Posts made in July 2017

3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Immediate Attention

Air Conditioning Service Wheaton ILDo you suspect your air conditioner is on its last leg? We understand you would rather not replace your air conditioner unless there is something really wrong with it. We created a list of three main signs that there is something wrong with your AC. These signs are typically the warning signals before the air conditioner stops working completely, but sometimes they can be repaired.

Not Blowing Cold Air– If your AC is blowing warm or room-temperature air when the thermostat it set to a cold temperature, then you should schedule a maintenance appointment.

Weak Air Flow- When the air conditioner is not cooling your home, it could be due to a weak air flow. There could be some type of blockage in the vents.  If this is happening in your home, you should make an appointment right away before it gets worse.

Unique Smells- Unusual smells can indicate mold or burned wires. Since you are breathing the air your AC is pumping through your home, you should not wait to make an appointment with a professional.

If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, do not hesitate to give us a call at (630)547-7500. You can rely on us for any air conditioning service in Wheaton, IL.

3 Ways to Keep Your Cooling Bill Low This Summer

Men grilling in backyardAs the temperatures rise, your electric bill should not rise with it. Are you wondering how you can stay cool this summer without making your AC work overtime or break the bank? At Armbrust Plumbing & Heating Solutions, we want to help you stay cool this summer. Keep reading to see how you can beat the heat without touching the thermostat.

Grill Out- The warmer weather is great for grilling out, but did you know it can help keep your home cooler? Whether you are using the oven or the stove, when you cook inside it heats up the overall inside temperature which causes the AC to turn on. Plus, everyone loves a backyard BBQ.

Keep Fans On- Keeping the ceiling fans on will help keep the air circulating. When you are underneath the fan you are cooler which means you will touch the thermostat less.

Close Curtains During the Day- The sun can quickly heat up your home if you do not have your curtains closed. The heat will make its way into your home if it is not blocked by curtains.

These are just a few ways you can keep your home cooler without cracking up the air conditioning. When you are in need of HVAC in Wheaton, you can count on us to cool you down. Give us a call today at (630)547-7500 for all your HVAC needs.

Most Common Plumbing Myths, Part 2

checkered sink filling up with waterWhen it comes to understanding how your plumbing works, there are unfortunately some myths and misconceptions being passed on from homeowner to homeowner. Armbrust Plumbing is the leading provider of Illinois plumbing and heating solutions and our team is trained to handle a wide variety of plumbing issues. Below are three more common plumbing myths that end up costing homeowners everywhere.

Your Drain is Only Clogged if Water Stops Going Down

Just because your shower water seemingly flows down the drain with no issue doesn’t mean the pipes are all clear. If you notice that the water is draining slowly, or slower than usual, that can be a tell-tale sign that something is blocked in your pipes. Another indication can be the drainage sounds. Drains, plug holes, and toilet flushes that make gurgling sounds as water makes its way down can mean that it’s time to clean them out!

Hand Soap is perfect for Cleaning Your Plumbing Fixtures

Hand soap may be a convenient cleaning option in a pinch, but depending on what type of fixtures you have it may be doing more harm than good.  Only gentle cleaning solutions, such as lemons and baking soda, should be used on brass fixtures. Toilet bowls on the other hand, need to be wiped down with a hefty disinfectant as they are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.

Don’t ruin your plumbing by following these common misconceptions! If you’re concerned your plumbing systems are not functioning properly, give Armbrust Plumbing a call today at (630) 547-7500.