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Prep Your Furnace And Winterize Your Home With These Precautionary Tips

Prep Your Furnace And Winterize Your Home With These Precautionary Tips

Autumn is officially here and temperatures are beginning to drop. Soon you’ll need more than a sweater to keep you warm and you’ll have to fire up your furnace. If you haven’t already tuned up your furnace for the colder season, you won’t have to worry about any heating problems once the weather gets chillier. But if you haven’t tuned up your furnace since spring, you might need to make some heating preparations before winter comes. Another one bites the dust Your furnace will have collected dust between the spring and summer months. And, if you’ve had your air conditioner shut off these last couple of weeks, odds are you’ve […]

Fall Is Nearly Here! Have These 3 Appliances Had Maintenance Yet?

Fall Is Nearly Here! Have These 3 Appliances Had Maintenance Yet?

Fall is just around the corner and winter is on its tail. That means it’s time to start thinking about seasonal maintenance around your home. Spring and fall are the top recommended seasons in which to have maintenance performed on your home’s appliances to keep disasters from happening during the more extreme weather. But which appliances around your home need maintenance this season? 3 Home Appliances To Pay Attention To This Fall Every appliance needs maintenance at some point to make sure it’s in proper working condition year-round. But there are three home appliances, in particular, that need your special attention this fall. That said, here are three home appliances […]

It’s Never Too Early To Tune-Up Your Furnace For Heating Season

It’s Never Too Early To Tune-Up Your Furnace For Heating Season

With summer temperatures crawling on, your furnace may be the last thing on your mind right now. But August is considered one of the best times of the year to schedule your annual furnace tune-up. When you procrastinate on tuning up your furnace, you could end up firing up your heating without priming it first once the weather finally cools down. This can take a toll on your energy bills and the life of your furnace itself.   4 Reasons To Give Your Furnace An Early Tune-Up Heating and cooling account for up to 50% of the energy used in the average American home. It’s important to give your furnace […]

Is Your Ductwork Insulation Causing Moisture In Your Home?

Is Your Ductwork Insulation Causing Moisture In Your Home?

Your home is designed to help keep unwanted moisture out to prevent mold. Yet, in some cases, moisture may actually be coming from inside your home. Moisture can build up in your home’s ductwork and vents. This problem can cause just as much damage to your home as a leaking roof. But how does moisture get into your home’s ducts in the first place? And what can you do to keep it from happening? What causes ductwork condensation? Condensation can form inside your HVAC ductwork when the cold air from your ducts comes into contact with the humid air outside. If this problem isn’t taken care of, the condensation inside […]

What You Didn’t Know About Thermostats (But Now You Do)

With the wild weather changes prone in the Virginia area, knowing the ins and outs of your thermostat is a necessity. Thermostats might send your head spinning, but there are some tips and tricks to learn before you catch yourself typing: “HVAC Services Harrisonburg.”      Location, location, location Your thermostat’s location plays a huge part in the temperature of your home. If your thermostat is located by a door or window that is regularly opened, the draft can give your thermostat wild temperature readings. With the common temperature fluctuations, your HVAC system will turn on and off when it doesn’t need to. Try to locate your thermostat in a […]

When It’s Too Good To Be True: Avoid HVAC Service Scams This Summer

When It’s Too Good To Be True: Avoid HVAC Service Scams This Summer

Many homeowners who live in areas with severe weather may be aware of roofing repair scams that take advantage of the destruction high winds and heavy rain may cause. However, it isn’t only roofing repair scams homeowners need to be concerned about as summer approaches. Severe thunderstorms can sometimes impact outside HVAC systems. Passing scam artists may try to take advantage of these damages by performing substandard repairs and skipping town. To avoid becoming the victim of an HVAC service scam, it’s critical that homeowners use the services of a trusted HVAC contractor. How does severe weather impact outdoor HVAC systems? In many American homes, the essential part of an […]

What Do I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking From The Bottom?

A water leak may mean a minor problem with your plumbing system, but it can be a serious issue when the leak is coming from your water heater. One of the most common places to find a water heater leak is around the bottom of the heater. However, a leak from this area is also one of the biggest causes for concern. But what could be causing a water heater leak from this area? Consider the following tips to help you resolve this problem with your heater. Locate where the leak is coming from The bottom of your water heater isn’t really a specific location when it comes to identifying […]

How to Maintain Your Water Heater in 2 Simple Steps

Owning a home comes with an assortment of burdens and tasks, as well as costs. There are so many different aspects that need constant upkeep or repair that it can sometimes feel like you’re drowning in repair bills. Finding the best ways to maximize your home’s efficiency while minimizing costs and maintenance is the ultimate goal for any homeowner. One of the many costly tasks associated with maintaining a home can be your water heater. Improper care or neglect can lead to decreased efficiency on top of increased costs and headaches. The best way to make sure your water heater is the last thing on you need to worry about […]

Boiler Versus Water Heater: What’s the Difference?

With so many different facets of the heating and cooling industry, it can be difficult to keep all of the various terminology straight. If you’ve had any HVAC services for your commercial or residential property then you’ve probably heard them use certain terms and phrases that might seem interchangeable even though they aren’t. One of the biggest misconceptions about the HVAC industry is that a boiler and a water heater refer to the same piece of equipment. They are actually two separate things but have similarities that confuse many people outside of the industry. Water Heaters Water heaters refer to the piece of equipment, usually located in your basement or […]

3 Common Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Garbage Disposal

Indoor plumbing dates as far back as 2500 BCE and, unfortunately, so do plumbing problems. Garbage disposals, in particular, are meant to keep your pipes clean of food particles that could cause blockages. However, when your garbage disposal is nearing the end of its life it can impact not just the way you clean but also your plumbing. Appliances like garbage disposals aren’t meant to last forever, and it can be difficult to determine when it’s time for a repair and when it’s time for a replacement. That being said, here are a few indicators that it may be time to call your local plumbing services for a new garbage […]

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