A Guide To Furnace Shutdowns

A furnace that shuts down can leave you in the cold. Fortunately, most issues can be quickly repaired once the cause is discovered. Types of Furnace Shutdowns Furnace shutdowns typically fall into two categories â€” short-cycle shutdowns and total shutdowns. A short-cycle shutdown means the furnace stops running in the middle of a heating cycle before the house reaches the desired temperature. Often, the furnace will come back on a few minutes later, in an attempt to finish the heating cycle. Read More 

A Guide To Leaking Water Heaters

A leaking water heater is more than an inconvenience because it both limits the availability of hot water and causes water damage. Water Heater Leak Causes There are three main areas prone to leaking on the average tank-style water heater— the inlet and outlet lines, the overflow drain, and the base of the heater. Inlet and outlet lines tend to leak because the fittings are either loose or worn. The overflow drain, which is located on top of the heater, is made to leak in the event temperature and pressure builds up to a dangerous level inside the tank. Read More 

Drain Line Scale 101

Scale can be a major issue in your home's main drain. Understanding its causes, issues, and how to prevent it is vital. Pipe Scale Causes Pipe scale is nothing more than an accumulation of minerals and rust on the inner surfaces of the drain pipes. This accumulation can be from minerals in the water, such as in areas with hard water, or from mineral components in the organic matter that is flowing through the drain lines. Read More 

Four Reasons For A Leaking Water Heater Pressure Valve

On top of your water heater is a pressure relief valve. This valve is typically attached to either a pipe that routes down to the ground or it is attached to a smaller pressure relief tank. If water keeps passing through the valve and leaking into the pipe or tank, then you have a pressure issue. The cause needs to be found and fixed before the water heater fails or bursts. Read More 

Air Conditioning Unit Not Cooling? 3 Possible Reasons Why

If your air conditioning unit is not cooling your home like it usually does, there are many things that can cause this to happen. Keep reading to learn of three possible reasons so you can get your air conditioning unit cooling properly. Problems With The Thermostat Start out by inspecting your thermostat. First, make sure it is on the cool setting and it is set at the correct temperature. If the thermostat is turned off and will not turn back on, it is time to replace it. Read More