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Quick Money-Saving Tips

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50 years of helping our community and taking care of their plumbing, heating & air conditioning needs

By Brian Fletcher

The summertime can be a very busy and exciting time for families. From going on vacations, heading to the beach, or getting away for a needed vacation with the family, it is easy to overlook those pesky plumbing, or HVAC issues that can pop up at any time back home. With just a few simple steps, most problems can be avoided with regular maintenance, to insure you have a great summer while at home, or away! 

Everyone has heard of or has had some type of plumbing/HVAC horror story, from hose bibs leaking, a/c’s not cooling, and sometimes the cost that comes with fixing these problems. The fact is, many problems can be avoided; like maintenance on your car, your home needs this too. Having your HVAC system serviced regularly, can help diagnose problems that can cause midsummer breakdowns. Simply changing the filter on your HVAC system, removing brush and shrubs from around the outside unit, and making sure drain lines aren’t slow, can help prevent costly repairs, saving you money, and aggravation. Water problems can prove very costly, from running toilets to leaking faucets. These little problems can become big problems, and can add up to 90 gallons of water loss per day. That’s like letting money run right down the drain. By checking around toilet bases for sitting water, or tightening loose connections on your faucets, these problems can be easily fixed in little to no time while saving you money.

Some quick money-saving tips:

  • Have your a/c and heater serviced before the change in temperate.
  • Change filters in your HVAC unit regularly; this helps the unit run more efficiently, saving on utility bills.
  • Have a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat installed to raise temps while away and lower temps when you are home.
  • Check for leaks on toilets, running toilets, dripping faucets, and leaks around water heaters, as these can cause water bills to rise.
  • Make sure sump pumps and water pumps are not constantly running.
  • Flush water heaters to remove sediment buildup.
  • Install back-up sump pumps for when power goes out.

Lets our well-trained team help you get geared up this season with a more energy efficient a/c and/or heater. Fletchers is an authorized rep for the Energize Delaware program that could save you thousands on a new HVAC system. Pair that with great manufacturers rebates and you can really upgrade to a top-of-the-line HVAC system for little to no cost. 


We Know that choosing a company to let in your home can be stressful, and at Fletchers we hope to make that choice an easy one. As always, Fletcher Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is here to help with any problems you may have around your home this season. With great spring, and fall specials, FREE estimates, easy finance options, fast and efficient 24/7 service, or for any questions or concerns you have, we are always just a phone call away. There are many ways you can reach us, whether through our website, over the phone 302-653-0503, 302-323-0503, and directly on our Facebook page. Fletchers is BIG enough to handle your problems, but small enough to care! Let our family help your family.

Fletcher’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

Two Locations:

18 Myrtle Street in Smyrna

1401 East Newport Pike in Wilmington

302-653-0503 or 323-0503

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