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Laundry Room Renovation Ideas

Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

You’re always using your laundry room, so it’s essential that it is functional and allows you to get all your clothes and laundry washed without frustration. In order to ensure this, a renovation might be in order for this room. Here are some ideas that offer both comfort and accessibility:

Add a Laundry Sink

Adding a sink to your laundry room will make your life much more comfortable. It’s vital to rinse down material that has been stained or heavily dirtied, but it can be a hassle to have to run to the bathroom sink to do that. Consider adding a sink so that all your washing needs can be done in one room. 

Change Your Lighting

Don’t settle for flickery, low lighting when trying to do your laundry. You want to see what you’re doing, so a switch in your lights can help a lot– especially if you’re a dilly-dallier who waits until nighttime to start a load of laundry. 

Relocate Your Water Heater

Your water heater isn’t the cutest thing to look at, so when it takes up more than half of your laundry space, you’ll notice it every time. Try relocating your water heater to a less noticeable spot. You also don’t want it too close to your washer, since it might affect the machine’s inner workings. Another option is to switch to a tankless unit, as they can take up less space or be mounted on the wall.

Add Decoration

There’s nothing wrong with personalizing your laundry room! Create a cute theme for the walls and decoration, or go with a color coordination idea that matches your washer and dryer. Put up photos and paintings and create a space that makes it feel like more than just a laundry room! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing, cooling, or electrical options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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It’s Time to Invest in Whole Home Filtration

Posted on July 17th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Do you notice that your tap water tastes strange? Having to haul salt bags and cases of bottled water into your home weekly to avoid drinking from your tap can be a drag. It’s not only your drinking water that is affected, it’s the water flowing throughout your entire home! It’s about time to invest in whole-home filtration through Pro-Combo, and here are just a few reasons why: 

Keeps Your Water Safe

Chlorine and chemicals can make their way into your tap water, causing the water flowing through your home to be unsafe. This leads to damaged hair and dry skin after showers, and chlorine absorption for fruits and vegetables after washing them. With whole-home filtration, you won’t have to worry about these nasty chemicals entering your water.

Safe For The Environment

Unlike other salt-based softeners, Pro-Combo doesn’t dump brine back into the environment. Old salt technology comes with a lot of work and environmental toll, so Pro-Combo units are made with green technology, encouraged by many states. 

Makes Your Life Easier

You don’t need to lug salt bags anymore or worry about your family’s health. With Pro-Combo whole house filtration, you’ll have better than bottled water available throughout your entire home. There’s a lot of work and guilt that comes with old salt technology, so ask your plumber what Pro-Combo unit is right for you and your home to make your life easier! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing, cooling, or electrical options if

your water is always cloudy and you are tired of always buying plastic water bottles.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Ways to Prevent Calling a Plumber This Summer

Posted on July 16th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Summer is meant to spend with your family and friends, not your local plumber. Though not all emergencies can be prevented, several summer plumbing calls can be. 

From sand in your plumbing to water leaks, here are some things to consider looking out for: 

Check For Leaks

A small leak or condensation around your plumbing can not only cause water waste, but it can leave you with costly damage, too. No matter what the time of year is, it’s essential to keep an eye on your plumbing and fix any leaks you can as soon as you spot them. The sooner you do, the better. 

Ensure Your Sprinklers are Prepared

Summer means more traffic in the yard, which can increase your chance of a sprinkler issue. If a broken sprinkler goes unnoticed and is used, further damage can occur. It’s best to check all sprinklers to ensure they are working as intended. The same goes for your outside house faucet. Check to ensure it’s ready for summer usage, and no leaking is occurring. 

Sand in Your Drains

Beach days are here, and though you and your family might spend the weekends soaking up the sun, one thing you’ll want to leave behind at the shore is the sand.

Sure, it makes a mess through your home, but if rinsed off in an older home, the sand can collect and corrode your pipes. For newer plumbing, there is still a chance that the recurrence of sand can leave you with a constant clog. 

Keeping Sand Out Your Home

To prevent tracking sand in, you can use baby powder to remove sand from your body or rinse with a garden hose before entering the house, always leaving your sandy shoes at the door. The more mindful you are of preventing sand from getting into your pipes, the better.

Contact FPL Home Services at one of our locations to discuss your plumbing options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Why is My Bathroom Exhaust Fan Noisy

Posted on July 14th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

A staple in most bathrooms, the exhaust fan’s primary purpose is to whisk away moisture, so you’re not left with mold and damage. However, if you flip the switch and are greeted by a not so pleasant sound, there is an underlying problem you’ll want to resolve. 

Here are just a few possible answers to the question, “why is my bathroom exhaust fan so loud?” 

Start With a Deep Cleaning 

The first thing to consider is when the last time you cleaned your fan was. When dirt, dust, and grime build-up, your fan blades can become less efficient. 

