Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for July, 2015

Why Hydro Jetting is Preferable to Older Drain Cleaning Techniques

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Drain pipes are susceptible to all kinds of blockages and waste buildup. There isn’t really anything you can do to entirely prevent this, considering disposing of waste is what the pipes were designed to do. However, you can prevent the buildup from harming your pipes. Let’s take a look at hydro jetting, how you can benefit from it, and why it’s often the best drain cleaning solution for homeowners. (more…)

What Can Happen if You Don’t Change Your Air Conditioner Filter Often Enough

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Were you aware that your air conditioner actually contains a filter to protect itself from dust and debris? It’s true, every air conditioner uses an air filter in order to make sure that only air is cycled through the system. Like all air filters, this one needs to be cleaned or replaced every few months in order to remain effective. If this does not happen, it can cause all sorts of problems for your system. Read on to find out how a clogged air filter can cause serious issues for your air conditioner. (more…)

How the Anode Rod Protects Your Water Heater

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Your water heater is put under quite a bit of stress on a daily basis, especially if it’s one of the storage tank models. These water heaters keep a large supply of hot water constantly heated, from the time they are installed onward, just in case it is needed. This level of constant water exposure more or less guarantees advanced rust over time. Why, then, do modern water heaters seem to be so resistant to rust? The answer lies in a part called the sacrificial anode rod or anode rod for short. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and how important it is to your water heater. (more…)

How to Keep the Cool Air Flowing this Summer

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Crisp, cooled air is what we all want when the heat and humidity conspire to make our lives a bit uncomfortable here in Lake in the Hills, IL. But it’s not always so easy to come by. You have to take the steps necessary to ensure that your AC functions just as it should, and that your home has what it needs to maximize your family’s comfort, whether you’re entertaining guests on the weekend or just trying to get some sleep. Here are some pro tips for keeping your home cool this summer. (more…)