Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lawrenceville’

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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The Dangers of Leaking AC Refrigerant

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

resiidential-ac-unitPeople who aren’t in the HVAC industry often have misconceptions about how air conditioning systems work, specifically the role of refrigerant. Homeowners often imagine that refrigerant is a fuel for the air conditioner, something that will eventually run out and need to be refilled. 

Refrigerant is not a fuel source. Air conditioning systems run on one type of energy: electricity. A refrigerant is a heat transfer medium. It’s what allows an air conditioner to pump heat from a house to the outside. The refrigerant works, in some ways, like blood in the human body: a pump circulates it to allow the system to run. But if the human body loses blood, it creates more. If an air conditioning system loses refrigerant, it can’t create more and will be in serious danger until it receives professional AC repair in Lawrenceville, GA.

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Pinhole Leaks—One of the Trickiest Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 19th, 2021

copper-tubesThe name pinhole leak sounds like a minor issue. Big, gaping leaks in plumbing, leaks that send water spilling out all over the floor and make you glad you have a sump pump, sound like serious problems. And they are. But pinhole leaks are something those big leaks aren’t: sneaky and hard to find. You may not know you need a Lawrenceville, GA plumber at first to solve your pinhole leaks, and that’s how they can cause plenty of damage.

But, aside from their size, what exactly are pinhole leaks and how do they get started? And how can you notice them?

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Does Corrosion on My Water Heater Mean Its Done?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

water-heater-leakingAlthough we’ll need to provide some context and extra information about this answer, the answer is “yes.” Corrosion is one of the worst things that can happen to a water heater, and when it sets in on your water heater, it’s likely time to call our technicians and arrange to have a new one installed. 

This isn’t an absolute, as we’ll discuss below, but rust and other types of corrosion are more than just spots of trouble in a water heater. They indicate larger problems and likely a water heater that is too old to keep.

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Hot Spots in Your House? Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Monday, August 24th, 2020

woman-and-fanA central air conditioning system is designed to send air around the living spaces in a house to create an even spread of cooling. It won’t be perfect, as some rooms are harder to cool than others because of conditions like sun-exposure. But you’ll have a good idea of what your house feels like when the AC is on and working the way it should.

When the cooling turns uneven and you start noticing true “hot spots” in the house, it may mean you need air conditioning repair in Lawrenceville, GA. You will at least want an HVAC pro to take a look at the system to see why your cooling isn’t at the peak of its summer game. Below we’ve listed five common causes for hot spots in homes:

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What You Can Do If Your Air Conditioner Suddenly Fails

Friday, July 17th, 2020

flushed-man-in-front-of-fanAn air conditioning system that either stops sending around cool air or stops sending around any air at all is a serious problem during a hot Georgia summer. You may be enjoying the day indoors, and then abruptly your home’s temperature is rising toward tropical heatwave levels.

What can you do? First, don’t get panicked—there is help available, and it’s not far away. You can call us for AC repair in Lawrenceville, GA and elsewhere in the Snellville, GA area and we’ll see you receive prompt service to have the trouble fixed. However, before you make the call, you can take a number of steps to see if you actually have a repair issue. Troubleshooting the AC may reveal a small error you can correct on your own.

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Why Air Quality is Often Bad in Homes Like Yours

Monday, July 13th, 2020

microbes-floating-due-to-low-indoor-air-qualitySo you’ve realized that you have poor indoor air quality in your home and you’re just not getting it—what in the world is going on? You take good care of your home, you take the extra effort to make it look nice on top of keeping it clean, and you feel like your indoor air quality should be good because of this, right?

Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Indoor air quality is a tricky thing and it has some often unexpected variables that contribute to it. If you need to improve your indoor air quality, we’d like to recommend an air purifier in Lawrenceville, GA. We’ll unpack this more below, but an air purifier can meet the needs of almost any resident here.

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Clogged Drain? Don’t Use Chemical Cleaners and Here’s Why

Monday, June 29th, 2020

drain-cleaning-illustrationThe clogged drain—wow, what a nuisance. What a pain. And no matter how well you care for your plumbing, or how much you watch what goes down your drains, one day you’ll have to face clogs. So what can you do when you’ve got one?

There’s the handy ol’ plunger. Either the sink or the toilet plunger can often take care of extremely basic clogs. You might try a hand-cranked drain snake, which can sometimes be effective with hair clogs in shower and bathroom sink drains. Or you can use a chemical drain cleaner …

No, wait! Don’t use chemical drain cleaners! If the plunger or the simple drain snake doesn’t solve the problem, the next step is to call a Lawrenceville, GA, plumber to use professional tools to open up the drain. No plumber recommends using store-bought chemical drain cleaners for drains—and for some excellent reasons:

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Warning Sounds From Your AC—Watch Out for These!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

woman-covering-earsIt would be much easier for you during the summer if you had an air conditioning system that could communicate with you exactly when something was wrong with it, what it was, and what steps need to be taken. Maybe one day we’ll have fully AI-driven air conditioners that will do this. Until then, we have to accept the warning signs an air conditioner can give us. One of the most obvious and easy-to-read signs is strange noises coming from the AC cabinets.

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