House Call Company Blog: Archive for September, 2016

Heating Safety Tip: Gas Leaks

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Natural gas is one of the most revered resources in the modern household, and it is not difficult to understand why. Unlike oil or propane, both of which may be used with combustion based heating systems, natural gas does not require delivery, nor must it be stored on-site. Instead, natural gas is piped directly to the home from a gas main, and directly to the necessary appliances via the gas piping system. 

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Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide This Heating Season

Monday, September 19th, 2016

During the winter season, you are going to be very thankful that you have a heating system capable of keeping your living environment warm and comfortable. Just remember that your heating system must be operating properly in order to operate safely. One potential hazard of combustion-based heating systems is carbon monoxide exposure. 

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Winter Plumbing Tips: Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The coldest time of the year is still a number of weeks away. Why then are we talking about the effects that freezing weather can have on the pipes in your residential plumbing system? Because it gives you time to prepare, of course!

If you’ve not taken steps to prevent frozen pipes, now is the time to act. Just because you’ve been lucky so far doesn’t mean that this lucky streak will continue through this winter. Take the following tips to heart, and remember to schedule your plumbing services with professional plumbers on our team.

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Remember, Insulation Is Important All Year Long

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We know that a lot of homeowners are unhappy with the amount of money that they pay to heat and/or cool their homes. Too often, though, people just accept this as the way things are, particularly when their HVAC systems seem to be working just fine. One common cause of low efficiency in both summer and winter, though, has little to do with these systems themselves, and more to do with the system that is your home.

We’re talking about your insulation in Portsmouth, VA, and you need to know for certain that it is sufficient. When you allow our technicians the opportunity to inspect and, if necessary, replace or supplement your insulation, you need have no doubt about it. Contact us any time to schedule service.

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