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The Year in Review: Our Best Blogs of 2019

As we kick off 2020, we wanted to first take a look back at all the tools, tips, and information we shared last year. Without further ado, here are our best blogs of 2019. They’re full of knowledge you can use to keep the plumbing and HVAC systems in your…

What is a “hybrid” or heat pump water heater?

Hybrid water heaters, otherwise known as heat pump water heaters, are growing in popularity. It’s easy to see why—they help homeowners save money and energy on a major appliance. In fact, the average water heater accounts for 20% of a home’s energy bill. A hybrid water heater can cut that…

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

When the days get shorter and temperatures get cooler, your furnace plays a major role in keeping your home pleasantly warm. Because furnaces have a longer dormancy period than air conditioners, problems can pop up after months of neglect. Whether you have a gas or electric furnace, here are troubleshooting…

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

When you’re faced with a stubborn clog or an annoying slow drain, you might wonder if a liquid drain cleaner is the answer. As your friendly neighborhood plumbing experts, we’re here to tell you that the answer is a resounding “No”. Liquid drain cleaners tend to do more harm than…

Holiday Plumbing and HVAC Roundup

The holidays are a time for good food, good company, and good memories—not plumbing and HVAC problems. You might not think about how functional plumbing and a quality heater can positively impact your holiday, but the truth is, they can make a big difference. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice,…

Heat Pump System vs Gas Furnace

All heating systems aren’t created equal. Many homeowners may find themselves with a choice between a heat pump system or a gas furnace when buying a home or installing a new heating system in their current home. If that sounds like you, then read on for a look at the…

8 Things to Have in Your Emergency Plumbing Kit

Plumbing emergencies come in all shapes and sizes—but the fact remains, they’re no fun to deal with. The good news is, you don’t have to be an aspiring home handyman to fix small problems and prevent further damage with an emergency plumbing kit. A good plumbing emergency kit is full…

8 Ways to Get Rid of Sewer Gas Smell

It’s not exactly pleasant to catch a foul-smelling whiff of air whenever you pass by your toilet, sink, bathroom, or kitchen. That smell is likely sewer gas, and it can be a tough plumbing odor to get rid of if you don’t know what you’re doing. Instead of trying to…

7 Guides to Make Your Home’s Plumbing Seem Less Scary

Trying to understand your home’s plumbing may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. And the best part is, it doesn’t take much to go from clueless to home plumbing aficionado. Instead of getting spooked by your home’s plumbing, use the 7 guides below to gain valuable knowledge and…

How to Reset Your Thermostat After a Power Outage

Power outages have a knack for occurring at the most inconvenient times. Whether your evening is cut short by a sudden storm surge or you find yourself without cool air in the middle of the day, getting your home’s temperature back to normal can feel like a race against the…