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Everything You Need To Know About PEX Piping

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Can you imagine living in a 30-year-old home that never experienced a leak? With PEX piping, it’s possible! PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) piping has been used for decades in other countries, but it’s new for homeowners in the United States. And guess what —  it’s the best thing since the flush toilet!

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PEX or Copper?

  • PEX is cheaper than copper!
  • PEX is faster to install compared to copper.
  • PEX is unaffected by acidic water, so it won’t corrode like copper.

PEX or Copper

  • PEX doesn’t require glue, so they work better in well-ventilated spaces.
  • PEX is less likely to burst if it freezes.
  • PEX works better when it comes to ‘fishing’ through walls in remodeling situations.

What are the Colors of PEX Piping?

PEX comes in red, blue, and white. You can use red and blue to keep track of the hold and cold lines, and the white piping can be used for either!

Does PEX Connect to Water Heaters?

Unfortunately, PEX can’t be directly connected to a water heater. First, you need to extend a pipe 18 inches from your water heater, and then you can connect the PEX to the pipe.

At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, we offer a wide variety of electrical services. Whether you’re looking for expert landscape lighting installation or new wiring for appliances, we’re here to help. Give us a call to learn more:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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5 Important HVAC Safety Guidelines For New Technicians

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

According to Education.org, “HVAC technicians hold approximately 292,000 jobs, and job openings in the field are expected to grow 9%.” While there may be plenty of availability in this field, that doesn’t mean the job comes easy. If you’re becoming a new tech, it’s important to follow these five guidelines.

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1. Protective Gear

When you’re exposed to dust, gases, and other harmful contaminants, wearing protective garments is vital to your health. You’ll need a respirator, and either goggles or a face shield to [protect your eyes from any liquids. Gloves, slip resistant shoes, a helmet, and earplugs all should also be apart of your wardrobe.

2. Safety Tools

If you want to be a successful, professional HVAC technician, you have to have the right tools for every job. Make sure you’re fully equipt with an assortment of tools including wrenches, wire strippers, an anemometer, clamp meter, and vacuum gauge. Don’t forget to perform routine maintenance of each tool to ensure everything is working properly.

3. Identifying Hazards

Before you begin any job, it’s empirical that you take the time to assess the situation. No matter how many years you have in this profession, it’s always beneficial to identify any potential hazards, so you can take the necessary safety precautions before going forth.

4. Chemical Safety

As earlier stated, you’re going to come in contact with a range of chemicals that can pose a serious threat to your health. Familiarize yourself with the substances you’re dealing with to ensure you’re handling everything the correct way.

5. Avoiding Shock

Electrocution is more common than you may realize — especially when there’s a water leak with an HVAC system. The best way to stay safe is to turn off the main circuit breakers before you begin working to avoid electrocution.

Becoming an HVAC technician is a rewarding profession — and one you won’t regret when you sign up to join the Jupiter-Tequesta team! To find out more about our positions available, or to fill out an application, click here. Give us a call to learn more:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

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Barbecue Safety For The Summer

Posted on July 26th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Backyard barbecues are the staple of summer, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon! While we enjoy the food (and the people), barbecues are actually very dangerous — attributing to 8,900 home fires! Here are a few safety tips to help prevent the risk of this happening to you!

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1. Grill outside and away from any structures.

According to a report from the NFPA, more than 27 percent of home fires are started by outdoor grills. Even more are started on a balcony or open porch. To protect you and your property, trim and cut back on any overhanging tree branches before you start up your grill.

2. Keep your grill clean.

Remove any grease or fat buildup from both your grill and the tray below. If you’re using a charcoal grill, simply dispose of the coals in a metal container once they’ve cooled off.

3. If the flame goes out, wait to re-light.

We suggest waiting five minutes after the flame blows out before you attempt to light your grill up again.

4. Wear the right clothing.

It’s not safe to wear baggy clothes — it can dangle over the grill and catch on fire.

5. Be ready to put out the fire.

Have baking soda on hand? If not a fire extinguisher or even sand will help you put out a grease fire. Just don’t ever (ever) use water!

At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, we offer a wide variety of electrical services. Whether you’re looking for expert landscape lighting installation or new wiring for appliances, we’re here to help. Give us a call to learn more:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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5 Common Household Problems That Require A Professional Electrician

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

It’s hard to imagine how much electricity we use in our daily lives. But sometimes, we may not even go an hour without its absence. From turning on our lights and using the coffee machine in the morning to texting on our cellphones and watching a movie at night. It’s safe to say that we would be lost without electricity, so be sure to call a professional if any of these common problems occur for you.