Turn off the fan, open the cover and use a rag with warm soapy water to clean the blades, the housing and the motor. Look for any visible signs of wear and tear as you clean. Let dry and replace the cover. If a good cleaning was all you need, the noise should be gone. If not, it could be your motor or mounting. 

Possible Motor Issues

Older exhaust fans can be less efficient than the new models, so one factor could be age. Quality is another thing to consider, as some more affordable options are known to use louder motors. However, if the fan noise is a new occurrence, your motor might be on its way out. While off, you can remove the plate and look for signs of damage or any indication that it’s time for a replacement.  

A Poorly Mounted Fan

One easy explanation for a louder than an ordinary exhaust fan could be how it was installed. It’s possible that the original housing that was used to install it wasn’t installed the right way, or that the hardware associated with it is slowly loosening with time. Either way, the fan is looser than it should be, and the vibrations its creating is not being adequately contained, moving the entire assembly, and creating that noise you are hearing. If this is the case, you might want to consult a professional electrician to fix the issue.

Your Trusted Florida Electrician

We are here to help with all your electrical needs. Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Should I Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

Posted on July 10th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Often, we think big and bulky house supplies are more trouble than they’re worth. When it comes to your water heater, it can be taking up a lot of room wherever you have it placed. While a tankless water heater is more slim and modern, you need to make sure it’s the right fit for your home. 

What Is The Difference?

A traditional water heater keeps the water inside its tank at a constant temperature. But as you use this hot water, cold water fills into the tank to restock. This can cause some more chilled temperature water to slip into your showers now and then. When it comes to a tankless model, no cold water will enter the system since the water is heated as it comes through. 

Convenience

One of the most significant differences between the two systems is that of convenience. You can save space and have an endless supply of hot water with a tankless system. Traditional methods require a bit more elbow grease when trying to get them to keep the water warm all the time.

Save Money

A tankless system doesn’t need to be set as hot as a traditional one, since it can regulate temperatures. This will save you money in the long run since you will have more water for running your dishwasher and other appliances. 

Potential Issues

Unfortunately, it isn’t all easy-peasy with tankless systems. One of the most significant issues you might run into is that the traditional methods are more equipped for serving a big family. They are made to run often and many times throughout the day without issues. Also, you have to consider investing in a water filtration system to go with your tankless water heater since mineral build-up can occur. When this does happen, your unit may be at risk of some severe damage inside. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Kitchen Sink Options to Consider

Posted on July 8th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

The sink is one of the center spots for any kitchen. Without it, much of our kitchen duties and habits would be ten times harder to complete. So, how do you make it into a beautiful centerpiece for this room? Easy– get creative! There are many options to choose from when considering your sink options so that you can bring your personality into your kitchen.

Material

Stainless Steel: A stainless steel sink is very durable and can last you years. They are very popular, being found in many kitchens because they are easy to clean and maintain. 

Porcelain: For that vintage aesthetic, porcelain is your best bet. It is a bit more traditional but takes effort to take care of. It is very beautiful however and comes in many colors for you to choose from. 

Natural Stone: When you want that more modern look, natural stone sinks should be your go-to. Unfortunately, it isn’t the cheapest. But, you have room to get creative with your designs. 

Shape

Old-fashioned farmhouse: This is the kind you see in most vintage homes, with its front half sitting outside the countertop for a natural look. It comes in a singular sink or double. 

Rounded sides: Sinks with rounded sides are easier to clean, making them the most used in homes. They stay inside your countertop and can be made of most materials. 

Extra space area: Some sinks are created to allow room for built-in drainboards and drying racks. While not necessarily a shape, it affects how much room you have. 

Basins

Basins are the innermost area of your sink. Depending on how big your household is and how often you wash dishes in the sink, you may want to consider how many basins you need. One singular one works well, but having two will allow you to separate washed and dry dishes. Three basins are usually utilized for those who have garbage disposals. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing, cooling, or electrical options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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How to Achieve The Perfect Temperature in Each Room

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Imbalances in your heating and cooling can be such a hassle to deal with. Ideally, you want all the rooms in your home to match temperatures perfectly. It’s easier said than done, but there are a few tips and tricks to follow in order to achieve that perfect temperature throughout your home. 

Invest in Central Air

It can be hard to regulate temperatures in each room of your house, especially with individual air conditioner window units. You would have to adjust the temperature in each system in every different place. Central HVAC units are made to keep temperatures the same throughout each floor, all in a straightforward feature. 

Consider a Smart Thermostat

This technology will make it easy for you to adjust temperatures from one singular source to another. All it takes is a few taps on the screen of your smart thermostat, and the rest is done for you. It can also be connected to your phone, making climate control easy from wherever you are. 

