Halloween is almost here and so is the dreaded cold & flu season. The weather has really just begun its shift from our blazing hot summer to the cool of fall. You know what that means- it’s time for your kids to get sick. We love ‘em but getting through a cold or even worse the flu, is the stuff of nightmares. The hacking coughs, the humidifiers, piles of crumpled up snot filled tissues (and the snot filled noses!), doctor visits, pharmacy visits, the actual taking of the medicine, trying to work from home, the clean up and then cleaning up again (stomach bugs are the WORST!)…and when you can almost see the finish line of your kids sicknesses then like clock work…dad gets sick!
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When you love someone, you treat them accordingly. And well, us Alabamians L-O-V-E our air conditioners. Can you blame us? I mean, how many triple digit days have we had? So, in turn we make sure it’s taken care of. We have it inspected, tuned up… basically everything that’s needed to keep it running at peak efficiency. All the attention you expect in a healthy relationship, right? Well, what about your furnace? For whatever reason we tend to write-off the need to offer the same attention to it. It’s time to change that with a Fall Check Up on your furnace. It’s not just recommended but is critical to the health of both the furnace and your family. We are going to share with you the reasons why a professional inspection of your furnace is essential to keep everyone in your home HAPPY & HEALTHY. Afterall… isn’t there room in your heart for both!
Not all tap water is created equally. You can taste and often feel the difference depending on your location. Like when you visit the beach and accidentally order water at a restaurant… YUCK! Many of these differences are harmless (tell that to my kids), but not all and it’s important to know what’s in your water. So, let’s dive deeper!
Summer is nearly here, and with graduations being completed and the weather warming up, now’s the time when many people will be taking off for a much-needed vacation. Whether you’re traveling the world or simply taking a road trip elsewhere in the state, you can’t get far enough away from the lingering thoughts about the condition and security of your home. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people leaving for their dream vacation, only to return to a home that’s suffered a serious emergency and sustained major damage that’s going to take weeks and cost a fortune to fix. The last thing you want to worry about is coming back to one of these horror stories of your own.
If your furnace is growing old, breaking down frequently, or just generally unable to keep up with your demands anymore, then the time may have come for you to replace it. And this month may be the perfect time to do so; February is our slowest month of the year, and that means now’s the best time to schedule your service. When our warehouse is full and our work crews are slow, that means you’ll save a bundle when February becomes FREE-bruary!
Your furnace is just like any other appliance in your home: it’s expected to last for a number of years, but over time it will eventually grow old, wear out, and need to be replaced. However, how do you know the time to replace your furnace is upon you? Unless you know the signs and exactly what you’re looking for, it can be difficult to tell if the difficulty you’re having with your furnace is due to age or some other issue which can be repaired to preserve it.
When you have a major plumbing problem, you might know right away due to your basement flooding or the kitchen sink turning into a geyser. However, most plumbing issues will not telegraph themselves to you so obviously, yet can still cause significant damage to your property. In order to make certain you do not need plumbing repair services, keep an eye open for more subtle yet telltale signs of a problem requiring a professional’s attention.
At Banks Quarles Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical, we know during hot and humid Alabama summers, it is important to have a properly functioning air conditioner to stay comfortable. However, your system may become worn down and corroded over time. How do you know if your air conditioner needs to be repaired?
Here Are Some Tricks On How to Improve Your Air Quality
The air quality inside your home or business is just as important as the air quality outside. Despite this, many home and business owners don’t think about how their indoor air quality could be affecting their health, as well as the health of their family, employees, or customers. Because we spend so much time inside our homes or at work, breathing the air inside these spaces, poor indoor air quality can actually have very real, very serious consequences.