Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for December, 2016

Drain Cleaning: A Good Way to Start the New Year

Monday, December 26th, 2016

You may have a lot of resolutions for 2017 (or maybe you just like to call them “plans”). But if you don’t mind, we would like to suggest another to squeeze in. Don’t worry, it’s actually one that’s easy to do. All it takes is making a call or using an online form to contact our plumbing team and ask for professional drain cleaning services.

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Should I Schedule Water Testing for My Home?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Yes, you should.

Okay, you probably want more details than that. We just wanted to get that out of the way up front. If you’re asking this question, then you almost certainly need to have water testing.

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The Difference New Windows Can Make in Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Putting in new windows for a home is a job that people often associate with remodeling. It’s true that new windows can make an enormous difference in the look of a home, as well as create better light and atmosphere inside.

But putting in new windows for an older house is also a great way to improve the energy efficiency during the winter. If you have a house that seems inordinately drafty during the cold months, you may have old or even damaged windows that are allowing too much heat to escape. Installing new, energy efficient windows can make an enormous difference in your household comfort and energy savings.

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Danger: Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Putting the word Danger! right at the front of a title of a blog post about furnaces may make it sound like gas furnaces are inherently hazardous pieces of equipment. The truth is that natural gas furnaces—which are found in more homes than any other type of heater—are built for safe operation. If you take regular care of your furnace through annual maintenance inspections and prompt repairs when necessary, you shouldn’t expect to run into any dangers.

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A Furnace’s 1st Day on the Job: Notice Any of These Issues?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The furnace that does the important job of keeping your home warm has probably been “on vacation” for most of the summer and well into the fall. But it’s almost time for the furnace to get back to work: temperatures are dropping, and winter lurks right around the corner.

When you turn your furnace on for the first time during the season, keep a close watch for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. You want to have repair issues taken care of as soon as possible—that way you won’t end up with a non-working furnace on the coldest day of the year!

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