Water heaters usually last from 10 to 15 years, and many of them can operate perfectly fine well past the manufacturers’ recommendations and warranty dates. However, these appliances that we frequently take for granted cannot last forever and will need repairs or total replacements eventually. The problem is: how can you tell when your water heater is on its last leg? Continue reading “How Do I Know When I Need a Water Heater Repair or Replacement?”
The frigid winter temperatures of more northern states can wreak all manner of havoc on the people who reside there from hazardous roads to damage from falling trees. One slightly less dangerous but certainly troublesome issue many of us face is freezing pipes. Whether you live in an older, draftier house or certain areas of your home don’t get enough heat, frozen pipes can slow down your home life or even cause permanent damage from bursting and a need for complete replacement and potentially thousands of dollars in property damage. Luckily there are a few tips to utilize to make sure you don’t have to contend with this avoidable disaster. Continue reading “4 Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter”
Fall is a beautiful season in Central Iowa. Although we’re currently busy enjoying vibrant, multi-colored leaves and pumpkin-flavored delicacies, winter is right around the corner. Residents of Polk County, IA, who count on us for heating system services are already making good use of their furnaces to keep them cozy through the ever-shortening days and increasingly chilly nights.
We want to make sure your home’s heating system continues to provide maximum comfort for you and your family throughout the cold-weather season. Avoid a furnace breakdown and save money on your energy bills by side-stepping these common heating mistakes.
Too Much Tinkering With the Thermostat
Resist the urge to turn your thermostat up too high when you’re at home and too low when you’re out.
Believe it or not, trying to compensate for a chill by cranking the thermostat settings way up won’t actually heat your home faster; it’ll only make the system work harder than it has to, and it will waste energy in the process. The same principle applies to turning the thermostat way down at night or when the house is empty. Typically, it’s recommended to keep the thermostat around 68 degrees when you’re home and between 62 and 66 when you’re away. Continue reading “4 Home Heating Mistakes to Avoid This Winter”
As a trusted provider of furnace repair services in Polk County, IA, our team at Lazer Home Services takes pride in installing, maintaining, and replacing furnaces for customers all over our service area at any time of the year. With winter approaching, fall is an ideal time of the year to schedule a furnace tune-up as it helps to prevent problems and breakdowns in the colder months.
Below are some signs that may indicate that your furnace needs a tune-up. Continue reading “6 Signs Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up”
For years, we at Lazer Home Services have been helping our customers keep their plumbing, heating, and electrical systems running as efficiently as they can. Therefore, we also know all too well how our customers want to keep their heating bills as low as possible throughout the fall and winter while maintaining optimum levels of comfort.
The following tips will help you to keep your heating bills down to a minimum throughout the colder months. Continue reading “5 Tips to Help Keep Your Heating Bill Low This Fall and Winter Season”
AC and HVAC units often experience problems when we least expect them. This is why we recommend regular maintenance checks for all of our customers here at Lazer Home Services. Essential tune-ups can prevent problems, save cash, and make AC units last up to years longer.
We’ve listed some common AC problems below so that you can be on the lookout and detect them before they become serious. Continue reading “3 Common AC Problems”
As a reputable provider of furnace repair services in Polk County, IA, we want to educate our customers on furnace sounds that signal a problem. Early detection is paramount if home and business owners want to avoid hefty maintenance and repair costs. Below is a list of furnace sounds that shouldn’t be ignored.
Metal Against Metal
Scraping or clanking noises could signal a severe problem with the blower wheel inside your furnace. If you hear these sounds, turn off your heater instantly and call an HVAC technician so they can inspect the system. Clanking is often a sign that the blower fan is coming loose. If the fan or wheel isn’t too damaged, repairs should be easy and quick.
If the blower fan has broken, it may need professional replacement. Either way, a professional diagnosis is recommended. Continue reading “Furnace Sounds That Should Not be Ignored”
The summertime can be a busy time of year. Kids are home from school and running around the house with friends. Family members can be visiting from out of state and staying in your home. With more people occupying your home, plumbing issues are bound to occur. We at Lazer Home Services, a leading provider of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical repairs to the Polk County, IA, are here to give you a heads up on common summertime plumbing problems. Continue reading “Summertime Plumbing Tips And Tricks”
Due to the incredible advancement in HVAC technology, the air conditioners we have today make little to no noise. If you hear your air conditioner make noises, this definitely means something is going on with your system. As a leading provider of AC, plumbing, and electrical repairs to the Polk County, IA, area, we’d like to offer some guidance on decoding the noises from your air conditioner. Continue reading “Sounds That Indicate Your AC Needs Assistance”
Do you love your pets more than you hate HVAC maintenance?
If you answered “Yes” to that question, you are in luck! Lazer Home Services’ team of heating and cooling experts put together this brief list of vital HVAC maintenance tips for people just like you. Keep reading to learn more about pet-proofing your home’s HVAC system Continue reading “3 Tips for Pet-Proofing your Home’s HVAC System”