Plumbing Manifolds: What Are They and What Do They Do?

September 12, 2022

If your home is relatively new or it has undergone a major renovation in recent years, it may use PEX plumbing for the water lines instead of copper pipes. In this case, the plumbing manifold is an important component of your water system. If your home uses in-floor, hydronic or radiant heating, you will also have a plumbing manifold. In either case, you may be wondering what the plumbing manifold is and what it does, which is what today’s post is all about. Understanding PEX Plumbing PEX is a type of flexible pipe that is

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Do Vaulted Ceilings Make Home Air Conditioning Less Efficient?

September 4, 2022

High ceilings continue to be a popular architectural design element for homes because they provide living spaces with the illusion of being larger than they actually are. They also allow space for additional skylights and windows that can flood a room with natural light. While vaulted ceilings are beautiful and do tend to lend homes an air of grandeur, there are some trade-offs involved, and among them is that rooms with vaulted ceilings are more difficult to cool and make air conditioning less efficient overall. How High Ceilings Decrease AC Efficiency Vaulted ceilings result in more

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How Often Should Your AC Unit Be Serviced?

August 18, 2022

AC units need regular servicing because they use a lot of energy and must be kept in good condition for them to work correctly. If you fail to do this, you end up paying more for your electricity bills in the long run, which will add up quickly if you don’t do anything about it. The best way to keep an AC unit running smoothly is by making sure to have a technician check it regularly so any issues can get fixed before they become too serious. That being said, “regularly” means a lot of different

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Tips on Replacing a Garbage Disposal

August 8, 2022

A good garbage disposal will last you at least 10 years. However, there are various components that can malfunction over time that may require you to replace your garbage disposal early. If you are in need of garbage disposal replacement, it’s always best to reach out to an experienced team of plumbers like ours at BEST Air Conditioning Plumbing Repair. Professional replacement will ensure that your disposal is installed correctly and safe to operate. Of course, some people will choose to replace their disposal themselves, so we’re going to share with you some of our best tips to ensure that the replacement process goes

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Comparing Copper vs. Galvanized Pipes

July 15, 2022

Galvanized pipes and copper pipes are both very common in residential and commercial buildings. While the material of your plumbing may not be something you think of often, it’s important to have an understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of the pipes in your home. The following covers everything you need to know about galvanized and copper pipes. Galvanized Pipes Nowadays, most plumbers prefer copper to galvanized pipes for your plumbing. Galvanized pipes are made when steel is dipped into a bath of molten zinc to coat them. They became popular after builders discontinued installing

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Tips on What to Do When Your AC Unit Freezes Up

July 10, 2022

A common problem many homeowners face is the freezing up of their air conditioning unit. This can be a significant inconvenience, and it’s important to know what to do when it happens. Freezing up could be a precursor to a bigger issue, such as broken refrigerant lines, so fixing whatever may have caused the unit to freeze up as soon as possible is essential. There’s nothing worse than an AC unit that won’t work properly in sweltering summer heat. You can do a few things when your unit freezes up, and the effort might save you from

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Complete Guide to Understanding HVAC Dampers

June 20, 2022

Dampers are mechanical components added to HVAC systems to increase comfort and energy efficiency and prolong the lifespan of the HVAC unit. An HVAC owner ought to understand dampers, their purpose, and how they can be used to improve a home or business. What Is an HVAC Damper? An HVAC damper is a device that controls the amount of airflow into or out of a home. Depending on the season, it can be used for both heating and cooling. In the winter, it can help keep your home warm by closing off any openings in the

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Does Air Conditioning Cause Air Pollution?

June 3, 2022

Air conditioning can cause air pollution if the system is not properly maintained and serviced. If you have an older AC system, there is a chance that it may be causing air pollution by releasing ozone-forming chemicals into the environment. However, this is less likely if your AC system was installed after 1994. Older models of air conditioning units were not designed to release low levels of ozone-producing chemicals in the same way that newer models are. This means that older models could be releasing higher ozone levels than more recent models, which would mean that they

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How to Use a Plumbing Snake

May 17, 2022

The plumbing system is one of the essential parts of any home, delivering water to the bathrooms, kitchen, and toilets as well as flushing dirty water. It’s also one of the most used systems in the houses, increasing the chances of getting clogged or blocked. Homeowners need to carry out frequent inspections and maintenance to ensure everything is operating optimally. During an inspection, you may notice your kitchen sink or bathroom drain is a little slower than usual. This is a sign of clogged drainage systems caused by hairs and materials such as food and dirt. Over time,

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How Can Vomit Affect Your Plumbing System?

May 12, 2022

While Snopes considered and largely disproved the old wives’ tale that vomit ruins plumbing, you can stop up your drains by vomiting into the sink. Only toilet plumbing can appropriately handle vomit. Sometimes, though, you can’t make it to the toilet. You reach the sink first. No one can fault you for where you get sick when you fall ill. However, you could cause yourself plumbing issues if you choose the sink over another option like the trash can or toilet. Why Is Vomit Bad for Plumbing? You probably don’t want to study

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