A.C. Plumbing Heating and Cooling Services
At A.C. Plumbing, we understand that every situation is unique, that’s why we offer services for a variety of heating, cooling and mechanical needs. See below for a short overview of just a few of our services.
Hot Water Tanks
From electric to tank-less to gas water heaters, A.C. Plumbing technicians are able to diagnose and repair or replace any type of heater in order to satisfy all your hot water needs. When a heater is not functioning correctly, whether your pilot keeps going out or it seems you have simply run out of hot water to quick, our technicians are experienced in diagnosing hot water heater component problems and making all necessary repairs.
The hot water tank brands we sell include Bradford White, State, AO Smith and Locinvar. These are top-rated brands we found on recent consumer report magazines and have had great experiences with.
The average life expectancy of a hot water heater is roughly 10-12 years. In order to expand the heaters life expectancy, A.C. Plumbing recommends the installation of an expansion tank. Expansion tanks will help reduce the constant stress & contraction caused by the heating and cooling of water on in your unit which will ultimately lead to a longer lasting heater. When the water heater does in fact fail, its common to find water surrounding the tank on the floor. This is a common finding when the tank itself has cracked. A.C. Plumbing recommends the installation of an aluminum pan in which the heater stands inside that is drained directly to a floor drain which will prevent future damages to the surrounding areas of your heater.
Since boiler and radiator heating systems are typically found in older homes, a new boiler installation is often a replacement task rather than a task performed during new home construction. Though boiler installation is less common than furnace installation, those who have a boiler are rarely in any hurry to switch to the latter. Boiler and radiator heating systems are known for the comfortable, moist heat that is produced and is something many find preferable to the dryer heat created by forced-air systems. Boiler replacement is a perfect opportunity for streamlining your home’s energy efficiency. Even a boiler that is 15 years+, can be maintained to give you it’s original efficiency. Replacement is likely to greatly increase your energy efficiency and reduce your monthly heating bills and your home’s total energy consumption.
A.C. Plumbing has extensive experience with older homes (especially in the Shaker and Cleveland Heights area) and is able to service any type of boiler out there – from steam to hot water, and from natural gas to oil fired. When installing new, we recommend Burnham or Locinvar brands complete line of residential and commercial heating products.
Yearly maintenance can significantly prolong the life of your boiler and can prevent emergency service calls throughout the heating season.
Hydronic systems are an extremely cost-effective radiant heating systems and are practical for all types of applications. Hydronic radiant floor systems pump heated water from a boiler through tubing laid in a pattern underneath the floor. In some systems, the temperature in each room is controlled by regulating the flow of hot water through each tubing loop. This is done by a system of zoning valves or pumps and thermostats. The cost of installing a hydronic radiant floor depends on the size of the home, the type of installation, the floor covering, and the remoteness of the site. Installing your radiant floor doesn’t always involve replacing the floor altogether. It’s possible to attach radiant tubing to the under side of the flooring if you have access to it. For example: Your kitchen has the original natural wood floors. Because your home is an older home built in the 30′s with solid construction and minimal insulation, the temperature never really gets to where you want it and your kitchen isn’t as comfortable as you wished it was. Using a method called “staple up heating,” you can turn your beautiful wood floors into a cozy heat element by fastening hydronic tubing to the bottom of the subfloor in between your floor columns. Hot water will then flow threw the tubing transferring their heat into the floor. This heat can be felt on your feet as you walk across your kitchen and this will increase the entire room temp to your liking.
Gas Logs: Vented or Vent-Free
Looking for a way to cozy up your living or family room? We do complete installation of gas logs from vented to vent-free sets. The right set of gas logs can transform your fireplace into the focal point of your home. We offer every style of vented gas logs or vent-free gas logs and we at A.C. Plumbing will help you make the best decision for your home.
Vented Gas Logs
Vented Log Sets are made to be used in fireboxes that would conventionally be used for a real wood-burning fire. The true value in a vented gas log set is how realistic they look. Latest improvements in gas log technology have greatly enhanced the look, feel and quality of the flame that is produced. Vented logs produce a loftier flame as well, allowing it to look more like a wood fuel flame.
Vent-Less Gas Logs
Vent-less or “Vent-Free” Gas Log Sets are unique in that they yield little or no exhaust. The method in which they function is similar to your home’s natural gas-fueled stove. In this case, the log set can be used with the damper closed. This is one of the main attractions to ventless units-their high heat output. With vent-less units, about 99% of the heat produced is circulated back into the room rather than escaping up through a chimney. Vent-less units come standard with an oxygen depletion sensor, or “ODS”. The ODS measures the amount of oxygen that is present in the room, and will alert you if oxygen levels get too low.
Once we have helped you make a decision as to what is best for your home, we will complete the installation. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation or service!