Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for February, 2016

Advantages of Installing a Zone Control System for your Heating

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Have you used your heating system as efficiently as possible this winter? Or did you find that you were turning it off, despite being cold, to save money on your utility bills? The latter is one of the main restrictions of a central HVAC system. When your heater cycles on, air is blown through the ductwork to every vent in your home, even into empty rooms that don’t need a temperature adjustment.

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Signs You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

When a drain in your home clogs up, you’ll know that it’s time to arrange for professional drain cleaning. Even if you can manage to clear out the clog using a sink plunger, it’s probably a smart idea to have plumbers use special tools (such as high-pressure water jetting) to provide a thorough cleaning that will prevent numerous problems in the future.

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Goodbye, Pilot Light: Electronic Ignition in Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The gas furnace is the most common type of heating system found in homes around the country, and for some very good reasons. Gas furnaces can produce higher levels of heat than other types of systems, and they are cost-effective because natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity and other heating oils.

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Do I Really Need Professional Fireplace Cleaning?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Homeowners who have a fireplace in one (or more) of the rooms in their house understand the value of a roaring hearth and the luxury that it brings to their lives, especially during the winter season. Although people no longer depend on a fireplace as a sole source of warmth during the cold months, it’s still a pleasant source of comfort and makes for a wonderful family gathering place.

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The Importance of Air Purifiers and Filters in Winter

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The time of the year usually associated with allergies and asthma is the spring. This is when the pollen count rises, and it’s definitely a time when people who have allergy and asthma issues are more likely to encounter health concerns. However, a serious decline in the air quality inside a home is more likely to happen during the winter, as we’ll explain.

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Signs That You Should Replace Your Bathroom Toilet

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The bathroom is the room in the house that uses the most water, and the toilet is the appliance responsible for the biggest share of that water consumption. In fact, toilets can account for 40% of the water bills you pay every month. Obviously, this is one of the most vital plumbing installations for your home—and one that won’t last forever. An old toilet can start to create a variety of problems, and eventually you’ll need to call licensed plumbers who handle bathroom plumbing services to install a new one.

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