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Hot Water Heater Maintenance for your Home


Having a hot water heater in your home also means that it will need to be maintained regularly. No matter if you have an electric, tankless, or gas water heater, regular maintenance is beneficial and required to keep it performing well. In your home, the water heater will supply hot water for your entire home and family. The water heater can last from 8 to 13 years depending on the model. By maintaining the water heater, you can help it last as long as possible while also being efficient. With proper care, you can help to make sure it has a longer lifespan and can be efficient.


There are some maintenance tasks that are important to remember to do. You will want to check the pressure relief valve of the water heater. If there is too much pressure that builds inside it, it could cause the water heater to explode. When the pressure gets too high inside the tank, the valve will open automatically to release it. When this happens, the flow of water should be away from the furnace or other sensitive equipment.


Having a tankless water heater still requires maintenance and proper inspections. The units will indicate when regular maintenance is needed. It ideal to have us come and inspect it at least once a year. If you have hard water this should be done more often. You will also want to also flush the tankless water heater. This can help keep it working efficiently. When you take the time to have the water heater maintained, you can also improve the life and longevity of it. If you ever have any questions about it, always make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you. Also remember to follow the recommended maintenance schedule for it as well.

Geothermal for your Home and Lifestyle


Geothermal systems are beneficial because they use solar energy. When you invest in a geothermal system, a water solution can flow through the pipes. These pipes are buried in the ground and are able to absorb heat from the earth during the colder winter months. After that, it will move the heat inside the home via the geothermal system. There it is condensed and transferred to air that is circulated into the home. This will help provide the warmth that your home needs this winter. If you have a geothermal system, the process is reversed in the summer. It will absorb heat from the air in the home, and transfer that into the ground. So no matter what time of the year it is, a geothermal system can benefit you and your home.


Having a Geothermal system will end up saving you more money in the long run. Since it is installed deep underground, the temperature is able to stay a consistent temperature there. Even if the outdoor air is extremely cold, or mild and warm, underground the temperature remains steady. No matter what type or size home you have, we can install a geothermal system for you. The pipes can be installed either horizontally or vertically underground. So no matter how much space you have for a yard, we can efficiently use the space.


By installing a geothermal system, you can also help to reduce carbon emissions. In fact, a geothermal system will create zero carbon emissions while it is in use. Having this system can also improve the safety in your home as well. There will not be a risk of an explosion or even carbon monoxide leaks into your home. This can increase the overall safety and satisfaction for you and your family. If you have any questions, always make sure to contact us. We can advise you on your options and help you to enjoy the time in your home.

Carbon Monoxide in your Home


Testing for carbon monoxide is important for the safety and health of everyone in the home. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can be found in your home. It can be odorless, tasteless, and also difficult to detect by anyone. To help prevent carbon monoxide in your home, you will want to invest in a carbon monoxide detector for your home. This is the most efficient and effective way to have the home tested for carbon monoxide gas. You can also contact us, and we can recommend where and what to buy to help protect you and your family.


There are several different sources that can cause carbon monoxide in your home. Some are things you may not use until the winter months, but others can be used now. Any gas space heaters or gas stoves can be a main cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. You should also be aware of furnaces, chimneys, generators, gasoline powered equipment, or even back drafting can be other issues. If you are not sure if the areas are properly working, make sure to contact us and we can inspect them for you. We can also check the carbon monoxide detectors for you as well.


When you have a gas space heater, you will want to make sure that it is properly vented. This is the same for all gas appliances as well. Doing so will help allow enough space so that carbon monoxide does not build up. You will also want to make sure that all space heaters are less than twenty feet from a door, window, or other vent source. This will help ensure it can air out properly rather than going into your home. Also make sure to check the chimney and furnace as well. Check the chimney to make sure that it is not being blocked. Carbon monoxide can build up if the chimney is blocked.Top of Form

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End of Summer Care is needed for the Air Conditioner


When the end of summer happens, you will want to make sure you get your air conditioner inspected and is maintained properly. By doing this at the end of the cooling season, you will help make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming fall and winter as well. Besides maintaining the air conditioner, the furnace should also be inspected as well. Make sure to contact us and we can advise you when these scheduled maintenances should be done.


You will want to make sure that you check the filter regularly, no matter what time of the year it is. This will help ensure that good quality air is able to pass through the ductwork, vents, and back into your home again. If you ignore filter inspections, then the dirt and dust will clog the filter completely. This will then result in the system having to work harder because the air does not move easily through it. You will want to have an extra filter on hand, just incase you need to change it and it is a weekend or holiday.


Check the external parts of the air conditioner. You will want to remove any build up of debris, leaves, and brush from them. This will help prevent it from becoming clogged and wearing down the parts in the long run. You can also contact us and we can come and inspect it for you. We can also check the ductwork in your home to ensure that is ready for winter. Ductwork without holes or punctures will help keep the best quality air in your home moving around so you can breathe easier. Anytime you notice an issue or sound from the HVAC system, make sure to contact us as soon as you can.

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