Every year, the cold weather brings a unique set of challenges in the HVAC and Plumbing world. As temperatures drop, the importance of a well-maintained plumbing system is extremely important! Frozen pipes can wreak havoc, leading to costly repairs and water damage. Proper insulation and preventative measures, such as letting faucets drip to prevent freezing, are crucial. Beyond that, hot showers and functional heating systems become lifelines, making plumbing essential for comfort and well-being during those winter months. So, while it might be easy to take our plumbing for granted, it's in the winter that its significance shows, keeping our homes warm, our pipes flowing, and our lives running smoothly.
With the summer heat still in full effect, it can be hard to get in the mindset of having your heating system serviced. Though, now that the fall months are here, it’s important as a homeowner to start thinking about getting your heating systems ready for the upcoming cold months. But when is the right time to start maintaining your heating system as the summer comes to a close?
The quality of the air we breathe is an important factor in our overall health and well-being. While we often think of air pollution as something that occurs outside, the truth is that the air inside our homes can also be a source of pollution and can have a significant impact on our health.
Finding a water leak in your home can not only cause damage and stress, but can also lead to water waste and an increase in your water bill. Being able to detect when there's a water pipe leak is important to know as a homeowner, so that you can detect the issue early, and be quick to action when solving it.
Ensuring that your HVAC and plumbing systems are running well, efficiently, and without damage is among many of the reasons to have a regular check up, not to forget it can help you save some money in the long run. With Gilman’s G-Club VIP maintenance membership plan, not only can you reap the benefits of having a regular check up on your HVAC and plumbing equipment, but you can rest assured the work is done right.
The summer season is just around the corner! In a few weeks, it will be time to turn on your air conditioner to escape the heat and humidity that Virginia summers are known for. Now is the time to start prepping your HVAC unit so you can avoid unnecessary breakdowns that will not only cost you money, but your comfort. Here are a few easy steps you can take ahead of the warmer weather:
Low water pressure is one of the most common inconveniences that homeowners face with their plumbing system. It can impact all aspects of daily life, like showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry. While many variables can impact your water pressure, here are the most common causes of low water pressure:
When was the last time you had your HVAC system inspected? If you can’t remember, now is a great time to schedule a maintenance appointment. Regular maintenance appointments can help ensure the longevity of your system and even reduce your energy bills. You should have a professional inspect and maintain your HVAC system so they can:
Are you looking to save money on your energy bill each month? While heating and cooling costs can fluctuate depending on the season, there are a few steps you can follow year-round to cut down on your bill while still staying comfortable:
In recent years, mini-split AC units have become a popular alternative to traditional ducted HVAC units. While there are many benefits of mini-split AC units, one stands out among the rest: affordability. If you’re a homeowner looking to save money on heating and cooling your home, it might be time to consider a mini-split AC unit. Here are just a few ways that you can save money by switching to a mini-split unit:
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes family dinners, parties with friends and co-workers, and other large events. If you’re hosting guests this year, it’s important to keep their comfort top of mind. That means making sure your heating system is at peak performance. However, there are other small steps you can take to keep your home warm for the holidays:
Mini-split AC units are one of the most popular alternatives to traditional ducted HVAC systems, and for good reason. If you aren’t familiar with mini-split AC units, check out our blog post for an in-depth explanation. In short, these units are designed to deliver heated or cooled air into living spaces that your home’s main system can’t reach. Here are a few common benefits of installing a mini-split AC unit in your home:
Do you have a room or area of your home that is typically hard to heat or cool? It might be time to consider installing a mini-split AC unit. These units are smaller than traditional AC units and are designed to deliver heated or cooled air directly into the living space. They also don’t require any ductwork and can be controlled independently of the home’s main system.
If you own a river home and notice that your indoor temperature tends to fluctuate more than normal, you aren’t alone. River homes typically have more window and glass than traditional homes. While they might give you great views of the outdoors, windows are also a major source of heat loss and gain in your home. This means that during the summer and winter months, certain rooms in river homes can become very uncomfortable. That’s where mini-split AC units come in.
During the summer, your sprinklers are running constantly to keep your lawn looking pristine. But what happens when something goes wrong? Believe it or not, sprinkler problems are incredibly common this time of year. Here are a few typical issues you might encounter: