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

All You Need to Know the Rebate Programs Happening Here in New York

Monday, May 8th, 2023

We have some exciting news about making upgrades to your home’s heating system as well as several other appliances. If you have older equipment, like a gas furnace or boiler, it’s probably draining extra energy each time it runs.

This not only costs you more on your utility bills, it’s harmful to the environment. You also risk having the equipment fail on you when you need it the most.

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Knocking and Banging From the Pipes: What’s Up?

Monday, April 24th, 2023

One of the leading causes of people believing that their house is haunted is when strange knocking, clanging, and banging sounds start to emanate from the walls. We don’t want to puncture the mystery here, but there is a good explanation for these sounds. They’re coming from the pipes.

This kind of noise from the plumbing is a common enough issue, but it’s still an issue. We’ll take a look at why this might be happening in your home.

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Does an AC Also Control Humidity in a House?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

We often hear this question or similar ones from customers. Creating balanced humidity indoors is an important part of comfort, especially during the summer when muggy days make it difficult to stay cool.

The answer to the question is a bit tricky. Air conditioners do affect humidity, and in some situations may end up making a house too dry.

However, air conditioners are not dehumidifiers designed to provide actual humidity control. Homeowners who want to create air that’s neither too humid nor too dry will need more than just an air conditioner.

This answer requires further explanation, and you’ll learn something interesting about your AC in the process, so follow us below…

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Sounds That May Mean an Impending HVAC Catastrophe

Monday, March 27th, 2023

The title of this post may sound a touch extreme, but if you find yourself in the middle of a heat wave with a malfunctioning air conditioning system, the word “catastrophe” will probably leap to your mind quickly. 

Fortunately, if you do have a busted AC or heater, you’re already in good hands because you’ve arrived here. 

But we’d also like to help you predict when you’ve got an HVAC system cruising for disaster. It’s much better to call us before you’ve got a heating or cooling emergency on your hands, after all!

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Reasons for Low Water Pressure in Your House

Monday, February 13th, 2023

When you turn on a tap in your house, whether for the shower or the kitchen sink, you don’t just expect to have water flow out. You expect enough water to flow out that it’s useful for cooking, bathing, or simply filling up a pan to put on the stove.

When you turn on a tap and the water lazily trickles out, there’s a problem with low water pressure. Depending on how widespread it is, you may need to call for emergency plumbing in Rochester, NY to correct the problem.

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Does Rust on a Water Heater Mean It’s Finished?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

When you combine water and metal, what do you get? You probably thought “rust,” but that’s not necessarily true. For corrosion to occur in metal (rust is a type of corrosion), it must be in contact with metal in the presence of oxygen. If you’ve ever wondered why your water heater—a metal device that holds water—doesn’t rapidly rust, the reason is that water heaters are designed to remove oxygen and/or direct contact between metal and water.

This doesn’t mean water heaters are impervious to corrosion. Far from it. Lack of maintenance can lead to corrosion setting in early on a water heater. But even with rigorous maintenance, a water heater can start to rust when it gets old enough. Does the appearance of rust mean that a water heater is done and needs to be replaced?

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FAQ: Where Does a Heat Pump Get Its Heat During Winter?

Monday, January 16th, 2023

This is a question that we often get from customers. It’s something that often confuses customers who are new to the technology of the heat pump. It wasn’t until fairly recently that heat pumps started to make a big impact in home comfort after many years as the standard for commercial buildings.

The terminology of heat pumps is a bit bewildering (they’re based on air conditioning technology and also deliver cooling). When people find out how they work, they’ll immediately have more questions, such as “Where is the heat pump getting this outdoor heat during the winter?”

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off Early?

Monday, December 19th, 2022

It’s a cold day outside, but you’ve got a powerful gas furnace to take care of keeping you and your family cozy. You hear the furnace kick on, warm air starts to come from the vents, and then … nothing. The furnace shuts down before it could get started making your home toasty and relaxing. Later, it turns on again, and this time … nope, it shuts off early again. Maybe it was one for several minutes, or maybe less than a minute.

What’s going on? Obviously it’s a problem, and you may need professional furnace services in Rochester, NY to solve it. Below we’ll take a look at reasons for a furnace that seemingly doesn’t want to do its whole job.

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How You Can Cut Down on Your Winter Heating Costs

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Another winter, another season of using your heater to help you and your family make it through the cold weather and enjoy cozy times indoors. You may also think of this as a time with higher energy costs and occasionally scary utility bills.

We won’t lie: heating a home costs money, especially in a place that can get as cold as Rochester during the winter. But those high heating costs you pay may be higher than they need to be. We’re experts at handling home heating in Rochester, and we have some tips on ways to reduce your heating costs this winter and every winter to come.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

As the weather cools down, homeowners who use heat pumps for year-round comfort will get to enjoy the best benefit of these systems: it only takes a simple adjustment to the thermostat and suddenly the heat pump goes from delivering cooled air to delivering warm air.

Or least, it should. Any heat pump can suffer from a malfunction—such as staying stuck in cooling mode or simply pushing out room temperature air. If you’re currently having this problem, you’ll want to know why and what to do about it.

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