The Cracked Heat Exchanger—A Major Furnace Problem!

February 19th, 2024
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Gas furnaces are still the most common type of central heating system found in homes, although heat pumps are gaining in popularity. One reason some people feel reluctant to have a gas furnace installed is because of potential safety problems. Any gas-powered appliance can become hazardous, but gas furnaces are built to high standards and with numerous safety mechanisms to make them as safe as possible. If you have your gas furnace regularly maintained and you call for heating repair in North Charleston, SC with professionals when the furnace malfunctions, you can expect your furnace to have a long, safe service life.

However, furnace problems can still crop up—and one furnace issue that can become a safety hazard is a cracked heat exchanger. We’ll explain what this is and why you need to take action when it occurs.

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Can I Repair My Sump Pump on My Own?

February 5th, 2024
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A sump pump is one of the most useful protections a home can have. It’s a small device: a pump installed over or inside an excavated pit (the sump) in the lower part of a house. But this small device does the vital job of pumping out water that can occur from storm weather, plumbing disasters, and moisture build up due to a high water table.

Like any prevention device, a sump pump isn’t any use to you if it’s not working. If you have a broken sump pump, you’ll want it fixed as soon as possible. Can you do that repair on your own? Or will you need professional sump pump repair in Charleston, SC with our team? 

The simple answer is Always go with the pros! We’ll explore this more below as we look into sump pump repair and maintenance.

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Are Backflow Prevention Services Necessary for Your Home?

January 22nd, 2024
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We offer backflow prevention services in Mt. Pleasant, SC to test, repair, and replace backflow prevention devices in homes. If you’re wondering, “What’s a backflow prevention device? Do I have one?” you’re not alone. Many people are unaware of the importance of backflow prevention and how it stops contamination of the freshwater supply. 

The reason you may not know anything about backflow prevention is that your home might not actually require a special backflow prevention device. We’ll look into the issue to help you understand whether it’s a service you need or not.

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Ideas for Better Heating and Air Conditioning This Year

January 8th, 2024
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As the year starts, you’re probably already busy with plans for what you want to achieve. Or maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed with the idea of coming up with lists and goals. Wherever you stand when it comes to how you’re looking at the year ahead, we’d like to offer our help when it comes to HVAC Service in Charleston, SC. You’ve got a year of heating and cooling ahead, and we want yours to be the best it can. 

Let’s get started with our best ideas from heating and air conditioning improvements this year.

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How Your Furnace Is Able to Operate Safely

December 25th, 2023
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Gas furnaces … are they safe?

The answer is yes. They’re safe the way that the gas oven and stove in your house is safe. If you use your furnace right and make sure it’s taken care of, then it’s safe.

That doesn’t mean it can’t be hazardous, and this is one of the reasons that we always urge our customers to arrange for annual furnace inspections and maintenance and for prompt furnace repair in Summerville, SC when anything appears to be wrong. 

In this post, we’re going to look at how your gas furnace is able to run safely through the winter. The manufacturers of furnaces build them to high standards and equip them with several important safety features. Let’s examine the most important of these features.

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Why Heat Pumps Are So Great During Our Winters

December 11th, 2023
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Have you heard of heat pumps? If not, our mascot Moose is so happy that you dropped in today! Heat pumps aren’t new technology, but they’ve started to explode in popularity as HVAC solutions great for homes and businesses. 

Heat pumps are electrically powered refrigerant-based systems similar in to air conditioners. The biggest difference between heat pumps and ACs is that where ACs can only use refrigerant to move heat out of homes, heat pumps can change the direction they work so they can both move heat out of homes and move it into them. That means a heat pump is both a heater and an air conditioner in one.

Heat pumps in Mt. Pleasant, SC and elsewhere in the Charleston area are a perfect match for the weather. Heat pumps aren’t ideal in all climates, but it feels like they were invented just for ours. We’ll explain more.

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The Different Types of Sump Pumps: Pedestal vs. Submersible

November 27th, 2023
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If your home doesn’t have a sump pump, we can’t stress enough how important these basic devices are for protecting your home and belongings. They’ll also give you important peace of mind. 

Sump pumps are designed to “bail out” your house in case of water flooding in the lower levels (such as the basement or crawlspace) or to remove excess moisture that can lead to problems with mold, mildew, wood rot, and generally higher humidity inside your house.

We offer the sump pump services in North Charleston, SC that you need. To get started, we’re going to explain the two basic types of sump pumps—the pedestal pump and and submersible pump—and the differences between them.

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How to Keep Your Sewer Line From Getting Clogged

November 13th, 2023
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The sewer line that carries wastewater and solid waste from your home and out to the municipal sewer line in the street isn’t a part of your home plumbing you probably think much about. Who wants to think about the sewer system, after all?

However, it pays to know something about how best to care for this sewer line so you can avoid major problems with it in the future, such as having the sewer line become so clogged that it starts to back up and potentially send sewage into your home. Thinking a little bit about your sewer line is much better than being forced to think about it.

We work with sewer lines and offer services such as sewer cleaning in Charleston, SC, and we can use our expertise to help you keep your sewer line from getting clogged up. Follow along below and we’ll keep those sewer emergencies at bay.

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Explaining the Magic of the Heat Pump

November 6th, 2023
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Fall is a time when homeowners consider making upgrades to their heating system. If you’ve got a furnace that’s over 15 years old and you’re concerned about it making it through the coming winter, fall gives you a chance to arrange an appointment with our team to look at your options for a heating replacement.

One of those options is a heat pump. You may already know a bit about heat pumps, but we want to share with you why heat pumps have started to make news and jumped to the top of many people’s heating system lists. Using a heat pump in Charleston, SC isn’t the ideal choice for all homes, but if it’s right for your home, we want you to know about it!

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How Powerful a Pool Heater Do I Need?

October 16th, 2023
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You’re thinking about getting a pool heater for your outdoor pool. This is an excellent idea because it lets you get the most out of your investment in a luxury like a pool. You can extend the months you use your pool farther outside of the summer season, and you can also make use of the pool during warm evenings when you don’t have the sun around to use its radiant heat to warm up the water.

But how powerful a pool heater do you need? There’s no one-size-fits-all option because there are many different pool sizes. Don’t worry if you don’t know: you can rely on us because we’re experienced when it comes to pool heater service in Charleston, SC. We’ll go over some of the basics here, and when we work with you in person, we’ll use our expertise to ensure you have the perfect-sized heater.

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