Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Weather-proofing an HVAC System

Make the HVAC Function Well Despite Changes in the Weather


Weather-proof HVAC. (Photo Credits)

Weather can affect the performance of HVAC Systems. But there are ways to ensure that it will remain running smoothly despite the changes outside the home or commercial property.

Realty Times shared winter-proofing advice to its readers. Plumbing Association of San Diego

Don’t delay regular maintenance on your HVAC system. If you don’t perform maintenance in the fall, it’s imperative that you do it before the next big winter storm. Do it yourself or hire a heating technician to do it for you. Just make sure that it’s done regularly and effectively to ensure that you and your family will remain safe and warm through the winter.”

Effective HVAC Maintenance

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Summer Maintenance Tips

Texas Real Estate also gave some tips on how to fully enjoy the home HVAC system in the heat fof the summer months. A/C And HVAC

AC coolant isn’t a fuel, so it doesn’t get “used up” by your unit naturally. If your unit needs a charge, there’s an underlying cause—usually a leak. Left unattended, these types of leaks can worsen and cause serious damage, so be ready to recognize the early warning signs. Does your thermostat seem to be working accurately, or are you continually having to set the temperature lower to remain comfortable? Is the air coming out of your vents noticeably cold, or only a bit cooler than room temperature? Pay attention to these things as you settle in for your first summer in your new home. If you start to notice a change, you may have an issue that needs to be resolved.”

HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

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The webpage Primex Fits also shared some more ways to ensure that an HVAC system will continue running smoothly amid the weather changes.

“The furnace filter should be changed every three to six months in order to help the furnace work effectively and improve indoor air quality. Check that heating vents and cold air returns are not blocked by furniture or clogged with dust. Vacuuming out any debris from the registers will also help with the efficiency of the system. If it’s possible to inspect the ductwork in a crawlspace or basement follow it along and check for leaks. All joints and connections should be sealed with foil tape or mastic. If you suspect ducts are very dirty it’s worth recommending a duct cleaning service.”

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The HVAC System should be well maintained in order to function appropriately no matter the weather.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Call the Plumber for Water Pressure Issues

Reasons for having Low Water Pressure

Drip Drop

When the water pressure is low. (Photo Credits)

Low water pressure can be inconvenient especially for multi-level households. Once a homeowner encounters issues on low water pressure, a call to the plumber is definitely warranted given that this could be a clue of other plumbing issues that may already be taking place in the property.

UK-based website The Heating Engineer enumerated possible causes of low water pressure. OSHA Plumbers

“Low water pressure has a number of different causes. Sometimes it can be due to problems such as the shut-off valve being closed or a blocked tap. It may also be caused by plumbing blockages or water leaks.”

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Pressure or supply problem?

Canadian-based Anta Plumbing for its part shared a tip to its readers on how to decipher if the problem is indeed in the water pressure, or in the water supply. Plumbing Info

“If you’re unsure about whether you have a problem with your water pressure, or whether it is just generally low, it may be an idea to buy a water pressure measuring gauge from your hardware store. The average water pressure reading for a home’s water supply should be between 50-70 pounds per square inch (psi). Fixtures are made to sustain up to a maximum of 80 psi without sustaining damage, but if your pressure is below 50 psi, you may become pretty frustrated with your low water pressure.”

What to do with a Pipe Burst while waiting for the Plumber to Arrive

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Vanisle Water also shared some possible reasons for low water pressure.

“Debris, such as; sand, dirt and pollutants, can enter your home’s pipes when a water main fractures. Mineral deposits are a common problem in older homes with galvanized iron pipes. Deposits are normally located in horizontal pipes and are caused by hot water reacting with the metal. If the pipes in your home are old, they may have also become corroded, restricting the water flow.”

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The best thing for a property owner to do when encountering such issues is to get in touch with a licensed professional plumber.

Diamond Ace Contractors

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