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How To Know If Your Gas Line Is Frozen

The natural gas or propane supplying fuel to your home does not freeze. A temperature of negative 296.7 degrees Fahrenheit is necessary to freeze natural gas. However, your gas line can become blocked by frozen water. Your gas supplier takes care to ensure that the gas does not contain moisture that can freeze. Unfortunately, water can enter a line during installation or subsequent repairs. If moisture has infiltrated the line, then that water can freeze and disrupt gas flow. Is It a Frozen Gas Line or Broken Furnace? After heat loss alerts you to a problem, you can easily tell
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Furnace Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season comes with many festive duties. Planning for parties and visits from friends and relatives can make a schedule complicated. When your mind is focused on shopping for food and presents, you could forget about certain home comfort issues. However, you shouldn’t make the mistake of overlooking furnace-related duties when the holidays roll around. Keep an Eye on the Thermostat Settings Picking a reasonably comfortable temperature in the 60s might be a good idea. Equally wise is keeping an eye on the temperature setting. You never know if a guest decides to play with the thermostat. Periodically check
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3 Tips to Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Winter brings with it cold temperatures that can damage your home’s plumbing. Frozen pipes, leaks, and breaks are all common problems our plumbing technicians fix during the winter months. Luckily, you can lower the odds of experiencing plumbing leaks by preparing your home for winter. Here at Graber’s Plumbing & Heating, we know all about protecting plumbing systems for homeowners in Newton, KS, with our pipe repair and replacement services. Here are a few helpful tips: 1. Protect Your Pipes From Freezing Most homeowners are familiar with the dreaded phenomenon of pipes bursting during winter, but do you know what
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Reasons Your Hot Water Heater Runs Out of Hot Water in the Winter

Homeowners commonly experience a drop in hot water production from their hot water heaters in the winter. If hot water loss troubles you every time the temperature drops, then one of the following reasons might be why your water heater runs out of hot water in the winter. Cold Basement Location Homes with basements typically place hot water heaters down there. A cold basement environment means that the hot water heater will lose heat more easily than during warm weather. If a cold basement appears to be the issue, then you should check to see if the basement windows are
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What Are Swamp Coolers?

When researching ways to cool your house during the summer, you have probably seen a swamp cooler mentioned. These units are also called evaporative cooling systems. Let us take a look at how swamp coolers compare to AC units. How Do Swamp Coolers Work? The basic concept of a swamp cooler is that air that flows over a wet surface is cooler. So, a swamp cooler uses wet pads and forced air to cool a room. They do not require ductwork like an AC. Instead, you open or shut windows to direct the flow of air into certain areas of
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Top 5 Causes of AC Airflow Problems

When your home’s AC unit is operating as it should, it will cool your home affordably. However, air conditioners are complex systems, and your AC airflow can be affected by a number of things. 1. Dirty Air Filter The AC’s air filter is designed to prevent debris and dust from making its way into the system from the exterior unit. Over time, the outside part of the system will gather a lot of this type of material. If enough of it collects on the air filter, then the air will stop circulating. When this happens, your system will experience poor
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Spring Is Here!

Spring is here, so it’s time to start thinking about getting your air conditioner ready for the hot Kansas summer. Not only does routine air conditioner maintenance help your air conditioner perform better, it will also decrease your utility bills! Performing routine maintenance every spring will also extend the life of your air conditioner. To schedule an air conditioner maintenance appointment, contact us today!
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