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Common Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

December 11th, 2017

technician working on heating systemThere aren’t many appliance repair needs that are more disheartening than that of a broken down furnace—especially when it is one of the coldest days of the year. When you live in our area, it’s vital that you have a fully functional and efficient heating system in your home. To accomplish this, the first thing you want to do is make sure you keep up with routine Idaho Falls, IA heating services, such as furnace maintenance.

Next, you want to ensure that you take care of any repair needs you might have as soon as you can to avoid a bigger emergency in the future. Two of the most frequent repair calls our team receives are in regards to a furnace that won’t start, and one that won’t stop running. Read on to learn more about what’s going on in either of these cases.

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Can Frozen Pipes Be Avoided?

November 27th, 2017

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoDo you know what steps to take to avoid one of the biggest winter plumbing problems there is? As temperatures drop and we begin to see snowfall in some areas, now is the time to do everything you can to prep your home for winter—and this includes protecting your pipes from freezing, Frozen pipes can cause significant damage, since as the water freezes, it expands and causes pressure buildup in the walls of the pipes, until they crack or rupture.

Addressing leaks or ruptured plumbing is probably an emergency you’d like to avoid this winter! The good news is, there are steps you can take that just very well may help you prevent frozen pipes. Remember though, if you do have a plumbing problem, all you need to do is get in touch with a professional Idaho Falls, ID plumber, such as a member of our team!

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Prevent Plumbing Woes This Holiday Season

November 13th, 2017

brown pipe with leak in itAs much as you might not want to admit it, the holidays are right around the corner! This means that now is the perfect time to prepare your home, start planning parties, and maintain your plumbing system. Wait, what?

Please bear with us, and read on—when you have increased guest in your home over the holiday season, you increase the use of your plumbing system exponentially.

And we want to help you prepare for any common plumbing problems before you find yourself facing an emergency. Of course, maintenance from professional Idaho Falls, ID plumbing professionals is the first step toward prepping your plumbing system for the holiday season. But there are also precautions you should take to help prevent issues.

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Have you Scheduled Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Yet?

October 30th, 2017

female hand writing appointment in calendarOur temperatures have officially cooled down, and soon enough we’ll be using our heating systems on a regular basis, if you aren’t already utilizing yours daily. As a result, there are some very important Idaho Falls, ID heating services to get on your schedule. One of these is your annual heating maintenance appointment—biannual if you are using a year-round heat pump system!

There are some maintenance tasks you can, and should, handle on your own when it comes to your heater. For example, you should be changing your clogged or dirty air filter every 1-3 months. However, for service that truly impacts the performance and operational quality of your heating system, you need the services of a professionally trained heating technician.

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It’s Never Too Late to Tune Up Your Air Conditioner!

October 16th, 2017

technician's hands and tools on top of the outside unit of an air conditionerThe chances that you’re still using your air conditioner as we progress into fall are pretty slim-to-none. Still, even though you aren’t using it anymore for a few months, that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. This is especially the case if you experienced any problems this past summer with the equipment, or you did not have it tuned up last spring.

The good news is, in the absence of a complete system breakdown, it’s never too late to schedule your Pocatello, ID air conditioning tune-up. Sure, it’s usually more convenient for you to have this service done before the cooling season begins, but it’s better late than never.

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Post Season Air Conditioning Repairs You May Need

October 2nd, 2017

sun and snowflake on a white background iconIn our previous post, we discussed some tips on how to increase the lifespan of your air conditioner. With fall officially here, and temperatures already low enough to start using our heating systems on a consistent basis, you may have already forgotten about your air conditioner for the year. But, this is the last thing you want to do—at least, if you have Idaho Falls, ID air conditioning repair needs that you haven’t addressed yet.

Given how hot our summers are, chances are high that your cooling system built up a good amount of wear and tear from the few months of steady work it went through. Making any delay on repairs could leave you with unintentional consequences next year, or can even impact the effectiveness of your heating system.

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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner

September 18th, 2017

dumped AC units in a scrapyardAs much as we would like them too, the air conditioners within our homes will not run smoothly forever. Every type of machinery or appliance runs into a problem at some point during their service life—but there are ways you can prevent this. For example, staying on top of regularly changing your air filter will help regulate air flow. Plus, without a clean air filter, your ac system could run into a number of subsequent issues.

Perhaps the most important step in preventing damage to your cooling system, and improving its efficiency throughout the summer, is scheduling an air conditioning tune up in Pocatello, ID. Of course, if you didn’t do so in the beginning of the season, you may be wondering if it’s too late. The good news is—it’s not. In fact, a late season AC check-up is a great way to improve the longevity of your AC unit.

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Why Is My Tankless Water Heater Running Hot and Cold?

September 4th, 2017

tankless water heater on floorThere are a multitude of benefits to investing in a tankless water heater for your water heating needs rather than the traditional storage tank. For instance, tankless water heaters are more efficient than the traditional model. This is because they are not subject to standby energy loss in the way that a tank model is.

Tank water heaters store a large amount of hot water, and when it’s not used promptly, the air surrounding the tank can cause it to cool off, wasting your energy. Tankless water heaters also take up far less room than their storage tank counterparts, and tend to last longer too. However, if you’re thinking of investing in a Pocatello, ID tankless water heater installation, there are some important factors to keep in mind.

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Why Skipping Maintenance Could Lead to AC Malfunctions

August 21st, 2017

flushed man feeling hot in front of a fanSpringtime is typically the time that we emphasize to our customers how important it is that you have Idaho Falls air conditioning maintenance done for your cooling system. The reason for this is because it’s warming up, but still cool enough that you haven’t begun using this cooling system on a daily basis. Preparing for summer with an inspection and AC tune-up is the best way to avoid repair issues, energy waste, and even shortened equipment life.

So, what if you haven’t already had this service done in the past year, or past 6 months, if you are utilizing a year-round heat pump system? Is it too late to schedule air conditioning maintenance now? No—regardless of whether or not your cooling system seems to be doing just fine, a routine maintenance check helps to improve and maintain the comfort of your household, no matter what time of the year it’s scheduled for.

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AC Trouble? Your Air Filter Could be To Blame

August 7th, 2017

close up dust on filter of air purifier put on table.You may have seen us mention the importance of changing your air filter in previous blog posts, and this advice really cannot be understated. Aside from investing in routine professional maintenance, changing your air filter on a regular basis is probably one of the most important things you can do for your cooling system.

Sure, a clogged or dirty air filter may seem like a minor issue, but the fact of the matter is that it impacts a lot for your cooling system. Changing your air filter is actually a pretty simple task, and benefits your AC in many ways. Of course, when you do need Idaho Falls air conditioning repair, we will be there in a heartbeat. But we would like to help you avoid future problems, or paying more for your cooling costs than you should be.

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