3 Signs That Your Plumbing System Needs Maintenance

Did you know that your plumbing system needs maintenance from time to time? It’s not like your HVAC system that requires twice-yearly service, but plumbing systems assessment every two years will ensure it’s in good working order. If your plumbing could benefit from professional attention more frequently, there are some definite signs to look for. Here are three of them.

#1: Your Pipes are Getting a Little Noisy

You should be able to hear the normal sounds of running water when you turn on the tap, but anything else could indicate a problem. Gurgling, bubbling, and sucking sounds are usually from water trying to go around a clog in the pipe. Things like hair and soap residue are common causes, but if left untreated can lead to bigger issues with your plumbing.

#2: Your Drains Running Slow

Have you noticed your drains are slower than usual? If you think your sinks, tubs, and showers take a little longer to empty, it could be the sign of a pipe clog or other issue. It might be a little annoying now, but it can lead to pipe damage and potentially flooding and water damage.

#3: Loss of Water Pressure

If you like a nice, strong shower but the water pressure has dropped recently, don’t ignore it. When you lose pressure, it could be the sign of a plumbing issue, including a broken, cracked, frozen, or clogged pipe, that requires attention.

If you notice anything unusual with your plumbing, it could be a sign that it requires service, repair, or maintenance. Don’t wait! Contact the best team in the area at Hill Plumbing and Air.

3 Tips to Save Money on HVAC This Year

The last couple of years have been challenging in many ways, and lots of homeowners are looking for simple solutions to help save money in 2022. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to do it. With these three tips for saving money on your HVAC this year, you’ll stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and your bank account will still feel some relief. Take a look.

Tip #1: Consider Upgrading Your Old Thermostat

Out with the old and in with the new doesn’t just ring true for the new year. If you’ve got an old and outdated thermostat, you aren’t doing your utility bills any favors. You can save a significant amount on your energy bills by upgrading to a smart thermostat. The newer technology allows you to program your heating and cooling preferences, so they adjust based on your lifestyle.

Tip #2: Give Your Dirty Filter the Heave-Ho

If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, it’s time. Ideally, you should replace your HVAC filter every 30-90 days, give or take, depending on the amount of dust, pollen, and pet dander you have in your home. A dirty filter will make your heating and air conditioning equipment work overtime because it must work harder to pull the air through the dirty and clogged filter. HVAC overtime means higher energy bills for you.

Tip #3: Don’t Forget to Schedule Maintenance

If you haven’t changed your filter recently, you probably haven’t scheduled HVAC maintenance either. It’s easy to forget in our busy lives, but it really can make a huge difference in how much money you spend monthly to heat and cool your home. A well-maintained system will use significantly less energy and require fewer costly repairs than a unit that doesn’t get the TLC it deserves.

Are you looking for more ways to save money on your HVAC costs this year? Contact the pros at Hill Plumbing and Air today.


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