The Pros and Cons of HVAC Maintenance Plans

For older HVAC units, repairs can be a frequent requirement. Over time, the cost of these repairs adds up, becoming less and less practical compared to the cost of having new equipment installed. One alternative is to sign up for a maintenance agreement from your local HVAC company, which could cover either minor repairs or heavily

Does Poor Water Pressure Indicate a Plumbing Problem?

  Low water pressure is one of the most frustrating problems for homeowners, especially those with upper-story homes. In this post, Countryside shares tips on how to determine if your problems with low water pressure indicate a plumbing problem, and when to search online for “plumbing and A/C repair near me”.

Tips on Setting Your HVAC Before Going on Summer Vacation

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when going on summer vacation is forgetting about their HVAC system. The air conditioner has to remain in operation in order to control the heat and humidity inside the house, even when its empty. If you fail to take these necessary precautions, your cooling equipment may underperform or

How Does HVAC Figure Into Basement Finishing Projects?

When finishing a basement, your HVAC system is one of the first things you need to consider. Now that you’re converting your unfinished area into livable space, comfort should be one of your top priorities. To see how your heating and cooling equipment will figure into the planning of this home improvement project, ask yourself

Are Your Heating and Cooling Systems Ready for Spring?

Your home’s heating and cooling system plays a crucial role in maintaining good indoor air quality, or IAQ, in your home. Never has this been more important than during allergy and hay fever season–also known as spring. Protect your family members from pollutants and allergens by following these simple steps to “spring-proof” your HVAC units. Let our

Save Floor Space and Energy With Tankless Water Heaters

Our specialists at Countryside Plumbing & Heating have noticed a rise in the demand for tankless water heaters, particularly in recent years. Hot water tanks have long been a staple of water heating systems in American homes, but discerning homeowners recognize that they have several drawbacks. So what are tankless water heaters, and are they

An Overview of Heat Pump Types

A heat pump is an energy-efficient way to control your home’s indoor temperature. In fact, you can save up to 50% on your utility bills with the right size and type of heat pump compared to more traditional heating and cooling units. Its dual function is also a huge draw for most homeowners, working as

Improving the Efficiency of Your Heating System

As soon as HVAC systems show the first signs of problems, many homeowners start to think, “Who are the best heating and cooling contractors near me?” This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, asking for professional help is, of course, important. However, a lot of common heating problems can be avoided simply by keeping your heating

4 Common Water Pipe Noises and Their Causes

Persistently noisy water pipes usually indicate a problem, which should be addressed by a plumbing professional as soon as possible. Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. shares some of the most common causes of noisy water pipes.

Making Your Heating and Cooling System More Pet-Friendly

The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that as of 2017, 68% of U.S. households have pets. This encompasses a variety of animals, but dogs and cats are the most common. To many, pets are practically parts of the family, often making the necessary changes to their homes in order to accommodate the needs of their