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How To Increase Your Home’s Value with Landscape Lighting

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

No, we’re not going to tell you to add more plants to your yard. But, if your home is looking a little dark and gloomy at night, you may want to add some landscape lighting.

Not only will it help illuminate your home, it will also help increase your home’s value over time. landscape lighting | Jupiter-Tequesta | HVAC | Plumbing

Curb Appeal

Highlighting your lawn, trees, walkway, and other aesthetic points in your yard make your home more pleasing to the eye. This will also make your home more appealing to potential future home buyers.

Professionally installed lighting can even make your property appear larger than it is.

Improved Safety and Security

When you illuminate your walkway, you limit the chances of someone getting hurt on their walk to the front door. It’s also an effective way to keep intruders at bay, which can even help you save money on your homeowner’s insurance premium.

Cozy Feel

Adding small, but substantial lighting will make your property feel more like home. You can add lighting around your pool, backyard kitchen, or seating area, which gives you the opportunity to hang around your backyard with family and friends even when the sun goes down.

Figure out where you need landscape lighting the most, here. Or simply give us a call! Our professional technicians will ensure that your new lighting is installed safely for you and your family. Visit our website to learn more about our landscape lighting services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740 | Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822 | Martin: (772) 546-2822 | St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Caution: Don’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

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Slow draining sink? Before you head to the store to pick up a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, think twice! Many homeowners don’t realize that liquid drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good. Here are a few reasons why you should pick up the phone and give a professional plumber a call instead.

Why You Should Avoid Liquid Drain Cleaners:

  • They Damage Your Plumbing

Liquid drain cleaners are made with strong chemicals that can actually eat away at your plumbing system.

  • They Are Toxic

Store-bought drain cleaners are filled with toxic chemicals that are dangerous for you and your family to inhale. If you do use them, make sure that the room is very well ventilated (open some windows!).

  • They Might Not Work

They don’t always work! Often times, people find that they purchase liquid drain cleaner and then have to call a plumber anyway. Calling a professional can help save you time and money in the end.

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing, don’t hesitate to give our professional technicians a call! We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing and drain cleaning needs.

Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740

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Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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5 Questions To Ask Before Your AC Installation

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Your A/C isn’t going to last forever. However, 10 to 15 years is still a pretty long time. So when the time comes to inevitably say goodbye, you’re going to want to make sure you contact the right people for the job. Here are a few questions to ask your potential technician.

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1. What Size System Do I Need?

Which size properly cools my home? You’ll want a contractor who measures all insulation R-values, window types, duct leakage, and more.

2. Can My Current Ductwork Be Used?

Also, are there any leaks? Should my ductwork be cleaned? It’s not free to run your system monthly, so you don’t want to waste that cooling through your ducts.

3. Is Your Company Bonded and Insured?

Make sure whoever you hire can provide you will proof. As well as your estimate and terms and conditions in writing.

4. How Long Will The Installation Take?

What’s the timetable from start to finish? You’ll also want to know if the company cleans up and hauls away the old unit or if that’s an extra fee.

5. Do You Follow ACCA Standards?

To ensure your contractor is getting the job done correctly, head over to the ACCA website and download their Quality HVAC Installation Checklist.

Are you having a hard time keeping your home a comfortable temperature? The experts at Jupiter-Tequesta can diagnose and repair your A/C problem and help you decide if an A/C replacement is the right choice for your home needs.

Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
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St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Jupiter-Tequesta: Top Plumbers in Jupiter Florida

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Everyone needs a go-to plumber for their home or business. You want a company that understands your needs, has plumbing expertise, and delivers exceptional customer satisfaction. Here at Jupiter-Tequesta, we believe we fit that bill. Here are a few reasons why you should count on us!

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Experience

Our plumbers are fully-trained and ready to evaluate your plumbing issue. We understand that every home is different, and that’s why our plumbing team is prepared to tackle anything from water leaks to water heater installation. Need a repair? Our expert plumbers will troubleshoot your plumbing needs and provide you with our best estimate of the cost of the repair.

Focus

Our team focuses wholeheartedly on customer satisfaction. We understand that 100 percent client success is the purpose of our work, not a byproduct. With Jupiter-Tequesta, your satisfaction is guaranteed — in writing. We vow to make you completely happy!

