Advanced Home Services Blog

Don’t Forget to Change Your Furnace Filter!

September 26th, 2016

Temperatures have finally started cooling down, signaling the start of the heating season. But wait! Is your furnace truly ready? If you’ve already had maintenance done, then you very likely had your furnace filter changed too. However, while a maintenance visit is a once-a-year need, a furnace change or cleaning is not.

Your HVAC system’s air filter protects the cabinet that houses your AC system and your furnace. It prevents dust and other debris from entering through the return air vents and creating damage. However, if you neglect your air filter then it will become clogged and significantly reduce airflow. This results in an inefficient furnace and can create other problems as well.

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How Clean Is Your Furnace and Why Does It Matter?

September 19th, 2016

The drop in nighttime temperatures in the last week had many of us firing up our furnaces for the first time this season. Hopefully, you had maintenance conducted before the season began. However, if you did not then you skipped one very important furnace task: cleaning. But why do furnaces need to be clean? Won’t yours work just as well if it has a little bit of dirt or dust around it?

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What Do Technicians Look for During Furnace Maintenance?

September 12th, 2016

As we discussed in mid-August, even though our current temperatures don’t make it seem so, now is the perfect time to schedule your furnace maintenance. And before you think about skipping this important service consider this: would you ever skip a maintenance appointment for your car? Chances are, you wouldn’t, because you would be stranded at some point with an inoperable vehicle.

A prematurely broken down furnace is no less inconvenient than a broken down car, especially if you’re in the middle of winter when it fails you. A furnace tune-up will help you save money of the course of a year by keeping your system running as efficiently as possible and reducing the potential for repair needs in the future. But what actually happens during this service appointment?

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Beware These Water Heater Problems

September 5th, 2016

The water heater in your home is the one appliance on your home that is blindly relied upon the most. You need it for cooking, keeping clean, and much more. It’s imperative that you have a quality water heater installed by a professional, so that it will last for years before needing repairs—which are less likely if you keep up on maintenance.

However, no water heater is completely immune. In fact, almost no appliance goes 100% without repair needs throughout its lifespan, no matter how durable a system or how much maintenance it has received. But when you do need repairs, you can count on our professionals to do the job, and do it right. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of water heater problems so you can call for repairs as soon as you need them.

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Do You Need Roto Drain Cleaning Services?

August 29th, 2016

Since most of your plumbing is hidden from sight, it can be hard to determine if and when you are experiencing problems with said plumbing. If you know where to look, however, and what to look for, then you can usually identify a need for a drain cleaning roto service way before any serious issues crop up.

A roto rooter-type drain clog remover is a short length of line—typically made from metal or plastic—that is slid down the drain to run into and remove your clog. This type of service is ideal for clogs that are close to the drain. But how do you know if you need this service to begin with? Keep reading to learn about a couple of signs that you do in fact need professional drain cleaning.

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It’s Almost Time for a Heating System Tune-Up!

August 22nd, 2016

It may seem too early to be thinking about our heating systems, particularly when temperatures have yet to drop below 80 during the day. However, as kids start heading back to school it’s a busy time of year, and it’s very easy to forget about this important task.

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How Often Do You Change Your HVAC Air Filter?

August 15th, 2016

It may be nearing the end of summer, but we still have plenty of warmer weather to contend with in the next month or so. As such, you’ll want your AC system to effectively get you through the rest of the summer season as efficiently as possible. If you can’t remember the last time you changed your system’s air filter though, then you may have a problem with that.

Your air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is there to protect its inside components from dirt, dust, and other debris that can obstruct airflow and make it harder for your system to do its job. Dirty air filters can also lead to problems with iced over coils and damaged AC components. But how often should you change your air filter? The short answer is—it depends. The longer answer has been provided below.

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Beware These Common End of Season Air Conditioner Issues

August 8th, 2016

As hard as it may be to believe at the moment, the cooling season will be over in just a couple short months. In the meantime, we have plenty of days of soaring temperatures left to contend with. Hopefully, your air conditioner has served you well this summer and you haven’t had any huge emergencies.

However, the end of summer is usually when air conditioners are likely to suffer breakdowns. They may be constructed to stand up to high temperatures and many years of use, but they can only take so much—particularly without regular maintenance. If your air conditioning system is aging or hasn’t had professional maintenance in a while, then you’ll definitely want to be aware of some of the common end of season AC issues you may have to deal with.

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What Happens During Your AC Maintenance Appointment?

August 1st, 2016

With the soaring temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, we hope that you haven’t had any problems with your air conditioning system. If you’ve had a routine maintenance appointment done in the past year and followed up with recommended repairs, then you probably haven’t. However, avoiding maintenance can lead to many problems, including premature system breakdown.

We understand that many people avoid AC maintenance because they believe it’s an unnecessary cost. On the contrary though. Having maintenance done saves you money by helping you stay on top of small repairs and problems before they become huge, costlier emergencies. To truly help you understand the importance of maintenance, we’ve shared some of the steps our HVAC technicians take during this appointment below.

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Pay Attention to These Signs Your AC Needs Repair

July 25th, 2016

If you go to turn on your air conditioner and nothing happens, then you of course know that something is seriously wrong and you need to call for repairs right away. But what if it seems to be working—albeit with troubling symptoms? When is the right time to call for air conditioner repairs then?

In order for your air conditioning system to last all through summer and for the years to come, you should schedule regular maintenance to prevent emergencies, and should stay on top of any repair needs, even if seemingly minor. To determine if you need to call for AC repair, pay attention to the following signs we’ve mentioned below.

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