Each year as the holidays roll around, we all look forward to festive food, music, family and fun. Undoubtedly, lights and decorations are a significant part of the festivities and are a great way to warm up the ambiance of your home. Having said that, because we do live in the dry state of Colorado, electrical problems and fires can be caused by neglecting to properly hydrate your tree. This is a reminder to water your tree and avoid any potential electrical problems in your home this holiday season!
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We all appreciate the ability of a thermostat to keep us toasty warm in winter and cool in summer without having to manually turn your Denver heating and cooling systems on or off. The thermostat in your home works faithfully day and night to keep your home’s temperature stable and you probably never think about it much. But what if the thermostat is giving you a faulty reading? What if it stops working, or doesn’t turn the furnace off when it’s supposed to? You could be losing hundreds of dollars in energy costs if your thermostat decides to take a vacation. If you suspect that there’s a problem with your thermostat, take the following steps to check its accuracy and determine if it’s time to replace.
How to Check Your Thermostat for Accuracy
An inaccurate thermostat will cause your Denver heating and cooling systems to operate at less than optimum efficiency. The good news is that it’s easy to check the accuracy of your Centennial home’s thermostat. Tape an old-fashioned glass thermometer to the wall next to your thermostat. To ensure accuracy, put a couple layers of paper towel between the thermometer and the wall. Leave in place for at least fifteen minutes. If the thermostat registers a different temperature, you know its accuracy is off.
What To Do If Your Thermostat is Inaccurate
Fortunately, an inaccurate thermostat is fairly easy to fix. Try one of the following options before calling a Centennial heating and cooling professional:
∙ Clean the thermostat. Sometimes, dirt can get trapped under the cover and on the contact points, causing a faulty reading. Simply remove the cover and rub with a lint-free cloth. Then, repeat the thermometer test to determine whether your thermostat is now reading accurately.
∙ Replace the batteries. Sometimes fixing an inaccurate reading can be as simple as changing out the batteries. Check your product manual to find out what kind of batteries your model needs.
∙ Check for air coming in around the thermostat. If the hole for wires behind the thermostat is too large, air could be flowing in from behind the wall, causing the faulty reading. You can use caulk to seal the edges of the thermostat, stopping the air flow.
If none of these measures fix the problem, it may be time to replace your thermostat. A Centennial heating and cooling professional can help you with the installation process.
Choosing a New Thermostat
Digital thermostats often give more accurate readings than other models. One way to save money on your energy costs is to ask your Denver heating and cooling professional to install a programmable thermostat that allows you to program different temperatures for different times of day. You can set the temperature higher or lower during the day when you’re not home, and then adjust the setting in time for you to arrive home to a pleasant temperature.
Call 303-436-2525 to speak with a Denver heating and cooling professional.
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Plumbline services can answer your energy questions and assist with all your heating and cooling needs.
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It is easy to perceive our Denver water supply as an abundant, endless resource that we have access to at any point and time in our day. So why conserve? Water is Colorado’s most precious natural resource. How we manage our water supply affects our present and future in nearly every aspect. Conserving water is a smart way to save money and help out the environment. Although you may not think about it, wasting even small amounts of water consequently means that we have less available water for dry times that will inevitably occur again. At Plumbline Services, we want to remind our Denver residents about the different ways that you are able to conserve water in your home.
Help for your Littleton heating needs is now as close as the tap of a screen. Plumbline Services makes your Littleton heating needs disappear with friendly and professional service, with a great team of fast and efficient technicians. There is no job too small and no request that could come in too late. Plumbline’s technicians are at the ready to assist you with all of your heating needs, regardless of makes and models or how old the system is. Our service providers will make sure your needs are met.
Getting ready to remodel the bathroom in your Englewood home? Before you dive into the fun of choosing colors and decorating, it’s important to make sure you’ve taken care of any potential plumbing problems or updates that need attention. No matter how beautiful your bathroom looks, you’ll be dissatisfied if the toilet runs or the sink doesn’t drain properly. A professional Denver plumber can help you accomplish each of these routine updates quickly and easily, making your bathroom remodel a slam-dunk success.
- Update the shower head to conserve more water.
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Here at Plumbline Services, we enjoy not only ensuring the satisfaction of our customers, but we also enjoy the intangible benefits of giving. As the colder, winter months are approaching, the Plumbline Staff gathered together and put together supplies for 200 plus people. For the second consecutive year, we spent an entire morning putting together supplies for the less fortunate. We are excited about spreading some holiday cheer and believe that the recipients will be extremely grateful for the help during the cold months.
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Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it’s about that time to bust out your spookiest Halloween decorations and outfits. Celebrating Halloween is a fond and cherished holiday that involve some of the most memorable traditions for you and your family to participate in together. This year, continue to fun times and avoid the headaches. When you sit down to create your Jack-O-Lantern masterpiece, remember to never pour pumpkin pulp down the drains or into your garbage disposal.
Pumpkin Pulp Will Clog Drains
With the convenience of bottled water being around just about every corner you go, it may seem as if in-home water filtration systems are a frivolous investment. If you are not consciously thinking about how much money a day, week, month or year that you are spending on bottled water, you may be surprised to find that you could be losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on bottled water. The current economy that we live in demands that consumers look for ways to cut costs. Investing in a water filtration system from Plumbline Services may be just the solution you need.
What’s worse than a clogged toilet? Nothing, except maybe a toilet that’s overflowing all over the bathroom floor! If your toilet is overflowing, try these emergency measures. Remember, though, that serious problems may need the attention of a professional Denver plumber.
- Turn off water to the toilet. There is a valve behind the toilet that will shut off the water flow. This is an essential step to prevent a big mess and minimize potential water damage to your floor. Even if the toilet hasn’t actually overflowed yet, it’s still a good idea to turn off the water if the bowl is filling up more than it should.
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At Plumbline Services, we are well aware that many homeowners don’t particularly care to know everything about their plumbing system, especially since your local Denver Plumbers specialize in this area and can fix your problems quickly and efficiently. However, there are a few things that we think every homeowner should be aware of in the case of emergency situations, and for general knowledge. Regardless of whether or not you are a do-it-yourself expert, it is important to be mindful of the following three categories of your home’s plumbing.
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