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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Regular Plumbing and AC Maintenance and Troubleshooting is Always a Good Idea

When you own a home, proper maintenance of your heating and cooling systems and plumbing are necessary. It helps you to conserve water and save on energy bills. Having faulty-working plumbing parts cause more expensive issues later, and throw money out of the window. If you are living paycheck-to-paycheck as most people do, you cannot afford to spend money unnecessarily.

Plumbing leaks not only affect your pipes and water pressure, but they can also cause damage to your home. Many people fall into the habit of forgetting about their plumbing when it’s working well. This also goes for your air conditioner. If it is working well, then don’t fix it. Then all of a sudden something happens that creates an emergency, and we go into a panic mode. All of that can be avoided by having your plumbing and HVAC systems looked at on regular bases. Preventative maintenance is low-cost to make sure that everything stays in working order.

Know the System

The first thing the new homeowner should do is learn where their plumbing is and how it works. A surprising number of people, for example, don’t know where their septic tank or its drainage field are located. They Continue reading

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