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New Furnace Installation: Should you go Gas or Electric?

September 19th, 2016

Although fall is coming in just a few days, it’s pretty hard to tell cooler temperatures are on their way around here! But sure enough, they are. Which means if you are considering a new heating system installation, now is the time to take action.

Furnaces are found in many homes throughout the country. This popular heating system is very efficient, particularly with the high efficient models on the market today. But what type of furnace is best for you? Should you go with a gas-powered system or would an electric furnace make more sense? Keep reading to learn more about each system and why one of them may be a better choice than the other for your particular needs. Continue Reading

Heating System Maintenance: Have You Scheduled Your Appointment Yet?

September 12th, 2016

It may seem hard to believe that the official start of fall is just a little over a week away, particularly since our temperatures haven’t even reached below 50 degrees at night yet. However we all know how quickly the weather can turn, and when it does you want a fully functioning heating system on your side. This means that now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance; before you need your system on a consistent basis.

Regular heating system maintenance is beneficial in a number of ways. Now is the time to look ahead at how effectively and efficiently you’ll be able to stay warm and comfortable when the cooler time of year comes around. Read on to discover the benefits of heating maintenance and why you should schedule your visit sooner rather than later. Continue Reading

Beware These Late-Season Air Conditioning Troubles

September 5th, 2016

While many parts of the country seem to be cooling down enough to start thinking about heating system maintenance—which is not exactly that far off for us either—residents in the communities we serve are still contending with some pretty hot temperatures. As such, we need our air conditioners to continue functioning efficiently and effectively through the rest of the season.

If an air conditioner is going to break down, and it hasn’t been properly maintained within the last year, then it’s most likely to happen right about now, after it’s handled a huge amount of work through the beginning of summer. As such, we recommend that you keep a close eye on your air conditioning system and be aware of any problems that crop up. Be sure not to neglect any symptoms of malfunction just because it’s almost the end of summer—delaying small repairs can result in larger, costlier problems. Continue Reading

Is it Time to Invest in a New Water Heater?

August 29th, 2016

No matter what model you have, water heaters are known to be very reliable and durable appliances. This is particularly true if you schedule routine preventive maintenance for the system. However, no matter how well taken care of your water heater is, it cannot last forever. There will come a time that you will need to replace the system.

In order to minimize your inconvenience, it’s important that you know how to recognize the signs that this time is approaching. Otherwise, you can suddenly find yourself without hot water, which is of course not ideal. Keep reading to learn more about the signs that it’s time to invest in a new water heater. Continue Reading

Does Your Main Water Line Need Replacing?

August 22nd, 2016

There is not a single section of your plumbing system that is not important to you or needed on an almost daily basis. There are, however, two major plumbing lines that especially need to be monitored and fully functional at all times. These lines are your septic—or sewer—line and your main water line.

Without a properly operating main water line, your home has no access to the clean, fresh water that it needs. And in order to properly replace the water line while adhering to local and state codes, you only want to trust professionals. Keep reading to learn more about the common signs that your main water line is in trouble and may very soon need replacing. Continue Reading

Keep Your Air Conditioner Functioning Through the End of Summer

August 15th, 2016

The end of summer is near! Soon instead of using your air conditioner every day, you’ll be enjoying cool fall days and awaiting the time you can start to turn on your heater. But wait, we still have a few hot days to contend with, right? As such, you’ll want to make sure that your air conditioner makes it to the end of the season.

Hopefully, you’ve had regular maintenance done within the last year to prevent any detrimental problems. However, if you haven’t and if your AC system is over a decade old, then the strain that’s been put on your system all summer long could cause a breakdown. In order to best prevent this, follow the tips we’ve shared below. Continue Reading

Why Should You Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

August 8th, 2016

Whether your water heater has broken down entirely or it’s just about ready to replace, you have many options to consider. It’s in your best interest to weight all of these choices carefully to ensure you are getting the most effective and efficient water heater system for your home. You do not have to stick with the same type of system you’ve always used!

A tankless water heater, for example, may be a great option for your home. There are many advantages to using this type of water heater, including the fact that you can get hot water on demand. This means you don’t run the risk of running out of hot water from your storage tank. Keep reading for a few of the largest benefits of tankless water heaters. Continue Reading

The Virtues of Preventive AC Maintenance

August 1st, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions about air conditioning maintenance is that it should only be done during a certain part of the year. While most of the time it is much more convenient for homeowners to have this service done before the cooling season begins, it’s certainly never too late to schedule an appointment.

If anything, you may be able to prevent problems from occurring next year by scheduling a tune-up today, but why should you? Keep reading to learn about a few of the many virtues of preventive AC maintenance. Continue Reading

Make Sure Your AC Installation is Successful

July 25th, 2016

Do you know how to ensure a successful air conditioner installation? That’s okay if not, that’s what we are here for. When you live where we do, summers may be short but they still pack quite the punch, and therefore you want an air conditioning system that you can rely on.

The last thing you want to happen is that you reach the hottest day of the year only to discover that your air conditioner is not capable of providing you with the sort of cooling performance that you need. While maintenance and keeping up on repairs are essential, so is making sure you have a great installation to begin with. So how can you ensure that this is the case? Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

July 18th, 2016

Is your air conditioner showing troubling symptoms? If so, you may be wondering if you need to repair it, or if it’s time to consider an AC replacement. There are a variety of reasons to upgrade to a new air conditioner, however if there’s some life left in your current air conditioner, this choice may not make the most sense.

On the other hand, you don’t want to keep paying for repair after repair if your AC isn’t working as efficiently as it should. If you are unsure of whether or not you should replace your current air condition, then call our professional HVAC technicians to come take a look and give you our educated opinion. Continue Reading