Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Burlington’

Some Additional Benefits of AC Maintenance

Monday, May 9th, 2022

tools-on-ac-unitSpring is the season of air conditioning maintenance in Burlington, VT. It’s the best time of the year to arrange for this service to clean, adjust, tune-up, and inspect your AC so it’s ready for the heat of the summer. 

We talked about some of the major benefits of maintenance in a post last month. Today we want to go into a little more detail and talk about some of the other ways getting AC maintenance can benefit you. These may not seem obvious at first, but over the life of your air conditioning system (as well as the air conditioning system after it) and your time in your home, you’ll see a significant difference.

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Warning Signs of a Failing Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 25th, 2022

It’s okay if you don’t think much about your garbage disposal on a daily basis. It’s an important functional item in your kitchen that you use almost every day without any trouble. But you need to know that your garbage disposal isn’t invincible. It’s not “the last garbage disposal you’ll ever need to buy.”

These appliances have powerful motors, experience friction, and go through plenty of wear over the years. Repairs can sometimes get a broken one back to work, but you’ll want to know several of the signs of a garbage disposal that’s ready for a full replacement.

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Want the Best from Your AC This Summer? Call for Professional Maintenance

Monday, April 11th, 2022

There’s a touch of spring in the air, even if we still have to deal with cold weather. That’s how April usually is. We know the weather will start to warm up and, eventually, the heat will settle in—and that makes now the right time to arrange for air conditioning maintenance in Burlington, VT

This is the time of the year that we in the HVAC industry call the “shoulder season,” the period between extreme weather conditions. During April and May, we have fewer service calls for either heaters or ACs, so we can shift our focus to helping our customers install new HVAC systems and maintain their current ones. Just call us to schedule your AC maintenance visit and we’ll have no trouble finding a convenient time to get the job done. 

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Our Best Tips to Prevent Pipe Freeze

Monday, February 14th, 2022

frozen-pipeWhen the winter chill gets the coldest here in the Northeast—and we’re definitely at that point!—one of the biggest concerns that homeowners have is avoiding frozen pipes. When pipes freeze up, it stops the flow of water and it can severely damage the pipe, often leading to the dreaded burst pipe. 

If you have frozen pipes in your house right now, the best step you can take is to call our expert plumbers. We have a long history in this region, so we know a thing or two about taking care of frozen pipes in Burlington, VT. Letting professionals handle your frozen pipes will solve the problem quickly and without the danger of pipe burst. (Bursting is most likely to occur when trying to unthaw the pipes because it increases the pressure within the pipe.)

But if you don’t have frozen pipes now, you definitely want to avoid them in the future. Here are our best frozen pipe prevention tips.

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6 Signs You May Need to Get a New Furnace

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

rustic-furnaceOne of the most important facts you need to know about your home’s gas furnace is when to have it replaced. No powerful appliance like a furnace can last forever and, considering our extreme winter weather, it’s amazing most furnaces last for as long as they do. At a certain point, you’ll need to make the choice to stop arranging for furnace repair in Burlington, VT and instead invest in getting a new furnace installed. This is a big step, one you won’t want to take lightly. We can help you to make the choice, and we’ll start with this post.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of signs your furnace is retirement-ready, but it’ll help you get an idea of when to call us for a professional opinion.

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When Unclogging Isn’t Fixing Your Drain Problems

Monday, May 24th, 2021

leak-in-p-trap-pipeDrain clogs are about as basic a plumbing problem as you can imagine. In some cases, you can clear out a drain yourself with a plunger. In others, you may need our professional drain cleaning services to remove the more obstinate clogs. As long as you remember to call for professionals rather than reach for a store-bought drain cleaner when the plunger doesn’t work, you should be in good shape.

But there are times when you’ll need something more than unclogging for your drains. You may need drain repair in Burlington, VT, and this is a job we’re ready to help you with. Please don’t delay when you suspect you have bigger troubles than a basic clog, since the trouble may soon affect all the drains in your house. 

Below we’ll look at situations where you may need the next step in drain repair.

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Spring Tips to Get Your Plumbing in Shape

Monday, April 19th, 2021

checkmark-greenNow that we’re starting to experience spring weather, it’s a good time to make sure your plumbing is ready for the middle of the year. Don’t worry: this isn’t as big a job as winter prep, when you’re working hard to make sure none of the pipes freeze. These spring steps are basic maintenance checks and jobs that you can either do yourself or with the assistance of a Burlington, VT plumber. We’re always available to assist you if you should discover anything wrong with your plumbing that needs repair or replacement work right away. 

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High Water Pressure? Yes, It’s a Problem

Monday, March 15th, 2021

pipe-about-to-burstA common plumbing problem homes encounter is water pressure that’s too low. It’s hard to take a decent shower or manage to clean and cook when the water is only trickling out of faucets and showerheads. But when the water pressure is too high, that’s also a problem. You may not think of it as one, because you can control the strength of the water coming from fixtures. This increased water pressure, however, is a problem for your plumbing system and can inflict damage on it. 

If your home has high water pressure, meaning the pressure is over 60 pounds per square inch, then we recommend you call a plumber in Burlington, VT to find a way to fix it. In fact, we recommend you call one of our plumbers because we offer the high-quality service and fast response you need.

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Some Helpful Facts About Electric Ignition Gas Furnaces

Monday, February 15th, 2021

burners-in-furnaceOnce upon a time, the way gas furnaces ignited their burners was with a standing pilot light. You’re probably familiar with at least a few of these older furnace models since they have a long history. A small gas flame stays lit throughout the winter and, when natural gas flows to the burners, this flame is responsible for igniting the jets to start the heating cycle.

Today, electronic ignition systems have replaced the pilot lights. An electric ignition gas furnace is more energy efficient since it doesn’t have to use gas throughout the winter just to keep the pilot light on. This type of ignition is also more reliable: no more worrying about the pilot light going out.

However, electric ignition gas furnaces can still run into issues, and you may require furnace repair in Burlington, VT to get yours back to work. We’re going to look closer at these ignition systems and provide helpful facts about them.

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Why Won’t the Burners in My Gas Furnace Light?

Monday, January 18th, 2021

burners-in-furnaceThis is something that will cause a sudden pit of panic in your stomach: it’s a cold winter day and when you turn the furnace on … nothing happens. The burners won’t ignite and you can’t see the blue color of the flames in the cabinet. That means no heat for the house. 

There’s no reason to panic, however, since you can always get the furnace repair in Burlington, VT you need with a call to our professionals. Although there are a few simple troubleshooting steps you can try when a furnace isn’t responding, don’t attempt to make any actual repairs yourself. Only trained professionals can safely repair a gas furnace.

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