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January 7, 2019

Both men and women alike are often aggravated by the presence of hair in their shower. It is normal for both sexes to experience some degree of hair loss during their lives. However, this falling hair can soon create serious issues in the shower drain. Although men are also to blame here, women face the brunt of the blame because of their longer hair that causes more serious blockages. Instead of dealing with a clogged shower drain, consider preventing the issue altogether by following the tips below. (1) Purchase a hair catcher: The hair catcher should be placed over the shower drain. […]

January 4, 2019

The heat flow in your home should be maximized as much as possible. By following the below tips that are both easy and cheap, you could have both more maximized heat and energy efficiency. Use the Curtains to Your Advantage: By leaving your curtains open when the sun is out, you can absorb the most possible free heat into your home. Only shut the drapes after nightfall for extra insulation that lets less warmth exit your home. Also make sure that your windows have no leaks or gaps to prevent drafts from coming in and heat from going out. Programmable […]

January 1, 2019

Do you know what causes pipes to freeze? Outside water coming into your home during the winter months is significantly more cold than it is during the summer. Pipes weaken from contracting during contact with cold water, and the weakened areas are subject to cracks and leaks. As water freezes in a crack, it expands and can cause the pipe to burst. As a result, your home can suffer hundreds to thousands of dollars in plumbing damages. Unfortunately, it’s not practical to heat up the temperature of the ground water surrounding your home. Your best move is to immediately check […]

December 28, 2018

What do you do if you wake up at 2AM and the heating system is out? The house is cold and you’re standing there in the middle of the night with no other source of heat. Your first thoughts probably go to the cost of emergency heating repairs or, even worse, a new furnace. But, before you start worrying, let’s go through some troubleshooting steps you can try before calling us. ESCO Heating, AC, Plumbing & Electric is here to help you with all of your heating and cooling needs. We are a fully-licensed, locally owned and operated, HVAC contractor […]

December 24, 2018

Some people (my family and I included!) don’t enjoy the weeks leading up to Christmas, while some people really like the lead up. It makes me feel stressed from the time it begins and I don’t get the warm glow of Christmas, even though the decorations are pretty and the stores are all busy. The movie-like Christmas get together is unachievable, and the pressure to have the perfect family time, perfect gift wrapping, and the perfect friends and family is too much. We can start to feel detached from Christmas when the media pressures us to constantly smile and laugh, […]

December 22, 2018

Your home’s electrical system is controlled by the electric panel that is commonly referred to as the circuit breaker. This device distributes power throughout the home to its various electrical outlets and can be easily switched on or off. When there is an over current or short circuit in the system, the panel’s various fuses or breakers can blow. The capacity of the breaker is measured in amps. Homes of different ages will have an electrical panel that has different total amp capacities. Nowadays, the homes are full of massive appliances and tons of electronic gadgets, such as televisions and […]

December 19, 2018

Our daily lives require access to clean and fresh water. When there is no clean water flowing into your home, there are many problems that can arise, especially with regards to health issues. Your main water line must be kept in optimum condition so that the water that flows into your home remains healthy, and more importantly, drinkable. Your home’s water line should be both extremely durable and long-lasting. Still, regardless of how well-built your water line is, it can become damaged from a wide array of outside factors, including: tree roots, corrosion, and the type of pipes you have. […]

December 16, 2018

Installing a new furnace is a costly undertaking. Before you assume the need for a new system, you need to think about a few things first. Look at these ideas from Energy.gov: Use drapes or plastic film to cover drafty windows Try adjusting the thermostat Seal air leaks around windows and doors Have a qualified HVAC tech do maintenance on the system Take steps to block heat loss through a fireplace Replace the heating system An Efficient Furnace Will Help You Save on Heating Your Home in Salt Lake City After going through that list, you may still think you […]

December 13, 2018

Let’s face it, clogged drains are a hassle. Your daily routine is disrupted by the slow draining water. You may be getting foul smells creeping up. Even worse, you may have major problems lurking somewhere in your plumbing. Resolve the clog quickly by calling a professional plumbers of ESCO Heating, AC, Plumbing & Electric. Let’s look at some ways you can identify a clogged drain and what to do to remove the problem. Is The Drain Clogged? Here are a few common symptoms you could experience with a clogged drain: Water in kitchen or bathroom sinks drains very slowly You […]

December 10, 2018

It’s imperative to select the right heater for a molding application if the operation is to be a success. For use in molding applications, strip heaters, cartridge, and tubular are the most common heating elements. Selecting the right heater for a molding application entails considering both the physical requirements and heating requirements at hand. In considering heat requirements, know what temperature needs to be reached; how quickly that temperature is achieved; and potential heat loss sources through conduction, convection, and radiation. In considering physical requirements, know the physical space the heater must fit, any insulation adjustments in the fit, and […]