Does Zoning Work With Smart Thermostats?

October 10, 2020

Smart thermostats are brilliant new innovations for controlling an HVAC system. Zoned systems help the HVAC system better distribute hot or cold air. Combining both systems might appeal to homeowners seeking the most modern HVAC setup. Integrating zoned setups with smart thermostats might be one more step toward “ultra-modernizing” a home. Is it even possible to combine smart thermostats and zoned systems, though? Generally, it is possible, depending on the compatibility between the zoning setup and the smart thermostat. What are the different zone systems? Before exploring that answer, it may be best to

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How To Determine if Your AC Needs Emergency Service

September 20, 2020

It can be a frustrating experience when your air conditioner suddenly stops working. To correct that situation or even prevent it from happening, you may need to seek professional assistance immediately. In this article, we look at some of the top signs that your system needs emergency services. Warm Air From Your AC Warm air is one of the common signs that the air conditioner might soon need significant repairs. However, many factors can cause your AC to discharge hot air when it should be cooling your home. You may want to start

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 8, 2020

At Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning, we strongly recommend pleated air filters compared to other filtration options. This suggestion might make you wonder, what is the advantage of a pleated air filter compared to my existing fiberglass solution? Unlike traditional fiberglass filters, pleated air filters are normally constructed from polyester, cotton, or paper sheets. The sheets are then folded into pleats, which significantly increases the filter’s surface area. The more surface area your air filter has, the more likely it’s going to trap dust, dirt, hair, mold, or other allergens. The Drawbacks of a Traditional Fiberglass Filter

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7 Cooling Myths Debunked

July 12, 2020

As with most things in life, the longer that something is used, the more myths begin to circulate about that particular object or topic. Home cooling is one such topic that has more than its fair share of myths. The problem with home-cooling myths is that these myths can cost you extra money in the form of higher utility bills or more frequent repairs on your system. Therefore, it’s important to lay these myths to rest to help you keep your Peoria home cool and do so in a way that maximizes efficiency. Myth 1: Your Home

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Hot Weather and Its Effects on Your AC System

June 12, 2020

When it gets hot outside, you immediately feel the effects. In extreme heat, you have to change your behavior by drinking more water, staying inside more, letting your car cool down before you hit the road, and more. When it comes to extreme heat, you’re not the only one affected. Your air conditioner feels the effects of extreme heat as well, resulting in different responses that you may or may not notice. To give you greater insight into your HVAC system, here is a basic guide from Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning to the effects of extreme heat on your

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Brothers Plumbing Money Saving Tips

April 22, 2020

Have a water softener installed Use hot water and baking soda to clean drains Keep your water heater at 120° F Don’t use liquid drain-unclogging products such as Drano. Use water-saving showerheads Switch to low volume toilets Schedule preventative maintenance check-ups once a year Don’t put anything down your drains or disposal that you can put in the trash Have your leaking faucets and fixtures repaired promptly Have your water heater flushed every 6 months to 1 year Have stainless steel or Flood Control supply lines installed to your faucets

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Reliable Plumber in Phoenix, AZ

April 22, 2020

For a locally owned and operated Phoenix, AZ, plumber that can deliver professional results and friendly service, contact Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning. Thanks to virtually no overhead, our team is able to offer highly competitive prices and fast, same-day service for most plumbing concerns facing your home or business. With 35 years of experience, our professionals understand the importance of providing services personalized to meet your specific needs. Indeed, from free estimates to cleaning before we leave the premises, we’re always looking for better ways to accommodate your budget and your lifestyle. At the same time, we pride ourselves on

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Ways to Prevent Sickness With Indoor Air Quality Products

April 15, 2020

During the winter season, you spend more time inside than any other time throughout the year. When that happens, you can get sick with a cold or the flu. There is an easy explanation for these issues: The indoor air quality is about two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air quality. The more time we spend indoors, the more likely we will get sick from germs, viruses, and bacteria. Many people are turning to air quality products to keep the indoor environment healthy for everyone. Your Indoor Air Quality With the cold

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10 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

March 20, 2020

It does not matter who you are, where you live, or the age of your home, a plumbing emergency can strike anyone. Sure, some homes and plumbing systems are more prone to issues than others, but problems eventually strike everywhere. Knowing when to call an experienced plumber is important. When you ignore an emergency, you can create major headaches with structural damage and hazardous waste. That’s why you should have a bit of background on the 10 most common plumbing emergencies. If you experience any of these, be sure to call for help rather than trying to

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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 20, 2020

There are many different types of heating systems available, depending on the specific needs of your building. The installation cost, energy efficiency, and cost of maintenance are all important considerations when choosing the right system. Here are the types of heating systems and how they work. Forced Air Heating The most commonly used heating system is the forced air system, in part due to their energy efficiency. These all rely on a circulating fan to move air around the space, drawing colder air in to be warmed, and then forcing it back out.

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