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Frymire Food Drive

October 27th, 2022

The Frymire Home Services team is grateful for over 70 years of service to our amazing Dallas community and beyond, and we believe giving back is an important responsibility that we take very seriously.

That’s why the Frymire team is honored to host a food drive from November 1-11, 2022 in support of North Dallas Shared Ministries (NDSM). NDSM has been serving the Dallas community since 1983 and provides support through its food program to over 1,000 local residents each week. We are inviting our team, friends, family members, and customers to take part in this meaningful opportunity to be a difference-maker in the lives of others.

In alignment with our core values, here’s how Frymire will support this mission:

EXCELLENCE: In order to be the best, you must take the BEST care of people. That’s why we’re excited to host a food drive for local North Texans.

INTEGRITY: Doing the right thing means helping those around you without hesitation. In addition to the food drive, we are honored to match $1 per pound of food collected to make a monetary donation to NDSM so they are able to purchase priority food items at a deeply discounted rate.

RESPECT: Our team believes there is no greater respect than treating others with kindness and compassion. That’s why we want to support those in our community that need our help the most.

INNOVATION: Through the use of innovative technology, our team will reach out to over 40,000 people to invite them to support our mission to bless a multitude of people. Our team will utilize social media, email, and text messaging to enlist the help of our employees, friends, family members, and customers.

Interested in supporting our team’s mission? We would be so grateful. You’re welcome to donate your non-perishable items directly to a Frymire technician if they are providing service at your home or you can drop them off at our main office located at:

Frymire Home Services

2818 Satsuma Drive

Dallas, TX 75229

Below are the non-perishable food items that are most needed at this time:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Chicken (5 oz. cans)
  • Rice (1-2 lb. bags)
  • Sugar (2 or 4 lb. bags)
  • Crackers (Saltine, Ritz, Graham)
  • Beans (1-2 lb. bags)
  • Mac & Cheese (boxed)
  • Soups
  • Peanut butter & jelly (reg. size)
  • Canned fruit
  • Pancake mix
  • Tuna (5 oz. cans)

We are so excited to take part in this amazing opportunity and invite you to help support our mission! In lieu of a food donation, you are welcome to make a monetary donation directly through the North Dallas Shared Ministries site.

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Frymire Gives Back: HVAC Experts With Heart

October 28th, 2021

Suffering through the Dallas summer heat is hard enough with a functioning air conditioning system. But for new homeowner, Patonia Rhule, her summer was made all the more uncomfortable when she was forced to live without AC for two weeks. Despite making multiple service calls to her home warranty company, Patonia’s air conditioning repair needs remained unmet, forcing her and her family to live in a hotel to find relief.

At Frymire Home Services, our team is dedicated to helping the Dallas community remain comfortable when it counts. Our HVAC professionals jumped at the opportunity to provide Patonia with the air conditioning repair experience that she (and every Dallas resident) deserves.

The Problem: Patonia’s AC Needed Repair

After buying a new home in 2021, imagine Patonia’s disappointment when after only a few months, the air conditioning unit failed during the peak of summer in Texas. Relying on her homebuilder and home warranty company for help, the two entities failed to apply fixes to her AC despite four separate repair requests and seven different service visits. Working from home full-time, Patonia needed a fast solution to her problem. Instead, she was left to pay $400 out of her own pocket to live in a hotel just so she could escape the insufferable heat in her home.

The Solution: Free Air Conditioning Installation

The Frymire team was connected to Patonia through a mutual acquaintance, and we jumped at the opportunity to help our new neighbor beat the heat. Our team arrived within 24 hours of being notified of the situation, bringing in three window units as a temporary fix while we diagnosed the larger issue. After running a diagnostics test, our team determined that the system installed by the homebuilder was drastically undersized.

A few days later, our team removed the old AC unit and installed one twice as powerful, finally allowing Patonia to enjoy the cooling comfort she deserves. We also redid her ductwork to ensure maximum efficiency and performance. While this sort of job would typically cost around $11,700, our team was happy to take on the project free of charge as our way of giving back to our new neighbor.

Experience the Difference at Frymire!

Frymire is committed to providing outstanding customer service and supporting the community that we know and love. From the charities and causes we support throughout the Dallas region to the extensive knowledge and service selections our staff offers, we are deeply committed to serving the people that make Dallas such a wonderful place to live. We’re so thrilled to have been able to help out a fellow Texan in need and look forward to providing Patonia with an annual AC inspection to ensure her system is working as it should!

Have an air conditioning emergency on your hands? Call Frymire at 469-346-4999 to schedule AC repair in Dallas!

