Home Service Blog Articles by Tiger®

Don’t Let a Clogged Drain Ruin Your Holidays

“FOG” is plumbing industry shorthand for “fats, oil & grease.” While FOG provides plumbing companies with a lot of business over the winter holidays, clogged drains due to fat, oil, and grease are something that can be easily prevented. Keep the following tips in mind when celebrating this holiday season. Never pour fats, oils, or grease down a sink drain,...
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The Importance of Proper Air Distribution

When you think about HVAC system performance, the first thing that usually comes to mind is your furnace. While that is a critical feature of your home’s heating, it is not the only part. A perfect furnace is useless without proper air distribution. Here are five ways air distribution issues affect your home. Hot and cold spots The most obvious...
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Tips for Winterizing Your Home

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to fall. What do these things have in common? They are both sure signs that colder weather will be here before you know it, and signal that you should begin taking steps to winterize your home. Here are some steps you can take this fall to make sure your home...
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5 Reasons Your House is Cold

Having a home that is not properly heated can do more than cause misery during cooler weather. Your family’s health can be affected by the conditions in your house, including temperature. The first step in figuring out why your home is so cold is to identify the root cause. Here are 5 ways to assess the cause of your home’s...
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Signs it is Time to Replace Piping

Plumbing can seem so integrated into your home that the thought of replacing piping might be daunting. However, just like other components of your home that occasionally need repair, pipes can need to be replaced for several reasons. Here are some ways to tell it might be time to call in a plumber to replace piping. Age of your home...
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Optimize Furnace Performance This Fall

When the temperature starts dropping, your first concern might be making sure your furnace is ready to provide the heat you will need this winter. Now, before the weather gets too cold, is the perfect time to evaluate your furnace. Optimizing its performance will not only reduce energy waste this winter but also help keep your furnace running longer and...
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Ways to Reduce Plumbing Energy Consumption

Most discussions about energy consumption and reduction center around HVAC systems and lighting. Water heating energy consumption tends to get neglected. You can address the energy consumed by your water heater, both by changing your habits and making modifications to your hot water plumbing system. Here are some tips for reducing your home’s plumbing energy consumption. Change habits Saving energy...
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Prep Your HVAC System for More Time Indoors

As if you weren’t spending enough time at home, winter is coming. That means more time indoors. So how do you stay healthy with less time outdoors? The answer is simple: make sure your indoor air conditions are just right. Here are five ways to do it. Tune-up your furnace  Keeping your indoor temperature warm enough throughout your house means...
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Why Water Heaters Fail (And How to Prevent It)

No one likes cold showers, especially during the winter. Here are six of the most common reasons water heaters fail and ways you can minimize this risk. Sediment buildup in tank  Over time, small particles and dissolved contents in your water supply collect inside your tank. Regular maintenance includes flushing the tank at least once per year. If you live...
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Sources of Energy Waste and How to Fix Them

The first step when solving a problem is to identify it. Your energy use is no different. To save energy, you need to first figure out where it is being wasted. Here are the six most common reasons why your HVAC system is consuming more energy than it should and how to fix them. Inefficient furnace Your furnace is your...
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