Tips for Cooling Your Home More Efficiently

Check these Air Conditioning Tips for Cooling Your Home

Purchasing a bigger air conditioner will not necessarily improve your comfort during the heat. Actually, when an air conditioner is too large for the area it needs to cool, it is less effective and efficient than a properly sized air conditioner. The reason is that an oversized air conditioner will reach the thermostat’s set point before it can properly dehumidify the area. This makes the room feel uncomfortable and humid. You need a trained professional to size your air conditioning unit.

If your home has a central air conditioning system, make sure the fan shuts off simultaneously with the compression. This is typically done by setting the fan to “auto.” Do not use the central system’s … read more...

How to Fix a Leak or Crack in a Ceramic Pipe

Check out these tips on how fix leak or crack in ceramic pipes

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about ceramic might be pottery, figurines or dishes. However, sewer drain pipes are also made out of ceramic. A lot of people do not know this and are even surprised to find out that ceramic is used to make sewer drain pipes since this is not a strong material. However, ceramic pipes were a very common construction material between 1920 and 1980. These pipes are expensive to make and not always easy to install, which is why they are no longer used. Other materials are used in modern homes because ceramic pipes are prone to cracks and leaks.

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3 Most Common Plumbing Myths

Check out these three common plumbing myths

You probably don’t know a whole lot about your plumbing. Most likely you take a lot of things for granted when it comes to things entering your appliances and plumbing pipes. The following are three common plumbing myths that you should be aware of.

1. Lemons Can Effectively Clean Out Your Garbage Disposal

Not true! It’s probably among the most common of the plumbing myths around. Everybody seems to think you can chop some citrus fruit up and throw it down your garbage disposal to make it smell lemony and fresh. It does make things smell lemony – for the approximately five seconds it takes for the lemon to be ground up. However, nothing gets cleaned by doing … read more...

Plumber Service Call

The Typical Steps of any Plumber Service Call

Once you have contacted your local plumbing service to come out to your house to do a service call it’s not going to be like they will just show up and go to work. There is an order to the process that follows professional protocol. These are trained professionals who have a set way of doing things in a professional manner. Here is how a typical plumber service call will go.

Greeting – the first step of any plumber service call by a reputable company will be the courtesy knock and greeting. At this time the plumber will want to know more about what the problem is and where the problem is located. Inspection – The next… read more...

Oil Furnace Repairs

Typical Oil Furnace Repairs

With the price of oil going down and expected to stay that way oil furnaces are once again becoming trendy; there was a time natural gas was so much cheaper that they were almost no longer considered a viable option in the marketplace. As long as the price of oil is reasonable they will give you all the same bonuses that a gas furnace gives you such as efficiency and durability. With that being said, even the most durable appliances will break down from time to time. Here are some typical oil furnace repairs that need to be done every so often.

Burner Tray problems

It goes without saying if you don’t have a fire in your furnace you will not … read more...

How to Repair an Air Conditioner

How to Repair an Air Conditioner Leak

Air conditioners provide a great means to help you stay comfortable in the sweltering heat of the summer months. Hats off to the person who invented them despite the fact they significantly raise your electric bill when they are being used; it is a tradeoff that few ever regret. They have proven to be a very reliable appliance as well but that does not mean they do not break down once in a while. One of the more common problems that develop with them is leaks in the refrigerant system. When a person wants to know how to repair an air conditioner leak they must learn to do the following steps.

Visual Inspection

If you think a technician …