What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

September 26th, 2022

At Triple O, we’re proud to offer emergency plumbing in Rochester, NY for our customers. We know how stressful plumbing emergencies can be, especially when they strike at odd hours and you must have them repaired as soon as possible.

We have true 24/7 emergency service: that means when you call our number you won’t get routed to a machine to leave a message. A real plumber will answer the phone and dispatch help to you right away. Our plumbers are great at handling crisis situations and they’ll help ease your mind and take away the anxiety of a big plumbing problem.

You may feel hesitant about calling for a plumbing emergency because you aren’t certain if what you have in your house truly is an emergency. Maybe it can wait, or maybe there’s a simple solution you can handle yourself.

Today, we’re going to look a bit deeper into what constitutes a plumbing emergency.

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Why Is My Furnace Short-Cycling?

September 19th, 2022

As we approach the time of the year when furnaces will once again fire up to keep New York homes warm through the winter, we want to look at one of the more common problems these heating systems can run into: short-cycling.

This is a type of behavior from a furnace, a repair problem in itself, and a symptom of possible bigger problems that need immediate attention. We’ll look into the causes for short-cycling and why you’ll want to call us for furnace repair in Pittsford, NY if there isn’t a simple explanation for the problem.

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Triple-O’s Plumbing Dos and Dont’s

September 12th, 2022

The plumbing system in your home is complex and it needs proper attention and care to ensure it keeps working the way it should. We understand that it’s easy to take your plumbing for granted (most of the pipes are hidden from your sight), but it’s also easy to take a few steps to help keep it in the best shape. 

Below we’ve listed several important “Dos” and “Don’ts” when it comes to your home’s plumbing. 

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What Happens When a Furnace Transformer Goes Bad?

September 5th, 2022

You’re probably familiar with the compressor on your air conditioning system and know that when it goes bad, the AC may need to be replaced. (Not always the case, but often.) Is the transformer for the furnace something similar? And what happens if the transformer fails? Does that also mean the end of the furnace? Or can you call Triple O to schedule furnace repair in Rochester and restore your furnace?

We’ll address these questions in this post. We know it’s not yet time to turn your furnace on, but this is information you’ll find useful in the future when your furnace goes back to work. 

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What Type of Ceiling Fan Is Right for Me?

August 29th, 2022

Ceiling fans have kept people cool for hundreds of years, long before the power of the electro-mechanical air conditioner came along. We recommend ceiling fans if you have rooms with ceilings 8 to 9 feet high: they can make a tremendous difference in cooling (as well as heating) in your house and reduce your reliance on your HVAC system, saving you money.

You have several options for ceiling fans, and we’ll guide you through what you’re looking for. You can call us for ceiling fan service in Rochester, NY and we’ll see that you have the right fan for your home and your comfort needs.

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Why Does My AC System Run Nonstop?

August 22nd, 2022

When the heat gets intense, the idea of an air conditioning system running all the time sounds nice. Of course, you know you can’t have a nonstop air conditioner—it’s a huge waste of money and eventually the house will become too cold. 

So if you notice that your air conditioning system seems to run in cycles that are longer than it normal, it’s a problem. There may be a simple reason for your runaway air conditioner, or you may need to schedule AC service in Brockport, NY with our technicians to have it repaired. Below we’ll look at some of the possible reasons you’ve got an air conditioner that won’t stop when you want it to.

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Heat Pumps vs. Air Conditioners

August 15th, 2022

Heat pumps are becoming more popular in residential homes today. They’ve even received coverage from major media outlets because of the benefits they can offer not only to homes but the whole country thanks to their lower energy use and reduced emissions. 

We offer heat pump service in Rochester, NY and we think they’re great HVAC systems. We want more people to know what they’re about, so below we’ve done a breakdown of the differences between an air conditioner and a heat pump.

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What Is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

August 8th, 2022

Anything that requires immediate attention is considered an emergency. A medical emergency may lead you to the emergency room, and emergency plumbing situations should take you to an experienced, trustworthy plumber.

Some emergencies are easy to identify because they threaten the comfort and safety of your home while interfering with your daily life. Others are more harmful than you may realize at first. 

To help you determine when an appointment for emergency plumbing in Rochester, NY, we want to discuss a few of the most common emergencies that arise in homes. Use this information to protect your home when an emergency arises. 

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5 Common Plumbing Issues for New Homeowners

August 1st, 2022

Congratulations, you’re a new homeowner. You’re probably already aware that owning a home comes with plenty of responsibilities, especially if this is an older home. When you run down your checklist of changes, repairs, renovations, and remodeling projects you want done, make sure you don’t neglect the plumbing system.

New homeowners can run into several significant plumbing issues that will require professional plumbing service in Rochester to correct. Below we’ve listed five of the most common plumbing concerns new homeowners can face.

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Why Is My AC System Overheating?

July 25th, 2022

Have you recently had the ability to cool your home interrupted because the circuit breaker for the air conditioner suddenly tripped? If this continues to happen, it means you have an AC that’s overheating and overloading the circuit. Essentially what’s occurring is that the air conditioner is working harder than it should.

Under normal use, even in the middle of hot weather, the AC shouldn’t overheat. When it does, it’s because of a problem with it that you’ll need to address.

These are the four most common reasons for an overheating air conditioner:

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