Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Lake in the Hills’

What Might be Causing Low Air Conditioner Output

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Frozen-CoilSummer is when your air conditioner is most likely to develop some kind of problem, even if you have maintenance scheduled for it on a regular basis. A malfunction in your air conditioner can manifest in many ways, some of which are more obvious than others. It’s important that you be able to identify when your air conditioner is giving off signs of an issue, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. One of the more common signs of an air conditioner issue is low output. Have a look below at some of the reasons why your air conditioner might not be cooling as well as it should be. (more…)

Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Air-Conditioner-ServiceAir conditioning maintenance is one of the most beneficial services you can schedule for your air conditioner. If you haven’t scheduled it yet, you should really do so as soon as possible. The more you use the air conditioner during the summer, the more strain it’s going to be put under. This will make it much more likely for problems to develop over the next few months. Read on to find out how air conditioning maintenance helps keep your system in top condition during the summer. (more…)

How a Reverse Osmosis System Works, and Why You Should Care

Monday, February 13th, 2017

This may or may not come as a shock to you, but the water you’re likely to find out in nature is not actually that great for you. For all the raving about “clear, natural mountain spring water” that so many beverage companies engage in, natural water oftentimes requires quite a bit of effort to reach the level of quality and safety that you’re probably used to.

Much of the time, the city or town you live in will put the municipal water supply through a treatment process before it makes its way to your home. This gets rid of a lot of the bacteria, chemicals, and harmful elements like lead that may be present in the supply. (more…)

The Many Problems That can Demolish Your Water Line

Monday, January 30th, 2017

water lineThere is one major pipe that the entirety of your plumbing system relies on: the water line. This pipe extends from the municipal water main (or the well, if you use one) to your home. All water that passes into the plumbing system must move through the water line to get there. So, if the water line is not operating properly, it has the potential to seriously hinder the entire plumbing system.

It can be more than a little difficult to monitor the health of your water line, since so much of it is located underground. However, it’s important to be aware of the kinds of problems that your water line can run into. If you don’t catch some of these issues in time, they can easily demolish the pipe. (more…)

Why You Need to Worry About Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Furnace problems are quite common during the winter, when strain on the system is greatest. If you’re using a furnace to stay warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for any issues that may occur. For example, is your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you have a serious issue that needs to be dealt with. (more…)

How Often to Schedule Pipe Inspection Services

Monday, January 9th, 2017

It can often be very difficult to diagnose problems with your plumbing system, especially without professional training and equipment. The majority of the system is hidden from view, making it difficult to tell when your plumbing pipes are experiencing problems, without exhuming the pipes to examine them. The best way around this is the professional service known as video pipe inspection. (more…)

How a Sump Pump can Help You This Winter

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you ever had a basement or crawlspace flood? If so, you know how much of an expensive and frustrating problem it can be. If you haven’t had to deal with that issue, trust us when we say that you really don’t ever want to. Even a small amount of water damage can cost quite a bit of money to repair, if it’s located in the wrong place. This is especially true for areas like basements, which often contain water heaters and other appliances that may need to be repaired or replaced. You’re going to want to protect the areas of your home that are vulnerable to flooding, and the best way to do that is with a sump pump. (more…)

Why Furnace Maintenance is so Important

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Far too many homeowners wait to call for furnace repairs until they notice a problem with the system. This is a serious issue for a number of reasons. Mostly, it’s harmful because a lot of maintenance problems don’t give off any recognizable symptoms until they’re very far advanced. By the time you notice a problem with your furnace, it may be far too late to prevent the majority of the damage to the system. Preventive maintenance is the best way to catch problems early, keeping your furnace in the best possible condition. Let’s take a look at one of the reasons that you should schedule furnace maintenance at least once a year. (more…)

Weird Furnace Noises That Warn of Repair Needs

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Furnaces are placed under much higher stress levels during the winter than they are during the rest of the year. More stress means a higher chance of developing issues over the next several months. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, you need to be careful of any problems that crop up. Strange noises are a good indication that the furnace has a problem of some sort, so you should listen for them. (more…)

Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly This Winter With Preventive Maintenance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winter is the most stressful time of year for heating systems, including furnaces. People rely on them for longer and longer periods of time in order to stay warm and comfortable. This added demand increases the amount of stress on the system, which in-turn makes it more likely that a problem of some kind will occur. If you want to make sure that your furnace is in the best possible shape to handle the added stress of winter, make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance as soon as possible. (more…)