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  • How to Fix a Blank White Rodgers Thermostat

    You might have experienced the worry that comes with discovering your White Rodgers thermostat has gone blank. The good news is that usually, the unit can be brought back to life. In this blog, let's look at some ways to get your blank White Rodgers thermostat operating again.
  • What Causes Pink Stains on Toilets and Bathtubs?

    The blog explains that pink stains commonly found in bathrooms are caused by a bacteria called Serratia marcescens, which thrives in moist environments. When diluted by water, this bacteria produces a red-orange pigment that results in pinkish stains on surfaces like bathtubs, toilets, and showers.
  • AC Maintenance Guide

    The blog talks about the importance of maintaining your AC unit and provides advice on how to maintain older units. It also suggests replacing units when the cost of repairs becomes too high. Finally, it provides information on how to schedule AC maintenance with ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling & Electric in Chicago and the surrounding areas.
  • What Is That Gurgling Under My Sink?

    The blog discusses two common causes of gurgling sounds from under sinks: clogs forming in the pipes and blocked vent pipes. Clogs occur due to various materials going down the drain, while blocked vent pipes create a vacuum, hindering water flow. It advises contacting a plumber for expert assistance in clearing clogs or removing blockages to resolve the issue.
  • How to Improve HVAC Efficiency

    The blog discusses practical tips to improve energy efficiency for homeowners in Chicago, with the aim of reducing home comfort costs. ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling & Electric provides ten actionable solutions to enhance HVAC energy efficiency.
  • Can Flushable Wipes Be Flushed?

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  • How to Choose the Right Size AC Unit

    The blog discusses the importance of choosing the right size air conditioning system for your home. It explains how an incorrectly sized system can lead to inefficiency and discomfort, whether it's too large or too small. The term "size" in HVAC refers to the unit's cooling capacity measured in tonnage, with one ton equating to the ability to cool 12,000 BTUs per hour. The blog emphasizes the need for professional installation to ensure the system is properly sized and installed for optimal performance. It encourages homeowners to seek assistance from HVAC experts to select and install the right air conditioner for their specific needs.
  • Spring Maintenance Checklist

    The blog provides tips for getting your home and HVAC systems ready for spring and summer. It emphasizes the importance of spring cleaning to control allergies, suggesting measures like setting up a shoes-off policy, keeping screens in open windows, and considering whole-home air filtration systems or UV purifiers for allergy sufferers.
  • How to Reduce Allergens in Home

    The blog provides tips for combating home allergies as spring approaches. It advises against sweeping and dry dusting, recommending mopping and moist dusting instead.
  • How to Fix Low Water Pressure

    The blog addresses low water pressure at home, suggesting troubleshooting steps before seeking professional help. It advises unclogging the faucet aerator by soaking it in vinegar and checking for debris, replacing shower heads with low-flow features, and ensuring water valves are fully open, including those under sinks and the main water supply line. If there's a pressure-reducing valve, it is suggested that the valve be adjusted to increase water flow.

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