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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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A hot summer day is one of the worst times an air conditioning unit can fail, with many individuals seeking a resolution as they overheat. Thankfully, some problems don’t necessarily require extensive work on your end. Here's a look at some of the more common air conditioning unit problems and how to fix them.
When the outdoor temperatures skyrocket, you expect your air conditioner to keep your home cool. To do this, you need to ensure your air conditioner is prepared for these summer months. Here are a few tips to help you get your air conditioner ready.
When the summer heat arrives, there's nothing worse than flipping on your air conditioning and finding out it doesn't work. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to avoid such a scenario and make sure your air conditioning works. Here's a look at why your air conditioning needs to work this summer.
After your heating and cooling unit heats or cools air, it blows that air through ductwork into your home where it exits through vents. Ducts are flexible, thin metal tubes, which can rip or break due to age, pests, or the natural contraction and expansion they undergo as hot and cold air travels through them. When there is a hole, rip or tear in the ductwork, heated or cooled air can escape, rather than properly traveling through to your vents. This is why it is so important to have them repaired if needed. Here are two of the most common signs that your ductwork may have a rip or tear and need to be repaired or replaced.
The best way to maintain your plumbing system is to schedule an annual plumbing inspection with Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. We offer comprehensive assessment services including repair and plumbing replacement. A plumbing check-up could reveal small issues before they turn into costly problems. To schedule your check-up this spring, call us today. We’ll send a technician to your home to perform a point-by-point evaluation and let you know what we find.
Several factors can affect your plumbing system’s efficiency. Over time, worn out components and environmental factors can change the water pressure throughout the network. If you would like to find out how you can make your pipes operate more efficiently, contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. We can perform a full inspection of the system to determine where you are wasting money. Below are key areas we can assess to improve how well your plumbing performs.
A heat pump is part of a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that we install for both heating and cooling purposes. The pump circulates warm air from one location to another. Which direction the pump moves the air depends on the temperature outside (or the temperature needed inside the building). When it’s cold outside the pump takes the air and converts it to warm air before pushing inside the house. When it’s warm outside, the pump removes the warm air so that the AC unit can produce cold. It is the most vital component in your heating and cooling system. So, as you might guess, when the heat pump goes bad, it cripples the rest of the equipment.
Boilers are a standard heating system in both residential and commercial properties. Although different types of boilers offer a wide range of features, they mostly perform the same function. Boilers heat water, and then distribute it through a building via a piping network that channels through the walls, ceiling, or floors. Most boilers are powered by natural gas, oil, propane, or diesel fuel.
Today’s thermostats range from standard conventional units to programmable units with lots of bells and whistles. Our guide below can help you compare the different types of thermostats so that you can choose the right one for your home. Manufacturers design all features on modern units for comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at the three types of thermostats we install or repair.
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