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No Fooling, Just FAQs!

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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. 

Plumbing

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!

Electrical

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.

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