Understand Your Options

There are a lot of people in your home that maybe want a different temperature in their room than yours. In that case, invest in a ductless mini-split system. This system can regulate temperatures in many different places, keeping everyone in your home comfortable.  

At Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, we’re versed in the ins and outs of HVAC. Give us a call today at (561) 747-5740 for a tune-up or inspection. 

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services. FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CAC 1820030, CFC1430331 and EC13007891.


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Ways to Enjoy The Holiday Weekend at Home

Posted on July 3rd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

The holiday weekend is upon us! And though things are not the same as they usually are, you can still safely bring some of your usual traditions into this weekend. So here are some suggestions on how to keep the holiday weekend enjoyable and fun: 

Get Some Early Sun

The earlier, the better! Get out and get a little sunshine before the Florida heat kicks in. Whether it’s going for a walk around your block, or drinking your morning coffee in your backyard, get a little enjoyable sun and fresh air. 

Break Out The Grill 

Though the amount you’re cooking for this year might be smaller, it doesn’t mean you can’t still cook some of your favorites! Besides, moving your meals to the grill instead of a stove will reduce the heat in your home, putting less stress on your cooling system, too. 

Make it a Movie Night

Have a projector? Now is the time to break it out and turn your backyard into your own personal movie theater. Add some twinkle lights, break out the beach chairs, and enjoy your favorite flick. You can even choose to watch your movie right from your pool, enjoying a nice float all the way to the credits. 

Go Night Swimming

Why not plan to spend the night with a dip in the pool. Turn on your landscape lighting, make sure your pool lighting is ready to go or string some twinkle lights around the area to improve the atmosphere. Don’t forget to grab your favorite raft so you’ll have a cool and relaxing spot to look up and watch the fireworks later, too. 

At Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services, you can rely on us for all your air conditioner installations, plumbing, or electrical issues. Call us seven days a week for service in any of these areas:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services. FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home. License Nos. CAC 1820030, CFC 1430331 and EC13007891.


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Your A/C Unit and Your Pets

Posted on June 25th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Every pet owner knows the struggles of trying to vacuum up all the fur that our four-legged pals leave behind during warmer months. However, did you know that your furry friends do more than clog up your vacuum cleaner? They can lower your HVAC’s efficiency and cause damage to your system in many ways. Not to mention the amount it will reduce your indoor air quality too. Here’s what you should know: 

Fur Frenzy

All that extra fur that isn’t captured by the vacuum has to go somewhere, and most times, it lands in your air filter and air ducts. While the system uses a filter to catch debris and create clean air, if it gets too clogged up, it won’t work efficiently. And trust us, animal fur clogs up some air filters very quickly. If you have a home filled with furry friends, you’ll want to consider upgrading your air filter options. 

Dander Build-Up

There’s a lot that hides on the surface of your pet’s fur, but dander can be the most detrimental to your home’s air. If fur gets caught in your filter, then the dander on top will most likely enter your home and cause anyone who has allergies to feel it right away. It’s essential to change your filter as recommended and keep up with routine vacuuming to ensure your system isn’t experiencing any extra pressure.

High Costs To You

If you keep allowing your filters to get overfilled with animal hair, then that will cause more maintenance issues and less energy efficiency for your HVAC system as a whole. Sufficient to say, it won’t be cheap. All you need to do is keep making sure your filter is changed and clean. Another option is to invest in an air purifier, which can get rid of and manage fur and other debris that comes from pets. 

At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electric, we’re versed in the ins and outs of HVAC. Give us a call today at (561) 747-5740 for a tune-up or inspection. 

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CAC 1820030.


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Are You Guilty of These Water Wasting Habits

Posted on June 24th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

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Unfortunately, it’s effortless to accidentally waste water both in and out of the home. Once we get into a routine, it can be hard to snap out of it. But, it’s essential to try and create a new regime– one where we are living a greener lifestyle.

Here are some ways you might have been wasting water and some habits to consider breaking: 

Leaving The Water Running

It’s important to remember to turn off your faucet when you aren’t actively using it. Be mindful of turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, or while you don’t need it. This can also apply to when you’re cooking and cleaning– just flip the handle.

Taking Long Showers

A lot of people are guilty of this one; it’s not just you. It’s easy to lose track of time and end up taking longer than you should have to shower. Try setting a timer or cutting back your showering span every day, so that eventually you get more used to shorter ones. 

Buying Bottled Waters

We live in an age where it’s very easy to choose convenience over conservation. However, by keeping your water in reusable bottles, you can help cut back water waste by a considerable margin. Not to mention, it saves you money, too. 

Leaks in Plumbing

Did you know that 10,000 gallons of water is wasted every year, due to the average household leak? Keep an eye out for your toilets, faucets, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures for any leaking. The sooner you get it fixed, the better. 

Contact Jupiter-Tequesta at one of our locations to discuss all your plumbing options today.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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