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While some people on social media may beg to differ, no one is an expert on every subject. When you’re caught in a situation you don’t know much about, consulting with a professional is always a good idea.

At Wingate, our expertise is relieving our customers’ stress about their HVAC and plumbing systems. We have in-house experts that can offer great tips about maintaining your HVAC, potential home improvements and even ways to lower your utility bills. Check out our blog for some of the helpful advice we can offer.

What Is the Cost of Radiant Heating Installation?

Radiant heating installation is an alternative to replacing your furnace or other heating system. It may be a wise investment depending on your home and if furnace maintenance for your…... Read Article

When Should I Schedule Furnace Maintenance in Cincinnati?

Fall is the best time to schedule furnace maintenance in Cincinnati, specifically by October when nighttime temperatures start to drop below 50℉. You can expect several months of even harsher…... Read Article

The Cost of a Roof Repair Service

The average cost of a roof repair service is $1,100, based on 2023 data from Angi, while a roof repair typically ranges between $381 and $1,825.1 There are many reasons…... Read Article

When Should I Schedule Furnace Maintenance in Cincinnati?

Ideally, you should schedule furnace maintenance in Cincinnati before the start of winter. But it’s never too early to start thinking about it. While your heating system may be the…... Read Article

Is Your Heater Due for Emergency Furnace Repair?

If your heater is due for emergency furnace repair, Wingate can be at your home quickly to fix the problem. It’s important to recognize the signs of a heating emergency.…... Read Article

Most Common Types of Roof Repair from Storm Damage

After a snowstorm, hail, high winds, or a tornado, roofing contractors are often called out to perform storm damage roof repair. These specialists are familiar with common types of roof…... Read Article

Important Steps Furnace Installers in Cincinnati Follow

At Wingate, our furnace installers in Cincinnati are trained to follow a series of important steps. Furnace installation isn’t a DIY project. But we’ll review the most important stages of…... Read Article

Do I Need a Pro for Roof Shingle Repair?

Roof shingle repair may be necessary after a wind or hail storm, but whether you need a professional or can fix the damage yourself depends on the extent. We generally…... Read Article

5 Things to Know When Replacing a Roof with Solar Panels

Replacing a roof with solar panels comes with a few challenges. To make it less stressful, we’ll explain a few things you should know. These tips will help whether you…... Read Article

When Should I Schedule Storm Damage Roof Repair?

Schedule storm damage roof repair as soon as you suspect your roof has been compromised by severe weather. The signs of damage may be evident outside or inside your home.…... Read Article

Tips for Finding a Good AC Installer in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, has a lot of AC installation companies. Unfortunately, not all offer the same level of competency and professionalism. We don’t recommend choosing an AC installer based on guesswork.…... Read Article

When Are Roof Inspections in Cincinnati Necessary?

The roof protects your home from rain, snow, ice, wind, and debris. Any issues with it can leave the structure vulnerable to the elements and susceptible to leaks. An inspector…... Read Article

Does Your Home Show Signs You Need Roof Leak Repair?

Prompt roof leak repair can avoid water damage, mold, and structural failures. Wingate’s roof repair professionals can fix any problem, whether your roof has cracks, damaged shingles, or a leak.…... Read Article

How Scheduling AC Repair Service in Cincinnati Will Help You Save

Air conditioning repairs can be expensive. But you shouldn’t delay calling a professional; a repair often costs less if you don’t wait. The longer an issue persists, the more components…... Read Article

Why Your AC’s Outside Fan Isn’t Running Even Though the Inside Unit Is

One large part of preserving the value, marketability, and habitability of your Cincinnati, OH, home is maintaining a functional air conditioner. Central air conditioners have two primary components: their indoor…... Read Article

How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?

Ductless air conditioners, or mini-split systems, have become popular recently. Unlike traditional air conditioning systems that require ductwork, ductless systems are designed to cool individual rooms or zones without requiring…... Read Article

Reasons Why Your Water Heater Might Be Leaking

Most of the time, it’s easy to take your Cincinnati home’s water heater for granted. However, the fact that you have a tank containing 40 to 80 gallons of water…... Read Article

6 Reasons Your Home Is Experiencing Low Water Pressure

High water pressure in your home can be dangerous, but reduced water pressure also carries a risk of being equally dangerous. Sometimes, reduced water pressure may be a simple fix,…... Read Article

Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts From Plumbing Experts

Having a garbage disposal in your Cincinnati, Ohio home makes kitchen clean-up infinitely easier. However, it’s important to remember that the term “garbage disposal” is a misnomer. This appliance isn’t…... Read Article

Signs That Your Heat Exchanger Is Cracked

Regardless of which type of heating system is installed in your home, it's essential for keeping the interiors of your home warm throughout the cold winter season. If you want…... Read Article

Tips for Combating Colds and Allergies With Your HVAC System

Dust, dander, pollen, mold, bacteria, and other substances are constantly circulated in the air by your HVAC system. When the air in your home has too many impurities, it exacerbates…... Read Article

Is it Smart to Cover My HVAC System in the Winter?

Is It a Smart Move to Cover Your Air Conditioning Unit During the Winter? As the summer months in Cincinnati give way to fall and winter, you will probably power…... Read Article

Will HVAC Upgrades Increase The Value of My Home?

