When it comes to caring for the pipes in your home, it's not always easy to identify a plumbing emergency. Some of the obvious signs include water pouring out of a pipe or a clog that you just can't clear – no matter how hard you try. However, what you might not realize is that there are also some subtle signs that indicate the need for an emergency plumber. Here are four signs that you need to call a plumber right away.
18 July 2019
Heat pumps aren't just for heating your home. When the weather turns blazing hot, you can enjoy summertime comfort simply by switching your heat pump to the cooling mode. Because heat pumps work on the same basic principles as an air conditioner, it's only a matter of reversing the process that normally brings comforting heat inside your home. When properly set up, a heat pump offers excellent cooling comfort. However, there's plenty you can do to further optimize your heat pump's effectiveness.
4 June 2019
Summer is almost here, which means that it's almost time for you to crank up your central air containing system. Even though your central AC system can save you from getting heat stroke inside of your own house, it may also cause you a stroke because of how high your energy bills are. So, how can you cool your house down while saving money at the same time? This article will take a closer look.
25 March 2019
It is important to make sure that you are well aware of whether you have a clog somewhere in your plumbing lines. This is important because even if the clog seems somewhat small at the moment and you are able to send waste water through the lines, it could be only a matter of time before the problem becomes much worse. It could get to the point where you are not able to use any water in the house because anything you try letting down the drain will just come right back up.
25 March 2019
With winter chills giving way to warmer springtime temperatures, now is a good time to choose your next heating solution. With so many models and options to choose from, buying a new heater can seem daunting to new shoppers. Fortunately, you can rely on this quick guide to give you a helping hand. 1. Measure Up Your Home's Heating Needs First Size is an often-ignored factor when it comes to buying a new heater.
11 February 2019
Tax season will be here before you know it. If you're expecting a refund, it's time to start making plans. If you've been putting off getting that new furnace, now would be the perfect time to talk to an HVAC company such as Lakeside Heating & A/C Inc. about a replacement. If you're not sure that you need a new heater, take a look at the list below. If any of the situations apply to you right now, you need a new furnace.
31 December 2018
When you're building a new home, costs can add up quickly. As such, it may be tempting to say "no" to certain features just because they're more costly than other options. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are an example of this phenomenon. Since they cost a lot more than traditional forced air or boiler systems, many people decide against them for their new home. But if you can somehow find the funds, geothermal systems really are a better choice.
26 November 2018
Your furnace is an appliance you probably use at least 6 months out of the year. But when was the last time your furnace was inspected or cleaned? If you aren't sure when or if this has ever been done, you may be decreasing the life of your appliance and could be setting yourself up for costly repairs. Read on for reasons why your furnace should have a tune-up. Lengthen the Life of Your Unit
15 October 2018
As fall approaches, you want to make sure that your home is ready for the cooler weather. You need to winterize your home so that you can reduce the amount of energy that your home loses throughout the day. You also need to take care of your HVAC system. Here are 4 tips for winterizing your home. Clean the Outside Part of Your HVAC System If you have an outside part of your HVAC system, now is the time to clean it up.
12 September 2018
Air conditioning best practices include keeping doors to rooms open in order to get the best possible air circulation. However, that means no one has privacy. If you're in your own place, that's not a concern. But in a house full of tenants, or even just a house full of teens trying to get some time out of their parents' gaze, an open bedroom door is akin to an enemy. People want their privacy, so those doors are going to be closed -- and you need to figure out how to keep your bills down since you won't have complete air circulation.
15 August 2018