Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘West Chester’

HVAC Trouble: Is It Your AC or Your Ducts?

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

This summer, you’re going to need reliable air conditioning. This isn’t just about your air conditioner, though. It might have all the cooling power, but that can only be turned into cool air distributed throughout your house thanks to your ductwork. A problem in either part of your HVAC system could quickly turn into a miserable, overheated summer.

If you need both your air conditioner and your ductwork to be in good working order, how can you tell which is the problem when something does go wrong? Some HVAC troubles are pretty clearly caused by the AC unit, some are definitely the ducts. Others could be either. Here’s what you should know.

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Overflowing Toilet? Here’s What to Do

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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We all know the feeling of trying to flush a toilet and realizing things aren’t going the way we want them to. Gradually, our level of panic increases as we worry that the filling won’t stop. As the toilet water overflows, so do our frantic emotions. But this is no time to freak out! You need to keep a cool head on your shoulders.

When this problem occurs, the best way to stay calm is to already know how to handle it. When you have a plan, you can simply execute the steps of the plan with no need to figure things out in the middle of a stressful moment. What should you do when your toilet overflows? We’ll give you a step-by-step plan so you won’t panic.

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Here’s How Regular Heating Maintenance in Fall Benefits You

Monday, September 25th, 2023
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Have you noticed that the air is feeling more crisp and less humid, and the evenings are cooling off? Have you spotted Halloween decorations popping up at stores and on your neighbors’ front steps? Do you know what that means?

It’s time to schedule your heating maintenance!

There are many benefits to having heating maintenance done each fall. Here are some of the most significant ones.

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The Most Common Causes of Clogged Drains

Monday, September 11th, 2023
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It is thoroughly unpleasant to have a clogged drain in your home. Whether you’re standing ankle-deep while you’re trying to take a shower, or your kitchen smells like dirty dishwater because your sink is full of it, this is not something you want to have to deal with. The best way to avoid clogged drains is to know how they happen. Most clogged drains are caused by one of these things. Lower the risk that it’ll happen to you! 

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Our Best Tips for Lowering Your AC Bills

Monday, June 5th, 2023
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In our area, people generally spend more on heating than they do on air conditioning over the course of the year. But a good portion of your electric bill throughout the summer is going to be due to trying to keep your home cool. Running your air conditioner constantly can be quite expensive, but we’ve got some great suggestions for how to make it less costly to cool your home.

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Ways Your AC Warns You of Problems With Sounds

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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With many complex systems, one of the first clues when something goes wrong is that the sound the system makes has changed. If you’ve ever noticed a click, clunk, or rattle when you’re driving your car that it never made before, you understand what we’re talking about. Air conditioners do the same thing. When issues develop, more often than not, they cause the AC unit to make surprising noises. How can you tell what the noises mean? Read on, and we’ll tell you.

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