ready for the added demand. One of the best things you can do to make sure your heat pump is ready for the winter is to schedule professional maintenance. That applies even if you have already had maintenance done in the last six months. Read on to find out more about why you should schedule heat pump maintenance this fall.
November 6th, 2017
Plumbing problems are some of the most difficult to detect, which makes maintaining your plumbing system quite difficult at times. By the time that you realize that your plumbing system is experiencing some kind of problem, it may be too late to prevent much of the damage caused by whatever the issue is. The best way to catch problems quickly enough to resolve them before they do any damage is to schedule preventive maintenance. However, if you know what to look for you can still identify some issues before they cause too much damage. Read on to find out some of the ways that you can identify issues with your plumbing system without professional training or equipment.
October 23rd, 2017
The kitchen is the area in your home with the highest concentration of plumbing appliances, excepting maybe your bathroom. Those plumbing appliances all experience wear and tear over time, which means you need to take steps to counteract it if you want to get the best return on investment on your system. There are a couple of different things that you can do to make sure that your kitchen plumbing system stays in good condition for as long as possible. Let’s go over those steps in detail below.
October 9th, 2017
The average homeowner uses the sinks in their home many times a day. We wash our hands after using the bathroom, after taking out the trash, before and after cooking, etc. You probably take your sinks for granted at least some of the time, but you’d surely miss them if they started to malfunction. There are a number of issues that can affect a home’s sinks, some trivial and some not.
It’s important that you be aware of these problems, and their symptoms. The faster you can identify that your sink is having some sort of issue, the faster you can get it professionally repaired and the better off you’ll be. Let’s have a look at some of the issues that can afflict your sink, and when you should call a professional.
September 25th, 2017
We’re finally starting to get out of the hottest part of the summer, but we still have at least a couple of weeks left where you’re probably going to be using your air conditioner on a regular basis. That means that you still need to keep an eye on your system, in case it starts to exhibit issues. One of the most obvious warning signs that your air conditioner is having problems is falling output. Have a look at some of the reasons why your air conditioner output might be lower than it should be.
September 11th, 2017
Air conditioning problems are more likely to occur during the summer, when strain on the system is highest. It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for warning signs that your air conditioner is in trouble, so you can have it repaired before the problem gets any worse. One of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner is having some kind of issue is when it starts making odd noises during operation. Let’s go over some of the more common air conditioner noises that indicate a problem with the system.
August 28th, 2017
There are a number of pipes that run under your property to your home, where they connect to the rest of the plumbing system. Of these pipes, the two most important are your water and sewer lines. Without these, your plumbing system would not be able to function. If you use natural gas in your home, the gas line is another pipe that falls into this category. All of these pipes present a rather unique problem. They’re important to the operation of your home, but they’re quite difficult to get to under normal circumstances. This means if they break and need replacement, they can cause major headaches for everyone involved. Fortunately, there is an easy way to replace damaged water, sewer, and gas pipes. Let’s take a look at the advantages of trenchless pipe replacement.
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.