Even if you’re not currently planning on selling your home, it is always a good idea to consider its value and what you can do to increase it. Real estate…... Read Article

Keeping Your Home Safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Every home with fuel-burning appliances like a gas furnace is at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A damaged gas pipe could easily leak out this odorless, colorless gas and cause…... Read Article

Reasons to Consider an Energy Star HVAC System

As the cost of energy continues to rise, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to save money on their utility bills. One way to do this is to…... Read Article

How often Do HVAC Air Filters Need to Be Changed

Your HVAC system's air filter is much more important than you might think. Unfortunately, it is also something that most people don't pay much attention to. The primary purpose of…... Read Article

5 Potential Remedies for Household Hot and Cold Spots

It’s always frustrating when your home isn’t consistently comfortable, and having hot and cold spots is no exception. While those kinds of uneven temperatures don’t necessarily indicate a major problem,…... Read Article

What’s an HVAC SEER Rating?

Finding the best HVAC system for your home can be difficult. Each household has unique comfort and energy needs that are hard to meet. You've likely heard about SEER ratings…... Read Article

Is a Window Unit Cheaper Than an HVAC System?

Most Americans pay at least $100 to run HVAC systems in their homes, which increases based on factors like house size and run time. As the weather warms, you’ll be…... Read Article

Indications a Storm Damaged Your AC

While we all appreciate the warmer weather summer brings, that also leads to sometimes strong storms. These storms wreak havoc on infrastructure of all kinds, and at your home it…... Read Article

Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for the Winter

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about making preparations. In order to stay safe and warm during periods of heavy snow and wind, you must have a…... Read Article

What Do Electrical Inspections Include?

As a potential or current homeowner in Cincinnati, you may find yourself in situations where you need to have an electrical inspection. Electrical inspections can feel overwhelming and perhaps unnecessary…... Read Article

Everyday Things That Decrease Your AC Efficiency

All these years, you’ve probably enjoyed your AC when things have heated up. After installation, you might not have given much thought to the unit except for turning it on…... Read Article

What to Do About Frozen Pipes

Even if you have never had frozen pipes in your Cincinnati homes, changes in weather patterns mean that you should take some time to make sure your plumbing system is…... Read Article

What to Know About Different Types of Fuses

You want to know what type of fuse to use in your home, but you don’t know how to choose. There are different fuses, breakers, and switches that can be…... Read Article

How Air Purifiers and Dehumidifiers Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Studies have shown that the air inside a building is usually between two and five times more polluted than the typical outdoor air. Poor indoor air quality can lead to…... Read Article

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Power Surges in Your Home

Most people have heard of power surges, but many of them are unaware of the damage they can really cause in a home. These spikes in electricity happen in the…... Read Article

How to Remove Calcium Buildup on Faucets

Calcium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate can both be found in the groundwater, which means that it enters the water we have in our home’s faucets. A lot of people deal…... Read Article

Space Heater Safety Guidelines for Homeowners

Space heaters may seem like a very simple tool that can help to provide heat for your home. However, it’s been estimated that over 25,000 house fires are a result…... Read Article

What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Over time, there is a chance that a pipe could develop a crack, hole or other type of imperfection. A damaged pipe is more likely to allow water to flow…... Read Article

How To Clean Your Air Conditioning Unit

There are many benefits to keeping your air conditioning unit clean. Cleaning your air conditioning unit often will ensure that your system lasts for a long time. It will also…... Read Article

Why Is My Refrigerator Leaking Water?

Refrigerators are among the most commonly used appliances in homes, thanks to their convenience and labor-saving features. Therefore, a leak from this important home appliance might come as a shock.…... Read Article

Can Humidity Cause Electrical Problems Inside Homes?

An ideal indoor humidity level in your Cincinnati, OH, home is 30% to 50%. If the indoor humidity level increases past 50%, your skin could start to feel clammy. Wood…... Read Article

How Long Does A Furnace Last?

You depend on your Cincinnati, OH, home’s furnace to provide warmth during the wintertime. If you’ve noticed that some rooms of your home are too cold, your utility bills are…... Read Article

Traditional Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

Hot water heaters are out of sight and out of mind until the water goes cold during your shower. If you’ve always had a traditional water heater with a tank,…... Read Article

6 Steps to Protect Your Plumbing During Freezing Winters

Cincinnati winters bring average temperatures that are well below freezing, and surely you’re already getting ready to keep your family comfortable and cozy in the coming months. Make sure to…... Read Article

7 Ways to Keep Children and Pets Safe From Electrical Injury

Electricity has become a common part of life these days for all modern households. What would we do without electricity to power our cell phones, televisions, internet routers, microwaves, refrigerators…... Read Article

6 Sump Pump Maintenance Tips

A sump pump protects homeowners from flooding and water damage in the rainy season. It pumps away groundwater from your property. You need to take care of your sump pump…... Read Article

AMPs, Watts, and Volts: A Guide to Measuring Power

Electricity plays a significant role in our everyday lives. We use it to charge electrical appliances, light up the indoors and outdoors of our home, heat water, cook food, and…... Read Article

Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

If you live in a hot climate, you generally know that more air conditioning is a good thing. However, you might have doubts about leaving the AC on during the…... Read Article

Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling The House?

At certain points of the year, the need for reliable air conditioning is about far more than comfort and convenience. On the hottest days, this equipment can be essential for…... Read Article

Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

Ready for a vacation? Your home should be too! Careful planning can not only help protect your home and your belongings while you travel, but also provide your family with…... Read Article

Is a More Expensive HVAC Filter Better?

HVAC Air Purifiers Whole-house air purifiers are becoming an increasingly popular component of the heating and cooling systems in many homes. Wondering why? Check out the benefits below! Fewer allergy…... Read Article

Will your A/C make it through Summer?

It’s hot and getting hotter. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the forecast for August through October calls for hotter than normal temperatures everywhere. How can you prevent…... Read Article