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What to Do About Frozen Pipes

frozen icicles hanging off of a dirty pipe in the midst of winter.

During the colder months of winter, frozen pipes can be a real concern. It’s not only about the pipes freezing and you not having water. The bigger issue is when the pipes burst, causing all levels of havoc and damage to your home. Just like everything else in life, an ounce of prevention is worth […]

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Should I Select On or Auto on My Thermostat?

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Great question! Generally, your thermostat will have two temperature options: Heat and Cool. Nearby, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air […]

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

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We’re glad you asked! Furnaces, as you probably know, don’t last forever. And they can be a burden to replace, often for financial reasons. Unfortunately, at a certain point, your furnace may actually be costing you more in repairs than it would cost to replace it. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you may […]

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What to Do About a Leaky Furnace

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If you find a pool of water has formed on the floor around your furnace, don’t be alarmed. In most cases, this does not indicate a serious or expensive problem. In fact, it’s pretty common. What you should do though is call one of our Alkota Plumbing and Heating technicians right away to investigate it. […]

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5 Plumbing Problems That You Shouldn’t Ignore

Close-up Of Water Is Leaking From The White Sink Pipe

Plumbing issues have a nasty way of getting progressively worse and more expensive as they’re left unfixed. Water is a powerful chemical, and it always finds a way to where it wants to go. Avoiding a repair is like adding fuel to a fire (except water is the opposite of fire; if only there was […]

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About Boilers and Radiators

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A hot water system is a closed system. This means that water constantly circulates from the boiler though the pipes. Newer systems will have two pipes, one with hot water flowing in, and another with cooled down water flowing back to the boiler. Older systems have one continuous loop. As the home or building owner, […]

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

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Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than […]

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