Advanced Home Services Blog

It’s Time to Schedule a Fall Furnace Tune-Up!

August 31st, 2015

Your air conditioner may still be your primary home comfort system in use right now. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore your heater. Now that September is here, it’s the perfect time to schedule a tune-up of your heating system so that you can ensure your comfort in the months ahead. We’ve detailed a few reasons why we recommend maintenance to all of our customers in this guide. Continue Reading

Types of Contaminants That May Lurk in Your Water Supply

August 24th, 2015

If you rely on well water for your family’s drinking and washing needs, you are responsible for having it treated and tested. If you get your water from the city’s supply, water is treated before it reaches your home. In either case, however, contamination may still occur. Continue Reading

The Benefits of a Water Softener

August 17th, 2015

Do you have “hard water?” Do you notice a white crusty buildup around the faucets and drains in your home? Have you detected a slight drop in water pressure developing in your sinks and showers slowly over the years? You may benefit from a water softener. Water softeners eliminate “hard water,” a problem in which there are a number of minerals in the water supply that can damage your plumbing system. Learn more about the benefits of these systems in our guide. Continue Reading

Ways to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair

August 10th, 2015

If your AC is in need of repair, you’re stuck at home waiting for a technician to finish the work and you pay an unexpected cost for something that is nearly a necessity in the summertime. Prevent the inconvenience, hassle, and added cost of a sudden repair need by following these tips. Continue Reading

It’s Only a Small Leak: Is It Really a Big Deal?

August 3rd, 2015

That drip from your showerhead, the leak underneath your faucet, or the tiny breach in your pipes may not seem like such a big deal now. But have you thought of what can happen if you let it go on for too long? Prevent further damage and help protect the environment by calling for repairs as soon as you notice a leak in your pipes or fixtures, and read on for more info about why a small leak can be a really big deal. Continue Reading

The Importance of Inspecting Your Home’s Sewer Line

July 27th, 2015

The sewer line that runs from your drainpipes to the sewer main is located underneath your property, which means it is your responsibility to maintain it. As you can imagine, trouble with the sewer line is rather unpleasant and requires prompt attention from a professional. We strongly recommend that homeowners schedule pipeline inspections from time to time—sometimes annually—so that sewer line issues don’t come as a surprise. Learn more about the importance of this service in our guide. Continue Reading

Busting a Common AC Myth: Closing the Air Vents

July 20th, 2015

Let’s say that nobody is occupying an upstairs bedroom in your home. You want to save money on your energy bills wherever possible this year, so you close the air vent leading to that room so that your air conditioner will not have to work so hard. However, this idea is simply not accurate. Continue Reading

Why You Should Service Your Tankless Water Heater Every Year

July 13th, 2015

Tankless water heaters are an energy-efficient alternative to conventional storage tank units. These systems are innovative in that hot water does not have to sit around in a large tank throughout the day. This means they are much smaller in size, and they don’t waste energy heating water you only really need a handful of times in a day. Installing one of these systems is a great step towards energy efficiency in your home, but annual tankless water heater maintenance may be just as important. Continue Reading

3 Things You Should Know about Installing an Air Conditioner

July 6th, 2015

When it comes to air conditioning installation or replacement, the most important thing to know is that it is just not a job for an amateur. Professionals can handle the installation process safely and make sure that all of the components are properly in place for the best possible performance and efficiency. Here are a few more things you should know to make the process go a little more smoothly. Continue Reading

The Problem with Drain Cleaning Chemicals and When to Call a Professional

June 29th, 2015

Clogged drains are some of the most frustrating issues that a homeowner can come across. Suddenly, using your sink or tub becomes a chore, as you have to wait for a long time for water to drain in order to take care of the basic tasks you need to do to get through the day. Many homeowners seek a quick fix for this issue and end up purchasing drain cleaning liquids at their local grocery or hardware stores. Continue Reading