Posts Tagged "Kansas City"
Do You Have a Natural Gas Furnace, But an Electric Water Heater?
Ever wonder why?
What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater and is it Right for You?
Hot water…ah, what a beautiful thing hot water on demand is to have, and we often can take for granted all of the luxuries of modern life – that is until the storage tank in our hot water heater runs out because 2 people are taking a shower after putting on a load of clothes in the washing machine and your hot water supply is zapped from the water usage demands being put on your standard tank water heater.
While being able to turn on your faucet and feel that cold water turn to piping hot, there may be a more energy efficient method, a tankless hot water heater and heating element type to turn that water tap hot without eating so much heat loss, and possibly lower your energy costs and have lower energy bills than that of a traditional water heater.
Let’s find out if an energy efficient tankless water heater is right for you.
There are many opinions and benefits of tankless water heaters and it can be a little difficult to get some clear information about them. Energy Star ratings, flow rates, warranty, installation costs and life expectancy are all questions homeowners have when it comes to a new water heater, especially water heater installations for tankless models, or if you’re converting from a gas water heater to electric models. Some say they love them, while others haven’t had a great experience with them, but moving from a gas burner to something that uses less energy and takes up less space is something worth considering!
So, what does a tankless water heater do and how does it work? Here’s the lowdown!
Garbage Advice – Literally!
Here are a few tips and tricks from the pros on how to get the best performance from your garbage disposal. We will also correct a few garbage myths out there.
1. Use plenty of water when using your disposal.
The fact is, most garbage disposal clogs could have been prevented by using more water while the disposal was in use.
2. Stage food waste in the sink basin before feeding in slowly
This allows you to ensure plenty of water is assisting the disposal while grinding food waste.
3. Feed the food waste slowly
The second leading cause of disposal clogs is overloading. Disposals do a much better job if we slow down the rate we feed the food waste into the disposal. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing the next problem on the list…
Choose a Plumber Today (and Call Them When You Need Them)!
Plumbing issues might not arise too often in your home, so it’s natural to be a little in the dark when it comes to selecting a high-quality plumber. We’ve put together a few tips you should consider when the day comes along that you need to call on a plumber.
Ultimately, now is the time to select your plumbing contractor.
STOP! Read that last line again. If you wait until an emergency plumbing situation where you need someone fast, you may let your guard down and sacrifice value for whatever contractor answered the phone first–a potentially expensive mistake.
4 Signs to Know When to Clean Your Air Ducts
Everyone likes a clean home—it’s part of what it takes to stay so comfortable!
This means having a home that is free of dust, allergens, and other debris. But, did you know there’s one area of your home you probably don’t consider when it comes time to clean?
It’s the “V” part of your HVAC system—the ventilation system, or rather, your ductwork.
It seems like your ductwork is just a minor component to your entire HVAC system, right? Well, your air ducts are actually very important to the operation of both your air conditioner and forced-air heater air conditioning system, and you’d be surprised at the amount of dust and tiny vermin they see. If you want to keep both of these performing well, and keep your indoor air quality at the high level you deserve, you should have a professional perform air duct cleaning, including the heat exchangers, supply registers, return vents, grilles and all other HVAC ducts, as part of the NADCA standards that NADCA service providers can offer.
Why is My AC Making Noise? Don’t Ignore These 6 AC Noises
When the weather turns hot and muggy, we turn to our HVAC systems to provide air conditioning for our homes and businesses. When these AC units are activated, they can make all sorts of noises, however there are many noises your air conditioning unit should NOT make, and if they are loud noises then there’s an even larger cause for concern.
Homeowners and business owners alike understand the importance of maintaining their cooling systems, including both typical air conditioning systems and heat pump systems, as well as indoor units and outdoor units and keeping the air filters and other maintenance items replaced. If those systems need troubleshooting it often can require the expertise of a trained HVAC technician, but this post will try to equip you with what to watch out for (or LISTEN FOR) to know WHEN to contact a professional AC repair service like Climate Control Heating Cooling & Plumbing.
Signs That It’s Time to Replace the Heat Pump
Comfort Bear here again! I sure hope summer is treating you well so far. I’ve gotta say, this excessive heat we’ve had this past week is no fun. Did you know bears can’t sweat? I have to stay cool in other ways—stretching out and laying on the cool ground, panting, and going for lots of swims.
Well, and by making sure my heat pump is in cooling mode and ready to do its job effectively and efficiently this season!
In our last blog post, we talked about what to do if your heat pump wouldn’t switch to cooling mode. Hopefully, you’re not still stuck in heating mode—but perhaps even after you fixed your heat pump, it doesn’t seem to be keeping you cool?
5 Common Water Heater Problems
When you forget about your water heater, it means you’re forgetting about the care it needs. While your system isn’t inherently dangerous on its own, ignoring the need for maintenance or water heater repair can be hazardous. From gas lines, gas valves, anode rods, and pilot lights, to circuit breakers, control valves and water leaks, there can be many things that cause your hot water faucet to not have hot water flow. These common issues can be fixed easily by a licensed plumber, or even a DIY homeowner, as part of regular maintenance. Here are 5 potential risks of neglecting your water heater tank.
Don’t Forget About Duct Cleaning
Comfort Bear here, this time with an important PSA for all homeowners:
Duck cleaning is a scam. Don’t trust anyone who comes to your home claiming that your ducks need to be cleaned. For one, ducks are constantly in the water. And two, it’s called “preening,” not “cleaning.”
That being said, duct cleaning is definitely something you should have performed if you want your HVAC system to run efficiently and smoothly. If there’s ever any concern, you can always consult the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. They were founded specifically to establish the standards for what makes a proper duct cleaning in Kansas City.
Duct cleaning is an essential part of a balanced maintenance tune-up, so I don’t want you to forget about it when it comes time to fire up your air conditioner again this year. Don’t worry, I’ll explain everything:
Help for Flooding Victims in the Kansas City Area
Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area
If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.
Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.
What should you do?