5 Common Household Problems That Require A Professional Electrician | Electrician | Jupiter | Jupiter-Tequsta

1. Flickering Lights
First, try to change the bulbs — this may just be a quick fix. If they still continue to flicker, it may be poor wiring or a faulty fixture, which a professional should attend to immediately.

2. Expensive Electrical Bills
First and foremost: make sure you always turn off the lights when you leave a room, and never keep unused appliances plugged in. If your bills are still high, it may be from older appliances or poor insulation. An electrician can help you assess the issue and make any repairs necessary.

3. Exposed Wires.
This often occurs after a home DIY project. It may seem unimportant, but it can be a huge fire hazard for your home. Call an electrician to tidy them up just in case!

4. Too Many Cables.
If your extension cord is chock full of cables, not only is this inconvenient and unsightly, it’s also dangerous. You could trip one of the cables which can cause a chain reaction. An electrician can update your outlet to fit all of the appliances you need.

5. Strange Smells.
Stop using any appliance or outlet that has an unusual smell — this is a sign to repair or replace the outlet before the chance of a fire.

At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, we offer a wide variety of electrical services. Whether you’re looking for expert landscape lighting installation or new wiring for appliances, we’re here to help. Give us a call to learn more:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Clean The Air In Your Home Through UV Air Sanitizing

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Ultraviolet light doesn’t just cause your skin to burn. In 1903, Niels Finsen used ultraviolet light to treat tuberculosis. Now, it’s used for many other reasons: sterilizing water, hospitals, and even the air inside our homes. Thinking about improving your indoor air quality? Here’s what you should know:

Clean The Air In Your Home Through UV Air Sanitizing | Plumbing | Palm Beach | Jupiter-Tequesta

How It Works? The system works with the help of a circulation system that directs airflow towards an ultraviolet light. The UV light will then eliminate any contaminant that’s suspended in the airflow.

The Advantage? Installing a UV air sanitizer will eliminate mold, pollen, pet dander, and other chemicals collected inside your home. Not only does this keep your air clean, it also helps minimize your family’s chances of getting sick.

Does Where You Live Matter? Location is very important when it comes to installing a UV sanitizer or not. For instance, if your home is located near a lake or pond, or if you live in an area with warm or humid climates, installation is necessary since you’re more prone to airborne bacteria.

If you want to start the path towards a healthier home, consider installing an HVAC UV light. And, don’t hesitate to call the professionals of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric. 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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5 Benefits Of Installing Green Safety Ductwork

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

We’ll do anything to ensure we’re protected inside of our homes. Well, what if we told you there was a product on the market that could improve your overall health while lowering your utility bills by up to 30% as well? Enticing, no? Read on to learn more about Green Safety Ductwork and all the benefits you’ll receive upon installation.

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5 Benefits Of Installing Green Safety Ductwork

 

1. Elimination of hot/cold spots. Since the material is thick and tear-resistant, the construction allows for better airflow in your home.

2. Free of poisonous gasses. Green ductwork is made with environmentally-friendly materials, which means no carcinogens like formaldehyde to worry about!

3. Reduces risk of mold growth. The anti-microbial materials reduces the growth of microbes, mildew, and other particles.

4. Energy savings of up to 30%. This powerful insulation will keep the temperature in your home just right, keeping your utility bill in check!

5. Years of protection. 10 years of being worry-free to be exact!

The ductwork in your home is a crucial element in your overall heating and air conditioning system. If improving your home’s indoor air quality is of concern to you, give the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! 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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4 Questions You NEED To Ask Your Electrician

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Are your lights are flickering, humming, or buzzing? There are plenty of DIY ways to troubleshoot the issue. However, sometimes it’s best to leave the repairs in a professional’s hands. Here are four questions you need to ask when hiring an electrician.

4 Questions You NEED To Ask Your Electrician | Electrician | Tequesta | Jupiter-Tequesta |

1. Are you licensed and insured?
You want to make sure the professional you hire has all the proper licensing, bonding, and insurance necessary. Each state has it’s own licensing rules and regulations, to find out about Florida’s, check here.

2. Do you have a business license?
Along with ensuring that the electricians are licensed, check whether the business is allowed to operate in your area.

3. How many years of experience do you have?
Experience is just as important as holding a license. Experienced electricians (or any other business person) knows the importance of quality customer service. They will be the first to steer you in the right direction and away from unnecessary expenses or repairs.

