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WILBUR’S ADVISES YOU TO BEWARE OF “THE SILENT KILLER”

WILBUR’S ADVISES YOU TO BEWARE OF “THE SILENT KILLER”

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is “The Silent Killer” During the cooler months of the year, we all use our heaters, fireplaces, and other appliances to protect ourselves from the harsh winter winds and low temperatures.  Unfortunately, the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning is raised with the constant use of our heating devices and gas-fueled appliances.  We, at Wilbur’s feel that you should be informed about the dangers of this deadly gas. What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Carbon monoxide is produced as a result of incomplete burning of carbon-containing fuels.&nbs...

10 STEPS TO LOWERING YOUR HOME HEATING BILLS

10 STEPS TO LOWERING YOUR HOME HEATING BILLS

With energy prices rising, it’s important to make your home more fuel efficient. 1. Service your heating system every year. It’s the best money you’ll spend. Cost for a typical service call to clean the unit and change filters in both the furnace and humidifier? An average of $75-$100, depending on where you live. Also if you are considering replacing your heating system buy the highest efficiency unit you can. The payback for the increased cost can be re-cooped in as little as three years and then the savings keep coming. Once cleaned you need to change the filters reg...

HOW TO PROPERLY THAW FROZEN PIPES

HOW TO PROPERLY THAW FROZEN PIPES

You wake up on a cold Birmingham January morning, there’s 3 inches of snow on the ground and it’s 20 degrees. You turn on the faucet in order to get water for your coffee. You hear a gurgling sound followed by a brief tiny trickle of water and then…nothing. Your pipes are frozen. No coffee. No way! In your haste to thaw the frozen pipe, you light a torch or a boil some water apply it to the frozen area, and BAM! Your pipe busted. True story. Wilbur’s Air Conditioning Heating & Plumbing has seen and helped homeowners out with their frozen & busted pipes many tim...

THE MOST COMMON HEATING REPAIR PROBLEMS TO EXPECT

THE MOST COMMON HEATING REPAIR PROBLEMS TO EXPECT

Troubleshooting your [pagelink page=20513] heating system[/pagelink] on your own can be difficult. Trying to determine which of the many components of your heating system is malfunctioning is a job best left to a professional. Specialized training on the inner workings of various heating systems is what makes a certified Birmingham HVAC contractor so valuable. While the troubleshooting is best done by the pros, it is still necessary and important that you have some idea of whether or why to call one. Every heating system is different, an important step in determining whether or not you n...

WHY HIRE A WATER HEATER REPAIR SPECIALIST?

WHY HIRE A WATER HEATER REPAIR SPECIALIST?

Your [pagelink page=20561]hot water heater[/pagelink] is a vital aspect of your Birmingham home. Water heaters enable you to function as a modern household, providing you with hot water for bathing, cleaning and washing clothes and dishes in a sanitary manner. There is nothing more frustrating than getting in the shower and turning the hot water knob only to be pelted with ice cold water. When you have to wait forever for your water to get hot, or you can’t run the washing machine and take a hot shower at the same time, it is time to call a professional repair service. There is an abund...

WHAT WHOLE HOME WATER FILTERS CAN DO FOR YOU

WHAT WHOLE HOME WATER FILTERS CAN DO FOR YOU

Clean water is an important part of everyday life. From the water you cook with to the water that you drink, water plays a huge role in how your household functions. With that in mind, you can understand why it is important for people to have clean water flowing through their homes. That is why [pagelink page=20560]home water filtration systems[/pagelink] are growing in popularity in Birmingham and around the country. Having a water filtration system installed on your home is beneficial for several different reasons. Not only will it make the water that you drink cleaner, but it can help to e...