Pilot Light

Why Does My Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

November 6, 2015

The most common reason that your pilot light on your water heater keeps going out is a damaged, bent or dirty thermocouple. A thermocouple device that measures temperature. More importantly it is the device that regulates the gas flow inside your water heater or furnace. It has two wires. One sits near the thermostat and…

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Digital Thermostat

Thermostat Troubleshooting

October 19, 2015

What is a Thermostat? A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes a switch to open or close. By opening or closing, the switch completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating or cooling system. Why won’t my furnace turn on? Sometimes the most obvious solutions to a…

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Different Types of Furnaces

September 25, 2015

There are three different basic types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at COMPANY NAME can assist you…

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XR95 Gas Furnace Eller Services Plumbing Heating Cooling

How Does My Gas Furnace Work

September 3, 2015

How Does My Gas Furnace Work? Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter. With a pilot light, the regulator…

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Bradford White water heater

Save Money By Replacing Your Water Heater Before April 2015

January 29, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), issued energy-efficiency mandates for almost all residential (and some light-duty commercial) gas, electric, oil and tankless water heaters. These mandates go into effect on April 16, 2015, at which time manufacturers must comply with the new standards. With the…

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Bradford White Defender Water Heater

Bradford White Defender 50 Gallon 65,000 BTU Water Heater

December 4, 2014

BRADFORD WHITE DEFENDER 50 GALLON, 65,000 BTU I’ve read about the Rinnai, the A.O. Smith Vertex & NEXT Hybrid and they look a little high tech for me & my family. What are some more efficient conventional tank water heaters? In a world of options, for some, less is more. For these people who do…

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Sump Pump Back-Ups: The Basics

November 1, 2014

Sump pumps are important devices for homes with above average ground water. However, like all mechanical devices, they sometimes fail. Having a back up sump pump system is important for the times when the primary pump has failed. This will help prevent water damage to property and belongings in a basement. What options exist for…

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Vertex Tank Water Heater

A.O. Smith Vertex Tank Water Heater

September 29, 2014

Water heaters using tanks are the more conventional way of heating water. Tank heaters store pre-heated water in tanks where the water is immediately ready for use. With modern technology, improvements and innovations have come to the tank water heater enabling them to produce more hot water faster. These are a few of these new…

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5 Things You Need to Know About R-22 Refrigerant and Your Air Conditioner

June 25, 2014

Many homes still have older air conditioning units that use R-22 refrigerant. So far this year, the cost of R-22 has skyrocketed over 300%! With the change in laws and the rising cost of R-22, we put together these FAQs so you can understand why the price is rising and make an educated decision about…

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From Dan’s Yellow Pad

April 10, 2014

Dear Customer, Often, talking about the weather is considered “small talk” or something to discuss when you have nothing else to say. But when you live in Michigan, and your business is plumbing, heating and cooling, you take weather very seriously. During a change of seasons is when a lot of people find out that…

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