4. Do you offer a warranty?
An trusted electrician will always offer a warranty. Even still, ask whether the parts or labor or both are under warranty and how long it’s effective for.

At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, we offer a wide variety of electrical services. Whether you’re looking for expert landscape lighting installation or new wiring for appliances, we’re here to help. Give us a call to learn more:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Prepping Your Home For Hurricane Season

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Predictions for this years hurricane season calls for an above-normal number of tropical storms. First things first, protect you and your family. The best way to protect you and your family? By prepping your home. Let the countdown to November 30 (the end date of storm season) begin!

Prepping Your Home For Hurricane Season | Plumbing | Palm Beach | Jupiter-Tequesta
Storm-guard your home. It’s important to fix every inch of your home before a storm. For instance, lock up any outdoor furnishings, clean out your gutters, and schedule any other home repairs. You should also consider purchasing window covers or storm shutters and hiring a professional to caulk your doors and windows.

Safety-proof your landscaping. Your outdoor landscaping is just as vulnerable to a storm as the inside of your home is. Hire help to trim and tie down your trees and shrubs and replace your gravel with shredded bark — this will help prevent any damages as the wind blows.

Assess your insurance coverage. Home insurance policies vary. So, depending on where you live, you may or may not have wind damage apart of your package. If not, call your insurance to purchase a separate wind policy — don’t wait until a storm is approaching!

  • This is also the perfect time to decide if you want to purchase flood insurance (not include under homeowners insurance). If your home is in a flood zone, you’re required to buy flood insurance. However, you may need it even outside the designated food areas.

If you need help preparing your homes plumbing, heating, cooling, or electrical before a storm — call the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta! Our seasoned plumbers can be at your Palm Beach, Martin or St. Lucie County home 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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4 Ways To Stay Cool On The Fourth Of July

Posted on June 28th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Fourth of July is around the corner, which means it’s time for lots of parties, barbecues, and patriotic fun! Since you’ll be spending most of your time outdoors this weekend, why not give your air conditioner a break? After all, it’s one of the busiest season of the year for your system! Here are four ways to stay cool, without your air conditioner, on the Fourth of July.

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4 Ways To Stay Cool On The Fourth Of July

 

1. Prep outside. Even though your festivities are outside, some people tend to flock inside for food and drinks. The constant opening and closing of your doors can result in a lot of conditioned air being let out of your house. Prep all your food outside, so you can keep your home cool!

2. Close the blinds. Since all of your guests will be partying outside, there’s no reason to let the sunlight in your empty home. Blocking out the sun’s rays can help prevent your home from heating up and making your AC unit work harder.

3. Use portable fans. It’s definitely going to be hot this holiday weekend, and you don’t want to make your party-goers sweat! Keep your company cool without running up your energy bills with a portable, battery-operated fan!

4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! One of the biggest summertime health concerns (not just on the 4th of July) is dehydration. You should be drinking 16 to 32 ounces of fluids every hour, but make sure you’re not just serving your guest’s soda and iced tea! Although they may seem refreshing, these drinks have a large amount of sugar, and can actually make you more dehydrated. Stick to water bottles instead!

If you bump into plumbing, cooling, or electrical problems in your home this Fourth of July, don’t hesitate to call the professionals 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:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Can You Beat The Summer Heat Without Your AC?

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

There’s not much to complain about during the summer. Except for when you’re tossing and turning in bed, trying to fall asleep in a sticky, humid room. Well, what if we told you that you could beat the summer heat, without the help of your AC system? It may seem impossible, but we have a few tricks up our sleeves!

Can You Beat The Summer Heat Without Your AC? | Electrician| Jupiter | Jupiter-Tequesta |

1.Choose cotton. Opt for Light-colored bed linens, made of lightweight materials. They are breathable and perfect for promoting ventilation and airflow.

2.Be creative. Fans don’t only blow hot air around. Adjust your ceiling fans so the blades run counter-clockwise. This will pull the hot air up and out instead of just around the room.

3.Go old-school. We’re kicking it back a few years (or more) with this tip. Make a DIY air conditioner by positioning a bowl full of ice in front of a fan. The breeze will pick up the cold water from the ice, creating a cooling mist.

4.Stay low. Since hot air rises, set up your bed or cot as close to the ground as possible. If you live in a multi-floor home, sleep on the ground floor instead of the upper level.

If you bump into plumbing, cooling, or electrical problems in your home, don’t hesitate to call the professionals 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:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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