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Jun 25 2019

What Is The Difference Between A Water Conditioner & A Water Softener?

Water Conditioner vs. Water Softener WATER CONDITIONER WATER SOFTENER Reduces scaling in pipes Reduces scaling in pipes Reduces white or yellow-ish spots around faucets and drains Reduces white or yellow-ish spots around faucets and drains Does not waste water back-flushing a brine tank Regularly back-flushes the brine tank Retains calcium and magnesium Replaces the calcium …

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humidity 1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air

Jun 11 2019

Humidity in the Home

Humidity in the Home Here in San Diego, the ideal indoor humidity level is between 30% and 50%. What happens if your humidity level is too high? Mold growth Peeling paint or wallpaper Decay of wooden floor joists and subflooring Increase in pests Dust mites To avoid having any of these problems, use your air …

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to-do-list 1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air

May 28 2019

Preparing For Vacation

Preparing For Vacation Planning a vacation and preparing for it is not only exciting, but can also be overwhelming. Whether you choose to remember everything or create a to-do list, don’t forget to prepare your water heater, air conditioner or furnace for your absence. Plumbing Vacation Mode: If your water heater has vacation mode, you …

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Knuckles 1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air

May 14 2019

HVAC Maintenance Tips For Pet Owners

HVAC Maintenance Tips For Pet Owners Every pet owner knows that their beloved pet has dander. Even breeds that don’t shed will have dander. Below are tips for pet owners that you can take to help your HVAC system work as efficiently as possible. Steps You Can Take Bathe and Groom Your Pet Often: Pet …

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Spring 1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air

Apr 30 2019

Preparing For Spring

Preparing For Spring Spring is here! It’s not too late to ensure that your water heater and HVAC system are ready for spring (and summer). Your Checklist Water Heater: This is a good time to do have your annual maintenance done on either a tanked or tankless water heater. Flush out your tanked water heater. …

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vent 1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air

Apr 16 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Close Vents

The Truth About Closing Vents True or false? Closing vents will save you money. False. Maybe you grew up in a home where rarely used rooms were closed off and vents were also closed in those rooms. You may have been told that this would save money. The truth is that this practice actually harms …

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Technician

Apr 2 2019

Post-Winter Maintenance for Your Furnace

Post-Winter Maintenance for Your Furnace With winter finally over (and we had quite the winter this year) what furnace maintenance should you do to ensure that your system will run smoothly next winter? Change the Air Filter: Your furnace and air conditioner (if you have one) share the same ductwork. Changing the air filter in …

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Dripping Faucet

Mar 19 2019

Is Your Tap Water Safe?

When was the last time that you drank straight from the faucet? If you can’t remember, do you know why you avoid it and if that’s even necessary? Tap water entering your home is perfectly safe to drink and use, but if you are still hesitant, there is a solution. What is the Best Solution …

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Family 1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air

Mar 5 2019

What Should First-Time Home Buyers Know About HVAC?

Buying your first home can be exciting as well as overwhelming. From pre-qualifying to house hunting to inspections, it can really add a mountain of stress to an already hectic life. Luckily, 1-800-anytyme has some tips to help you out. Here are a Few Things to Look For Age of the HVAC system: Knowing the age …

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hypocaust

Feb 19 2019

Fun Heating Facts

Fun Heating Facts The Romans were the first to use a heating system. This heating system was called a “hypocaust.” It sent furnace heat through the floors and walls of the homes of rich Romans. Radiators were once built out of cast iron, making them incredibly heavy—around 500 lbs. per square foot. Ford Motor Company was the …

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Water Heater

Feb 6 2019

Water Heater Safety

You’ve heard before that you should have a licensed plumber handle and maintain your water heater. Do you know why water heater safety is so important? Water Heaters Are Connected to Gas or Electricity Gas Water Heater: A catastrophic explosion can result from a gas leak igniting the ignition flame. If not properly vented, the …

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1-800 Anytime Plumbing, heating, air hvac

Jan 29 2019

HVAC Maintenance Guide for the Busy Homeowner

Wake up, get the kids to school, work, eat, sleep…wake up, get the kids to school, work, eat, sleep…and repeat… With all of the conveniences of modern life, we still find ourselves stretched thin and constantly running out of time. Where does that leave your HVAC system? Probably at the bottom of your to-do list! …

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