January 4th, 2021
While we won’t say that plumbing leaks are impossible to accurately find without professional equipment, we will say that most plumbing leaks are impossible to accurately find without professional equipment, as well as extensive experience. The thing is, most of your plumbing system is hidden from view—behind drywall, under sinks, and perhaps running beneath the foundation of your home. So, the problems that afflict your plumbing system can be hard for the layperson to spot.
This is among one of the top reasons we recommend that our customers schedule annual plumbing maintenance—so we can check on your entire system using tools like video camera inspection. Leaks can happen between maintenance sessions, however, and when that happens you need to know about it quickly so you can call and have the leak repaired before it turns into a huge disaster.
So, if it’s hard to find a plumbing leak on your own, how can you begin to tell if you have one? We have 4 methods.
December 7th, 2020
If you have been a follower of our blog for long, then you already know what we think of HVAC maintenance—it’s important! After all, maintenance tune-ups are the only way to ensure that your heater or air conditioner runs as effectively and efficiently as it can, for as long as it can. However, it’s one thing to be told you need routine HVAC maintenance, and another to understand why. Fortunately, we are here to clear that up.
Before winter officially gets here and you start using your heater on a daily basis, we do want to alert you to some basic DIY maintenance tasks that homeowners can and should be doing on their own. One of these tasks is to change out the air filter as needed. The standard HVAC system air filter isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality, but rather the system itself. If the air filters get too clogged up, they restrict airflow and cause a number of issues.
Depending on the type of air filters you have in place, you should be swapping yours out for a clean one every 1-3 months. During this time it’s also a good idea to clear away any debris and clutter from around the outdoor or indoor unit of your heater. Doing so will ensure there’s nothing to block airflow and efficacy.
November 9th, 2020
Perhaps it seems odd that we’re already talking about the holiday season. But even with everything going on this year, those holidays are still right around the corner! The holidays may look a little different for you this year, but whether you have adult children coming home for Thanksgiving or plan to host a couple get-togethers with those in your “quarantine-bubble” this season, this blog post is for you.
Because extra people in your home means extra risk for your plumbing system. And if there’s any time you don’t want to deal with a plumbing emergency, it’s this time of the year, right? Sure, plumbing issues are never convenient, but a holiday plumbing woe is a downright hassle. Read on as we explore how you can best protect your plumbing system this holiday season.
October 12th, 2020
If you’ve lived in Centennial or any of the surrounding communities for even just a year, then you’re very well aware that even though we may get some pretty sweltering summers, our winters are nothing to contend with.
Once fall hits, you need to move pretty quickly to prepare and protect your home from winter conditions. There are a lot of things to consider here. Is your heater well maintained and ready to keep you warm? How’s your indoor air quality? Oh and, is your plumbing system prepared for the colder temperatures?
That last question may have taken you by surprise, but it’s important to think about. After all, even just a couple consecutive days of temps below 30°F can result in frozen pipes. And this is a much bigger deal than many homeowners realize. Read on to learn more!
September 14th, 2020
Temperatures are pretty variable around here, but the end of summer is going to be here soon and you’ll be needing your heater on a pretty regular basis. That makes right now the perfect time to schedule your furnace maintenance for the season.
Keep reading as we uncover answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about furnace tune-ups and information on why maintenance is so vital.
August 17th, 2020
The varied systems within your home work hard to bring you comfort, but they don’t always do this as quietly as you’d like. Still, there are some sounds that are relatively normal and others that should alarm you to a problem. Say, for instance, you’re reading a book or engaging in some other quiet activity and you hear a sudden metallic clang!
Your HVAC system isn’t running, you don’t have the dishwasher going–what could it have been? Well, it could have been water hammer. Read on as we go more in-depth on what this is and why it matters.
July 20th, 2020
If you’re shopping for a new cooling system this time of the year, chances are you’re in a bit of a rush to find it. The problem is, rushing into a purchase likes this leaves the process open to mistakes. What kind of mistakes?
For starters, you may end up with an air conditioner that is not properly sized for your home. Sure, you already know you shouldn’t get one that’s too small for your home, but did you know it could be just as bad to get a system that’s too large for your home? It’s detrimental to system efficiency, in fact. We’ll get into that more below, as well as some other factors you should consider when purchasing a new air conditioner.
Keeping these factors in mind will help you tremendously in the long run. Let’s ensure that your air conditioning installation service goes on without a hitch.
June 22nd, 2020
Summer is officially here! If you’re not already, you’ll be using your air conditioner on a daily basis very soon. So now is a great time to start thinking about how you can save money without sacrificing comfort. During this season, when you need your cooling system the most, it’s vital that you get the most out of it, right?
When your air conditioner is operating as efficiently as possible, you don’t need to worry about costly energy bills. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. Read on as we uncover our top 5 tips for boosting your air conditioner’s efficiency.
May 25th, 2020
Imagine you’re sitting in your home, peacefully watching a TV show, or maybe even reading a book, and suddenly you hear a grinding noise that seems to be getting louder and angrier as each minute passes. It seems to be coming from outside—but what is it?
If it’s your air conditioner, it’s cause for concern! Really, any unfamiliar noise that is coming from your air conditioner should be reason enough for you to call air conditioning professionals to inspect the system. No matter the source of the sound, the problem isn’t going to go away by itself. Even if the noise is intermittent, it not only is the sign of a problem, but can cause further issues.
Grinding is just one example of a sound you don’t want to hear your cooling system to make, and typically comes from a motor’s bearings being worn down. This is a natural part of wear and tear, but should still be managed quickly to prevent overheating and subsequent system damage. What are some other noises you should be aware of? Read on!
April 27th, 2020
With the nice weather we’ve been experiencing lately, it’s easy to forget just how extreme our temperatures can get all of the sudden. We could shut off our heaters for the season only to need our air conditioners the very next day, and vice-versa. So, it’s vital that you ensure your home comfort systems are always ready for whatever is coming their way.
Since it is still early spring, right now is the perfect time to schedule your air conditioning tune-up, if you haven’t already! Save money on repair costs, and utility bills, by helping your system perform more efficiently and reliably by contacting us for maintenance. Not convinced you really need this service? Read on!