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Why Is My AC Leaking?

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Nearly 90 percent of all central air service calls are related to leaks. Although these leaks tend to be relatively small, if left unchecked, they can cause a tremendous amount of damage.

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1. A Clogged Condensate Line

This is the most common cause of A/C leaks. When the line is clogged, water backs up and floods the overflow pan. However, modern A/C units are equipped with a water-overflow cut off switch, which automatically shuts down the system if it detects a clogged line.

2. The Overflow Pan

This pan is a piece of equipment that catches any condensation from the A/C unit. If you’re noticing a leak, carefully inspect the pan for damage. Small holes and cracks can be patched, but it’s usually best to replace it.

3. A Clogged Filter.

Most filters are designed to be used for one to two months. Nevertheless, you should still inspect the filter every month, even during the cooler seasons. If the filter appears dirty, replace it immediately. A dirty filter can cause ice to form on the unit’s evaporators coils, and when that ice melts, it drips water.

Whatever the case of your leak may be, it’s important to schedule an A/C repair immediately. If you have any questions about your home’s air conditioning system, or you run into any problems don’t hesitate to give our professionals at Jupiter-Tequesta a call. We are here to help you with all of your home cooling needs! Visit our website to learn more about our 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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How Do I Fix My Clogged Drain?

Posted on April 12th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Newsflash: Your home isn’t perfect. Eventually, problems are going to arise, including clogged drains.

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Before you go reaching for the chemical products, we urge you to consider using three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen — hot water, baking soda, and vinegar.

The Natural Cleaning Method For Clogged Drains

Why these three specific ingredients you ask? Well, baking soda and hot water will help loosen up the particles at the bottom of your drain. Once you add vinegar, the chemical reaction will dissolve anything else the baking soda and water couldn’t clean.

What are the benefits?

The ingredients in chemical cleaners can damage your pipes even more than a clogged drain can! Vinegar and baking soda are both a healthy and inexpensive option, so why not use it?

Unclog Your Drain In 6 Easy Steps

  1. Boil 1 cup of water and pour it down your drain.
  2. Add ½ cup of baking soda — let it sit for at least one minute.
  3. Pour 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of boiling water down the drain.
  4. Cover the drain to keep the chemical reaction down and set a timer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Flush your drain with boiling water once more, and repeat these steps from the beginning if need be.

In the end, sometimes a professional needs to come in and get the job done! If you run into any plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta! Our technicians are here to help you get things back up and running! 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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Why Do My Circuits Keep Tripping?

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Have you ever had to go outside to mess with your tripped circuit breaker? Looking at all those wires is flat out confusing.

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However, understanding why the problem is occurring can help you solve the problem quicker. A circuit breaker “trips” or shuts off the electrical flow to protect the circuit from overheating and causing damage. So before you go and flip the switch on again, determine where the root of the trip is coming from.

Circuit Overload

This means you’re running too many heavy power consuming devices at the same time on the same circuit.

  1. Redistribute the devices to another circuit.
  2. Turn off some devices on the circuit to reduce the electrical load.

Short Circuit

A short circuit happens when a “hot” black wire touches another hot wire or a neutral wire. When these two wires cross paths, a large number of current flows, creating more heat than the circuit can handle, so it shuts off.

  • Check your outlets, a short circuit can be caused by a loose connection or improper wiring.

Ground Fault

Similar to a short circuit, a ground fault happens when a hot wire touches the ground wire. If you reset your outlet and plug your appliances back in, but it trips again, you most likely have a ground fault issue with your circuit.

Fixing electrical issues can be tricky. If you are unsure of how to solve the problem, you can put yourself in serious danger.  If you run into an electrical outlet problem, you can rely on Jupiter-Tequesta to help. We offer fast 24-hour, 7-day emergency service, 365 days of the year! Call Jupiter-Tequesta for more information on our services or to schedule an appointment.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822


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Why Is My Electrical Bill So High?

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Going through your electric bill is like trying to solve a mystery – where did all of these charges come from?! The source of the problem actually may be coming from inside your home (gasp).

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To help you start saving money, we’ve identified a few culprits behind your high power usage.

Vampire Appliances

If you’re turning your appliances and electronics off, but keeping them plugged into the outlet, you’re drawing phantom power. Even in standby mode, these items can draw extra electricity.

Save energy by connecting devices to a power strip and turning it off when you’re not using them.

Overfeeding Big Items

The larger items in your house (i.e., fridges, dishwashers, and washing machines) are the most energy-consuming and alone can make up a third of your energy bill.

Try only to run your dishwasher or washing machine with full loads, and avoid heated drying as much as possible. And while your refrigerator may need to be running continuously, try to reduce its workload by avoiding overstocking and fixing any leaks or other issues.

