The Effects of Hard Water on Your Water Heaters

Having hard water in your home can wreak havoc in all sorts of different places. Any pipe, appliance, or surface in your home where hard water flows is at risk of damage. One appliance most affected by hard water is the heater.

How Do Gas Furnaces Work?

A gas furnace is a primary heating source for most homes, especially during winter. They use either propane or natural gas to accomplish their heating capacity. The system involves several steps; this guide will introduce you to the mechanics behind the inner workings of a gas furnace.

4 HVAC Noises and the Problems They Warn You About

A well-maintained HVAC system usually runs quietly, so if you hear sudden and unusual noises then there might be something wrong with your system. Countryside Plumbing and Heating is the top HVAC and plumbing expert in our area, and we suggest researching typical HVAC noises so that you know what they mean. Here are four

Heating and Cooling News: HCFC-22 and R-22 Phaseout

Heating and cooling systems rely on refrigerants to cool homes and business establishments. The problem, however, is that most refrigerants have adverse effects on the Earth’s atmosphere. Constant use of such refrigerants has already depleted the ozone layer significantly. This is why the US has undertaken a drive to phase out harmful refrigerants, such as

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in 2018 With These Simple Tips

Many people understand the importance of having clean air outdoors, but it’s also pretty critical to make sure that air quality indoors is clean as well. This is especially important to consider in our homes, where many of us spend much of our time. If you want to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in

Winter Home Improvement Ideas

Budget-Friendly Home Improvement Ideas for Winter

Winter is just around the corner. As the weather starts to change and temperatures continue to drop, it’s time to think about how you can protect your home from the harsh winter weather while keeping your family comfortable. Below, we’ve put together some simple and affordable home improvement project ideas to help you prepare your

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How to Choose the Right HVAC System for Your Home

At Countryside, we recognize that choosing the perfect HVAC system for your home can be a little daunting, especially if this is your first time shopping for heating and cooling equipment for your house. With all the different ratings and options, you may find yourself a bit confused (and exhausted) when it comes time to

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How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

The water heater is one of the appliances in our homes that we often take for granted. You may not think twice about filling up a warm bath or washing dishes in the sink, but when your water starts to run cold, you may be wishing that you knew more about this often used appliance.

6 easy outdoor home projects

6 Outdoor Home Projects You Can Do in One Day

Now that summer’s here, everyone wants to spend time outdoors. This is the right time to prepare your outdoor space for more activity, especially if you’re planning to invite people over. Get your creative juices flowing and your tools ready for these easy outdoor home projects you can finish in one day: 1. Turn a

Summertime Housekeeping Checklist

Summertime Housekeeping Checklist

Summer is almost here and there’s no better time to take control of your housekeeping than right now! For anyone who has trouble keeping up with housework, (and really, who doesn’t sometimes?), we’ve created this helpful checklist. With this list you’ll know exactly what chores you should be doing, and when you should be doing