What to Do if Your AC Hasn’t Been Used in Months

It’s common knowledge that appliances can malfunction if they haven’t been used in a while. But does this apply to air conditioners as well? In general, if you haven’t used your air conditioning unit for three or four months, it should still work just fine when you turn it on for the first time since

The Usual Suspects Behind Water Discoloration

Is tap water safe to use if there’s some discoloration? It depends on the cause, and the color can give you an idea of what’s causing it.  Here’s an overview of the usual suspects behind water discoloration:

How to Locate & Operate Your Main Water Shut-Off Valve

Knowing how to shut off your home’s main water supply is just as important as knowing how to reset a circuit breaker, particularly in situations that require an appointment with an emergency plumber. Here Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., discusses how to locate your home’s main water shut-off valve and why this is important. 

The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Heat Loss This Winter

The cold, frosty winter season is here. Now is undeniably your last chance to fix up your heating equipment and make sure it’s ready to go before firing it up. In addition, you should also think about ways that you can prevent heat loss to effectively boost your home’s energy efficiency and save on energy

Dealing With Water Heater Leaks

As with dripping water from air conditioning units, you should never overlook a water leak coming from your water heater. What seems like a minor issue now can actually become a major headache later on, leaving your home vulnerable to water damage and mold formation. But how exactly do you deal with a leaking water heater?

4 Things to Check Before Turning on the Furnace

A furnace, also known as a heater, is a piece of equipment that can heat up an entire room or building. The need for heating is most in demand during the frosty months of winter. It’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your furnace ready while you’re still enjoying the final days of

Plumbing Myths That Can Harm Your Pipes

You don’t have to search for plumbing, air conditioning or furnace prices to know that replacing these units in your home can be expensive. Even having someone over to do repairs can be just as costly. While there are certainly problems that are out of your control, surprisingly a lot of common technical calls to the local

Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Air Conditioner Efficiency

According to the Department of Energy, as much as half of an average home’s annual utility costs go toward heating and cooling. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to improve your air conditioner and make the most out of your central air conditioner cost. In today’s post, Countryside shares some things that you

Dealing with Resin Bead Clogs

Have you noticed orange or yellow beads in the toilet, sink or bathtub? While not exactly toxic or harmful when handled, these beads will cause problems with your plumbing if overlooked. Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., the leading provider of high efficiency furnace systems, expounds on resin beads, what they do  and how to get rid of

What Can You Expect During An HVAC Repair Service?

HVAC experts attest that routine maintenance is key to preserving the comfort of your home. From air conditioning units to electric heaters, a timely HVAC repair service can help optimize the benefits of your cooling and heating systems and prevent further problems with components. If you’re a new homeowner or simply an HVAC service first-timer, this