DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Modesto’

Heed These Signs Your Home Needs Repiping

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Just like any other component that helps provide comfort and modern conveniences to your household, your plumbing system wears down over time, with some material types aging more quickly than others. This means that at some point during your homeownership, particularly if your home is more than a few decades old, you’re likely to need pipe relining, plumbing repair, or perhaps even complete home repiping. This is a complex job. However, our professional plumbers are very familiar with the work it entails, and we’ll be able to manage it for you with ease!

Additionally, you will benefit in many ways from whole-house repiping. First of all, you won’t need to worry about any sudden plumbing leaks or repair needs for years. Of course, the inevitable plumbing problem doesn’t seem so inevitable if you haven’t experienced one yet, right? And we absolutely understand any hesitance in investing in a large plumbing project.

But managing your repiping needs as soon as you can will help you avoid many potential issues, such as higher water bills, potential property damage from leaks, and more. But how do you know if you need repiping? We’ve provided some guidance on that question below.

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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When it comes time for you to choose a new air conditioning system for your home, there are so many options to choose from, right? To make sure that your AC system of choice works as effectively and efficiently as it is meant to, you’ll need to ensure that you work with a professional to find one that fits your specific home and budget.

One of the options you’ll find in your research is the ductless HVAC system.

Rather than utilizing a system of air ducts to function–connected to a single indoor air handler and outdoor unit–a ductless system does not use ductwork. It’s comprised of a single outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers, which can be discreetly mounted up on the walls in the rooms where you need cooling (or heating).

If you already have a ductless system, you’re familiar with this concept. If, however, you aren’t a ductless owner yet and you’re considering it, then you should learn about the unique needs your system may have.

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Signs That It’s Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Summer is officially here, and if you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to ensure that your air conditioning system is up to the job of getting you comfortably through another warm season.

If your current cooling system isn’t up to this task, then now is a great time to replace it… before temperatures warm up too much more and you potentially face a sudden breakdown when you need the system the most.

But of course, if your system is on the newer side (less than 10-15 years old), then it could be that you just need a repair. So where do you draw the line? Read on to find out.

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Should You Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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One of the easiest home comfort systems to take for granted is the water heater. Even though we rely on them daily, they’re usually out of sight, and therefore out of mind, too.

So when it comes time to replace a water heater, you may feel rushed to make a decision, especially if you woke up and were surprised one day that yours no longer works. Before you rush into this decision, however, we recommend that you consider your water heater options! Yes, tank models are the most common, and today’s storage tank water heaters are much more efficient than those of even just a decade ago. But what is the best choice for your specific needs?

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It’s Not Too Late for This Important AC Service!

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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With summer right around the corner and temperatures rising, you might have realized that you’re not sure if your air conditioner is ready for the heat. Fortunately, if you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet, it’s not too late! Skipping maintenance just because you “waited too long” this year to have it done will only exacerbate any problems you may have with the system.

You know that saying, “Better late than never”? It applies here! There are a variety of benefits to having professional maintenance done, and to being a member of our maintenance program. Read on to learn more.

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Signs That It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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Summertime is right around the corner. This means that now is the perfect time to check on your air conditioner and make sure that it is up to the task of getting you through the season comfortably and affordably.

If you’re worried that it’s not up to the job, then it’s a good idea to go ahead and invest in a replacement system now rather than waiting for it to break down completely in the middle of summer. No Modesto area home should be without their central air conditioning system on one of the hottest days of the year!

But how exactly do you know it’s time for that upgrade?

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Address Your Comfort and Health with These Lennox IAQ Products

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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While there may be an end in sight, there is no denying that homeowners today are living in a unique and unprecedented time. COVID-19 has opened up questions for many consumers—do you have the right products at home to keep you not only comfortable but also healthy and safe? Are you doing everything in your power to protect your family?

Lennox understands these questions! As an essential business, Lennox felt and fulfilled a responsibility to help homeowners feel confident in their home products with the addition of important indoor air quality systems such as the PureAir S and the Healthy Climate PureAir Purification system.

Homeowners often don’t realize that their indoor air quality products, or lack thereof, have a huge impact on their health. We’ll talk more about the above-mentioned products here, and provide some tips to take care of your air, and therefore your family’s health.

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Why Do AC Air Filters Need to be Regularly Changed?

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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You may have heard an HVAC technician tell you at some point that your air conditioner’s air filter needs to be changed. Have you wondered why? Maybe you assumed that a dirty air filter is an issue because it doesn’t protect your indoor air quality when it’s too clogged up. This isn’t quite right, though.

It’s true, when this air filter gets clogged up, it won’t be able to draw in particles from the air. However, that’s not even the purpose of this particular air filter. No, this air filter is in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself. While it doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, it’s actually in place to protect the integrity of the air conditioner.

So what happens when you don’t change your air filter regularly (every 1-3 months)? The following:

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The Power of Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Imagine this scenario: you come home after a long day of work. You start chopping vegetables and cooking your dinner. You go to dump the cooking byproducts down the drain and… your kitchen sink is backed up.

So, you reach for that bottle of store-bought liquid drain cleaner you keep under the sink, clear the clog, and call it a night. But what if we told you this is exactly what you shouldn’t do? Chemical drain cleaners of this nature are not the answer—in fact, they can actually do more harm than good. Read on as we uncover the problems with store-bought drain cleaners and the power of professional drain cleaning.

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Signs Your Home is Struggling With Hard Water

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Have you heard the term hard water before? Perhaps you have, but aren’t quite sure what it is or why it matters. First off, it’s not something that’s harmful to you or your family. It is, however, harmful to your plumbing and to your overall quality of life.

Hard water is water that has a high level of minerals in it, which builds up and causes a number of potential problems that we’re about to get into. The minerals that cause this problem are calcium and magnesium, and sometimes iron.

So how do you know if your home is battling with this problem? Read on to find out!

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