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March 23, 2017

How to Know if You Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade

Because most houses last longer than the plumbing system installed at original construction, at some point you may need a plumbing upgrade. Just like other household systems—electrical and HVAC, for example—plumbing becomes outdated over the years, wear and tear takes its toll and eventually the system can’t handle current water demands.   Signs that you need a plumbing upgrade my be subtle or severe. Here some things to watch for and some you can’t miss:   Low water pressure. Low […]
March 21, 2017

Tankless Water Heaters in Your House: A List of Pros and Cons

The tankless water heater has been around for a good while now — long enough for most plumbing companies to have formed some realistic views about the pros and cons of this technology. If you’ve heard some buzz about tankless and you’re thinking that might be the way to go in your home, you may want to read the following assessment before you buy. What Is Tankless Technology? Tankless water heaters are the opposite of storage water heaters. Just as […]
March 16, 2017

Invest in Preventive Maintenance

If you want to cut your energy bills, look no further than preventive maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling system. Your HVAC system is one of the hardest working, complicated appliances for your home, and professional maintenance keeps it running as efficiently and dependably as possible.   Anything with as many functional parts as an HVAC system needs periodic cleaning, lubrication and adjustments to keep it performing as the manufacturer intended. It’s essential to change the air filter and […]
March 14, 2017

Tips for Detecting Air Leaks in Your House

In a perfect world, we’d all schedule professional energy audits regularly in our homes to find energy leaks. In the real world, however, a professional energy audit isn’t always within our budgets. So, we’re faced with the do-it-yourself route when it comes to correcting air leaks. Why Locate Leaks? The Department of Energy cites air leaks as the major source of energy losses in homes. Conditioned air escapes through air leaks, while unconditioned air finds its way inside, undermining our […]