Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The temperature in Denver has reached an all-time high of 81 degrees around mid-March, besting the previous record of 76 degrees in 2012. The rest of April may see showers and cool days, but April and May are forecasted to be drier than usual, and summer to be hotter than normal. Aside from wildfire season, heat exhaustion during the period could be a concern. It's the best time to fire up your air conditioner and the worst time for it to fail on you. Working air conditioning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the primary protective factor against heat-related illness. Make sure you have an operational Denver heating and cooling system, especially if there are children or seniors in your household.
Monday, March 30, 2015
It's important to contact someone who has a keen eye for the subtlest signs of HVAC damage. A Denver HVAC contractor like Total Plumbing has experience in these things, especially in the aftermath of a storm. You don't have to worry about not finding an available service provider, as the reliable ones can be called on 24/7 to get damaged HVAC systems back to working condition. With an initial inspection, you can get a clearer idea on what caused your HVAC to go kaput and file a proper claim. Expert assessment is always necessary when making damage claims, as well as documented evidence. The last thing you need is to be denied precious funding for fixing your HVAC.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Suffice it to say that you have to be cautious about what you dispose in your sinks and other drains in your house or building. The negative consequences to your health are already very serious, and when you let the clogs or corrosions go unaddressed, you would face high repair costs, too. To guide you and prevent those problems from happening, here are some of the things that you shouldn’t pour down the drain or flush down the toilet, according to Denver plumbing experts: Grease, Oils, and Fatty Leftovers Grease or oil has always been the enemy of an efficiently working sewer system, since these compounds can cause buildups that are difficult to clear up. They can form “fatbergs” along sewer lines and trigger disgusting, unsanitary backflows.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
When it comes to plumbing maintenance, there are a number of things that have to be regularly checked and fixed right away. The most common ones include leaks, slow drains, running toilets, septic tank inefficiency, and sewer backup. These problems may seem minor, but their effects can add up and have a significant impact to the home or business. For instance, a leaky faucet or a running toilet can waste gallons of water every day, which brings additional costs to maintaining the property. Clogged drains or a backflow of sewage can be a source of odors or severe inconvenience. When you encounter any of those problems, have them assessed and repaired by a professional Denver plumbing company. The common issues can also be prevented through a regular scheduled maintenance.
Friday, March 6, 2015
This may surprise you, but air conditioning systems have actually been around for a long time. In fact, attempts at developing cooling technology have been observed as early as 2,000 years ago, more or less. In 2nd century China, there existed manual rotary fans that brought outside air into a room. In 3rd century Rome, ice was supposedly imported from the mountain regions via donkey train to cool an emperor’s garden. Air conditioning systems have certainly come a long way since those bygone days, but somehow, the same concepts behind them remain to provide thermal comfort indoors. Today, air conditioners installed by Denver heating and cooling companies come in different types and sizes. There are ground units, rooftop air conditioners, even cooling towers, to name a few. There are even air conditioning units that fit inside a window pane resting on the sill.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
What if you’ve already got a clog? One traditional method of getting rid of a clog is pouring a handful of baking soda down the drain and following it up with hot water. You can also try a cup of vinegar in lieu of baking soda; just make sure to let the vinegar sit for 30 minutes. If these methods don’t work, it’s time to call in a Denver HVAC and plumbing professional. Leave unclogging to the pros A clogged kitchen drain needs to be opened so solid deposits and other waste materials can be taken out. The same thing is true for clogged toilets. These tasks are hard and dirty, so it’s better not to attempt performing the repairs yourself. Leave them in the hands of experienced plumbing and HVAC contractors in Denver such as Total Plumbing.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Air conditioners (ACs) are straightforward machines that serve one function—to keep you cool and comfortable. However, the inner workings of these machines is something not most people are familiar with. Of course, you can't expect everyone to be AC expert, which is why Denver HVAC technicians are called in to do the job. How do you tell what the problem is before you call in an expert to fix it? An eHow.com article by Chris Weis gives us a short run-through of the most common symptoms of low refrigerant problems with your AC.