Home Improvements to Stop Winter Colds

November 30th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

With the weather turning chilly here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, you’re likely bracing for the annual waves of winter colds to hit, as well as taking steps to keep your family healthy. Our household HVAC system can play a surprisingly large role in that. Indoor air quality upgrades and similar installations can help cut down on winter colds, stopping germs and viruses in their tracks and helping you and your family lead happier, healthier lives. Here’s a brief list of options you may want to consider. Continue Reading

Prevent Clogged Kitchen Pipes This Holiday Season

November 24th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

Thanksgiving is here this week, and Christmas is just around the corner. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, that means a lot of work in the kitchen, which can mean unexpected clogs and other problems with food tossed down your drain. A good garbage disposal can help you out, and plumbing services are available on short call to unclog your stuck pipes, but that’s the last thing you want to deal with when turkey is in the oven and relatives are on their way. You can prevent clogged kitchen pipes this holiday season by using a few key tips. Continue Reading

Stop Frozen Pipes Before They Start

November 23rd, 2015 by Michael Henderson

Temperatures are dropping every day here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, and that means winter will be on its way soon. And among the biggest dangers to your home in the winter is the possibility of frozen pipes. Water expands when it freezes, which puts a huge amount of strain on the sides of your pipes. If they burst, you could find yourself with a huge – and expensive – mess on your hands. Our trained plumbers are standing by to deal with burst pipes, but we believe that preventing the problem is much better than fixing it. You can stop frozen pipes before they start by applying a few judicious techniques. Continue Reading

UV Germicidal Lights Keep You Healthy This Winter

November 16th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

When the temperatures start dropping here in Springfield, PA, you can rest assured that colds and flu bugs won’t be far behind. We tend to button up our homes for the winter in order to keep the heat from escaping. It’s a wise policy for saving energy, but it means that the air in your house can easily stagnate, and when germs of flu bugs come in, they can easily circulate to infect every member of your household. This is of especial concern if you have a newborn in the house, or if your family includes elderly members with compromised immune systems. Continue Reading

Is Your Furnace Short Cycling?

November 10th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

With autumn upon us in Havertown and Springfield, PA, now is the time to take a good hard look at your heating system and address any lingering issues before the winter snows start to fall. Short cycling ranks among the more common problems with furnaces that have seen a lot of use, and if it’s not addressed it can cost you a great deal in unnecessary repairs and high energy bills. It’s fairly easy to tell if your furnace is short cycling: it will turn on and off rapidly throughout the day, often before it has a chance to adequately heat your home. But what causes it, and why is it such a problem? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Install a Pressure Regulation Valve

November 2nd, 2015 by Michael Henderson

A pressure regulation valve is installed in your home here in Havertown and Springfield, PA by a qualified professional, and as its name states, it regulates the water pressure in your home. Most pipes can comfortably support water pressure of about 80 psi (pounds per square inch), and can go brief periods where the pressure is much higher. But if the psi is 100-150 or even more for extended lengths of time, there could be some serious plumbing problems, problems a pressure regulation valve can spare your house from. Here are 3 reasons to install one that you should consider. Continue Reading

Always Let a Professional Treat Your Clogged Pipes

October 27th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

Plumbing clogs and back-ups are pretty common in most homes, and there are plenty of do-it-yourself solutions available to treat such problems. But in point of fact, those solutions rarely do an ideal job, and in many cases simply kick the problem down the road for you to deal with again a few months later. Sometimes, it can actively harm you or your system, especially if you’re dealing with harsh chemical cleansers. Rather than dealing with half-measures, always let a professional treat your clogged pipes. That way, you can be assured of getting the problem dealt with properly, and here in Springfield, PA, you have an option that you can trust on that front. But why, specifically, should a professional plumber treat your clogs? Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn’t Blowing Hot Air

October 26th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

It’s a disconcerting feeling. You fire up your furnace on a blustery cold Havertown, PA day, only to feel cool air coming out of your vents. Or perhaps the air is warm, but not nearly as warm as you were expecting, leading to higher bills and increased strain on your system. Either way, you need a qualified repair technician to step in and take care of the problem. The good news is that there are qualified companies in the area who can do a fantastic job for you. But it may help you to understand some of the possible reasons why your furnace isn’t blowing hot air. We’ve listed three of them below. Continue Reading

Now is the Time for an HVAC Maintenance Session

October 19th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

After a long summer, we’re in the throes of fall here in Havertown and Springfield, PA. That makes an ideal time to schedule an HVAC maintenance session: treating your air conditioner which is getting ready to sit idle for a few months and your heater which will soon be called upon to keep your house warm every day. It can be hard to see the advantages of spending money on maintenance, especially if your system appears to be firing on all cylinders. In truth, however, the benefits of regular maintenance far outweigh the costs. Here’s a few factors to consider. Continue Reading

Install a Humidifier this Winter

October 12th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

With the leaves turning here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, freezing cold weather won’t be far behind. And with it comes low humidity, dry air and a host of issues that that creates. Low humidity levels are an unfortunate fact of life during the winter, but as a homeowner, you don’t have to let it stay that way. A whole-house humidifier, installed by professional technicians, can be just the thing you need to relieve your discomfort. If you schedule an installation now, you should have it in place before the snows fall, and can take advantage of the benefits throughout the entire winter. Here’s why you should install a humidifier this winter. Continue Reading