In The House

an Any Hour Services podcast

In The House is a podcast about the major systems... In The House: Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Each week we'll have a panel of experts, pick a topic and discuss it. It's meant to be informative and we hope it brings you some value.


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Episodes

Do you have a furnace? Then this podcast is for you. We are talking about everything you need to maintain your furnace and keep it running for as long as possible!


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Have you ever seen the sting operations on the news, talking about contractors misleading customers just to sell them a new system? If you have ever worried about that happening to you, In this episode we give you suggestions on how to avoid being taken advantage of.


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What happens when your furnace gets too hot? It can cause confusing problems that can continue for a long time. Come learn how to recognize the problem and what it takes to fix it!


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There are different views on getting your furnace regularly serviced or tuned-up. It’s common to hear professionals say it's not important. But the manual for your system actually tells you to get it regularly serviced. Here ‘In The House’, we tend to think that the people who made the system probably have good advice to give.


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While smoke detectors need a change in batteries every once in a while they also eventually go bad. In this episode of In The House we talk about how long they should last and also some signs that they’ve expired.


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Furnaces should last 10, 15, 20 years, so why are you having problems only a couple years after it's installed? In this episode of In the House we talk about how you can know if your furnace is being installed correctly.


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As magical as icicles may seem they can be a sign of a more serious issue. In this episode we discuss how icicles are formed and the possible damage they could be doing to your home. Tune in to learn how to avoid and fix this problem.


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In this episode we're joined with Jeff Holt of Holt's Water Conditioning to talk about reverse osmosis systems.


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Hard or soft water looks the same to all of us. So what's the big deal? Can something so microscopic really be that bad? In this podcast we talk about what hard water is and the damage it can cause.


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Not satisfied with your air conditioner? Your AC unit might be, one, designed to only handle up to certain temperatures, or two, your AC unit may have something wrong with it. But how do you know which one it is?


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Ricky joins us in this episode to talk about the importance of checking for gas leaks and how to do it.


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How often have you ever called a tech about your AC freezing over? Why does it freeze over in the first place? HVAC Tech Manager, Richard, explains what happens when if freezes over, why it does and what to do about it.


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When the summer heat is at it's peak it can be hard to cool your house evenly. This episode is all about why you have hot and spots in the house and what you can do about them.


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Your home is filled with electrical systems and it is important to have it inspected periodically.


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You may not know it but the effects of a cold winter can potentially cause a huge headache come spring. Listen to this brief episode to learn more!


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John Lawrence only recently joined the trade industry. Originally he wanted to be an electrician but now works in the HVAC field. Listen now to hear how he went from the military to HVAC technician.


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Many of us deal with slow drains, but how do we know if it is something we should be worried about?


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Mike Matthys has been in the industry for a long time and has worked for a handful of companies, giving him a lot of incite into the industry. This is a really great episode if you're interested in hearing about the 'politics' that surround the tech industry and how Any Hour Services is setting a new standard.


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One of the most, if not the most common electrical issue home owners have is tripping breakers. Listen now to learn about why your breakers are tripping, what you can do to fix the problem and if it's safe if your breakers are flipping.


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Shawn wanted to compete in motocross professionally, but after a broken back and other life changes he decided to purse a job in the trades. Listen now to hear Shawn's interesting story.


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Summer and it's hot weather is just around the corner. Listen now to hear what you need to do to get your air conditioner ready for the summer heat.


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He wanted to be a dentist then he joined the military now he's here with us! Tune in to hear Corbin's story.


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Mike is running solo in this listener question driven episode. A constantly running toilet is a very common and very annoying problem, thankfully Mike goes though the options you have to fix it.


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From China to the US military and ending up at Any Hour Services as a HVAC technician. It's a great story, listen now to hear the details of Jiaqi's story.


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It's starting to warm up, but you might be waiting to turn your AC on until it gets a little hotter. DON'T WAIT! It's important you turn your Air Conditioner on now, tune in to find out why.


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Mike and Dakota have a fun time on this episode! Dakota is a drain technician at Any Hour Services and his journey to find a career is super interesting!


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Never ending hot water, less maintenance, lower utility bills, extended life span, tankless water heaters may seem like a no brainer but you'll be surprised to learn that they aren't for everyone. Tune in to find out which water heater is best for you and your family!


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Adam is Any Hour Services' first HVAC trainer. He stops by the attic to share his journey from personal trainer to HVAC installer and finally a trainer in the install department.


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What is high efficient HVAC equipment? Does it matter? Will it save you money? Should you invest? Answers to these questions and much, much more!


