Blog – Flotechs Plumbing & Heating

Blog – Flotechs Plumbing & Heating

Should you upgrade your HVAC system?

Should you upgrade your HVAC system?

Anyone who sells and installs HVAC equipment could make a case for you to upgrade your heating and cooling system, especially if it's not a new, high-efficiency model. Whether or not you change your system is up to you. Below you'll find some helpful questions to...

Best air filters for your home HVAC 2022

Best air filters for your home HVAC 2022

If you heat and cool your home with an HVAC system, then filters come between the intake and distribution of air to the rest of your home. Search online “what’s the best filter for HVAC,” and you’ll receive an overwhelming set of responses, each with a dizzying array...

Video Pipe Inspection To The Rescue

Video Pipe Inspection To The Rescue

There has been an abundance of rain in the northeast from April to June this year. These periods of extended rain have caused problems for homeowners and business owners, and some of these problems, like clogged pipes, can lead to lasting damage. What can clog pipes...

3 Signs That You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

3 Signs That You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

If there’s one invention that many people cannot imagine life without, it’s the HVAC system. The air conditioner offers much needed relief from hot summer days, while the heater creates a cozy atmosphere in your home during the cold winter months.  But if you have an...

The Flotechs Guide to 2022 Kitchen Design Trends

The Flotechs Guide to 2022 Kitchen Design Trends

What’s your favorite room in your home? Some might say it’s the living room, or the master bedroom. But a good number of people label the kitchen as the room where they enjoy spending time the most. In fact, a 2020 survey revealed that 1 in 10 people claim the kitchen...

2022 Bathroom Design Trends To Keep An Eye On

2022 Bathroom Design Trends To Keep An Eye On

We’re a few months into 2022, and it’s starting to look like the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way out. For many, that means inviting people over will feel less like a health risk and more like an opportunity to entertain houseguests once more. If there’s one place you...

Water Conservation in the Summer Months

Water Conservation in the Summer Months

Most of us remember the New York drought of 2016. It is thought by many to be the most intense drought period on record for the region. While we haven’t reached that level of intensity this year, all citizens have the responsibility to try and conserve water where...

Tools Homeowners Need for Minor Plumbing Issues

Tools Homeowners Need for Minor Plumbing Issues

Leaky faucet. Clogged pipes. Running toilet. All of these are common plumbing issues most homeowners experience at some point. A major part of homeownership involves dealing with problems as they arise - without the assistance of a landlord. When it comes to plumbing,...

Plumbing Systems – Things to Note When House Hunting

Plumbing Systems – Things to Note When House Hunting

The year 2020 proved to be unprecedented in a variety of ways. Among historical presidential elections and a worldwide pandemic, another interesting occurrence was the boom of the housing industry. Record-low interest rates and an increase in the number of buyers...

Bathroom Renovation Trends for 2021

Bathroom Renovation Trends for 2021

If you have decided to remodel a bathroom in your home, you are probably starting to think about the design. The number of colors, materials, and layout options for bathrooms can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve got you covered there. We have been listening in on the new trends and have compiled our favorite design ideas below.

The Silent Danger of Root Growth in Sewer Lines

The Silent Danger of Root Growth in Sewer Lines

The summer months are arguably the best time of the year. It can also mean more water- for the yard, all the activities, and you and your house in general. Here are some summer plumbing tips to keep you (and your water bill) cool during those hot summer months…

Summer Plumbing Tips – Enjoy Your Summer

Summer Plumbing Tips – Enjoy Your Summer

The summer months are arguably the best time of the year. It can also mean more water- for the yard, all the activities, and you and your house in general. Here are some summer plumbing tips to keep you (and your water bill) cool during those hot summer months…

Bathroom Renovation with Spa-Like Amenities

Bathroom Renovation with Spa-Like Amenities

With summer here and people spending more time than ever at home this year, many are choosing to take advantage of this and tackle some renovation projects throughout their home. Choosing to renovate a bathroom in the summer offers many benefits…

Should you upgrade your HVAC system?

Central Air vs. Ductless: Which Is Best for Your Home?

With the warmer weather approaching, many people are already trying to figure out how to get cooler air into their homes. At Flotechs Plumbing and Heating, we focus on two historically successful options: central air cooling and ductless cooling. Let our specialists help you decide which cooling system is best for your home.

Cost and Benefits of Converting Oil to Gas

Cost and Benefits of Converting Oil to Gas

After a long winter, many homeowners are looking for relief from the costs of their high heating bill. An excellent alternative from those rising costs can be found by converting your boiler into a natural gas boiler unit. Benefits of Converting to a Natural Gas...

