Are HEPA Air Filters Necessary?

June 11, 2024

High-efficiency particulate air filters are a class of filters that offer an extremely high rate of filtration. Capturing up to 99.73% of matter in the air down to a measurement of just 0.3 microns, HEPA filters are the go-to solution for removing many types of viruses, pollen, mold, bacteria, dust and debris from the air. However, you should know when HEPA filters are necessary, how they might cause problems if misused and how to address your indoor air quality needs with filtration. When Are HEPA Filters Necessary? The extreme level of filtration that comes with a HEPA system is essential...

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Signs You Need a Toilet Replacement

May 16, 2024

Are you experiencing issues with a toilet in your home? Toilets are prone to developing various issues over time since they are typically some of the highest-use fixtures in a home. While a plumber can repair most common toilet issues, at some point, the toilet will need to be replaced. As such, we recommend watching out for all of these signs so that you can get your toilet replaced before it stops working or develops any more serious issues like leaks. Cracks in the Tank or Bowl The majority of toilets are made from porcelain, and this is mainly because...

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Furnace Noises and What They Mean

April 2, 2024

If you have been hearing a strange sound coming from your furnace, it can certainly be disconcerting. Thankfully, not all furnace sounds are equal. While some sounds may indicate the need for a major repair, there are others that will only require a minimum level of professional maintenance work to address. There is even the possibility that the sound your furnace is making is completely normal since most mechanical devices do make some type of noise as part of their standard operational use. Whatever sound your furnace may be making, getting it looked at by a professional is the smart...

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At What Point Does My Clogged Toilet Warrant a Plumber?

March 13, 2024

Not all toilet clogs are fixable with a plunger. Knowing when to call a plumber to fix a clogged toilet is paramount to protecting a home’s plumbing system. 1. Toilet Won’t Flush Toilets clog for a number of reasons, including mineral buildup in pipes and excessive use of toilet paper. Flushing non-flushable things like paper towels or feminine hygiene products are other common causes of clogs. A plunger or a plumbing snake may occasionally remove small blockages. However, if the clog persists or is really severe, it might be a symptom of a bigger problem with the plumbing system, like...

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The Ultimate Furnace Maintenance Checklist

February 15, 2024

A furnace is an essential piece of equipment for keeping your house warm and comfortable in the winter. But if you don’t take adequate care of it, you can wind up with a dangerous, ineffective, or defective furnace. To make sure your furnace is in good condition that can serve you for many years to come, here is the ultimate maintenance checklist that our technicians perform. 1. Examine the Heat Exchanger and CO2 Detector The heat exchanger is a component of the furnace that distributes heat from the combustion chamber to the air ducts. The colorless, odorless, and lethal gas...

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Are Gas Furnaces Being Phased Out?

January 18, 2024

There’s a lot of discussion about what’s happening with fossil-fueled appliances, like gas furnaces. With all of this discussion, it’s easy to get confused about proposed and passed regulations and what you’ll have available in the future. Discover whether gas furnaces are being completely phased out, and the financial incentives available right now to help you convert to different forms of electric heating. California: Phasing Out by the End of the Decade The one state in the US that has made progress toward phasing out gas furnaces is California. Their plan is that by 2030, all new heaters sold will...

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How Long Can I Expect My Heater to Last?

December 18, 2023

If you are a homeowner, you might wonder how long your heating system is expected to last. We are here to answer that question. Different types of heaters have various life expectancies. Your specific heating system could be a gas or electric furnace, a boiler, or a heat pump. Besides the system type, whether or not you get regular maintenance for your heating system makes a substantial difference in how long it will last. Here are several factors that can give you a general idea of how long your system might last. Type of Heating System A traditional gas furnace...

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How To Drain Your Pipes for the Winter

November 16, 2023

Whether you’re going on vacation for the winter or you need to winterize a summer home, draining your pipes is crucial if you don’t want them to freeze. West Virginia doesn’t get as cold as other parts of the country, but temperatures still drop below freezing, which is enough to do some serious damage to your plumbing. If you want to make sure that you won’t have to contend with a major plumbing repair bill or fix any water damage in your home, here’s what you should do before it gets too cold. 1. Shut Off Your Main Water Valve...

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6 Reasons to Get Your Heater Checked

October 13, 2023

Keeping your heater maintained is of paramount importance. You can avoid a variety of issues by making sure that your heater is running as well as it possibly can. Many people wonder just how often they should have their heater checked, and there are a few reasons that should prompt you to schedule a tune-up. 1. Gap in Usage There can often be a period of several months during which you have not turned on your heating system at all. You may have taken a lengthy trip for a few months, or maybe you have more than one home, so...

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What Happens if You Don’t Get a Heating Tune-Up?

September 18, 2023

A properly functioning heating system becomes paramount as the temperature drops and winter approaches. Many homeowners overlook the significance of regular heating tune-ups, assuming that everything is fine as long as the heat is on. However, neglecting routine maintenance can lead to a cascade of issues regarding comfort and safety. This article delves into the potential consequences of not getting a heating tune-up and highlights why preventive maintenance is crucial. 1.Reduced Efficiency Reduced efficiency is one of the most immediate impacts of neglecting a heating tune-up. Over time, heating systems accumulate dust, debris, and wear and tear, causing them to...

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