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Dan has been in the business for a long time and he has some great incites into the HVAC world!


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STOP! It might not seem like this topic applies to you, but it does! If you own a home it is important to maintain the plumbing valves around your home!


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Today we get to know Keaton Hancock and how he fell in love in both his personal life and career. Keaton's only been with the company for 2 years, so his fresh perspective is interesting for anyone looking to get into the trades!


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If your furnace breaks should you replace your air conditioner? And if your air conditioner goes out do you need to replace your furnace too? This episode is all about the different options you have when it comes to replacing your HVAC equipment.


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Mike Perry stopped by and shared his story about how he found Any Hour. During his time in the studio he shared some secrets of an underground Dungeons and Dragons ring in the company!


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The flame sensor in your furnace is a safety device that ensures the gas that fuels your furnace is being burned and not escaping into the vent system. The sensor detects when a flame is burning inside the burner assembly of your furnace. Listen now to learn more!


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Karlie is one of Any Hour's first female technicians! Listen now to hear all about her story and how she found herself in the trades!


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High water pressure can destroy your plumbing and low water pressure can cause your pipes to clog. Maintaining proper water pressure is crucial to your homes health.


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Who's In The House? Corry Thoman that's who! This is our first episode where we feature one of our many technicians from Any Hour Services. These episodes are more casual and laid back. Mike spends around an hour, one on one getting to know different techs and their stories!


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Drain clogs happen, and it may seem like a simple decision to choose one of the classic, big name drain cleaners. But did you know using those products can actually do more harm than good? This episode is packed full of important information you need to know about clearing your drains safely and effectively.


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Your electrical panel controls all electricity moving through your home. A lot of important information about old panels, new panels, breakers and much more is talked about in this episode. Everything you need to look for to keep you and your family safe.


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Your furnace is a complex piece of equipment, let us simplify it for you.


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This is our first episode recorded while simultaneously being live on Facebook and Tick-Tock! Enjoy!


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Enjoy this episode! The guys have a fun time at first and then wrap up the show with some educational information on cleaning and clearing your drains.


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We are entering the peak of winter and that means space heaters are out in full force. On this episode Any hour technicians talk about the important things you need to know about using your space heater effectively and safely.


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They say knowledge is power. That's way on this episode, HVAC professionals explain the top 5 things you can do to fix your own furnace!


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The cold weather will wreak havoc on your water heater tune in to learn more!


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Fiber optic companies have a dirty little secret they don't want you to know about! Listen to find out what it is!


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Have you ever seen and wondered what those zig-zags in the snow on people's roofs are? Well, they are to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof. What are ice dams? Tune in to find out!


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It's inevitable, If you are in the same home for a long time, eventually you're going to have furnace problems. This episodes covers the top 5 most likely problems you'll run into, what to watch for to hopefully prevent a failure and what you can do to fix your furnace if something does go wrong.


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If you've ever worried about your plumbing pipes freezing, this is the episode for you! Watch now to learn how to avoid that nightmare.


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What would you do if your basement flooded with sewage?? On this episode drain technicians share stories from the field, of people they helped who had their sewers back up into their home.


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With Christmas right around the corner electricians from any hour services thought it would be a good time to discuss the many options you have when it comes to decorating your home with Christmas lights.


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Winter is coming! So there is no better time than now to tune up your furnace and make sure it's prepared to keep you and your family warm during the upcoming winter months.


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Mike is remodeling his kitchen. So he grabbed a couple of plumbers to talk about all of the different plumbing options you have when remodeling your kitchen.


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During the holiday season (between all the cooking and more guest in the home) your drains are under more stress than usual. On this episode Mike and drain specialist Jesse discuss what you can expect and prepare for during this holiday season.


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Mike is remodeling his kitchen, so he grabbed a couple electricians to talk about what to expect and prepare for, electrically when it comes to remodeling a kitchen. Fun fact an electric oven accounts for about 3-4% of energy use in a home.


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Temperatures are dropping and you don't want to be in the middle of a cold front and suddenly have your furnace break. That's why on this episode HVAC professionals tell you everything you need to do to prepare for this winter.


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An episode all about repiping your house! What types of pipes do you have? Which types of pipes have the most issues? This is and much more! Enjoy :)


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If you don't know how waist management works you HAVE to check this episode out. This episode is interesting, funny, informative! Enjoy :)


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Keeping the air in your house moving is important!


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Things are cooling down. That means you're going to be transitioning from your AC unit to your heater. So in this episode of In The House Mike and crew go over everything yo need to do to get your AC unit ready for winter.


