Archive for July 12, 2019

Why Servicing Your AC is Important

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Uncategorized

Your AC unit can be a lifesaver on a hot summer day. As the temperatures get higher and higher, our need for a balancing force seems to grow exponentially. Having an AC system is a necessity for many households, but this asset can devolve into a headache if it isn’t properly taken care of. The need to maintain your AC in your home cannot be overstated. Far too often, people feel AC is a “set it and forget it” kind of system. However, it is actually a delicate, complex mechanism that needs regular care. The best way to make sure your AC is getting the love it needs is to have a professional AC technician come in and check it out. There are several reasons to check your AC on a regular basis and also compelling reasons to make sure it is done by a pro. Here are some tips to help you make sure you take great care of the system that takes such good care of you in the summer time.

It Must Run Efficiently

Your air conditioning system needs to be able to operate at capacity during the times when you need it most. As it pulls in air, it takes the heat out of it and gives you cooler air that in turn drops the temperature in your home. An understanding of how this works will help explain why it is so important to make sure the unit is running efficiently. AC units depend on cooling coils to extract heat from the air. The air begins in your home and is then sucked into the unit via a fan. Once inside, it goes past coils filled with cooling liquid. As the air passes through this area, the heat is drawn out from it. Once the heat has been taken out, it gets outputted via a fan that blows it outside. If you’ve ever been outside and walked by an AC unit that is running, you will feel the warm air coming from it. The heat in that air is the heat that was extracted from the warm air inside the building the rest of the AC unit is cooling. The cooled down air is sent back into the building and those inside feel cooler air as a result. This process happens continuously. As the air travels, it passes through filters that help keep dust, dirt and undesirable things from unnecessarily affecting those inside.

You can probably already see why a failure of one part of the system could result in striking inefficiencies. Take, for example the coils that cool the air. If the liquid isn’t properly dispersed inside them, or if the unit needs to be charged with fresh cooling liquid, when the air passes by the deficient coils, the heat will not be properly extracted from it. This creates an inefficiency. The air will likely feel cooler when it comes out, but that doesn’t mean it’s as cool as it should be. Because your thermostat is set at a certain temperature, your AC unit will have to stay on longer in order to bring the room down to the desired range. This results in an overworked AC unit and significantly higher electricity bills. It would be wise to have someone come look at it and give you the CC repair you need.

The Right—and Clean–Filters

The filters in your AC unit cannot be taken for granted. The filtration system helps keep the air clean. Excessive dust is caught in the filters, which blocks it from entering your home. Filters are in several areas of HVAC systems for this same reason. A residential AC unit is going to run better with the proper filter, and it needs to be clean. If not, the movement of air can be restricted, and the cycle of air going in, out, and being sent back into your home will be interrupted.

Is Your System Efficient Enough?

The cost of electricity is significant enough to often justify an upgrade to a higher efficiency system. Also, in some areas, you can get a rebate from your utility company for as much as $400. Having a pro come and check if you can benefit from this and other maintenance is well worth the money.

Things To Look For When Hiring A Plumber

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Uncategorized

The bathroom means different things to different people. For some, it is a quiet, almost office-like ritual that repeats itself during specific times of the day. For others, some quality time in the bath is the perfect capper after a hectic day. Still, others may find themselves working on their American Idol auditions while cleaning up in the shower. Regardless of what the bathroom means to you, there’s one specific thing that always needs to be working – the toilet.

There are many things that can go wrong with a toilet. You may hear a constant running from your pipes, your toilet may only flush on certain occasions or maybe it just gets clogged too often. However, the toilet is one thing nobody wants to take a major chance on, especially with how gross the consequences can be. So, has the time come for you and your family to bring in a commercial plumbing service to start the repair or upgrade process? You better make sure you are choosing a good one, if you want to continue to enjoy your bathroom time.

Necessary Plumber Qualities

Paperwork – Except in a couple of states, you need to make sure that your plumber is licensed. Additionally, making sure your plumber comes with insurance is a great way to know that everyone is protected in case of an incident.

Experience – Ideally, you want to bring in a plumber with a great deal of experience. Obviously, the more experience your plumber has, the more likely that they will know how to deal with your issue in the best and most efficient manner. That can mean everything if you end up having an unconventional issue with your toilet.

Warranty – It is always helpful to have a guarantee for the work being completed. So, if your plumber can guarantee their work and parts, you’ll have some much needed peace of mind moving forward.

There are many reasons why you may need to call in a commercial plumbing service. Toilet repair, clogged drain issues, leaky faucet problems and other related issues can be a major pain to deal with. But, when you have the assistance of a high quality commercial plumbing service, you can feel confident knowing your toilet is in the hands of a professional who can get the job done right. The toilet is one area where home repairs can go very wrong, very fast. Don’t wait until you need emergency service! Look into scheduling things now, and keep bathroom time as relaxing as it should be.