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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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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.
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.
It's one of the worst things a homeowner can experience, but there are quite a few things you can do to prevent serious damage to your home (and income) in the event your water heater tank breaks. Thankfully, we're not only make the situation considerably less stressful, but walk you through the steps so you can rebound as soon as possible. Here's a look at what to do in the event your water heater tank breaks.
A water heater is one of the big workhorses of your home, but it's also one of the easiest to ignore. When it's well-maintained and running properly, it is almost silent. It's also typically stationed in a basement or utility room, so you don't see it every day. Despite all of this, it does require some maintenance.
Your water heater is an important appliance in your home. It is responsible for providing the hot water you need to shower, wash your dishes and clean your laundry. Unfortunately though, this important appliance does not last forever. There are many factors that affect just how long your water heater will last, including its size, brand, how often it is used and how well maintained it is. If your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan, it will give you signs that it may need to be replaced. Here are a few of the most common signs that it may be time to replace your hot water heater.
Are you wondering why your hot water supply is running out faster than it should? Now is an excellent time to contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating in Wisconsin Rapids. We can assess your water heater and get it performing in peak condition once again. The good news is that we can fix these types of problems in a relatively short period. Give us a call and let us help you when your water heater goes out.
Tankless water heaters have emerged over the last decade as the new standard for water temperature control. But do tankless water heaters save you money? Below, we compare tank water heaters and tankless water heaters to help you decide which one is best for your home. If you would like to know more about the features and benefits of tankless water heaters, contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. We’re here to answer all your questions.
Your heating and plumbing systems are among the essential components in our home. Therefore, it would help if you protected them from the freezing cold temperatures. With winter on the way, we recommend that you schedule a complete plumbing and heating inspection before the temperatures plummet and the snowstorms arrive.
Beginning in October, you’ll change your air conditioning from cooling to heating. Preparing your furnace for the Minnesota winters is essential for keeping your family comfortable and safe as temperatures plummet below freezing. Preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring that your furnace operates at peak performance when you need it most.
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