Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog

Help! My Toilet Won’t Stop Running!

February 11th, 2019

There is nothing quite as annoying as a toilet that won’t stop running, especially since you use your toilet nearly 7 times per day! Not only is it a nuisance to listen to, but often it leads to the inability to flush. In a busy household, that can certainly spell trouble! And if that weren’t bad enough, a running toilet can end up costing you hundreds on wasted water!

Your plumbing in Lawrenceville, GA requires the hands of a skilled and experienced plumber, so it is important to schedule services at the first sign of this problem. There are numerous reasons as to why your toilet might be running, so below, we have listed a few of them. 

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SHOWDOWN: Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

January 28th, 2019

plumber-fixing-water-heaterThis week’s showdown features the tank and tankless water heater, going head to head in a challenge of efficiency, cost, and the ability to keep up with your hot water demands. If you are in the market for a new water heater, now is the perfect time to weigh the advantages of each system in order to make an appropriate decision for your home.

Understanding the differences between tank and tankless water heaters can make a huge impact on your decision-making process, so brought these two systems into the arena to showcase their individual strengths, as well as their drawbacks, to help you make a well-informed decision. Of course, it is important to always consult with a professional for any plumbing installation in Athens, GA. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

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Whole-House Repiping: Is it Necessary?

January 14th, 2019

It’s understandable: repiping your entire home can seem like a daunting task. It is a large undertaking and doing so requires a lot of experience. However, pipes are not meant to last forever and will eventually age past the point of no return. But, don’t worry just yet — whole house repiping is only recommended when it is absolutely necessary.

If you have found yourself in the position of dealing with constant plumbing issues, it may be time to hire a plumber in Winder, GA for whole-house repiping services. Repiping is the most efficient and safest way to protect your home leaks and water damage due to old, corroded pipes. If you are unsure whether or not you may need whole-house repiping, keep reading. Below, we have outlined some of the signs that suggest it’s time for these services. 

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Low Airflow From Your Furnace Means Trouble

December 31st, 2018

If you’ve recently noticed low airflow from your furnace, it’s time for furnace repair in Athens, GA. We understand that something like this might not seem like a big deal: the furnace is still running and the air is still coming out, right? However, low airflow is a usually the symptom of another, larger issue.

There are multiple things that can cause low airflow, so it is important that you schedule a visit with an HVAC professional who can accurately diagnose and correct the problem before it comes worse. Letting your system run with low airflow can also lead to a wide array of other issues, leaving you with an even costlier repair bill. Below, we will outline some of the potential causes of low airflow and explain why it’s such a big deal.

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My Heat Pump Isn’t Heating!

December 17th, 2018

Even here in Georgia, winter temperatures can dip well into the 50s, so you depend on your heating system to keep you warm, comfortable, and cozy all season long. If you own a heat pump, you are well aware of its benefits: it’s versatile, efficient, and very effective. Since your heat-pump works year round (also acting as an AC in the summer), it’s important that it is regularly maintained and promptly repaired when something does go wrong.

If you’ve noticed that your heat pump isn’t heating your home like you’d expect it to, it is time to schedule repair services. Luckily, Snellville Heating, Air, and Plumbing is an excellent HVAC company in Lawrenceville, GA. There are a number of reasons why your heat pump might not be working as it should. Below, we have provided you with a list of them. 

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Is Your Main Water Line in Trouble?

December 3rd, 2018

water-lineYour plumbing system serves so many purposes in your home, like allowing you to shower, do laundry, and wash your dishes. A problem with your water line can affect your day-to-day life, not to mention cause serious damage to your property. There are many reasons why a water line may be compromised. Whatever the cause may be, you will want to schedule repairs as soon as possible.

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What Do I Look for in a New Air Conditioner?

November 19th, 2018

various-cooling-devicesIt might seem unusual to start thinking about air conditioning in Athens, GA at this time of the year, but it can actually be one of the best times for a new AC installation.

Why? Simply because no one is worried about AC at this time of year! Even if your HVAC technician can’t get you booked for installation until another week, you’ll be in great shape. Think about if it were in the middle of summer and you desperately needed a new AC—every moment you wait in the heat is agony.

That being said, we see no reason you can’t think about AC installation in the cold season. We’ll even give you some ideas on how to start thinking about it so you can make a well-informed decision.

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Things That Might Be Decreasing Your Indoor Air Quality

November 5th, 2018

man-holding-air-filterFall and winter is the time for sickness. School, the office, and every public establishment will become a breeding ground for germs. Of course, your home shouldn’t be anything like that! But that’s not always the case in homes where the air quality is actually worse than the outdoor quality. This often happens because the home is not properly ventilated, or the HVAC system hasn’t been maintained. Allow us to explain.

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Fall is the Perfect Time for HVAC Maintenance

October 22nd, 2018

technician-performing-maintenance-on-furnaceWith autumn comes less daylight, cooler temperatures, and the changing of the leaves. In the HVAC industry, however, we see it as the transition from summer to winter—the two seasons where homeowners need our help the most.

Our goals including helping everyone we can, but it’s difficult to do that during the busiest times of the season. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners have to suffer with a broken system right when they need it the very most.

That’s why fall is one of the seasons that we urge homeowners to have their maintenance done for their entire HVAC system. We’ll explain why down below:

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Signs You Have a Slab Leak

October 8th, 2018

burst-pipeWhen you think of plumbers, you think of leaks. Leaks can be a real pain, but they’re usually not difficult to deal with. They can cause a bit of water damage if not found in time, and they can also drive up your water bill if not found for a really long time.

However, what sets some leaks apart from others is where they’re located. A leak underneath your home, for example, is one of the worst kinds you can encounter. It’s called a slab leak, and we’ll cover all aspects of it in today’s post.

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