Aurora Plumbing Company Blog

Common AC Myths for You to Forget This Spring

March 19th, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t understand the technical details of how your air conditioner works. That’s okay, we don’t expect you to—especially considering the complexity of modern AC systems and the years of training and education required to even become a licensed HVAC technician!

Unfortunately, though, there are some things you should know about your air conditioning in Denver, CO that many people do not. Due to this, you might be using your air conditioner inefficiently and even could be doing more harm than good to the system.

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Is Your AC Prepared for Spring?

March 5th, 2018

top view of an outdoor AC unitIt’s that time of year again. While we are still certainly experiencing cooler temperatures, spring is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before we begin to use our air conditioners. So what time of the year is it? Time to schedule your next Denver, CO AC maintenance appointment!

Getting this on your calendar every year (or every 6 months if you’re utilizing a year-round heat pump system) is the only fool-proof way to get your AC system ready for its heaviest months of use. Maintenance enables our technicians to thoroughly inspect and clean your cooling system, while making any needed adjustments, and checking for potential repair needs. Managing these repairs early on reduces your risk of running into much later cooling system emergencies later on—when you need the system the most.

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Don’t Ignore These End-of-Season Heating System Needs

February 19th, 2018

HVAC return ventTemperatures around here are still cool enough for at least the next few weeks to still be using our heaters on a fairly consistent basis. But with springtime just around the corner, it’s easy to ignore heating repairs, right? Unfortunately, you could be doing a major disservice to your Littleton, CO HVAC and your comfort by ignoring end-of-season heating system needs!

However, how do you know when you have heating system needs? Are there any major red flags, aside from system shut down, that indicate your heater needs a repair? Some symptoms are more subtle than others for sure, but yes, there are signs you can watch for. What are they?

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What Prevents a Water Heater from Rusting?

February 5th, 2018

Pipes of a water heating systemIf we were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home was, what would your answer be? Most homeowners would say their water heater. After all, the water heater in your home is responsible for a lot. It provides you with the hot water you need to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and much more. And if you have a tank water heater you have one more important component to think about—the anode rod.

“Anode rod” isn’t particularly a term most are familiar with, which is understandable. However, if you have a storage tank water heater, we encourage you to become familiar with it. The anode rod plays an essential role in protecting your tank water heater from harm—namely rust and subsequent corrosion. Of course, if this does occur, you can contact our Lakewood, CO plumbing experts for water heater replacement, but we’d like to help you avoid this premature need.

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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

January 22nd, 2018

man looking cold standing in front of thermostatCold weather is here, in case you weren’t already very aware of the chillier temperatures. Sure, our snow levels have been down, but that will be changing very soon and when it does, you’ll be very grateful for an effective and efficient heating system. We hope that you scheduled routine maintenance before the heating season began, to ensure that your furnace is in good shape to get you through this winter.

If not, however, it’s never too late. Now is also the perfect time—whether you’ve had maintenance or not—to keep your eyes and ears out for potential Denver, CO furnace repair needs. True, it’s already winter, but spotting problems now allows you to schedule repairs quickly before we reach the dead of winter.

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How to Adequately Clean Your Drains to Prevent Further Problems

January 8th, 2018

drain with water flowing down itThere probably isn’t a homeowner around that has had to deal with a drain clog at some time or another, even if it was minor. But clogs are one of those things that many people deal with incorrectly. In the average home, when a drain clog develops, someone reaches for some type of store-bought drain cleaning solution.

This is actually the worst way to deal with drain clogs, as surprising as that may seem. Store-bought solutions have a number of side effects that are damaging to your plumbing system, with completely defeats the purpose, right? So what should you do when you have a drain clog?

Call a professional plumber in Littleton, CO.

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Common HVAC Myths to Forget

December 25th, 2017

white question mark on blue backgroundThe internet: a place that gives you unlimited access to a plethora of information. While this is an amazingly useful advancement in technology, it can also create chaos at times. We’re talking about when false information is shared online, leading people astray.

Sure, you can type in any question about any appliance in your home and receive a barrage of helpful tips and tricks, but that doesn’t always mean those tips and tricks are helpful, or even safe for that manner! If a service technician is trying to convince you that the following myths are true, then they are—sorry to say—not reputable Denver, CO HVAC professionals.

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Beware This Tankless Water Heater Problem

December 11th, 2017

Home gas-fired boiler. The installation of gas equipment. Heating in the house.Storage tank water heaters are the conventional water heater, found in most homes throughout the country. They’re large, noticeable, and depending on their location can be pretty noisy too. That being said, it’s fairly easy to remember that this big system needs service and maintenance from time to time. During that maintenance, the water heater is often flushed, as mineral buildup (scaling) occurs and threatens the integrity of the system. Scaling is noticeable in a tank water heater because it leads to a clanging noise, and causes issues with pressure, temperature, and corrosion.

What many people don’t realize, is that tankless water heater models can experience this same problem, and therefore need maintenance just as much as their storage tank counterparts. If you haven’t scheduled tankless water heater maintenance in the past year, it’s time to give a professional Parker, CO plumber a call. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this problem.

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Who Do I Hire to Install Gas Piping?

November 27th, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhen you think of the services that professional plumbers provide, it’s likely that your gas piping doesn’t come to mind right away. Plumbers, after all, are people who work with pipes that carry water and sewage, and do installation and repair jobs for faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, and sewer lines, right? These are all of the plumbing parts of the freshwater and wastewater system of  your home, after all.

But actually, your Denver, CO gas lines are an important part of your home that our plumbers are also trained to handle–and therefore when you need gas line services, your plumber is the pro to call! We are a team of full-service plumbers and can handle any gas piping jobs that come our way, from installation and replacement to repairs and maintenance.

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Plumbing Repair Needs

November 13th, 2017

brown pipe with pinhole leakPlumbing problems aren’t always the easiest thing to detect. In fact, they rarely are, especially without the right equipment and professional plumbing experience. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and the problems that typically afflict it are subtle to start with. This is part of the reason we recommend that you have preventive maintenance scheduled on a routine basis (once a year).

However, you should also do what you can to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some sort of problem. On the rare chance that a problem does occur between maintenance appointments, you can hopefully detect it quickly and arrange for repairs from a professional plumber in Arvada, CO, by keeping an eye out for these signs.

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