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Water softeners are so important we brought in an expert! This is a great episode that covers everything you need to know about water softeners. Whether its maintaining your current water softer or if you're considering buying one, we go over it. Enjoy :)


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Short and sweet, but there is more in this episode than you might think. Bathroom drains clog all the time and knowing how to fix them is an important skill for any home owner.


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Attic fans are one of those things few people think about. But they can make a huge difference if you live in a place that experiences high heat.


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As you may have guessed, your air conditioner and the way it works is pretty complex. With that comes a lot of moving parts, some of which fail more often than others. In this episode HVAC technicians from Any Hour Services talk about those parts that fail often, why they fail and what you can do to prevent or fix yours if something does fail.


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On this episode plumbers from Any Hour services explain what that big metal bubble sticking out of your water heater is. They also talk about the different ways it can help you diagnose other issues you might be experiencing in your house.


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If you're in the market for a portable generator there is no doubt you have a lot of questions. Well look no further because on this episode of In The House electricians from Any Hour Services talk about everything you need to know before buying your portable generator.


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If you're in the market for a portable generator there is no doubt you have a lot of questions. Well look no further because on this episode of In The House electricians from Any Hour Services talk about everything you need to know before buying your portable generator.


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HVAC technicians from Any Hour Services discuss the many ways that can cause your air conditioner to freeze over. They also give you the answers you need to fix and prevent it from happening.


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Unless you're a plumber you probably don;t know what a anode rod is, and that's okay because professional plumbers from Any Hour Services are here to tell you everything you need to know!


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In this lively episode of In The House drain technicians from Any Hour Services talk about the best way to clean the drains in your house.


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Portable Generators are awesome! But there are things you should know if you want to get the most out of your generator and how to keep you and your family safe.


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Refrigerant is complicated. Luckily you have professional HVAC technicians from Any Hour services to explain everything you need to know about refrigerants and how it affects your HVAC system.


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This is a special episode of In The House because it is our first episode featuring a special guest from Noritz themselves! Enjoy his deep dive on everything you need to know about tankless water heaters.


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Drain technicians from Any Hour Services break down everything you need to know about septic tanks.


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The weather is starting to warm up! But is that the only time you should be using your ceiling fans? Answers to that and many other questions on this week's episode.


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This week on In The House HVAC technicians get together and discuss ways that you can get your air conditioner ready for summer!


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Sewer/drain technicians from Any Hour Services answer important questions like, what are the pros and cons of cabling your sewer/main line, what should you do if your plumbing keeps backing up and what types of things cause major plumbing problems.


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Sewer/drain technicians from Any Hour Services answer important questions like, what are the pros and cons of cabling your sewer/main line, what should you do if your plumbing keeps backing up and what types of things cause major plumbing problems.


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In this episode Electricians from Any Hour Services talk about electrical safety outdoors, things you need to watch out for, and how to avoid accidental electrical shock.


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HVAC technicians from Any Hour Services talk about getting your air conditioner ready for summer. Things you can and should do, how you can tell if your air conditioner is going to make it thought another season and do you really need to pay a company to come out and service it once a year?


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Plumbing technicians from Any Hour Services talk about garbage disposals. How they work, when to replace them, trouble shooting and what you should and shouldn't put down your disposal.


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Sewer and drain technicians from Any Hour Services discuss Sewer odors in the house. What causes them, where to look to find them and how do we get rid of them?


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Electricians from Any Hour Services talk about outlets. The different types, what causes them to go bad, how do you know when they have gone bad and listener questions.


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What is indoor air quality? How does it work and how can help to prevent sickness in your home?


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Toilets! How do they work? What are some common issues? What should, and more importantly, what shouldn't you flush? How to fix them and why you sometimes need to jiggle the handle to make them work.


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Plumbers from Any Hour Services chat about the important things to check around the house after an earthquake. Utah was rocked by earthquakes and aftershocks today leaving many worried and anxious, so Any Hour wants to help put your mind at ease.


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Sewer and drain technicians from Any Hour Services talk about the drains in your home. How they work, what they're made of, how to maintain them and what to do if you end up with a slow or blocked drain.


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Electricians from Any Hour Services talk about the basics of your electrical system, how long it should it last, signs of loose connections, electrical safety updates.


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HVAC techs from Any Hour Services talk about furnace maintenance and installation. We discuss air flow and the importance of keeping a clean air filter. Is it ok to close air vents in rooms you’re not using?


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Plumbers from Any Hour Services discuss tanked water heaters; how long they last, diy maintenance, how big a roll brand plays, and a lot more.


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