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Replace Your Older Thermostat

March 21st, 2018

Thermostats are a staple of most homes: the control center for your heating and air conditioning systems. They have few moving parts and tend to do their jobs very reliably, which means they’ll often last for decades or more. That provides good value for the money, but it has one important drawback: it misses out of some of the remarkable advancements that have been made with thermostats in the past few years. If yours is more than a decade old, you might want to think about replacing it: not because it’s in danger of wearing out, but because a new thermostat can provide a number of benefits to your home.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

March 19th, 2018

ac-replacement-servicesOur air conditioners have sat unused for the last few months. Winter weather has turned attention to our heating systems, and you likely haven’t had cause to run your system since last summer. But spring is here, and summer won’t be too far behind. Soon enough, you’re going to need your air conditioner on a daily basis, and the last thing you need is a breakdown just when the temperature reaches its peak. The sooner you can spot any problems with the system, the better off you’ll be.

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Watch for AC Problems Early in the Season

March 13th, 2018

air-conditioning-serviceSpring is almost here, and that means summer will be on its way soon. We may not have much need of our air conditioners now, but soon enough we’ll be running them every day. And nothing is worse than an air conditioner that breaks down on the hottest day of the year.

The good news is that our trained technicians can provide swift repairs in the event they are needed. But we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and that stopping problems before they start is better than dealing with them after they’ve shut your system down. Now is the time to do that, before the weather gets warmer.

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What Does a 100% Guarantee Look Like?

March 6th, 2018

heating-maintenance-sessionsAdvertisers like to throw words like “guarantee” around. It sounds good and makes them look like a reliable service. But there’s much more to a guarantee than just a jingle on a commercial, and businesses that are serious about providing good service to their customers take the word quite seriously indeed. Nowhere is this more important then remodeling services, heating and air conditioning repair, and similar services. They affect the comfort of your home, and sometimes even the health of your family as well. A guarantee from such a service has to mean something real.

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AC Repair Vs. AC Replacement

March 5th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairWe’re coming to the end of heating season, which means you’ll soon be dusting your air conditioning system off and putting it to use again. If your air conditioner is older — especially if the warranty has expired — then you need to consider the ramifications of any problems you may encounter this summer. This is one of the reasons why we recommend air conditioning maintenance sessions every spring, especially if you have an older system. Not only will it help that system perform more efficiently during the warmer summer months to come, but it will help you answer the question of AC repair vs. AC replacement. When is it better to invest in a new air conditioner rather than propping up an old one?

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Account for Space in Kitchen Remodeling

February 27th, 2018

Kitchen remodeling can be an exciting prospect: turning a dingy or awkward space into a showpiece for your home. The kitchen is one of the most heavily used parts of any home, and the changes made by a professional remodeling project can feel like you have a whole new house. Planning is a very important part of the process, and nay good remodeling expert will stress its importance before going in. Among the biggest issues you should discuss is the best way to account for space in your new kitchen.

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Preplanning Your Kitchen Design Saves Time and Money

February 20th, 2018

kitchen-remodeling-projectKitchen remodeling projects are quite exciting, especially if you’ve been laboring under an unattractive or impractical kitchen space. But that excitement can often lead to unnecessary expenses and delays in what should be an otherwise smooth and easy-to-understand process. Generally speaking the more pre-planning you can do on your remodeling project, the better. And with most projects of this nature waiting for the good weather of spring, now is an excellent time to start that planning. It could end up saving you a great deal of money.

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Plan Carefully for Kitchen Remodeling

February 19th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesA kitchen remodeling can be an exciting prospect, turning one of the most important parts of the home into something more useful and aesthetically pleasing. It can be an exciting prospect, but it also takes careful planning and consultation with a professional. Most remodeling projects are scheduled for the spring, when the weather is accommodating and the work can proceed more smoothly. That means now is the time to start planning for your kitchen remodeling project, and while every project is unique, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you go forward.

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3 Tools Used by Plumbers for Drain Cleaning

February 13th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesWhen your drains develop a clog and need cleaning, it’s tempting to simply pop down to the store and buy a chemical drain cleaner over the counter, or maybe even a snake from the local hardware store. In most instances, this is a big mistake. Professional plumbers can handle clogs far more effectively and with greater long-term results than a one-size-fits-all solution from the grocery store.

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Avoid Drain Cleaning Problems by Watching What You Throw Down the Drain

February 7th, 2018


Clogs are a common problem in any household plumbing system, and when your pipes get stopped up, a friendly plumbing service is always the way to go. Plumbers bring tools and skills that can’t be replaced by store-bought cleansers, as well as ensuring that the whole clog is taken care of.

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