1. When Should I Change Air Filters? And Other Common HVAC Questions Answered: Part One

    Air conditioners and heaters that don’t require you to feed them wood in order to work are two of the greatest inventions that we have in our homes. As time has gone on, these systems have gotten more efficient and easier to maintain while also generating the cool and warm temperatures our ancestors could only dream of. However, there are still some issues that come up f…Read More

  2. Keep Your Business Cool This Year With a Freshly Serviced AC Unit

    No matter what business you’re in, you know how important it is to have an air conditioner that works. Whether you need to keep your staff cool during the sweltering summer months or you want your customers to feel comfortable as they browse through your products or wait for a service, a working AC unit isn’t a luxury anymore, it’s an absolute necessity. Just like an…Read More

  3. Having Your Air Conditioner Repaired Can Actually Save You Money

    Now that the days and nights are heating up, you’ve probably turned on your air conditioner once or twice. If you noticed that it didn’t seem to get the air as cool as it used to, you might need some AC repair. While you don’t want to have to spend money to get your air conditioner working again, repairs from the highly skilled HVAC techs at Tom Schaefer Plumbing in …Read More

  4. Is Your A/C Ready For Summer?

    Now that spring is here and the temperatures are starting to move slowly upwards, it’s time to start looking ahead. Maybe your spring cleaning is set to begin soon or maybe you’re starting to think about planning some trips now that driving won’t be so treacherous. Whatever you’re looking forward to, don’t forget to take care of regular home maintenance that will…Read More

  5. Common Toilet Problems Part Two

    In our last entry, we went over some common commode problems and what you can do to fix them. In this blog, we’re going to cover a few more of these everyday toilet issues and how to take care of them. If you have a plumbing emergency or you don’t have the time or desire to fix problems with your plumbing either at home or at your business, call Tom Schaefer Plumbing, …Read More

  6. Some Common Toilet Problems Part One

    There are few things as frustrating as a toilet that won’t work the way it should. In this blog entry, and the next, we will look at a few common toilet problems that you might run into at some point in your life. While most of these can be fixed by following a few simple steps, others can be more complicated. For those times when things are too complicated or you just d…Read More

  7. Is Your Garbage Disposal Broken?

    The garbage disposal is one of those inventions that we very much take for granted. We love the fact that we don’t have to throw our food scraps in the garbage can where they’ll start stinking up the kitchen. The garbage disposal makes it easier to do your dishes too — just scrape the leftover food into the drain and put your dishes into the dishwasher. While it’s …Read More

  8. You Might Need a Sump Pump in Your Basement

    If you’ve never lived in a house where the basement flooded, you’re lucky. A flooded basement isn’t just bad for anything you happen to have down there, but also for the environment of your home. A flood can lead to a reduction in air quality and can help breed harmful mold. So how do you help prevent a soggy disaster? A sump pump is probably the best answer. Here at…Read More

  9. Making Sure Your Heater is Ready for Winter

    The leaves have changed color and started to fall off the trees, you can see your breath in the early morning, and pumpkin spice is back. It’s autumn and that means it’s time to turn on your heat. Here are a few tips from Tom Schaefer Plumbing and Heating to help you get your heater ready for winter. Change the Air Filter in Your HVAC System You should already be doing…Read More

  10. Tips to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

    If you live in an older house, or if you have parts of your house that aren’t well insulated (a garage or attic, for example) make sure to take the following steps to keep your pipes from freezing in the winter. A little preventative maintenance now can save you from a lot of property damage and costly repairs. We offer this blog as a way of helping you avoid some of the…Read More