9 Signs That You Need a New Furnace

September 20, 2021

When the temperatures start to dip, most people turn to the furnace to keep the house warm and cozy. With continued use, the furnace will begin to experience natural wear and tear. Despite the model or how well you care for your unit, the furnace will eventually fail at one point. This can be very inconvenient, especially if it stops working in the middle of the cold season. Therefore, it’s a good idea that you watch out for warning signs and replace your unit early enough. Here are a few indications that you need a new furnace.

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Why Are My Plumbing Pipes Making Noises?

August 20, 2021

Have you ever been relaxing at home and been suddenly startled by a banging, wheezing, groaning, or popping noise coming from the walls? Plumbing pipes can be surprisingly noisy. Many of the reasons for loud pipes are perfectly harmless, but sometimes, noisy pipes can mean you have a problem. Here are seven common reasons why your pipes are loud and what you can do to fix the issue. 1. You Have a Clog If you hear weird bubbling or gurgling noises, the culprit might be a clog. Clogs create noise because they impede normal water flow,

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What Do Thermostat Modes/Settings Mean?

July 19, 2021

Your home thermostat can be the key to electricity savings throughout the warm summer months. However, to optimize your savings, you need to properly understand how to operate your thermostat. Just a couple of wrong settings can make your house feel uncomfortable and even take a nice chunk of change out of your wallet. Temperature The most crucial setting on your entire system is the temperature. The temperature that you input into your thermostat is going to be the deciding factor for when your air conditioning unit kicks on and off. If you want your

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 21, 2021

An efficient cooling system is essential for every Las Vegas home. When it’s sweltering hot, it can be frustrating for your AC unit to break down. Fortunately, you can solve some technical issues by resetting your system. Additionally, you may take advantage of a reset to reconfigure your air conditioner to optimize energy savings and comfort. Keep reading to learn how to reset your air conditioning system and some of the benefits. Resetting During a Power Outage During the summer, Las Vegas can be blistering hot, with highs of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, power

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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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