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Here you’ll find expert advice and tips on A/C, heating and plumbing systems from our certified technicians.

Best Home Water Filtration System for Hard Water [Top 5]

Best Home Water Filtration System for Hard Water [Top 5]

06.25.2019

An unfortunate reality that all Arizona property owners deal with is hard water. Thanks to the excessive calcium and magnesium ions found in our water supply, residential property owners are tasked with finding the best home water filtration systems to combat hard water issues. However, with so many different systems on the market today, how do weed through the multiple products, brands, and unique water improvement units? Read More

Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance [Checklist]

Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance [Checklist]

06.18.2019

Perhaps the most important piece of equipment in your Phoenix home is your air conditioner. Your air conditioning system helps to keep your home at the perfect temperature so your family has the level of comfort that they deserve. Because you rely on your air conditioner so heavily, it can be very concerning when your system doesn’t work the way that it should. Read More

How Long Does a Water Heater Last? [Average Lifespan]

How Long Does a Water Heater Last? [Average Lifespan]

06.11.2019

One of the most important pieces of equipment that you have in your home is your water heater, and if you’re like many homeowners, then you want to know exactly how long your heater will last. If you don’t know about the longevity of your water heater, you won’t be able to know when you should start shopping for a replacement. Read More

Ask a Plumbing Pro: Arizona Water Softener Recommendations

Ask a Plumbing Pro: Arizona Water Softener Recommendations

06.04.2019

If you are concerned with the long-term health of the plumbing system in your home, there is one big threat that you need to be aware of: Hard water. Hard water occurs when the water in your plumbing system has a high mineral content. If you allow hard water to go unchecked, it can cause major issues with your plumbing, including mineral deposits that may clog your pipes. Read More

Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

05.28.2019

Often times it is assumed that generally, all air conditioners are the same. In theory, this is a statement of fact, as the general purpose of these systems is to remove hot air from inside a home, chill this air though a cooling process and return it to the home to reduce the temperature. However, there are two unique styles of AC systems in Arizona that have individual benefits that allow home owners to maximize indoor comfort. In order to determine which type of system is best for you, it's important to outline the benefits of rooftop air conditioners vs a side-yard air conditioner. Read More

Clack WS1 Water Softener [Ultimate Guide]

Clack WS1 Water Softener [Ultimate Guide]

05.21.2019

If you live in Arizona, water softeners are incredibly important to the overall quality of your water. About 85% of Americans deal with hard water, which can wreak havoc on appliances, clothes, and other household items, not to mention your skin. It makes sense that as a homeowner, you want an efficient, easy-to-operate, low maintenance water softener that will prove to be an excellent investment for years to come. If you have been seriously considering having a water softener installed or are looking to replace an underperforming water softener, you have probably seen rave reviews from water treatment professionals about the Clack WS1 water softener. Read More

What is the Average Air Conditioner Life Expectancy in Phoenix AZ

What is the Average Air Conditioner Life Expectancy in Phoenix AZ

05.14.2019

Although having your air conditioning system in Phoenix serviced annually is a great way to extend its lifespan, eventually it will break down and require replacement. It's also a statement of fact that most homeowners do not plan for this eventuality, and when it occurs, it's often a shock to our pocketbooks. It is very difficult to predict what the average air conditioner lifespan in Phoenix AZ might be - there are many factors that can impact its life expectancy. Read More

7 Signs of Hard Water in Scottsdale Arizona

7 Signs of Hard Water in Scottsdale Arizona

05.07.2019

We’re all told at some part in our lives, that there are some things simply out of our own control. One of the facts of living in the Valley of the Sun is that our life-giving water is not of the highest quality. In fact, many experts refer to our water as “hard water”.  Hard water refers to water that is high in minerals, especially calcium and magnesium. These minerals do not dissolve easily, leaving tough residues, and also do not react well to soap. This is how hard water got its name; because it is "hard" to clean with. Like most of the southwest, the water in Scottsdale, Arizona has an especially bad rep for being hard. It tastes bad, leaves hard water spots on faucets, sinks, bathtubs and showers – that can be a literal pain to remove. Excessive build up of hard water and calcium can also contaminate water appliances such as faucets, sinks, and shower heads. Like most of the southwest, the water in Scottsdale, Arizona has an especially bad rep for being hard. If you live near Scottsdale and are wondering if you have hard water, then keep reading. Here are the 7 most common signs of hard water in Scottsdale you should look for. Read More

5 Plumbing Maintenance Tips That Save You Money

5 Plumbing Maintenance Tips That Save You Money

04.23.2019

A typical household of four people uses 144,000 gallons of water on average every year. With every flush and faucet turned on, your pipes are subjected to a barrage of pressure and debris. We've put together a list of plumbing maintenance tips that will not only help you keep your pipes clean and running smoothly, but also ensure you spend less and keep your bills down. Read More

What to Do When You Have a Broken AC Unit

What to Do When You Have a Broken AC Unit

04.16.2019

The average cost of a new air conditioner is between $3,000 and $7,000. When you’re paying that much for a piece of equipment, you expect it to work all the time, right? But sometimes, accidents happen and homeowners find themselves dealing with a broken AC unit. And it always seems to break right when you need it most. When your AC isn’t working, it’s easy to start panicking or get frustrated. But you don’t have to. We’re here to help. And we’ve put together a few simple things you can do when you can’t cool your home. Read More