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1-800-anytyme Pipes

Sep 1 2021

Flushing Your Pipes

Have you ever gone on an extended vacation, came home and immediately turned on a faucet or shower? Most of us don’t think twice about it. Water in your pipes sits stagnant the entire time you were away and flushing your pipes is highly recommended. Interior Pipes A plumber’s trick is to put mineral oil …

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Aug 4 2021

Hiring a Handyman

We’ve all been there: Hire the licensed contractor who will do the job right, or hire the handyman (essentially an unlicensed contractor) who is more affordable and a lot of times will cut corners to get the job done. Is It Legal? It is legal only if the work is under $500. An individual in …

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Noritz NRCB199 Tankless Water Heater

Jul 7 2021

How A Tankless Water Heater Works

By now you’ve heard of the tankless water heater. Hot water on demand! But do you know how it works and how it can replace your large tanked water heater? Cold Water Enters (1) The instant the hot water faucet is turned on, it starts the process of heating the water. The unit will allow …

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1-800-anytyme Strain on A/C

Jun 9 2021

Minimizing Summer Strain on Your A/C

Summer is just around the corner which means warmer temperatures both indoors and out. We all want to be comfortable, but putting a strain on your A/C may be trouble. The 20-Degree Rule The 20-degree rule of air conditioning states that you should always keep your A/C unit at no more than 20 degrees lower …

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1-800-anytyme Root Intrusion

May 5 2021

Drains and Root Intrusion

Did you know that tree roots can make their way into your drain system? They constantly seek water and will stretch out to find it. How do you know that a drain issue is caused by root intrusion? What Is Root Intrusion? Root intrusion is just that: tree roots that have made their way into …

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Which thermostat is right for you?

Apr 6 2021

Which thermostat is right for you?

Technology is a wonderful thing and it can offer us many opportunities and options. However, too many options can be overwhelming and trying to keep up with technology can be daunting (and sometimes unnecessary). So which thermostat is right for you? Manual Thermostat The simplest of all of your choices. These thermostats give you full …

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1-800-anytyme Plumbing, Heating & Air - slab leak

Mar 2 2021

What is a slab leak?

Some homes are built on concrete foundations. These foundations are called slabs and they are important to the structural integrity of the entire house. Often, water and sewer lines run beneath the slab. These pipes can develop pinhole leaks or even crack, causing a slab leak. Signs You Have A Slab Leak Rising Water Bill: …

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1-800-anytyme Plumbing, Heating & Air HVAC

Feb 2 2021

AFUE & SEER

AFUE   SEER Furnace efficiency is measured by its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). AFUE is a measure of how efficient the appliance is in converting the energy in its fuel to heat over the course of a typical year. Energy.com explains that an AFUE of 90% means that 90% of the energy in the …

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1-800-anytyme New Furnace

Jan 5 2021

Choosing A New Heating System

Buying a new heating system is a major investment, one that should last many years. Options for a Gas Unit When considering a new furnace, most of your decisions depend on the energy source available to you. Below are the options if you have Natural Gas or Liquid Propane (LP):  Gas Split: Forced Air System / Central …

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clogged mainline

Dec 1 2020

What is a clogged mainline?

You may have heard of the term “clogged mainline” but do you know what it actually is? What is a Mainline? A mainline carries wastewater from toilets, showers, kitchen drains and other fixtures to the municipal sewer line or to a septic system. Every building that has drains has a mainline. It is an integral …

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1-800-anytyme Lennox Furnace

Nov 3 2020

What Happens When You Don’t Maintain Your Furnace

When something sits around unused for a long period of time it will obviously collect dust. When that something also involves a lot of internal mechanical parts, there is a chance that something will fail. Don’t wait until the first chilly night of the season to find out that your furnace needs repairing. What happens …

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1-800-anytyme Running Toilet

Oct 20 2020

Why do I have a running toilet?

The job of a toilet is simple: flush whatever is in the bowl and it’s done. However, problems will arise and one of those is the toilet not stopping. This is commonly referred to as a “running toilet.” There are several reasons why this happens. Flapper The flapper is the rubber or plastic cap that …

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