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Preparing Your Hot Water Heater for Winter

Of all the components in your plumbing system during the winter, the water heater is your most important. Without it, you and your family will be taking freezing showers during freezing temperatures. To keep your water heater operating in peak performance from November to March, we recommend contacting a P&D Mechanical technician to come out and inspect your unit. We can make the necessary adjustments to your heater that will protect it through the cold season.

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Geothermal Energy Explained: How Does it Benefit You?

The source of geothermal energy is heat that is drawn from deep within the earth. We utilize this heat to provide temperature control inside residential and commercial properties. Geothermal energy is eco-friendly and sustainable because it comes directly from the earth. We can pull the heat from the ground, hot water, and heated rock that is located several miles below the ground surface. For higher temperatures, we can even draw the heat from molten magma.

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Common Plumbing Maintenance and Repairs

Every homeowner needs a good plumbing contractor from time to time, whether to conduct routine maintenance or make emergency repairs. A great plumbing service can conduct odd repairs most people would never imagine might take place, but there are other more common plumbing system failures which you'll likely need eventually in your home.

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4 Benefits of Chilled Water Piping

A chilled water system is an air conditioning system that works similar to heated flooring. Instead of raising the temperature, a chilled water system is designed to reduce the temperature. The process is simple: water is cooled down to roughly 40 degrees. It is then channeled through a network of pipes that stretch along the inside the walls of a building. The purpose of the system is to cool the building down in a more efficient manner than a standard HVAC system. This method of cooling a building has many benefits and advantages.

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Remodeling Projects: Kitchen and Bath

Nothing is quite as exciting as planning and conducting home remodeling projects. You've probably had ideas for upgrades you've always wanted for your home. Perhaps you've been saving money before taking them on, building equity in the home, or just waiting for children to grow up. When the time comes, you'll likely discuss your ideas with a contractor who will add ideas of their own based on experience and what they've known to work for other people. Typically, remodeling projects start with the kitchen and bathrooms and require an experienced plumbing contractor.

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Heating System Styles and Options

As nice as they may be for date night, modern day America doesn't rely on wood burning fireplaces to heat the home. There is an expectation of a heating system within a house which is reliable and assures a level of comfort the homeowner has grown accustomed to. There are different means of accomplishing such a goal according to the needs of your house.

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Understanding Your AC System: 5 Components You Should Know

Think you know your AC system? Below are five vital components that make your heating and cooling unit operate smoothly.

The Compressor

The compressor is the most important element in an air conditioner. An AC compressor converts gas into liquid while assisting in the AC unit’s cooling process. The compressor is responsible for channeling the refrigerant in a continuous cycle so that the entire system is cool. The compressor also transforms low-pressure gas into a high-pressure state. In essence, the compressor performs four vital functions:

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5 Kitchen Trends You'll Want in Your House

Remodeling your kitchen means you can add in some of those features that you've always wanted. Today's top kitchen trends not only make your life easier now, they can also increase the appeal and value of your home should you decide to sell it in the future.

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Is It Time for a Bathroom Remodel?

If you've recently bought a new house, you likely bought it because you like the overall design and expect to make some upgrades over the years, especially to make the bathroom more comfortable. If you bought an older house, you might have assumed with your offer that you're going to have to have the bathrooms remodeled. Either way, you'll need to speak with a professional contractor who specializes in bathroom remodeling and can change the basic functional bathroom into a luxurious spa where you'll enjoy spending your time.

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Everything You Need to Know About Radiant Floor Heating

A radiant floor heating system generates large amounts of heat that transfer through the flooring of a home. Radiant floor heating gives you the feel of being in a warm room. It is similar to leaving an oven door open and feeling the heat radiating from the oven without being in direct contact. Radiant floor heating systems are popular with homeowners because they offer distinct advantages over other heating systems.

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