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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some common questions customers ask about their plumbing, heating and cooling systems. If you have a question, we’d love to hear from you.

Our professional plumbers and HVAC techs have taken the time to answer these frequently asked questions for your convenience.


When Is The Right Time To Replace My HVAC System?

There are a number of different signs that might indicate it’s time to replace your old HVAC system, including the age of your system, how often it needs repairs, and just whether or not it’s able to keep up with you and your family’s heating or cooling demands. To get a better idea of the state of your HVAC system, and determine whether or not now is the right time to replace it, give our team of skilled professionals a call and let us come out to inspect your current unit.


How Often Should I Replace My Air Filter?

The general consensus among professionals is that you should be replacing your system’s air filters at least once every 1 to 3 months. Regularly changing the air filtration in your system is one of the most important pieces of preventative maintenance you can do for your home’s heating and air conditioning system, and can be a great way to save yourself money and preserve the life of your system in the long run.


What Is The Life Expectancy Of HVAC Equipment?

On average, most modern heating and air conditioning units have a life expectancy of around 12 to 15 years, but this number depends largely on maintenance, as well as a number of other factors. In order to maximize the lifespan of your home’s heating and air conditioning system, it’s important to ensure that you’re investing in the proper preventative maintenance your system needs to continue functioning its best.


Why Do My Drains Get Clogged?

Most times when a drain clogs, it is because something was put down there that had no business being there, especially in the case of kitchen sinks and toilets. However, for many drains, including the ones in your bathroom, clogs tend to form as a result of oils and other residues from soaps, shampoos, and the like that build up over time. The best way to avoid clogs is to be conscious of what you are putting down your drains and make sure they are treated regularly.


How Can I Prevent Leaking Pipes?

One of the best ways to prevent leaking pipes is just by taking the time every now and then to have them inspected and be on the lookout for any signs of rust or lime deposits, as these can indicate weak points in your piping. Taking this little bit of time to look for these early warning signs, or to have a professional do so and correct them can save you big time compared to what it would cost if those pipes were to spring a serious leak down the line.

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