Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plymouth’

5 Signs You Need AC Repairs

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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When your air conditioner starts to malfunction you don’t want to ignore the issue. It will only get worse and summer will only become more uncomfortable. Instead, you want to reach out for professional AC repair in Plymouth, MN so that whatever is going wrong can be made right again.

If you have noticed that your home isn’t as cool as usual or something just seems off about your AC system, you shouldn’t ignore it. It may actually help to know what the signs are to look for that you do need to get a repair for your cooling system. The more you know the sooner you can get the issue fixed.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule AC Maintenance

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Summer may not be playing out the way that many of us thought it would, but we hope you have still been able to enjoy these days of warmer weather. Biking, visiting the Millenium Gardens, or even going to an outdoor concert are all great ways to safely enjoy the warmer temperatures before returning to your comfortably cool home. In the interest of keeping your home that comfortable place to return to after a long hot day, we want to ask you a question: “Did you schedule your AC maintenance appointment this year?”

If you are realizing that you blanked on scheduling your yearly tune-up, it’s okay! There’s been a lot of upheavals lately so we don’t blame you and we are happy to say it isn’t too late.

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3 Ways To Improve Your Water Quality

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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The water that you use to stay hydrated and clean needs to be clean and clear too. It isn’t that a little higher mineral concentration will hurt you, as much as the issue lies in how it can impact your plumbing lines. With that said, you should be absolutely sure that the water coming from your taps is safe for consumption too!

Your water quality matters for more than one reason. For your daily living and health, clean water is vital. For the care and quality of your clothes and dishes, clean water is also pretty important. So when you notice that your water isn’t tasting quite right, or your dishes seem to have a layer of something on them no matter how well they are washed, it may be time to consider making an addition to your Plymouth plumbing system to clear up your water supply.

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4 Geothermal Heating Maintenance Requirements

Monday, December 9th, 2019

If you are one of the many homeowners in the United States that enjoys the energy-efficient benefits of geothermal heating, it is likely that you really like your system. Not only is this a highly reliable source of both heating and cooling all year round, but it also is relatively cost-effective too.

Setting aside the initial installation cost, the price of repairs is less of a worry for geothermal systems. Why? Because the biggest part of the system, the pipes under the home, last up to 50 years! As long as the parts of the system that are above ground are well taken care of, your system will save you money in more situations than not.

However, this doesn’t mean it won’t need regular care. Just like any Plymouth HVAC system, your geothermal heating system has maintenance needs.

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Drain Cleaners Aren’t Your Friend! Here’s Why.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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“Gurgle, gurgle gurgle.”

Ugh, the kitchen sink is clogged again! Go get the drain cleaner, right?

But wait, how many times this year have you had to dump that toxic liquid down the same drain only to have the results turn out to be temporary? This isn’t because your drain is just a strange piece of plumbing. Instead, you can actually blame this repetitious issue on that bottle of drain cleaner.

Believe it or not, drain cleaners aren’t effective ways to clear a clog in your pipes. And when you do use them to try to accomplish this feat, they can end up doing more harm than good.

When it comes to dealing with a stubborn drain clog, you should always reach out to a professional Plymouth plumber for assistance. And here is why.

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5 Ways to Tell You Need Draining Cleaning Services

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Most homeowners only call for draining cleaning services when their systems get completely clogged and chocked, and they can’t use water fixtures at all. You don’t have to wait for things to reach such a catastrophic end.

Here, we are listing down five things that you need to be mindful of regarding your drainage system. If you encounter any of them, you should promptly call an expert for plumbing services in Plymouth.

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Here’s Why You Should Install a Furnace

Monday, April 1st, 2019

There’s a reason they are the most popular choice for home heating in the country. Furnaces are excellent heaters and have been providing homeowners with comfort and efficiency for decades. Especially here in Minnesota, you need a great heater to get you through the cold, bitter winters, and a furnace can do just that!

There are a number of reasons why you should consider installing a furnace in your home. Furnaces offer numerous benefits and are great for providing warmth and comfort. Below, we have listed just some of the many reasons as to why you should install a furnace in your home. If you are in the market for a new heater this year, you should definitely keep reading!

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Here’s What Makes Zone Control Awesome

Monday, March 18th, 2019

With winter well underway, and with no early signs of spring yet, it is probably safe to say that you are going to be using your heater quite a bit over the next few weeks. So, why not strive to get the most out of it by making your home as energy efficient as possible? When your home is energy efficient, you’ll spend less time worrying about costly HVAC repairs and sky-high energy, and instead, enjoy the warmth and comfort your heater has to offer.

Of course, ensuring that your home is energy efficient is a great way to save money from month to month. So, how do get there? Well, installing a zone control system is a great way to maximize your heater’s efficiency and performance. So, if your home heating in Plymouth, MN could use a boost, contact a professional who can determine if zone control is right for you. And be sure to keep reading below!

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How You Benefit from Whole-Home Surge Protection

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Are you keeping your home safe? Think past home security systems, locks, and secure windows—are you safe in the face of disaster? We experience extreme weather conditions here in Minnesota, so you need to make sure your home is prepared in for anything life throws your way. So much of your home runs on your electricity—make sure you can still have access to these faculties in a bind.

The best way to protect your home from damage is to remain proactive. You need whole-home surge protection in Plymouth, MN, and we can provide the best services for you in the area. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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Plumbing Repair Tip: How Much Water Does a Leaky Faucet Waste?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A leaky faucet can be a real annoyance. The rate at which the drips come out can determine how much water you are actually losing on a given day, week, or even year. For a home that has one leaky faucet which drips only once a minute, that is the equivalent of 1,440 times a day. Although it may not seem like a significant number, over the course of a year that single drip will equal 34 gallons.

If you happen to have two leaky faucets in your Ham Lake home which each drip on average 10 times a minute, you will be losing over a gallon of water a day from each, or over 694 gallons a year. Many faulty faucets can drip much more often than that, even up to a drip a second. When this happens, one faucet alone can cost you five gallons a day or 2,082 gallons a year.

If you’re interested in just how much water your home is losing due to one or more leaky faucets, there is a great website that will calculate it for you. The U.S. Geologic Survey has a quick drip calculator anyone can use to figure it out. What may seem like a little, insignificant drip can wind up being a lot of wasted water and money, literally going right down the drain.

In addition to losing water and increasing your water bill, this wasted water can have a negative impact on the environment, especially for people living in areas with drier climates or places that haven’t gotten as much rainfall as normal. When water isn’t conserved or is wasted, the supply can’t be replenished and the entire ecosystem will suffer as a result.

To save you both the annoyance and increased cost on your water and energy bills, call an Ham Lake plumber at Air Mechanical to come and fix the problem or install a new faucet. Leaky faucets are usually a quick fix that can end up saving you money the minute they quit dripping.

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