6 Best Low Flow Shower Head Options

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Shopping for a low flow shower head? Good choice! Many of Ace Plumbing’s clients ask us about these water-saving shower heads. Some are concerned with their environmental footprint and want to save water; others just want to spend less on their monthly water bill. The one thing that unites everybody? Nobody wants to take a shower under a shower head … Read More

How to Winterize Your Basement

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Pop quiz: if your living room windows were drafty, letting cold air in during the winter, would you just shrug your shoulders and grin and bear it? Of course not. You’d address the problem, because you know those drafts mean your furnace works overtime, driving your energy bills through the roof. So why would you overlook drafts and other issues … Read More

Plumbing Fixtures for Manufactured Homes

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Considering new fixtures for a manufactured home? Some things are the same, but there are a few extra factors, such as the position of the supply lines and the quality of materials. Here’s what you need to know. Water Supply Connection The most obvious difference in the plumbing for a stick-built home compared to a manufactured home is the location … Read More

Do I Need a Sump Pump?

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If the thought of a heavy rainstorm gives you nightmares for your basement, you might be in the market for a sump pump. Sump pumps are a system of equipment that is installed in your basement to remove flood water. With these tips, you will know when it is time to consider purchasing a sump pump for your home. Area … Read More

Plumbing an Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor kitchens are the height of couture in homes these days, but you need to make sure it is done right. The more complicated your plan, the more work you should put in before you start. These common factors in an outdoor kitchen help you to understand the details of the task at hand. Forming an Ideal Plan The first … Read More

Do I Have Enough Insulation?

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You might be shocked to learn how much your insulation contributes to your home comfort, especially in the winter. The trouble is that not enough insulation could make it harder to heat or cool your home, and increase your energy bills. Here’s how to tell if you have enough insulation. How Does Insulation Work? You may think that the solid, … Read More

Furnaces for Manufactured Homes

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If you want to get a new furnace for your manufactured home, you should enlist the help of a professional at the beginning of the process. Manufactured homes can often fit furnaces much like a stick-built home, but there are a few unique aspects that you should know before you buy. Sealed vs Atmospheric Combustion Furnaces The way that a … Read More

How Does Multi-Stage Heating Work?

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If you have an old furnace, you might wonder what new furnaces have that could benefit your home’s energy efficiency. Multi-stage heating is an excellent example of an innovation that helps your HVAC system work more effectively. Single-Stage Heating When you have a single-stage furnace, you have two options: on and off. Like a light switch, a single-stage furnace either … Read More

When Should I Replace My Sprinkler System?

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Upgrading Your Sprinkler System If you are thinking about changing your landscaping, your sprinkler system may need a refresh to accommodate the new design. Here’s where to put your sprinkling system into your upgrade plan to ensure the least hassle or delay. Prior to Installing New Landscaping As you start to plan out your summer garden, you might be tempted … Read More

4 Things Never to Put Down the Drain

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You may have heard never to put oils or corrosive solvents down the drain. The list contains other items as well, and some that you might not expect. Here’s what you need to avoid, and why. Fats and Oils If you can imagine what happens when fats, oils and grease get cold, you can understand why they present such a … Read More