Tips For Improving Your Home Heating

March 23rd, 2020

Some areas of the country are starting to see warmer temperatures but here in Wynnewood it is still pretty cold. Let’s just say the heaters won’t be shut off for the year anytime soon!

It is a time of year when we are all thankful that we have working heaters. Even if your furnace is in great condition though, you may want to consider a few tactics that you can try to help it get the job done.

Why do this? Because, if your furnace is running throughout the day, even your well-maintained and energy-efficient system will cost you money and incorporating a few small habits like these into your winter and spring routine can save you quite a bit of cash!

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What is Kettling?

March 9th, 2020
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The wind is kicking up outside but you are nice and cozy in the safe haven of your home. Between the wonderful sealing that your home has and the efficient heating capacity of your heater, you can enjoy these briskly chilly days in comfort with a hot cup of tea in hand for extra measure.

Just as you are settling down to catch up on your favorite show however you realize you left the kettle on. When you go to check the kitchen though, the kettle is sitting quietly. Where is that odd whistling noise coming from then?

The noise you are hearing could be your boiler’s way of telling you that it is in dire need of boiler service in Wynnewood, PA.

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Why Your Furnace is Making That Noise

February 24th, 2020
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You’ve caught yourself holding still and listening to the noises emanating from your ductwork a few times now. What in the world is that noise? We hate to say this but it is likely to be caused by your furnace.

Over time your furnace will wear out a bit and develop maintenance and repair needs that you should address ASAP. One of the symptoms of these repair needs will be the different noises they create. With that said, we all know that furnaces don’t run completely silently. We want to help clarify the issues by giving you some insight on what noises you might hear that are indicators you should schedule furnace service in Gladwyne, PA, and how to tell them apart from normal noises.

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5 Signs You Need Boiler Repair

February 10th, 2020
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We know that replacing any of your home comfort systems is a bothersome ordeal. From choosing the new system that you’ll be putting in, to figuring out who you can trust to get the installation done right, there is a lot of stress and money involved.

It is understandable then why you would be hesitant to get started on the process of replacing a boiler. However, we can help.

For starters, you should know that we offer some of the best work quality for boiler service in Haverford, PA. Another way we can help is by giving you the information that will allow you better prep and plan ahead for your replacement so you can enjoy a stress-free experience.

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How To Avoid Frozen Pipes

January 27th, 2020
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The last thing that anyone needs to be dealing with during a snowy night or even just an icy cold day is a frozen pipe bursting. Not only does a frozen pipe create problems for the delivery of water to your home, but if a frozen pipe bursts before you can resolve the issue, it will compound the issue with complications such as water damage and a pipe replacement.

Of course, avoiding a frozen pipe can sometimes be easier said than done. Especially if you are newer to this part of the U.S., you may not know what your options are to help you avoid the trouble of pipes freezing when temperatures drop.

That is why we have provided a list of potential ways to help you keep your pipes flowing rather than frozen on even the coldest of days.

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Is Your Generator Ready for a Storm?

January 13th, 2020
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Pennsylvania has seen some intense weather. From the paralyzing effect of the Great Blizzard of March 1888 to the havoc created by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, to the more recent toll of Hurricane Sandy on our state. We know far too well how quickly things can get bad. And when the lights go out while everyone is home, you will have enough to worry about trying to make it through without power. That is why you have a whole house generator, after all.

But what do you do when the lights go out and your generator doesn’t kick on like it’s meant to? It’s a chilling thought, we know, and that’s why we are bringing it up. Think about when you last did a full check on your generator? If a storm rolled through tomorrow, are you 100% sure that your generator would be ready to handle the job? If you aren’t, it may be time to consider scheduling generator services in Havertown, PA.

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5 Benefits of Geothermal Heating

December 30th, 2019
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It is pretty incredible to think about the fact that we can harness power, warmth, and cold from our planet. Not only is this a fact that allows us to spend less time and energy trying to keep our daily lives moving, but it is also one that means we can spend less cash overall to keep comfortable.

Geothermal heating and cooling is a marvel of technology that coincidentally uses knowledge that we’ve been making the most of for millennia (see people holing up in caves or building their homes in a hillside for reference). But for now, we just want to focus on the benefits of using geothermal heating to keep you comfortable this winter.

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Why Clean Drains Are the Best Holiday Gift

December 16th, 2019
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Some of the biggest holidays of the year are just around the corner. Are you prepared? Hopefully, you are and if so we want to ask a follow-up question: is your plumbing prepared?

While that second query may sound a little strange, we promise that it is related. This is because, should you have some plumbing problems that you haven’t picked up on yet, they will come to call at the worst possible time this season, simply because of all the increased activity that this season brings to your sinks, drains and overall plumbing system.

One great way to make sure that part of your plumbing system is ready for the holidays is by scheduling drain cleaning services. Let us explain why.

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The Best Guard Against Flooding: Sump Pumps

December 2nd, 2019
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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the end of June marked the rainiest eight-month time period for the state of Pennsylvania. In fact, with all the rain we’ve been getting, it was found that, as of July, the past four years have been the wettest on record for the state.

That’s a lot of rain!

That is all well and good for the water supply and maintaining our lush landscape, but it can be worrisome when it comes to our homes. Why? Because all that rain adds up, and sometimes it likes to add up inside of our homes. We are talking about the risk of flooding of course.

Thankfully, there is one incredibly helpful piece of plumbing technology that can help reduce the risk of your home becoming one large wading pool: the sump pump.

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Icy Showers? It Is Time To Replace Your Water Heater

November 21st, 2019
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It has been a long day and you are really looking forward to hitting the mental “refresh” button with a nice, warm shower. You start the water and wait to see the steam before you step in. Your “Ah,” of relaxation makes a quick switch to a scream though when the water goes from pleasantly warm to abrasively cold.

You hop out of the shower, wrap a towel around yourself, and pick up the phone to call your fast, friendly and reliable Walsh Brothers plumber. But as the phone rings, you start wondering, “Is this a repair call? Or do I need water heater replacement in Aston, PA?”

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