Our Most Frequently Asked Plumbing & HVAC Questions: Answered

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a real estate savant, navigating maintenance of HVAC and plumbing systems can be overwhelming. From leaky pipes, strange noises, frozen ACs and everything in between, the professionals at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing have seen it all. On this week’s blog, we tackle the most common questions we receive from our customers to give you a leg up on identifying potential HVAC and plumbing issues.

  1. How do I detect a leak in my home?

Did you know that undetected leaks can account for up to 10,000 gallons of wasted water each year and can increase your water bill by up to ten percent? No wonder this is such a common question! Aside from an unexplainable rise in your utility bill, other signs of a possible leak include dark streaks on walls or ceilings, standing water beneath or around appliances, and the discovery of mold in your home. If you suspect your home may have a leak, call Yes! for a professional diagnosis.

  1. What do I do when my AC unit freezes?

We get this question so much, we actually wrote a dedicated blog about it!  During hot Las Vegas summers, it’s very common for AC units to freeze and stop working. The first step is to check your air filter to ensure debris isn’t blocking the flow of air which may cause the unit to freeze. Next, turn your thermostat off so your unit can begin to thaw. Once thawed, make sure you thoroughly dry all water found in the condensation drain pan around the equipment.

  1. Why am I not getting any hot water?  

Many people automatically assume that the water heater is damaged when their water runs cold, but there are other important factors to consider. One quick way to rule out water heater issues is too check all the faucets in your home. If cold water is isolated to one faucet or just the shower, then your water heater is an unlikely culprit! One other factor to consider is the age of your home. If you live in an older home, you might have outdated pipes, causing you to get bursts of cold water.

  1. Why is my heater making unusual noises when turned on?

With colder months quickly approaching, long dormant furnaces will once again be called upon to keep homes cozy. The professionals at Yes! often get calls about unusual rattling, squeaking, and rumbling sounds coming from heaters when temperatures begin to drop. A noisy heating system is a definite indicator that your furnace needs a check-up. We recommend to immediately turn off your unit and give an expert a call!

If you don’t see your question on the list, or if it has become apparent that you need plumbing or HVAC services, the professionals at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to help. Contact us at 702-382-2478 or visit www.theyesmancan.com for more information.

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