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7 Expert Tips to Boost Air Conditioning Efficiency

 |  Air Conditioning, Blog

With good maintenance, an A/C unit can last up to 15 years, and the more you take care of your air conditioner, the more use you’ll get from it and the lower your utility bills will be. We’ve drilled down some of the essentials to look for an efficient air conditioner system. Here are the top seven things that Arizona

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A/C Unit Replacement or Repair: 6 Things You Didn’t Know

 |  Air Conditioning, Blog, General Home Care

When it comes to replacing or repairing an air conditioning system, cost is often the top factor for homeowners. Of course, price is important. But, when deciding whether to repair or replace your air conditioner, there are other considerations. Here are six things you likely didn’t know about your AC unit replacement to help you make the right decision. Don’t

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Gilbert Water Quality

 |  Water Treatment

In August 2017, the City of Gilbert notified residents that there was a non-emergency issue with Gilbert’s drinking water. The basic details were that, although the water was safe to drink, testing revealed that Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) were above the acceptable limit at one of the city’s six testing sites. The issue occurred due to a mechanical failure at one

Breathe Easy With Trane Air Purification Solutions

 |  Air Purification Systems, Blog

Did you know that the American Lung Association awarded Maricopa County’s air an F in both ozone and particle pollution? Did you further know that as bad as the air is outside of your home, the air inside may be even more polluted? The reasons are many, but come down to poor ventilation and air filtration coupled with a wide variety of indoor

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An Introduction to Hydro Jetting

 |  Plumbing

A blocked plumbing or sewer system can spell disaster for homeowners, causing everything from clogged drains to contaminated water. Clearing the blockage is a priority and one of the safest, most effective tools is hydro jetting. Most DIY methods are temporary fixes at best and dangerous at worst. Mechanical drain cleaners (commonly referred to as snakes) rarely clear the entire

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How to Know When You Need Your Heater Repaired

 |  General Home Care, Heating, Seasonal

Phoenix residents spend most of the year trying to stay cool, but we’re familiar with freezing temperatures, too. If your heater is underperforming, there are a few things you can try before calling a professional Arizona heater repair specialist like Isley’s Home Service. The following tips can help you decide whether the problem is something you can fix on your

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Heat Pump System or a Furnace – What’s Best in Arizona?

 |  Air Conditioning, Heating

Although homes in Arizona are often powered by gas furnaces, most newly-built homes use a heat pump system that keeps homes warm in winter and cool in the summer. Use the following information to help you decide which heating system best meets your needs. How Heat Pump Systems Work Heat pumps do not create heat as furnaces do. Rather, they extract

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Common Plumbing Problems You can Fix Yourself

 |  Blog, General Home Care, Plumbing

Although we highly recommend hiring a licensed plumber to handle most plumbing issues, there are some common plumbing problems you can handle yourself. We walk you through some of these issues below. If you still have issues after trying our DIY steps, give Isley’s a call. Our plumbing experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Common

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How to Efficiently Heat Your Arizona Home This Winter

 |  Blog, Heating

If you have concerns that your winter utility bill may rival your summer air conditioning costs, taking a few precautions to tighten up your home helps you efficiently heat your home. The best part? Following these tips helps you save money for many Arizona seasons to come – winter, summer, spring, and fall. Are Your Walls and Attic Properly Insulated?

Preparing Your Plumbing for Winter

 |  Blog, General Home Care, Plumbing

Here in the Valley of the Sun, we’re saved from a lot of the hassles that plague people who live in cold climates. We don’t have two full wardrobes and need to pack away our summer clothes and haul out those winter duds. We don’t have to worry about snow chains or insulating the water heater or winterizing the pool.