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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.

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

Key Steps to Take 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