Signs of Bad Wiring

October 8th, 2018

wiringWe often remind homeowners of this, and we swear we are not just trying to scare you into scheduling services with us, but—electricity can be dangerous! This should come as no surprise. You know that you don’t want to be shocked by electricity. You do not go swimming in lightning storms. But, for some reason, many homeowners still fail to act swiftly when there are electrical problems in their homes. Don’t be one of them! Prompt action must be taken.

In order to do so, however, you need to know the warning signs of trouble to begin with. A lot of homeowners simply do not realize that there are problems with their electrical systems, particularly so long as the electricity is on in their homes. Today, we’ll look at some signs of bad wiring, one of the most common problems that homeowners may face with their electrical systems. If you see such problems in your home, reach out to us, your trusted electricians, right away.

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AC Issues: Faulty Capacitors

September 24th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWhile temperatures are starting to mellow out a bit, which is a big relief considering just how hot it has been for the past few months, you are still going to be firing up that AC a couple of more times, most likely. Even if you don’t however, you should still have your system repaired now, if there are problems, rather than waiting for the start of the next cooling season to arrive. Why?

Because there is no situation in which it benefits you to put any necessary air conditioning service in Chesapeake off until a later date. Your air conditioner has taken a beating over the course of the summer months, and any number of problems may have developed. There are a lot of components working away within the system that are going to feel the effects of a season’s worth of wear and tear. One issue that you may run into is faulty capacitors.

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Hire Professionals Plumbers to Clear Clogs

September 10th, 2018

plumber-fitting-drain“Well, at least it’s just a clogged drain. Sorry, professional plumbers everywhere. This one’s got my name written all over it!”

Okay, you’re probably not that excited to unclog your drains on your own, but it is something that you can at least handle on your own. Right?

Right?

Not really, no. Sure, if it is a shallow enough drain clog, you may be able to loosen it up and flush it further down the drainage system. You may even be able to remove a big chunk of a clog through the old wire hanger approach. If you want the job done effectively and with lasting results, however, you need to schedule your drain cleaning services in Chesapeake, VA with the pros on our staff. This is especially true when the clog is further down in the drain pipe than you can reach. So read on, and remember that “basic” plumbing services are hardly ever so basic in practice. Contact us when you’re ready to hire professional plumbers you can trust.

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Waiting doesn’t make it better!

August 31st, 2018

When I was younger I would drive my car until the wheels fell off. I would never dream of doing that now, I want to make sure my family is safe and I want time to make the right buying decision and consider all my options. Funny, I still have customers call me when they need a new unit right now​.

That’s just bad for everyone.

When you are hot and miserable you aren’t as likely to make a good decision, or have time to consider all your options. It’s not always the price you pay today, but how much that AC unit is going to cost to run for the next 15 years.

Now you have one more reason to do the right thing…Trade in your older, inefficient air conditioner while it is still working and you could make a big difference in your home and in your community.

Right now, when you trade in that old working AC it will be donated to Youth Challenge. This will help them in many ways. Your unit will be sent to the Youth Challenge Thrift Store where it will be reconditioned and then sold to help someone less fortunate, all the proceeds go to help Youth Challenge and you get a nice charitable tax deduction. They take the broken ACs too!

So start saving money today on your energy bills, and save money on your taxes next year…All while helping out a great organization and the community.

Still not convinced, how about 0% interest for 5 years.

Call 757 398 1820 to schedule your appointment service@housecallcompany.com

 

Do I Have a Gas Leak?

August 27th, 2018

gas-meterThe honest answer here has to be “hopefully not,” but we want to reassure you not to panic. If you do have a gas leak, you need to get out of your home, contact the appropriate authorities, and have the professional plumbers resolve the problem. Your safety is at risk when you have a gas leak, and you cannot afford to waste time panicking when you could take proactive measures.

But before you can start taking those measures, you’ll need to recognize you have a gas leak to begin with! You don’t want to complicate a simple problem by thinking it’s something more serious, but you also don’t want to assume nothing is wrong when, well, there is! The Chesapeake, VA plumbing professionals on our team are here to ensure you know what to look for in the event of a gas leak.

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Is AC Maintenance Worth My Money?

August 13th, 2018

relaxing-on-couchAbsolutely, 100% yes. There are a lot of questions that homeowners may ask us, such as “When should I replace my AC?” or “Which air conditioner is right for me?” that would require a lot more information for us to answer confidently. “Is AC maintenance worth my money?” however is one of the simplest questions a customer might ask us. Simply put, this simple question has only one answer—and that is regardless of what type of AC you use.

But why is this the case? Is this just an aggressive sales tactic on our end? No, of course not. There are too many benefits you can enjoy as a direct result of routine AC maintenance to ignore the need for this vital service. We are going to get into them below, and we’ll offer you some tips about what you can do on your own to help keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. (No, it’s not your entire tune-up!).

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Common Causes of Uneven Cooling

July 30th, 2018

angry-manWhy do you use a whole-house air conditioning system? To cool your whole house with just one system, right? Of course! So why would you put up with anything shy of great comfort throughout your entire home? Even if you don’t use a given room as much as you do the others in your house, you still want to ensure that your whole house is evenly cooled. Unfortunately, this is not the case in many homes. Don’t settle for less!

There are a few different reasons why your home may be cooling unevenly. Whatever the precise nature of the problem, you can count on our team to diagnose it accurately and to resolve it completely. You don’t want to waste your time with AC technicians who are not going to be able to figure out what is going on in a timely manner, and you definitely don’t want to risk damage to your home or failed attempts at solving the problem—so leave your AC services in Chesapeake to us! Continue Reading

What Can I Do to Keep My AC Working Properly?

July 16th, 2018

man-with-filterYou know what we would love to use this post for this week? Explaining to you what steps must be taken in order to make your air conditioner 100% reliable. Of course, we will not be doing this. And of course, we are not withholding this information because we do not want you to enjoy reliability of that kind. We just don’t have any such information to share. In fact, no one does—because no air conditioner currently in existence is ever going to be 100% reliable.

If you’ve had us install or replace your air conditioner, then the quality of your air conditioning installation and replacement services mean that your AC has gotten off on the right foot. However, there are a few other steps that must be taken to ensure that it remains on the right path. While you may not be able to keep your AC in Virginia Beach 100% reliable, you do want to keep it as reliable as possible. And that is something that we can help you to do.

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AC FAQ: Where’s This Water Coming From?

July 2nd, 2018

evaporator-coilWith the exception of evaporative coolers, which are not used often in this area, air conditioning systems do not use water in their operation. With that in mind, you may be wondering where the heck all of this water that is surrounding your air conditioning unit is coming from. No, it is not a figment of your imagination or some sort of optical illusion. There may be water coming from your system, but it is not a water leak in the way that you may be thinking of.

There are a few potential sources of this water. While it may not really be an emergency that is putting the condition of your air conditioner at risk, it is definitely in your best interest to get to the bottom of the problem immediately. In at least one case, this could be a symptom of a problem that could do irrevocable damage to your plumbing system. So read on, and remember to contact us for quality air conditioning services in Suffolk, VA. Continue Reading

Explore Your Air Conditioning Options

June 18th, 2018

working-on-ACTemperatures are rising, and yet you still don’t have an air conditioning system. Or worse, you already have air conditioning, but the recent utility bills are putting you under strain. A bigger, more powerful, and more efficient AC system might seem like the best way to go. But before making any quick decisions—whether it’s to install a new system or to replace your current one—let’s go through the best options for air conditioning in Portsmouth, VA. Continue Reading