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AC repair vs. AC replacement

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

air conditioner repair and maintenanceSummer in Arizona can be brutal!  With temperatures averaging a high of 110° degrees outside; we rely on our air conditioning units to provide us with refreshing coolness as we enter our homes.  However, if your air conditioning unit is old, or is suffering from one problem after another it may no longer be doing a very good job of cooling your home. If you need someone to come out and fix your air conditioner then call Blake & Sons Heating and Air.

This is when we at A-Peoria commonly encounter homeowner’s that are unsure as to whether or not they should pay to repair their air conditioner or replace it.  Quite honestly, it’s tough to know when it’s time to replace an old air conditioner, or if it will function again with a simple repair.  Here are some things we suggest you consider when contemplating AC repair vs. AC replacement:

How old is the unit? – If your air conditioner is less than 10 years old, chances are that a simple repair is all you’ll need to get it working optimally once again.  If the unit has been seriously damaged, or if it’s older than 10 years, you may want to consider replacing it with a high efficiency model.

Does it require constant repair? – Are you calling a professional air conditioning repair company more often than not?  Then it may be time to consider AC replacement.   This type of equipment can only handle so many repairs before they go belly up.

Are your energy bills higher than they should be? – As an air conditioner ages, it uses less and less bluon refrigerant, than a newer model would.  This can lead to it becoming more inefficient as time goes on.  If your energy bills have recently started creeping up for no apparent reason it may be time for an AC replacement.

If you’re trying to decide between AC repair vs. AC replacement , or you’ve already weighed your options, please feel free to give the air conditioning repair and replacement experts at A-Peoria a call at (623) 979-7223(623) 979-7223. We can answer all of your questions and provide you with quality on-time support.Air Conditioning Repair and Install Peoria, AZ

Conserving Water for the Future

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Conserve WaterIn Arizona, we want to ensure we have a long-term, sufficient water supply for generations to come. By practicing a low water-use lifestyle is a way everyone can help meet future needs, results in cost savings, decreases energy use, and helps preserve the environment.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources has put together several tools to help residents, business, communities and water providers come up with conservation strategies to help Arizonans learn how to reduce water use. Here a few of the recommended tips for your residence:

There are many steps you can take at your residence to limit the amount of water you use both indoors and outdoors. Indoors the main focus is on the heavy water usage areas such as laundry, bathroom, kitchens, and water heaters/treatment equipment.

To conserve water, make sure your appliances and toilets are water and energy efficient. There have been many advances over recent years in low-flow toilets, as well as energy efficient washers, dishwashers, and water heaters. Don’t forget to upgrade other items such as garbage disposals, showerheads, faucet aerators, and water purification systems to a low water use version. Be sure to hire a professional plumber to install any items involving piping or faucets.

Outdoors there are many ways to save water as well. The type of landscaping you have around your house will greatly determine how much water is required to keep up your property. Consider Xeriscaping which is a method of landscaping that utilizes drought resistant plants to conserve resources. There are many publications that advise how to use this method to landscape around your home.

If you have grass and use an irrigation system, insure that the system is finely tuned and free of leaks. Keep you irrigation on a timer and only use what you need to use.

Pools and spas, especially in Arizona, are another area where water can be wasted. Make sure you are using new, energy efficient pumps to help circulate the water. Using cartridge filters as oppose to sand or diatomaceous earth as the filters require far less backwashing. During the summer, use a pool cover to help reduce water evaporation in your pool. A reflective pool cover will help reduce the heat retention in your pool as well. The best solar pool cover is available at the market at present.

If you encounter any leaks or need a professional to help determine if you have leaks, please contact A-Peoria in Arizona today.

Furnace Maintenance – Home Heating Systems

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Did you know that those home heating systems that aren’t appropriately maintained may be less than fifty percent proficient? As the weather starts to cool down here in Arizona, the last thing you need to worry about is any kind of furnace failure! In order to stay clear of any furnace problems, it is highly recommended that you adhere to regular furnace maintenance.

Avoiding furnace maintenance can lead to expensive or even fatal consequences. Gas furnaces work by burning natural gas or propane. This involves a flame and ignitable material, therefore emphasizing the importance of regular furnace maintenance. Almost every gas furnace produces a little amount of carbon monoxide. Furnaces that haven’t been properly maintained increase the potential to produce a greater amount of carbon monoxide which could be deadly.

Regular furnace maintenance is key for a long-lasting well functioning furnace. Ensure your home is being heated safely and efficiently while lowering your energy bills.

SPECIAL: $39.00 – 14 Point Inspection on Furnaces Call A-Peoria Plumbing today! 623.979.7223

Furnace Maintenance

Happy Thanksgiving From Everyone At A-Peoria Plumbing!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-Peoria Plumbing

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Happy Thanksgiving From Everyone At A-Peoria Plumbing!

How To Conduct An Energy Audit On Your Home: Doors and Windows

Friday, November 9th, 2012

A-Peoria Plumbing Heating & Cooling thermostatWhy won’t my home heat up to the temperature that I set it on the thermostat?  Why does it feel so cold in here when I have the heat running? A lot of people have asked this question at one point or another.  Before you go running to buy a new heater, the issue may be that your home isn’t energy efficient.  Here are a couple of tips on how to audit your home for it’s energy efficiency. If you are having problems with your windows you can get home glass repair.