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Frymire Home Services to Distribute HOPE Kits to Local Women Facing Breast Cancer for Second Year

October 01st, 2021

As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Frymire Home Services launched its inaugural HOPE kit distribution efforts to local Texas women facing breast cancer in October 2020. This year, Frymire is preparing to once again provide a little hope to those struggling with the effects of this far-reaching disease. Our team has partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation for the second annual HOPE kit distribution for women throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region during the month of October.

What Are HOPE Kits?

The NCBF is headquartered just up the street from Frymire, making them the perfect partner for our breast cancer awareness efforts. This organization is dedicated to helping women during every step of their cancer journey from diagnosis and treatment to self-care and mental wellness. We at Frymire are working together to prepare and distribute special care packages called “HOPE Kits” to our local Texans facing breast cancer.

Last year, we filled each package with thoughtful items that the NCBF have identified as being comforting, encouraging, or useful to patients that are going through treatment. Fuzzy socks, inspirational bracelets, and HOPE journals are just some of the goodies that were included in the inaugural HOPE Kits. This year, our team plans on distributing 120 unique kits to families throughout the Dallas region, bringing a little hope during a difficult time.

Frymire Gives Texas Women HOPE for a Second Year

Frymire is honored to once again partner with the NCBF on this incredible project that brought so many families some much-needed hope during 2020’s inaugural care package distribution. Our team is proud to support the women in our community during one of the most life-altering events that can transpire. If you are looking to support the NCBF, we invite you to participate in this year’s HOPE Kits distribution or explore one of the foundation’s many other available programs.

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What To Expect With Drain & Sewer Services

August 15th, 2021

water flowing down a drain

Many homeowners are not aware of the importance of having a professional drain and sewer service company inspect their plumbing systems. Drains can develop clogs or leaks that cause water to overflow, which may result in costly repairs or damages. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to have professional drain and sewer services by a certified plumber to ensure they are maintaining their plumbing system properly and avoiding these issues. But what does it look like to get these services? In this blog, you’ll learn what to expect when getting drain and sewer services from plumbing professionals.


Drain and sewer inspections are important to make sure that the pipes in your house aren’t clogging up. When you schedule a service, an expert will go to your home to inspect your drains and sewer. During this inspection, the technician will be searching for the cause of your plumbing issues. At Frymire, we conduct video pipe inspections that are minimally invasive and highly accurate.

Diagnosis and Estimate

Once the technician has found the source of the problem, they’ll then deliver an accurate estimate based on the anticipated work that will go into fixing it. At Frymire, we offer transparent and competitive pricing for our draining and sewer services to provide solutions within your budget.

Choosing a Sewer Drain Cleaning Method

After an estimate has been provided, it’s time for the technician to choose a method to take care of the issue. These solutions can range from drain snaking to hydro jetting services. For smaller jobs, including shower or sink drain cleaning, drain snaking is the preferred solution. In the event that the problem goes deeper than a simple cleaning, hydro jetting may prove to be the best option. Hydro jetting can handle jobs ranging from simple waste to hard-to-get tree roots.

Frymire can unclog any drain! For drain cleaning services, call 469-346-4999 or schedule a service online.

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Should I Use Liquid Drain Cleaners?

July 14th, 2021

Plumber using snaking tool to remove clog in tub drain.

One of the most common plumbing emergencies is a clogged drain. Homeowners looking for a DIY quick fix often turn to liquid drain cleaners to conquer a clog or slow drain rather than having a professional plumber properly address the issue. While liquid drain cleaner seems like an easy fix, the upfront money and time saved are short-lived.

Learn the complications and dangers of using liquid drain cleaners and the proper way to handle a clogged sink. Frymire Home Services has been offering high-quality plumbing services to the Dallas, TX, area since 1950. Our team is ready to answer your call 24/7 to give you the prompt repairs you need so you can leave the liquid drain cleaner at the store!

Contact Frymire Home Services at 469-346-4999 to schedule a plumber to inspect and evaluate your home drains.

Liquid Drain Cleaners and Your Plumbing System

Well-intended homeowners innocently reach for the liquid drain cleaner to rid their homes of an unpleasant clog without realizing how it damages their home’s plumbing system. The ingredients that comprise liquid drain cleaners are harsh on your plumbing system’s internal and external components. The chemical reaction that these chemicals produce causes irreversible damage to your plumbing materials. Liquid drain cleaner chemicals accelerate the deterioration of porcelain, plastic, and PVC, leading to cracks, leaks, pipe corrosion, burst pipes, and premature repiping needs. A burst pipe can cause expensive, permanent damage to your home and property.

