Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog

Why Your Electric Furnace Isn’t Turning On

January 10th, 2022

heating-elementMany homes in our area don’t have access to a natural gas line and must rely on electricity to power most of their home appliances. For all-electric houses, an electric furnace is the most common option for winter warmth. Electric furnaces don’t have the same high heating capacity or speed as their natural gas-powered cousins, but they have advantages such as lower installation costs, longer service lives, and no worries about gas combustion or gas leaks.

If your reliable electric furnace and suddenly turned unreliable, not coming on when you need it to, you may need to call us for furnace repair in Lilburn, GA. Although electric furnaces don’t have the same potential safety hazards as gas furnaces, they still need the work of professionals to fix them. 

Below are some of the reasons your electric furnace may be failing to turn on.

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5 Reasons Your Water Heater Isn’t Giving You Enough Hot Water

December 27th, 2021

Young woman bathingThe lukewarm shower in the morning that never heats up enough to feel comfortable. It may not be as bad as no hot water at all, but it’s not something you want to deal with. And you shouldn’t have to! When you can call up our team of experts in all things water heaters in Braselton, GA, you can have the trouble fixed, whether it takes a repair or a system replacement. 

To help you understand what may be going on with your water heater and what steps our technicians may need to take, we’ll go over a list of five common reasons for a water heater losing its volume of hot water.

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Too Late for Heating Maintenance? Not in Georgia!

December 13th, 2021

girl-welcomes-winterWe have a winter chill in the air and days that are dropping into the 50s. The long-sleeved shirts and jackets are coming out, and in many homes central heating systems are turning on. Yes, it’s almost officially winter… 

So does that mean that if you didn’t already arrange for heater maintenance in Suwanee, GA that it’s too late? Not at all! In fact, you might consider yourself to be just in time. Remembering to get it done at all already puts you ahead of many homeowners who let this vital yearly service slip their minds.

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Don’t Set Your Thermostat Too High This Winter—Here’s Why

November 15th, 2021

advanced-thermostat-on-hot-dayHow high can you set your home’s thermostat? If your thermostat and heating system are like most, the upper setting is 90°F. That means, in theory at least, you could turn your house into a hot day at the beach even during the middle of winter. That probably doesn’t sound appealing to you, but a nice 80°F may sound ideal. You can lounge around in your shorts in perfect comfort. In January!

But … please don’t do this. Our recommendation for winter thermostat settings is to lower the thermostat, not raise it. As the temperature outdoors drops, you’ll feel tempted to push up the thermostat setting higher each time you feel too cold, and then lower it when it gets too hot, but this isn’t the best practice for energy costs and the performance of your heating system. We’ll explain more below.

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The Cracked Heat Exchanger Is a Serious Gas Furnace Problem!

November 1st, 2021

furnace-testingWe never want to alarm our customers, but it’s an important part of our job as HVAC experts to let them know about potential harmful problems that can occur. The more you know about possible hazards with your gas furnace, the better you’ll be able to recognize when you need to call us for professional furnace repair in Conyers, GA

Before we go deeper into today’s topic—the cracked heat exchanger—we want to assure you that gas furnaces are designed to high safety specifications and under normal conditions aren’t dangerous for homes. With the proper steps, such as annual heating maintenance and prompt repair attention, you can enjoy warmth from your gas furnace in safety.

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Do I Really Need a Professional Plumber for (Fill in the Blank)?

October 18th, 2021

woman-calling-plumberThis is a big question many homeowners ask themselves when faced with any type of plumbing trouble or plumbing project. For example, “Do I really need a professional plumber for…”

  • Fixing a leaking pipe
  • Putting in new pipes
  • Repairing a stuck garbage disposal
  • Dealing with an overflowing toilet
  • Unclogging an obstinate clog in the shower drain
  • Replacing an old toilet with a new one
  • Maintaining the sump pump

…and plenty more. You could make your own list twice as long as this one. 

We understand that homeowners want to save money where they can, and DIY work in some situations is not only feasible and economic, it can even be fun for a home-improvement enthusiast. 

But most plumbing jobs require a professional plumber in Lawrenceville, GA to handle them accurately, effectively, and safely. Below we’ll look at a few simple plumbing jobs you might be able to do yourself, and why we advise you to leave the rest to our licensed plumbers.

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What’s Clogging My Drain? (It Might Be This…)

October 4th, 2021

bubbling-drainNo plumbing problem is more common and annoying than the clogged drain or the slow drain. Everybody has had to deal with one at some point, and you’ll probably deal with them in your home in the future. 

Thankfully, clogs are usually easy to solve. The most basic ones you can safely remove with a plunger. For tougher clogs, you can call a plumber in Athens, GA who can rapidly clean the drain and take care of the clog. (Please don’t use chemical drain cleaners! These are potentially harmful for the drainpipes and don’t “clean” the drain at all.) 

In this post, we’re going to explore what might cause that clog in your drain. Knowing this will help you to understand what kind of assistance you’ll need to get the drain, well, draining again.

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Should You Replace Your AC This Fall?

September 20th, 2021

old-air-conditionerThe fall may be a time when the weather begins to cool down and we don’t need to rely on our air conditioners as much, but it’s also a good time to schedule important services for air conditioners. Fall is a less crowded time of the year for professional HVAC in Conyers, GA, with technicians answering fewer emergency AC calls and the heating season not underway yet. If you think you have an AC ready for retirement, fall is an excellent time to have it done.

But … do you need a new AC? That might be the big question bothering you. You have suspicions your current air conditioner won’t be useful for much longer, but a professional AC replacement is a big job and not something you want to rush into. 

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Is It Time to Think About Heating Maintenance Yet? You Bet!

September 6th, 2021

hands-opening-heating-cabinetLast year, we called October the “Unofficial Maintain Your Heater Month.” We made it unofficial for a good reason: September is also an excellent month to arrange for regular heating maintenance in Lawrenceville, GA. It’s the month when fall officially begins, and most people’s thoughts turn from summer the moment the calendar flips over to September, even if the weather is still warm.

If you want to get a head start on a professional inspection and tune-up for your home’s heating system, we encourage that. September is when business for HVAC companies starts to slow down as fewer people need help with their air conditioners and the weather hasn’t gotten cold enough for heating emergencies. You’ll find it easy to schedule a convenient appointment for our technicians to give your heating system the attention and service necessary for a safe and warm winter.

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Why Your Home’s Water Pressure Has Dropped

August 23rd, 2021

faucet-drippingLow water pressure in residential plumbing (lower than 40 psi) turns ordinary days into a series of nuisances. It starts with a morning shower that takes so long because the water from the showerhead may as well come from a sprinkling can. Then trying to wash anything in the sink turns into a slog. Filling up a glass with water takes twice as long … all around, you don’t want low water pressure!

The good news: you can fix water pressure troubles in your house, often with a call to a professional plumber in Lawrenceville, GA. Low water pressure can happen for a range of reasons, from small to large, and we’re going to look at the most common of them. Knowing these facts will help you take the next steps to get your plumbing back in shape and your days easier once again.

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