McDaniel Service, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Springfield’

Why You Should Schedule Heater Maintenance ASAP

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Fall is right around the corner and so is the cool weather that comes with the changing seasons. When the cold sets in, you’ll want to make sure that the heater in your home is ready to provide some warmth to keep things comfortable. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is by scheduling heating maintenance in Springfield, VA with a team like ours.

We are proud to provide comprehensive heating services to homes like yours. Maintenance is a part of this and we offer it for a good reason. Or, rather, we offer maintenance for multiple good reasons. Read on to learn how you’d benefit from booking a tune-up for your heater today and then reach out to us to get your visit on the calendar.

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Work With Us For Your Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing Needs

Monday, September 5th, 2022

When you are asked to consider your home’s plumbing, what do you picture in your head? It may be a kitchen or bathroom sink, that intriguing U-bend pipe under the sinks, a tub, or another part of the system. The common theme here is that a majority of your plumbing is encompassed within your kitchen and bathroom.

Here’s the thing. Our team doesn’t just help with the visible parts of your plumbing system like those faucets, sinks, or toilets. We also deal with all of the out-of-sight aspects such as the pipes and drain lines. We can even help with the cosmetic details that come with replacing larger parts of the system such as patching a hole in the wall made to get to a leaking pipe.

It is easy to see that when you need a plumber in Springfield, VA you can rely on our team for just about anything you need. But if you are still unsure whether we can help with your next project, we’ll break down the plumbing system parts we can help with.

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How a Hot Home Can Mess With You

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Something seems to be wrong with your cooling system. It is functioning every now and then but overall it isn’t able to do its job nearly as well as it should. Maybe you are hesitating to get an AC repair because the price worries you and you think that you could probably make it to the end of summer without it.

The thing is, a faulty AC is going to leave you with an uncomfortable home. And believe it or not, having a home that ends up more closely resembling a sauna can have negative impacts on your daily life. Let’s look at why getting your AC repair in Springfield, VA is well worth it for your overall home comfort and your well-being too.

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Tank or Tankless: Which Water Heater Is Right For You?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The idea of being without reliable warm water in your home isn’t a fun one. Thankfully, it isn’t something that anyone in our area should ever really have to face. There may be a brief period when an old water heater fails and leaves you without warm water for a couple of days but this is resolved with a new water heater installation in Springfield, VA.

If you are in a situation in which you are getting a new water heater installed in your home, you’ll want to make sure the job is done right. Hiring the right team for the job is a vital aspect of this. Schedule your appointment with McDaniel Service, Inc. to rest assured that you are in good hands. But that is only half of the equation. You need to make sure that you have the right water in your house to serve your needs.

Here is what you need to know about choosing a tank or tankless water heater for your next home system.

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It Isn’t Too Late For Maintenance

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Temperatures are starting to get warmer and warmer. As things heat up, it can feel like a nice bit of relief from frigid weather. But then suddenly we could see a week of sweltering temperatures when we need to depend on our air conditioners to keep things livable indoors.

What happens though if you were to turn on your AC and it barely works? That certainly wouldn’t be a good experience to have. Thankfully this should be avoidable. If you haven’t already, you should schedule your AC maintenance in Springfield, VA to prevent problems from happening ahead of time.

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What Does a Booming Furnace Indicate?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

You go turn on your furnace and hear the system respond, but you aren’t getting any heat. Then, after a few minutes, you hear what sounds like a small explosion in your furnace. It’s disconcerting to hear, but it may help to know that we are familiar with this issue. Your furnace won’t explode. However, if you hear a boom coming from your furnace when you try to get it running, it does mean that you have a problem in the system that requires professional furnace service in Springfield, VA.

Booming is just one of the noises you really don’t want to hear from your furnace heater. Let’s look at why booming is bad news for your furnace and explore some other noises that mean trouble your system.

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Why a Cracked Heat Exchanger Is a Big Problem

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Let’s be clear, there isn’t a heating system repair that you should ever ignore. However, a loose bolt isn’t usually going to carry the same level of severity as a cracked heat exchanger. No heating system repair should be ignored but some are worth a faster response.

Your heat exchanger plays a vital role in your gas furnace. This is the part of the system that makes heat creation both possible and safe. So it isn’t hard to see why a problem with your heat exchanger is a pretty big deal. If this is your first time hearing about this issue though, you may not know just how big a deal it is.

Let’s discuss why a cracked heat exchanger is a problem for your comfort and your safety and what you can do to address it.

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Should You Repair Or Replace Your Heater

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Your heater has been having trouble lately and it has left you cold and, well, annoyed. You have every right to be annoyed too. You expect your system to keep up with your home comfort needs so when it fails at that job it is frustrating, to say the least.

This is especially true if it feels like you just got it repaired recently. If you did get your system fixed recently though it may be time to stop and reassess. Do you need another repair or is it time to replace an aging heater on its way out? Let’s look at some of the signs that it is time to let go of your old heater rather than trying to repair it again.

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How To Tell Your Radiant Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Those of us with radiant heaters in our homes can attest to how effective they are. By radiating heat rather than blowing hot air through the home, these systems keep everyone in the home warm very well. Many people compare the heat from these systems to the warmth from the sun!

Radiant heaters are great investments but even these systems can run into trouble at some point or another. Getting a professional out to your home to assess and repair your heater in short order is always the best course of action. But how can you tell you need to call in the pros? We have the warning signs of radiant heater repairs in Springfield that you should know below!

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5 Indicators Your Heater Is Hurting

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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You’re starting to use your heating system more and more. This should be increasing your comfort but what if all you are noticing is how little comfort you’re getting? You are running your heater a reasonable amount but it doesn’t seem to be making a dent in your home temperature. Something is definitely off.

If this sounds familiar, you have every right to be concerned. Chances are high that something is amiss within your heating system. When issues like this pop up, it means it is time to call in the professionals. A trained technician can identify the source of the problem and address it in a timely manner.

Here are some other indicators that you should be on the lookout for too

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