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These Sounds Mean Trouble for Your AC

Monday, May 10th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenSpring is going to come to a close, and soon enough we’ll be using our air conditioners on a daily basis. When that time comes, your AC system will be put under a lot of stress and accumulate wear and tear quickly.

Of course, the best way to fend off wear and tear for as long as possible is with routine AC maintenance. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it within your air conditioner. This helps the system work as efficiently and effectively as it should, for as long as it should.

Maintenance is key to keeping your cooling system in good shape, but repair needs can also crop up between maintenance visits, and for that reason it’s good to know the signs that something is amiss. One of the biggest signs of an AC problem is that it’s making strange or unfamiliar noises. What noises are we talking about, exactly? Read on to find out.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger a Big Deal?

Friday, January 1st, 2021

three-natural-gas-burners-with-blue-flameGas-powered furnaces are not inherently dangerous appliances. That’s something we want to clear up before we go any further. This post is not meant to incite panic—but it is meant to show you the importance that taking care of your furnace has on home safety.

Like any powerful appliance, or any appliance that creates combustion gas, a furnace does have the potential to create health issues if it’s not properly cared for, or if symptoms of malfunctions are ignored. This is particularly true with a gas furnace.

What’s the most common cause for gas furnace hazards? Cracked heat exchangers!

This is most likely to occur in an aging furnace (a heating system 15+ years old). That doesn’t mean you automatically won’t have this problem if you have a newer system, but it’s something to keep in mind. But if your gas furnace is over a decade old, it’s definitely time to assess its potential risks, including a cracked heat exchanger. Read on to learn more about why this is such a big deal.

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The Holidays + Your Plumbing = Disaster?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

two-small-children-flushing-items-down-toiletThat’s a scary looking equation, right? Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be your reality.

Look, the holidays are going to be different this year. Whether you are enjoying festivities with just your immediate family or having folks that are part of your “quaranbubble” over for small holiday parties, there are some factors to consider you might not think about. With everything going on this year and everything that’s probably on your mind, your plumbing system is likely low on the list of priorities.

That’s why we’re making it our job to bring it to the forefront of your mind. If you haven’t had plumbing maintenance done in a while, it might be a good idea to give us a call! But we’d also like to share some tips with you on how to make this a hassle-free holiday season—at least, when it comes to your pipes.

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It’s Time: Make That End-of-Season AC Repair Call Now!

Monday, September 17th, 2018

male technician working on outside AC unitIf you had maintenance done before the summer season began, we hope you can confidently say that you don’t have any end-of-season AC repair needs now. But if you did not have maintenance done, or if you didn’t follow up with repair needs after that tune-up, then you might certainly have some repair issues you should watch out for as you prepare to turn off your cooling system for the fall and winter seasons.

There are some repair needs in particular that our HVAC professionals see more than others. Again, this is especially true if you skipped your annual maintenance appointment and as we near the end of summer—your air conditioner has been put under a lot of stress for the last few months!

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What to Do When You Suspect a Water Leak

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.Without the right tools, and without the right professionals to use those tools, detecting a problem with your plumbing system can be a bit of a challenge. This is partially because most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and the issues that normally affect it are subtle to start with.

This is a big part of the reason we suggest scheduling preventive maintenance as part of your Gainesville, VA plumbing services at least once a year. If you do suspect you have a water leak, the first thing you should do is call in a professional. We’ll be able to conduct leak detection services to determine the cause of the leak and to figure out how to best repair it.

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When Is a Plumbing Problem an Emergency?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

female homeowner with rubber gloves inspecting under sink plumbingWhen a plumbing problem occurs, especially if it’s late at night or during the weekend, your first reaction is likely that you’ll need to call for emergency repairs. Sometimes, this does prove necessary. However, in other cases, the issue can actually wait, and therefore you can avoid paying more than you might have had to otherwise.

When assessing the situation with your plumbing in Gainesville, VA and determining if it is, in fact, an emergency, consider this:

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Signs of a Struggling Air Conditioner

Monday, August 7th, 2017

technician with tools and tool bag inspecting the outside unit of an air conditionerWe have one of those climates in which we get to enjoy relatively mild winters, and long, hot summers. Since we still have a couple months left of warmer temperatures—with recent weeks being some of the hottest—the condition of your cooling system is very important.

We’d imagine you’re running your AC system on a consistent basis. If you had your air conditioner tuned-up within the last year, and your technicians didn’t raise any cause for concern, then you’ll likely be able to get through the rest of summer without the need for air conditioning repair in Gainesville. If, however, you skipped maintenance this summer, then you may very well run into cooling system trouble, since this is the time of the year that the most stress is put on it.

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