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Sobieski Services’ Top 10 HVAC & Plumbing Blog Posts of 2013

2013 marked a memorable year shared with our customers through various topics here on the Sobieski Services’ Home Comfort Blog. From furnace smells to water hammer, here’s the top ten HVAC and plumbing blog posts that you were reading in 2013.

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Top Blog Post #1: Never Ignore These 3 Furnace Smells

Your furnace is designed to provide years of safe, clean and quiet operation. If you start to notice unusual or unexplainable odors coming from your furnace, however, it could indicate an impending failure or a serious safety issue. Here are three types of furnace smells you should never ignore. Read more…

Top Blog Post #2: How Sobieski Services Saved A Couple From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Did you know that most heating systems are sent from the manufacturer underfired, which, if left unadjusted, could lead to increasing utility costs? This is done as a safety precaution; however, not all HVAC technicians know how to make the proper adjustments safely and correctly. Read more…

Top Blog Post #3: Thinking About A Plumbing Service Agreement? Tasks Your Plumber Will Perform

If not regularly maintained, even a new plumbing system can develop clogs, leaks and other problems. Routine maintenance prevents most of these issues, but plumbing maintenance is easy to forget when you’re busy. A plumbing service agreement takes the chore off your hands, saving you time and extending the life of your equipment. Read more…

Top Blog Post #4: Water Hammer Clogging Your Pipes? Finding The Source

Water hammer does more than create annoying banging and knocking noises. It can cause leaks and even burst pipes in your home. The risk of damage means the noise always merits attention. Even if you don’t plan to repair your pipe problems yourself, pinpointing the source helps your plumber get the job done faster, which saves you money. Read more…

Top Blog Post #5: 7 Questions To Answer Before Hiring A New HVAC Contractor

Over the course of homeownership, hiring a new HVAC contractor is a task you will likely face. The job may feel overwhelming, with so many to choose from. Here are seven questions to ask of any potential hire to help make your decision easier. Read more…

Top Blog Post #6: Using Furnace Filters To Your Advantage

One of the simplest but most effective areas of furnace maintenance is the filter. Using furnace filters correctly will improve heating system performance, boost your indoor air quality and reduce your overall heating costs. Here are answers to some questions on using air filters that will help you make the best of these heating system components. Read more…

Top Blog Post #7: Consider 3 Benefits of Using a Zoning System

The benefits of using a zoning system include customized control over the varied temperature environments under one roof. Upstairs areas bask in rising hot air; shaded lower floors get chilled quickly. Design features like cathedral ceilings and expansive windows impose diverse temperature ranges, while add-on rooms and renovations have their own individual heating and cooling loads. Read more…

Top Blog Post #8: Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Considerations

Tankless water heaters aren’t difficult to care for, but like any other appliance they do require regular upkeep to continue performing at top efficiency. Proper tankless water heater maintenance depends on the type of water in your home. Both hard and acidic water affects these water heaters. Read more…

Top Blog Post #9: Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Closed Loop Vs. Open Loop Systems

There’s a lot to like about geothermal heating and cooling. That’s probably why it’s now the fastest-growing renewable energy source for home heating and cooling in the United States. Homeowners are impressed by geothermal’s superior efficiency—in heating mode, a geothermal system is 70 percent more efficient than other heating methods—and low environmental impact. Read more…

Top Blog Post #10: Improve Air Conditioner Efficiency With An Annual Tune Up

You can improve air conditioner efficiency substantially by having your local trusted HVAC professional conduct a preventive maintenance inspection, often called a tune up, on your cooling system. Yearly tune ups ensure that your air conditioner is operating at its highest possible level and that small problems have been identified and fixed before the system starts working full-time. Read more…

What do you want to be reading in 2014? Leave a comment below with the topics you’d like to see us blog about.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems). Contact us at Sobieski Services today for more information.

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