Posts by Marc Palmer

Why You Should Have Your New Home’s HVAC System Inspected

Your new home has an HVAC system for heating and cooling your house. An HVAC system allows you to experience cleaner air quality in the home, more reliable temperatures (without having to adjust the thermostat yourself all the time), and energy use savings. Before you use your new home’s heating and air conditioning system, have…

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3 Frequent Air Conditioning Refrigerant Leak Sites

Now that spring is here – and summer quick on its way – you should give some serious thought to an air conditioner tune-up. Those who fail to hire a professional to perform basic maintenance often end up dealing with expensive interruptions down the line. Many air conditioning problems come in the form of refrigerant…

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Fit an Older Home With an HVAC System

Thinking about upgrading an older home with an HVAC system? Even historic homes can often have their value improved through the addition of an HVAC system. But HVAC systems are complex, and simply adding one to an already built home can be a bit of a challenge. The following ideas and guidelines may help. Try an…

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6 Ways to Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing and Bursting

A cold winter can pose many challenges for your home’s plumbing. A sudden cold snap can cause unprotected water pipes to freeze solid and eventually burst, resulting in an expensive and time-consuming cleanup. In a previous blog, we focused on mistakes to avoid so your home stays warm and dry all winter. Here, we explore…

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6 Mistakes That Can Freeze Your Pipes

Temperatures have been unusually low across the country this winter. So homeowners should be especially conscious of their pipes this winter to prevent their pipes from freezing and avoid the resulting plumbing consequences. Frozen pipes can burst and cause catastrophic damage to a home’s plumbing system. Unfortunately, homeowners often make simple mistakes that result in…

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3 Ways Hard Water Might Be Damaging Your Appliances

You might be used to living with hard water, but your appliances might be struggling to make it through another day. Hard water, which is water that is rich with natural minerals like calcium and magnesium, can coat plumbing and change the chemistry of cleaning, creating a long list of issues. Here are three ways…

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling: HVAC Costs and Energy-Efficiency

Whether the temperature dips well below freezing or it’s sky-high, your utility bills constantly seem like they’re climbing. No one wants to pay the utility companies more than they have to. Unfortunately, if your HVAC system (and your home) aren’t energy-efficient, you may need to. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck with high energy bills…

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3 Heating and Cooling Myths Debunked

Heating and cooling your home is not only important for keeping your family comfortable, but it is also an essential part of maintaining healthy air quality. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not spend the time and energy learning about and maintaining their heating and cooling system. As a homeowner, you may have heard a few tips to ensure…

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Repair or Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Your hot water heater is one of the most important appliances within your home, providing hot water to all of your water fixtures and appliances as needed. This means that if your hot water heater begins to malfunction or no longer works at all, your day to day schedule can be completely disrupted. Fortunately, a…

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Is Your PVC Plumbing Due for Replacement?

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping is often thought of as a newer material, and relatively speaking, it is. But the material has been in use in home plumbing since the 1960s, which means that many homes that are 40 or 50 years old-not exactly new in housing terms-had these plastic pipes installed decades ago. Given that…

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