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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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Why We Recommend Regular Duct Cleaning

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Do you have ductwork in your home? You probably do. This system became common in the early 1970s, when new homes started to be built to accommodate central air conditioning. So if you do have ductwork, it could have been there for decades! Even if it’s much newer than that, it can be a little mysterious. What’s inside there? Most parts of our homes are accessible enough that we can clean them ourselves. But that’s not the case with ductwork. This job requires a professional.

What’s going on in your ductwork doesn’t have to be a mystery any longer! With regular duct cleaning, there’s no need to wonder or worry.

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Tips to Ease Late Summer Stress on Your AC

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Autumn is approaching, but right now it’s still very hot, and your air conditioner has been working hard to keep you comfortable these last few months. The last thing you want right now is a major AC repair or a breakdown leaving you stranded in the heat while you wait for a technician. How can you keep your AC unit running smoothly for the rest of the summer? Here are some tips for limiting stress on your air conditioner.

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Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool the House?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Summer in Arizona! It’s pretty incredible out there, isn’t it? Make sure you drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen, and if you start to overheat, get back indoors where you have a reliable air conditioner.

But wait—what’s that you say? Your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home evenly? If you have hot spots in your home that your AC unit can’t seem to cool, or some rooms stay much warmer than others, we’ve got solutions for you.

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What to Expect When You Schedule AC Repair

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Of course, it would be wonderful if appliances always operated smoothly and nothing ever went wrong. But complex systems like air conditioners have many components that can encounter problems, and even the best air conditioner will occasionally need repairs. When that does happen, make sure to get repairs done promptly, so the problem doesn’t worsen.

If you’re not sure what to expect when a technician comes to repair your AC unit, you’ll be better prepared once you’ve read this.

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Slab Leaks 101: Causes, Detection, and Repair

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

It may seem like the concrete slab or basement floor is the absolute bottom level of your home. But did you know that both hot and cold water pipes run under there? You can’t see them, but when they leak, they can cause major problems for you and your home. These slab leaks have a variety of causes, and they can be hard to spot, so here’s our guide on what to look for, and what to do if you suspect a slab leak.

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