Now Is the Ideal Time for Heating Maintenance

October 5th, 2015

Fall is upon us, and that means heating season is just about to start. Most people tend to view fall as a transitional season, however. A time when maybe you put on an extra layer of clothing, but don’t turn on the heater until winter really sets in. You should always do whatever is most comfortable for your home, of course. Even if you don’t start using your heater until later on in the year, though, you should get it checked much sooner. As soon as possible, in fact. Let’s take a look at why now is the best time for heating maintenance. Continue Reading

What Causes Your Air Conditioner to Short Cycle

September 28th, 2015

Air conditioning season is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that your air conditioner is out of the woods just yet. Until you shut the system down for the year, you’re going to have to keep an eye out for problems. One of the worst problems that can afflict your air conditioner is short cycling. Short cycling is when your system turns itself on and off every few minutes. It puts the air conditioner under a great deal more stress than it was originally designed to handle, increasing the chances of a serious problem such as a breakdown. Read on to find out why short cycling happens, and what you can do about it. Continue Reading

How Often Should I Schedule Tankless Water Heater Maintenance?

September 21st, 2015

Tankless water heaters are great systems, but they are not invincible. At some point, your tankless water heater is going to develop issues that will require repairs. You can’t prevent these issues from ever happening, but you absolutely can take steps to ensure that they happen as little as possible. Read on to find out more about how often you should have your tankless water heater professionally checked. Continue Reading

Getting Your Heater Ready for Winter

September 14th, 2015

Summer is drawing to a close, and winter is on the horizon. While the fall season is typically milder in terms of weather, that doesn’t mean that you get to sit back and neglect your climate control systems. While your air conditioner is winding down its most stressful part of the year, you need to be getting your heating system ready to cope with the demands of winter. Let’s take a look at how you can make sure that your heater is up to the task of keeping you warm. Continue Reading

How to Solve Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

September 9th, 2015

Hot and cold spots are a common problem in homes across the country, and they can be incredibly uncomfortable. It’s never fun to walk into a room and find it ten degrees off from the rest of the house, or to have the lower part of your body be freezing while your top half is stifling. Fortunately, there are a number of different options for treating these hot and cold spots in your home. Read on for more information. Continue Reading

Signs That Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Replacing

August 31st, 2015

Tankless water heaters have a lot to recommend them. They are energy efficient, space efficient, and can last a good long time with proper care and maintenance. However, they are not perfect systems. You’re going to need to replace your tankless water heater system sooner or later, no matter how well you take care of it. Since you probably don’t want to find out that your water heater is failing in the middle of a shower, you should keep an eye out for the signs that your system is nearing the end of its life. That way, you can replace it before it fails completely. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now. Continue Reading

Common Air Conditioner Maintenance Steps

August 24th, 2015

Regular air conditioning maintenance is a very important part of keeping your system in the best possible condition. While we often write about how air conditioner maintenance is vital to the healthy operation of the system, we haven’t gone into much detail about what actually happens during an air conditioning maintenance appointment. There are a great many steps involved with air conditioner maintenance, far too many to cover in detail here. However, we can go over a few of the more important air conditioning maintenance services. Let’s take a look at some of them now. Continue Reading

Common Water Heater Maintenance Procedures

August 17th, 2015

Water heaters are placed under an extreme amount of stress from the time they are installed onward. Most water heaters never turn off, instead keeping a constant supply of hot water at the ready 24/7, in case you need to use it. This makes annual professional maintenance more important for water heaters than almost any other system. In order for you to understand just how important water heater maintenance is, you should have an understanding of the various procedures that are conducted during an appointment. Read on for an explanation of some of the most common, and important, parts of a water heater maintenance appointment. Continue Reading

The Advantages of Installing a Tankless Water Heater

August 10th, 2015

Up until a few years ago, the only option for water heater types was the storage water heater. These are water heaters that have large storage tanks, in which they keep a constant supply of hot water. Every time you demand hot water, it flows out of the tank and cold water flows in to replace it. While these water heaters are certainly effective, they have a number of disadvantages associated with their use. Fortunately, you now have an alternative in the form of tankless water heaters. Let’s take a look at what a tankless water heater is, and the advantages of using one. Continue Reading

Air Purifiers: What’s the Big Deal?

August 3rd, 2015

You may have heard mention of air purifiers, filters, or indoor air quality in general. Though there is a lot of information out there on the importance of indoor air quality, all too many homeowners are unaware of the impact that it can have on their health. If you don’t take proper care of your indoor air quality, you can run into some serious issues down the road. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things that can negatively affect your indoor air quality, and how to fix them. Continue Reading