It's no secret that the summer heat in Richmond is hot! With temperatures already in the 90s, the G-Man is sharing the top tips to survive this summer!
We often think of cold weather being the only cause of plumbing problems. Frozen pipes are certainly a common plumbing issue, but the summer heat also creates some hazards. The G-Man shares a few tips on keeping your plumbing in tip-top shape as the temperatures rise.
You may think a dripping faucet is not really a big deal, or a small leaky pipe won't cause a problem. But, you are wrong. Just because a plumbing problem looks small, does not mean it cannot create massive damage.
Before you know it the warm weather will be here and you will be turning on your air conditioning to cool your home. As you get ready for spring, the G-Man has a few tips"
Have you noticed it takes longer for your home to warm up? Does your system seem to run all the time? It might be time for an upgrade to your HVAC system.
The G-Man shares 5 signs it's time:
Thinking about heading for warmer weather as winter bears down on Richmond? We don't blame you! But you do need to do a little prep work on your home before you go.
Brrrr it's getting cold in Richmond! As we crank the heat in our homes it is important to keep a few safety tips in mind:
As the temperatures drop, the heating bill goes up. While you want to stay warm this winter, you don't want to waste money. Here are a few tips on how to lower your heating costs:
It may still be warm in RVA, but winter is just around the corner. As the cold weather moves in, air conditioning units will be turned off and heating turned on. Even though your AC has worked well throughout the hot summer season, there are still a few things you should do before you forget about it for the next few months. The G-Man has a few tips on how to winterize your AC:
It has been a HOT summer in Richmond. We hit 100 degrees over the weekend and it surely won't be the last time. With these hot temperatures, your air conditioning may have some trouble keeping up. Here are a few quick and easy tips to keep your home nice and cool on these warm days:
Summer has just begun and RVA is already feeling the heat. With temperatures well above 90 degrees, are you prepared?
The G-Man has a few tips for surviving the summer in Richmond:
Our President, Winston Hancock, talks about celebrating 100 years with Gilman.
"Gilman has come a long way over the past 100 years. When we opened in 1917, our plumbers carried homemade wooden toolboxes and rode the trolley to service calls. At that time, two service calls a day was a lot. In 2017, we no longer take the trolley and our number of service calls per day has greatly increased with technology.
We wait all year for summer. We think fondly of the pool, popsicles, and trips to the beach. We tend to forget that summer comes with humidity and high energy costs. From running the air conditioner to driving to vacation, your costs can really add up.
Here are a few ways we can help you save some dough this season (at least on HVAC):
Winter may have held on longer than we wanted in Richmond, VA, but spring is finally here! Spring means sunshine, flowers and a need to turn on your air conditioning. Today the G-Man wants to tell you why it is so important to have a maintenance check for your air conditioning this year.
During the month of February, we can't help but think of love - love for your pipes that is. With the fluctuation in temperatures in Richmond this winter it is important to pay close attention to your pipes. The G-Man wants to share some quick ways to show your pipes some love: