What to Do When Your Water Pipes Burst

October 5th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

No one likes to think about burst pipes, but with winter on its way here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, the possibility is always there. The best defense is usually a good offensive, and preventative measures like regularly draining your pipes or installing insulation for problem areas. But if the worst occurs and your pipes do burst, you need to know what to do before it all happens. Frozen and burst pipes can be catastrophic, and people often have a tendency to not think during a moment of crisis. If you have a good idea of what to do when your water pipes burst, the more quickly you can act when the moment comes, and the more damage to your home and property you can prevent. Here’s a quick rundown of the smart steps. Continue Reading

Heating Tips for Fall

September 29th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

We’ve officially entered fall and it won’t be long before your heating system will be in use every day to keep your home cozy and warm against the cold temperatures outside in our Havertown and Springfield, PA weather. Now is the time to prepare your heater for the cold weather, utilizing a few tips and tricks to help keep it running as it should. You probably already know some good methods to keep your heating bills down, such as wearing warm clothes and setting the thermostat a few degrees cooler than you’re accustomed to. If you’d like to take some more substantial tips this fall, we have a few we’d like to share with you. Continue Reading

Signs That Your Water Heat is Experiencing Problems

September 28th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

We rarely worry too much about our water heaters until they experience problems. They’re designed to sit unobtrusively in a basement or garage, quietly doing their jobs without much fuss. But that job is extremely important – especially in areas with cold winters like Havertown or Springfield, PA – and when your water heater experiences issues, you need to get them treated quickly lest you find yourself without hot water on a cold winter’s day. Ideally, you should plan for regular maintenance sessions to help stop these issues, but in general, the sooner you spot them, the better. Continue Reading

Now Is the Time to Replace Your Chimney Liner

September 21st, 2015 by Michael Henderson

We’ve officially entered fall, which means that cool weather is on its way and residents of Havertown and Springfield, PA will start putting their fireplaces to use again. That also means planning for some maintenance on your fireplace in the next few weeks, including the chimney liner. The more attention you can give it now, when temperatures are still relatively warm, the fewer problems you may run into when you really need your fireplace to function. Here’s a brief breakdown of the kinds of problems chimney liners can experience, and when you need to look at relining. Continue Reading

Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Winter

September 14th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

We still have some hot days ahead of us here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, but with Labor Day over, the time has come to get ready for the fall heating season. That means shutting off your air conditioner until the spring in the next few weeks, but there’s more to getting your air conditioner ready for the winter than simply turning a switch on your wall. With proper preparation, you can ensure that the inclement weather doesn’t affect your system, and that it will be ready to go without trouble when you need it again next spring. Here’s a simple two-stage process to get your air conditioner ready for winter. Continue Reading

Late Summer Problems with Your Air Conditioner

September 7th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

We’ve entered the final few weeks of summer, and here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, our air conditioning systems have been taxed to the limits to keep our homes and businesses cool. If you’ve kept your system well-maintained, it shouldn’t have any problems, but this is the most likely time of the year for trouble to develop, and when it does, you need to be able to spot the signs. Late summer problems with your air conditioner can be addressed effectively, but the sooner you can call in a technician, the better. Here’s a list of some of the more common issues. Continue Reading

What do SEER Ratings Mean for my Air Conditioner?

September 1st, 2015 by Michael Henderson

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner you may have noticed a specific figure called a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it’s a way of measuring how efficient your air conditioner is. It can have huge implications for your system’s power consumption and by extension how much you pay for quality air conditioning in your home. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, we’re in the tail end of cooling season, which means you may be considering replacing your system with a new one. SEER ratings can have a huge impact on how your system performs. Continue Reading

How Does Hard Water Affect My Plumbing?

August 31st, 2015 by Michael Henderson

Hard water sounds like a serious health risk. In point of fact it’s not. It’s simply water with a particularly high mineral content. Said minerals are typically calcium and magnesium, which aren’t dangerous to humans, though they do lend the water a distinctively mineral taste. While not harmful, however, they can cause problems in your household, particularly in the plumbing. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, our soil content is such that hard water can be an ongoing issue. Here’s how hard water affects your plumbing and what you can do to stop it. Continue Reading

How Do Air Filtration Systems Help Your Air Conditioner?

August 24th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

Air filtration systems work to improve the quality of your indoor air quality in various ways, from eliminating germs to raising or lowering the humidity level. They’re important on their own as a good way to help your house feel fresher and cleaner, as well as reducing the risk of illness with your family. But they can do more than that. When installed correctly by trained technicians here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, they can also help out your air conditioner immensely by reducing strain and lowering your monthly bills. Here’s a quick primer on how air filtration systems help your air conditioner. Continue Reading

3 Reasons Not to Wait for Air Conditioning Repair

August 17th, 2015 by Michael Henderson

When your air conditioner runs into serious problems, most people know that they need to call a repair technician immediately. But not every problem results in a breakdown and in many cases your air conditioner will keep running despite it. We’re in the final phase of summer here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, and many homeowners may want to tough it out in the face of a minor air conditioning problem: letting it run during these final weeks of hot weather and calling in a repair session only after the temperatures drop. This can be a huge mistake. Here are 3 reasons not to wait for air conditioning repair as the summer of 2015 enters its last few weeks. Continue Reading