April 19th, 2018
A frosted-over air conditioner is a strange sight for many homeowners to see, especially on extremely hot days. As it turns out, frost formation is a strange but normal occurrence for any air conditioning unit. The culprit lies with the refrigeration process itself — as your air conditioner extracts heat from indoor air, the surrounding moisture condenses and a small portion of it freezes on the coils.
March 26th, 2018
How cost-effective is proper cooling in your server rooms and closets? Consider that an IT outage at your data center can cost upward of $7,900 per minute while your response team works to get you back online. If you fail to protect your server room or computer rooms from overheating, the costs to your business add up fast.
There are key ways to lower risks of overheating in your server and computer rooms. Here are three strategies to protect your company’s IT infrastructure.
February 22nd, 2018
Many people associate carbon monoxide with automobiles, but the reality is carbon monoxide can be a threat inside your home. Carbon monoxide is something that should not be taken lightly, and it is important to recognize that this lethal gas can affect you and members of your household without even setting foot inside a vehicle.
Below is more information about carbon monoxide poisoning, including how you can prevent it from occurring, and what should be done if you believe you have been exposed to it.
January 22nd, 2018
Once upon a time, a thermostat was an analog device that helped to control the temperature of the home. The homeowner would set the dial to the preferred temperature while the thermostat would measure the temperature of the room. When the room became too hot or too cold, the thermostat would turn on the proper heating or cooling device.
Times have changed. Analog thermostats were replaced by digital thermostats, and now those digital thermostats are being replaced as well. Smart thermostats are among the newest HVAC inventions to help homeowners optimize comfort indoors and save money on heating and cooling.
December 19th, 2017
A sudden boiler failure often comes as a shock to homeowners, especially when it happens during the middle of winter. Unfortunately, homeowners often fail to notice the signs of impending boiler failure before it actually happens. By recognizing the following red flags, you’ll be able to take proactive steps towards maintaining or replacing your boiler before it breaks down.
A quality boiler can last for a long time, but boilers aren’t meant to last forever. With the proper care and maintenance, a traditional gas boiler is designed to offer anywhere from 10 to 15 years of reliable service. Some boilers are able to last for 20 years or more through a combination of excellent maintenance and high-quality components.
November 17th, 2017
Clogged drains and pipes can be frustrating for any homeowner. If the plunger and the baking soda just isn’t enough to dislodge stubborn blockage, you may need a stronger way of dispatching your clog. Hydro jetting offers an innovative way of busting up clogs that prove difficult to remove using other methods.
But before you get in touch with us to set up your hydro jetting appointment, you should know a few things about the process, from how it works to the results you can expect. The following explains the ins and outs of hydro jetting so you can decide if it’s right for your plumbing needs.
October 26th, 2017
The only time you’re likely to think about getting a new water heater is when your old one goes kaput. Instead of scrambling to replace your water heater when it breaks down, you’re better off with a planned replacement before it gets to that point. All you have to do is look out for the following seven signs.
October 12th, 2017
No one expects their air conditioner to be completely quiet, but there are normal air conditioner noises and then there are the other kinds of noises that make you sit up and say, “What on earth was that?”
An unexpected air conditioner noise is often a sign of a problem. The question is whether it’s a minor problem, a major problem or just a sign that your air conditioner is getting older. Even if you know what a noise might mean, different problems can often cause the same type of noise, so it may take an air conditioning expert to figure out exactly what the problem is.
September 27th, 2017
Although it’s designed to be as reliable as possible, it’s not unexpected for your heating system to run into an issue or two during its life. These issues usually range from minor inconveniences to problems that could sideline your heating system when you need it most. It’s important to keep an eye out for these issues so proactive measures can be taken against them.
The following are a few common issues you could be dealing with throughout the heating season.
September 27th, 2017
A functioning garbage disposal helps keep your sink and pipes clean. But when problems arise with your disposal, the issues could impact the way you cook, wash up or keep your kitchen clean.
While some garbage disposal problems respond to repairs, others require a full replacement. In this blog, we list eight indicators that you need a garbage disposal service and potentially a disposal replacement.