March 1st, 2021
With cooler temperatures lingering a bit longer this year,
the last thing you need in your home is a malfunctioning furnace. So if yours
is all of the sudden blowing out cold air, this is of course a big problem.
There are a number of reasons that this might be happening. We’ll dive into that below, so keep reading! But please do not try to diagnose or fix your furnace yourself. You could wind up with more problems rather than less and a pretty big headache. Instead, call our professionals if you suspect any of the following issues, or if nothing you do will resolve the cold air coming out of your room vents.
February 15th, 2021
It doesn’t matter what season it is or what the temperature
is outside—there is one heating system in your home that you will always need
to work flawlessly. The water heater! We can see how this system would be easy
to take for granted. It’s easy to just rely on the fact that we’ll always have
hot water coming from the taps whenever we need it in our homes.
But when you think about the amount of strain that your
water heater undergoes—after all it works 365 days a year—you can probably understand
that you can’t expect the system to work 100% free from problems forever. There
will come a point that you might need to have your water heater professionally
repaired. It helps to know what the warning signs are so you know when to give
our team a call! Read on to learn what they are.
February 1st, 2021
Temperatures may not get as chilly here as they do in the Midwest or Northeast, but if the last couple of weeks have been any indication, it does get cold. This means that furnaces and heat pump systems have been turning on for the first time in months recently. If you have a heat pump in your home, then it gets a lot of use… but you most recently used it in cooling mode, right? All it takes to switch it to heating mode is a quick adjustment on your thermostat.
But what if you adjust your thermostat to get heat from your heat pump, and nothing happens? Perhaps you’re still getting cooled air from the vents, or maybe the air feels like it is still room temperature. This is a clear indication that something is wrong. The problem might be something simple, or it could be more complex. Read on as we uncover what could be going on when your heat pump won’t heat.
January 18th, 2021
The short answer to this is, “No.”
It’s not that the standard HVAC air filter hurts your indoor air quality. In fact, it does help a little. However, it’s not doing much to protect your indoor air quality, because that is not its purpose.
The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is actually in place to protect the system itself. It’s placed on the intake side, where your HVAC system draws in air. This prevents the system from sucking in dirt, dust, and other debris that can build up on its components and do the system harm. While it’s a very important component, it won’t do a whole lot to protect or help your indoor air quality in a significant way.
What will, then? A whole-house air purification system.
January 4th, 2021
Let’s say you’ve hopped in the shower on a cold winter morning only to realize that even though it’s warm, the water coming out of the showerhead doesn’t seem to be coming out at the same force that it used to. It could just be the showerhead, right? Limescale can certainly clog things up. That may be the case, but what if your faucets aren’t that powerful either? Well, then it appears you have a drop in water pressure.
If you ever have any questions about your plumbing system or why your water pressure dropped, you can always call us. In fact, you should call us in case you can’t find out what the issue is on your own. This isn’t a problem you want to ignore since it could mean you had a pipe rupture or a major blockage somewhere in your plumbing system. Read on to learn about some steps to take if you find yourself in this predicament.
December 21st, 2020
Plumbing system problems can often be difficult to spot,
especially without the right professional equipment and know-how about
comprehensive pipe systems. Most of these pipes, after all, are hidden from
view, and the problems that crop up are usually pretty subtle when they start.
For this reason, we recommend that our customers schedule
preventive plumbing maintenance at least once annually. However, it’s also
important to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you do need a plumbing fix, even if you’re
due for maintenance. The faster you detect a plumbing issue, the faster you can
get it fixed, after all. So, what are these signs?
December 7th, 2020
Are you about to enter winter with uncertainty about what
kind of shape your heating system is in? We know that it’s sometimes hard to
make the decision about when it’s time to replace an aging heater. Committing
to a purchase like this and spending the kind of money it takes is no small
You want to be sure that you don’t replace your heater before
you actually need to. After all, wouldn’t it be a waste of money to make an
Well, honestly, today’s heaters are even more efficient and powerful than systems made even just less than a decade ago. We’ve provided some signs below that it may, in fact, be time for you to consider a new heater.
November 23rd, 2020
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.
November 9th, 2020
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
October 26th, 2020
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!