Frequently Asked Questions

If you're a homeowner, there are probably a lot of questions that you have about your home's indoor comfort systems. We'll answer some of the most commonly asked questions by homeowners. We'll be covering topics like repairs and maintenance. So if you're curious about something related to your home, keep reading!

What is the most frequent problem with water heaters?

The most prevalent problem with water heaters is that they can rust out. Corrosion causes small holes to form in the tank which causes leaks. Eventually, a hole gets big enough for you to not be able to patch it up easily, and then you have to replace the heater. This type of failure is usually brought on by neglecting to drain the tank on a yearly basis. If you have a water heater that is more than 10 years old, it should be drained and flushed out every year.

When a plunger doesn't work, how do you unclog a toilet?

There are a few ways to unclog a toilet when a plunger doesn't work. One is to use a closet auger. This is a long, flexible metal coil that you can snake down the drain until it hits the clog. You then crank the handle on the end of the coil to push the clog out. If the clog is further down the drainpipe, you can try to use a chemical drain cleaner. Always read and follow all directions on chemical cleaners before using them. You may need to call a plumber if these do not work.

What should you look for when purchasing an air conditioner?

The most important thing to look for when purchasing an air conditioner is the SEER rating. The higher this number is, the less energy it will use over time. The lower the number, the more your utility bill will be throughout its life. Additionally, you should research what kind of warranty comes with it. A good warranty to have on an air conditioner is 10 years on the compressor and 5 years on other parts. Finally, you should make sure that the unit is the correct size for your home. An air conditioner that is too small will not be able to cool your home adequately, while one that is too large will cycle on and off too often, wasting energy.

Is it possible that a faulty thermostat is causing my heater to fail?

It is possible that a faulty thermostat could be causing you to have heating problems. Thermostats should be checked for proper operation occasionally, as they can stop working correctly if dirt or lint builds up on them. If the thermostat seems to not be responding properly, it should be replaced. However, if the problem persists after replacing the thermostat, you should call a professional.

How do you fix a ductless mini split?

To fix a ductless mini split, you need to know is what caused the problem. If your unit is not coming on, make sure that the breaker isn't tripped and check for any problems with fuses or circuit breakers. If it has power and still will not run, call a professional as there may be another issue beyond your knowledge. If your unit is making a loud noise, this could be due to a refrigerant leak and you should contact a professional immediately before more damage occurs.

How difficult is it to repair electrical wiring?

It is not difficult to repair electrical wiring, but it should only be done by a qualified professional. Electrical wiring can be dangerous if not handled properly. If you are experiencing problems with your electrical wiring, contact a professional immediately. They will be able to diagnose the problem and make any necessary repairs.

How often should a whole house generator be serviced?

It is important to service your whole house generator regularly. If you do not, it can cause fuel problems and other major issues. When servicing your generator, replace the oil and clean the spark plugs. Additionally, check all connections for any signs of wear or rust. These types of repairs should be done at least once a year, but more often if you use it regularly.

Remember, if you have any questions or need additional assistance, our team is here to help. Give us a call today—we would be happy to answer any of your questions and provide solutions for all your home needs.