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Your Springtime Plumbing Tips!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Spring has officially sprung! Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and flowers are plumbing! Oh, and of course, toilets are flushing, water is running, and showers are steaming!

Spring is perhaps the perfect time to take a good look at your plumbing and invest in the products and services that are going to keep your system running better for longer. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape, and below, we’ve shared a few of our favorite tips! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more!

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Your AC Summer Checklist

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Getting your air conditioner ready for summer is as easy as 1..2..3!

Spring has officially sprung, making now the perfect time to give your air conditioner a little extra TLC! Ensuring that your AC is prepped for summer is the best way to make sure that it will work efficiently and effectively, saving you lots money in the long run!

There are plenty of ways that you can give your AC the boost it needs, and for your convenience, we’ve provided our air conditioning summer checklist below! By following these simple steps, you can be sure that your system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long! Keep reading to find out more! 

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Your Guide to Geothermal Systems

Monday, April 15th, 2019

As you know, selecting a new heating or cooling system for your home is no small task. There are many, many options to choose from and modern technology has made it easier than ever to heat and cool your home effectively while reducing the amount of energy used in the process. Today, many homeowners are relying on renewable energy sources to keep their homes comfortable, and today, you can make the switch too.

If you are looking to heat and/or cool your home with more efficiency than ever, consider installing a geothermal system in your home. Geothermal systems offer many benefits, both environmentally and economically. If you are interested in learning more about these systems, keep reading! You will find our quick guide to geothermal heating and cooling below. 

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Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

technician-at-doorWe get it: it’s the middle of winter and the last thing you want to deal with is a faulty furnace. Temperatures here in Minnesota have already dropped into the negatives, and we all know just how uncomfortable that can be. However, if you are looking to get the most out of your heating system, it is best to make sure it is in proper working condition. Ignoring a questionable furnace for too long can result in a rather large hole in your wallet.

Sometimes, replacing your furnace is the best way to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Sure, making a decision as big as this can be quite intimidating. However, hiring a professional HVAC technician can make the task much simpler and significantly less scary. If you are unsure about what you should do with your furnace, keep reading. We outlined some of the signs that suggest it is time to replace your furnace. 

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Do You Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector Installed?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

You should! A carbon monoxide detector is a simple home system that helps keep you and your family safe. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless toxic gas that’s highly dangerous to your health. You can easily protect your family from the dangerous side effects of carbon monoxide by installing a carbon monoxide detector. If you’re thinking of installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home, you need the best Andover Electrician for the job. Here at Air Mechanical, Inc., we have a reliable team of service technicians that can provide you with the best service possible.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, October 15th, 2018

icicles-hanging-from-pipeTemperatures here in Andover get freezing cold but there are many easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing. Take measures now to ensure that you’re not dealing with frozen pipes this winter. Frozen pipes quickly lead to other problems like burst pipes and water damage.

Although we can prepare for plumbing problems, when inevitable problems do arise, you need the assistance of a professional plumber. If you need a great plumber in Andover, MN, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Air Mechanical, Inc. Our staff is always reliable, conscientious, and punctual.

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It’s That Time Again! Get Your Heater Ready for Cold Weather

Monday, October 1st, 2018

autumn-leavesWe’re in the midst of fall now in Andover and temperatures are quickly starting to drop. It’s important to act proactively when it comes to your HVAC system, so ensure that your heater is ready for the chilly temperatures. The efficacy of your home’s heating system depends on more than just your heater, there are many things you can do to ensure that your home is warm all winter and fall.

At Air Mechanical, Inc. we service boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, radiant heating, and geothermal heat systems. If you need reliable heating repair in Andover, contact our technicians here at Air Mechanical, Inc. for services.

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What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapAlmost all homeowner’s experience a plumbing emergency at least once, but we’re here to help you keep frequent issues to a minimum. Lots of people neglect to care for their plumbing system until problems have gone very far and they have a backed-up toilet or a burst pipe. Plumbing emergencies aren’t only inconvenient, they also are pretty expensive because they require urgency and often involve lots of water damage within a small time-frame.

If you need a reliable emergency plumber in Andover, our team at Air Mechanical, Inc. is the right crew for the job. Our plumbing technicians have years of experience that allows them to work quickly and efficiently.

Problem Prevention

Watch What Goes Down Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal can’t process everything so be mindful of what you put in it. You should never put “FOG” down your drain. FOG stands for fats, oils, and greases, most people know not to put these down their drain. They’re notorious for causing sinister clogs because they enter your drain as a liquid but coagulate later on. There are also less commonly known items that quickly clog your drains like coffee grounds, potato peels, and fibrous vegetables. Keep in mind that bones and pits of fruit are too hard to go down your drain and easily damage a system. Knowing what helps your garbage disposal and what hurts it assists you in avoiding a clog.

Avoid Harsh Chemical “Solutions”

If you have a system that’s draining slowly, it’s very tempting to just buy an over-the-counter product that promises to remedy any ailment. These harsh chemical products that promise to alleviate drain troubles almost always worsen the issue—even if it temporarily alleviates your slow drain. These products are corrosive and are far too hard on your pipes. If you have a backup, you should always call a plumber to fix the issue instead of trying a quick fix.

This also goes for toilet bowl cleaner. Getting down and scrubbing your toilet is a lot less appealing when you could seemingly just drop in a pod and have the work done for you, but your effort will save your pipes in the long run.

Don’t Use Your Pipes as Clothing Racks

Many of us here in Minnesota have basements and it’s common to see exposed pipes double as drying racks. Don’t hang your wet or dry clothes (or anything for that matter) from the exposed plumbing in your home. No matter how sturdy these pipes may look or seem, they just simply aren’t meant to support anything else. Just a few heavy pants or shirts can cause strain on your pipes leading to burst in the future.

How We Can Help

If you’re trying to prevent a plumbing emergency, it’s important to have an expert help. Our team of plumbing technicians is professional and efficient. We even offer video camera pipe inspections, a service where we enter a camera on a flexible rod into your home’s plumbing system to get the most comprehensive view of your pipes possible. Our top of the line plumbing maintenance will ensure that your home is running the way it should.

If you need plumbing maintenance, contact our reliable team today to schedule a service.

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Boost HVAC Efficiency with This Electrical Component

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

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You might think of a ceiling fan as a cooling feature that’s only for use in lieu of air conditioning—never in tandem. Most homeowners use their ceiling fan for mild cooling needs and choose to switch on their air conditioning when temperatures start to rise. When used with your air conditioning, ceiling fans can help save money by reducing your reliance on your air conditioning. One of our qualified Andover Electricians can service your ceiling fan to ensure that it’s functioning at full capacity so you’re getting the best results.

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Is Your Sewer Line Suffering?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsThe sewer line of your plumbing system is the main line that removes wastewater from the plumbing in your home and moves it to the civic sewer system. Sewer lines are typically buried under the ground in your yard, keeping them safe from damage, and wear from the weather. Unfortunately, though, when trouble does arise it requires the service of a professional Andover plumber. Our team is here and happy to help repair leaks, clean out cogs, and address other problems—but in order to know you need these services, you have to know you have a problem with your sewer line to begin with, right?

Homeowners really shouldn’t try formally diagnosing a sewer line problem on their own. However, you can certainly spot the common signs of a problem. And when you do spot one of the following signs, then it’s time to call a plumber!

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