Triple O Heating, Cooling, Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Rochester’

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

Monday, 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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Important Information About Winterizing Your Pipes

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Although winter may still seem far off, the cold weather may strike much sooner than you anticipate. We recommend that you take advantage of the fall weather to begin the all-important step of protecting the plumbing system in your home from the dangers of winter. Without winterizing your pipes, you’ll be at the mercy of damaging pipe freeze and pipes bursting.

It doesn’t take too much to get your plumbing winter ready, and our plumbers in Rochester, NY are ready to assist you with several of these jobs when you need the professional touch.

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It’s Time to Schedule Residential Heater Maintenance!

Monday, October 9th, 2023

We don’t want to alarm you, but we’re already well into the fall, and that means winter will arrive before most of us think hard enough about how to prepare for it. We don’t want you to end up with a disaster like a broken heating system in the middle of another freezing New York winter, which is why we always stress with our customers the importance of scheduling residential maintenance in Rochester, NY during the fall.

Maintenance helps your heating system out in several vital ways. We’ll go through the most important benefits and how working with our skilled technicians each fall will save you money and keep your family happy and healthy during the winter.

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Understanding AC Efficiency Ratings

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Once upon a time, people who purchased central air conditioning systems for their homes didn’t think much about efficiency. They expected to pay a lot for cooling—and they did. Older systems were inefficient and people didn’t expect much better.

That’s changed thanks to improved technology and people in general having a greater awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, not only as a way to lower utility costs but also as a way to benefit the environment.

If you’re currently looking to purchase a new central cooling system for your home, energy efficiency will likely be on your mind. We’re experts on AC efficiency in Rochester, NY, and in this post we’ll help you better understand how energy efficiency is measured and what to look for so you can make an informed decision about your next AC.

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Common Ductless System Myths

Monday, September 4th, 2023

More homes today are looking for ductless AC service in Rochester, NY, and we’re busy helping them out. Although ductless mini split heat pumps aren’t necessarily new technology—they’ve been used for several decades in Japan and Europe—they’re new to many local homeowners. In the US, people tend to think of central heating and cooling as using ducts, and making the adjustment to ductless systems requires rethinking HVAC in general. This makes it easy for misunderstandings to start, and quite a few myths about ductless systems have circulated.

Today we’re going to debunk the most common ductless system myths we encounter. We hope this helps you to better understand the potential of using ductless HVAC systems.

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The Benefits of Repairing Your Sewer With Trenchless Technology

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Trenchless technology has existed since the 1930s, when it was originally used as a lateral boring technique for mining. In the 1970s, it emerged in civil engineering as a way to put in underground pipes and electrical conduits without ripping up streets, walkways, asphalt lots, landscaping, etc. 

Now, trenchless technology is available for residential work—and one of the best ways to put trenchless technology to use for your home is to take care of repairs to your sewer line, including full replacement.

You can’t do this work on your own: you’ll need to call the experts to handle it. We offer trenchless technology in Rochester, NY for a range of plumbing needs, such as sewer line repairs. If you’re interested in knowing why trenchless technology is superior to the older method of excavation to reach the buried sewer line, we have a list of trenchless sewer line repair benefits:

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What Are Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Many plumbing leaks in your home can go unnoticed for weeks or even months. The most insidious of these hidden leaks are pinhole leaks. These tiny leaks can seem to spring up out of nowhere—and even though they’re small by definition, they can cause a slow accumulation of water that will do enormous damage to building materials. 

Where do these pinhole leaks come from, and what can you do to find them and prevent them in the future?

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How Cool Can My AC Make My Home?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

When the summer heat rises, do you rush to your thermostat and crank it down low? This seems like the natural reaction, but we don’t recommend pushing the thermostat setting down too far: it leads to unnecessary energy waste and it pushes the limits of your AC, possibly leading it to freeze. Our recommended energy-saving temperature setting is 78°F during the day when people are home and never setting it lower than 68°F.

This does bring up a good question: what are the cooling limitations of an AC? How cool can you make your home with your air conditioning system? We’ll get into your AC’s limits and how you can stay within them to avoid air conditioning repair in Rochester, NY.

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Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Monday, July 10th, 2023

You’re on the market for a new water heater installation in Rochester, NY. This may not seem like an exciting journey, but water heaters are absolute necessities for modern homes. You want to make the best possible choice about which water heater you get.

There are a range of types of water heaters available, both tank and tankless. One of the key questions about water heater models is the source of energy they use. Although you can find oil and propane-powered water heaters, in most cases you’ll face a choice between a natural gas water heater or an electric water heater.

Let’s take a closer look at these two options and balance their pros and cons…

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Do You Need to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

How often do you think about the electrical panel in your home? If you’re like most people, you only pay attention to it when a circuit breaker trips and you need to go reset it. 

However, it pays to think more about the panel: it’s not only an essential part of your home’s electrical system, it won’t last forever. It’s important to know when you need to have the panel replaced. Our licensed electricians can help you with this job, as well handle all types of electrical replacements and electrical repairs in Rochester, NY.

Below we’ll look over several situations where we recommend upgrading your panel.

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