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

Reasons to Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The ducts that make up a home’s ventilation system pick up dust, lint, dander, and various other particles over time. After a year, a thin layer of debris will already be clinging to the ductwork walls. After a few more years, this build-up can be substantial enough that it will have a negative effect on the performance of the heating and cooling system. Getting rid of this accumulation in the ducts requires professionals with special equipment.

You might think that duct cleaning isn’t that important, but there are a number of benefits to having it done every few years:

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

A water heater is a necessity for any home, and it works all throughout the year no matter the weather. Think about how often you need hot water in your home on a daily basis and you’ll start to understand how much stress your water heater goes through.

This is why you need to give serious consideration to replacing your water heater after enough years have gone by and the system is showing signs that it’s starting to lag. Below we’re going to look a bit more at the age of a water heater and the warnings that it’s time to replace it.

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Winterize Your Hose Bibs before the Cold Hits

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The biggest step toward preparing your home for another chilly winter in Vermont is to arrange for heating maintenance from a skilled technician. But your plumbing requires some attention as well to help avoid issues from frozen pipes. There are a few parts of your plumbing that are exposed to the outside, and if these freeze over it can mean expensive damage.

In this post, we’re going to look at what you can do to winterize the most exposed part of a home’s plumbing: the outside hose bibs.

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Does Your Furnace Have a Repair Hangover from Last Winter?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Here’s a situation that you don’t want to run into when the first chilly day of winter arrives: a furnace that breaks and stops working almost as soon as it turns on. You might think, “What’s the chance of that happening?” But if you let your heating end the previous winter with possible repair issues left unattended, you’re taking a big chance that it won’t work when you need it from the coming winter.

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Take Your Furnace for a Test Run

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Now that it’s October and we’re fully into the fall season, getting ready for the coming cold weather is a major priority. Have you already scheduled your annual heating maintenance with our professionals? If you haven’t, contact us and have it arranged as soon as possible. If you think that you may need a new furnace, as we talked about last week, you should also make arrangements with us right away.

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