It may be April, but we’re not fooling around. We’re goingto answer the most frequently asked questions you have about heating andcooling, plumbing, and electrical.
Heating and cooling
Should I repair orreplace my existing system?
A good rule of thumb to follow is to replace your existingHVAC system when the cost of repairs exceeds 30 percent of a new purchase orwhen utility bills have increased by 50 percent as a result of an older, lessefficient system.
How much can I save withnew equipment?
Your air conditioning and heating systems consume about 45percent of your home’s energy bill. Thanks to advances in technology, andENERGY STAR supporting greener, eco-friendly solutions – new HVAC systems areas much a 60 percent more efficient than 10-year-old systems.
How do I select theright heating/cooling system?
Get the advice of a trusted professional. A licensed HVACtechnician from Parker & Sons would be more than happy to help you find theright system for your home, budget, and lifestyle.
How do I know when toreplace my toilet?
Toilets are one of the most common household fixtures to break down. We have a couple of indicators that we look for such as your toilet clogs more than once a week, it only flushes a little bit or not at all, there are cracks in the porcelain (no pun intended!), or the toilet is running constantly.
My pipes are leaking;what do I do?
If your pipes are leaking, it’s imperative that you get a plumber immediately to come and remedy the situation. A plumber should be able to find the leak and repair it. If not, then repiping may be the best solution. Parker & Sons employ some of the best plumbers in the Phoenix area. If you are in need of a plumbing professional, give us a call today!
When is it time tocall an electrician?
- If you’re constantly resetting the circuitbreakers or changing the fuses, it’s time to call an electrician.
- When your air conditioner kicks on and it causesyour lights to dim, it’s time to call an electrician.
- If something seems “off” with the electricity inyour home and you’re not sure what it is or what to do, call a professional.It’s easier and safer.
What is a surgeprotector and should I get one?
Surges can be created from lightning or from the local powerstation. Sometimes a surge of electricity can flood out to residents in an areafrom the power station. A surge protector helps to protect your electricaldevices from these influxes in electricity. Typically, a surge protector willprotect devices like computers and TVs, but Parker & Sons offer whole-homesurge protectors which can protect everything from microwaves to your furnace!
If you live in the Phoenix area and are interested in any product or service offered by Parker & Sons, we encourage you to reach out to us either by phone at 602-273-7247 or to schedule an appointment online.