What Kind of Service Professional Do I Need for My Gas Lines?

April 25th, 2022
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If you are in need of any kind of service or repair for your gas lines, you will need to contact a professional. But what kind of service professional should you contact for gas line work? If you answered plumber, you’d be correct.

When you think of a plumber, you may think of someone who works with water pipes to fix sinks, toilets, and other water or sewage-related systems. But the reality is that a plumber is any professional who works on piping systems—and these piping systems include gas lines as well. While gas lines may not be what most people think of when they think of plumbers, a professional plumber is exactly who you need to contact for gas line work. 

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How to Keep Your Tankless Water Heater in Good Shape

April 11th, 2022
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Tankless water heaters are one of the most cost-effective solutions for delivering hot water into your home. They’re also efficient, compact, and use way less energy than tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters are an excellent investment—and if maintained properly, your tankless water heater can last up to 20 years!

A tankless water heater is undoubtedly an effective way to get hot water into your home. But in order to get the most out of your tankless water heater, you have to ensure that it stays in good shape. This is done through maintenance.

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“How Often Does My Ductless System Need Professional Maintenance?”

March 28th, 2022
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If you have the mindset that you’ll just schedule maintenance for your ductless system when it’s convenient, you might be actually doing your system, and your wallet, a disservice.

This is because ductless systems actually need professional maintenance twice a year to ensure they work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. Without routine professional maintenance, you can’t possibly expect your system to operate at its best, or last its expected 10–15 year lifespan (or more!).

Read on to learn more about the power of preventative maintenance and why it really is necessary every six months.

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What You Need to Know About Furnace Safety

March 14th, 2022
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We may be coming near the end of the heating season, but still, if you have a gas furnace in your home, then there is never a bad time to talk about furnace safety. Now, we don’t mean to scare you into thinking that gas furnaces are inherently dangerous systems. They are not! However, if they are not properly maintained, they can become potentially dangerous.

We’re going to go through a checklist below that you can use to give yourself and your household peace of mind this year and for the years to come. This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means, and you should always schedule annual maintenance with a trained and qualified professional. However, this can certainly help you achieve safe and efficient furnace use.

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The #1 Way to Prevent Heating Repair Needs

February 28th, 2022
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An effective heating system is what keeps your home comfortable and livable—especially in the colder months. Even in the warmer months, heat is sometimes needed to keep the house warm at night. Without a functioning heating system, your house could get uncomfortably chilly—no matter the time of year. 

You always want the sure that your furnace or heat pump can heat your home effectively and efficiently. Unfortunately, you may not even know if your heating system is on the fritz until it’s too late. If your heating system needs repairs, you may not be aware until your heat bills start rising or there’s a safety issue. So, what’s the number one way to prevent this from happening? Heating maintenance. 

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Factors to Consider in a Bathroom Remodel

February 14th, 2022
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With winter about halfway over, many homeowners are looking forward to spring and springtime projects. Among the most popular household projects are remodels, particularly in bathrooms. One thing we urge our customers to keep in mind, however, is that it’s often not a great idea to attempt a bathroom remodel on your own, without the help of a professional.

Trying a DIY bathroom remodel, when there is so much plumbing involved, could potentially damage the plumbing or even end in an installation gone wrong due to improper measurements and whatnot. What you need for the job is a qualified professional plumber, which is where our techs come in! We are happy to share with you some of the most important considerations to make when planning a bathroom remodel. Read on to learn more!

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Is My Water Heater About to Fail?

January 17th, 2022
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If you’ve found yourself asking the question posed in the title, chances are you’re a little stressed right now. Maybe your water heater is showing a symptom that you’ve never seen or heard before, and it has you concerned that your household is about to be without the water you use for bathing, showering, cooking, and cleaning.

The water heater is, after all, the unsung hero of any given home. It goes under a lot of strain, being used 24/7, 365 days a year. In fact, it’s one of those home comfort systems that’s easy to take for granted … until something goes wrong with it.

And that’s the thing: you can’t expect your water heater to work flawlessly throughout its entire lifespan. Eventually, your water heater will need repairs, and then hopefully even later down the line it will need to be replaced—no home comfort system lasts forever!

Read on to see if you recognize any of the following water heater symptoms, and learn what they mean for your water heater. Then give us a call if you discover that yes, in fact, your water heater is likely about to fail.

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How to Use Your Heater as Efficiently As Possible

January 3rd, 2022
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With the holidays behind us, it makes sense that many homeowners are looking to tighten up their purse strings a bit. Stretched budgets can make things like keeping your energy bills reasonable a high priority. Low utility bills will make a huge difference to you after a season of extra spending, after all.

We would like to help you stay as comfortable as possible, at a reasonable cost. This is why below we have provided some tips to help you get the most out of your heating system without astronomically high energy bills. If something else is going on that might be affecting your heating efficiency, like a repair need, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. In the meantime, read on for some energy-efficiency boosting tips!

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Heater to Make

December 20th, 2021
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I think we could all agree that it would be fantastic if someday there was an HVAC system available that could self-diagnose when it has problems and let us know by a simple text message what it is and how to fix it. While we can’t promise that won’t ever happen, for now, it’s not a reality, and it’s up to professionals like us and observant homeowners like you to catch problems.

So, how do you know if your furnace or other heating system has problems? Well, one of the key indicators is that it’s making strange noises. There are some sounds you’re always going to hear coming from your heating system. The whoosh of air coming through the vents, for example, and maybe even a slight, gentle rattle of the ductwork as temperatures fluctuate.

What you should be alert to, however, is any noise outside of the usual sounds you hear. We’re going to cover below what some of those sounds are, and what they might mean for your system. Read on!

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Heed These Signs You Need Professional Heating Repair

December 6th, 2021
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No homeowner should be sitting around worrying about their heating system breaking down at any moment. If this is you, we’re here to help! Of course, this is a lot less likely to be you if you have your heater maintained on a routine basis, and if you know the signs to watch for that indicate your system may need repairs.

But what if you don’t know the signs? Again, we’re here to help. We’ll share some of the most common signs of a heater in disrepair below.

First, we want to encourage you to schedule heating maintenance if you haven’t done so already this fall. This is the best way to fend off the worst of repair needs and/or a sudden and unexpected system breakdown. In fact, professional maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your system might ever need in its lifetime. Plus, maintenance can extend the life of your heater!

Now, onto those signs of disrepair. These are less likely to come as a surprise with maintenance, but there’s always a chance one of these symptoms can happen between tune-ups…

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