Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Archive for August, 2016

Why Am I Hearing a Knocking Sound from My Water Pipes?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Unexpected noises from any part of your house can be alarming, and often something that you should investigate. A rumbling water heater tank, rattling from a furnace, or clanging from an air conditioner are all examples of appliances that may be malfunctioning.

Your freshwater plumbing can make its own warning sound: a sharp knocking noise. What exactly does this mean, and does it call for professional repair services?

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Is It Too Early to Think about Scheduling Heating Maintenance?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

We’re enjoying pleasant weather in Vermont right now, with days in the upper 70s and low 80s. With such temperatures, it’s hard to imagine that in only a few months we’ll start dealing with the onset of the cold season when we’ll need to turn on our home heaters. Nonetheless, it isn’t too early to start planning your annual heating system inspection and tune-up.

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End-of-Summer Issues to Watch for in Your AC

Monday, August 15th, 2016

It’s mid-August, and that means we’re coming closer to the end of summer. The air conditioner that works to keep your home cooled down has probably done a significant amount of work during the last few months, and that’s why it’s a wise idea to pay close attention to it during this time of year. Even with regular maintenance in spring to tune-up your air conditioner, all the strain of the summer workload can turn into malfunctions. The sooner you catch the problems, the less likely that you’ll end up trapped in the late summer heat with a busted AC.

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How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Repairs

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The garbage disposal is an important part of the modern kitchen. It makes clean-up after food preparation and meals much simpler and more hygienic, it protects the plumbing from clogs, and it benefits the environment by sending food waste into the sewer treatment system rather than into landfills.

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The Hard-Starting Air Conditioner (And How We Can Fix It)

Monday, August 1st, 2016

During the summer, the average air conditioning system handles an enormous workload. Just like a car that racks up many miles over a road trip, an air conditioner can suffer from extreme stress on its components over the hot season. That’s why you need to keep an eye on the system to watch for indications that something is wrong with it. The sooner you call on HVAC repair experts to investigate the problem, the easier it’ll be to fix and the less likely the AC will suffer a catastrophic breakdown.

One common air conditioning malfunction is when the compressor begins to hard-start.

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