Basement Remodeling: Is Your HVAC System in the Way?

Do you have an unfinished basement that isn’t being utilized? This year, you may want to consider having it completed. According to Remodeling Magazine, finished basements can give you as much as a 70% return on your investment, not to mention provide additional space for a bedroom or two, another living area, a game room

Conserving Water With Efficient Plumbing

Water is one of the most important resources we have on Earth, and plumbing and heating systems play a huge role in ensuring its sustainability. That’s why, in celebration of World Plumbing Day last March 11, our experts at Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning have listed our best plumbing tips to help your

How to Find an Energy Auditor, and Why You Need One

An energy-efficient home provides many benefits, from energy savings to improved heating and air conditioning system performance. The first step to improving home energy efficiency is having an energy audit conducted by a certified auditor. In this blog, Palo Alto guides you in your search for an energy auditor.

Understanding Your Home’s Water Usage

Water is a vital component of any home’s daily activities. From the heating and the plumbing to cooking and even landscaping, there’s almost an endless list of ways in which we use water every day. According to a 2016 study by the Water Research Foundation (“Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2.”), an average American

Answering FAQs About Furnace Repairs

The furnace is one of the most hardworking of all your home’s appliances. It has the unenviable task of keeping your entire home warm and comfortable during the coolest months. Without proper maintenance, however, its efficiency is bound to decline, which could lead to its premature failure.

The Basics of Warm Air Heating Furnaces

Warm air heating systems are a popular heating and air conditioning option for most homes. They heat the air by using oil, electricity, or natural gas in a furnace. The air is then distributed throughout the home out of ductwork that spread out across the floor and ceilings and is then blown out in vents, registers, and

4 Common Causes of Noisy Water Pipes

Water pipes are expected to route tap water into your home, so if you have persistently noisy water pipes, they should be addressed by a professional plumbing contractor. The following are some common causes of noisy water pipes.

Tips to Prepare for Emergency AC Problems

An emergency air conditioning problem is something nobody wants to run into, however, it can happen no matter what. Although you can’t completely prevent a problem, you can prepare for it. Use these tips:

Most Common Questions Plumbers Encounter

Plumbing projects aren’t only messy and disruptive; they can also be costly. It’s only natural, or even advisable, to be inquisitive to make a sound hiring decision and get the most value for your money.

7 Common Plumbing Problems That Old Homes Face

There’s something enchanting about old homes, but they tend to share one big secret: faulty plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems. Although it’s relatively easy to identify and replace broken furnaces and air conditioning units, it’s not always the case with defective pipes.