What Is Water Hammer and Why Should You Care About It?

Water hammer is a noisy pipe issue you can’t (and shouldn’t) ignore. If you’ve heard rattling, clanging, or rumbling after turning off a plumbing fixture, then you’ve experienced this annoying phenomenon. More than just a simple nuisance, it can lead to major leakage.

How Do Average Homes Use Water?

Homes account for about 8% of water used in America. It may not seem like a lot, but it can still go down without sound household practices. Considering that only 1% of the Earth’s water is suitable for human consumption, you should do everything you can to save. The alternative is unpleasant: higher concentrations of

Why Is Annual HVAC Maintenance Important?

HVAC units are not equipment to forget about. They regularly need care and attention if they are to perform at a high level and last long. While it’s imperative to be vigilant and address issues upon discovery, it matters to get your McLay air conditioning and heating system inspected regularly. Here’s why you should put

Tips for Maintaining NuvoH20 Water Softener

Compared to traditional salt-based systems, McLay plumbing and heating experts can attest that the NuvoH20 water softener offers a unique set of benefits. It doesn’t filter out minerals, rather, it uses citric acid to neutralize the pH level of water, turning it from alkaline to neutral. Its CitraCharge formula inhibits scale formation and makes it

4 Common AC Problems and Their Solutions

Air conditioners are hard working machines that perform tirelessly to beat the heat of summer. However, they’re not immune to problems. Without proper maintenance, they could run inefficiently or even stop operating when least expected.

HVAC Energy Efficiency: Important Ratings You Should Know

When buying an energy-efficient HVAC system, it’s imperative to look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. However, not all products that bear this label perform the same. If you want to buy the most efficient unit for your property, pay attention to these important ratings.

Air Conditioner Thermostat Settings for Summer

Summer is the season to rely heavily on your air conditioning system to make you feel comfortable. It could be the only thing standing in the way of humidity and all-day heat. Contrary to popular belief, however, you don’t have to turn your air conditioner all the way up during the summer or hot months.

Water Heater Options: Tankless and Traditional

Water heaters are no longer a luxury for homes; they’re a necessity, especially for residents with young children, the elderly, and anyone suffering from an illness. McLay Services, Inc. has been in the business of installing, maintaining and repairing tankless water heater and their freeze protection systems for years. In this post, we’ve put together

What to Consider When Choosing a Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater is a great option for homes that don’t have the necessary space for a tank, and the heating needs that do not require a large amount of stored hot water. According to experts at McLay Services Inc., a tankless water heater essentially heats the water as it passes through a pipe,

FAQ: Air Conditioning Repair

Experts from McLay Services Inc. have put together a very handy FAQ guide for homeowners who have important questions about their HVAC system.