Monday, October 31st, 2016
Here at VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we like to plan ahead. We want to make sure that spring of next year is a lot easier on you, which is why we encourage all homeowners to start thinking about winterizing their outdoor faucets in the fall.
Monday, September 26th, 2016
It’s just about time to switch over our thermostats to heating for the remainder of the year. But before you do, take a moment to shut your system off. Take out the furnace filter, jot down its sizing specifications, and go to your local hardware store to buy a replacement or two, then replace your old filter before turning the system back on again.
Monday, August 15th, 2016
As your air conditioner gets up there in age, you do your best to hang on it for as long as possible. That means that you should be changing the air filter regularly—about once a month or so. You may also decide to use the thermostat a bit more conservatively, in order to cut back on use and, therefore, preserve the state of your system for a little longer.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
Summertime weather can be a relief in our area, but running the air conditioning system throughout the day gets expensive. We want to help you save money on cooling this upcoming season, so you can enjoy the weather and use your money on something fun! Take a look at our tips for saving money and staying comfortable all season long.
Monday, April 18th, 2016
When it comes to picking out the right central AC system for your home, it’s okay if you have no clue where to start. Selecting the right air conditioner means staying informed about sizing, brands, special features, and one of the most important aspects, efficiency. A high-efficiency air conditioner could save you hundreds of dollars a year. Learn more about finding an efficient unit in the guide below.
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
A water softener is a device that’s helped so many homeowners keep their plumbing systems in good condition and save themselves from all of the hassles of hard water. And the one thing that any water softener owner knows is that you have to refill the salt from time to time.
Monday, February 15th, 2016
Your heating system is not performing as you’d like it to be, but you still get enough heat to stay comfortable (maybe with the help of a blanket or a portable heater). You want the heater to run smoothly, but you don’t want to pay for service now if repairs can wait.
Monday, December 28th, 2015
The New Year’s festivities give you an opportunity to make decisions that can have a positive impact on your future. One common resolution homeowner’s make for the upcoming year is to save money, but it’s easy to let this goal slip through the cracks if you don’t have a plan in mind. Since HVAC systems typically consume more energy than any of the other systems in your home, we’ve put together a few recommendations so that you can start saving on heating and cooling costs today!
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
We know that life gets busy, and that taking care of minor issues with your heating system isn’t always at the top of your to-do list. But if you notice any of the following issues with your heater, we recommend addressing them as soon as you possibly can. Take a look at some seemingly “minor” heating issues, and why they may actually be a bigger deal than you think.
Monday, October 26th, 2015
Water heaters are durable pieces of equipment. But of course, they cannot last forever. While your water heater may seem to be performing just fine for now, you may be surprised to learn that any water heater over 10 years old is at risk of sudden failure. Older water heaters tend to be inefficient and they may be more likely to need repairs unexpectedly. Is it time to replace your water heater? Check out our guide to find out whether you should make the call to a local technician today.