Posted on 11/18/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
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 While you might think your system may be outdated and in need of replacement, boilers—when properly maintained—can last up to 50 years or longer.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.
Posted on 9/16/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
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.
Posted on 4/22/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
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.
Posted on 12/17/2018 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
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.
Posted on 10/22/2018 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
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.
Posted on 10/8/2018 2:02 PM By Steve's Plumbing
Winter is the best time to clean out the ductwork in your home. Your family will be indoors more often with sealed windows and doors. Since the air has nowhere to go, the dirty ductwork will continue to distribute dirty air throughout every house.
Posted on 6/11/2018 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
When it is time to purchase a new water heater, there are many factors to consider. Water heaters perform an important role in your home. Steve’s Plumbing and Heating in Central Wisconsin can help you determine which is right for your home and install it properly for you.
Posted on 10/23/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Is your heating and plumbing system ready for winter? If not, then an inspection from Steve’s Plumbing & Heating is in order. We can come to your home and assess both of this vital systems to determine how best to winterize your home. Below is a summary of how both of these services can benefit you.
Posted on 10/9/2017 7:54 AM By Steve's Plumbing
If you’re suffering from sinus or respiratory problems, then it could be due to dirty ductwork in your heating and air conditioning system. Each day, air continuously flows throughout your home. As it passes through the air ducts it both drops off and collects contaminants, allergens, and tiny dirt particles. Although the air filter in your HVAC system is designed to capture these pollutants, many of them still pass through, go into the unit and are cycled back through the air ducts once again. This happens day after day.