- See what maintenance steps should be taken to get your furnace ready for winter on this page from EnergyStar.gov.
- Visit this page on TheDailyGreen.com for winterization ideas for keeping your home toasty and efficient this winter.
- Learn how to prevent your pipes from freezing this year with these tips on Weather.com.
- Check out this article from HowStuffWorks.com for a detailed picture of the entire plumbing system in your house.
- Get the low-down on the history of plumbing from ancient Roman times until the present day on ThePlumber.com.
What temperature do you set your thermostat on at night? More cold, or more heat?
Follow the links below to learn more about what you should do to get your heating system ready for the cooler months along with a basic overview of how plumbing works. Call A-All Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning at (888) 484-0354 for further information.
With the proper settings, your thermostat can help keep your heating and cooling system as efficient as possible. In this video, you can see how a typical thermostat works, from the basic display to temperature control.
The fan controls typically consist of “Auto” and “On” settings, which determine whether the thermostat will turn the fan on to raise or lower the temperature. They also give you the option to have the fan constantly blowing, which uses more electricity. You can change your thermostat from heating to cooling mode with the flick of a switch, or turn the system off completely to save energy.
A-All Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning can help explain how to use your own thermostat along with offering replacement technology with more capabilities so you can save the most on your utility costs. Call us today at (888) 484-0354 for more information.
Home plumbing is a two-way street: it brings fresh water into your home and takes wastewater out. Plumbing is at the center of our lives, allowing us to wash our clothes, take a shower, cook food, and much more. Plumbing is similar to the circulatory system inside our bodies, bringing water where we need it at the desired temperature and cleaning as it goes.
How Plumbing Works
Plumbing is simple in principle. When people think of plumbing, a common image is the restroom. Your toilet, shower, and sink are all examples of plumbing. The sink and shower offer water on-demand while the commode removes waste. In the kitchen, you can have hot or cold water at a moment’s notice, and dispose of food waste down the drain.
Plumbing works by using the principles of physics and some creative engineering. All plumbing lines in your home lead to one place—the main sewer line. This is where all drainage leads to, whether it’s from your dishwasher or bathtub. You have separate lines for fresh hot and cool water, with the hot water diverting to your water heater first. The water heater supplies all the appliances and fixtures that could require hot water, which is why you can run out if you’re washing dishes, clothes, and taking a hot shower all at once.
Common Plumbing Issues and Maintenance
As with any system, plumbing requires routine maintenance. From the pipes themselves to your appliances and fixtures, you will want an experienced plumbing expert to perform inspections and troubleshooting now and then. A clog is the most common plumbing issue homeowners encounter, and it helps to have an experienced plumber on call for such emergencies.
Contact A-All Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning at (888) 484-0354 to learn more about the plumbing in your home, or schedule an appointment with us online today.