Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Elgin’

Avoid Plumbing Issues by Scheduling Regular Inspections

Monday, May 7th, 2018

PlumberCan you look at your plumbing system and tell, at a glance, if there’s anything wrong with it? Of course not, unless there’s something obviously wrong like a pipe gushing water into your hallway. The plumbing system is mostly hidden from sight, and the kinds of issues that often afflict it don’t show obvious signs until they are far enough along to start causing some serious trouble. That’s why it’s important to catch them before they start showing symptoms. In order to keep your plumbing system in good health, you’re going to need to schedule regular inspection and maintenance appointments. (more…)

Is It Time for a New Furnace?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

BurnerWe’re getting towards the end of the cold weather for the foreseeable future, which means that now is the perfect time to start looking into whether or not you need a new furnace! It’s much, much better to replace your furnace now, if you need to, than to wait until later on in the year when everyone who needs a new furnace is trying to get one installed. So, how do you tell if you need a new furnace? Well, there are a number of different signs that your current system might be nearing the end of its life. Have a look below to help you decide about whether or not to replace your system. (more…)

Water Line Problems You Should Know About

Monday, March 12th, 2018

water-lineA lot of people make at least a token effort to keep their plumbing systems operating properly. They keep an eye out for any signs the system isn’t functioning the way it should, and call for a plumber when they need to. Far fewer people, however, are as careful about their water line.

The water line is the most important part of your plumbing system. All water that passes through the plumbing system flows from the water line. If you want the rest of your plumbing system to stay in good shape, it’s a good idea to make sure that your water line is healthy. Have a look at some common water line problems below, and what you should do to make sure they don’t affect your system. (more…)

Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

gas-burner-assemblyWell, let’s get these things out of the way first: No, your furnace probably isn’t making weird noises because it’s disgruntled, possessed, or ate something that didn’t agree with it. What odd noises do tend to mean when they’re coming from furnaces, though, is that they’re malfunctioning in some way.

If you hear an odd noise coming from your furnace, the best thing you can do is make sure that you call for repairs as soon as possible. Let’s go over some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a problem, and what you can do about them. (more…)

Follow These Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Good Condition

Monday, January 29th, 2018

gas-furnaceFurnaces are put under a lot of strain during the winter, which means they’re more likely to develop issues related to use. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to take some steps to make sure that it is in the best possible condition to deal with the added demand of winter.

There are two different steps that we recommend you take in order to keep your furnace in top condition: maintenance and prompt repairs. (more…)

Indications That Your Water Line is in Trouble

Monday, December 18th, 2017

water-lineAll water that enters your home, whether you get it from the city or from a well, travels through the water line to get there. The rest of your plumbing system relies on your water line in order to function. If the water line is healthy, it will benefit the rest of the plumbing system.

If the water line is unhealthy, it could have a serious negative impact on your home. It can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your water line is suffering some sort of issue that requires repair. If you know what to look for, though, you can catch issues with the pipe before they get too far. Have a look at some of the indications that your water line is in trouble. (more…)

Furnace Issues You Should Be Careful Of This Heating Season

Monday, November 6th, 2017

furnaceThe more you rely on your furnace to keep warm this heating season, the more strain you’re going to put on the system. More strain means a higher chance of problems occurring within the furnace. We’re not saying that you should freeze instead of putting more demand on your furnace. We’re just saying that you should be aware of the added risk involved with using your furnace more often. For the duration of heating season, it’s a good idea to keep a closer watch on your system to make sure that you can catch malfunctions early. Have a look at some of the symptoms you should be on the watch for this season, and the problems they indicate. (more…)

Do I Need to Replace My Furnace This Fall?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

gas-burner-assemblyThe daily temperature is going to drop pretty low before too long, which means that you’re going to need to get your home heating system ready to take on the strain of regular use. For most people, preventive heating maintenance is enough to ensure that their system is ready to keep them warm through the heating season.

For others, though, it will mean replacing the system entirely. If your furnace is not up to the task of warming your home for another season, it’s better to replace it now than to risk it breaking down in the middle of a cold winter day. There are a number of signs that you should replace your furnace, some of which we’ve laid out below. (more…)

3 Warning Signs That Your AC Needs Repairs

Monday, August 28th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairYou should be on the lookout for warning signs that your air conditioner is in trouble, especially during this time of year. Summer is when demand on air conditioners is greatest, which adds to their wear and tear and makes problems more likely to occur. If you know what to look for, though, you can call for repairs and have your air conditioner fixed faster. Faster repairs mean less damage to the air conditioner, keeping it in better condition for longer. Let’s have a look at three of the more common warning signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs. (more…)