News/Tips

18
Jul

How Not to Overspend on Home AC Units

Purchasing a new AC unit can feel like an overwhelming task. What size unit do you need? Which brand is better? Is there a warranty? Not only are the options vast, they are also very expensive.  Although you can choose the AC unit you want, most HVAC companies will recommend a unit based on the relationships or incentives they have

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4
Jul

Don’t Get an Air Conditioner Maintenance Plan Until You Read This!

Before you get a HVAC maintenance plan, it’s important to know what is customary, what your options are, and approximate pricing. Getting routine air conditioning maintenance may seem like an unnecessary and costly nuisance, but in actuality, having a skilled technician examine your air conditioner can help with identifying potential problems. When diagnosed early, you can save a significant amount

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20
Jun

Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

Air conditioners always seem to break down when we need them to work the most. One of the more common summertime air conditioner problems is a frozen unit. When the unit freezes, it literally coats the coil in with a sheet of ice. The ice blocks airflow and thus the air conditioner stops working. Although this can be a very

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6
Jun

What Does An AC Tune Up Include?

As important as it is to get an annual AC tune-up, it is equally important to know what that tune-up entails. You’ll want to make sure that when you hire someone to look at your air conditioner, that they are doing a concise review of your unit. A complete AC tune-up should include: A thorough cleaning of the condenser coils

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23
May

Save Yourself Some Big Headaches With These 9 Plumbing Leak Tips

You may not know exactly what is right with your pipes, but you can quickly spot what is wrong. You don’t need to be an experienced plumber to know when you have a plumbing issue.  There is a level of common sense that goes into doing a basic inspection of your pipes. Take a look at the visible pipes in your house, just to

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9
May

What is Re-Piping & Should I Re-Pipe My House?

Re-piping is a complete replacement of all of the water pipes in your plumbing system due to pipe degradation. Cracks can be a sign of weakened pipes; these pipes can break all at once or slowly over time. Regardless, they are a sign that the integrity of the home is compromised. When you are re-piping your water line, you are

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25
Apr

AC Not Blowing Cold Air? What It Means and What to Do

There’s never a good time for your AC to stop blowing cold air. Odds are that this will happen at the most inconvenient time. If you find that your AC is not blowing cold air, you’ll need to have the unit looked at by a HVAC specialist. Running the AC unit while it is not functioning properly can further damage

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11
Apr

21 Florida Summer Time Energy-Saving Tips

If you live in Florida, you know how hot it can get in the summer time. There are many things you can do to save energy during those hot summer months. Following these tips will save you money and energy, while still allowing you to keep cool. Set AC Thermostat as High as Possible You should set your AC thermostat

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28
Mar

12 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Advanced DIY Plumbing

If you are “hands on” and prefer to handle your own repairs, or you just want to save money, there are some plumbing tricks that you can use. For those of us that dare to take plumbing issues into our own hands, here are some pro-tips to help you be successful and make your life a little easier. Faulty Shutoff

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14
Mar

What to Do In Case Of Emergency Water Leaks

Many homeowners seem to panic when they hear that they have water problems in their homes, especially water leaks. However, by simply following a few easy-to-manage tips, you can help keep a leak under control in your home and save yourself lots of money. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that simply repairing a faucet that is dripping

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