Expert Tips

Your Home’s Seasonal Maintenance Tasks

Your home is likely your biggest investment. It’s important to preserve its value, prevent expensive repairs, and ensure it’s a comfortable haven for you and your family. That’s where an annual home maintenance schedule comes in. Below, we'll provide a list of home maintenance tasks for each season. Spring Home Maintenance Tasks While you enjoy the outdoors and blooming flowers in spring, there are a few spring home maintenance tasks to tackle: Clean outdoor spaces: Prepare your outdoor living areas...
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Keeping Cool: The Guide to Cleaning Your AC Unit

High temperatures can get you hot under the collar when your AC stops working. Get your AC unit ready for the season by making sure it is running efficiently and effectively. This guide will walk you through how to clean your AC unit. The first thing to do when conducting any work on your HVAC system is to shut off the power to the unit at the unit and at the breaker box. How to Clean the Outdoor AC Unit...
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HVAC Protection & Tips for Extreme Cold

We all know that it can get incredibly cold around here in the winter. At Larry & Sons, we want to make sure that your heater works well, no matter how cold it gets. Here are our top tips for keeping that heat on all winter long, even on the coldest days. Turn the Thermostat Down Reduce strain on your furnace by turning down the temperature 3-5 degrees. Sure, you’ll be chillier at home, but you will have a lower...
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5 Most Common Furnace Problems

You probably don’t give your furnace much thought – until it fails. The good news is that many furnace problems are easy to correct. While it’s advisable to hire a professional when your furnace isn’t working properly, there are some issues that you may even be able to fix yourself. 1. Clogged or Dirty Filters Issue: Dirty or clogged air filters restrict airflow, causing your furnace to work harder than it needs to, making it less efficient. Solution: Regularly check...
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3 Things That Could Cause Your Water Heater to Burst

According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, a ruptured water tank is one of the top five causes of residential water damage. These incidents cost an average of $4,444 after the deductible is paid. A ruptured water heater may not be one of your top concerns, but it is actually one of the most common types of system failure. Is your water heater at risk of bursting? Here are three things that could cause your water heater...
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