Water Filtration Systems: Know What You Drink

Water Filtration Systems: Know What You Drink

Your body is composed of 70% water. From bathing in it; to drinking it; to cooking with it (and everything in between), clean water is essential for proper human health. But do you know where your water comes from? And do you know how clean it is? If you answered “no”...

Tips to Winterize Your Vacation Home

Tips to Winterize Your Vacation Home

Did you know that winter weather is the cause of 25 percent of all insurance claims? It’s hard enough to avoid winter home damage in the home you’re in every day, but unattended vacation homes are especially at risk. Regardless of where your vacation home is located: ...

Signs You Need a Professional Drain Cleaning

Signs You Need a Professional Drain Cleaning

Did you know that a simple ⅛-inch fracture in your piping is all it takes for a plumbing emergency to form? This size split in a draining system can leak 250 gallons of water every day! There is really no such thing as a “small” plumbing problem. Small problems have...

Why You Need to Schedule a Heating Maintenance Service

Why You Need to Schedule a Heating Maintenance Service

Why You Need to Schedule a Heating Maintenance According to energy.gov, heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system, making up about 42 percent of your utility bill. Why spend so much on something that doesn’t actually work? Many...

How ‘Water Hammer’ Can Damage Your Plumbing

How ‘Water Hammer’ Can Damage Your Plumbing

If you hear a loud thud when you cut off your water, the problem could be more than just a noisy annoyance. A loud pounding coming from your pipes, dishwasher, or washing machine when the water shuts off could be causing major damage.

Why Sewage Smells Seep From Your Drains

Why Sewage Smells Seep From Your Drains

As with anything else in your home, age and continuous use takes a toll on your plumbing system. One of the most common plumbing problems is sewage smell seeping from tub and sink drains. While the odor may just seem like an annoyance at first, the underlying problem...

What Is The Ideal Temperature For A Water Heater?

What Is The Ideal Temperature For A Water Heater?

The water heater in your home is the second largest use of energy, making up roughly 18 percent of your energy bill each month. Ensuring your hot water heater is set to the proper temperature will not only help reduce your monthly energy bill, but you’ll also...

Is November Too Late For An Oil To Gas Conversion?

Is November Too Late For An Oil To Gas Conversion?

Older, oil-heated homes often are less efficient and more expensive than homes heated by natural gas. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports the average consumer pays more in a year for oil than gas, but cost isn’t the only thing to consider when you...

7 Things To Never Put Down A Garbage Disposal

7 Things To Never Put Down A Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal in your kitchen will devour just about anything, but that doesn’t mean it should. There are some foods that should never make their way into your drain. On that note, non-food items should never be placed in the garbage disposal. Oddities in the...

What Does Hard Water Do To Plumbing?

What Does Hard Water Do To Plumbing?

While hard water is not bad for your health, it can create major plumbing issues if left untreated over time. Hard water refers to the fresh water running into your home that contains high levels of natural minerals – particularly magnesium and calcium – that can,...

Home Remedies For A Slow Draining Tub

Home Remedies For A Slow Draining Tub

A slow-running drain is more than just an annoyance. The water and dirt take forever to clear, and when they do, there’s a greasy residue left behind. Water that sits in the sink or shower may be signs of a bigger plumbing issue, but before you dial up the closest...

Why Does The Plumbing In My Home Make Noise?

Why Does The Plumbing In My Home Make Noise?

If you’re like most homeowners, the plumbing running through your walls doesn’t get a second thought until it doesn’t work properly. As long as the shower pumps hot water, the toilet flushes on command, and the dishwasher handles the dishes so you don’t have to, the...

Common Emergency Plumbing Problems And Solutions

Common Emergency Plumbing Problems And Solutions

It’s 2 a.m. Memorial Day weekend and you’ve got a burst pipe. Your first call will be to a trustworthy emergency plumber in Yonkers, but in the meantime, you need to try to stop any more damage from happening to your home. Unexpected plumbing problems can push you to...

A Business Owner without a Plumbing Contractor is Bad News

A Business Owner without a Plumbing Contractor is Bad News

Have you ever noticed how plumbing problems never occur when it’s a rainy Tuesday and you have nothing to do? Of course not. Plumbing issues arise in the middle of the night, on holidays or when you have a store full of customers. Small business owners are not exempt...

The Pros and Cons of a Combi Boiler

Whether it’s time to replace your water heater and boiler or you’re looking to upgrade your system, a combi boiler is a great option for your home! What is a combi boiler? A combination or combi-boiler is an innovative, space-saving combination (hence the name) of a...

Clearing A Drain: DIY or Call The Pro’s?

Clearing A Drain: DIY or Call The Pro’s?

What do you do with the bacon grease when you’re done cooking with it? If you’re one of the home cooks that dumps it down the sink or the family’s best hostess, you may have frequent issues with a clogged drain. One of the most frequent plumbing emergency calls during...

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