Blog – Page 50 of 175 – Sobieski Services | DE, NJ, PA, MD


Visit our Blog to read the latest in heating, cooling, plumbing, commercial HVAC, fire and security, and more for your home, commercial space, or multifamily property. We regularly update the blog with news, company announcements, seasonal tips for a comfortable home and more!

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do to Your Air Conditioner

If you take good care of your home’s air conditioner, it should give you approximately 15 years of trouble-free service. Just like other types of mechanical equipment, though, the A/C needs regular care and maintenance to perform at its best. If it’s not well maintained, you’ll have to contend with higher energy consumption, more frequent […]

Read More

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: Which is Right for Your Building?

Keeping the air inside your commercial building free from particulates and contaminants is a major contributor to indoor air quality. Depending on your needs, you generally have the option of air filtration or air cleaning. Here is a brief introduction to indoor air pollution and the contribution that air filtration and air cleaning make to […]

Read More

Is the A/C System Dying?

It’s never pleasant to face the possibility of an A/C system dying, but eventually you or the owner of your building will have no choice but to replace the commercial air conditioner. A cooling system approaching the need for replacement will usually give several indications of its worsening condition and pending final failure. The following […]

Read More

Important HVAC Requirements When Purchasing Commercial Property

Commercial property transfers involve several complex steps to ensure both buyers and sellers are protected in the transaction. HVAC requirements in the sale of commercial buildings can vary from state-to-state and city-to-city. When buying or selling commercial property, consult closely with your real estate agent or attorney to ensure all requirements are met and that […]

Read More

Using Surge Protectors to Save Energy and Money

Surge protectors have become standard equipment for most homes. We know that power surges can damage expensive electronics, so it’s important to protect them by plugging them into a surge protector, also called a surge suppressor. But did you know that a surge protector is also a great way to save energy and money? Here’s […]

Read More

Prepare Your Heating Vents for Winter with a Proper Cleaning

Your heating vents form the gateway for indoor comfort throughout the winter. However, if they’re obstructed by dust accumulation, they become a source of bad indoor air quality, declining heating performance and increased operating costs. A typical residential heating system moves about 1,400 cubic feet per minute of air through the ductwork. Grilles that cover […]

Read More

Monitoring and Treating Mold Growth in Commercial and Educational Facilities

Mold is a common and usually beneficial living organism with many applications to our everyday lives. It is used to make medicines such as penicillin, as a vital component in the production of bread and cheese, and as a natural cleaner that removes dead and unwanted organic material from the environment around us. In some […]

Read More

What Can a Wi-Fi Thermostat Do For Your Home?

Wi-Fi thermostats connect to your home’s wireless Internet service, giving you greater control of your home’s comfort systems. In fact, they are the new standard for home comfort control and automation. Read on to learn what a Wi-Fi thermostat can do for your home efficiency strategy and more. Comfort and Savings for Your Lifestyle Programming […]

Read More

Go Green with Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures in Your Office

In today’s business environment, companies are constantly being encouraged to put energy conservation policies and procedures in place. Going “green” makes a lot of sense, especially for businesses and offices that use substantial amounts of energy or other resources. Careful and efficient use of water goes hand in hand with green policies and energy conservation. […]

Read More

Breathe Easy: How to Control Household Pollutants

Did you know indoor air can be many times worse than outdoor air? You probably consider your home a safe place, but everyday activities, such as cooking, cleaning, heating and cooling can lead to dangerously high indoor air pollution levels. Follow these do’s and don’ts of controlling household pollutants to help you breathe easy. Do: […]

Read More

Top Reasons Why You Should Invest in Preventive HVAC Maintenance

When your HVAC system is humming along, it’s tempting to skip seasonal maintenance and simply wait until there’s a problem to call for help. But scheduling preventive HVAC maintenance regularly in the spring and fall can actually save you money while ensuring your uninterrupted comfort. Here’s how. Why Preventive Maintenance Matters It’s not just about […]

Read More

Learn How to Clear and Prevent Drain Clogs in Your Home

One of the nastiest messes a homeowner can face is a clogged drain. When it happens, you may be tempted to pour harsh chemicals down the sink to eliminate the clog, but doing so may cause even more problems. Caustic substances can wear away the inner surface of the pipes and create leaks, but with […]

Read More

How to Handle Toilet Flapper Troubleshooting in Your Bathroom

Does your toilet seem to flush itself? Does it make trickling noises or constantly run? If so, you’re needlessly wasting water. Fix the leak with these toilet flapper troubleshooting tips. Check the Flapper Remove the toilet tank lid. Find the flapper, a rubber device covering the flush valve seat at the bottom of the tank […]

Read More

Is Your Home the Culprit for Your Allergies?

Spring is finally here and for many homeowners in the Delaware Valley area, that means dealing with those dreaded allergies. But pollen isn’t the only cause of a stuffy nose, watery eyes or constant sneezing. Your home could also be to blame for triggering your allergy symptoms. What Can Cause Allergies in Your Home? There […]

Read More

Let Energy Star Guide You to Greater Savings With These Tips

The Department of Energy has been setting regulations and providing tips on HVAC efficiency since the energy crisis of the 1970s. Its Energy Star program doesn’t just put restrictions on homeowners — it helps them save energy. With over half of your utility bills likely being made up of heating and cooling costs, you may […]

Read More

Plumbing Maintenance Checks You Should Consider Your Business This Fall

Keeping your plumbing system working effectively requires year-round attention and regular preventive maintenance. A plumbing failure can be even more costly and annoying in the winter if your professional has to deal with very cold weather, snow and ice, or frozen soil to fix the problem. This fall, plan to have some plumbing maintenance done […]

Read More

An HVAC Guidebook for First-Time Home Buyers

First-time home buyers receive overwhelming amounts of information concerning the properties they’re considering, and one of the most important (and complicated) is the HVAC system. The heating and cooling system is the sole appliance dedicated to keeping the home comfortable and healthy year-round. These guidelines can help you discover the condition of this essential appliance. […]

Read More

Learn How to Understand Heat Pump Ratings

If you’re considering a heat pump, it’s important to know and understand heat pump ratings systems. Heat pumps work by moving heat instead of creating it. In the cooling mode, they extract heat from the indoor air. In the winter, they reverses the operation and harvest heat from the outdoor air. The seasonal energy efficiency […]

Read More


  • All-In-One Solutions For:
  • General Contractors
  • Facility Managers
  • Business & Property Owners
Read More


  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing & Drain Services
  • Water Heaters
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Service Agreements
Read More

Home Builders

  • Regional / National Builders
  • Custom Home Builders
Read More
US Army
NATE Certified logo
Better Business Bureau
HPAC Engineering Design Awards 2013 logo
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award logo
National Comfort Institute
Book Now
Book Now