Taking Control of Spring Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

March 13th, 2017

virus-bacteria-cells-illnessSpring allergies are on the way, if they haven’t hit you already. At this time of year, you might try to spend as much time indoors as possible, in order to avoid any potential allergens. But as it turns out, your indoor air quality may do a lot to worsen your symptoms.

When you shut the doors and close the windows tightly, running your heating and AC equipment, particulate in the air simply gets a chance to recirculate, aggravating your preexisting symptoms. Take control of indoor allergies by dealing with the problem where you can. Follow these steps to improve your indoor air quality and help lessen the severity of your seasonal coughing and sneezing.

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Make Sure Your Sump Pump Runs This Spring

February 28th, 2017

flooded-home-waterSpring is a time for sump pumps. Winter ice thaws and leaves homes more vulnerable to flooding, as do the seasonal rains. A reliable sump pump should pump out water as quickly as it enters the home, but how can you tell if your sump pump is really working as it should?

Unfortunately, many people don’t find out that their sump pumps are not working until it’s too late. The basement is filled with water and they have to pay to pump it out…along with the cost of a new sump pump. It’s far more cost effective to test your sump pump and find out if it’s working properly long before this becomes an issue. Learn the steps in the guide below, and contact our plumbers for more information.

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Finally—Get Your Indoor Air Quality Under Control

February 13th, 2017

sneeze-indoor-air-qualitySeasonal allergies are a bother. It may seem like every time you step outdoors, you start sneezing and coughing, and it can be tough to get under control. But what’s even worse is when these allergies follow you indoors.

Poor indoor air quality is a major problem across the US, especially in climates where extreme temperatures force us to close up the house and blast the heating system (or AC in the summer). That keeps your heating and AC units running efficiently, but it also means that any contaminants floating around in the air in your home have a chance to recirculate.

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Could Professional Duct Cleaning Really Help Your Home?

January 30th, 2017

duct-cleaning-brushChanging the air filter in your heating and air conditioning systems is not enough to make the air clean. Many homeowners who notice problems with their indoor air quality need separate air filtration and air purification systems to control allergies and asthma. But in some homes, dirty ducts contribute to the problem, and an air filtration system cannot do much to help.

If this is true for your home, professional duct cleaning is the best path to travel. Not sure if it’s worth it? Read on to find out how professional duct cleaning may help you, and call our experts for more information.

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Important Heating System Safety Tips for the Winter

January 16th, 2017

Thankfully, today’s heating systems are as safe as they’ve ever been. There are building codes and gas and electric regulations in place to make sure a heater is installed properly. And advanced technology has brought us the integration of safety switches that stop a heater in case of emergency and keep our homes and families safer.

But, from time to time, we still hear a tragic story of a poisonous carbon monoxide leak originating from a heater, or a similar story that might make you feel worried. We’re here to offer our advice on how to stay safe while running your heating system in the winter. Call us to learn more.

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Save Up to $150 on a New Water Heater

January 9th, 2017

Are you ready to replace that older, run-down water heater? If your water heater is over 6 years old, it may be time to trade it out. Chances are high that it’s working inefficiently, for one thing. In addition, although today’s water heaters are quite safe, the chances of a problem become higher with each passing year. In some rare cases, old, poorly-maintained water heaters could even explode!

If you’ve got an older or broken-down water heater, we’ve got a deal for you. Through the end of January, we are offering a special. Get up to $150 off when you get a new water heater from us!

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How to Trade Up to a Tankless Water Heater

January 2nd, 2017

So you’ve always had a regular tank water heater, but you’re considering making a switch. There’s a lot of buzz out there about tankless water heaters, after all, and you know that this trade could save you some money in the long run.

But you may be unsure of how to go about switching up to a tankless water heater. Here is some advice from our plumbers, who are also happy to walk you through the entire process from start to finish when you call us for tankless water heater installation.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

December 27th, 2016

We know that nobody wants to replace a major home system unless it is really necessary. But we also know that nobody wants to be stuck without any hot water at all. What’s worse is that, when your water heater breaks, it could leave water leaking all over the floor!

Should you think about water heater replacement? Ask yourself these questions to find out.

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Prevent Heating and Plumbing Problems Over the Holiday Season

December 19th, 2016

We have been making homes comfortable since 1987, which means we’ve seen how the changing of the seasons can affect plumbing, heating, and AC systems. As the holidays approach, heating and plumbing systems can take a real beating. This is partially because temperatures keep dropping, but also because of family gatherings and more time spent in the home—or away from it.

Today, we’d like to spend some time helping you prevent plumbing and heating issues, so that you are not left frantically searching for the number of a plumber or technician available during your holiday dinner. Look through our tips and call our friendly team for more information.

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How Warm Should I Keep My Home?

December 12th, 2016

Of course, you want to be comfortable when you come into your home for a break from the winter air, but comfort comes with a price. What temperature can you set your thermostat to for more efficient heating? How warm should the house be if you’re going on vacation? We’d like to answer your comfort and efficiency questions today. For more, get in touch with our friendly technicians.

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