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1 03, 2023

How to Change Thermostat Batteries

By |2023-03-02T08:08:18-08:00March 1st, 2023|Thermostats|

Like any appliance or tool that relies on batteries for power, thermostat batteries need to be changed from time to time. Here we go over how you’ll know when the batteries are low, how to change them in common thermostats, and what happens if you let the batteries die. How to Tell Thermostat Batteries [...]

1 03, 2023

Don’t Forget Your Drain During Spring Cleaning

By |2023-03-01T16:29:51-08:00March 1st, 2023|Plumbing|

Spring is just around the corner! That means now is the time to get out your broom to sweep the floors, your cleaner to wipe off the counters, and a duster to get in those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, but what about your drains? It’s easy to forget about drain cleaning when they’re tucked [...]

1 03, 2023

Reasons Your AC Stopped Working Over Winter

By |2023-03-01T16:20:38-08:00March 1st, 2023|Air Conditioning|

If your air conditioner stopped working after resting all winter, don’t be too alarmed. Often the cause is a straightforward reason, but other times, it can signal a significant issue. Here we’ll go over common possibilities and how to prep your air conditioner for use this spring and summer. Tripped Breaker, Blown Fuse, or [...]

1 03, 2023

What is Refrigerant and Why is it in Air Conditioners?

By |2023-03-01T16:11:13-08:00March 1st, 2023|Air Conditioning|

AC refrigerant, is a gas used to remove heat from your indoor air, thus cooling it. Though it's no longer used in modern air conditioning, it's needed for older systems. We explain what it is and what current systems are using instead. What is Refrigerant and How Does it Work? It's the liquid inside [...]

27 01, 2023

Should Air Vents be High or Low?

By |2023-01-27T08:41:59-08:00January 27th, 2023|Common Questions|

If you’ve never thought about the placement of air vents in your home, that’s okay. Homebuilders do, however, have a strategy behind where vents are installed. Here we’ll go over the basics of your air vents and a few pros and cons of having floor vents or ceiling vents. Air Supply Register and Return [...]

26 01, 2023

The Furnace Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

By |2023-01-26T16:11:22-08:00January 26th, 2023|Energy Savings, Plumbing|

Once in a while, the pilot light of a gas-powered furnace may go out. But if it happens on a regular basis, it signals an issue is at hand and should be fixed. Here we’ll discuss three common reasons the pilot light goes out and three ways furnace maintenance keeps even older systems operating. [...]

23 01, 2023

My Water Heater is Getting too Hot

By |2023-01-24T11:01:49-08:00January 23rd, 2023|Plumbing|

Everyone understands that hot water is supposed to be hot, but it can be too hot. When this happens, your water heater usually has an issue and doesn’t know when to stop heating. Here we’ll go over four common reasons it’s getting too hot and how to change the thermostat temperature on tankless and [...]

23 01, 2023

The Best Pet Friendly Plants

By |2023-01-24T11:02:10-08:00January 23rd, 2023|Common Questions|

If you like plants but also love your pets, it doesn’t have to be an either or situation. In fact, there are many pet friendly plants that thrive in a range of temperature and light conditions. African Violet This luscious plant thrives in indirect sunlight, such as the lighting in an open kitchen. It [...]

23 01, 2023

Is It Safe to Drink Hard Water?

By |2023-01-24T11:06:04-08:00January 23rd, 2023|Plumbing|

It might not look appetizing at all, nor smell like a new spring morning, but hard water is indeed safe to drink. Eighty-five percent of the United States has hard water, metros and rural areas alike. Given its prevalence, we’ll discuss what hard water is, why it’s seen as a problem, whether it has [...]

2 01, 2023

How Long Do PEX Pipes Last?

By |2023-01-03T08:12:40-08:00January 2nd, 2023|Energy Savings, Plumbing|

PEX piping has recently become a popular choice for home plumbing systems. It's easy to install, durable, and doesn't rust or corrode like copper pipes. But are there any drawbacks? Let's take a look at what PEX piping can do for your plumbing needs. What is PEX piping? PEX, or cross-linked polyethylene, is a [...]

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