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Protect Your Pipes This Winter

October 24th, 2016

The harsh cold of the winter season presents a number of challenges to homeowners in our area. Keeping your walkways free of ice, keeping your home warm and comfortable, etc. One challenge that you cannot afford to overlook is keeping your pipes protected from the damage that freezing temperatures can inflict. With everything you’ve got on your plate, you really don’t want to learn the hard way that sub-freezing temperatures can mean burst pipes in Milwaukee, WI! Here are a few tips to help you protect your pipes.

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An ERV Can Benefit You This Winter

October 17th, 2016

In Wisconsin, the winter season is pretty extreme. It is safe to say that, under no circumstances, are you going to be cracking your windows to let fresh air in for most of the heating season. Sealing your home up tightly can help you to heat your living space in an efficient manner. However, it can also make it difficult to maintain great indoor air quality in your home. With an ERV in Milwaukee, WI, you can both heat your home efficiently while enjoying high indoor air quality.

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Is This the Year for a Heating Replacement?

October 10th, 2016

There are many parts of the country in which the heating system is not a top priority. Obviously, we do not live in such a place. Our winters are long and very harsh, with extremely cold temperatures that tend to stick around. If you are not sure if your heating system has another season of service left in it, now is definitely the time to get your heating replacement in Milwaukee, WI underway.

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3 Signs That You May Need Heating Repairs

October 3rd, 2016

Considering just how cold our winter weather can get in this part of the country, you really don’t want to wait for your heater in Milwaukee, WI to break down entirely before scheduling professional heating repairs. When you notice something is off with your heating system, prompt repairs can help to minimize any disruption to your comfort and damage to your system. How do you recognize that issues are developing, though?

There are quite a few warning signs that may tip you off to trouble with your heating system. You just have to know what it is that you are looking for. Contact a member of our team if you notice any of the following problems popping up in your home. We’ll figure out precisely what is wrong, and we’ll resolve the problem successfully.

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Why Choose Radiant Heating Over Forced-Air?

September 26th, 2016

There is no one best or correct way in which homeowners may choose to heat their homes. If there were, you wouldn’t have so many options readily available. While no single heating system may reign supreme, there is definitely one out there that best suits your preferences and the heating demands of your home. For many, that system is the radiant heater.

In the following post, we’ll highlight some of the differences between radiant heating systems and forced-air systems, such as furnaces and heat pumps. These differences are the deciding factors for many homeowners that choose radiant heating in Milwaukee, WI. If you realize that a radiant heater is what you’ve been looking for, our technicians are here to install yours with the greatest care and quality workmanship.

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Help! My Furnace Smells Strange!

September 19th, 2016

With our daytime temperatures failing to break out of the mid-70s, and nights falling into the 50s already, it is clear that the hottest time of the year has fallen behind us. You may have already turned on your heating system to take the chill out of the night air. At the very least, you’ve probably fired it up just to break it in a bit and assess its operation. Continue Reading

What Can Cause Low Water Pressure?

September 12th, 2016

The plumbing system in your home is something of an unsung hero. You use it each and every day, for a variety of different reasons. However, we’ve all become so accustomed to the conveniences and comforts of our plumbing systems that they are easy to overlook on a day-to-day basis. They are much harder to overlook, though, when there’s something wrong with them.

One of the most common issues that homeowners may encounter with their plumbing systems is low water pressure. If you have low water pressure in your home all of a sudden, or if it’s been an ongoing issue, give us a call. We’ll figure out precisely what the problem is so that we can resolve it.

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Heating Systems FAQ: Boiler or Furnace?

September 5th, 2016

The official last day of summer is still a little ways off, and the heat is hanging in with us for now. You’ve probably noticed that nights are cooling off a bit, however, and you may even have had to break out a heavier blanket already. It won’t be long now before our heating systems come back into play, so replacing yours ASAP is probably a good idea.

If you’ve decided to replace your heater, or if you need one installed in a newly constructed home, take some time to explore your options. Two very common systems are the boiler and the furnace. Each has its pros and cons, so be sure to contact us if you have any questions. When you’re ready to have a new heater in Milwaukee, WI installed, give us a call.

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Why Schedule Heating Maintenance Today?

August 29th, 2016

As you can tell if you’ve checked the weather reports, or if you’ve simply walked outside lately, summer still has us in a tight grip. It won’t be long, however, before nighttime temperatures start to dip down into the fifties—well below the comfort level of most people. You’ll need your heating system before you know it, and that raises a very important question: will your heating system be ready for you when you need it most?

The key to ensuring that this is the case is to schedule professional heating maintenance. It is better to have your system tuned up before you need it rather than trying to do so when the coldest time of the year is already settling in. Read on, and let us get your heater back into fighting shape.

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Is Hard Water Really That Big of a Deal?

August 22nd, 2016

Yes, it really is that big of a deal. Many homeowners hear that hard water does not actually pose a risk to their health, and they decide that it is something that does not really have to be resolved. This could not be further from the truth, however.

Just because contact with or the consumption of hard water is not going to make you physically ill does not mean that it’s presence in your home is not problematic. Call our number if you have hard water in your residence. We install and service water softeners in Milwaukee, WI that can eliminate the issue.  Continue Reading