Boiler heaters are known for their long lifespan and durability. However, they do not last forever. Eventually, you will need to have your boiler replaced. Since this is something most people only do once or twice in their lifetime, it's only natural that you'd have a few questions about boiler installation. Do all heating companies install boilers? No. Since forced-air heating is so much more common than boiler heating, some HVAC companies only work with forced-air furnaces. [Read More]
What Can Go Wrong With Your P-Traps?
P-traps are a relatively simple plumbing innovation that you can find throughout your home. These devices serve a dual purpose: they protect you and your drains. Despite the name, the essential part is the "U"-shaped bend directly below your fixture. Running water can force its way up the opposite side of the curve, but a water plug remains behind when you turn off the tap. Since water should remain in your p-trap at all times, sewer gases will flow through your vent stack instead of from your drains. [Read More]
5 Tasks To Prepare Your Plumbing For The Winter Holidays
Winter holidays bring about extra stress on a home's plumbing. With extra people in the home for parties, meals, and visits, as well as all the extra cooking and cleaning, now is the time to make sure your plumbing is in good repair. 1. Flush the Water Heater Running out of hot water, or worse, dealing with a busted water heater when you have a house full of holiday guests can ruin the season. [Read More]
End Of The Season Air Conditioning Maintenance You Should Be Doing
At the end of the warm weather season, you shouldn't just turn off your air conditioner and call it done, your air conditioner should be given some maintenance to ensure it will run properly when you turn it back on the following spring. If you aren't performing proper maintenance on your unit, you're setting your system up for a shorter lifespan and could end up needing a new air conditioner long before you should have. [Read More]