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Water Heaters… the ticking time bombs

Friday, August 11, 2017
Water Heaters… the ticking time bombs

A few years back I was called to repair a heating system. In order to get to the utility room, the homeowner took me down the basement stairs, where we passed a water heater along the way. It was fortunate that I’m also a licensed plumber, because I immediately recognized a safety issue and froze in my tracks. The Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve (T&P Valve) was capped off. ...

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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning

You pay a lot for an air conditioner, but unless you know the system very well, you may not be sure if you are getting your money’s worth. There are all kinds of ways to use an air conditioner that could cost you money, or shorten the lifespan of the equipment. With these tips, you can boost your comfort and your savings. ...

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The Best Ways to Increase Furnace Lifespan

Monday, March 27, 2017
The Best Ways to Increase Furnace Lifespan

Look at the price tags for new furnaces. It is a significant investment for your home, even if you do not think about it very much. With these four tips, you can improve the output of your furnace and ensure that it will work more efficiently for longer. ...

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P-traps…what you need to know

Monday, March 20, 2017
P-traps…what you need to know

P-traps…they’re so common, yet so misunderstood, and so necessary. Let’s look at where they are, what they do, and how we can maintain them. ...

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Why Is My Toilet Leaking?

Monday, March 13, 2017
Why Is My Toilet Leaking?

You go into the bathroom and realize there is about an inch of water on the floor. With these tips, you can figure out if the toilet is causing the flood. Here's how to identify possible sources of the leak, and what to do once you know. ...

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Why is My Furnace Constantly Cycling?

Monday, February 27, 2017
Why is My Furnace Constantly Cycling?

Unless you just turned up the thermostat several degrees, your furnace should turn on and off at a regular interval to keep your home at an appropriate temperature. If your furnace seems to be cycling much more than normal, or more than it should, you may need furnace repair.  ...

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How to Choose the Right Air Filter for Your Home

Monday, February 20, 2017
How to Choose the Right Air Filter for Your Home

It used to be, that when someone asked me which air filter was the best air filter…I would go into a long monologue about filter choices, media choices, Electronic Air Cleaner pluses and minuses, Electro-Static Air Filters, U.V. lights, etc. It was almost always a very long conversation because it’s an important and extensive field, with lots of variables and things to consider; or so I thought. ...

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Why Isn't My Water Heating Working?

Monday, February 13, 2017
Why Isn't My Water Heating Working?

You turn on the hot water, expecting it to warm up quickly. All you get is a stream of ice-cold water. These troubleshooting tips help you determine what might be going wrong, and when you may need water heater repair to fix it. ...

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Why is My Furnace Leaking?

Monday, January 23, 2017
Why is My Furnace Leaking?

When your furnace generates heat to send through your home, it creates condensation that is normally removed from the home through a condensate drain line. If something goes wrong, your furnace may start leaking water. Here's how to tell what is going on, and when to call for furnace repair.  ...

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Is My Water Heater Going to Explode?

Monday, January 09, 2017
Is My Water Heater Going to Explode?

Water seems like one of the safest things you could have in your home. The truth, however, is that the equipment you use to heat water and send it throughout your home requires careful attention to avoid becoming a serious hazard. Here are a two common signs that you need water heater repair immediately, before you risk an explosion. ...

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Water Heaters… the ticking time bombs

Friday, August 11, 2017
Water Heaters… the ticking time bombs

A few years back I was called to repair a heating system. In order to get to the utility room, the homeowner took me down the basement stairs, where we passed a water heater along the way. It was fortunate that I’m also a licensed plumber, because I immediately recognized a safety issue and froze in my tracks. The Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve (T&P Valve) was capped off. ...

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