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How to Tell If Your Toilet is Leaking

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by Jackie

Did you know that a leaking toilet can waste 200 gallons of water per day? That’s a lot of water — and it can add up to a significant increase in your utility bills over time. Fortunately, while these plumbing leaks commonly go unnoticed, there are simple ways that you can check for them at […]

What is the Best Height for a Toilet?

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jackie

Do you remember when you were a child and the school toilets seemed a lot shorter and easier to sit on than your toilet at home did? That’s because toilets come in different heights depending on how tall or short the people using it are. While you probably won’t see any height-adjusting toilets in the […]

How Do Electrical Blackouts Affect Your A/C?

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by Jackie

On hot, sweltering summer days, the last thing that you want to happen is a power outage. Not only are you left without lights, you’re also left without cool air! So what happens to your air conditioning system when wind, rain and a thunderstorm leave you without A/C? Will there be electrical damage? Lightning strikes […]

Do I Need 2 HVAC Units?

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Jackie

One of the most common questions homeowners ask when looking to install a new HVAC unit is “what size should my central air conditioner be?” Although this is an important question to consider, a larger HVAC system for a larger home isn’t always the answer. In fact, for some larger, two story homes, it may […]

Creative Ways to Hide Your Outdoor Air Condensor

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Jackie

We love our air conditioning system. After all, what would we do without it on hot summer days? However, while the outside air condenser is essential to keeping your home cool and comfortable, many homeowners aren’t a fan the aesthetics of having the condenser in their yard. If you’re looking to improve your curb appeal […]

Why It’s Important to Have Your HVAC Tuned-Up

Posted on July 29th, 2017 by Jackie

If you are like most homeowners here in the Knoxville area, air conditioning tune-ups are probably the last thing on your mind. You may even be asking yourself: is scheduling an HVAC tune-up is really necessary? However, the answer is yes — here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we highly recommend that all […]

Why More Water Lines Break During the Summer

Posted on July 26th, 2017 by Jackie

Although it is well known that cold winters leave exposed plumbing pipes prone to freezing and expanding — did you know that plumbing problems are actually more common during the summer months? Why More Water Lines Break: The soil is drying up. The summer is known for lack of rain and severe heat waves. During […]

Why You Should Install a Water Softener

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by Jackie

Did you know that water quality can either be deemed as hard or soft? Many homeowners don’t understand the difference between the two, but the hardness of your water can actually have a significant impact on your plumbing fixtures, home appliances — and even your skin and hair! Here are some of the benefits of […]

Prevent Plumbing Problems At Your Summer Cookout

Posted on July 13th, 2017 by Jackie

When we think of summer, one thing comes to mind: BBQ season! And while we love to indulge in hamburgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob, many summer cookout favorites can also cause plumbing problems. If you’re having guests over for dinner, here are a few tips to help ensure that your summer cookout goes […]

Your Air Conditioner Broke Down — What Should You Do?

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by Jackie

There are few things more frustrating than a broken A/C on a hot summer day here in Knoxville. Before you panic — here are a few steps you can take to get your air conditioning system back up and running and keep your home cool. Steps to Take When Your A/C Breaks Down: Check Your […]