PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lantana’

You Might Want to Call for Repairs if You Notice These Furnace Issues

Monday, February 26th, 2018

FurnaceWe’re not quite done with winter yet. If you’re still using your furnace on a pretty regular basis to keep warm, then your system is still at an increased risk of developing issues. If you want to make sure that your furnace is as protected as possible from the ravages of various problems, it’s a good idea to know the warning signs those problems create. The faster you can react, the more damage you might be able to prevent.

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Call for Repairs if Your Air Conditioner is Making These Noises

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditionerSummer is an extremely stressful time for air conditioners. The more you rely on your AC to keep your home cool during the daylight hours, the more wear and tear it’s going to accumulate. That means you’re going to have a higher chance for your system to develop issues. While you may not be able to completely prevent your air conditioner from developing problems, you can keep the system in better condition by knowing when to call for repairs. One of the most common warning signs that your air conditioner is having issues is to listen for any strange noises coming from the system.

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Tips for Ensuring Your Air Conditioner is in Good Condition This Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-cashSo, how’s your week going? You been using your air conditioner a lot during those 90 degree, rainy days? We certainly hope so. As your air conditioner is placed under more and more demand over the next few weeks, it’s going to become more likely to develop all kinds of problems. Summer is the number one time of year for various issues to crop up with air conditioners across the country. If you want to avoid having yours break down during the next heat wave, there are a couple of steps you can take. Read on to find out how to keep your air conditioner in top condition over the next few months.

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If Your Heat Pump is Making These Noises, You Need to Have It Repaired

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A big part of keeping your heat pump in proper condition is catching problems as early as possible. The faster you can identify a problem with your heat pump, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off it’ll be. The best way to identify issues early enough to prevent them from causing a lot of damage is to schedule preventive maintenance. You should be doing that at least twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. Problems can and will crop up between appointments, though, so it’s important to know what warning signs to look for. Strange noises is at the top of the list as far as those warning signs go.

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Why You Should Install a Ductless System This Winter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Believe it or not, we’re quickly moving through fall and winter is right around the corner. Now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for the heating season. If you’re looking for a new heating system before the weather really starts to get cold, you should have a look at what a ductless mini split can offer you. Read on to find out more about ductless mini splits, and the advantages that they can provide.

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Furnace Noises That Indicate a Problem

Monday, September 26th, 2016

In a little while, you’re going to start relying on your furnace to keep warm. That means more strain on your system, and a greater likelihood for problems to occur. The faster you can react to any problems, the more damage you can prevent. One of the best ways to make sure that you detect a furnace problem early is to listen for strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the more common strange noises that indicate a problem with the furnace.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Keeping cool is definitely a top priority during the summer months, but it’s not the only thing that you need to worry about. Indoor air quality often declines during the summer, as people seal their homes off from the outside environment as much as possible. If you know what to do, though, you can keep your indoor air quality in good shape throughout the summer. Let’s take a look at how you can keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in Heating Mode

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Heat pumps are well known for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling functions. In fact, it’s the primary reason that most homeowners install one in the first place. However, this ability makes heat pumps more complicated than the average air conditioner, which also makes them more prone to certain problems. One of those problems is becoming stuck in one mode or another. If your heat pump isn’t cooling the air in your home, read on to find out why.

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The Importance of Ductless Maintenance

Monday, February 29th, 2016

In an effort to save money on unnecessary ductless services, far too many homeowners wait to call for repairs until a problem presents itself. While this may seem to make sense, it can actually backfire in some pretty costly ways. If you want to keep your ductless system in good condition for as long as possible, waiting to call for professional services is not good enough. You’re going to need preventive ductless maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of ductless maintenance.

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Can My Home Accommodate a Geothermal System?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Here in Lantana, TX, geothermal heating systems make an attractive alternative to more traditional forms of heating. Geothermal power taps into the ambient temperature of the earth, which doesn’t change no matter what the weather’s like. A series of tubes running through the ground passes a mixture of water and antifreeze, which facilitates a heat exchange with the nearby earth. The results allow you to heat your home cheaply and effectively once the system is installed. But before you put one in, you need to know whether it’s a good fit for your circumstances. “Can my home accommodate a geothermal system?” you ask. A few general guidelines can help you out.

Most geothermal systems are closed-loop system, which means the fluid stays contained within the coils or tubes.  Ideally, they need to be spread out across a horizontal field, which could require a great deal of property space. The presence of a pond or significant body of water doesn’t hurt either, though it’s not necessary.

A horizontal field allows relatively easy access to the tubes in case of repair. You could also plan your geothermal system using a vertical set-up, which plants them down deep shafts instead of across a wide field. This saves on space, but makes repair work much more difficult, since the tube must be removed from the shat (or the repairman dig considerably deeper.

All of that means that you need to have a fair amount of property in order to make a geothermal system practical. The good news is that Texas has its share of big lots – and even if your property isn’t too huge, you can still use a vertical system depending upon the particulars.

If you’re asking “can my home accommodate a geothermal system?” then you should contact a qualified professional. PRK Services, Inc. has experience in dealing with geothermal systems and can provide strong advice before planning and installing your system for you. Geothermal heaters in Lantana are a viable option. Let us guide you through the steps of the process and ensure that you have the right system for your home!

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