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Water Heater Maintenance ‒ Flush & Fill

Maintenance on your water heater is recommended. According to many major water heater manufacturers, the storage tank in your water heater needs to be drained and flushed free of sediment every 6 to 12 months. Many warranties suggest your water heater should be inspected at a minimum annually by a qualified plumber for damaged components…


4 Ways to Save Water During the Summer

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You may not realize it, but summer is especially hard on your plumbing system.  From garden hoses, sprinklers, pools and all that extra laundry, your plumbing gets more of a workout this time of year than any other time.  Save time, energy, and money this summer with our Summer Plumbing Tips below. Summer Plumbing Tips…


The Top Ten Reasons to Tune-Up Your Air Conditioner Before Summer’s End


As summer winds down, many residents of North Carolina are already looking forward to cool fall nights, campfires, s’mores and all things Pumpkin Spice. As the seasons change, it can be tempting to look forward to what is to come and leave last season’s maintenance behind. However, just like you wouldn’t put your lawn mower…


Best Ways to Landscape Around your Air Conditioner Unit

landscape around air conditioner unit

It’s a big, gray metal box. Sometimes it can be loud. We get it. Your air conditioner isn’t the most appealing item decorating your yard, but it is important. You want to hide it, but you’re worried you might do it a disservice. So what’s the best way to landscape around your air conditioning unit?…


Energy-efficient Upgrades That Will Pay for Themselves

Energy saving home improvements

Tax refund season is here, and you may be wondering what to do with all that cash. If you don’t already have it earmarked for a summer getaway or a wardrobe-shopping spree, consider putting that money into home improvements that will actually pay you back — energy efficient upgrades. While not glamorous, energy efficiency has…


Need a New Furnace? Consider a Heat Pump

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A new furnace is a considerable investment, and if you’re considering a new heating system, a heat pump is an effective, energy efficient solution for heating your home. Instead of using energy to actually heat the air that is circulated through duct work, heat pumps use a much smaller amount of energy to move heat…


The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

The air handler of your HVAC system relies on the air filter to remove the dust, mold, pet dander, fabric fibers and other particulate from your equipment.  This not only helps your system run better and last longer but also helps the indoor air quality of your home.  Below are the reasons why it’s important…


Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

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What makes a tankless water heater superior to a standard water heater? Even though they both provide hot water and are each notable in their own way, here are some of the benefits of a tankless water heater.


Home Maintenance Facts You May Not Know

Regular maintenance around your home is the best way to protect your investment, keep your home and family safe, and avoid untimely and costly repairs. Below are some great tips from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Read below and take their “Home Maintenance Quiz”… how many of these facts did you already know?…


The Un-Clogger’s Guide to Chemical Drain Cleaners


We realize a plumber isn’t always the first person you want to call when you have an issue with your plumbing.  Many people would prefer to solve the problem on their own rather than pay a professional, especially when dealing with a clogged drain.  We recommend your resourcefulness and frugality- but we strongly caution you. …

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