Guide to Heating and Cooling for New Home Owners

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As a new home owner, I never knew what went into the maintenance and care of my heating and cooling systems, let alone my water heater, until I worked for a company who installs, repairs, and services them.

One never realize how important these systems are in your household until one of them has an issue or fails entirely. Your heating, cooling, and water heater systems are like the “silent bills” waiting to happen in your household. If they are not properly installed, serviced, and repaired when needed, you will end up spending thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements, not just in equipment but possibly in household damages which end up going through your home owner’s insurance.… Read More

Thermal Expansion and Your Plumbing

Thermal expansion takes place every time your water heater heats or reheats water. The dangers of this kind of expansion is when you heat an object in a closed environment/space you must predict and manage that expansion. For example, a helium filled balloon is filled in an air-conditioned store in the summer time. It’s filled and looks great. You take that balloon out to your car place it inside and go into another store. You come back and that balloon has popped. The gas inside the balloon heated, expanded and broke your balloon.… Read More

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