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The health benefits of having a water filtration system in your home

 

Broomall PlumberOne of the largest concerns we see among our customers in the plumbing business is that of water safety. Our customers want to know if the water they are drinking every day is actually healthy for them, or if they should be taking better measures to keep their families safe every day. While we cannot say that tap water is unhealthy, we can definitely say that there are many health benefits of having a whole house water filtration system in your home. Learn how a filtration system in your home can make you feel safer about the water you drink.

First of all, unfiltered water straight from the tap contains a lot of hard water particles, which gets left behind as residue on clothing, skin, surfaces, inside pipes, and even left on dishes after they have been cleaned. This hard water buildup causes damage over time, and can be drying to skin. If you live in an area that is prone to very hard water, then a filtration system may be best for you in helping you reduce this buildup in your home and plumbing.

Broomall Water Filtration SystemMany people are worried about the amount of chlorine that exists in their water supply as well. While chlorine may not cause a lot of plumbing issues, it can be an issue when it comes to overall health. Since chlorine also gets into clothes, hair, and is consumed by the body when drank, it can have a negative effect on people who have weakened or sensitive immune systems. Households that have very young children or elderly people in the home should especially take the health concerns associated with chlorine in the water to heart.

In installing a whole house water filtration system in to the home, families can rest easier knowing that their water supply is filtered and healthier throughout their whole home. This means that their clothes are being washed in cleaner water, their bodies are being cleaned in healthier water, and their cooking, cleaning, and of course, the water they drink is all being consumed from a healthier source.

The health benefits of adding a whole house water filtration system in the home are many, since a homeowner no longer has to worry about their pipes or their family being exposed to potentially unhealthy city water. Easy to install and beneficial for the home, a water filtration system is a great addition to any home.

Looking to install a whole house water filtration system in your Broomall home? Call John McCuen Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at (610) 325-9395 and start enjoying the benefits of healthier and cleaner water today!

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Why you should get a high efficiency AC unit for your home

 

Broomall AC InstallationWhen you have a hot summer coming up, you know it’s time to get your AC unit running. Unfortunately, what also runs is your electricity bill, and you often pay for comfort in the form of a higher bill. Learn about the many reasons why a high efficiency AC unit may be just the thing you need to enjoy the cool air and keep money in your wallet at the same time.

High efficiency AC units not only help cool you effectively all summer season long, but they are cost effective as well. Their design allows them to cool your home in a more convenient way so you use less energy, which you see reflected on your electric bill.

Another reason to consider a high efficiency AC unit for your home is that they work longer and cool better than traditional AC units. Many high efficiency AC units also come with remote settings so you can control when and how cool your home is at all times. This allows you to cool your home when you are home and not waste energy when you away and in general gives you more freedom with your AC unit at all times.

Broomall AC ServicesFinally, a high efficiency AC unit in your home can actually increase the value of your home greatly. A simple investment in a high efficiency AC unit can mean several thousand dollars in increased value of your home, which you can enjoy should you every choose to refinance or sell your home. Many potential home buyers seek homes that are more eco-friendly, and a home that features a high efficiency AC unit helps you accomplish just that.

There are many reasons why a high efficiency AC unit for your home can benefit you. With energy cost savings, more control over how cool you keep your home, and actual increased value in your home, it’s easy to see why installing a high efficiency AC unit in your home is a wise choice. Consider getting a high efficiency AC unit in your own home, and see what one can do for you.

Looking to upgrade the AC unit in your Broomall home? Call John McCuen Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. at (610) 325-9395. and schedule a service call with one of our experts today!

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How can drain cleaning help lower your monthly bills?

 

Broomall Drain CleaningThe concept of drains affecting monthly bills does not cross many people’s minds. Drains, and clean drains in specific, are an important part of maintaining a healthy home. Regular drain cleaning works to the advantage of the homeowner and prevents potential damage and harm. Still, how does it save on monthly bills?

Before we can answer the question, there are a couple of important things to consider. Drains remove water from the home. Drains that are clogged or suffer from build up allow water to remain in the pipes longer leading to stagnant water that attracts odors, insects and allow disease into the home. The reason why most people don’t consider drains having an effect is due to the fact that most people do not realize there is a problem till the drain backs up. The connection between drain and monthly bills is subtle, so it goes unnoticed.

