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Mar 10 2020

Homebuyer’s Plumbing Checklist

Homebuyer’s Plumbing Checklist Buying a home is one of the biggest investments that you will make. While it’s standard practice to hire a home inspector, most people don’t think to have a licensed contractor perform a plumbing inspection. Below are several important reasons why you shouldn’t skip this step and to add it to your …

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Flooding Toilet

Feb 25 2020

How do I turn off my water in an emergency?

How do I turn off my water in an emergency? Most of us don’t think about having to turn off the water to the entire house. It’s a good idea to know where the shut-off valve is located in case there is ever an emergency. Single Family House To turn off the water for a …

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Feb 11 2020

Ideal Thermostat Settings

Ideal Thermostat Settings The first step to making sure that your thermostat settings are ideal for the time of day and season is to ensure that the thermostat itself is installed in the proper location. An interior wall near the center of the house is the ideal location. Try to avoid direct sunlight, doors, windows, …

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Jan 28 2020

Warning Signs Your Furnace Is Failing

Warning Signs Your Furnace Is Failing We take a lot of things for granted and assume that they will work when we turn them on. Often it’s better to be prepared when something major breaks so you can make an informed decision on the next step. Here are some common warning signs that your furnace …

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Jan 14 2020

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Waking up in a very cold house is not the best way to start your day. If your furnace is blowing cold air, there are a few things that you can check yourself before calling us. Thermostat Make sure your thermostat fan is set to “auto.” Set to …

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heat pump vs. furnace

Dec 31 2019

Heat Pump vs. Furnace

Heat Pump vs. Furnace   HEAT PUMP FURNACE Winters that average 30º – 40º F Winters that dip below freezing Areas with low electric rates Don’t depend on outdoor temperature to convert to heat Also an air conditioner Requires a separate air conditioner if you want air conditioning Moves the heat that already exists from …

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Dec 17 2019

Warning Signs Your Water Heater Is Failing

Warning Signs Your Water Heater Is Failing Do you know how old your water heater is? When was the last time you flushed your tanked water heater? When was the last time that you did a visual inspection around your water heater? Most homeowners turn on their hot water faucet without a second thought. But …

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Dec 10 2019

Keeping Your Pipes Healthy

Keeping Your Pipes Healthy When was the last time you really stopped to consider what you are putting down your drains and toilets? Are your pipes healthy? If you have ever had water damage or any other plumbing issue, then you know how serious these can be. They also seem to always happen at the …

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Nov 26 2019

Inside Air vs. Outside Air: Which Could Be Worse?

When we think about air quality, we naturally assume that staying indoors would be safer and healthier. But consider your inside air vs. outside air: which could be worse? COMMON OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS ozone particulate matter nitrogen dioxide sulfur dioxide carbon monoxide toxic air pollutants Source: American Lung Association The list above looks pretty serious, …

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Technician

Nov 12 2019

Why Regular Furnace Maintenance Is Important

Why Regular Furnace Maintenance Is Important Safety Your family’s safety is always top priority. This is why regular furnace maintenance is necessary. This should include: Cleaning and adjusting the burner assembly Cleaning the ignition assembly Inspecting the heat exchanger Testing safety controls Cleaning or replacing air filters With proper inspection and maintenance, you can heat …

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Oct 29 2019

Why Pulling Permits Is Important

Why Pulling Permits Is Important Are you considering replacing or installing a water heater, air conditioner, or furnace? Did you know that these are just some of the appliances that need a permit? A permit may seem like something that isn’t important or that you can skip, but this step is very important. It ensures …

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1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air Customer Service Rep

Oct 15 2019

The Most Common Questions Received by Our Customer Service Representatives

The Most Common Questions Received by Our Customer Service Representatives Our customer service representatives are often asked the same few questions. Here are some of them: Can I speak to a technician? Our technicians are always out in the field and cannot take calls to answer questions. Can I get an estimate over the phone? …

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