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

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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
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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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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November Reviews 2017: Jupiter-Tequesta

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

At Jupiter Tequesta Plumbing Inc., we understand that 100% customer satisfaction is the purpose of our work, not a by-product. So if you are looking for an HVAC or plumber in Palm Beach, Martin or St. Lucie counties, we should be the one you call! Why? Because of what our past customers are saying about our services!hvac technician | heating | cooling | plumber | tequesta | ac repair | drain cleaning

“Awesome work! Neat job and very professional and polite!” – Mary Jo K.

“Sean was great – honest, on time and helpful!” – Corey A.

“Carlos was exceptionally professional and helpful. Arrived on time, explained in detail what the problem was and gave tips on how to avoid it happening in the future. I’ve used Jupiter – tequesta air for the past 10 years and wouldn’t even think about changing companies.” – Sarah B.

“From the first phone call in to JT, I know to expect another great experience. Steve underscored the great. We appreciate the high level of service and reinforced our decision to maintain all of our service programs. Thanks for making it all effortless.” – Lynn P.

“The service and technician (James) were excellent. Arrived within the expected time window. James explained everything up front and throughout the diagnosis and repair process. A great experience and I would definitely recommend them and use them myself again.” – Ralph L.

“Ronnie C was awesome. He called to see if I was available earlier than previously scheduled and he was great once he started the job. Our outside lanterns have been a pain to fix in the past, but Ronnie was able to fix everything. Very happy with our service today!” – Tanya H.

“Jesse was amazing! He was able to quickly identify our A/C issues and provided us with options that were easily explained. I’d recommend him for his professionalism and knowledge.” – Gabby C.

If you do run into any problems with your home’s plumbing this Thanksgiving, don’t hesitate to give our professionals at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing 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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How To Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Your stomach may be ready for Thanksgiving dinner, but is your home? We have a few tips to help you have an easy, energy efficient holiday party.

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Plan Ahead

It’s important to have dishes everyone can enjoy on Thanksgiving. Speak with your family and friends and figure out their favorite foods, allergies, etc. Planning a menu ahead of time helps ease the stress day of.

Keep Things Indoors

You should still schedule time to relax outside — play some flag football, have some drinks, and enjoy! But at some point during the day, try to keep everyone inside (or out). This will help decrease the amount of cool (or warm) air being wasted on Thanksgiving Day.

Change Your Filter

It’s important to change your air filter on a regular basis. This will help improve your indoor air and the efficiency of your HVAC system. So what better time then an upcoming holiday party to do so?

Adjust Your Thermostat

Saving money is up for grabs this Thanksgiving! Turn down your thermostat — all the cooking and the amount of guests in your home will raise the temperature in your home, naturally.

 

If you do run into any problems with your home’s plumbing this Thanksgiving, don’t hesitate to give our professionals at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing 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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How To Avoid a Halloween Plumbing Disaster

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

It’s a spooky time in the neighborhood! Ghosts and witches are guarding front doors and skeletons are rising from people’s lawns. One thing that shouldn’t frighten you this time of the year: Your plumbing!

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How To Avoid a Halloween Plumbing Disaster

Don’t put pumpkins down the drain.

Whether you are carving the pumpkins or creating a feast of pies with them, pumpkin rinds, guts, and seeds don’t go down the drain (or garbage disposal)! Everything inside a pumpkin can clog your drains, leading to costly repairs. Avoid a malfunctioning nightmare and throw the trash or compost pile instead.

Don’t ignore spooky sounds.

Are you hearing some frightful sounds coming from your pipes lately? Don’t let all those horror movies scare you. If your pipes are rattling, it could mean they aren’t properly secured. Call your local plumber to get the issue fixed right away!

Don’t let your faucets keep dripping.

If you do this, running water isn’t the only thing you’ll be hearing — you’ll be screaming when you see your water bill at the end of the month! It may not seem like much, but a leaky faucet can add up to a few extra gallons of water per day!

We hope you enjoy all the fun things going on in Jupiter, Florida this Halloween. Should your home encounter any problems during this frightful night, don’t sweat it. 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!

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

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Spooky Homeowner Stories: Is Your HVAC Haunted?

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Is your home haunted? Or is it just your HVAC? We’re here to debunk three of the most common misconceptions your home experiences during this spooky fall season.

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The Creepy Closing Door

Are your doors creaking slowly without anyone around? This is probably due to a fan — not a supernatural being. Pressure imbalances can lead to an “airflow competition.” Sometimes the fan in your HVAC system turning on can cause an interior door to shut.

Haunted Registers

If you’re hearing a scary wailing sound, like those heard in haunted-house movies, don’t be afraid! Those mysterious sounds are coming from your HVACs grilles and registers. As air passes through the vanes, a wailing sound will occur, due to the speed the air is traveling. Performance-grade grilles and registers can reduce noise issues — and your local HVAC tech can help with that.

Hot and Cold Rooms

There are two main reasons why you may experience drastic temperature changes in some of the rooms in your home. HINT: Neither of them have to do with ghosts! Hot and chilly rooms are related to duct losses and room surface temperatures impacted over the course of the day.

We hope you have a spooky, but safe, Halloween! Should your home encounter any problems during this frightful night, don’t sweat it. 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!

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

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Where To Celebrate Halloween In Florida 2017

Posted on October 4th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

There’s only 27 days left until the spookiest day of the year begins! If you’re unsure how to celebrate with your fellow ghosts and goblins, don’t fear. When it comes to Halloween, Florida knows how to celebrate!

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Nightmare On The Beach – Lummus Park

Over one thousand guests are expected to attend this Halloween event, supporting The Little Lighthouse Foundation. There will be top shelf cocktails, delicious foods, and live entertainment to enjoy.
Time: October 27 & 28
Admission: Prices vary – buy online.

Zoo Boo – Miami Zoo

There’s something for everyone at one of South Florida’s premier Halloween events. Kids can trick-or-treat, participate in costume contests, view special animal performances, and more! Let’s just say, this event did not get recognized as ‘2017 Best Things To Do This Halloween In Florida’ for no reason.
Time: October 28 & 29
Admission: Prices vary – buy online.

Vizcaya 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner – Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

This all-inclusive Halloween party attracts thousands of guests each year, and for good reason. Because not only do you get to celebrate this spooky holiday all night long, it also benefits the continued preservation of Vizcaya, a National Historic Landmark.
Time: October 28 & 29
Admission: Prices vary – buy online.

2017 Fantasy Fest Parade – Duval Street, Key West

This Halloween block party has been rocking Duval Street since 1979! And this year, with Bud Light as its host, it’s bound to be the best one yet!
Time: October 28 & 29
Admission: FREE

We hope you have a spooky, but safe, Halloween! Should your home encounter any problems during this frightful night, don’t sweat it. 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!

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

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