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Septic System Problems

by B.Annie on January 2, 2018

Over 5 million septic systems fail each year. This is about 20% of the septic systems in operation.  Luckily, that leave 80% of the septic systems working well. Imagine a scenario in which  you flush a toilet, and water comes up the shower drain.  Brown water.  And it smells. You investigate further by walking out into […]

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Room Zoning – Keep your House Warm

by B.Annie on December 20, 2017

A frequent complaint from homeowners is “One room in our house is too hot and other rooms are too cold.”  Room by room zoning for proper heat can be a tricky balancing act for an HVAC technician. The Basics Let’s start with the basics of how to control temperature in different parts of your home. […]

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Winter Ready Home

by B.Annie on December 12, 2017

Last week’s snow storm may have been our favorite snow storm ever.  Just enough to call for a day by the fire but not enough to stick around for days.  Better yet, it was not enough to cause damage to our customers’ homes. But, past trends have shown that an early winter storm usually means […]

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Backup Generator – Do You Need One?

by B.Annie on September 26, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma that struck Florida in September, 2017, eight elderly patients died when the generator failed at a nursing home in Hollywood, FL. With their health already compromised, these individuals could not withstand the heat in the 90’s and Florida’s typical humidity. A working generator would have probably saved their lives. […]

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Is Your HVAC System Ready For Winter?

by B.Annie on August 31, 2017

It’s been a mild summer and your air conditioner has been running great. Count your blessings. But now it’s time to get your HVAC system ready for a smooth transition to fall. Small Steps Towards a Healthy HVAC Let’s start with the easiest steps first. Check your air filter each month. If you are one […]

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Summer Plumbing Issues

by B.Annie on July 3, 2017

If you have been on Facebook recently, you have most likely seen a friend who is dealing with air conditioning problems.  But HVAC calls are not the only calls we receive each year.  Summer plumbing problems are a big issue for many local residents. Summer Plumbing Problems and Solutions Tree Roots Because of summer rain storms […]

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Air Conditioning Problems Regular Maintenance Can Prevent

by B.Annie on May 8, 2017

Air Conditioning Problems Can Be Avoided   Last week we wrote about what you should expect during your annual air conditioning maintenance appointment.  This week we want to show you how the maintenance program can help you avoid common air conditioning problems. Why spend the money on a tune-up and maintenance program if your system […]

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Air Conditioning Maintenance – What To Expect

by B.Annie on May 1, 2017

You have read in our newsletters and on our website that annual air conditioning maintenance is a must.  We have told you that it helps catch problems before they happen and may even extend the life of your system. But what exactly do we do when we come out? Here is what you should expect when […]

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Air Conditioner Hissing? What Could Cause It?

by B.Annie on April 24, 2017

Why is my air conditioner hissing? Unusual sounds may be the first sign that something is wrong with your air conditioning unit.  If your air conditioner call us.  Unfortunately this is not a problem you can fix yourself. Hissing may be a sign of a bigger problem in your unit. The hissing  sound, also described as […]

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Thermostat Screen Blank? Let Winstar Help

by B.Annie on April 17, 2017

Why is my thermostat screen blank? Newton’s Law strikes again.  It’s the hottest day of the year, you head to the thermostat to finally turn on the air conditioning and BAM! The thermostat screen is completely blank. There are few things as frustrating as not being able to turn on your air conditioner. Don’t panic. There […]