Why is My Home AC Blowing Warm Air?

Home repairs can be costly. If you have a problem with your air conditioner, being able to fix it yourself will help save you money. A common problem, that is aggravating in hot weather, is having your AC unit blow warm air. While there are many reasons why this could be happening, we’ll take a look at the most common causes that you can diagnose and most likely fix on your own. The thermostat is set incorrectly Before you begin taking your trouble-shooting journey, check the most obvious possibility first. Is your thermostat set to cool and not to heat? It may sound silly, but it’s worth checking…

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Why is My Home AC Leaking Water Inside?

An unfortunate but common problem that many people have to deal with, is having their air conditioning unit leak water inside their home. There could be multiple causes for this problem, and we will run through the most common ones. But first, turn your AC’s thermostat to “off” to prevent further damage to your home. Why does water form in my air conditioner? Your AC’s inside unit contains an evaporator coil that cools the warm air blown over it. This causes moisture to form on the coil, much like how water droplets form on a cold glass of water on a hot day. The condensation on the coil…

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Does Attic Insulation Help Keep Your House Cooler in Summer?

Many people only think of insulation as something you need in the winter to keep your home warm. This is especially the case for insulation in the attic since heat rises and you want to retain as much as possible in your living space. But heat doesn’t just rise, it migrates. It basically seeks out cool zones to fill, so if that zone is lower than the source of the heat, the warmer air will travel down into that cooler area. This is the key to whether or not attic insulation can help keep your house cool in the summer. So in answer to that question, attic insulation…

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8 Tips for Keeping Cool in the Summer

Canada is well-known for wintery weather, but Canadians know how to take advantage of the 6 minutes of summer we get each year. It can be full of fun but if you’re not careful, too much of the summer heat can turn into a health risk. To keep from getting dehydrated or suffering heatstroke, there are a number of things you can do so you can stay cool in the summer. 1. Turn Up the Air Conditioning Whether you have a window air conditioning unit to keep one room cool or a central system for your entire house, it’s easy to beat the heat with a blast of…

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Are Water Filter Jugs Safe and What Are the Alternatives?

Not many people like the taste of tap water. Depending on where you live, it can also smell bad because of the added chlorine that makes it safe to drink. There are ways to enjoy your tap water that are safe, easy, and economical. While you could store your water in the fridge to counteract the poor flavour, here are a couple of other options that result in higher quality water directly from your tap.   Water Filter Jugs   There are several brands of water filter jugs available on the market, with Brita probably being the most recognizable brand name, but they all generally work the same…

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Are Furnace Filters Recyclable?

It is highly recommended by most HVAC professionals that you replace your furnace filters at the three-month mark. However, doing this means you are going to be going through air filters more than a couple times a year. Ideally, if you could recycle them to cut down on waste it would be good for the environment, but is that really feasible? You need to make sure to change the filters to help prevent a Red Deer furnace repair. If you are wanting to reduce your waste, you may want to look into reusable filters, however, before you opt to start reusing your furnace filters, it’s a good idea…

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Time To Call An Emergency Plumber?

Since Red Deer plumbing emergencies can happen at any time, you need to make sure you have the contact information of an emergency plumber. This is important because it will help you save time and cost, making it easier for you to get the problem solved. Most emergency plumbers charge higher rates than normal plumbers due to the urgency of the situation and limited time to have the problem fixed. Here are six emergency situations where you need to call an emergency plumber: Flooding Flooding is common when you have leaking faucets, broken or burst pipes in your home. You are required to call an emergency plumber if…

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Reasons to Love the City of Red Deer AB

The city of Red Deer in the beautiful province of Alberta is the home to many great things, including the main offices of Solutions Plumbing! There are so many things to love about Red Deer that it was difficult to mention them all. Here are a few reasons why a person should love Red Deer AB. Alberta Sports Hall of Fame This hall of fame is located in Red Deer. In addition to having many sports features, there are a lot of hands-on activities for children. A person can try to climb the rock walls and check out all of the sports artifacts that are located here. Heritage…

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How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink Drain With Home Tools

Your kitchen sink may clog due to food scraps or grease which naturally block drains over time. Although you may need to hire a plumber to unclog your kitchen drain, sometimes you can do it yourself. Here are steps to follow when unclogging your kitchen drain before calling for our drain cleaning Red Deer service: Run hot water into the drain You need to run a steady stream of hot water into the clogged drain for a few minutes to dissolve any built up grease or grim. It is recommended to run hot water into your drain every week to prevent future drain clogging. Since you wash your…

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10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Plumbing

Have you ever compared plumber’s websites to gain a competitive advantage by comparing quotes, analyzing customer comments, or just to seek knowledge on the latest advancements and developments? Perhaps you have asked neighbors, friends, or relatives about services or products before selecting a plumber. The plumbing industry is unique. Having a trusting relationship with your plumber is just as important as knowing the latest industry trends in the field. On top of this, a bad reputation or inadequate access for customers to research or get in touch with you and your company could literally “sewer” business. Here are ten ways you can benefit from your plumbing competitors: Reputation:…

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