frozen air conditioning unit

How to Defrost an Air Conditioning Unit?

It’s the middle of summer, and suddenly you find your air conditioner is completely frozen. Do you try to fix it yourself or call in a professional? Typically, it’s ok to thaw the system out on your own but if the problem repeats, call a professional. Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing explains how to defrost an air conditioning unit and …

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How Does a Heat Pump Work in the Summer?

As the days grow warmer and the nights grow shorter, we all start to look forward to the summertime. But what about all the people who dread the heat? If you seek a way to stay cool this time of year, a heat pump might be a good option for you. You may be familiar with these HVAC systems for …

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Can a Cracked Toilet Bowl Be Repaired?

We rely heavily on toilets to work as they’re intended to, but toilets don’t last forever. Most toilets last for 10-15 years and can withstand a lot of issues within that time. Little cracks on the toilet bowl may appear, but these are not a sign that your toilet needs to be replaced. Depending on the size and location of …

Sewer Lines

How Do I Find the Sewer Line On My Property?

There are pipes in your front yard that connect your home to local utilities like water and sewer. Finding your sewer line on your property can sometimes be difficult since some homes don’t have a visible connection. Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing is here to help you with some tips for finding the sewer line at your Murphysboro, IL home. …

hot water heater

Can You Still Use Water if Your Water Heater Is Leaking?

Oh no – you just found a big puddle of water below your water heater. But you’ve been using your shower and sinks, so you might be wondering if using your water while your water heater is leaking is causing more problems. Maybe you’ve called for an appointment for water heater repairs, but it might be a few days before …

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How Often Should Air Conditioning Units Be Serviced?

As temperatures start to rise in Murphysboro, Illinois, you’re probably thinking about vacation plans and summertime activities. However, there’s another thing you should also be thinking about before the summer heat sets in: your air conditioner. Think back to last summer. How was your air conditioner’s performance? Was it able to keep up with the high humidity? Did your air …