Using Appliances Past Their Prime

Everything has an expiration date, even your household appliances. If you’re sticking with an outdated item, it may be the reason your electric bill is through the roof.

To fix this problem, simply upgrade to new energy-efficient models — they use four times less electricity than older ones.

Creating A Device-Charging Frenzy

The more high-tech you are, the more likely you are to have these devices plugged in, sucking in power from your home. Not only will unplugging your appliances keep your electric bill low, but unnecessary charging can also shorten your battery life, rather than increase it.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for more tips on electrical safety. Guidelines like these can help you avoid serious injury and even death.

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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How To Clean Your Landscape Lights

Posted on April 4th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Our outdoor lighting fixtures suffer from the environmental elements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Can you remember the last time you checked them out, performed maintenance, or gave them a quick cleaning?

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Cleaning your landscape lights will enhance their beauty and improve the quality of the light cast.

Read on for the basic steps and tips to perform your lighting maintenance this season.

The Right Way To Clean Your Landscape Lights

Step One

Disconnect all power sources before cleaning to avoid any serious injuries and let the bulbs cool off before you begin cleaning. Also remove any dirt, leaves, and other debris that may have collected around the fixtures.

Step Two

Fill a bucket with water and mix in a small amount of liquid soap. Then fill the second bucket with plain water; this will be your rinse water. Use a soft cloth to wipe away any dirt and debris from the outer casing. Use a soft-bristled brush to remove dirt from crevices and under/around any decorative accents.

TIP: For extra shine, spray glass cleaner on the cover of the light and wipe away with a lint-free cloth.

Additional Tips and Advice

  1. Go to the manufacturer’s website for cleaning tips on a specific product.
  2. Check the cords to your lights periodically for any signs of wear or damage.
  3. For safety reasons, some outdoor lighting should only be maintained by a specially trained professional. Consult with Jupiter-Tequesta for more information.

When all components of your lighting have dried completely, reconnect the power source and enjoy the beauty of all your hard work! If you run into any problems with your home’s landscape lighting, don’t hesitate to give our technicians at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! We are here to help you keep things running smoothly – for less!

Visit our website to learn more about our 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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New Homeowners? Here’s What To Look For In Your Plumbing

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

When you’re searching for a new home, you’re thinking about the square footage, the neighborhood, and the price range. The last thing on your mind is the pipes inside the walls.

But you don’t want to buy your dream home with serious damage and costly repairs if you can address them beforehand — right?

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What To Look For In Your Plumbing While You Are House Hunting

1. Aging Water Heater

Typically a water heater lasts ten years. But, if you end up in a home with an expired water heater, the bottom of the system can give out and cause flooding. It may be hard to tell how old it is based off looking at it, but a professional can tell you all the signs of an aging water hero heater.

2. Leaky Toilets

If a toilet isn’t draining properly more than likely, it’s a sign of a bigger problem — like leaks! To check if the toilet is in good condition, check it before feel soft or the bowl wiggles. A leaking toilet can rise and fall through your floor.

3. Outdated Sewage System

Check the sewage system for water, seepage for unpleasant smells — all of which are warning signs of something bad. If it’s a city or county system, the sewer will run out to the street or city main. If it’s septic, it will run into a tank or field.

4. Poorly Installed Water Pipes

To know if your future home has poorly installed water pipes, look for these warning signs; pinhole leaks corroded joints, and warn piping. If you notice a restrictive flow coming from the home strength, there’s a good chance the pipes aren’t big enough. The pipe should also be properly insulated; this keeps them from freezing and even bursting.

If you do run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, 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

For more tips on everything from home cooling to do-it-yourself plumbing, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube today.


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Jupiter-Tequesta: March 2018 Reviews

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

At Jupiter Tequesta Plumbing, 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!

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Customer Reviews March 2018:

“Wendell was fantastic! Took care of our issue and was such a pleasure to work with. We will definitely recommend Jupiter-Tequesta to everyone.” – Ana L.

“Fantastic service! Chris did an awesome job, even though he had to follow up and correct a previous employees’ poor work. In the end, the issues are fixed, and I could not be more impressed with this company’s professionalism and trustworthiness. This is the ONLY company I’ll ever use or recommend!” – Rob F

“Best company by far! Excellent quality of service and caring!” – Shanon M.

“Extremely timely and professional service on both my install of new 5 ton and 3-ton units and follow up service. Techs are top notch and really know their product. Very impressed with Joseph.” – Gary K.

Eric did an awesome job and he is more friendly. He fixed the issues very quickly.” – Rajasekar K.