The best illustration of where regularly cleaned drains can save a homeowner money is the family toilet. If there drain is suffering from buildup, this buildup slows the removal of water from the home. Typically, this causes the homeowner to use repeated flushes to force the water through. This increases the water bill of the home. A similar situation occurs with slow shower drains. The water drains slowly, leaving residue in the shower causing the shower to be cleaned more often leading to more water use than should normally occur if the drains were clean.

Most people do not look at their homes as an integrated system, but it is one. Failure or damage to one part can have a profound effect on another part. In fact a home is a series of systems, such as the electrical system and plumbing system. It is easy to tell when the electrical system is in need of attention but often the plumbing system has to fail for the homeowner to notice. Regular drain cleanings are a way to help prevent failure leading to a clean running plumbing system and therefore an overall healthier home. While it might not seem like much, an extra gallon here or a little more water there; however, it all adds up over time. Ultimately costing the homeowner money.

Looking for a relief from the worries of clogged drains in Broomall? Call John McCuen Plumbing for quick and efficient solutions at (610) 325-9395. 

Upgrade Your Home!

Why is a Tankless Water Heater Better?

Bromall Tankless Water HeaterHave you begun to see signs that your water heater is on its way out? Is there and unexplained puddle of water at the foot of your hot-water heater, or maybe you are seeing signs of rust in the water or in the puddle of water under the heater? Did you know that traditional water heaters generally only last between 8 to 10 years and then they must be replaced?

As a homeowner, we understand that the cost of a water heater can be an unwanted expense, which is why we suggest that our customers think in terms of a tankless water heater as an upgrade. The only downside to this upgrade is the fact that it costs more than the traditional water heater. The good news is that the life span is twice as long, which translates into a decent investment.

There are several reasons, other than a longer life, why a tankless water heater makes more sense. One of those reasons is the fact that the homeowner will be operating a more efficient hot-water system. This upgrade will end up saving the homeowner in the end. Keep in mind that you will experience lower bills in the long term; however, in an environment where everyone is trying to save money, the tankless water heater is the smarter option.

It doesn’t matter where your current water heater is located, chances are that it is in the way of something. What would you do if you had that extra space, could it be put to good use? Upgrading to the tankless water heater will increase the level of storage space you have by almost two thirds, depending on the unit you intend to replace.

When a homeowner purchases or builds a home, unless it was done recently, the odds are likely that the older model water heater will be used. Families that increase over time end up outgrowing the capacity of their conventional water heater, and someone will end up having to shower with warm or cold water. If we upgrade your water heater to a tankless model, you will always have hot water as the outflow is instantaneous.

Get back control of your Broomall home! Call John Mccuen Plumbing at (610) 325-9395 for professional tankless water heater services. 

Stop Breathing Toxins!

Replacing an AC Filter

 

AC MaintenanceOne of the best things about being a homeowner is having a large number of luxuries available. Like many things, some luxuries can break down and need fixing, and air conditioning is an example of this.

During the summer months the temperatures can get to be very hot, which makes the need for properly functioning air conditioning all the more necessary. However, replacing parts of the AC unit is necessary too. Depending on how many people live in the home and if any animals are present as well, changing the AC filter should be done every month or two months. Changes may need to be made more often if the overall quality of air inside the home is bad or if the home itself is located in an area with a higher rate of air pollution than other places.

A good reason for changing AC filters is because over time they tend to collect dust, dirt and other materials in and around the house. For example, anyone who has pets like cats or dogs knows that they shed their fur all the time and more often than not that fur ends up getting caught in the filters very quickly, though that’s what filters should do. Pets can also catch fleas, ticks and mites in their fur, which can also get caught in the filters and cause health problems if left unchecked.

Filters should also be changed depending on the number of people who live in the home. Normally, one person in a home is easy to manage but with more than one person around, that means more to account for, such as allergies. Pet related or not, germs can get caught in the filters as well and thus the need to replace them is greater, since dirty filters can cause allergies to become even worse.

Overall, changing air conditioning filters is not a difficult task and should be done regularly. It being inexpensive is another reason to make sure this is done as soon as possible.

Looking for AC maintenance? Call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air today at (610) 325-9395 for top-notch services! 

What are the Benefits of AC Repair Services?

