How Often Should Salt Be Added To My Water Softener?
This is a common question we receive, especially from new homeowners and people new to soft water. There are several things that play into how often you will need to add salt so not every home is the same and not every season is the same. Ultimately it depends on the water used by your home, but here are some activities that largely factor in.
- Number of people in the home.
- Number of showers and baths a day.
- Amount of laundry cleaned on a weekly basis.
Your Furnace and Air Conditioner Can Help With Dust
The average american home produces 40 pounds of dust a year! That’s a lot. Depending on the number of people in your home this number could be lower or higher for your home. Let’s take a look at some ways you can clean the dust in your home more efficiently and some ways you can reduce the amount floating around in your home.
- Check your furnace filter.
- Use a HEPA filtered vacuum.
- Reduce textiles.
- Don’t overlook dusting those hard to reach or see areas.
- Clean regularly.
Air Conditioner Replacement: How Your Furnace May Affect Your Options
Did your air conditioner die putting you in the market for a new AC? Making matters worse you probably had no warning or time to prepare for this day. So not only are you searching for a new AC, but your home is getting more uncomfortable by the minute.
Replacing an air conditioner isn’t something the average homeowner does everyday, in fact many only replace a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system once or twice in their lifetime. So it stands to reason that without doing a little homework you’re not going to know what air conditioner is right for your home. Continue reading this article as we guide you through things to consider during your AC search.
Should An Air Conditioner and Furnace Be Serviced Every Year?
Should a furnace or air conditioner be serviced every year is a question many homeowners ask and it’s not an easy one to answer. Why? Because the right answer is really it depends. Depends on what? Various things and we’ll go through them in this post.
To start it’s very important that it is mentioned that all manufacturer’s stance on this question is yes, in fact taking care of your heating and cooling equipment with regular maintenance is a requirement to ensure a valid warranty should you have a failure while the equipment is covered. If well maintained there is little argument for the reason of the component failure and if it should be covered by said warranty. (more…)
5 Steps To Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Is Ready For Summer
It seemed like winter was never going to end this year, but believe it or not we’re in the clear. Now that Spring is officially here it won’t be long before we’ll be turning our HVAC systems from heat to cool. Here are 5 steps you should take to ensure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.
- Remove Your Condenser Cover
- Clean Out Leaves and Twigs From Your Air Conditioning Condenser
- Spray Down the Air Conditioner
- Give Your Air Conditioner a Test Run
- Call A Pro
Tips For Conserving Water at Home
March 22nd happens to be World Water Day. Considering all of us here in Lincoln, Nebraska are doing our part to conserve water since our mayor has issued water restrictions due to the damage the Platte river flooding has done to our city’s water system, it seems like a good time to provide some water saving tips. As plumbers that know a thing or two about water usage, here are the things we think can minimize the effect on your daily life, but really help reduce the amount of water used. Here’s our list: (more…)
3 things to Consider When Adding a Water Softener
Have decided it’s time to add a water softener to your home? There are many benefits to having a water softener from using less soaps and detergents to getting rid of hard water residues. You’ll notice it take less shampoo to get your hair feeling clean and soft. Also with soft water your skin won’t feel as dried out, those with easily irritated skin will also find soft water to help their skin. Now that you’ve made the decision to add a water softener here are 3 things you need to consider?
- Where will the water softener be installed?
- What fixtures do you want to be exempt?
- What size of Water softener is needed?
Keep Your Furnace Safe and Basement Dry
It seems every year there is a sigh of relief when the weather in Lincoln, Nebraska begins to trend toward spring like temperatures. Gone is the brutally cold and gray days of winter, replaced by sun, greening of yards and budding trees. Many of us forget about the moisture that comes with the spring season until there is water in the basement and it has taken our important components or completely ruined your furnace and water heater. (more…)
Reasons Your Furnace Filter Isn’t Doing Its Job
All central HVAC systems contain an air filter commonly referred to as a “furnace filter”. The air filter plays two key roles: ensuring optimal air quality in your home and prolonging the lifespan of your furnace, air conditioner, and furnace’s blower system. An air filter accomplishes this by removing dirt, dust and other particulate matter from your home’s air as it cycles through your return air ducts.
Keeping up with regular filter changes is a must, however even those who perform this maintenance task regularly may end up with less than clear air or other issues. If you would like to learn more about the factors that can keep an air filter from performing correctly, keep reading. This article outlines three things that can undermine your HVAC system’s air filter. (more…)
Why You Should Install a Heat Pump Water Heater
Usually when you’re selecting a water heater for your home you’re worried mostly about the amount of hot water the water heater will provide. Did you’re old water heater provide enough for everyone to get a hot shower? It’s one thing to share bathrooms, but when you have a home with enough bathrooms you hope you don’t have the issue of not enough hot water!
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