Run Your Ceiling Fans All Year

February 12th, 2018

ceiling-fanAre you looking for ways to boost energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort in your home? Would you like to do so without needing to replace your HVAC systems with new and expensive high-efficiency models? Well, scheduling routine maintenance is definitely the best way to keep your heating and air conditioning systems in peak operating condition. But there is one cost-cutting technique that can help to cut down on energy use that you may be overlooking. That is running your ceiling fans.

If you think of your ceiling fans as being purely decorative, or if you only think to run them in the summertime, then you are doing yourself a disservice. Keeping those fans running throughout the entire year can help you to live more comfortably, even as you see your energy bills drop. Read on to learn more about how your ceiling fans can benefit you over the course of the year, and be sure to schedule your ceiling fan services with a professional electrician in Chesapeake, VA.

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Simple Tips for Better HVAC Efficiency

January 29th, 2018

money-out-of-chimneyWe all want to live comfortably in our homes, right? Of course. That is why we have heating and air conditioning systems to begin with. What we don’t want, however,  is to have to spend more than we should in order to live in that level of comfort. Yes, heating and cooling your home is going to come at a cost. It should not be a cost so high, however, that you are doing a double take each and every time you open up the utility bills.

That is why we’re taking an opportunity to share with you some simple tips about how you can enjoy better HVAC efficiency all year long. Don’t worry, we’re not just going to tell you to replace your HVAC systems with more efficient models. That will, of course, result in better efficiency, but it is not necessarily an expense that every homeowner is going to be able to handle at any given time. No, these tips from our Chesapeake, VA HVAC pros are simpler and won’t drain your bank account.

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Don’t Hesitate to Schedule Emergency Plumbing Services

January 15th, 2018

thumbs-upBecause our plumbing systems are so ingrained in our day to day lives, it can be easy to take them for granted. It’s a lot more difficult to do so, however, when something goes wrong with these systems. It doesn’t even need to be a “major” problem. Any issues with your plumbing system can result in serious inconveniences, and those that are “major” can result in serious damage to your property. That is why you should not hesitate to schedule professional emergency plumbing services in Chesapeake.

We’ve talked before about what exactly constitutes a plumbing emergency. Today, we’re talking more about why you cannot wait when faced with a plumbing emergency. There are reasons why plumbers such as ourselves make themselves available all day, every day, after all. Reado on, and please feel free to reach out to us with any questions that you may have. We know how stressful it can be to be faced with a plumbing emergency, and we’re happy to help in any way that we can.

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What Does Generator Maintenance Entail?

January 1st, 2018

generatorThere are certain systems, such as your heater and your air conditioner, that you’ll be using pretty regularly on your property. Not only will they see some regular use for at least part of the year, but you’ll also be able to plan their servicing around the expected period of use. It’s not like you’ll be caught off-guard that you need your heater in the winter or your air conditioner in the summer, after all. Not every system is so consistent in its schedule, though.

This is certainly true of your whole-house generator. The whole point of having a generator that can keep your home up and running during an extended power outage is to be prepared for the unexpected. You don’t know when you are going to actually need your generator—but you know that you’ll need it to spring into action when the need does arise. This is why routine generator maintenance in Portsmouth, VA is so important.  Continue Reading

Plumbing FAQ: What’s That Smell?

December 18th, 2017

drainWe are not here to tell you just how important your plumbing system is in your day to day life. Assuming that you have indoor plumbing at all, then you are already well aware of how much more convenient, hygienic, and comfortable your life is than it otherwise could be in the absence of such a system. That being said, we will be using today’s post to highlight the fact that any problem with your plumbing system could seriously, and negatively, affect your life.

The “good” news here, if you can really call it that, is that many plumbing problems are going to present you with some pretty clear evidence that something is amiss. One such warning sign is a foul odor coming from your drains or around your property. As is the case with most problems in life, there is more than one potential cause of such odors. Here are a few reasons that you may have odorous plumbing in Williamsburg.

