Frequently Asked Questions About EV Charging

January 20, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About EV Charging Vehicles with electric engines are growing in popularity, and this comes with a wide range of questions about charging them. There are many misconceptions about EV charging, so here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle? The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle entirely depends on the type and size of the battery and the charger you’re using. Generally speaking, it takes between

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10 Things to Check Before Calling a Technician for HVAC Problems

January 18, 2023

Are your energy bills suddenly getting higher than normal? If so, your HVAC system may be the culprit. Unless it’s an emergency, the best course of action isn’t to immediately call in a technician but to do some troubleshooting first. Below is a guide that will help you through all the steps you can take to try to diagnose problems with your HVAC system before calling in professionals for costly repairs or replacements. After reading this, you should have a checklist of things you can easily inspect. 1. Check the Filter A clogged

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What Type of Plumbing Issues are Considered an Emergency

January 10, 2023

Common Home Plumbing Emergencies You May Experience A plumbing emergency can quickly ruin your schedule for the day. You may wake up one morning to find your yard flooded or your kitchen sink full of wastewater. It can be difficult to know what to do to minimize damage and avoid potential repairs. Learning more about common plumbing emergencies can better equip you to handle them when they happen in your home. You’ll also be able to figure out more easily what to do to get your household back on track. Call us immediately for emergency

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5 Questions to Ask About an Electrical Panel Replacement

December 19, 2022

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before an Electrical Panel Replacement Electrical panels are an integral part of your home, but just like any other mechanical device, they can wear out and malfunction. If your home’s electrical system is outdated or if it was installed before there were any safety standards for installing components, it’s time for an upgrade or replacement. The following covers the five most important questions you should answer when determining if you need an electrical panel replacement. 1. Do You Want to Add a Few Additional Projects? You probably have some

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How Do I Locate My Main Shut Off Valve

December 9, 2022

Where Is Your Main Shut-Off Valve? When it comes to your water system, it is important to know where the main shut-off valve is for your particular system. Every system is slightly different, so it’s important to know what kind of system you have and be somewhat familiar with it to locate your main shut-off valve. If you are unsure about which valve is the main shut-off valve or if you’re having issues with your system, call your local plumbing company and they will be able to help with the repairs and show you where the valve is.

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Do I Need To Cover My HVAC System In The Winter?

December 1, 2022

What You Need to Know About Covering Your HVAC System This Winter Installing new and highly efficient HVAC equipment in your Fox Valley, Wisconsin home can cost quite a bit. Quality heating and cooling equipment ranks among the most expensive improvements that homeowners can make, but it’s also among the most essential. Without it, it’s more difficult to remain safe and comfortable indoors when the outside temperatures plummet or soar. Thus, as winter comes rolling in, you may be tempted to cover HVAC system’s outside components. Following are several reasons why you shouldn’t. AC Equipment Manufacturers

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Frequently Asked Electrical Wiring Questions

November 18, 2022

Many homeowners have questions about electrical wiring but are unsure where to start. Are you curious about what might go wrong with your electrical wiring? Are you concerned about safety and want to be sure that you’re taking the necessary precautions for your home or office? This post will answer some of the most common questions that clients ask us about wiring. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and some answers to help you out. The blog covers everything from basic concepts to more complex issues so that you can feel confident in your

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Tips for Prepping Your Plumbing for the Upcoming Holiday Season

November 8, 2022

When the holiday season rolls around, many people are worried about buying presents and putting up decorations. However, have you thought about your plumbing system? If you plan on entertaining at your home over the holiday season, there are some necessary steps that you’ll want to take to successfully prepare your plumbing for the higher traffic demand. Turn Off Your Hose Piping Before the freezing cold weather hits, you should turn the valve off for your outdoor water. Make sure that you adequately drain the pipe and your hose. If you don’t want to go through

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How Weather Affects Your HVAC System

November 1, 2022

The weather in Fox Valley, Wisconsin can go from below-zero temperatures in the winter to heat waves reaching the triple digits in the summer. The following are some of the ways these swings in weather conditions can have an impact on your HVAC system. Cold Weather and Dust Buildup When outside temperatures are cold, your system needs to work harder to circulate air in your home in order to maintain a warm indoor temperature. As this happens, it collects a larger amount of dust and debris. Debris build-up impairs the performance of your

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Prep Your Standby Generator and Keep It Going All Winter

October 17, 2022

A standby generator is a smart addition to any home or commercial building. If the power goes out due to a downed line, blackout or any other issue, the generator will ensure that you still have electricity. Having the power go out during the winter can be an especially serious issue. Without electricity, you won’t have any heat, and the temperature inside could quickly get cold enough for your pipes to freeze and possibly burst. Even if you have a gas furnace for heating, your system still won’t run as electricity is required to run

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