“Sean performed our requested air conditioner checkup in a very professional manner. We would recommend (him) and Jupiter-Tequesta to anyone needing this type of service.” – Homer T.

“Jupiter-Tequesta has always provided us with good air conditioning service and our routine maintenance service call today was no exception. Service technician Chris LeBlanc arrived timely, was respectful of our home, and thoroughly cleaned and inspected both the air handler and the rooftop compressor. Chris made suggestions to improve the efficiency and extend the life of both the air handler and compressor. Chris left the work area clean and provided a written, detailed description of the services performed and recommendations for system improvements. We will request Chris LeBlanc for our next service call.” – Theodore H.

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

For more tips on everything from home cooling to do-it-yourself plumbing, find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube today.


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4 Easy Ways To Help Volunteer In Your Community

Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

In order to be a successful business, you need the support of your local community. And large companies aren’t the only ones who can make a real difference. Smaller businesses and their leaders have important roles to play too.

It’s extremely gratifying to have your employees bond over something that’s meaningful to everyone. Here are some ways your company can successfully start giving back:

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Encourage Employees To Volunteer

Make volunteering a priority and put it on the calendar just like any other scheduled meeting or event.

Giving your employees an avenue to give back is important to morale and builds a collaborative and inspired team.

Work with local organizations

What are the social and economic problems in your area that your company can help resolve? Local businesses could use your help and will welcome the support!

Sponsor or organize an event

What are the issues your employees are passionate about tackling? You can work together to be involved in sponsoring charity events or even your local youth sports teams. These are just a few simple ways to help out with very minimal time investment.

Offer your skills

As a leader in your industry, your expertise is valuable to many people. Consider teaching classes to local residents or being a guest speaker at a conference.

One of the greatest values of any company is its ability to donate knowledge.

Jupiter-Tequesta loves giving back to our community! Vote for the charity you would like to see us donate to this month. If there’s a specific charity you would like to see nominated in the future, contact our marketing department. (561) 747-5740 ext. 1012 | rachel@jupiter-tequesta.com.

Visit our website to learn more about our 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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Do I Need a Water Heater?

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

There are several telltale signs you need a new water heater. And with new federal regulations requiring water heaters to be more energy efficient, it’s important to know if and how you’ll be affected. Are you experiencing any of the following?Electric water heater | Jupiter Tequesta

It’s More Than 10 Years Old

This one’s relatively simple. No water heater can last forever, unfortunately. If your water heater is 10-12+ years old, it may be time for a new one. Call in a professional for help determining whether or not it’s time for a new unit. Not sure how old your water heater is? “Find the age by looking for the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker on the upper portion of the water heater,” advises Angie’s List.

It Has Sprung a Leak

Repair isn’t really an option when a water heater has sprung a leak. This happens when minerals in your water react with steel, leading to corrosion. If you notice a leak, contact us as soon as possible to learn about your replacement options.

It’s Affecting The Quality of Your Water

If rust or sediment is visible in your water supply, you may need a new water heater. This water quality issue can occur as your unit ages. According to the Home Depot, water quality problems definitely indicate that you need a new water heater.

Not everyone needs a new water heater. Call in the professionals of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric. We’ll help troubleshoot issues and ascertain if it’s time for a new water heater. Get in touch by dialing (561) 747-5740 or connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
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Jupiter-Tequesta Electrical Services

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric offers a wide variety of electrical services, including surge protection, landscape lighting, and even hot tubs and spas! In fact, chances are we can take care of just about any electrical need you have. Let’s take a closer look.

Our Palm Beach County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County Electrical Services
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  • Troubleshooting
  • Generators
  • Lighting
  • Home Safety Check
  • Panels
  • Surge Protection
  • Phone Jacks
  • Cable Outlets
  • ARC-Fault Breakers
  • Smoke Detectors
  • GFCI’s
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Meter Bases
  • Overhead
  • Power to Pools
  • Breakers and Fuses
  • Outlets Switches
  • Code Corrections
  • New Wiring For Appliances
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Motors
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Water Heaters
  • Hot Tubs & Spas
  • Maintenance
  • Surge Protectors
  • Track Lighting
  • A/C Hook-Ups
  • Panel Up Grades
  • Sub Panels
  • Light Switches
  • Electrical Outlets

Please keep in mind that if your electrical needs aren’t on this list, we can still help. Just give us a call and ask! We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take care of your electrical needs.

**A subsidiary of FPL Energy Services, Inc. (EC#13006338) has purchased Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric. During the period of transition, FPL Energy Services will be performing electrical contracting work under a separate contract.

Don’t trust just anyone with your electrical equipment. The experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric will provide an experience unlike any other. That’s because your experience is our first priority. Get in touch today to learn more about our electrical services:

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

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