Water Heater Installation: What You Need to Know

Has your water heater failed, or do you suspect a failure is just around the corner?  The sooner you start your research, the better prepared you’ll be when it’s time to call a plumber to do the work.  What might seem like a big hassle can actually be an even bigger opportunity, if you take advantage of the opportunity to … Read More

What to Do When a Shut-Off Valve Malfunctions

  Whether you are in the midst of a plumbing emergency or simply working on a home improvement project, it’s never fun to discover your shut-off valve doesn’t work. What needs to be done next depends on the situation, what valve it is, and what’s wrong with the valve. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to … Read More

Four Signs You May Need a Hot Water Heater Replacement

Hot water is an easy thing to take for granted. You turn on the hot water tap and it’s there for you! Water heaters last a relatively long time with little need for maintenance, plus they’re usually tucked away, and as they say: out of sight, out of mind. As a result, it’s easy for problems with your water heater … Read More

How a Heat Pump Works: Common Problems and Solutions

Have you ever wondered how a heat pump works? You may understand more than you realize, as a heat pump uses the same principles as an air conditioner, which transfers indoor heat to the outside of your home with the use of a refrigerant. An all-electric heat pump does the exact same thing, except in the winter you can reverse … Read More

Preventing Expensive HVAC and Plumbing Repair Costs

Furnace replacement, air conditioner maintenance, and routine checks of your plumbing are all ways to help ensure energy efficiency and reduce utility bill cost. By doing a complete check of your home’s main systems, you can avoid costly waste. If it’s been a while since your last checkup, consider that leaks in one out of every 10 American homes result … Read More

3 Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repair

A leak in the average household accounts for almost 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year. Your sump pump exists to protect your home against flooding and water damage. When your sump pump detects an increase in water that could potentially lead to damage, it responds by pumping the excess water away. This protects your home, property, and your wallet. … Read More

How to Choose the Right Basement Sump Pump for Your Property

Having the right sump pump can help you weather a storm that would otherwise leave you fighting water damage or worse. A sump pump is designed to move water out of your home before it can get to destructive levels, fending off not only flood waters, but also the hassle of an insurance claim and the expense of water damage … Read More

A Sewer Backflow Preventer Can Save you Time and Money

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare: coming home or going downstairs to find your basement flooded with smelly sewer water. Imagine your home not only getting flooded, but ending up reeking of waste water. Everything the water touched would be ruined from the double-whammy of water damage plus the smell. Luckily, you can save yourself from the cost and hassle of … Read More

What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater vs Tank Heater? 

Are you considering an upgrade to your hot water heater, and wondering what the benefits of a tankless water heater vs. tank system? Whether it’s time to replace your hot water heater or you’re just considering your options for an upgrade, tankless or “on demand” hot water can offer some significant advantages. But how do you know if your home … Read More

Why Air Conditioner Cleaning Can Lower Your Energy Bills

Most experts recommend having your air conditioner cleaned and serviced once a year, typically at the start of the warm season so that it’s ready to work hard for you all summer. But why is this so important? While it might not seem necessary to schedule with a professional when there’s nothing technically wrong with your AC unit, regular cleaning … Read More