When Your Water Heater Takes A Dive

There’s nothing worse than enjoying a hot shower and then suddenly the water goes ice cold.  No…unfortunately this isn’t your sister flushing the toilet as a prank, it’s your water heater on the fritz.  Now not only are you in a foul mood from your shower cut short, but now you’re forced to call a repairman to fix your water heater. Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning’s (found in Fort Wayne, Indiana) provides you with friendly repairmen that make the inconvenience of the lack of hot water seem less stressful. We’d even go as far as to say the visit would be informative and enjoyable! Call Poorman’s (260-422-3534) for an inspection today.

Did you know that there’s an alternative to the massive water heater we’re all used to?  How about a tankless water heater? Elocalplumbers.com wrote an article discussing the pros and cons to this type of water heater, a big pro being that the hot water is instantaneously so you’ll never risk running out of hot water.  Read the article and decide for yourself, but take note that the tankless water heater not only takes up less room but the endless supply of hot water sure sounds tempting!

Dirty HVAC System

In previous Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning blogs, I have stressed the importance of ensuring your heating and air conditioning units are clean and up to standards before both the winter and summer seasons.  Now not only is it important to get this checked, but it also could be life threatening if you don’t. Mold has been on the increase in recent years, and is seriously effecting our indoor air quality.  Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article claiming that mold complaints are on the rise. Health issues are visible only when surrounded by a mold infestation, when removed from the area symptoms have a tendency to subside.

Unfortunately, the dreaded mold and it’s partner in crime, bacteria all live in HVAC systems. Just one spore of mold can grow into a quantity the size of a quarter in just a few short days. The problem is that there’s no way to completely get rid of them in indoor air.  Thus, the indoor air is infected and mycotoxins are spread throughout the air and inhaled causing several health problems, even damage to the central nervous system.

According to the American Lung Association, a dirty HVAC system can harbor contaminants responsible for infectious diseases, including chicken pox, measles and influenza. Although you can’t get rid of mold and mildew completely, there is something you can do before this hazard becomes harmful to your health. Keeping up with maintenance to your HVAC system can help prevent microbial growth and the various health conditions caused by poor indoor air quality. Not only does adequate maintenance lead to better health and greater operating efficiency, but it also extends the life of the HVAC system and lowers energy bills.

To help provide those in your home with the air quality they deserves visit Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning website.  Poorman’s is found in the Greater Fort Wayne area.

 Still curious about mold? Check out this YouTube video:

Is your HVAC collecting mold?

In previous Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning blogs, I have stressed the importance of ensuring your heating and air conditioning units are clean and up to standards before both the winter and summer seasons.  Now not only is it important to get this checked, but it also could be life threatening if you don’t. Mold has been on the increase in recent years, and is seriously effecting our indoor air quality.  Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article claiming that mold complaints are on the rise. Health issues are visible only when surrounded by a mold infestation, when removed from the area symptoms have a tendency to subside.

Unfortunately, the dreaded mold and it’s partner in crime, bacteria all live in HVAC systems. Just one spore of mold can grow into a quantity the size of a quarter in just a few short days. The problem is that there’s no way to completely get rid of them in indoor air.  Thus, the indoor air is infected and mycotoxins are spread throughout the air and inhaled causing several health problems, even damage to the central nervous system.

According to the American Lung Association, a dirty HVAC system can harbor contaminants responsible for infectious diseases, including chicken pox, measles and influenza. Although you can’t get rid of mold and mildew completely, there is something you can do before this hazard becomes harmful to your health. Keeping up with maintenance to your HVAC system can help prevent microbial growth and the various health conditions caused by poor indoor air quality. Not only does adequate maintenance lead to better health and greater operating efficiency, but it also extends the life of the HVAC system and lowers energy bills.

To help provide those in your home with the air quality they deserves visit Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning website.  Poorman’s is found in the Greater Fort Wayne area.

 Still curious about mold? Check out this YouTube video: