With winter quickly approaching, you may be thinking about having your heating system upgraded to heat your home properly. Should you install a new gas or electric furnace or replace yours with a heat pump?
Strange noises coming from your water heater are never a good sign. But, before you panic, we want to reassure you that when your water heater is making a hissing sound, you still have time to call a plumber and have repairs done. Here are four common reasons your water heater is hissing and what […]
Summer weather is on its way, and homeowners will be relying on their air conditioning to keep their homes comfortable. With proper maintenance and a seasonal tune-up, you can stay ahead of potential problems. However, even the best-laid plans can veer off track, and sometimes the unexpected crops off. At Curtis Total Service, we can […]
The summer is almost here, and with it comes scorching heat and oppressive humidity. The summer months in Lehigh Valley are known for week-long heatwaves with temperatures over 90° F and humidity levels to match. It is the perfect time to turn on your AC and get some relief from the hot summer sun.
If you haven’t given it much thought, you’ve probably erroneously assumed that water is the same everywhere, but it’s not. The mineral and chemical content of your home’s water supply can vary tremendously based on the weather conditions, location of your home, and a variety of other factors. Adding a water treatment system to your […]
Looking at ways the reduce the number of indoor air pollutants in your home is essential in creating a safe environment. Indoor air pollutants are often more dangerous than outdoor pollutants, as most people spend the vast majority of their time inside. Here are a few of the most common indoor air pollutants that can […]
Mobile homes, which are transportable structures such as live-in trailers, are a great choice for anyone searching for the comfort of a private home at an affordable price point. However, when it comes to furnishing your mobile home, there are special precautions you need to take. For certain appliances, such as furnaces, an incorrect application […]
If you live in a mobile home, it’s important to remember that some of the seasonal risks you’re facing may be different for you than for someone living in a house or an apartment. Because you don’t have the benefit of a basement to keep plumbing insulated, pipes freeze much quicker, causing damage, leaks, and […]
The Mid-Atlantic winter can be bitter and long. During these winter months, many Pennsylvanians find themselves cooped up indoors. For this reason, the fateful day the heater stops working is often at the worst possible time. If you want to avoid your own worst-case scenario, it’s a good idea to stay on top of your […]
We’ve all experienced it; a clogged toilet, kitchen sink, or bathtub. Nothing can be more irritating than encountering a clogged drain. Oftentimes, a homeowner’s first instinct is to pour a drain cleaner into the drain to clear the clog. But is that the best course of action? The answer is a definite NO!