Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for January, 2017

How to Tell if Your Heat Pump is in Desperate Need of Replacement

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

heat-pump-unitSo you’ve had your heat pump for a number of years, and you’re relying on it yet again to get you through a cold winter. The system isn’t as on top of things as it used to be, but it’s still good for another season. At least, that what you hope. What happens, though, if your heat pump suddenly dies on you in the middle of the season? You probably don’t want to be left without a heating system during a cold month, so it’s a good idea to be very vigilant for signs that the system is in need of replacement.

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Indications That You May Need a Water Treatment System

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Water quality varies from city to city, though for the most part the stuff that comes out of your tap tends to be safe. Most cities put their water supplies through a fairly extensive treatment process before piping it into homes. The problem is that these treatment process is never 100% effective. There will always be some level of contamination in the water that makes it into your home. The best way to deal with the remaining contamination is to install a water treatment system in your home. Have a look at a couple of the signs that you should consider installing a water treatment system.

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Ways to Identify Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Monday, January 9th, 2017

It can be quite difficult to identify plumbing leaks in the home, at least without proper equipment. Chances are, any plumbing leak you’ve had to deal with became apparent through water damage or some other issue. By then, of course, you have to spend quite a bit of money remediating the damage already done. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify plumbing leaks much sooner than that.

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Do I Need to Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Getting up early during a cold, cold morning and taking a hot shower is a great feeling. What isn’t so great is getting up early during a cold, cold morning and taking an ice-cold shower. You probably don’t want to find yourself without hot water in the middle of winter, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your water heater is able to make it through another season without dying on you. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you may need to replace your water heater before the winter is over.

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