What Type of Plumbing Pipe Is Best?

May 10, 2021

No matter what room you’re in or what you’re doing, you’re probably near a gas or water pipe. It makes sense to get familiar with these materials before there’s a problem. Unfortunately, we don’t usually think about the various tubes running through our homes and offices until something goes wrong. The Most Common Types of Tubing in The Plumbing Industry In the plumbing industry, copper and PVC are the two most common types of pipe used inside homes and businesses. Choosing the right one for your house depends on several factors, including cost, durability and

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

Listen, did you hear that noise coming from your air conditioner? If so, it may be trying to tell you something is not working properly. By tracking down the noise, you can get an idea of what may be wrong, and start guessing at the repair costs. Do not worry if you are not an air conditioning expert. A simple review of this list will put you ahead of most people and help you know when you need to service your system. Rattling The average air conditioning system will last 10 to 15

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 16, 2021

If you’re like most Las Vegas, NV, homeowners, you don’t spend much time thinking about your water heater. As long as it delivers hot water when you turn on the tap or shower, you probably don’t give it a second thought. However, skipping regular maintenance could cause your water heater to experience more malfunctions or a shorter lifespan. One of the best ways to make sure that your water heater efficiently heats water and lasts for as long as possible is to drain it once a year. Here are some tips on how to do it safely and without making

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Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 4, 2021

The monsoon season and other heavy rainfall that happens throughout the Las Vegas area and other parts of the desert southwest is a blessing that rejuvenates the landscape. It can also wreak havoc on your property, however. After significant amounts of rain come through the area, you may have erosion, debris, standing water, and other issues. Heavy rains and the resulting water flow also threaten your plumbing system. How Heavy Rain Damages Plumbing Systems Significant rainfall in the desert southwest cannot be absorbed quickly by the ground, so the water most often flows along the surface.

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Plumbing System

January 21, 2021

Things go wrong with plumbing systems, which could frustrate many homeowners. Plumbing repairs are often unavoidable, as pipes, lines, and fixtures might suffer from wear and tear. And then there are avoidable plumbing disasters. Unfortunately, homeowners may contribute to damage inflicted on a plumbing system. Here is a look at some common ways to possibly avoid damaging a plumbing system and, hopefully, avoiding unnecessary plumbing repair jobs. Avoid Neglecting Routine Plumbing Care Plumbing systems may age, which leads to wear. Other factors, such as excess moisture or even ground shifting, could cause

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Traditional Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

December 16, 2020

You rely on your Las Vegas, NV, home’s water heater for comfortable showers and baths, essential hygiene and cleaning needs. If there’s a problem with your water heater, you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. When replacing your water heater, you’ll have a lot of options, including a traditional one with a storage tank versus a tankless option. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing a traditional water heater versus a tankless water heater. Type There are several types of storage water heaters and tankless water heaters. Heat pump water heaters

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7 Benefits of Choosing Energy Efficient Heating and Plumbing Systems

November 19, 2020

When it’s time to replace or upgrade your plumbing fixtures and heating system in Las Vegas, NV, it’s wise to choose energy-efficient solutions. Energy-efficient plumbing and heating systems are designed to reduce resource usage, save money, and maintain your comfort. Here are seven of the top benefits of choosing energy-efficient plumbing and heating fixtures for your Las Vegas home. 1. Smaller Carbon Footprint Heating and plumbing use a lot of energy resources. Installing fixtures that don’t waste as much heat lowers your home’s energy use. Instead of waiting for a minute or two for water to

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Can My AC System Remove Humidity in the Air?

October 20, 2020

Humidity is a sign that there’s dampness in the air. To be comfortable, you need the right balance — not too humid and not too dry. While regions like Southern Nevada experience very dry summer air, this can change dramatically when rain or cloud cover occurs. This shift in weather can cause humidity inside the home. Here in Las Vegas, many homeowners worry that their HVAC systems will make their homes even drier. Perhaps you have a humidifier and don’t want your air conditioner working against it. Your AC will certainly deliver the cold air you

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How To Determine if Your AC Needs Emergency Service

September 20, 2020

Having a functional air conditioner is great, but how will you know when your air conditioner is about to suddenly shut off, leaving you suffocating in the house during the summer season? Fortunately, there are several signs to watch for that indicate you may be in need of emergency service. Knowing what to listen to and look for to avoid an interruption can save you a headache. Here are signs that will help you determine if you need an emergency AC repair. The Vents Blow Hot Air When your AC is running correctly, you can expect

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 8, 2020

For most people, the choice of which air filter to use comes down to whichever model is cheapest at their local hardware store. For truly effective filtering, though, a little more research needs to be done. Among air filters, pleated filters stand out, which is why they’re one of the most popular types of air filters in use. What makes a pleated filter so effective for your Las Vegas home? If you understand the science behind these filters, you will quickly realize why they’re the best option to use with your HVAC system.

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