May 21st, 2018
The electrical wiring in your home is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of the home. Most people are happy if their lights turn on and off but give little additional thought to their electrical wiring.
Poor electrical wiring can be annoying and downright dangerous. Electrical fires are one of the most common types of house fires and can be prevented through regular maintenance and care.
Not only can electrical rewiring improve the safety of your home but it can also help save you time and money in the future. Here are a few reasons you may want to consider electrical rewiring in your home.
May 7th, 2018
When we think of air conditioning systems, we usually think of traditional centralized models. They generate cool air in a single location, and then blow it into the various rooms in your home through a series of ducts. It’s the most popular type of system because it’s comparatively easy to install and does its job quite efficiently. But it’s not the only type of system out there, and if your home either can’t support a system of ducts, or suffers from problems that never seem to go away, it might be time for something new.
April 23rd, 2018
Hard water is a common nuisance in our part of the world, all the more so because the problems it causes are subtle enough to be endured in many cases. When plumbing systems spring a leak or a clog forms in your drain, you need to get it dealt with immediately. But hard water takes longer to become an active problem, which is why people tend to rely on store-bought solutions rather than call a plumber.
In most cases, you should call a plumbing service to deal with hard water problems. Though quiet, they can have a huge impact on your life, and dealing with hard water properly requires the knowledge and expertise only a professional can bring.
April 9th, 2018
Summers are long and hot in our part of the world, which puts your air conditioner under a great deal of strain every year. A comfortable home is more than just a luxury when temperatures rise into the triple digits, and your system needs to respond for days on end sometimes when the heat waves really hit.
In those circumstances, a sudden breakdown can be disastrous, forcing you to scramble to get it fixed before your home turns into an oven. The sooner you can spot the signs that you need air conditioner repair, the faster you can get the system fixed and the more money you can save.
March 26th, 2018
Winters are short here in Florida, and ours has already come to an end. With reduced need for your heating system, now is the ideal time to give it a good, long look and determine whether or not you need a new heater. Not only are you best equipped to assess the state of your heater now, after several months or regular use, but you have all summer to plan a replacement if one is required.
It can be extremely difficult to determine the exact point when a heater should be replaced, especially if it has been well maintained. Because we don’t experience long winters, our heating systems can actually last longer than they might in, say, Boston or Detroit. That said, there are still some telltale signs that your heater is ready to be replaced. If you’re considering whether or not you need a new system, here are some important factors to keep in mind.
March 12th, 2018
Our part of the world has its share of restaurants and food-service businesses, and that requires specialized plumbing equipment to handle the load. And it goes beyond just a bigger dishwasher. With so much food waste passing through the plumbing, the chances of a clog or serious blockage goes up a great deal. A grease trap is absolutely required to run any kind of food-based business, and that grease trap needs to be periodically cleaned by a service that knows what it’s doing. How do grease traps work, and why should you find a specialist to cover those services? We’ve provided a few answers below.
February 26th, 2018
Most homes in the area rely on centralized heating and air conditioning systems, which in turn depend on a series of ducts traveling through your home’s walls and attic to work. Conditioned air–either hot or cold–is pushed into the ducts from the central unit, emerging from a series of vents to change the temperature of the entire household. Ducts are inexpensive and reliable, which makes them a valuable part of keeping your home comfortable. But like any other appliance, they can run into trouble from time to time. Thankfully, the same people who handle problems with your HVAC system can be summoned to deal with duct problems as well.
February 12th, 2018
We rightfully focus on temperature control for our homes most of the time, which usually means air conditioning systems for the majority of the year. (Heaters come into play during the coolest days of the year, but even in February, the weather tends to be hot rather than cold.) As important as temperature control is to a healthy and comfortable home, it’s not the only factor involved. Indoor air quality can play a huge part in your quality of life, including things like dust, excess humidity, and the proliferation of germs and bacteria.
Luckily, there’s help available. The same people who take such good care of your air conditioner can install, maintain, and fix indoor air quality products that can help your home be as happy and healthy as it can be. Every home is different, and the specific product that’s best for you can depend on your circumstances. Here, however, are three products for you to think about, each of which can improve indoor air quality in different ways.
January 29th, 2018
Florida doesn’t really have a heating season, and while our winter nights can get chilly, our mild winters and long summers mean that air conditioning plays a much larger role in our lives. It seems the warm weather comes earlier every year, and when it does, you want your cooling system to be ready to go.
Part of that involves scheduling maintenance before you have need of the system. Early in the year makes an excellent time to do so, and with regular maintenance once a year, you can make sure your air conditioner performs its best throughout the long, hot summer to come.
In the event you need more, however, there are a number of upgrades and improvements you can schedule for your air conditioning system. Not only can they help you keep your home more comfortable this summer, but they can lower the costs of running your system and the wear and tear on individual components. Here are a few options for you to consider.
January 15th, 2018
We don’t get a lot of cold weather here—not like they get further north—but our nights can still be chilly in the early months of the year, and for that, you need a reliable furnace to function as expected whenever you turn it on. When trouble arises, you need to get it treated quickly. Unexpected breakdowns can be a terrible pain, and most homeowners (quite logically) spend more time focused on their air conditioners than their furnaces.