Posts Tagged ‘Riverside’

The Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Riverside, TX has its share of big properties, and with our hot summers and cool winters, everyone is looking at the bottom line as far as heating and cools bills go. You may not be aware of the fact that your property can actively help you save money on energy costs, with the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This innovative system makes use of the infinitely renewable energy from the earth itself, and as such can provide a number of advantages. Here’s how it all works. (more…)

Foods You Should Never Throw Down Your Garbage Disposal Drain

Monday, April 11th, 2016

A garbage disposal is one of the most common items in your home, and you likely use it every day. Clogs or back-ups with your garbage disposal rank among the most common problems we need to solve, and while Riverside, TX has plumbers that can solve the issue, we’d prefer to help you avoid trouble in the first place. That means watching what you toss down the drain very carefully. Garbage disposals aren’t meant to grind up certain foods, and the wrong ones can result in clogs or even damage to the disposal itself. Take a look at the following list and find some other way of disposing of these foods. (more…)

Why Do Homeowners Opt for Kitchen Remodels?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Remodeling the rooms of a home is a great way to renew an older residence and give it a new life. Among the various rooms that people choose for a selective remodel, the kitchen is one of the most popular. There are some good reasons why homeowners often decide to make the kitchen the focus of a home remodel. We’ll look at a few of them.

Kitchen remodels in Riverside, TX need to have expert plumbing work as part of the job. Call Ardon Maintenance for skilled plumbing remodelers who will make your upcoming kitchen project goes as smoothly as possible.

Here some reasons homeowners choose kitchen remodeling:

To upgrade the plumbing

In older homes, the plumbing in the kitchen is often made of outdated material that is prone to corrosion and decay over time. When a kitchen starts to experience an endless series of issues due to leaks and clogs, remodeling is an excellent way to improve the kitchen’s appearance to a more modern one while also replacing the plumbing with more durable material. Since remodeling will expose the plumbing, there is no reason not to invest in replacing the old, damaged piping at the same time.

To increase a home’s market value

A reason that many homeowners undertake any remodeling project is that it will increase the value of their homes should they decide to put them on the market in the future. Among the various rooms to remodel, kitchens have one of the highest returns on investments: they are central to homes and serve both major social and practical purposes.

To make the kitchen more efficient

Remodeling can rearrange space to make to make a kitchen much easier to use. It can also re-do the plumbing fixtures so that the kitchen is less prone to running ineffectively. Old fixtures are usually water wasters, and a remodeling job will see that you have plumbing that conserves water while helping make life in the kitchen simpler.

Are you preparing for a kitchen remodel, or thinking about one? Then make sure that your new kitchen plumbing receives the attention it deserves from remodeling specialists. We will see that your new kitchen lives up to your high expectations in all areas.

Get in touch with Ardon Maintenance today, where we handle plumbing for kitchen remodels in Riverside, TX and the surrounding areas.

How Moisture in the Air Diminishes the Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A little bit of moisture in the air can be a good thing. Homes that are too dry make the air feel stale and can cause skin irritation, dry throats and noses, peeling paint, and illness. But a home that has too much moisture can be even more detrimental to the indoor air quality.

For one, too much humidity in the air can make the home feel stuffy and warm. Moisture keeps your skin from evaporating sweat, which is why on a humid day the weather outside can seem so much hotter than it actually is.

However, the bigger threat to you and your home is mold growth. Mold thrives in areas with a lot of moisture, so it may be growing anywhere in your home where humidity levels are not quite right. Mold slowly destroys whatever it lives on, resulting in structural damage to the home. If the problem isn’t taken care of quickly, you may need to renovate large portions of your construction. What’s worse, however, is that mold spores in the air can aggravate allergies and asthma, cause illness or irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, or attack those with compromised immune systems.

Generally, the solution is a whole-home dehumidifier. Whole-home dehumidifiers work with your HVAC system to control moisture levels and inhibit mold growth in all of the areas of your home you occupy, not just a single room. It supplies an additional means for moisture in the air to collect as condensation and drain so that it doesn’t recirculate through the ducts.

How do you know if there is too much moisture in the air in your home? Well, look for signs of moisture buildup, like wet spots on the walls or ceiling. A big giveaway is if your home tends to feel clammy and moist. And if your allergies continuously act up, don’t pass it off as something normal—we cannot stress enough how serious a problem mold growth truly is.

If you’re still unsure of whether a dehumidifier is right for you, contact Ardon Maintenance. Our highly trained technicians are experts on indoor air quality in Riverside.

How Ductless Cooling Systems Are Professionally Installed

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Ductless cooling systems, often called ductless mini splits, are increasing in popularity in homes across the U.S., especially when it comes to new house construction. However, they are still relatively new in the residential sector, so some homeowners are curious about how ductless cooling works and what goes into its installation.

In some ways, ductless systems are easier to install than central cooling and heating systems that use ductwork. Trying to fit a home for a ventilation system that doesn’t already have one is a time-consuming task. But a ductless system only requires placing blower units in different rooms and then hooking them up to an outdoor cabinet. We’ll go into more detail about how this installation process works.

To find out all you need to know about ductless cooling in Riverside, TX and how it can work for you, call Ardon Maintenance today and speak to our AC and heat pump experts. We offer ductless installation, repairs, and maintenance throughout the Madisonville and Huntsville areas.

Installing a ductless mini split

The term “mini split” describes the basic set-up of ductless cooling: instead of using a standard split system for an air conditioner or heat pump, with one indoor and one outdoor cabinet connected to each other, a ductless mini split has one outdoor unit and a series of “mini” indoor units, blowers with their own coils and fans. These blowers direct the cooled air straight into the rooms without using ducts.

Installation starts with the technicians locating the right spot for the outdoor unit. They look for a location that won’t have obstructions blocking the coil from releasing heat and where it won’t cause disruptive sounds for the people indoors. The installers secure the outdoor cabinet, then connect it to the home’s electrical system.

The next stage is to mount the blowers inside the house. The installers will already have determined from previous visits to your home during planning sessions how many blowers are necessary for an even spread of cooling and where they should be placed. To save space and reduce obstructions, the installers mount the blowers on the walls, often over doors. They drill holes through the walls to the outside and run copper tubes for refrigerant lines, condensate lines, and a power line through the holes and out to the outdoor unit.

Once this standard set-up is complete, the technicians check that the blower units are secure and there is no space for condensate leaking behind them. They then perform tests on the gauges, the couplings, and the vacuum lines to make sure the system works as it should.

We’ve simplified the above process for clarity, but please understand that the installation of a ductless mini split is a complex process that requires precision in order for the system to work correctly.

Contact Ardon Maintenance when you want ductless cooling in Riverside, TX. We are glad to assist you with finding the best comfort solution for your home.