Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Hydro Jetting Vs Drain Snaking

Monday, May 30th, 2016

For many decades, professional drain cleaning and drain snaking were one and the same. Drain snaking was a reliable way to remove waste buildup, so that is what people used. It’s only in the past decade or so that hydro jetting has become more popular. If you’re curious about what methods your plumber may use to clean your drains, and why, read on to find out.

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How Duct Sealing can Improve Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Preventive air conditioning maintenance is always a good idea right around this time of year. You want to be sure that your air conditioner is in good enough condition to cope with the added stress of summer. However, that’s not the only thing you should be doing to make sure that your system is in good shape. You should also have your ducts sealed every few years. Read on to find out how duct sealing can drastically improve your air conditioner efficiency.

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Why Your Heat Pump Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summer is here, and if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump yet, now is the time to do it. Otherwise, you’re going to be setting yourself up for a whole range of problems down the line that could have otherwise been avoided. You may think that you don’t need to schedule heat pump maintenance now, because you had it done less than a year ago last fall. Sorry to say, that’s not good enough. Read on to find out why your heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance.

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When to Install a New Heat Pump

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Heat pumps have expiration dates, just like the rest of us. No matter how well you take care of your heat pump, there will come a time when it just can’t get you through another season. It’s important that you be able to identify the signs that your heat pump needs to be replaced. Otherwise, you may suddenly find yourself without climate control when it permanently breaks down on you. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new heat pump system.

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Do I Need to Fill My Ductless System with Refrigerant This Summer?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Refrigerant is a vital component of practically every air conditioning system in use today. Despite that, it isn’t well-understood by the majority of homeowners across the country. As a result, we often get questions like the one above about how refrigerant should be handled in an air conditioning system. Let’s examine the role of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and when you need to add more to it.

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