Evans Plumbing Inc Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Twin Falls’

3 HVAC Innovations on the Market Today

Monday, April 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-systemsThe principles of air conditioning are reasonably simple, and new units still do the same work that old ones did fifty years ago. Granted, there have been some innovations along the way. Air conditioner used to be quite expensive and many homes couldn’t afford it. (Movie theaters used to advertise air conditioning as a way of getting people to buy tickets.) Innovations in size and efficiency have made it possible for every home to afford an air conditioner, something that wouldn’t have been possible not so long ago.

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What You Should Know about Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 15th, 2018

money-green-homeEnergy efficiency is a hot topic in today’s world, and why shouldn’t it be? The more efficient a system is, the more you save on your energy bills. It’s easier than ever before to find something more efficient than a system you had 10 or 15 years ago, whether you’re upgrading a microwave, a dishwasher, or—as we’re here to discuss today—your heater.

Yes, heaters are far more efficient than decades ago, and the standards just keep going up. Here’s what you should know about the state of heating efficiency today: what to look for, what to avoid, and how to keep your heating system efficient.

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What to Know When Replacing a Bathroom/Kitchen Sink

Monday, January 1st, 2018

mother-daughter-vegetables-kitchen-sinkDo-it-yourself work is taking over kitchens and bathrooms everywhere. Stick-on tiles allow for beautiful tile backsplashes, for example, and more and more people are sharing their techniques online for adding paint and other personal touches to these rooms. However, some steps involved with revamping the kitchen or bathroom are not so easy to do yourself, especially when they involve your plumbing.

If you decide it’s time to replace your kitchen or bathroom sink, our best advice is to call in a plumber. In any case, there are some things that anyone should know before they begin the task of replacing the sink, faucet, and connections and sealing everything into place.

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The Most Important Factor in Selecting a New HVAC System

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

green-home-handHeating and air conditioning systems are a must-have for many homes throughout the country, which means they are often a “distress purchase” of sorts. Homeowners may only really buy a new heating system or a new air conditioner when it’s an emergency, leaving them little time to consider their options. In many cases, they simply stick with the cheapest system they can find, but we think this is a mistake.

Whenever possible, we think it’s important for homeowners to take the time to compare efficiency ratings and find the best HVAC system available for their homes. Today, we take a look at why this is.

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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning

Monday, July 31st, 2017

ac-pile-money-condenserSaving money on air conditioning can be tough, especially in the middle of summer when the heat and humidity leaves you wishing you could hang out in front of cold AC vents all day. You do try not to leave the air conditioner on for too long, but saving money shouldn’t mean having to shut off the AC system altogether.

Thankfully, you don’t have to work up a sweat while relaxing in your home in summer just to save on air conditioning. We’ve got some expert tips to help you stay cool without draining your savings.

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4 Things You Should Do to Prepare Your Plumbing for Spring

Monday, April 24th, 2017

glass-water-faucet-pourSpring is drawing near, and there are a few things our expert plumbers think you should never ignore if you want your plumbing system to work smoothly all summer long. Winter can leave a mess behind, and in a service area like ours—where winter damage and old pipes can be a dangerous combination—homeowners need to take action.

If you need help getting your home plumbing system into shape for the spring and summer, contact our plumbers. We can help clean the gutters, inspect the pipes, maintain or replace a sump pump, or do whatever you need to keep water and waste moving along smoothly!

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What You Should Know about Owning a Backflow Preventer

Monday, March 13th, 2017

backflow-prevention-largeA backflow preventer is a mechanical device that protects the health and safety of the people in your neighborhood. Regulations vary from state to state and city to city, but in general, most commercial properties and any home with an irrigation system should have a backflow preventer on site.

If you have a backflow preventer on your property, there are some things you should know about how to care for it properly. Keep the potable water supply safe by doing your part and scheduling regular backflow testing. Read on for more information and call our team for professional backflow testing in Twin Falls, ID.

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How to Check Your Sump Pump

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

plumbing-flooding-homeYou expect your sump pump to work reliably when you need it. But many homeowners who feel the same way find themselves surprised when they find their basements filled with water (and their sump pumps in need of replacement).

Spring is near, which means that your sump pump may need to take on some extra work as ice thaws and rain rolls in. Make sure your sump pump is working today, or get it replaced long before you have to shell out money to pump out the water and replace valuables. Find out how to check your sump pump in the guide below, and call our team for more information about sump pumps in Twin Falls, ID.

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What to Do about Burst Pipes in the Middle of the Night

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Of course, plumbing issues don’t typically wait until it is convenient for you to call a plumber. They can happen in the middle of a work day, late at night, or while you are on vacation. You can prevent pipes from bursting by shutting off the water while you go on vacation and making sure heat can reach the pipes when it is freezing outside.

But, overall, what’s important is that you know how to act fast in case a pipe does burst in your home at an inconvenient time. What would you do with burst pipes in the latest hours.

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4 Things to Do for a Safe and Healthy Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

This winter, don’t forget to do whatever you can to make your home a safe and healthy place. When you run your heating system, there’s a possibility of a carbon monoxide leak or another dangerous issue that could affect your family members, and that’s something you want to avoid at all costs. Here are our tips for making sure your home is safe and healthy all season long.

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