Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for November, 2013

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The History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

Thanksgiving began in 1621, but didn’t become a national tradition until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln declared it as such in hopes of bringing a divided nation together. We have many Thanksgiving traditions in this country, from turkey as the meal to the annual Cowboys and Lions games on television. But one of the most beloved is the annual Presidential turkey pardon, in which the U.S. President “pardons” a turkey, allowing them to live the remainder of their live freely roaming on farmland.

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Does the Size of My New Heater Matter?

One of the reasons you should always seek advice from professionals when selecting a new heating system for your home is that you need expertise not only to select the proper type of heater that will satisfy your home’s needs, but also to select the proper size of heater. Why should size matter so much? It seems logical to simply go with the largest model available within your budget. Isn’t it better to err on the side of a heater that’s too large rather than one that’s too small? Read on to learn more.

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Why Is My Kitchen Plumbing Gurgling?

Your kitchen sink probably gets the most use of any sink in your home. Add to that the amount of work that your garbage disposal does, and you have an area in your home where the plumbing receives a great deal of stress that can lead to repair needs. If your kitchen’s plumbing develops trouble, it can turn into a major nuisance, so it’s important to pay attention to warning signs that something may be awry. One of the common warning signs of plumbing problems is the sound of gurgling coming from your kitchen sinks. We’ll look at the two main reasons this might happen.

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How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Here in Andover, plumbing repair calls must often deal with freezing pipes. Water caught in your pipes in the winter can create all kinds of havoc. As it freezes, it expands: putting your pipes under tremendous pressure and eventually causing them to burst. Plumbers deal with more burst pipes in the winter than they do the rest of the year combined, and repairs can often be quite expensive. You can help by taking some simple preventative measures before and during the cold season. Here’s how to prevent your pipes from freezing.

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What Are the Differences Between a Boiler and a Furnace?

The two most common types of heaters in homes for over a hundred years are the furnace and the boiler. Neither seems likely to go away soon, since HVAC technology continues to update them to increase their safety, reliability, options, and efficiency. If you are in the market for a heating system, no doubt your short list contains both “furnace” and “boiler.” In this post, we’ll illuminate the differences—which are significant—between the two. No one option is inherently a better choice for your home than the other; it will depend on your specific home requirements and your budget plan.

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