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Home Heating Issues? Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Thermostat

Steve’s Plumbing and Heating explains common signs that your HVAC thermostat is in need of replacement.

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Own an Older Home? What You Need to Know About Boiler Maintenance

If you own a vintage home, there’s a good chance you’re still heating your house with an old fashioned boiler system. While you might think your system may be outdated and in need of replacement, boilers—when properly maintained—can last up to 50 years or longer. They’re typically more energy-efficient than furnaces and produce a tremendous amount of heat, which is perfect for our frigid Wisconsin winters. Rather than replacing your older heating system, take the necessary steps to make sure it stands the test of time. How can you do that? It all boils down to taking proper care of your boiler on a regular basis. Below, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain what you can do to maintain your boiler properly.

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Furnace vs. Heat Pump: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re looking to upgrade your heating system before winter strikes, you’re almost out of time! When it comes to heating your home, you have a couple of options: a furnace or a heat pump. Which one should you choose? Is one better than the other? At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we get a lot of questions from homeowners who aren’t sure which heating option is best suited to their home. We’ve put together this brief breakdown of the differences between a heat pump and a furnace and what you should consider when making your decision.

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8 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drains

Tossing things down the drain when you’re in a hurry might seem convenient—after all, if it goes down, it’s basically like throwing it away, right? Wrong. When you toss the wrong things down your drain, they can get caught in your plumbing, potentially contributing to severe clogs. At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, it’s our job to keep your plumbing functioning as efficiently as possible. To help you keep your pipes in top form, we’ve put together this list of eight things you should never put down your drains. Take a look.

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Plumbing Preparation: How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter

Winter is quickly approaching, which means you don’t have much time to get your plumbing ready for cold weather. In Wisconsin, we all know just how damaging freezing temperatures can be to our pipes. However, you can save yourself from a springtime plumbing disaster by taking the appropriate preventative measures. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating explain what you can do to help ensure your pipes stay in tip-top condition year-round.

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Indoor Air Quality: How Winter Can Make Your Allergies Worse

Everyone knows that winter is cold and flu season, and spring is allergy season, right? But what if we told you that winter can often make your allergies worse? You know that stuffy nose you always get? Or how about the itchy, dry eyes that plague you all winter long? While you may have assumed the common cold was causing your symptoms, chances are your allergies were to blame. What’s causing your worsened allergy symptoms during winter? The experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain.

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Dry Skin Getting You Down? How a Permanent Humidifier Can Help

Winter weather is notorious for sapping your skin of its much-needed moisture. Harsh winds, sub-zero temperatures, and dry air can really do a number on your skin over the span of our snowy months here in Wisconsin. And while slathering yourself in lotion multiple times a day might be a quick fix, what your skin (and nasal passages, lips, and eyes) really need is more moisture in the air. How can you achieve that? With a permanent humidifier inside your home! The professionals at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain what humidity control is and how it can benefit you and your family.

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What’s That Noise? Your Guide to Common Plumbing Sounds

Have you been hearing strange gurgling noises coming from your sink or bath? How about unusual banging or vibrations when you shut your water off? If this sounds familiar, you likely have a plumbing problem in need of attention. Plumbing system wear-and-tear is completely normal, and as your system ages, you may start noticing intermittent, unusual sounds. It’s highly important that you address these noises as soon as you hear them to avoid more costly future repairs. Today, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating are here to educate you on the most common plumbing noises and what they can indicate.

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Make Sure Your Home’s Heating System is Ready for Winter

Autumn is almost here, and that means that winter is just around the corner. In Wisconsin, we all know how important it is to be prepared for the brutal cold of the winter season. But, while we’re still out basking in the warm sunshine, our homes’ heating systems are the least of our worries. A well-maintained heating system is key to staying comfortable during the long winter season, so don’t skip your autumn preparations. To help you prepare for winter, our experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating discuss how to get your system ready for the frigid days ahead.

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Dripping Faucet? Why You Need to Have it Repaired

Drip, drip, drip—the sound of your hard-earned dollars going straight down the drain. That annoying dripping faucet doesn’t just raise your utility bill; it could end up causing damage to your home, too. If you’ve noticed a consistent drip from any of the faucets throughout your home, it’s important to address the issue before it gets out of hand. What can happen when you ignore that bothersome drip for too long? The plumbing professionals at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating discuss the consequences below.

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