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What’s That Smell? Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Sometimes, an indication that your air conditioner needs repair will be obvious. For example, if it’s simply not turning on, or if it turns on but shuts off almost immediately, you’ll be overheated and desperate for a qualified technician to figure out what’s wrong. And if you hear a terrible grinding or clattering sound, you’ll be certain that something needs repair, even if you don’t know what.

One odd indicator of AC problems that’s often overlooked is odor. Your air conditioner should never make a noticeable smell. If you do smell something, it’s a sign of a problem. What’s wrong? Here are some clues.

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How Much Water Can a Plumbing Leak Waste?

Monday, May 20th, 2024

When you’ve got a catastrophic plumbing leak, and water is spraying or gushing out of a fixture or a damaged pipe, you know you have a serious emergency on your hands. And it’s clear that if you don’t address it immediately, your home will be severely water-damaged, and your water bill will be through the roof.

But what if you have a smaller leak? Can you safely ignore it? After all, a few drops of water won’t do much damage, will they? Actually, the water from a plumbing leak can add up surprisingly quickly. How much water can your minor plumbing leak waste? What should you do about it? We’ve got answers for you.

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Here Are the Top Ways to Prevent AC Failure During Another Scorching Summer!

Monday, May 6th, 2024

You really need your air conditioner during an Arizona summer. Aside from simply not having an air conditioner, what’s the worst thing that could happen to your comfortable home this summer? Well, having your air conditioner fail or break down would be very high on the list! That’s something you’d definitely rather avoid.

How can you prevent AC failure during this stretch of time when there will be so much pressure on your cooling system? We’ve got some great tips that will reduce the likelihood of AC breakdowns or repair needs in the coming months while your air conditioner is working so hard.

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How Professional Plumbers Locate Hidden Leaks

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Imagine water leaking somewhere in your home—somewhere out of sight. How in the world will you be able to determine where that leaking is occurring? If you can’t locate it precisely, will you have to tear down walls or tear up floors in order to seek it out so it can be repaired? This all sounds like a nightmare! But don’t worry, we’ve got good news for you.

While in the past, it was often much more challenging to pinpoint the source of plumbing leaks, things have changed a lot. Modern plumbers have modern equipment and know-how. With the help of advanced technology, professional plumbers can easily locate hidden leaks and repair them with precision. How? We’ll explain.

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How Mini Splits Cut Out Ducts From Central Heating and Cooling

Monday, March 25th, 2024

A mini split HVAC system is also sometimes called a ductless system. Why? Because it does not require ducts in order to heat and cool your home. How does a mini split eliminate the need for ducts? What are the benefits of going ductless? Can it really provide both AC and heat? We’ll explain everything.

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We Need Regular Furnace Maintenance, Even in Arizona

Monday, December 4th, 2023

You’re probably aware of the widely-given advice that furnace maintenance should be done every year. And you’re probably convinced that it’s absolutely necessary in places like snowy New England or windswept Minnesota.

But this is Arizona! Do our furnaces need to be maintained every single year, even when they see much less use than in some parts of the country? Yes. Here’s why.

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How Can You Tell You Need Detection for Hidden Leaks When the Leaks Are … Hidden?

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Some plumbing leaks are obvious. Water is spreading, pooling, dripping, or even spraying in areas where you can clearly see it. But sometimes, plumbing has a sneaky leak. With pipes running under floors and inside walls, how can you tell if a leak is happening?

Our leak detection specialists are amazing at finding the source of a leak in order to repair it. But first, you need to know it’s time to call them in. How can you determine whether you’ve got a plumbing leak in a sneaky spot? We’ve got a list of signs for you to watch out for.

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The Best Benefits of Switching Out Your Old Heat Pump for a Mini Split System

Monday, November 6th, 2023

If you’ve had a heat pump for years now, you’re well aware of just how fantastic they are. They provide excellent air conditioning, and their efficiency when it comes to heating just can’t be beat.

But did you know that you could be experiencing something even better? Your old heat pump might still be working, but you could reap some amazing benefits by replacing it with a new mini split.

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Got an Old AC? Great Reasons to Upgrade to a New One at the End of the Year

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

If you’ve got an air conditioner that’s past its prime, you might be thinking that you’ll consider getting a new one in the spring, before the weather gets hot. That’s definitely an option, but it might not be your best option. There are some very good reasons to consider choosing a new AC system now and getting it installed this fall. Here are some factors to weigh.

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Drain Flies and Other Bad Drain Troubles

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Have you noticed tiny flies around your sink or other drains? While they’re unpleasant—and it’s even worse to think about the eggs they’re surely laying—they don’t pose any serious health risks to humans. However, they can be a sign of serious problems with your drain and sewer plumbing, and those problems could lead to health hazards.

We’ve got you covered. Here are some simple drain fly removal tips and information about how to address the underlying plumbing issues that make your drains appeal to drain flies.

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