Liquid Drain Cleaner and Your Health

While your plumbing is one of the most important systems you maintain, nothing is more important than your personal health system. The chemicals found in drain cleaners are harmful to your eyes, skin, and lungs. Further, direct exposure to liquid drain cleaner must be treated by a medical professional. The team at Frymire Home Services can tell you from experience that this is NOT a risk you want to take.

Liquid Drain Cleaner Doesn’t Offer Lasting Results

While liquid drain cleaners can temporarily address a clog, they wipe out the good bacteria that work to keep drains free and flowing from sitting organic material. The lack of good bacteria at play leads to larger clogs later. Additionally, drain cleaner stops bacteria from naturally reducing the source of a reoccurring clog. Unclogging a drain permanently without the clog building back up requires professional services from highly trained plumbers. Relying on liquid drain cleaner repeatedly leads to more damage to your plumbing and more expensive repairs down the line.

Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning Today

The professionals at Frymire Home Services thoroughly assess a clog by employing video drain inspection technology that can get to the heart of the problem quickly and accurately. Drain snakes and hydro jetting tools allow our licensed and professional plumbers to remove complicated blockages without damaging your plumbing, leaving you long-lasting, free-flowing results.

Keep your sewer or drain systems out of trouble by contacting trained, professional plumbing contractors at Frymire Home Services to schedule drain or sewer cleaning in Dallas, TX!

Get the plumbing services you can trust at a price you can afford! We don’t consider the job complete until you are 100% satisfied with the results. Call us today at 469-346-4999!

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5 Reasons You Should Choose Frymire Over the Competition

July 09th, 2021

Simple chart showing the differences between Frymire Home Services and other home service companies.

Let’s address the giant elephant in the room: We know we’re one of the hundreds of home services companies in Texas. Your respect and your business are not guaranteed but earned. If you’re wondering why you should choose us above all your other options for your HVAC, plumbing, and air quality needs, we can tell you. Here are just a few reasons why we think we’re the right choice for you and your home:

1. Our technicians know how to work with a home, not just its pipes or ducts.

Most companies hire niche specialists who only know how to do one or two jobs. In contrast, we search for versatile generalists and train them in all aspects of heating, cooling, air quality, and plumbing. This long-term investment in our employees and their training means they stick around longer and get very, very good at what they do. It also means they’re trained to think about how issues in a house, such as poor air quality, may be related to a plumbing issue, like a leak. This professionalism and holistic view of your home are all to your benefit.

2. We have a lot of experience under our tool belts.

Frymire Home Services has been in business for over 60 years. In fact, each of our veteran managers has an average tenure of 25 years, meaning they’ve gotten to know every community in Dallas and Fort Worth as if it were their own. With a long history like ours, the Frymire team has truly seen it all and can tackle any job with confidence and professionalism.

3. Our commitment to excellence is present in everything we do.

The Frymire Home Services company motto is simple yet earnest: “A Higher Degree of Comfort.” We believe that you deserve the best possible service when it comes to home and hearth. Our commitment to putting this belief into practice has made us a preferred provider throughout Dallas, TX, and the surrounding communities for over three generations. This level of service looks like fitting you in for an emergency furnace inspection at short notice, checking and double-checking your air conditioner during your maintenance visit, investigating your air quality problem, or more.

4. Our services are financially accessible and tailored to your needs (no more, no less).

You may be thinking by now, “Yes, this all sounds great – but it also sounds like it will cost me an arm and a leg.” Not so. We’re in the business of helping people, and that means offering affordable financing options, free estimates, fair prices, and superior workmanship no matter your budget.

5. We take our 100% satisfaction guarantee seriously.

If you’re not 100% satisfied, then the job is not 100% done. Plain and simple. This guarantee lowers the risk to you and holds us accountable to the standards we set.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out some of our reviews from real customers.

Contact Frymire Home Services Today

When you’re ready to experience superior HVAC and plumbing services, contact Frymire Home Services. Our team is committed to delivering top-quality service that you can count on 24/7. Get started today with a free estimate!


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How Much Water Should Drain from My Air Conditioner?

June 21st, 2021

When the summer season is in full swing and humidity is high, it’s normal for your air conditioner to drain anywhere between 5 and 20 gallons of water each day. However, while it’s completely normal for an AC unit to drain this amount of water outside your home, it’s a major problem when any amount of water drains inside your home. At Frymire Home Services, our team has years of industry experience and has helped many Dallas homeowners identify problematic drainage issues with their air conditioners. Learn from our top HVAC professionals how your air conditioner should handle drainage and when it’s time to contact our team for service!

