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“Help! My Furnace Is Blowing Out Cold Air”

November 23rd, 2020
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This is obviously a very concerning problem—getting cold air from your vents when you turn on your furnace. After all, that’s the absolute last thing you need when you turn on your furnace, whether it’s the first time this season or you’ve already been utilizing it on a regular basis. If your furnace has indeed started blowing cold air, the best thing you can do is give our pros a call!

We cannot definitively tell you in a blog post what’s wrong with your specific system, but we can speculate. There are a number of reasons that it may experience this issue. Please don’t try to fix it on your own, as you can do more harm than good, without ever resolving the actual issue. Read on as we uncover what might be going on with your heater while you wait for a pro to come for repairs.

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

November 9th, 2020
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The short answer to this question is “yes,” but we understand if you’d like more of an explanation than that!

Look, we get it. Tank water heaters are huge, have a number of components, and are really noticeable. So it’s easy to understand and remember, that these systems need maintenance from time to time. After all, scaling—the buildup of hard water minerals—can really wreak havoc on the system.

But did you know that tankless water heaters can suffer from scaling as well? And this is the reason that tankless water heaters need maintenance as well. Actually, much of the service that a conventional tank water heater needs is also necessary for tankless systems. Read on as we uncover the problem with scaling in your tankless system, and be sure to give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your tankless water heater maintenance session.

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Have You Taken This Important Step Toward Winter Comfort?

October 26th, 2020
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The weather has started cooling down, finally! True, we aren’t going to have as chilly temperatures as states in the North or Midwest, but we still need fully functional and efficient heaters when winter does come. And the good news is, now is the perfect time to take one important step toward winter comfort—scheduling your heating maintenance.

There are some maintenance steps you should do on your own, like changing the air filter. The standard air filter in an HVAC system should be swapped out or cleaned every 1-3 months. But for thorough, comprehensive maintenance, you want to call on the pros.

So, don’t delay! Give us a call to schedule your next tune-up. Read on to learn why!

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3 Reasons to Consider a Heat Pump

October 12th, 2020
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Are you considering a new heater before winter comes? Granted, it doesn’t get that cold around our area in comparison to other parts of the country, but still, you want an effective and efficient heating system when you do need it, right?

And if your air conditioner is also on its last leg after all these heatwaves, you’re probably left prioritizing which is more worth your money… replacing your air conditioner or your heater. What if we told you that you could do both, with one system?

We’re talking about the heat pump! These are great systems that keep your indoor climate right where you want it, all year long. Read on as we uncover 3 of the biggest benefits of having a heat pump installed in your home.

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Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

September 28th, 2020
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If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about the drains in your home very often. If we had to guess, we’d say you never think about them, until something goes wrong. You know, something like a clogged drain leaving you standing ankle deep in water in your shower.

Sometimes, you can take care of a clogged or slow drain on your own with nothing more than a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease”? Sometimes it takes a little something more… like professional drain cleaning.

“Can’t I just clean my drains myself?”

Before you reach for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner consider this: These solutions are caustic, and actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system! Instead, you should call on a pro. But how do you know when it’s time?

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Does Your Home Need Water Softening?

September 14th, 2020

In our previous blog post, we talked about the various signs that your water quality needs help and explored the various water treatment systems that can do the job. We’d like to expand a bit more on one of these systems–the water softener–and explain how and why your water may need softening.

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3 Signs That You Need Better Water Quality

August 31st, 2020
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A lot of us really take our tap water for granted. While a weekend retreat to a campsite with jugs of water in tow certainly has its charms, fact is that no one would want to live without running water in this day and age. Just because you have running water, even if it’s from a municipal supply, doesn’t guarantee great water quality, though. In fact, your water quality may be a lot lower than you realize.

Don’t worry. As usual, the professional plumbers on our team have your back. We install and service a number of great water treatment systems, and we’ll make sure that you have the right one for your needs. There are a lot of water treatment systems in Modesto, CA, to choose from. Before you can choose the right system for your home, though, you need to recognize the need!

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Heed These Signs You Need Repiping

August 17th, 2020
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How old is your home? Did you know if it’s more than a few decades old, it might have corroding pipes? This is because the material used to create these pipes doesn’t necessarily last forever–over time they can sustain damage that leads to corrosion and subsequent leaks. As a result, you may find yourself in need of partial or even whole-home repiping.

But how do you know if this is the case? After all, it can be hard for the average homeowner to spot problems in their mostly hidden plumbing system. Read on as we uncover what you should look for in determining your repiping needs!

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How Not to Treat Your Drains

August 3rd, 2020
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How not to treat your drains: By using store-bought chemical drain cleaners!

Trust us, we get it. One of the most frustrating, and unfortunately one of the most common, problems to deal with in households today is a clogged drain. And reaching for a bottle of that store-bought stuff is easy, right? But there’s a problem–these “solutions” can actually be doing more harm than good.

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Unique Ductless Repairs You Can Avoid

July 20th, 2020
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Are you considering the installation of a new ductless system this summer? When it comes to choosing a new air conditioner of any kind, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. You want your cooling system to work as efficiently and effectively as possible for the years to come, after all.

This is why you should definitely work with an experienced contractor to find the best option for your specific needs and budget, while keeping in mind that only a professional can guarantee reliable work. Particularly when it comes to ductless heating and cooling.

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