November 28th, 2016
We’re progressing well into November, which means that festive holidays are just around the corner. If you’re planning on decorating with holiday lights, then there is something very important to bear in mind—installing multiple strings of lights around your home can set you up for short circuits, injuries, and even electrical fires.
In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that an average of 150 homes is burned each year due to incorrect use of holiday lights. This is certainly not a risk you want to expose your home or family too—so how can you prevent it?
November 21st, 2016
It goes without saying that Florida is known for its heat. There’s no denying, however, that winter weather does at least bring some pretty unbearably chilly nights—that is, without the right heating system anyway. In this part of the country, utilizing a heat pump system in order to say warm makes a lot of sense. We highly recommend considering this if you are in the market for new heater.
November 14th, 2016
It’s no secret that your whole home air conditioning unit used electricity in order to operate. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that your system might develop repair issues that are electrical in nature.
If you do experience and electrical problem of any kind, it’s imperative that you not try to fix it on your own, as this can be dangerous and can end up doing more harm than good if you don’t have the proper tools and experience. We can, however, share with you 3 of the most common AC electrical issues that crop up.
November 8th, 2016
The plumbing system in your home is one of its most important components. It’s simply not possible to get by without clean, functional pipes, fixtures, and appliances such as your water heater. So if your plumbing system is out of sorts, then you want to call in a professional plumber to inspect. But do you know what you should look for? Keep reading for a few signs that it’s time to call in a professional plumber.
November 7th, 2016
Hard water is a continuing problem throughout the country, and Orlando is no exception. Hard water is not entirely “unhealthy,” however it can negatively impact your quality of life. Hard water contains an excessive amount of minerals—calcium and magnesium, namely.
Our bodies can absorb these minerals without a problem, which is why it’s not considered unhealthy. But there are a few problems caused by hard water that you’d likely want to avoid if you knew you could. Keep reading to learn more about why hard water is such an issue.
October 31st, 2016
Do you ever give much thought to the air ducts that distribute conditioned air into your home? Chances are if you’re anything like the average Orlando homeowner, you don’t. But you should, as this HVAC component is vital to ensuring that you are using your energy effectively and efficiently all throughout the year. Not only can your ductwork suffer damage during this time, you may not even know how well it was installed to begin with—which leads to problems all on its own.
October 24th, 2016
When we’re used to 90+ degree days with relative humidity levels making if feel even hotter, then a 50 degree night can seem pretty chilly! If you use a heat pump to cool your home, then starting in December you’ll likely be switching that heat pump to its heating mode for at least a couple of months. That being said, is your heat pump ready?
Consider how much you use your heat pump as a cooling system throughout the year. That’s a lot of natural wear and tear for the system to accumulate, so naturally if it doesn’t get a rest like a central air conditioner does, it’s going to need to be checked for potential repair needs.
October 17th, 2016
For many years, the most popular material used for plumbing—both residentially and commercially—was galvanized steel. This is a durable and effective material, and it was vital to the revolution of indoor plumbing. However, it’s now considered a less than ideal material, as it has a tendency to corrode over time. Modern plumbing has moved on to introduce different materials for pipes, which we’ll highlight below.
Perhaps you live in an older home that still has steel pipes and will need repiping services right away. Or maybe you already have modern piping. Either way, eventually there will come a time that these services will be a necessity to you, so keep reading to learn about the modern pipe replacement materials available on the market today.
October 11th, 2016
As a modern homeowner, you likely expect to live with a certain degree of comfort in your own house. However, many people take for granted what an impact various components can have on their ability to achieve optimal comfort. For example, your thermostat could be limiting the success with which you condition your home in ways you aren’t even aware of.
By upgrading your existing thermostat, you can create a positive impact on your cooling system’s performance, as well as your heater. Of course, it’s important to have a professional do the thermostat installation to ensure it’s done accurately and efficiently. That’s what our team is here for! Keep reading to learn more about what upgrading your thermostat can do for you.
October 10th, 2016
Without the convenience that your water heater offers, many daily tasks such as cooking and keeping clean would be nearly impossible. Fortunately, if your water heater was professionally installed, it likely has the ability to last for many years without ever needed repairs, particularly if it receives routine preventive maintenance.
No appliance can ever be 100% free of problems however, even if it’s incredibly durable and well-maintained. When you need to have repairs conducted on your water heater, be sure to have our number on hand, as we have the skills and experience to get the job done right, in a timely manner. But how do you know if you need water heater repair in the first place? Keep reading for some common signs.