Advanced Home Services Blog

Zone Control Cooling: Busting a Common Air Conditioning Myth

May 2nd, 2016

According to Energy.gov, heating and cooling costs account for half of all your energy costs. With that in mind, it is of course understandable that you want to find ways to save money. Unfortunately though, many people believe the myth that closing AC vents in unused rooms is the solution. On the contrary, doing this can actually do more harm than good to your cooling system, and as a result can end up costing you more in the long run.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Functioning Properly?

April 25th, 2016

Last month, we published a blog post in which we noted some tips for starting up your sprinkler system this spring. Now that you’ve likely used your sprinkler system once or twice, it’s time to determine if your sprinkler system is functioning properly.

The reason this is important is because even natural wear and tear of your sprinkler system can lead to malfunctions, and significant water waste. Efficient water use requires ongoing preventive maintenance, in addition to quality repairs. So how can you check that your sprinkler system is operating?

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If You Believe You Don’t Need AC Maintenance, Think Again

April 19th, 2016

We may still be experiencing cooler temperatures, but it’s no secret that summers here can get pretty hot and sticky. With summer just a couple short months away, the time to turn your thoughts to air conditioning is now. If your air conditioner lacks proper care and maintenance, there’s a strong change that it can break down without much warning. However, scheduling regular AC maintenance may help you avoid this all together. Keep reading to discover additional benefits of routine, preventive AC maintenance.

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Cleaning Out Clogged Sprinkler Heads

April 11th, 2016

Spring is a time to get your yard back into shape, which means you’ll want to start up your home’s irrigation system soon. This may be something you can do on your own, or you might enlist the help of a professional to assist you in repairing leaks, replacing broken parts, and getting everything running smoothly.

One thing you might notice during sprinkler startup is that your sprinkler heads are clogged or dirty. We’ve got some tips on identifying dirty sprinkler heads or nozzles and cleaning them out in the guide below.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Functioning Properly?

April 4th, 2016

When springtime comes and it’s time to start thinking about maintaining your lawn and garden once more, you might just assume your sprinkler system is functioning properly. And if you took the proper maintenance steps to prepare your sprinkler for the winter, there’s a good chance that everything is working out fine.

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Starting Up Your Sprinkler in the Spring

March 28th, 2016

It’s finally time to start up your sprinkler system! Hopefully, you took some time in the winter to properly shut everything down, but if not you can always call in professionals if you need repairs, and test your system to find out. Learn how to start up your home’s irrigation system in the guide below.

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How Clearing Out Your Drains Protects Your Plumbing

March 21st, 2016

There are plenty of quick and easy “solutions” marketed towards homeowners frustrated by a major drain clog in the home. When the sink or tub won’t drain, you might feel tempted to go out and purchase a chemical drain cleaner or you may even use a small drain auger you purchased at the store. Learn why we recommend against these products, and why clearing out your drains completely is the way to go when your drains are clogged.

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Carbon Monoxide and Heating Systems: What You Should Know

March 14th, 2016

Recently, we helped out a family with a broken heater and a carbon monoxide (CO) detector that kept going off. This is a serious problem, and it was important that we took every precaution possible to control the situation. We gave this family extra time and attention and provided space heaters while we got the situation under control.

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How a Dirty Air Filter Could Lead to Repairs

March 7th, 2016

The air filter in your home heating and air system does more than just keep allergens out of the air. While it can assist in keeping your symptoms from acting up, the air filter was actually first designed for a different purpose. The blower fan must first suck air into the air conditioning and heating system before it can recirculate in your home at the proper temperature. But without a filter in place, it could also suck in some large particles that could damage the indoor blower unit.

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Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning for that Clog

February 29th, 2016

When you have problems with your drains, you want the problem gone quickly. Sometimes, a drainage issue affects only one fixture in your home. But sometimes, you have trouble getting multiple drains in the home to get rid of wastewater, and you may even have a problem with backup.

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