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G.Little Electric Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions - HVAC

  1. Question 1, When should I call a professional?
  2. Question 2, How often should we be changing our filter?
  3. Question 3, How often do we have to get maintenance done on our home or office HVAC System?
  4. Question 4, Do we really need to have maintenance done?
  5. Question 5, Do you offer service contracts once the installation is complete?
  6. Question 6, Are your part of any professional associations?
  7. Question 7, What brands to you install and service?
  8. Question 8, Do you offer warranty?

Frequently Asked Questions - Electrical

  1. Question 9, When do I need and electrical service upgrade?
  2. Question 10, When do I need an electrical permit?
  3. Question 11, When my air conditioner or heat pump turns on, I notice my lights blink. Is this normal?
  4. Question 12, My smoke detector is chirping, what does it mean?

Frequently Asked Questions - Plumbing

  1. Question 13, How long can I prolong the life of all my plumbing fixtures ad water heater?
  2. Question 14, Why is my drain clogged?
  3. Question 15, What causes my faucet to drip?
  4. Question 16, How can I prevent leaking pipes?
  5. Question 17, What happens if my water heater is leaking?
  6. Question 18, Is it a big deal if my toilet is running?

Answer 1:

You should call a professional if you want to upgrade to a more energy efficient system, if your HVAC system isn't reaching the desired temperature, if your HVAC system is preforming louder than normal, if your unit is over 10 years old, if the unit is freezing over, if there is any water leakage in your home or office, or if you have recently purchased a home.

Answer 2:

You should change your filters often to minimize future problems and to maintain a clean air flow.

Answer 3:

Regular preventative maintenance should be scheduled twice a year. Book with a professional in the spring to ensure your home or office system is running properly for the hot summer months and book again in the fall to ensure that your system keeps your home and office warm and cozy through the cold winter months.

Answer 4:

In order to keep your system working as effectively as possible it is imperative to maintain your HVAC system properly.

Answer 5:

Yes, service contracts are encouraged so that we can ensure our clients that their systems continue to run properly. After installation, we provide contracts suited to our clients needs to keep systems clean and running soundly.

Answer 6:

Yes, we are members of the Canadian Home Builders Association. CHBA members have a strong industry representation at all levels of government.

Answer 7:

We install and service most brands including

Answer 8:

Yes, we offer limited and extended warranty packages that will be discussed and decided upon after the completion of the service or install.

Answer 9:

If you are planning on adding any large electrical loads to your home like a hot tub, air conditioner or heat pump or if you are putting an addition on your home.

Answer 10:

When any regulated work is being preformed like service upgrades, new circuits or a major renovation.

Answer 11:

Yes, this can happen often when larger motor and compressors start. This happens because the devices cause a minor momentary voltage drop, which in turn causes the blinking of your lights. It is nothing to be concerned about and will not cause any effect on your electrical equipment.

Answer 12:

A chirping smoke detector could mean that the battery is low and needs to be replaced. It could also indicate that the smoke detector is defective and needs to be replaced.

Answer 13:

The best way for prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and extend the life of your water heater is to install a water softener or water conditioner in your home. These systems are designed to stop scale buildup, protects pipes and fixtures and make all appliances that use water more efficient.

Answer 14:

Usually drains are clogged because people are not careful of what they put in them, especially in the kitchen. The bathroom can get clogged because of residue from soaps, shampoos and hair. It is recommended that you are consious of what you put down your drains and treat them regularly with a drain cleaner.

Answer 15:

The most likely cause of a dripping faucet is the internal mechanisms either need to be replaced or rebuilt. This is an easy and inexpensive fix.

Answer 16:

Take the time every once and a while to inspect your pipes. If rust or lime is depositing on them, this may indicate a leak is starting. If this is happening, contact GLE Plumbing and Heating to address the problem. By preforming the occasional inspection of your pipes, you could stop a small problem before it turns into a large one. Leaking pipes can damage floors and belongings and become much more costly than if the problem was detected early.

Answer 17:

You should call GLE Plumbing right away. Leaking water heaters usually indicate the bottom of the tank has rusted. There are really no good repairs for this problem and you will most likely need a new water heater.

Answer 18:

This is not only an annoyance but a waste of water and money. Leaky toilets can cost almost $100 extra per year on your water bills. If the toilet continues to run into the bowl after it is flushed, it indicates that some part of the mechanism is out of order and needs to be addressed