Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2017

Top 3 Reasons You May Need a Professional Plumber

Monday, August 21st, 2017

professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.It’s very likely that as a homeowner, you’re used to dealing with minor household troubles on your own, and that could easily extend to your plumbing systems. There’s no doubt that at one time or another you’ve had to unclog a toilet with a little elbow grease and plunger, or needed to fish a hair clog out of a drain or two. This can lead many well-meaning DIY-enthusiasts to attempt more ambitious plumbing repairs.

In most cases, however, this can end up being a terrible mistake. Formal plumbing repairs require the right amount of training and proper licensing to perform properly, and even seemingly simple fixes like stubborn clogs can benefit from a professional’s attention. In fact, your efforts to save money by handling plumbing repairs on your own can actually end up costing you more in the long run. Here are the top 3 reasons you should resist the urge to self-diagnose and self-repair, and instead call a professional plumber.

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How a Heat Pump Cools and Heats Your Home

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Heat-pump-ac-unitWhile you may not know it by looking at the name, a heat pump is, by design, a refrigeration system. As you know, refrigeration is used to keep spaces cool, so it may seem odd to use refrigeration as part of the heating process. And yet, a heat pump continues to use refrigerant to operate well into the heating season. There are no burners lighting up to keep you warm—just the same components as are in a conventional air conditioner and a few extra.

Contact a local technician to find out whether a heat pump is the right choice for your home, or read on for a primer on heat pump operations and the basics of why people choose a heat pump in Minnesota homes.

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