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Mid-Year Roundup: Our Top Blogs of 2020 (So Far)

Since we’re halfway through 2020, we wanted to share some of the tips, guides, and advice we’ve shared on our blog from January onwards. Whether you’re looking to get to the bottom of hard-water problems, or fix uneven cooling in your home, you’ll find those answers (and more) in our…

Auto or On? The Best Setting for Your Thermostat

It’s a question we’re often asked: Should you keep your thermostat set to on and running 24/7, or opt for the intermittent cooling cycles of auto mode? Both have their fair share of pros and cons. It’s up to you to choose which is best for your home, but we’ve…

What to do When Your Air Conditioner Blows Warm Air

Hearing your air conditioner kick on and feeling a sudden rush of warm air is jarring to say the least. Especially when the temperature outside is firmly in the triple digits. Read on for tips to help you keep your cool and troubleshoot the problem with the expertise of Chas…

6 Plumbing and HVAC Myths, Debunked

When it comes to plumbing and HVAC, it’s important to know how to separate the well-meaning advice from the misleading myths. Fortunately, our decades of experience means that we’ve seen all of the most common myths and then some. Here are six common plumbing and HVAC myths, along with the…

Upstairs Too Hot, Downstairs Too Cold: What to Do about Uneven Cooling

Do you spend most of the summer fiddling with your thermostat, tying to bring the temperature gap between the rooms in your home? If it’s too hot upstairs and too cold downstairs, or you have one stubborn room in your home that never reaches the right temperature, this guide is…

How to Know If Your Home Has “Normal” Water Pressure

When things are going well, you might not put much thought into your home’s water pressure. After all, it’s easy to take water pressure for granted—until you’re dealing with trickling water in the shower or other problems. To help avoid the negative effects of low, or high, water pressure, here’s…

Where You Should (and Shouldn’t) Install Your Thermostat

Thermostats are an important part of an HVAC system. Without them, your system wouldn’t know when to turn on, or off, or how long to run. But many homeowners don’t give the location of their thermostat a second thought, despite the fact that it can greatly affect energy usage in…

What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

It’s never fun when your air conditioner suddenly stops working, especially in the summer heat. But, don’t assume your system is broken or in need of an expensive repair. The solution may be simple enough for you to fix on your own. And if not, it’s easy to call in…

The Heat Is On: 10 Guides to Help Your Home Conquer the Summer

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting higher, and summer will be in full swing before you know it. Whether this is your first Arizona summer, or you’re a seasoned vet, you can use the expert advice in these guides to make sure your home is up to…

Spring Cleaning: How to Keep Your Drains Clean

Are your sink drains on your spring cleaning list? They should be. Clean drains are the best way to keep odors, clogs, and other unpleasant plumbing problems at bay. Here’s how you can make sure your sink drains and garbage disposals get a thorough seasonal clean. Sink drains You’d be…