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Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On? Here Are a Few Things To Check

At ABC Southwest, we are your trusted HVAC experts serving the Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte County areas. We understand how frustrating it can be when your air conditioner won’t turn on, especially during hot summer days. That’s why we are here to help! We want you to be comfortable in your home. To help you, […]

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How Do I Flush My Water Heater?

Do you need to drain your water heater? Yes, all water heaters, including tankless models, must be emptied at least once a year to remove built-up sediment. And as hard water is a pervasive problem in and around Sarasota, FL, you should do it more often. Fortunately, draining a water heater is a relatively simple […]

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The Four Types of Faucets

Faucets come in four basic designs. Knowing what kind of faucets you have will help when it comes time to replace a worn-out part. The most common faucet types are: Ball Faucet The first type of washerless faucet, ball faucets are commonly used in kitchens. They have a single handle attached to a rounded cap […]

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Should You Keep Your AC on “Auto” or “On”?

Should I keep the AC on or on “Auto”? This is a question that many homeowners in Southwestern Florida grapple with every year. The correct answer for your home depends on your needs and desired comfort. Each choice has advantages and drawbacks, and understanding these will help you make an informed decision for your comfort. […]

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Why Is My AC Running But Not Cooling?

As the sweltering heat rolls in, it’s important to ensure that your air conditioning system is working to keep your home, office, or business at the perfect temperature. If you’ve found that your HVAC system is continuously running but not cooling your space, you may be left feeling frustrated and hot. Luckily, some issues can […]

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How Often Should I Clean My AC?

Most homeowners don’t think about it, but it’s essential to clean your air conditioning system from time to time. With proper cleaning, your AC can run more smoothly and efficiently. Cleaning your air conditioner may help prevent system damage and costly repairs down the road, too. But how often should you clean your AC? And […]

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The ABCs of Plumbing – What’s a Drain Snake?

When a kitchen sink, toilet, bathtub drain or main sewer line becomes clogged one of the most popular tools for clearing blockages from a pipe is a drain snake, also called a plumber’s snake or pipe snake. A hand drain snake is a thin, flexible auger with a crank handle or motor at one end […]

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The Benefits of a Water Heater Expansion Tank

Because water expands when heated, excess pressure inside a water heater tank needs to escape. In the past, the pressure would force water in the tank to drain back out into the water supply where it came from. Today, the water main is designed to prevent the backward flow of water, known as backflow, by […]

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What Causes Drinking Water Contamination?

Water quality is an important consideration for many homeowners in Southwest Florida. Impurities in water can affect taste, hardness and health. While water treatment plants are required to meet EPA standards for contamination levels, a routine water test is a good idea, even if you don’t get your water from a well. Here are some […]

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Selecting a Water Treatment System for Your Home

The first step in selecting a water treatment system for your home is to understand what’s in the water by having your home’s water tested. You may be experiencing high mineral content, strange odors or have other concerns. A water test will diagnose the cause of the problem and help you select the right water […]

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