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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Prevent Common Winter Plumbing And Water Heater Problems

The winter season is for spending time with family and friends while staying toasty warm indoors. However, the increased amount of time spent indoors during the winter can have a big impact on water heaters and plumbing. The following are some of the most common types of plumbing and water heater problems you’re likely to experience during the winter season and how you can fix them. Food Particles And Grease Winter is a time of being together (and staying warm together). Holiday celebrations, family get-togethers, and reunions with old friends can mean a lot of work in the kitchen. This may not seem like a problem. After all, your kitchen […]

How To Protect Your Water Heater From Limescale Buildup

The main enemies for many heating and cooling systems are dust, debris, and lack of proper maintenance. However, in the case of water heaters, the number one foe is hard water. Hard water is water that is high in mineral content, especially calcium and magnesium. Water becomes hard water after rain, which is typically mineral-free, is absorbed into the ground and merges with other bodies of water that are then used for drinking water. When hard water runs through water heaters, it can cause mineral buildup. This buildup is called limescale. How to protect your water heater from limescale The average tankless water heater has a life expectancy of up […]

How To Stay Safe Against Carbon Monoxide Leaks This Winter

Carbon monoxide leaks are rare, but the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning among homeowners and pets increases during the home heating season. This is because carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, which can go undetected without the use of special alarm detectors. Carbon monoxide is produced when any type of fuel gas is burned. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to make a maintenance call to a furnace repair service before turning on your heating system for the cooler season. Unseen cracks in the system, especially an older system, may result in leaks you’d be unaware of if not for detectors. Ensure you have carbon […]

Plumbing Hazards You Should Fix Before Summer’s End

No one likes having to deal with plumbing problems when they could be out having fun in the sun. However, what’s worse than trying to handle a plumbing repair during the summer is trying to handle it when the weather begins to chill and your leaky pipes become frozen, burstable pipes. By taking care of these plumbing hazards before summer ends, you can guarantee the scariest thing you experience this fall is your Halloween decor and not your plumbing: Problems with water heaters Cool showers may feel great during the summer months when your HVAC system isn’t quite enough for your polar bear preferences. But you may not feel that way when the leaves […]

Neglecting Your Home’s Furnace Could Lead to Some Costly and Serious Issues

Neglecting your home’s heating and cooling systems can not only lead to an uncomfortable few weeks, but you’ll also be forced to spend a significant amount more on repair costs or replacement expenses if too much damage has occurred. Be sure to schedule the appropriate HVAC services every few weeks to ensure that all your home’s appliances are working properly. Furnace repair and maintenance, for example, is especially important inside a home because of both its practical use and its dangers if any problems are going on. Some HVAC professionals state that up to 75% of no-heat calls during the winter months are related to a lack of maintenance. Neglected […]

Why Spring HVAC Inspections Should Never Be Ignored

Heating and cooling accounts for almost 50% of energy usage in an average U.S. home, making it the single largest expense for most homeowners. That being said, it can be an even bigger expense to have emergency repairs done on your heating system. If you want to avoid those emergency repairs, spring HVAC systems inspections are essential. Whether you’ve only used your heat a few times or you’ve had it on all winter, here are a few good reasons to have a spring inspection performed. Preventative is Always Better Preventative maintenance is not only more cost effective than emergency repairs, it’s more effective in general. When the first signs of […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Having access to heated water on tap is one of the greatest conveniences of modern living. However, we often take our hot water heaters for granted and may neglect to realize when they need to be repaired or replaced. Have you had your hot water heater checked recently? Here are four reasons why you might want to do so as soon as possible: Your water heater is old Experts say that the lifespan of a water heater is between eight and 12 years. After your water heater celebrates its 10th birthday, you should at least have it inspected. It’s highly likely that you could use a new one at that […]