May 3rd, 2021
It makes sense that you might hesitate when you hear an HVAC
professional recommend a service for your air conditioner that you don’t
necessarily need right at this moment. And maintenance is one of those perceived
services. What if your air conditioner is working just fine? Is it really worth
paying for an extra service?
Well first off, your air conditioner should perform much
better than “just fine.” Secondly, you wouldn’t think of skipping maintenance
for your car, right? You wouldn’t be able to rely on it very much after all.
You’d probably be too nervous to drive it much. We don’t want you to be nervous
about using your air conditioner! Especially when summer hits and you need that
system on a daily basis.
April 26th, 2021
You likely already know that refrigerant is a very important
component of your central air conditioner. In fact, it’s the component actually
responsible for providing cooling to
If you don’t know much more about it than that, it’s okay—that’s
what we are here for! We’re here to ensure that you have expert AC services for
whatever you need, whenever you need it.
What we’d like to do today is share some information about
refrigerant because understanding refrigerant leaks can help you understand why calling our team for AC repairs
right away is vital. Fixing refrigerant leaks is an easy job for our team, but
the consequences of letting leaks go without repairs can be pretty bad.
April 5th, 2021
Throughout the lifespan of your air conditioner, there are a
variety of issues that can befall it. Most of these issues are a result of good
ol’ fashioned wear and tear, and some other issues are caused by a lack of
maintenance, manufacturer defect, or some other type of system damage. But
considering that you want your air conditioner to work reliably as possible
through our warm springs and stifling summers, it makes sense that you want to
take care of these needs as effectively as possible.
One potential repair need that’s particularly unpleasant to
face is a broken AC compressor. With most cooling system parts, replacement of
that part is typically the best choice. But if you have a broken down compressor, the questions turns into
whether you should replace just the component, or the entire cooling system.
This is because the compressor is actually the most expensive component in your air conditioner. Read on to
March 29th, 2021
When it comes to summertime in the Woodstock area, there’s
probably no more important appliance in your home than your central air
conditioner. Central cooling is essential to your household’s comfort and
quality of life.
Central cooling is also one of those things that should only
ever be serviced and installed by a professional. While there are small tasks
homeowners can and should do on their own—like changing the air filter to the
system to keep it running efficiently—when your air conditioner needs service
it’s time to give the pros a call.
It is worth mentioning that the best way to prevent sudden
AC repair needs is with routine maintenance. Professional maintenance allows
our technicians to thoroughly and comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust
components that need it. But even with maintenance, it’s still important to be
vigilant and pay attention to the following signs that your cooling system may
be in need of professional repairs.
March 8th, 2021
When you have a
drain clog in your home, what’s the easiest way to deal with it? If you’re like
most people, your answer might be, “with store-bought liquid drain cleaner that
I keep under the sink.”
This is a “quick fix”
and we understand the temptation to use it. Buuuut, we have to urge against it.
There are a lot of problems with these store-bought “solutions,” which we’re
going to get into below. The fact of the matter is, if you have a drain clog
then the best thing you can do is call in the professionals for a fix. It won’t
be as “quick” but it will be effective. Read on to learn why
this is the better option.
February 22nd, 2021
It’s deceptively cold throughout the country right now, however, the fact of the matter is, we’re going to have to start thinking about warmer weather—and if our homes are ready for that warmer weather—very soon. This means that if your air conditioning system was on its last leg last summer, now is the time to consider a replacement.
But there are so many options to choose from when it comes to AC installation! Most homeowners are used to seeing what’s known as the central air conditioner—the AC system that has a single outdoor unit and an indoor unit connected to a series of ducts. Have you heard of the heat pump though? This is very similar in function and setup to the standard central air conditioner, with one important difference. It works as a heater, too! Read on to learn more.
February 8th, 2021
Would you believe that drain clogs tend to be the #1 most common plumbing problem among homeowners throughout the U.S.? This shouldn’t come as a surprise—you’ve likely had to deal with one or two throughout the years. Fortunately for you, our experienced plumbers are here to help!
But, why not avoid drain clogs altogether if possible? The
good news is, it is possible! Our #1
tip? Avoid store-bought chemical drain cleaners! These are caustic and will
actually do more harm than good to your drains. If your drain clog cannot be
resolved with a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease” then it’s time to
give our pros a call. In the meantime, read these other tips we have about
avoiding drain clogs!
January 25th, 2021
If you’re in the market for a new heating system, the
chances are you’re feeling a little pressed for time. It is winter after all,
and temperatures are only getting chillier. But before you rush out for the
biggest furnace you can afford, remember, bigger doesn’t always mean better. In
fact, in the case of this heating system, bigger might not mean better at all. It may be worse.
The fact of the matter is, the size of your furnace can have
a huge impact on its functionality. It’s important that your furnace is
carefully sized for your specific
And remember, proper sizing is just half the battle!
Installing a furnace isn’t a small job—it requires specific experience, skills,
and even licensing (especially in the case of a gas-powered furnace that has to
be hooked up to a main gas line). Trust us, you don’t want an undersized or an oversized system. Read on to learn
January 11th, 2021
Heating services are important no matter where you live. No
matter how briefly you need your heater, you need it to work well, right?
Whether you have a gas or electric furnace, you want to keep
a close eye on its performance so that you know if and when it’s time to call
in a professional for service. Of course, you can prevent the majority of
repairs with routine maintenance—85% of repairs, actually! But they could still
happen. Read on to learn more!
December 28th, 2020
Perhaps one of the most common household problems to face
homeowners is that of a plumbing leak. And if you do have one, it’s oftentimes
a much bigger problem than it initially looks like. Even the smallest pinhole
leak can cause a lot of property damage, if it goes undetected for too long.
And that’s the thing—plumbing leaks can go on for a pretty long time before they’re noticeable. This is
true whether it’s from a pipe underneath a sink and behind cabinet doors, or a
pipe running behind your drywall. This is why it’s vital that you be attentive.
Of course, to pinpoint the exact cause and location of a
leak, you need the help of a pro. But there are also signs you can watch and
listen for that indicate leaks, so you know that it’s time to call a pro. Read on as we uncover these signs.