Technician Tips


  • Lower heat when no one is home. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat to automatically lower the temperature while you are away or sleeping.
  • Perform annual maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment to keep it operating at peak efficiency and minimize costly repairs (look for coupons in our newsletter and here).
  • Check ductwork for air leaks.
  • Make sure air is circulating properly. Keep furniture and drapes away from obstructing registers and heat vents.
  • Keep your furnace filter clean. A dirty or clogged filter can shut down the system.
  • Seasonally, clear leaves & snow away from outside vent pipes.
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Plumbing Tips

  • Convert underground sump pump discharges to above ground during the winter season to prevent freezing.
  • Drain all outside hose bibbs in the fall if applicable, to prevent frozen & burst pipes.
  • Check battery backup sump pumps on a regular basis and replace the battery every 2-3 years, as needed.
  • Clean the sump pump crock so it remains free of debris.
  • Connect downspouts and make sure they slope away from your home.
  • If you are leaving for vacation and your sump pump runs frequently, ask someone to periodically check the pump while you are gone

Water Conditioning Tips

  • If you have a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system in your home, remember to have the filters replaced at least once per year.
  • Consider a water softener for your home. There are many benefits such as reducing laundry and dishwasher soap required for each cycle in addition to reducing sediment buildup in your water heater & plumbing pipes.
  • If you have a water softener, make sure to keep the salt level above the water level in the brine tank.