June 13th, 2022
The storage tank water heater–the “traditional” water heater seen in most homes today–is pretty large, typically very noticeable, and sometimes even a little bit noisy. As a result, it’s pretty hard to ignore, and so homeowners realize that it’s something that probably requires professional attention on occasion.
After all, something called scaling, which is the buildup of hard water minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sometimes even iron, can have a big impact on the water heater. Scaling can clang around noisily in a tank water heater, creating a nuisance but also creating potential corrosion and other related problems. As a result, a tank water heater needs to be professionally “flushed” on occasion to offset the issue.
So, what kind of maintenance does a tankless system need? After all, it does not have a tank for scaling to accumulate inside, right? Well… unfortunately scaling can have an impact on a tankless system, and for this reason, these systems do require professional maintenance on a routine basis. Read on to learn why!
May 16th, 2022
When you live somewhere as warm as we do, you want comfort, first and foremost. This might be the only thing you consider when purchasing an air conditioner. But you also know that cooling your home can get quite expensive, especially in our hot summer months. There’s only so much you can control as to how efficient your air conditioner is, including having professional maintenance done on the system, and changing the air filter on a regular basis.
So what if we told you that getting a new type of air conditioner altogether could lower your monthly utility bills? The good news is, it can! And you can get a system that also functions as a heater, which will help you reduce energy during our short but chilly winters too. That system is the ductless system, which we’ll talk about more below. Read on to learn the benefits of these systems.
May 2nd, 2022
If you were to ask us about the most important appliance in your home, we’d have to say that your water heater tops the list, easily. After all, this is the one system in your home you need absolutely every day, for bathing, cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc.
Of course, since you do use it every day, it means that it uses a lot of your home’s electrical energy. Water heater tanks can suffer from something called “standby heat loss.” Essentially, this means that your water heater’s heat exchangers turn on to heat the water in the tank, but then when that water doesn’t get used, it cools down and the heat exchangers have to come back on to heat up the same exact batch.
One way to resolve this issue? Make sure that you have the right sized tank, so no hot water is going to waste. If you’re looking at a water heater replacement, then this blog post is for you. Read on to learn just how to choose the right water heater tank size.
April 18th, 2022
When it comes to an investment such as an air conditioning installation, we understand the urge to install it all on your own. After all, won’t it save you money?
Well, unfortunately, unless we’re talking about a portable window air conditioner, we really do need to advise against this being a “DIY” project.
The reason we say this is because there are a number of steps to take in successfully installing an HVAC system, and if any of those steps are missed or done too hastily, it could potentially lead to issues such as refrigerant leaks, inefficient operation, or even a premature system breakdown. Overall, air conditioning systems are really complex, and as such require an experienced and highly trained professional to manage.
Of course, when you live somewhere like the Kingsland area, having an air conditioner is vital, and this isn’t something you want to wait on. But we really do need to stress that rushing into a large purchase such as this could potentially leave you sacrificing comfort and efficiency, and calling in a professional anyway, for unexpected repairs or even replacement.
Read on to learn the steps we go through for your AC installation.
March 28th, 2022
When you live in a climate like ours, there are bound to be days when a cool shower sounds like a good idea! However, that doesn’t mean you’ll never need hot water. In fact, heated water is vital for a variety of tasks in the home, and not having regular access to it can be quite frustrating, if not debilitating for your home. So what should you do if you notice any troubling symptoms coming from it?
Well, give us a call! We will inspect your system to determine what’s going on and what kind of repair is needed. In the case of an older water heater, we might even recommend a replacement. But you won’t know until you contact our team. Of course, this also means you need to understand what a troubling water heater symptom is. Read on as we uncover some of the signs you should be aware of that your water heater is struggling.
March 21st, 2022
In our previous blog post, we talked about the importance and benefits of springtime AC maintenance, with one of these benefits being that it helps to prevent big repair needs.
Routine, professional maintenance is indeed important for both your air conditioner and your heating system, but it’s not the only thing that will help reduce repair needs. Being diligently aware of how your system operates and when something seems “off” is important as well… plus there are actually a couple of at-home maintenance tasks you can do on your own.
Read on to learn more about avoiding the need for AC repairs and therefore saving money and extending the lifespan of your system.
March 7th, 2022
Springtime is just around the corner, and you know as well as we do that means warmer weather very soon. Is your air conditioner ready? If you haven’t scheduled professional air conditioner maintenance yet, then the answer is no.
Now is the best time to have this job done… sure, it’s not springtime quite yet, but for Brunswick area residents it may as well be! Having maintenance done this early, before you need your system the most, will prep it for warmer temperatures and longer run times. Read on to learn more about why this service is so important!
February 21st, 2022
In our previous blog post, we covered some of the ways you can tell your water heater needs repair. The truth is, depending on the age of your water heater, and the frequency of those repair needs, a lot of those same signs could actually indicate it’s time for you to make a water heater upgrade.
Ultimately, you don’t want to be with a water heater that’s not operating as it should. After all, the last thing you need is to be surprised with an icy cold shower when you were expecting a warm one, or dishes that didn’t get thoroughly cleaned in your dishwasher because no hot water got to them.
If you begin noticing anything off with your water heater, be sure to be on alert for the following signs, and if you notice any of them, please give us a call!
February 7th, 2022
No matter where you live, you need a functional water heater in your home, right? It’s essential for taking hot showers, cleaning, bathing, showering, etc. The last thing you need is to be surprised by a burst of cold water when you were expecting hot water.
Of course, this means you should be sure to keep up on your water heater maintenance needs. The water heater of your home should be professionally tuned up every year. It’s during this time that we’ll be able to check the system for repair needs that may be cropping up due to wear and tear. This doesn’t mean, though, that repair needs can’t crop up between tune-ups.
For this reason, we think it’s important to share some of the signs that likely indicate your water heater is in need of repair. Read on!
January 24th, 2022
There’s a particular problem that many homeowners face, but don’t necessarily know much about–scaling in their water heater. Scaling is the result of hard water–that is, water with a high level of minerals in it, namely calcium, magnesium, and iron. The mineral deposits build up within the plumbing pipes and fixtures and can go unnoticed for a while… until scaling starts causing problems.
And this, scaling, is the #1 reason that your water heater needs annual professional maintenance! During this service, we flush your water heater and ensure it’s functioning as it should, for as long as it should.