Door and Window Auditing

Doors and windows can be a huge source of heat loss in a home; heat can leak out between the edges of the doors and glass. So, next time you call Liberty Locksmith of Calgary to fix your door locks, do not forget that your next step is to ensure energy efficiency for door.  If you are loosing heat due to your windows check out https://windowrepairphoenix.com/custom-frameless-glass-shower-enclosures, they can help fix or install new windows for you.  Find out bay window benefits! Most homes in the USA don’t have proper filler around these areas to keep them energy efficient.  This process is called weather stripping and heat loss could be caused by this. To make your home energy efficient you will need to fill in these holes on the bottom, top and sides so that when your windows and doors are closed they fit snuggly up against the jambs.  If you are having trouble finding any leaks but you think that this is the problem you can light incense and run it along the jambs.  The smoke will help reveal any cracks or gaps you can’t see. When auditing your windows make sure to note what type of window pane it is (single or double) and which direction that they point.  You must also be aware of the fact that shutters go a long way in maintaining natural light in the rooms. So, if you are looking for answers to questions like “can shutters be fitted to any window?“, the link provided here shall be your saving grace. This will help you later on figuring out an energy savings plan that works for your home. Make also sure that the lock are in good working order. I’d recommend to check out Union Locksmith Las Vegas. Finally, if you wish to make your home sustainable, check out this related link.

How To Hire A Plumber: Pricing

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Pricing

Compare prices, but remember the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best plumber for the job. An experienced, qualified plumber may charge more for the work, but could save you money in the end by doing the job right and using the best materials.

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Courtesy of ARA Content

Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

How To Hire A Plumber: Clean Up

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Clean Up

Ask the plumber how he or she intends to leave the work area once the job is completed. You don’t want to be cleaning up after a plumber for hours after they’ve left your home. Also, ask about disruption during the project. For instance, if the plumber uses CPVC pipe, you won’t have to worry about metal/copper filings to pick up or oil that may spill on your carpet and flooring.

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Courtesy of ARA Content

Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Happy Mother's Day from everyone at A-Peoria Plumbing! (image via dailysmspk)

Happy Mother's Day from everyone at A-Peoria Plumbing! (image via dailysmspk)

How to Hire a Plumber: Questions To Ask

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Questions to Ask

When you have narrowed the list, ask two or three plumbers to your home to survey the job and provide a written estimate that includes a materials list. The contract should spell out the scope of the project, any items that are excluded and the payment terms.

When obtaining a quote, one of the most important questions to ask your plumber is the type of materials to be used. Remember, a plumbing part defect has the potential to cause water damage to your home or create an indoor swimming pool in what once was your basement. Look for:

Quality Materials

Reliability and Proven Performance

 

In addition to inquiring about quality materials, other questions to ask a potential plumber include:

Length in business/references

Permits

Service Guarantees

Safety Commitment

Clean Up

Pricing

 

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623-979-7223

Courtesy of ARA Content

Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

About Us!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
One call and we can take care of all your plumbing ,heating and air conditioning needs, as well as asbestos removal. We can complete virtually any project for you whether it’s residential or commercial.We serve the Sun Cities, Peoria, Surprise, Glendale and the Entire Northwest Valley.

Need a plumber? From a dripping faucet, to a faulty water heater, to installing a water softener, to a complete re-plumb, we are the experts!

Heating and cooling needs? We service and install most major brands of air conditioners and heat pumps including American Standard & Goodman.

Want us to check for asbestos? If you think that your house may have had it installed, and would like to check the state that it is in, we can do so for you! If it is in any state of disrepair, it is a critical health risk. We’ll remove it safely for you!

 

 

Larry Moore, Sr. 1965 – Retired 1990

Larry Moore Sr. At the age of 26 founded A-Peoria Plumbing Service in downtown Peoria in the back room of Al’s Shoe Shop (Father-in-law’s Business) Located on the corner of 83 Ave. & Grand Ave. what is now a parking lot in front of the community center.Offering quality service at a reasonable price and putting the customer first understanding the customer needs and offering options when possible.

Larry Moore, Jr. 1990 – Present

Larry Moore Jr. In 1990 Larry Jr. purchased A-Peoria Plumbing Service from his father and expanded the company into Heating and air-conditioning. “A-Peoria Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Service” now located at 9117 NW Grand Ave. Peoria, AZ. 85345. (Same location since 1972)Continuing the same principles and standard his father instilled in him, A-Peoria Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Service continues to offer a GREAT service at affordable prices day in and day out

Larry Moore, III The Future

Larry Moore, III Currently serving in the Afghanistan (101 air born). Protecting our liberties and freedoms. A Father / Grand-Father couldn’t be more proud.

Veronica Moore

Veronica Moore Smarter than the rest of us: Bachelors in Health Administration and is currently working on a Masters degree of Management in Public Administration. She’s got her Mother’s brains……. and looks, but she’s got my big feet and sense of humor. LOL