Dedication

We take our commitment to the community seriously. We get involved in community activities that help the people in our area and around the state. Some recent contributions include providing food for the needy, free AC for some beneficiaries who are in need and cannot afford maintenance of their AC unit, and supporting community organizations.

We do it all. Call Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for all of your plumbing needs! We specialize in both installations and repairs. Give us a call today for more information about how we can be of service to you, whether you need help installing a new dishwasher or a simple toilet repair.

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
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St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Bathroom Codes For Your Home

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Bathroom codes may restrict some of your design dreams, but they are put in place as a guide to help you create a safe space. Use the codes below to help you during your bathroom remodel in the new year.Bathroom codes to follow | Jupiter-Tequesta

Sinks

  • Sinks should be at least 4 inches from another sink, a bathtub, and side walls.
  • Sinks should also have a minimum of 21 inches of clearance in front.

Showers and Bathtubs

  • There’s no maximum size when it comes to building showers, but they must at least be 30 inches.
  • Since shower doors are typically glass, they have to at least have 24 inches of opening clearance.
  • Some areas require water-saving shower heads that limit water flow.

Toilets

  • Toilets need at least 21 inches of clearance in front. However, 30 inches gives you more space.
  • Many areas require water-saving devices on the toilet.

Ventilation and Electrical

  • All lights above the bathtub and shower are required to be waterproof.
  • Outlets must be GFCI outlets.
  • You’re required to have ventilation in your bathrooms. This can be either a window or a fan.

If there’s ever an issue with your plumbing, electric, heating or cooling, the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta are more than happy to come help — even during the busy holiday season! Give us a call to learn more!

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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4 Common Residential Heating and Cooling System Problems

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

We all dream of owning a home one day. What doesn’t come to mind are all the responsibilities and problems that come along with it. Here are four of the most common heating and cooling problems you may run into as a homeowner.

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1. Poor Airflow

If you can hear your A/C, but you can’t feel it, it may be time to change your air filter. Replacing filters is one of the most important tasks to remember as a homeowner. A dirty air filter can strain on your system to work harder, causing major problems down the road.

2. Low Refrigerant

Low or leaky refrigerant can also cause your A/C to work harder, which means it takes more effort to cool your house. This demand can eat away at your electricity and lead to a huge spike in your utility bills.

3. Condenser Coil

Your condenser coil is typically placed outside. Because of that, the coils are exposed to the outdoor elements (i.e. rain and snow). If you notice that your coils are dirty, call an expert technician to turn your power off and rinse away the dirt and debris.

4. Ignition Problems

Ignition lights may shut off due to a malfunctioning flame sensor, delayed burner, or dirt. Since this appliance is dealing with gas and high voltages, it’s best to call a professional for a helping hand!

Call the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta— we’ll come check on your homes HVAC and plumbing systems to make sure everything is working at peak efficiency. With a large service department, we are able to handle your home comfort demands and emergency situations in the same day! Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
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Garbage Disposal Rules For The Holidays

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

If you’ve been using your garbage disposal as a second garbage bin, stop now. Abusing your trusty kitchen appliance will only lead to clogs and hefty plumbing repairs! And no one wants to be dealing with plumbing repairs during the holidays!Garbage disposal rules | Jupiter-Tequesta

Garbage Disposal Do’s

  • Your garbage disposal shouldn’t have a problem grinding up small pieces of citrus fruit — so throw away those citrus peels if you have them! Doing os will also freshen up your drains scent.
  • Egg shells can be thrown into your disposal. They actually help clean and sharpen the blades.
  • Coffee grounds can also go down as well. However, keep in mind that coffee grounds in large amounts can cause backups.

Garbage Disposal Don’ts

  • Don’t ever pour grease, oil or fat down the drain — even if you have a garbage disposal. Cooled grease solidifies, making blockages more likely.
  • No stringy vegetables either (i.e. celery, asparagus, and potatoes)! They’ll just wrap around the blades.
  • Don’t throw your pasta down the drain either. Pasta expands every time it comes into contact with water, so it will definitely clog up your plumbing system.

