Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for May, 2017

The Role of an Anode Rod in Protecting Your Water Heater

Monday, May 29th, 2017

anode-rod-protecting-water-heaterIf someone were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home is, how would you answer? Many homeowners would go with their water heaters—this is a true workhorse in your home, providing you with the hot water needed to shower, wash dishes, do laundry, and much more. And if you’re using the traditional storage tank water heater to do all this, then you depend a lot on a component you may not even be aware of—the anode rod.

The anode rod present in your tank water heater is likely not something you’ve heard of before, but it provides an essential function in protecting your tank water heater from harm. It doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important that you know what condition yours is in, and whether you should call for Littleton, CO water heater services soon.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Cooling Season?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-cooling-season-readyOur region isn’t exactly known for soaring summer temperatures, but that doesn’t mean that our weather can’t get sweltering enough some weeks to warrant the use of a fully functional air conditioning system. In fact, it won’t be too long now before you’ll need a reliable cooling system to keep your home bearable. And when you start using it on a daily basis, you’ll increase the stress on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur.

If you want to ensure that your cooling system is in the best shape possible for summer, you should schedule Lakewood, CO air conditioning maintenance within the next few weeks. This will give you the peace of mind that your AC system is ready for the impending weather.

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What You Need to Know about the Refrigerant Phase-Out

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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One of the most common misconceptions that homeowners have about their air conditioners is that refrigerant, commonly referred to as Freon, needs to be refilled (recharged) on a regular basis. The contrary is actually true—your refrigerant should ideally never need to be recharged, as your cooling system is supplied with enough during installation to last its entire lifespan.

Another very important thing to know about your system’s refrigerant is that if you are utilizing an older AC system with R-22 in it, then your refrigerant is about to be fully phased out, due to the harmful effects that it has on the environment. Fortunately, however, if it is time to replace your cooling system then you needn’t look too far for quality AC replacement services!

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