Benefits of AC Repair Services

 

AC RepairPeople are rarely willing to go without the comfort of an air conditioner and with good reason. Unfortunately, AC units break down, the possible causes ranging from low Freon to clogged vents. Worse yet, most homeowners neither have the tools nor the know-how to get their unit up and running again. The good news is there is an alternative that comes with a number of benefits, AC repair services.

Air Conditioner Health

The sweltering heat of summertime is more than just uncomfortable, the scorching temperatures often dangerous. This is particularly true for people with medical conditions, such as upper respiratory or heart conditions. However, even individuals who seem perfectly healthy can begin to feel under the weather if their air conditioner isn’t doing its job. In short, one undeniable benefit of AC repair services is not only relaxing in cool comfort but better health for those enjoying an air condition running in optimal condition.

Professional Know-How

There is definitely something to be said for a Do-It-Yourself attitude, people with a can-do mentality often very successful. That being said, some jobs are better left to the professionals. An air conditioner in need of repairs is a prime example, the complex the AC system the more likely people are to get in over their heads. There is also the benefit of professional know-how, AC technicians able to diagnose the issue, determine the best solution and have the unit back in working order in the blink of an eye. More importantly, their work is often guaranteed whereas repair the air conditioner oneself means no certainties.

Regular Maintenance Security

A simple part of life is household appliances breakdown, the more they’re used the faster they wear down. However, regular maintenance performed by professional AC technician can help keep the air conditioner working at optimal performance. This is perhaps the greatest benefit of all, ensuring homeowners have less to worry about while in their home.

If you are in need of AC repair services, call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air at (610) 325-9395 today. Our experienced technicians will handle the issue quickly and efficiently in your Broomall home! 

How Long Does a Bathroom Repipe Take?

How Long Does a Bathroom Repipe Take?

RepipingHow long it takes to repipe a bathroom can be answered by the quality of the plumber that is hired to do the work and the extent of the planned work required by the owner to complete the repiping. There is no quick answer such as 5 hours or even 5 days to complete a bathroom repiping. Either of those times expressed above could be reasonable times to complete the work based on a number of elements related to the repiping project. For example, bathrooms for a commercial facility are very different than the bathroom for a residential facility. Even at this point the degree of work to complete the repiping will depend on the capacity that is required for both residential and commercial facilities. Additionally, the custom design and tastes of the owner will also become a major factor in establishing the length of time to complete a bathroom repiping project.

One factor that cannot be overlooked is the experience of the plumber tasked with the repiping project. A more experienced plumber will be capable of handling a number of different issues related to a repiping project because he or she have seen the issues before and know how to handle the repiping solution. A qualified plumber will also know how to communicate with the owner so there is clear communication regarding the nature and scope of work related to the repiping assignment. A detailed budget, a clear schedule and a good understanding of the area that will be affected by the repiping work will assist greatly in the hired plumber completing the assigned project.

The owner and the hired plumber will need to work as a team. Issues that will need to be resolved is the history of the existing plumbing already installed and how much of that existing plumbing will need to be remove or repaired. The owner should also realize that most plumbers do not do dry wall work. The plumber is good at tearing out a wall or floor to get to the pipes that he or she will need to get to but it may not be his job to repair the floors and dry walls unless such work is stated in the project contract.

Is your bathroom in need of a full repipe? Call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air today at (610) 325-9395 for the best services in Broomall! 

Why Is My Faucet Dripping?

What Causes My Faucets to Drip?

 

Faucet RepairFaucets tend to wear down because we use them so often around our home, business, outside, and many other places where we need water. Faucets are an essential need of our daily living, but a leaky faucet can be very annoying and a waste of good water. While there are a vast amount of reasons that cause leaky faucets, a few of the very common reasons include a cracked seal or worn out rubber washer which can happen with faucets under constant pressure and use. Other types of faucets sealed with O-rings tend to leak after wear and tear of high water pressure.

Usually the first sign is constant leaking at the base of a faucet. Replacing the cartridge is the next best thing to this annoying problem. Plus water leaks can cause water bills to rise and not even realize how easily these leaks can hype a water bill at the end of the month. The size of the cartridge is important when replacing because they are not all the same. Trying to do it yourself without the proper tools or knowledge of the intricate difficulty of replacing these small parts can cause improper fitting and installation. Corrosion is another well known problem causing faucet water leaks. Accumulation of water sediments on the valve seat can cause a leaky faucet too. Regular cleaning can prevent this problem from happening. Ignoring a leaky faucet can create other costly expenses in the long run.

