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Common Plumbing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many handy and not-so-handy homeowners choose to take some plumbing maintenance and repairs into their own hands. While it’s great to know you can rely on yourself when it comes to small problems, it’s important to make sure you steer clear of common plumbing mistakes that could end up costing…

Your Guide to Air Conditioner Refrigerant

If the compressor is the heart of an air conditioner, then refrigerant is the blood. That is to say, you can’t have a working air conditioner without refrigerant. Despite the important role it plays in the cooling cycle, many homeowners may not know much about refrigerant unless they’re dealing with…

Everything You Need to Know About Air Conditioner Condensate Drain Lines

You press a button on your thermostat, and cold air flows into your home. For many homeowners, that’s where the knowledge of your air conditioner begins and ends. But, a lot happens in those crucial moments between the time you turn on the thermostat and when air starts flowing. The…

Common Air Conditioner Smells and What They Mean

The cold air that blows out of your air conditioner may not always smell so nice. While some smells are warning signs for much bigger problems, others are relatively harmless. Here’s an overview of common air conditioner smells, what they mean, and what you can do about them. Rotten egg…

7 Factors That Determine the Size of Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner that’s too big will waste money and energy. An air conditioner that’s too small won’t be able to stand up to the unrelenting summer temperatures. So, how do you make sure your air conditioner is just right? After decades of experience, many in the HVAC industry have…

Which Water Treatment System is Right for Your Home?

Whether you’re looking to address bad taste, foul smells, or hard water, there’s a water treatment system that’s right for your home. Knowing which ones are available and how they work is an important step towards ensuring that you have healthy water throughout your home, no matter where you live.…

Quick Fixes for a Running Toilet

A toilet that won’t stop running may not be dangerous, but it can be annoying. It’s also a huge waste of water and money—a waste that’s sure to be reflected on your monthly water bill. The good news is, in most cases, a running toilet can be fixed without the…

5 Reasons Why a New Air Conditioner is a Quality Investment

From energy efficiency to general reliability, today’s air conditioners are working better than ever due to the newest innovations and improvements that manufacturers have brought to the forefront in recent years. As air conditioners age, they become less effective and more prone to emergency breakdowns. If your air conditioner is…

5 Reasons Why Spring is the Ideal Time to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

After relying on your air conditioner during the hot summer months and into fall, it likely stays dormant during winter and spring. This could mean that for anywhere from three to six months your air conditioner is sitting unused and off your mind. This idle time is more than enough…

Understanding the Main Components of Your Air Conditioner

Anatomy of an air conditioner When things go awry with your air conditioner, it can be difficult to understand the technical lingo your HVAC technician might use when diagnosing the issues. Knowing exactly how it works will make you a better-informed consumer when you need to repair a part on…