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What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

December 4th, 2017

question-markSometimes there is just no telling when a problem with your plumbing system is going to arise. Yes, most problems will give you clues and hints that trouble is brewing. That does not mean, however, that you will always notice them, or that you can be expected to. In many instances, after all, problems with your plumbing system are only going to become symptomatic after they have already started to do some damage. So what do you do when a problem does pop up out of seemingly nowhere?

If your answer is “wait until the plumbing companies get going in the morning,” then you may not be exactly right. Yes, many problems with your plumbing system may be able to wait until morning, or even over a long weekend, before being resolved. However, there are others that are going to demand much more immediate attention. That is when you need to schedule emergency plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA. Contact a member of our team to do so. Continue Reading

Plumbing FAQ: What Is Hydro Jetting?

November 20th, 2017

drainWhen it comes to plumbing in Williamsburg, you may think first and foremost of the faucets and fixtures that distribute water throughout your home. Obviously, this supply side of the plumbing system is incredibly important. It is also only one half of the whole picture. The other half is the drainage side of your plumbing system. Your drain and sewer system plays a vital role in your day to day life, and you cannot afford to take any chances with its overall operation.

Okay, so what type of problems do you expect to encounter with your drain and sewer system? If you said “slow-moving, backed up drains and clogs,” then you have a good idea of what issues to expect. Now, what do you do about them? If your answer doesn’t start with calling us to schedule service, then you need to reconsider your position. We offer hydro jetting services designed to leave your drains and sewers clean and clear. Continue Reading

Why Is Generator Maintenance Necessary?

November 6th, 2017

installing-whole-house-generatorTemperatures are dropping, slowly but surely: particularly at night. It is not going to be long before the coldest time of the year is upon us. While we may not get the heaviest snowfalls in the country, the combination of the cold and the issues that winter storms can create makes the prospect of going without electricity for any amount of time during the winter deeply unsettling. It is for precisely this reason that you should consider the installation of a whole-house generator in Portsmouth, VA.

A whole-house generator allows for a level of protection and convenience that smaller, portable generators simply cannot match. Now, don’t get us wrong. Some level of coverage is better than none in the event of a power outage. But why not go the whole hog? Work with a member of our team to find the right generator for your needs. We’ll install it properly from the first step to last. We also offer the generator maintenance service that your system needs to excel in its operation.  Continue Reading

Plumbing Pro Tip: Little Leaks Are Big Problems

October 23rd, 2017

flooded-roomIndoor plumbing is, obviously, ubiquitous in homes throughout the country in this day and age. While some people may have camps or cabins without indoor plumbing, most of us have running water and flushing toilets in our year-round homes. In fact, many would categorize a dependable indoor plumbing system as more of a necessity than they would a luxury. It is for this exact reason that any problem with your plumbing system, no matter how “minor” it may be, should be handled as promptly as possible.

Now, leaks are clearly one of, if not the, most common of all plumbing problems. It is important to remember that you don’t need to have an inch of water on your floors in order to have a leak that demands immediate attention, however. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that no leak can really be called a minor leak. If you do have a leak in your plumbing system, contact the Chesapeake, VA plumbing repair professionals on our team to have the problem resolved.  Continue Reading

Plumbing Tip: Detecting Gas Leaks

October 9th, 2017

gas-range-burnersNatural gas is one of the most commonly used and highly regarded fuel sources available here in the United States. This should really come as no surprise when you consider that natural gas is quite affordable and extremely convenient. It burns efficiently, and the fact that it is largely a domestic product means that it is not as subject to the volatility of the marketplace the way that foreign oil can be. However, there are still concerns to keep in mind.

As is the case with any combustible fuel source, natural gas does have the potential to create a hazardous situation on your property. When you leave your gas piping services to qualified professionals, such as the Williamsburg, VA plumbing experts on our staff, the risk of any such problems is minimized. Because your safety is among our very top priorities, we want to use this post today to help you understand how you can spot potential gas leaks in your home and on your property. Continue Reading