Leaky Pipes will Kill Our Water Supply; It Already Is

APHCPlumbing

Not only is ‘drought’ a common word in the Southwest region of the United States, but so many people are closer to a water shortage than anyone could ever imagine.  A recent article on CNN states that El Paso will now be drinking sewage water that is actually treated. The Flint, Michigan water crisis is just around the corner here … Read More

Annual AC and Furnace Maintenance – Is It Really Necessary?

Steve BurbridgeAC, General, Heating & Cooling, HVAC, Uncategorized

Your AC and furnace systems need to be in good working order as they are responsible for keeping your home cool and warm year-round.  A well-maintained AC and furnace also provide you with cleaner indoor air, lower energy bills, and a safe home.  How much maintenance do your AC and furnace need, and what should that maintenance entail? How Often … Read More

Put Power Back in Your Hands with a Whole-Home Standby Generator

Steve BurbridgeElectric, General

As power grids and homes strain under increasingly erratic weather they were not designed to withstand, consumers are looking for alternative sources of power generation.  Whole-home standby generators provide a reliable source of electricity for homeowners, and consumers know this.  Unprecedented demand for these generators has caused a nationwide shortage leaving manufacturers still struggling to catch up. Power outages affect … Read More

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover an Electrical Panel Fire?

Steve BurbridgeElectric, General

One of the most frequent places residential fires start is in electrical panels. Homeowners insurance may cover damage caused by fires that start in electrical panels. Coverage eligibility is contingent on the type of your electrical panel, its age, the residential codes in your area, and annual electrical inspections.   Does My Homeowners Insurance Cover Electrical Panel Fires? If there is … Read More

Increasing Your Home’s Humidity Helps Fight COVID-19

Steve BurbridgeGeneral, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality

What can the public do to defend against COVID-19?  One simple answer is to ramp up your home’s humidity.  Increasing humidity can protect against COVID-19 in two ways – by supporting your respiratory tract’s immune response, and by causing airborne coronavirus to become unstable and less infectious quicker. Increasing Humidity Can Cause Coronavirus to Die Off Quicker The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus … Read More

Don’t Play with Fire: Is it Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Steve BurbridgeElectric, General

The main function of an electrical panel is to shut off power when connections get too hot.  A lot of heat runs through your electrical connections, and that heat can cause connections to fail and arcing which causes fires.  There are 3 main reasons to replace or upgrade your electrical panel:  age, type and increased electrical needs of your home. … Read More

Whole-Home Surge Protectors are a Must to Protect Your Home’s Electronics

Steve BurbridgeElectric, General

Imagine you are at home during a thunderstorm. You and your family working are working away on your respective computers, and zap, a nearby lightning strike causes a power surge to flow through your home’s electrical wiring and ethernet cables.  Computers go down, data is lost, the television stops working and your home’s smart appliances go on the blink.  A … Read More

Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Steve BurbridgeAC, General

Air-conditioning systems are one of those appliances you rarely think about until something goes wrong. And if you are caught without AC in the middle of summer when the HVAC technicians are at their busiest, you could face some miserable days of heat at home. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs homeowners can usually identify before their AC system breaks … Read More

A.S.A.P. Annual Maintenance Program Saves You Money

Steve BurbridgeGeneral, Heating & Cooling, Plumbing

Free Air Conditioner Estimate

Bad things come in threes. Have you ever heard that phrase? Can you imagine if this happened to three of your everyday appliances?  What if your hot water heater, air conditioner or furnace stop working right when the weather was terrible?  Not only can it be frustrating, but it could be very costly. Annual Service Saves Money, Maintains Warranties and … Read More

What is an HVAC Zoning System?

Steve BurbridgeGeneral, Heating & Cooling

You have 2 or more thermostats in your car, so why should you be content with only 1 thermostat in your home?  If you want it warmer in some areas of your home and cooler in others, then an HVAC zoning system is for you.  Or if you have rooms that are always too hot or too cold compared to … Read More