Summertime Tips to Protect Your Home While on Summer Vacation

Family-owned Romark AC & Plumbing recommends that West Palm Beach residents follow these summertime tips while they are away on vacation.

For most people, summertime is a time to relax with family and take that summer vacation. When you leave your home for any length time, you want to have some peace of mind that there will be no disasters to deal with. Disasters such as a flooded bathroom or an unexpected fire can be prevented by taking a few simple steps such as the following:

  • Unplug all appliances: This will allow you to save money on your electric bill and reduce the risk of a fire. Unplug all electronics like the TV, stereo and computers and major appliances like the stove, microwave, washing machine, and dryer. If your water heater has a setting called vacation mode, then turn it on to save energy.
  • Program the thermostat: Set the temperature so it’s higher than the normal comfort level while you’re away but still safe for pets and plants. You can set the air conditioning to return to normal a few hours before you expect to arrive home. With a smart thermostat, you can even dial in the timing with remote Continue reading

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Why preventative maintenance on your air conditioner is so important

If you can’t remember the last time a you had a professional come out and check on your air conditioner, then you need to consider scheduling for an ac tune-up.

Your air conditioning system should be professionally serviced on a regular bases. This licensed technician will check the refrigerant gas levels, test the thermostat, and make sure all the internals are in good working condition, and replace anything that needs to be replaced. Just about every licensed air conditioner technician recommends that your air conditioner be serviced at least every 6 months.

Here are three main reasons why ac tune-ups are so important

An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.

1. Carbon monoxide leaks. That’s right – if your HVAC system hasn’t undergone regular maintenance, there is a chance that your equipment could be leaking carbon monoxide and other harmful chemicals. This, as many people know, is a deadly consequence of not properly maintaining a unit. By employing a professional from Romark AC & Plumbing, you can Continue reading

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DIY Tips to Maintain Your Plumbing and HVAC System

Your plumbing and HVAC systems are one of the most important aspects of maintaining your home. In order to preserve your home’s structure, it is recommended that you have a licensed professional come out and do these checks at least every six months. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize how important it is to check their pipes and drain fittings and air conditioning units until they encounter serious problems. This can either be because of ignorance, laziness or even because of lack of money. 

We should all know that plumbing and AC maintenance will help us save money, time and effort. For example, a running toilet or an overflowing sink can waste gallons of water and cause your water meter to spin out of control thereby causing your water bill to be outrageously high. When you own a home, treat it as an investment. Timely repair and replacement can actually reduce any further damage to your real estate property and as a result a loss of your investment.

Let’s assume that you do not have the money to pay a professional to come out to do your maintenance work. With that in mind, let us dive into some DIY maintenance tips Continue reading

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