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

Why You Need Backflow Prevention

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Have you ever been halfway through a shower and found yourself standing in tepid, foul-smelling water? That is the result of backflow, which is a very common and serious threat to your plumbing system. Backflow is such a big issue that many cities mandate that all homes have backflow prevention devices in place. If you don’t yet have a backflow prevention device installed in your house, read on to find out why you should. (more…)

Boiler Problems to Watch for This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Boilers are known for their longevity, far more than other heating systems like furnaces or heat pumps. This is partially because boilers have far fewer moving parts, which means that they have fewer ways to break down. Rest assured, though, that boilers still develop issues from time to time. Let’s take a look at some of the boiler problems you need to watch out for this winter. (more…)

Watch Out for These Heat Pump Problems During Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

One of the biggest advantages associated with heat pumps, and the reason that most homeowners install them in their homes, is that they can act as both heating and air conditioning systems. This makes them quite valuable, but it also means that they have a number of unique problems that you should be aware of. If you are using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, read on for some of the problems you need to watch for. (more…)

Improve Your Heating Efficiency with Duct Sealing

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Winter is here, and most everybody is relying on their home heating systems to keep warm on a daily basis. You may or may not have already had your heating system professionally checked to be ready for the winter. However, have you also made sure to get your ducts sealed? Duct sealing is a vital part of making sure that your home heating system is in ideal condition. Read on to find out why duct sealing is necessary. (more…)