Old Pipes: Why We Recommend You Replace Them

February 12th, 2024

Homes can age gracefully and become true vintage beauties. The same can’t be said for their plumbing. In fact, making updates to the plumbing (along with electrical systems and water sealing) is one of the crucial ways older homes can continue to function. 

If you live in a house built before the early 1990s, there’s a strong chance you have some outdated plumbing pipe materials. You can have limited repiping done, or for a house built before 1970, whole-house repiping in Bergen County, NY. We’ll take a look at the types of old pipes you may need to have replaced.

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Winter Heating Tip: Don’t Raise the Thermostat, Lower It!

January 15th, 2024

It can cost a lot to heat your home during a New York winter, and there’s no way to avoid having to pay for the energy needed to run your heating system. But chances are good that you’re paying more than necessary for home heating due to some simple mistakes. One of those mistakes is with how you set the thermostat.

Far too many people use their home thermostats incorrectly, changing settings regularly and pushing the temperature up each time the house feels too cold. There is a science behind how thermostats work and how your home loses heat that can help you learn better thermostat habits. Just a few adjustments can make an important difference in those heating bills! Let our experts at heating in Rochester, NY show you the best way to set your thermostat for winter heating.

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The Furnace Filter: What It Does and Why It Needs to Be Regularly Changed

January 8th, 2024

One of the most common tips we give to our customers to improve the performance of their furnaces is to regularly change the filter. Looking to save money on heating costs? Change the filter. Want to ensure even heating throughout the house? Change the filter. Need to stop the furnace from overheating and tripping the circuit breaker? Change the filter. 

Although putting in a new filter isn’t the solution to all of these problems, it’s always the best place to start when troubleshooting. From experience, we know that many homeowners forget to regularly swap out the filters, leading to these problems. Today, we’d like to explore the furnace filter in more detail to help you understand why it’s so important to your home heating in Batavia, NY.

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Plumbing Resolution for the Year: Schedule Drain Cleaning?

January 1st, 2024

Are you making resolutions for the New Year? We’d like to help out. Don’t worry, this an easy one. You won’t have to do much at all, and the benefits for the rest of the year are huge. Are you ready?

Call us to schedule drain cleaning in Bergen County (or anywhere in our service area).

You might be thinking, “Wait … I don’t have any drain clogs. Why would I need to have drain cleaning done?”

We’ll explain why having your drains cleaned at the beginning of the year is a great gift to give to your home and to yourself.

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Yes, a Heat Pump Can Meet Your Home Heating Needs

December 18th, 2023

Heat pumps are rapidly growing in popularity as more homes look toward superior energy efficiency and shift away from using natural gas for winter heat. Although heat pump technology isn’t new, many people are still unfamiliar with how they work. Because there’s a large amount of outdated information about heat pumps, it’s easy for homeowners shopping for a new heating installation in Batavia, NY to think heat pumps simply aren’t a viable option for the colder weather.

We want to squash this myth. If you don’t read any further, please know that current technology allows heat pump to work effectively and efficiently in colder climates. A heat pump may not be suitable for all homes, but we strongly advise homeowners investigate them as a possibility.

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Ancient Pipes in Your House: Three Types It’s Best to Replace

December 11th, 2023

An important plumbing service we provide our customers is repiping in Rochester, NY to replace aging and outdated pipes. There are many older homes in Rochester and the surrounding areas that we serve that contain outdated pipes, and homeowners often don’t know about these ancient water conduits until disaster starts to strike.

If you have these outdated pipe materials in your house, we want you to know about it. Let’s look at the four main types of outmoded plumbing materials that may lurk in your home if it’s old enough. When you want experts to look into your pipes and help you to replace them, reach out to our team.

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High Heating Costs? You May Have a Malfunctioning Heating System

December 4th, 2023

Did you feel panicked the last time you looked at your utility bills? With cold weather already here and your heating system running regularly, there’s a good chance that it’s your heater that’s at fault for bills going through the roof. 

Yes, you can expect to see higher bills as soon as your heater starts its routine winter work—but when you see unusually high bills, it often means that there is trouble with the heater. Many different types of malfunctions in furnaces and heat pumps will result in a larger drain on energy. In this post, we’ll explore how these various malfunctions can lead to increased utility bills. More importantly, we’ll underscore the significance of swift heating repair in Bergen County by professionals. We’re the heating pros you can trust in the area to solve any malfunction.

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Time for a New Heating System? How to Choose the Right One

November 20th, 2023

With winter closing in, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to replace your old central heater. That’s a big job, although when you work with our skilled technicians for a heating installation in Rochester, NY, it will go smoothly. 

Part of what makes getting a new heating system complicated is what type of heater to get. There are multiple central heater options, as well as choices for efficiency and system size. We’re going to look into the best way to find the right heating system for you.

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Plumbing Emergency! What to Do Before Our Plumbers Arrive

November 13th, 2023

Plumbing emergencies are among the most alarming a homeowner can run into. You’ve probably dealt with some major plumbing catastrophe in your house before, and we’re certain you have no fond memories of the event. 

The good news is that you have access to the best emergency plumbing in Batavia, NY: you only need to contact the Triple-O team and we’ll swing into action to get the trouble resolved, no matter what it is. But we can’t teleport to your home, and during the time before we arrive, you can take steps to alleviate the problem, minimize damage, and even make yourself feel more relaxed.

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Why a Furnace May Unevenly Heat a Home

November 6th, 2023

The goal when installing a furnace for a home is to ensure that the furnace is able to provide the necessary level of comfort throughout the living space. Although there will always be some temperature fluctuations around the rooms (such as due to difference in insulation), the furnace shouldn’t create uneven levels of warmth, with cold spots in some areas.

However, uneven heating is one of the more common problems people face with their furnaces during the winter. You may find yourself dealing with this problem, and the best way to solve it is to call our technicians for heating repair in Bergen County, NY. To give you a better sense of what you might be dealing with, we’re going to discuss the most common reasons for uneven heating from a furnace.

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