The best solution to a leaky faucet, is to call a professional plumber that can easily configure what is causing a leak on your faucet eliminating the guessing, improper installation, and trips back and forth to the hardware store. Ask a plumber for advise if you’re determined to do it yourself. While some leaks can be easily be fixed, others can have more damage. A professional plumber has the expertise to lead you in the right direction, and advise you properly. Most plumbers are happy to share their expertise and ideas for a solution to your problem. After all a leaky faucet is like money down the drain!

Is your Broomall home in need of a faucet repair? Call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air today at (610) 325-9395 for immediate solutions!

What are signs that my AC needs a tune-up?

Signs That Your AC Needs a Tune-up

 

AC Tune-UpDuring warm-weather months, air conditioners are prone to overuse, and can often display warning signs of impending problems that go unnoticed until the unit stops working altogether. Being without air conditioning for hours, or even days, until repairs can be made can be more than uncomfortable, and may even lead to health and safety risks. To ensure that your system is running smoothly throughout the year, look for the following indications for the necessity of an AC tune-up.

Unfamiliar Noises

Most homeowners are familiar with the buzzing, clanking, and banging sounds that indicate a problem with their unit, but always have any unfamiliar noise checked out, even if it starts out small and unobtrusive. These warning signs may indicate a problem with the fan, blower, or compressor, and require immediate attention.

Limited Airflow

Homeowners are often puzzled when an air conditioning unit still runs outdoors but no longer blows adequate air into the house. The problem may lie with a motor or fan in the system that has stopped working, a dirty filter, or a combination of issues.

Leaking

Air conditioner leakage is often ignored because homeowners believe it to be a non-issue. However, it may be the result of a drain blockage, and can also signal improper installation.

Warm Air

An air conditioner that has stopped blowing cool air may have a dirty filter or coil, be improperly maintained outdoors, or be low on refrigerant. When this happens, homeowners may also notice that the outdoor unit has frozen up.

Inconsistent or Continuous Running

If a unit is shutting off and on abruptly, is running inconsistently rather than maintaining the indicated temperature in the home, or is running continuously, several technical factors could be at play. A professional assessment will be required to pinpoint the problem.

Call an HVAC Repair Specialist

Misdiagnosing the source of an air unit’s problem can be a costly mistake, and attempting repairs yourself is always a health risk. Trust a HVAC repair specialist to check for any existing problems and ensure that your air conditioner runs properly, especially as the temperature rises and unit usage dramatically increases.

Is your home in need of an AC tune-up? Call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air today at (610) 325-9395 for the best services in Broomall!

How should I choose an HVAC technician?

Choosing an HVAC Contractor the Easy Way

 

HVACChoosing the right HVAC contractor is extremely important when you are looking to get a get a furnace or air conditioning system. There are many competitors in this field but the first thing that you need to do is determine whether a contractor has the necessary expertise and resources to get the job done well. This can be done through inquiry or research. Inquiry requires a little research just to find out what exact type of climate control system you want. Once that is done you can call any HVAC company and and ask if they have the capabilities to install your chosen unit. Unless, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” then you know this company does not have the equipment or expertise necessary to get the job done right.

Research is a second approach and one that can come in many forms. The first is the internet. People write tons of reviews about everything and that includes HVAC companies. Websites like Homeadvisor.com and Angieslist.com have detailed reviews, ratings, and even How To’s. Do not allow any company to give you a quote without knowing what it “should” cost. If you do not feel like researching then the best option is to simply look up the average price for the job you want done and make sure it matches the offers you get. Finally, research may involve looking at the company’s membership of organizations like Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

However, the best kind of research comes from friends and family. There are at least half a dozen people in your social groups that have needed and HVAC contractor at one time or another. Who better to ask than someone you trust and care about? He or she can steer you in the right direction by telling you who to avoid, who did an excellent job, and who had the fairest price.

Is your Broomall home in need of HVAC services? Call John McCuen Plumbing & Heating & Air today at (610) 325-9395 for top-notch services!