What’s the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace?

A boiler and a furnace are both heating systems used to provide warmth to homes and buildings, but they operate differently and have distinct characteristics. It can all be somewhat confusing and we have realized that even the terminology gets confused quite often so here are the key differences between a boiler and a furnace: […]

Prepping Your Hot Water Radiator for the Fall

If you have hot water radiators, preparing them for the cold weather is crucial in ensuring they run as smoothly as possible all winter. Air can often become trapped within them and bleeding them is a simple maintenance task that can ensure your system works efficiently, providing you with the warmth you need. You will […]

Clear Signs that Your Water Heater Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

Most people wait until their water heater stops working before, they call us for help. Over the years, we have learned that there are several telltale signs that your water heater needs attention or even proactive replacement BEFORE it gives out on you. Stay ahead of things by keeping an eye out for the following […]

Leak Detectors and Why Your Home Should Have One

Plumbing leaks can be difficult to detect and almost impossible to predict. The most obvious sign of an otherwise invisible leak may be an unusual increase in your water bill. Another way to identify an unseen leak is to turn your main water valve off and if the meter continues to show usage, you have […]

Let’s Talk Water Filters

The need for a water filter depends on the quality of your tap water, your specific concerns or preferences, and your intended use of the water. While many municipal water supplies meet safety standards, they can still contain trace amounts of contaminants, such as chlorine, chloramines, heavy metals (e.g., lead or copper), sediment, pesticides, and […]

To Tank or Not to Tank: Let’s Talk Water Heaters

Hot water is necessary in our daily lives, whether for showers, cooking, or cleaning. If you’re in the market for a new water heating system, you’ve likely come across two popular options: indirect water heaters and tankless water heaters. Both have advantages and disadvantages; choosing the right one for your home depends on various factors. […]

Water Supply Lines and What They are Made of

Water supply lines come in various materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, the choice depends on factors like budget, local building codes, and personal preferences. For your convenience, we have broken them down for you……. Copper Advantages: Excellent corrosion resistance, long lifespan, can handle high temperatures, and relatively easy to install. Disadvantages: Expensive […]

Plumbing Vents: What Are They and Why Are They So Important?

Plumbing vents can go completely unnoticed by homeowners. They’re behind walls and rarely have issues. But do you know how important plumbing vents are to your home? Let’s discuss what plumbing vents are, why you need them, and how you can tell if they’re not working. Plumbing vents are vertical pipes or extensions that connect […]

Sump Pumps: A Small Investment with Big Advantages

A Sump Pump is a device designed to prevent water from accumulating and flooding basements or areas of a building that are below ground level and is typically installed in a sump pit that is in the lowest part of the structure. A Sump Pump’s main purpose is to efficiently remove excess water and prevent […]

Preparing Your Outdoor Plumbing for the Cold Weather

As the cold weather approaches, it is crucial to take steps to protect your plumbing system from potential damage caused by freezing temperatures. Cold weather can lead to frozen pipes, burst pipes, and other plumbing issues, resulting in costly repairs and inconvenience. To help you prepare your plumbing for the cold weather, here are some […]