Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Understanding Problems That Are True Plumbing Emergencies


Having a clogged drain or leaky faucet can be frustrating. At the first sign of trouble, you call in a plumber and expect them to come out as soon as possible, even asking for an emergency call. However, the situation might not be a true emergency. You end up spending extra money on a problem that could have waited a day or two. Here are a few tips to help you determine whether you should pay the extra money for a service call or ask for the next available appointment.

No Water

Water is a necessity for life. Not only do you need it for cleaning and cooking, but you have to have it available for drinking. If someone in the house is ill, having fresh water can be the difference between life and death. When you don't have any flowing from your faucets, it is a true emergency. You need to go to the store to buy bottled water and contact a professional to find the problem as soon as possible.

Gas Smell

Gas fumes in a house can be deadly. A small spark can start a fire in an instant. Luckily, gas companies add a scent to the gas, so it is noticeable. As soon as you smell it, turn off the main electric power breaker to the house, open windows if time allows, and contact a plumber to come out as soon as possible. If you are not sure what the gas smells like, ask the gas company to give you a sniff.

Can't Shut off the Water

While having water running constantly is not life-threatening, it can be devastating to your house. If you can't get a faucet to shut off, try the main water valve. When this is stuck, or broken, you are going to need professional help. Water can damage wood, drywall, and carpeting, and, if allowed to sit, will get into the concrete foundation and may cause it to start crumbling. Explain the problem to the plumber and ask them to bring a pump to help get the water out.

Staying on top of your plumbing is a good way to head off any emergencies. If you have a clog, try to clear it yourself, but if you can't, call a plumber. In addition, have small leaks repaired quickly, too. A constant drip in the shower may not seem like a big deal, but if you let it go for very long it will grow into something a quick tightening or new faucet won't fix.

To learn more, talk to companies like Ragan Mechanical Inc.


13 September 2017