Monthly Archives: March 2017

For the up-and-coming plumbers in Kansas City

If you can understand the basic principles of nature, you can understand plumbing fixes. Think about gravity, pressure, and water and how the three interact to make your toilet flush, tub fill up, and faucet run. You don’t’ have to be an Anthony PHC plumber to get these concepts. In fact, we’ll even teach you how to repair some of your own plumbing problems!

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Outdoor Faucet Trouble

One of the most wasteful and neglected faucets in your home is the outdoor hose faucet. What you wouldn’t give for one that actually shuts all the way off ! In many cases, outdoor faucets drip because of long-term wear and tear, and it makes more sense to replace the faucet rather than repair the component.

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Things you should know when searching AC repair near me

Before we get into air conditioner repair, let’s give a brief history of the air conditioner and some vocabulary that should help you out. What an air conditioner essentially does is use energy to transfer heat from the interior of your home to the relatively warm outside environment. Before air conditioners were even a thing, people cooled their home by saving big blocks of ice. When these cooling machines became popular, they were rated according to their capacity by the equivalent amount of ice melted in a day. This lead to the term ‘ton’, which is still used in air conditioning lingo today. A ton is measured at delivering 12,000 British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour of cooling. Typically, a window air conditioner is less than one ton, and a large home central air conditioner is equal to five tons. Air conditioners are sized to meet a certain ‘load’ on the house and have a certain amount of refrigerant (charge). There’s also a particular amount of airflow that travels across the coils. All of these components work together in a delicate balance to give you a cool, dehumidified home.

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Prepare to not repair – AC repair Kansas City

Most HVAC work should be done by a professional, but you can take some steps yourself to ensure the longest life for your system.

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