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Ways You Can Help Your Home’s Pipes Last Longer

Monday, February 17th, 2020

burst-pipeOne of the jobs our plumbers do is whole-house repiping. This is a major undertaking because it removes all the old pipes in a house and replaces them with new material. This is the best way to upgrade an older home with deteriorating older pipes made from cast iron or galvanized steel. Once these pipes are replaced with copper and plastic pipes, the home will enjoy a better plumbing system overall.

But there are steps you can take now that will help your home’s pipes live longer and put replacements far in the future. Some are simple habits. Others require working with a professional plumber. Count on us for whatever plumbing assistance you need.

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How a Faulty Thermostat Can Ruin Your Heating

Monday, January 6th, 2020

technician-and-thermostatThe thermostat is the most often overlooked component in an HVAC system. In fact, people usually think of it as separate from the HVAC system. However, it’s the control panel for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system—it’s as crucial as the inner workings of the AC and furnace (or other heating system). If the thermostat isn’t working right, the house won’t have the comfort and air circulation it needs.

Problems with a thermostat can often cause heating troubles during our winters because we’re less accustomed to using the heating system. Uneven heating and cold spots in the house may be chalked up to just “how the heater works.” But the thermostat may be the source of these troubles, and below we’re going to look at how faults in a thermostat can mean your household heating taking a hit.

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Keep Your AC Filter Clean

Monday, July 8th, 2019

air-filterFor the most part, air conditioning maintenance in Colton, CA, is not a job that you can handle on your own. The process is much more complex than many homeowners seem to realize. During maintenance, electrical components and connections are tested, moving parts are inspected and lubricated as needed, and much more. However, there is one maintenance task that you can and should handle on your own, and it is a vitally important one—though too frequently overlooked.

We are talking about changing your air filter. Sorry if that is not as exciting a prospect as you were thinking, but everything we said above is true. A dirty air filter in your air conditioning system will have much more serious consequences for your home cooling system than you may realize. If you’re serious about getting the most from your AC, then you need a fresh filter in place.  It’s a simple and affordable way to optimize cooling performance.

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

water-dropletsWhen your air conditioning system is running, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of dripping water coming from the indoor cabinet. This is normal. You’re hearing condensate from the evaporator coil falling from the coil down into a pan.

The reason water develops in an air conditioner is because of the evaporation of cold refrigerant along the indoor evaporator coil. The process of evaporation removes heat from the air to cool it. But as a side-effect, the evaporation also causes moisture in the air to condense in droplets along the coil’s surface. Below the coil is a shallow pan—the condensate pan—which catches the water. A motorized pump then removes the water out a condensate drain and outdoors where it’s deposited on the ground.

But this drainage system doesn’t always work the way it should—and you may end up seeing water dripping from the indoor compartment.

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How Air Conditioning Maintenance Improves Energy Efficiency

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Here in Colton, CA, air conditioning systems are as necessary as electricity and running water. Temperatures in the summer can climb well over 100 degrees, with plenty of dust and low air quality to boot. A good air conditioning system keeps your house cool and comfortable, even during the most unpleasant summer days. Most residents are accustomed to paying higher energy bills in order to gain that comfort. But you can help lower those bills with regular air conditioning maintenance via our Comfort Club, which entitles you to a number of additional benefits! Here’s how air conditioning maintenance improves energy efficiency.

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