Our Pros Share Industry Tips

Like the famous study guide, our Cliff Notes blog is the go-to resource for our customers—sharing everything you need to know about heating, cooling, and indoor air quality systems. Have a burning question you want to ask? Wonder how your plumbing works? Find it here where our experts share the top tips homeowners should know.

Two is better than one when it comes to preventing basement flooding and water damage. Because a sump pump can fail without warning and storms often leave entire neighborhoods without electricity, the plumbing experts at Cliff Bergin & Associates recommend installing a second, battery-powered sump......

It’s bad enough when it’s cold outside, but having a cold home can make winter even harder to handle. Before you worry about replacing your entire heating system, check these common things that can cause your furnace to stop working. Unless your system is older......

Some people don’t like change but it’s inevitable, even in your own home. At some point, you’ll need to retire your old heating system and invest in a new furnace, which really is a change for the better. To help you decide if this is......

There’s something lurking in your home this time of year—a frightful number of airborne pollutants and allergens. And they’re not going anywhere, now that windows are shut tight for the season. You need to stay warm, but if the idea of breathing in dirty, unhealthy......

That chill-in-the air feeling is back for fall, with higher heating bills sure to follow. The experts at Cliff Bergin & Associates know it can be hard to balance costs and comfort, so we’re sharing our top 10 fall comfort tips to help you stay......

Tough drain clogs are more than an inconvenience—they can prelude bigger problems that require professional attention. That’s why the plumbing experts at Cliff Bergin & Associates are happy to weigh in with insights and tips to help keep all the drains in your home flowing......

Every time you turn on the shower or fill a glass from your faucet, your well pump is the reason you have a steady supply of safe, clean water. Most pumps, whether submersible or a motorized jet pump, use suction to draw water from the......

Many homeowners are not aware that the R22 refrigerant (Freon) used in older air conditioners is on its way out—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned production of this ozone-depleting coolant in 2010 and by 2020, it will not be available anywhere, at any price. When......

Few natural resources are more precious to us than water—we need it to stay healthy, clean, and comfortable. While most homes have a ready supply from any faucet, not all water is equal in terms of safety, purity, and taste. That’s why it’s important to......

More Ozaukee and Washington county homeowners than ever rely on municipal sewers—and most flush away without worry. And you can, too, if you know the warning signs of damage or blockages in your sewer lines. Here are six things that could mean trouble is brewing......