Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for November, 2015

How Kettling Threatens Your Boiler

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Boilers are pretty solid systems, and tend not to have nearly as many problems as other heating systems. They’re not invincible, though, and certain problems can still pose a serious threat to the health of the system. One of these problems is kettling. If you’ve ever heard your boiler rumbling like a giant teapot, that’s kettling. Let’s take a look at what causes boiler kettling, and how to stop it.

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When to Call for Hydro Jetting

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Hydro jetting is a method of pipe cleaning that involves inserting a long hose into your plumbing system. The hose has an omnidirectional sprayer head on the end of it, and uses a high-pressure stream of water to blast waste buildup off of the walls of the pipe. This kind of thorough treatment is ideal for preventing clogs from forming, and for the general health of the system. When should you schedule hydro jetting for your plumbing, though? Read on to find out.

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Gas Furnaces vs. Electric Furnaces

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Furnaces are the most popular home heating system type in the country. Among the overarching furnace type, the two most popular subtypes are gas and electric. This leads a lot of customers to ask us about whether a gas or electric furnace is objectively better. The truth is that neither one is objectively better than the other. It all depends on your individual situation. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each, and how they can benefit you.

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Strange Furnace Noises, and the Problems They Indicate

Monday, November 9th, 2015

If you’ve had your furnace for longer than a couple of weeks (and have been using it in that time) you probably know the kinds of sounds that it’s supposed to make. What happens when the furnace starts making unusual noises, though? Strange noises coming from the furnace could indicate any number of problems with the system. Let’s take a look at some of the more common furnace issues, and what they can indicate.

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The Benefits of Radiant Heating

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The days are steadily getting colder, and some of us are scrambling to get quality heating solutions in place before winter arrives. If you’re one of those people looking for a new heating system, you should consider installing radiant heating. Radiant heating has been used for many decades, and is experiencing a resurgence in popularity with the rise of new technology. Read on for an explanation of how radiant heating works, and the benefits it can provide.

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