Unclog Your AC Drain Lines

May 19, 2022

Is your air conditioner emitting a musty odor? Are you noticing a lack of cool air? You may be experiencing issues because your AC’s drain line is clogged. This line is responsible for safely removing water from the system so it doesn’t leak into your home. Here’s how you can easily unclog your drain line. Removing Drain Line Clogs Start the process by turning off your air conditioner. The drain line should be a white PVC pipe that starts at your AC unit and leads outside. Ensure no dirt or clogs are stopping the water from

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Does It Matter Where You Place Your Thermostat?

April 19, 2022

You’re probably familiar with many of the things that affect your home’s climate. A few of the biggest factors are HVAC maintenance, cleaning habits, and how often you replace your air filters. However, one factor that many homeowners aren’t aware of is the placement of the thermostat. Believe it or not, where you choose to place it can have a significant impact on your household comfort. Why Does Thermostat Placement Matter? Your thermostat works by monitoring the temperature around it to determine if it’s too hot or too cold for your preferences. Then, it relays that

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3 Reasons That Buying a Used Furnace Isn’t a Great Idea

March 18, 2022

Whether you’re buying a new furnace because yours is old and inefficient or because the last one broke down beyond repair, the sticker shock of a new unit can be overwhelming. In this state, you may start looking at used models, hoping to save a few hundred bucks. In most cases, buying a used furnace simply isn’t a good idea, and here’s why. 1. No Warranty A warranty on your furnace helps pay for yearly maintenance appointments as well as any repairs. It also protects you in case of manufacturer defects for a certain

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Possible Causes of Low Water Pressure

February 15, 2022

Low water pressure in your home is a massive inconvenience. It can affect your comfort, hygiene, and ability to complete household chores. If you don’t know what’s causing the problem, it will be much harder for you to find a remedy. It’s wise to learn about low water pressure and the most common reasons it happens. Clogged Pipes If you don’t have a water-softening system, the water flowing through your home’s pipes will contain molecules of magnesium and calcium. When the water passes through, residues from those minerals can get left behind. Eventually, enough can

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Key Factors Influencing Water Quality

January 10, 2022

Access to clean water keeps you and your family away from any diseases. Moreover, drinking enough water will keep you and your family members healthy. However, many homeowners in Suffolk County don’t think about water quality until they receive a boil water notice or discover a change in their water. If you want to learn how to improve water quality in your home, read on to discover the most significant factors that influence water quality. Sedimentation and Runoff Although runoff and sedimentation are normal, extreme sedimentation and runoff can lower water quality. Water

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3 Ways You Can Determine the Energy Efficiency of Your Heater

December 20, 2021

The efficiency of your heater is not something that you should overlook. If you are using a lot of energy to heat your home, then it might be time for a change. At Fix-A-Leak Plumbing & Heating, we will help you find a better option by showing you how to determine the energy efficiency of your current heater and what types of options are available on the market. 1. Age of Your Heating System Heaters tend to be more efficient when they are newer. As your heater ages, it might start using up more energy than

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Plumbing Maintenance Tips

November 18, 2021

Your plumbing system is one of the most-used components of your Hauppauge, NY, home. It brings clean and fresh water to your home and safely transports wastewater from your home. But like any other component in your home, your plumbing requires routine maintenance to continue functioning. You have to leave some of that maintenance to a professional plumber. Fix-A-Leak Plumbing and Heating Inc. is the leader in the industry and a perfect choice whenever you need an expert to help you with scheduled maintenance or emergency plumbing repairs. Here are some tips to help you keep

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How Do I Find the Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve?

October 20, 2021

Your home’s water heater produces the hot water you use to shower, wash dishes and do laundry. Its components include a pressure valve that helps control the operation of the tank. What the Valve Does The hot water pressure relief valve is a safety feature required on hot water tanks. The part is designed to release water, thereby reducing excess water pressure in the tank. This valve is also known as the TPR valve. Where the Valve is Located Water heater pressure relief valves are usually located on the outside of the

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Our Guide to Properly Cleaning Gutters

September 15, 2021

Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris helps the water to redirect to locations that can’t damage your home. When a gutter is clogged, water can become trapped. That trapped water has no choice but to back up into your roof. Over time, this can cause roof damage and lead to the buildup of mold and mildew. To avoid this, you’ll want to clean your gutters. Having the Right Setup Gutter cleaning can be dangerous if you don’t have the right setup. You’ll want to make sure that you have a sturdy extendable ladder. Place

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What Is Causing My Noisy Water Pipes?

August 10, 2021

There are times when you will hear a strange noise coming out of your water pipes. This can not only be annoying, but it can be a sign that you have a plumbing issue and need to call a plumber out as soon as possible. Banging Noises When you hear a banging noise, this is a sign that there is a problem with water flow or your water pressure. Water hammers are when your faucet or valve is shut off too quickly. Trapped air bubbles can also cause a banging noise. If you have this

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