Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for December, 2015

A New Year’s Resolution for Your HVAC System: Maintenance!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

We hope you and your family have had a good 2015… and that you’ll have an even better 2016. As the last days of the year fly past us, it’s time to start making our plans—or “resolutions” as they’re usually called during the season— for the year to come.

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Ways to Keep a Gas Furnace Running Safely Through Winter

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Natural gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in homes throughout the country. The reason they’re so popular is because of the level of heat they can put out and their relatively low cost of operating compared to electric furnaces.

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The 2 Types of Sump Pumps Explained

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Sump pumps are an invaluable type of plumbing installation for homes that suffer from issues with water in the basement or crawlspace. A sump pump automatically takes care of the excess water: the water gathers in an excavated area (this is what is properly called the sump) and the pump activates when the water goes above a certain level, removing it. Sump pumps are extremely helpful in case of flooding and homes that have a high water table allowing water to seep into the lower parts of the structure.

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Signs That You Need to Call for Furnace Repairs

Monday, December 14th, 2015

When a gas or electric furnaces stops working entirely, you’ll know right away that it needs repairs. But not all malfunctions in a furnace will create such immediate signs that there is a problem. During the early days of the heating season, take special care to watch for smaller warning indications that your furnace has operating issues. If you notice any of the signs below, don’t wait to call for repairs. A furnace malfunction will only worsen, and you could face a completely busted furnace, or even one that runs unsafely.

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Can I Clean My Drains on My Own?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Drain cleaning is a job that we recommend homeowners have done once a year as part of their regular professional plumbing maintenance. It will help keep drains free of debris and build-up, making for a more dependable plumbing system and a reduced number of annoyances from slow drains and clogs.

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