September 02, 2012
Is Heating and Cooling or Plumbing DIY a Good Idea?
We can’t tell you how many DIY projects we’ve seen go very, very wrong. When it comes to important systems in your home, it’s best to consult a professional San Diego heating and cooling specialist or San Diego plumbing specialist.
In this picture, the flue pipe (large silver pipe) on the water heater is going against grade. It can never go downhill or against grade. Going against grade allows carbon monoxide to vent into the garage through the draft diverter (the little black hood), right on top of the water heater. This could be life-threatening because the carbon monoxide is venting back into the garage. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. It's tasteless, has no odor and you can’t see it. It’s lucky this installation did not kill someone.
Unfortunately, things like this are not uncommon. Besides avoiding potential danger to your family or damage to your home, working with a plumbing or HVAC professional can help you save money by making sure your home's systems are running at maximum efficiency, and they can even help you get major heating and cooling rebates!
Custom Maintenance for San Diego County
San Diego heating and cooling professionals or San Diego plumbing experts know what your home needs to remain well-maintained with the least amount of effort, in San Diego County specifically. For instance, did you know that San Diego has some of the hardest water in the nation? That means San Diego homeowners need systems that can stand up to and reduce mineral build-up to increase longevity. In San Diego, heating and cooling can be made more efficient when seasonal trends are taken into consideration. Our HVAC technicians are well versed in the county's seasonal trends and temperature expectations. The expert San Diego plumbers at Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air, can also give you the best options for your home. That’s right, options. Because we know how important saving money is to our customers, we’ll estimate your energy and water consumption and show you which systems will save you the most in your home.
Stay Up to Date on Green, Money-Saving Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Technology
Our plumbing, heating and air conditioning experts not only make sure your systems are well-maintained for a long life, they can also introduce you to the latest technology that saves money, helps you “go green” or is just plain cool. Did you know you can control your home’s temperature via WiFi? That’s cool. Subscribe to our blog to get information about the Lennox icomfort Wi-Fi™ Touchscreen Thermostat later this month.
Ever have a DIY project go wrong and realized you should have made the call? Please share below (or you can tell us about “your friend’s” project ;))