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Why is Water Conservation Important?

Today, the average person uses about 80 – 100 gallons of water every day.

It’s easy to forget that water is a limited resource. This is where water conservation comes in. It would be impossible for us to live without water, so we need to wisely use the resources that we have left.

By being conscious of water conversation, we’re also saving energy. The majority of the world’s energy is used to filter and pump our water supply. Less CO2 will pollute the atmosphere when we use less hot water.

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Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental threats to human health. Considering that most Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, this is a major concern. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the levels of indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than the levels of pollutants outside. No wonder your eyes are itching!

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When preparing to leave your home for extended spring and summer vacations, one of the smartest things a homeowner can add to their prep list is installation of an indoor flood and water damage prevention system. Indoor water damage is one of the most common reasons people make claims on their home insurance, and repairing the leak and then the damage to walls, floors and furniture is a complicated and time-consuming process. The best way to address indoor flooding is to avoid it altogether.

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Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is honored to have been voted as a “Neighborhood Favorite” in more than 175 Kansas City metro neighborhoods by users of the App Nextdoor!

Residents in the cities of Overland Park, Roeland Park, Shawnee, Stilwell, Fairway, Kansas City, Mission, Leawood, Mission Hills, Raymore, Olathe, and Lenexa voted Anthony PHC as their preferred plumbing, heating & cooling service provider in a recent survey. Neighbors across the country have made over 17 million recommendations for their favorite local businesses on Nextdoor.

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HVAC Myths: Busted

Whether it’s a hot and humid summer afternoon or windy and cold winter morning in Kansas City your HVAC system is working hard to keep you comfortable. There are many misconceptions when it comes to your air conditioner and furnace and what certain do’s and don’ts that relate to them. Here are five misconceptions or myths that we will bust for you!

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To Buy or not to Buy a Home Warranty?

Many homes are sold with a home warranty which gives the seller a feeling of protection in case something happens during the first year the buyer owns the home. The theory being the buyer will look to the home warranty company for remedy and not come back on the seller. Of course, this is not always true and the buyer may very well come back on the seller.

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Home Equity Allows for Easy Financing with Kansas City, Missouri HERO Program

A new program, recently only available to west coast homeowners has come to Jackson County, MO. What makes the HERO Program so unique is that it provides the homeowner an opportunity to pay for an energy-efficient heating and cooling system through property tax financing. HERO offers flexible terms of 5-20 years, and the interest may be tax deductible. This program was established to help homeowners better afford to replace their old heating and cooling system with a higher efficiency system. Credit history is not the deciding factor. More homeowners qualify for HERO financing because approval is based on home equity and not credit score. Contact a HERO registered contractor who can answer all your questions. The HERO Program is brand new in Jackson County and not yet available in other counties in the Kansas City metro area. Anthony Plumbing Heating & Cooling is a HERO registered contractor. If you live in the following cities you are eligible for the HERO program; Blue Springs, Buckner, Grandview, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Independence, Kansas City, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lee’s Summit, Levasy, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Pleasant Hill, Raytown, River Bend, Sibley, Sugar Creek, and Unity Village.

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A permit is more than a piece of paper. It has everything to do with safety and a job done right. The HVAC industry reports that 90% of heating and cooling systems are installed improperly. Many offenders are minor but some are downright deadly. These installations involve electricity, natural gas, and vent gases (potential CO dangers). Some contractors skip the permit to save costs.

Only a licensed, insured, and bonded contractor can obtain a permit; something to think about if a contractor tells you the permit is not important. And permits are required by every county on both side of state line in Kansas City. A permit assures a second look by a city inspector who is trained to look for and recognize any faulty, shoddy, and dangerous installation shortcuts.

Whether you are in Kansas or Missouri, and you want your heating and cooling system installed properly, safely, and to code, make sure you have that piece of paper.

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Water Heater with Sediment Buildup

Plumbing Tune-Ups

You’ve probably heard of a furnace and air conditioner tune-up, but many Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling customers are not familiar with a plumbing system tune-up. Just what is it? What does it include? What can you expect?

 

You Don’t Have to Live with Bad Plumbing

A plumbing tune-up is a great way to keep the plumbing system in your entire house running smoothly. Most homeowners don’t think about their plumbing until something breaks, but I’ll bet you can think of a sink that drains too slowly or a shower head that has a partially clogged sprayer or a faucet that drips in your home. It’s very rare that a home’s entire plumbing system is in perfect working order. That’s why homeowners really like our Anthony plumbing tune-ups.

What to Expect with a Plumbing Tune-Up

When Anthony comes to your home to perform a plumbing tune-up, we check the entire house from outdoor water faucets to washing machine hoses. We make sure everything is working properly and let you know if any items require repairs to avoid possible future disaster. We tell you upfront if we need to repair or replace anything so there’s never a sticker shock. Here are a few of the services we perform:

  • Sinks, Faucets, and Drains – we make sure all faucets are running freely and the water is draining rapidly.
  • Toilet, Tubs, and Showers – we make sure all toilets are flushing and filling properly and shower heads are spraying freely with no leaks.
  • Washer, Dishwasher, Sump Pump – we check for small leaks that are hard to see behind appliances and under cabinets. We perform a sump pump test to make sure it is operating properly.
  • 10-Point Water Heater Tune-Up – over time, your water heater builds up with sediment that insulates the heating element making it less effective. With a water heater tune-up, we will drain your water heater and remove any sediment and check to make sure it is working properly, there are no leaks and the temperature is set where no one will accidentally scald themselves, especially small children.

Benefits of a Plumbing System Tune-Up

Plumbing tune-ups lower future repair costs – and can prevent major damage by catching small problems before they become costly surprises. They also find leaks and keep you from wasting water and paying a higher usage bill. You may notice an increase in water pressure once your pipes are all working the way they were designed to work. From sump pumps to garbage disposers, every home could benefit from a plumbing system tune-up. Give Anthony PHC a call and we’ll come to your home for a plumbing inspection. Call (913) 384-4440 or (816) 285-4440 today.