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

It’s Time to Start Scheduling Heating Maintenance

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We’ve only got a little over a month until the cold weather starts to set in, which means that now is the time to start scheduling heating maintenance for your home. It may be tempting to skip it, and just brave the cold winder alone. However, you’ll just be setting yourself up for more problems down the road. Read on to find out why it’s so important that you schedule heating maintenance this fall.

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The Problem With Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Most people, when confronted with a drain clog, will just use store bought drain cleaners to try and get rid of it. This may seem like a good idea at the time, but it’s actually far more harmful in the long run. Read on to find out why store bought drain cleaners are such a problem, and the benefits of using professional drain cleaning services.

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How Your Water Heater Protects Itself from Rust

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Any system that deals with large amounts of water, and also contains steel, will have to deal with rust at some point. Considering that your tank water heater is full of water for pretty much its entire life, it should be a rusted out husk only a couple of years after installation. Why, then, is your water heater able to last so much longer than that? The answer is a small part called the anode rod. Let’s take a look at the anode rod, how it works, and what you can do to make sure it keeps benefitting your water heater.

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Why Installing a New Air Conditioner is Better Than Repairing an Old One

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Air conditioners are manufactured to last between 15 and 20 years. Once they get older than that, they become significantly less cost-effective to operate. Problems of all kinds start to crop up, and the entire process just becomes much more trouble than it’s worth. Oftentimes, you would be far better off in the long run if you just replaced your air conditioning system once it got older than two decades. Read on to find out why installing a new air conditioner would serve you better than keeping your old one running.

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The Problem with Heat Pump Ice

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you notice ice forming on your heat pump this summer, you shouldn’t ignore it. Heat pump ice is not an indication that the system is cooling properly, though many homeowners seem to think that. Rather, it means that your heat pump is experiencing a problem which could cause the entire system to break down. Let’s take a look at why this happens, and what it can lead to.

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