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What is a P-Trap?

When it comes to your home, knowing your plumbing system can come in handy. One of the basic pieces of the plumbing puzzle is the P-trap. A P-trap is a drain line that has various functions. There are four basic facts you should know regarding a P-trap: It Traps Debris: The "P" shaped piping traps the debris that gets down in the drain. The trap will prevent the pipes from becoming clogged with things like hair and food that may have been shoved down the drain. Read More 

What You Need To Consider Before A Furnace Installation

How you install a furnace will affect your comfort and energy bills for years. Even if you're going with the same manufacturer and same type of furnace as you already have, your heating needs may have changed or the furnace might not have been properly chosen and installed to begin with. When you purchase a new furnace, always start from scratch, and keep the following things in mind. Heating Capacity Read More 

Get Ready, Get Set, Cool! Three Things To Do To Your Air Conditioner Before Summer

If you have air conditioning in your home or apartment, it's time to get it ready for hotter weather. Even if the temperatures where you are are still more than a bit chilly, the mercury will rise faster than you realize. Instead of waiting until everyone else is trying to get their air conditioners ready for summer, take care of yours now by doing these three things. Change the Filter and Dust the Exterior of the System Read More 

Air Conditioning Installation Service: How Much Time Should You Take Off From Work?

You have decided that this is the year you will install an air conditioning system. The trouble is, you are not sure which one. The deciding factors may be money and/or time, as well as how much time you may need to take off from work to give the HVAC contractors access to your basement or crawl space and your property outside. If you feel you need to make your decision based on time off from work, here is a comparison of the typical times each type of air conditioning system takes from the beginning to installation completion. Read More 

Use These Three Techniques To Remain Cool When Your Air Conditioner Breaks

As soon as you notice issues with your home's air conditioner, it's important to call a licensed HVAC contractor to arrange a repair call as quickly as possible. If the contractor's schedule is backed up, it might be a day or more until he or she can visit your home to diagnose the problem, and then you could be looking at a little more time until the contractor can get the necessary repair parts and return to fix the unit. Read More