Home Service Blog Articles by Tiger®

When to Replace Your Furnace: 5 Questions to Ask

The beginning of the heating season is often the time of year that many homeowners consider whether or not to replace their furnace. Although we want our furnace to last as long as possible, there inevitably comes a time that heating systems begin to decline in performance and it would be best to install a new, more efficient system. If...
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What is a Heat Pump? A Guide for Metro East Homeowners

The conventional way to heat and cool your St. Louis Metro East home is to have an air conditioner for the cooling season and a furnace for the heating season. But did you know that there’s a type of HVAC system that can do both jobs from the same unit? It’s called a heat pump, and it’s a type of...
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Kitchen Sink Clogged in your Glen Carbon Area Home? Check out these Do’s and Don’ts

We use our kitchen sinks every day for everything from cooking, to washing our hands, to filling up a glass of water. So if water begins to build up in your kitchen sink due to a clog, you’ll want to take care of the problem right away. Today we’re going to talk about why kitchen sinks get clogged and the...
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What is a Pleated Air Filter and Why is it Better than Standard Throwaway Filters?

Many homeowners in the Glen Carbon and St. Louis Metro East areas use 1” fiberglass throwaway filters with their furnace or air conditioner. These filters are common because they are inexpensive, but they don’t do a very good job at protecting your HVAC system or your health from the contaminants in your home’s air. If you’d like a better filter...
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5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Glen Carbon Area Homeowners

Your water heater is an appliance that you use every day of the year. Whether it’s for showering, washing your hands, laundry, washing dishes or more, you need your water heater to be working properly in order to perform all kinds of daily tasks. We here at Tiger Services want to help you keep your water heater running smoothly throughout...
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Even Out the Temperatures in your Home with Zoned Heating and Cooling!

When you walk around the different areas of your home, do you notice that the temperatures vary depending on where you are? Do you ever wish that every floor in your home could have its own thermostat so that you could better control your home’s temperatures? With zoned heating and cooling, you can! Today we’re going to take a look...
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A Furnace Tune-Up Will Get Your Home Ready for this Year’s Heating Season!

Last Sunday marked the first official day of fall. And although temperatures are still relatively warm in the Glen Carbon area, we all know how quickly winter can sneak up on us. One of the best ways you can get your home ready for winter weather is to schedule a furnace tune-up. Today we’re going to talk about why a...
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Garbage Disposal Clogged? 4 Ways you can fix it

A garbage disposal is one of the most convenient appliances you can have in your kitchen. However, disposals can get jammed if objects are sent down your drain that your disposal isn’t built to handle or if too many items were dropped into your disposal at once. So what are you supposed to do if your garbage disposal is clogged?...
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When to Replace Your Air Conditioner: 6 Factors to Consider

We all wish that our air conditioners could last forever. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even the best air conditioners reach their expiration dates at some point, and it’s important to know when it makes sense to invest in a new unit. Need some help deciding when to replace your air conditioner? Below we’ve listed six important factors to consider!...
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Could you benefit from a Whole House Water Filtration System?

In last week’s blog, we mentioned that our tap water contains all kinds of contaminants that affect its safety, taste and smell. And although an under the sink water filtration system is a great way to have access to healthy and great tasting water at a single tap, there is a different type of water treatment system that can purify...
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