Is Getting the Cheapest HVAC repair a Good Idea?

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Joni Crume

Has your air conditioner gone out or developed problems? With plenty of hot weather still left in the season, now is not the time to be left without an air conditioner. But with an unexpected expense looming, you’re probably shopping around for the cheapest HVAC repair you can find. But wait! By hunting down the […]

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Six Different Reasons You Might Have a Leaking Pipe

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Joni Crume

A leaking pipe in your home can be a disaster, leaving you with not only a pipe to repair, but also potentially a bunch of water damage to fix. As you start making phone calls to get the work started, you might be wondering, why am I in this situation? What could have caused this […]

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Why It’s Important to Hire Professional Air Conditioning Installers

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Joni Crume

Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive investments you’ll make on your home. Many homeowners see that price tag and start thinking about how to cut costs, but there’s one place you don’t want to skimp, and that’s on a professional installation. Hiring someone on the cheap can result in shoddy work, a […]

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Is It Cheaper to Use a Natural Gas Water Heater?

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Joni Crume

Did you know that your hot water heater generates not only hot water, but also the second-largest expense on your utilities bill? Keeping that water toasty warm typically accounts for about 18 percent of your bill, according to the Department of Energy, so it’s one of the go-to places if you’re wanting to reduce your […]

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Water Heater Installation: What You Need to Know

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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What to Do When a Shut-Off Valve Malfunctions

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Joni Crume

  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 […]

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Four Signs You May Need a Hot Water Heater Replacement

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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How a Heat Pump Works: Common Problems and Solutions

Posted on July 11th, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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Preventing Expensive HVAC and Plumbing Repair Costs

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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3 Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repair

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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How to Choose the Right Basement Sump Pump for Your Property

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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A Sewer Backflow Preventer Can Save you Time and Money

Posted on May 11th, 2019 by Joni Crume

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 […]

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