Sewer Backup: Causes and Prevention

A sewer backup is one of the worst things that could happen to a residential plumbing system. Taking preventive measures and knowing what to do in the event that it does happen can save you a lot of future problems. Your local plumbing and radiant heat contractor Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc  share everything you

5 Reasons to Replace Indoor and Outdoor HVAC Units Together

If your HVAC system consists of an indoor and outdoor unit, it’s possible to have them replaced separately, should one become damaged beyond repair. But is this a good idea? In this blog, heating and air conditioning company Countryside explains the benefits of replacing both units at the same time when just one unit  breaks

Don’t Let Your Plumbing Freeze This Winter

Water behaves curiously at very cold temperatures. As the temperature falls, water contracts as expected until it reaches about 39 degrees Fahrenheit. At this point, it expands slightly as it gets closer to its freezing point. This expansion is what causes problems in many plumbing and air conditioner systems that circulate water during the wintertime.

How to Handle Winter Heating Failures

Winters in Wisconsin can be punishing, so it’s important to face the season well-prepared. Sometimes, however, preparations can fall short, and an unexpected storm or breakdown can leave you smack dab in the middle of the cold with no radiant heat to give you warmth. If this happens to you, don’t panic just yet; there

Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

The decision to replace household systems is straightforward for the most part. With a furnace, once you’ve determined that you need a new one, all you have to do is call your local HVAC company to find out the cost of a new furnace and it’s smooth sailing from that point forward. With water heaters, however,

The Basics of Hiring a Plumber

You never know when you’ll need the services of a good emergency plumber, so if you don’t already have a trusted plumber on your contact list, don’t wait for an emergency before looking for one. In this blog, Countryside Plumbing and Heating, Inc. discusses the basics of hiring a plumber. What Plumbers Do Plumbers generally

How to Find a Good Plumber

Finding quick, superior service for any home repair or project can be tough. Many homeowners admit they value trustworthiness and reliability even more than low prices, particularly when it comes to plumbing. This is pretty huge considering plumbing costs are almost on par with the typical cost of central air conditioning services.

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