Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

What Electrical Appliances Should I Update for Energy Efficiency?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 17, 2018 7:10:00 PM

You use your electrical appliances every day, so it’s crucial that they’re working at full capacity. If you’ve been holding on to your clunky old washing machine or monster of a refrigerator, it may be time to upgrade. Energy-efficient electrical appliances are not only better for the environment; they’re better for your wallet, too.

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Topics: electrical

What You Need to Look For in a Roofing Estimate

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 12, 2018 6:45:00 PM

Repairing or replacing a roof is a big task, and if you’re paying someone to do it for you, the expenses can add up quickly. It’s important to do some research beforehand to ensure that you get the most accurate quote possible. If you can, get at least three quotes before you decide on a roofing contractor. When getting a roofing estimate, be sure to ask the following questions.

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Topics: roofing

How to Clean Your Rain Gutters

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 2, 2018 6:02:00 PM

They do their job quietly, without expectation of praise or spotlight, but when the time comes, your rain gutters require attention and care. It may seem unnecessary or overwhelming at first to clean out your gutters, but this is a mandatory task that should become a regular part of your home maintenance routine.

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Topics: gutters

6 Reasons Your Faucet Might Be Dripping

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 28, 2018 4:05:00 PM

A leaky sink can be a nuisance, but if you don’t know the root of the problem, you may worsen the leak or spend far more on a replacement. Here are 6 reasons your faucet might be dripping.

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Topics: plumbing

Your Spring Heating & Cooling System Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 22, 2018 7:03:00 PM

You rely on your home’s heating and cooling system almost every day, so it’s important to take care of it and plan for regular maintenance to keep it running in tip top shape. This spring, use our maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly.

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Topics: heating and cooling

5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical Outlets

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 14, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Electricity is a major component of your home’s functionality. We often use its power without even thinking twice. We plug in our lamps, our laptops, and our hair dryers and go about our business. But what happens when something is awry? Electricity is not something to take chances with. If you notice any of these five things, take it as a sign it’s time to upgrade your home’s electrical outlets.

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Topics: electrical

It’s Winter and Everything Is Frozen, But My Roof Is Leaking!

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 8, 2018 1:01:00 PM

Are you noticing signs of a leaky roof but unable to figure out the source? It’s common to assume a roof leak roof is the reason water is making its way into your home. But that isn’t necessarily that case! Many homeowners are puzzled when they inspect their roof to find a suspected leak only to find that everything is frozen. The good news is that the issue may not be a roof issue at all; it’s likely condensation in your attic.

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Topics: roofing

How to Tell If It’s Time for New Gutters

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 26, 2018 7:17:00 PM

Your gutters are an important part of your home’s exterior. They divert rain away from your home and prevent water-related damage. But, just like every other aspect of your home, your gutters need to be maintained and replaced over time. If you’re beginning to notice some of the following changes on the outside of your home, it may be time to replace your gutters. For a more in-depth look at why gutters are important, check out our article, Why Does My Home Need Gutters?

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Topics: gutters

Save Money on Your Water Heating Bill This Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 19, 2018 6:00:00 PM

When it's cold outside, your furnace and water heater probably run at full speed to keep you warm. Luckily, there are ways to save on your water heating bill without taking an icy shower.

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Topics: plumbing

7 Ways to Avoid a Furnace Repair Emergency in the Dead of Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 12, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Furnaces are great—until they aren’t. While emergency scenarios may arise without any forewarning, most major issues can be prevented (or at least detected) before your furnace goes kaput. Follow this basic home heating service guide to avoid being left in the cold!

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Topics: heating and cooling