Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for May, 2016

How Does the Anode Rod Protect Your Water Heater?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

With the amount of water that passes through your water heater from month to month, over the years, it’s no wonder that rust is something you’d have to contend with. Traditional tank water heaters deal with water on a consistent basis from the time they are installed, onward. But why do you never notice rust?

The reason that your water heater tank is so rust resistant is because of a component called the anode rod. Below, we’ve gone into some detail about what the anode rod is, in addition to the advantages it offers.

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Why Is Professional Air Conditioning Installation So Important?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The air conditioning systems manufactured today are much more energy efficient than those of the past. However, they can only function at their best when they are installed correctly. Amateur installation can result in shoddy performance, plus can lead to costly repairs you might have avoided otherwise.

To prevent the risk of premature system failure, it’s best to have your air conditioning system installed by a professional. Our professionals understand how to determine cooling loads in order to gauge what size your system should be, and how to choose the best type of air conditioner for your home.

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Be Aware of These Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, May 16th, 2016

It may not be summer yet, but with temperatures steadily creeping up towards the 80s, we are reminded that it does get warm here. With that, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer by scheduling a maintenance appointment. More importantly, you want to know what repair issues you may be facing this season.

Understanding common air conditioning repair needs can help you prepare your budget. This way, you’ll be less likely to be surprised by an air conditioning issue that prevents you from using your system when you need it the most. Keep reading for some common air conditioner problems that homeowners face.

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Dispelling the Freon Myth: It’s Not Normal to Lose Refrigerant

Monday, May 9th, 2016

With the weather finally expected to warm up this week, your thoughts will likely soon turn to air conditioning. When it does come time for you to use your system this season, you will ideally have no problems. But if you are detecting less-than-satisfying output from your vents, then you may have a problem with your refrigerant. It’s very important that you not put off a problem of this nature, as it’s indicative of a leak.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Ready for Spring?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Spring has sprung! Among ensuring your air conditioner is ready for warmer temperatures, getting spring cleaning out of the way, and that you’ve prepared for the allergy season with the right indoor air quality products, your sprinkler system is probably the last thing on your mind. However, since your plumbing system is such a large part of a fully functioning home, it’s important to ensure that your home’s irrigation system is ready to perform. Aside from scheduling plumbing maintenance on a regular basis, what more can you do before starting it up for the first time this spring?

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