If your garbage disposal becomes jammed or clogged, you can count on us for fast service, up-front prices and 100 percent customer satisfaction — even during the busy holiday season. Contact the plumbing experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
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Holiday Lights Safety Checklist

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

It’s crunch time for holiday decorating. But just because you need to string your lights quickly, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it safely. Keep your holidays both merry and bright by following our holiday lights safety checklist.

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1. Inspect Light Strings

Check if your lights are damaged and if so, throw them away! Any frayed or cracked cords or broken sockets lead to fires.

2. Replace Burned-Out Bulbs

Sockets without any bulbs can cause the entire string to overheat.

3. Make Sure Exterior Lights are UL-Rated

Unlike the lights inside your home, your exterior lights need to be weather-resistant — including the extension cords!

4. Don’t Attach Light Strands with Nails or Staples

Attaching lights with nails or staples can cut through the wire insulation and be very hazardous. Use UL-approved hangers instead.

5. Take Exterior Lights Down Within 90 Days

If we had it our way, we would keep Christmas lights up year-round. However, the longer they stay up, the more prone they are to weather damage.

6. Store Lights Safely

After the holidays are over, string your lights loosely around a piece of cardboard and wrap it in fabric to protect the bulbs. This will prevent your lights from tangling, so they can be used year after year.

If there’s ever an issue with your electric, the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric are more than happy to come help — even during the busy holiday season! Give us a call to learn more!

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

We know that home heating and cooling costs can be high — especially during the winter months. Fortunately, smart thermostats can help you save and keep your home a comfortable temperature year-round. They adjust based on time of day and humidity, so you save money and energy even when you aren’t home.Upgrade Your Thermostat | Jupiter-Tequesta

Energy Savings

You can tell your smart thermostat to turn off when you leave the house for work and turn on again just in time for when you return!

Easy Accessibility

Many smart thermostats even have remote management via WiFi, which means you can adjust the temperature of your home from your phone or tablet no matter where you are.

Lower Utility Bills

Since you will be reducing your home energy use, you’ll see a difference in your monthly utility bill as well — that’s what we call a win-win.

Comfortable Home

With a smart thermostat, you don’t have to worry about your home being uncomfortable if you turn the thermostat up before you leave for the day. Since everything adjusts automatically, your home will always feel comfortable.

Smart Technology

If you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat at a certain time every day, the thermostat will learn to adjust itself for you. Over time, the system learns your needs and adjusts so that you’re comfortable 24/7.

Are you having a hard time keeping your home a comfortable temperature? The experts at Jupiter-Tequesta can diagnose and repair your A/C problem and help you decide if a smart thermostat is the right choice for your home needs.

Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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LED Holiday Lights: 6 Need To Know Tips

Posted on December 7th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Are you rocking old-fashioned bulbs this season? Before you start decking the halls, we think you should light up your home with LED lights instead. Here are 6 reasons why. hvac technician | heating | cooling | plumber | tequesta | ac repair | drain cleaning

  1. You Save Money.

According to Energy Star, LED light bulbs use up to 90% less energy. That results in a $50 energy savings for an average family during the holidays.

  1. However, They Cost More.

A standard string of incandescent bulbs can cost around $5 to $7 whereas LED bulbs can cost around $10 and up.

  1. LED Lights Last Longer.

LED bulbs can last you all season long — and then some! They can approximately last up to 50,000 hours, which means the jolly season can last 5 years if you want it to!

  1. You Can String A Large Amount.

To be safe, you shouldn’t connect more than three light strings. However, with LED light strands, you can connect up to at least 10 — sometimes even 87 — totaling 1,500 feet!

  1. LED Lights Have A Brighter Hue.

Colored and even white LED holiday lights are more vibrant in color than conventional lights, so some people like to stick to their old set. Check the LED label to see if the bulbs you are choosing have a bright or warm white hue to avoid this issue.

  1. They Reduce Fires.

Since LED lights stay cooler, they reduce home fires!

LED holiday lights are a great alternative to incandescent bulbs. However, if there’s ever an issue with your electric, the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric are more than happy to come help (no matter the bulb selection)! Give us a call to learn more!

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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