Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

Is a Furnace Bad for Your Health?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

Since the pandemic a few years ago, people have been more health-conscious than ever. It became clear that there are some airborne illnesses and contaminants that, even though we can’t see them, they can be life-threatening if not addressed by some kind of protection.

But we also learned that nobody should be forced to pay exorbitant amounts of money to stay healthy, especially if the result is being uncomfortable due to a furnace that’s shut off.

We’d like to start this blog post by saying, no, a furnace is not bad for your health. But it can be if it’s unmaintained. This is an important qualifier, and we’d like to get into the details down below. Just make sure you schedule furnace repair in Nashville with our team.

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Keep Your Heating Efficient This Year

Monday, November 20th, 2023

It’s been a long year and we’ve all been through a lot. It would be extremely stressful for your heating system to run into trouble now, but it’s an unfortunate reality for a lot of people. The longer you can keep your heating system running optimally and efficiently, the better off you’ll be.

So, let’s figure out a few ways to keep your heating system running efficiently. Most of these tips are actually free and will be huge boons for your home and budget. But nothing can replace a professional providing you with HVAC repair in Nashville. While you enjoy the holiday season this year, be sure to pay some attention to your heating system so that it works properly, and keep our number handy in case you run into any problems.

What can you do to improve your home’s heating efficiency? Keep reading to find out.

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How to Budget for Your Next Water Heater

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Let’s face it, nobody wants to spend over a thousand dollars purchasing a new water heating system if the old one works just fine. It’s only when you’re taking cold showers and unable to wash your clothes with hot water that you start considering that purchase. But the truth is that the signs of a retiring water heater are usually there before the time actually arrives.

We all rely so much on hot water to live our lives that it can be a huge burden to your life when the system stops working and you have to go without it for a few days. This is what makes replacing or repairing a water heater before it breaks down so vital. And, if you’ve budgeted well enough, the purchase price might not be so bad when it’s finally time to make the upgrade.

Today, we’re going to talk about how you can get ready for your next big water heater purchase, or if you should just spend money now on water heater service in Nashville.

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The Only Fall HVAC Checklist You’ll Need

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Fall can be a time for immense change. The leaves might start to change, the temperatures will drop, and kids are on their way back to school. Things can quickly start to change around your home without you realizing it.

We’d like to add one more thing to your “list of changes” this fall, and that’s your HVAC system. As temperatures go from hot to mild, this is a moment of respite from the constant heatwaves and other record-breaking weather we’ve had. This is the perfect moment to take a second to evaluate the condition, strength, and efficiency of your air conditioner, while also working to clean it and set it up for success.

We’d argue that, when it comes to air conditioning in Nashville, this is the only checklist you’ll need this fall!

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What Does Your AC Actually Do?

Monday, June 19th, 2023

This might sound like a strange question to ask on an HVAC blog, but it’s one that we think many homeowners need to learn about. After all, nobody really has to learn about how an air conditioner works when they purchase one, they only need to know that it’s going to cool their home. But when a problem arises and they need to invest in air conditioning repair in Nashville, TN, the cooling process becomes the center of the conversation.

So, let’s skip right to the important part. How does an AC work and why does it cool the air in your home? Once you can answer this question (hopefully after reading this blog), then you’ll soon be able to learn more about why certain repair needs pop up when they do. Because of the compressor, a complex fan system, and many electrical connections, your AC needs constant maintenance and care in order for it to truly survive for 10–15 years of diligent service.

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How Moist Is Your Basement?

Monday, March 27th, 2023

This might sound like a joke or something that you’d ask on Halloween, but it’s a serious matter. Basements are dark, and when moisture mixes with darkness, you get mold and mildew which can be a huge problem for your home and personal health. There are even horror movies dedicated to the dangers and structural threats that come from things like black mold, which is why your basement should be an area of concern if it’s always moist.

Now that we’ve gotten the initial information out of the way, let’s get back to the question: How moist is your basement? This might depend on the materials of your basement walls and floor, or the time of year, but it’s something to keep in mind. And, if you think your basement is too wet too often, then you can get in touch with our team for basement waterproofing in Nashville, TN.

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3 Signs That You Might Need a Water Softener

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Hard water can be a problem that affects all homes in our area, from smaller ones to larger ones. It’s more of a regional problem depending on where your water comes from and how it’s filtered from a municipal standpoint. If your access to water comes from a well pump then you’re more likely to see hard water problems than if you get clean city water—but even city water can be too hard.

No, hard water isn’t specifically hard. It’s not going to hurt you or cut you. It’s just a term we use to describe water that’s infused with minerals that it naturally leeches out of the ground. These minerals are easy for your body to digest and they’re not bad for you, but they’re not going to be good for your plumbing system or other aspects of your life. In the following three cases, you’re going to want a water softener in Nashville, TN.

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The Benefits of an Air Filter Change

Monday, December 5th, 2022

It’s that time of year again! We’d like to remind all of our customers about the one component of their heating system that they can impact right now without professional help. When it comes to opening the system, unscrewing nuts and bolts, and testing other components for heating repair in Nashville, TN, that needs to be left up to a licensed, insured professional. But for an air filter change, that’s easy peasy!

Air filters are in charge of a lot of small processes inside your heating system. Sure, they improve the air quality of your home, but that’s last on the list. Most importantly, they stop contaminants from gunking up your heating unit and causing damage that would otherwise shorten the lifespan by a few years. As a filter is changed more regularly, you’ll see some of the excellent benefits played out and you’ll enjoy the warmth this holiday season.

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What Do You Get Out of Heater Maintenance Now?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Sometimes when we talk about the benefits of heater maintenance, like efficiency of longer-lasting components, homeowners aren’t convinced. After all, many people are on tight budgets and trying to pay for things in the near future, not prevent a repair in 5 or 10 years. So, is there anything that customers could get right now out of scheduling heating maintenance in Nashville, TN?

Well, the truth is that actually yes, there are some great benefits right here and now that you could take advantage of with heater maintenance. They might not seem like big deals at first, but they definitely are, especially if you’re trying to save big for a large purchase this year or next.

The main value of heater maintenance comes from getting it on a yearly basis, aiding the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC components. But it’s true that there are additional benefits that you can enjoy today when you schedule this service.

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Is Your AC Short Cycling?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

A short cycling air conditioner is a problem we see often. It’s one that can be a symptom of a greater problem, but also an issue that homeowners rarely know the detriments of. From refrigerant leaks to a botched installation, there can be many causes of a short cycling air conditioner, and the first important step is to notice the problem in the first place.

This blog post is sort of a PSA about the problems with short cycling and how to detect it. For any customers wondering if they need air conditioning repair in Nashville, TN, for a short cycling AC, then the answer is “absolutely.” But detecting the short cycling system and targeting the root cause of the problem is a bit more complicated.

Let’s discuss short cycling. What it is, how it happens, and if your system is suffering from this problem right now.

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