How Does an Air Conditioner Actually Work?
We’ve all been there. You spend all day in the hot sun, getting sweaty and uncomfortable. And just when you think there is no relief in sight, you walk into your home and feel a wave of cool air hit you. It’s refreshing, it’s calming – and it’s all thanks to your air conditioner. But…Read More
Help Save the Environment with Eco-Friendly Plumbing
When thinking about ways to save the environment, you probably focus on recycling, reducing your carbon footprint, and being more energy-efficient. But an often-overlooked area you can improve upon with some help is your plumbing. The average American household uses up to 140 gallons of water daily, so by making simple changes to your plumbing…Read More
How to Prevent Hair Drain Clogs
Is your water draining slowly? Do you have murky water backing up into your bathtub? Is there a less-than-pleasant smell coming from somewhere in your bathroom? You could have a hair drain clog. Hair drain clogs are a pretty common problem, and fortunately, there are ways to prevent (and fix!) them. At JW, we’re your…Read More
How to Take Advantage of New Federal Heat Pump Rebates
If you’re looking to install a new heating and cooling system this year, we have some excellent news for you! Earlier this year, the US government introduced a new set of tax credit and rebate savings incentives to encourage homeowners to use greener energy. The incentives form part of the Inflation Reduction Act that was…Read More
The Benefits of Regular Plumbing Maintenance
You know that not changing your oil every 3000 miles or keeping gas in your tank can cause damage to your car’s engine, so you keep up with routine maintenance. But when was the last time you scheduled routine maintenance for your plumbing? For many homeowners, plumbing is out of sight, out of mind. You…Read More
7 Reasons Your AC Stopped Working Over Winter
We are still waiting for AC season, but it’s just around the corner. Sometimes ACs work differently than expected when they haven’t been turned on in a while. We explore seven possible reasons why your AC stopped working over the winter, and you can prevent them. 7 Common Reasons Why Your AC Won’t Turn On…Read More
What is Refrigerant and Why is it in Air Conditioners?
Refrigerant has been around in one form or another for more than a century. The chemical responsible for creating the cool air coming from your air conditioner has undergone changes through the years. Here we’ll discuss what AC refrigerant is, different types used through the years, and how it works in an AC system. What…Read More
How to Change Thermostat Batteries
Changing HVAC thermostat batteries is one of those tasks you usually only do once the batteries die. Yet, it only takes a few minutes, one or two new batteries, and a flat-head screwdriver if any tools are needed. Here we’ll share how you can tell when the batteries are low, how to change them in…Read More
Don’t Forget Your Drain During Spring Cleaning
Planning a bit of spring cleaning in the coming weeks? Don’t forget about the drains! As the entry point for your home’s plumbing, they’re frequently used but often overlooked. We’ll discuss why you should take the time for drain cleaning and how to clean several common ones. Why Should Spring Cleaning Involve Drains The drains…Read More
Should Air Vents be High or Low?
Most homeowners don’t give second thought to where the air vents are unless there’s an issue. But when your home was built, the builder placed them in specific locations for reasons we’ll discuss here. Air Supply Register and Return Grill Basics It’s easy to understand how your home is warmed or cooled when you know…Read More