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Indications It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, June 18th, 2018

tank-water-heaterA water heater can last for a long time, especially if you take proper care of it. Eventually, though, you’re going to need to install a new system. If you water heater is getting close to the end of its life, it’s a good idea to replace it as soon as possible.

Waiting for the system to break down entirely before replacing it is just going to leave you without a functioning water heater for a couple days. Have a look at the following signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, so you can replace it with a new one before it dies completely. (more…)

Tips for Keeping Your Water Heater Healthy This Year

Monday, April 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters may be sturdy, but they’re not immune to problems. If you don’t take proper care of yours, you can expect it to need replacement many years earlier than you think. Fortunately, if you take the right steps you can both increase the system’s efficiency and lengthen its lifespan at the same time. Follow the tips below to ensure that your water heater is as healthy as possible throughout the year. (more…)

How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Issues

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Kitchen-PlumbingA lot of people don’t give a second thought to their garbage disposals until they stop working correctly. Obviously, that’s not really the best time to be noticing that your disposal needs professional services. Ideally, you should either be catching problems early or avoiding them entirely. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways that you can avoid garbage disposal issues, and keep your system in the best possible shape. (more…)

Look Out for These Signs That Your Plumbing is in Trouble

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

corroded-pipesIt can be tough to keep the plumbing system in your home in good condition, especially when it comes to detecting problems early. That’s generally why it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year, to make sure that your plumber can identify and fix problems before they get any worse.

There’s always a chance that some sort of problem will come up between maintenance appointments, though, which is why you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your system is in trouble. (more…)

Call for Drain Cleaning Services if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, January 1st, 2018

drainDrain cleaning is one of those things that, if you asked someone about it, they’d probably tell you it’s only necessary once a drain actually clogs. Well, first, they’d probably ask you why you’re asking about drain cleaning. I mean, how often do you find yourself in situations where you’re talking about plumbing topics with people? Anyway, they’d be wrong. Drain cleaning is certainly necessary when a drain actually clogs, but that’s not the only time when the service should be conducted. Have a look at some of the warning signs that indicate a need for drain cleaning. (more…)

Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape With These Tips

Monday, December 4th, 2017

pipe-leakIt can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your plumbing system is as healthy as it should be. Most of the system is hidden from view, and the issues that can commonly afflict plumbing systems tend to go unnoticed until they develop far enough to cause serious damage. The good news is that certain steps can help keep your plumbing system in good condition for much longer, reducing repair and operating costs. Have a look at some of our tips below for keeping your plumbing system in good shape. (more…)

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, November 20th, 2017

pipe-leakThere are a lot of things that you should be doing to get your home ready for the worst of the winter season, which as much as we might not want to admit it, is really just around the corner. Scheduling heating maintenance, getting the de-icing equipment set up, etc. One thing that many people tend to forget about, though, is taking steps to prevent their pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can cause quite a few issues, up to and including requiring that the pipes be replaced entirely. It’s a good idea to make sure that any pipes in your home that are vulnerable to freezing be taken care of as soon as possible, before the weather gets any colder. (more…)

Reasons Your Heating May Be Insufficient

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Have you started noticing that your heating bills have gone up significantly, yet you haven’t changed the way your heat your home? Or have you noticed that you aren’t getting the amount of heat you need to stay comfortable? There can be a few reasons why your heat may have become insufficient, and it’s important to pinpoint the reasons for this so that your heating in St. Charles, IL does the job you need it to.

Reason #1: Poor Insulation

Insulation is tremendously important for the energy efficiency of your home. The job of insulation is to slow the transfer of heat; during the winter months, insulation helps keep your heat indoors while also forming a barrier to the cold outside. In the summer, insulation stops heat from moving into your home from the outdoors. If you have concerns about the level of insulation in your home, make an appointment with an insulation expert.

Reason #2: Dirty Ductwork

If you have a ducted heating system, your ductwork is the delivery system for your hot air. It’s recommended that your ductwork be cleaned every 3-5 years to remove any build-up of dust and dirt, and also to ensure that no corrosion or disconnections have developed. Dust build-up in your ductwork can significantly impact your heating, so if it’s been more than 5 years since your last duct cleaning, it is time to call for an appointment.

Reason #3: No Maintenance

It’s strongly recommended that you schedule maintenance for your heating system annually. Maintenance for your heating system is a full tune-up of the system, in which your heating unit is cleaned, adjusted and lubricated as needed, as well as tested and thoroughly inspected. Maintenance helps improve overall performance and energy efficiency and keeps your system in good working order.

Insufficiency can mean discomfort and higher energy bills. If your heating system isn’t running as efficiently as it should, call Service King today and speak with one of our trained experts for professional heating service in St. Charles.