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Nobody knows plumbing, heating and cooling like the experts at Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating, and we’re happy to share the knowledge and experience with you. Browse our blog for helpful tips, how-tos, and professional advice to keep your home comfortable and operating efficiently all year-long, or search by category to find articles about a specific topic.

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Hottest New Features of Today’s Coolest Thermostats

HVAC thermostats have come a long way from the days when a simple dial or slide mechanism controlled the temperature throughout the entire home. The ...
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7 Tips to Prep Your HVAC for Vacation

As you lock the door behind you before leaving on vacation, make sure that last-minute checklist going through your head, as you try to remember ...
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Classic April Fool’s Day Plumbing Pranks – Be Ready for the Payback!

When you work in the plumbing and heating business, you’ve heard about all the best April Fool’s Day pranks and even had some service calls ...
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hvac warranty

HVAC Warranties – What to Expect and Why Service Plans Make Sense

Do you know much time is left on your HVAC warranty? What does it cover? Probably not. Chances are the paperwork got filed away when ...
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Jack Hall Plumbing and Heating’s 5-Point Spring Checklist — Get Your AC Ready for Warm Weather

When spring approaches it’s time to give our furnaces a break and get the AC system ready to take on the warm weather. But before ...
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wet insulation

Can My Wet Insulation Be Saved or Does it Need Replacing?

Most residential homes are insulated with cellulose, fiberglass, or rigid foam that was either blown in, rolled out in batts, or fastened between wall studs. The ...
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Learn Why Mini Splits Beat Window AC Units Every Time

When customers ask us why they should opt for a mini split ductless system when they can just install a window AC unit for the ...
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Mini Split AC System

Mini Split AC Systems Deliver on Efficiency, Great Features

Ductless Mini Split AC systems don’t get the credit they deserve when it comes to heating and cooling homes. At Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating, ...
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5 Ways to Check if Your Mini Split Needs Cleaning

Whether you have a mini split ductless system in your home used year-round for heating and cooling or just have one installed in your three-season ...
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Ways to Naturally Lower Humidity in Your Home

High humidity levels are something you want to look out for inside the house. Why? Well, if your home is too humid it can cause ...
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Attic Insulation

Is Your Attic Too Hot? High Attic Temperatures Impact Your Entire Home

Anyone who’s climbed into their attic in July knows it’s like a sauna. While it’s normal for attic temperatures to be warm, especially in the ...
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How Long Does Attic Insulation Last? Does Yours Need Replacing?

When it comes to attic insulation, there’s no hard and fast rule for determining how many years it will do its job. Even if the ...
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leaky pipe

Plumbing 911 — Our Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

Since Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating was founded back in 1984, we’ve answered thousands of calls from customers having plumbing emergencies. We see so many ...
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tankless hot water heater

Got Hot Water? Flush Your Tank Type or Tankless Water Heater Regularly for Peak Performance

When water comes out of the faucet in your house it’s perfectly fine for you and the family to drink. But that same water isn’t ...
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dirty air filter

Dirty Air Filters Have Big HVAC Consequences

When someone contacts us at Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating with an HVAC issue, the first thing our technicians check during the service call is ...
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home insulation

10 reasons why properly insulating your home makes good sense

Everyone knows that a well-insulated home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. At Jack Hall Home Energy Services, our crew will ...
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Valentine's Day Love

It’s a hot and cold relationship – Remember your HVAC System on Valentine’s Day

Your HVAC system won’t be sad if you don’t give it some chocolate or a card on Valentine’s Day. But if you don’t pay attention ...
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5 Tips to protect your HVAC system this winter

When the temperature starts to drop in the Northeast, HVAC systems go into overdrive to keep our homes warm. But if your home or your ...
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The Facts About Outdoor HVAC Units

The Facts About Outdoor HVAC Units

Your Outdoor HVAC Equipment Your outdoor HVAC unit is an important part of your home’s heating and cooling system. It’s responsible for pumping cooled or ...
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Ductless HVAC For Home Additions & Renovations

Ductless HVAC For Home Additions & Renovations

In the Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake George and Saratoga regions, beautiful older, traditional homes are common. In our area more and more people are choosing ...
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National Grid Certified NYS Clean Heat Program Contractor

National Grid Certified NYS Clean Heat Program Contractor

Jack Hall Plumbing and Heating is a National Grid certified NYS Clean Heat program contractor.  We are a NYS licensed HVAC contractor with over 30 ...
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HVAC Service Protection Plans: 9 Things You Should Know!

HVAC Service Protection Plans: 9 Things You Should Know!

Why Have An HVAC Service Protection Plan? When you are dealing with a heating and cooling company, it’s important to know how they will protect ...
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Why Is Your Furnace Making Noise?

STRANGE FURNACE NOISES? When the weather in Upstate NY turns cold, you want to be warm, cozy, and trust that you can rely on your ...
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WHEN TO REPLACE A GAS HOT WATER HEATER

When to Replace a Gas Hot Water Heater?

Tank-type water heaters store hot water so that it’s always available when needed. By far the most common type of water heater, tank-type water heaters ...
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SPACEPAK AND BECKETT BURNER TRAINING

SPACEPAK AND BECKETT BURNER TRAINING

Here at Jack Hall Plumbing And Heating we make sure we find the time to better assist our clients by training our guys properly with ...
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Custom Boiler Job in North Creek

Custom Boiler Job in North Creek

Jack Hall Plumbing and Heating is always open to custom installation jobs. We took a special one on in North Creek, NY. This installation consisted ...
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What is an ECM Motor

How-it-works in Layman’s terms… An ECM motor maintains a programmed CFM in response to changes in torque. When the sensed torque changes, the RPM of ...
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The Ghost In The Room

The buildup of ghost marks can be caused by any combination of moisture, cold spots, static electricity, air currents, and a supply of dust, soot, ...
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Home Ventilation Problems: Do You Already Have Them?

Home Ventilation Problems: Do You Already Have Them?

Signs Of Common Home Ventilation Problems Good ventilation is important… Whether you’re buying a new home or taking care of the one you’re in now. ...
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