If Your AC Drains Water Outside…

If your air conditioner is draining water outside, then it’s operating exactly as it should. Your AC unit should both cool and dehumidify your home through the following processes:

  • Step one: The air conditioner pulls warm/humid air into your indoor unit and blows it over evaporator coils.
  • Step two: The hot air is absorbed by your AC’s refrigerant and transported from the indoor system to the air outside.
  • Step three: Once the humid air hits the evaporator coils, moisture from the air is collected in a drain pan, which is located directly beneath the evaporator coils.
  • Step four: Once the water is in the drain pan, it will drain from your home through the condensate line, dumping the excess water outside via the condensate drain.

If you notice that water is pooling in your yard near the condensate drain, don’t be alarmed; this is normal operating behavior for your air conditioner. However, if you start to notice water pooling inside your home, you may have a bigger issue on your hands.

If Your AC Drains Water Inside Your Home…

Water draining inside your home is a sign that your air conditioner needs repair or replacement. If water is draining inside your home, the problem could be:

  • A rusted or damaged drain pan
  • A clogged condensate drain line
  • A frozen evaporator coil
  • A refrigerant leak
  • A damaged condensate pump

Should you notice water leaking inside your home from your air conditioner, we suggest turning off the system immediately and contacting your Frymire Home Services HVAC technician. Even if only a small amount of water is present, leaving the problem untreated can run up hefty repair bills and result in irreparable water damage down the road.

Choose Frymire Home Services for Your AC Service Needs!

When your air conditioner leaks water into your Dallas home, Frymire Home Services has the team you need to correct the issue in no time. We’ve helped countless Texas families achieve “A Higher Degree of Comfort” in their homes by offering the superior cooling products and services they deserve. Allow our team to bring reliable, energy-efficient, high-performance air conditioning to your home by scheduling AC services with our team today!

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

June 06th, 2021

Beautiful woman with grimace beacuse of bad smell. Isolated on white.

Wondering what that awful smell could be that’s coming from your air conditioner? AC units are supposed to provide cool, refreshing air, not be the source of an unbearable stink in your home. There are many reasons why your air conditioner may be producing foul odors, some of which you can resolve on your own while others will require the keen eye of an expert HVAC technician. Discover why the air from your AC smells — and what you can do to fix it — by reading the blog below!

7 Reasons Your AC Unit Stinks

Air conditioning systems can start to stink up the place quickly when something has gone awry inside the unit. Strange AC smells you may experience in your home include:

  • Mold & mildew odors: When there is excess humidity and moisture in your HVAC unit, this can lead to mold and mildew growth, which produces a foul smell when air blows these harmful particles through your home.
  • Cigarette smoke odors: If someone has smoked in or around your home, your AC unit can trap the smoke particles inside the filter and evaporator coils, causing you to smell cigarettes the next time you turn on your system.
  • Burning odors: A burning smell coming from your system is a sure sign of alarm since it likely means there is an overheating motor, wiring issue, or other mechanical problem at play.
  • Sewage odors: If your sewer line backs up or your P-traps are dry, your air conditioner could start to smell like raw sewage. It’s imperative to have this issue resolved immediately, as sewer gases can be hazardous to your health.
  • Rotting odors: Sometimes, a critter might find its way into your AC unit, where it becomes stuck and eventually dies. This is a huge health hazard, and the carcass should be removed immediately by a pest management professional.
  • Sulfur odors: The classic “rotten egg” smell is a sure sign of leaking gas in your home. If you smell rotten eggs in your home, be sure to contact your HVAC professional immediately, as a gas leak can be extremely dangerous.
  • Stinky feet odors: Does your unit smell like dirty socks or smelly feet? You might have dirty evaporator coils, a clogged condensate drain pan, or stagnant water standing in your air conditioner.

While each of these foul odors is problematic, not all of them require professional assistance to resolve. Depending on what the root source of your air conditioning odor might be, you could solve the problem easily on your own without scheduling a professional HVAC service.

How to Fix a Smelly Air Conditioner

There are a few easy DIY repairs that homeowners can use to resolve their smelly air conditioner problem. The next time your system stinks up the place, try the following troubleshooting tips before calling in the professionals:

  • Change your air filter: Air filters should be changed at least once every three months (more if you’re a pet owner or allergy-sufferer). Simply changing your air filter can eliminate many pesky odors, including cigarette smoke.
  • Run water in your sinks: One way to prevent sewage smells from coming through your AC is to run the water in all of your sinks each month to fill the P-trap and create a seal against sewer odors.
  • Keep your system clean: While nothing can substitute for professional cleaning by an HVAC technician, keeping the areas you can reach in and around your AC clean and clear of debris can help you avoid playing host to any unwanted odors.

These three tips can help you prevent foul odors from stinking up your home. However, you should be wary of odors that could indicate a threat to your family’s safety and health.

When in doubt, call your trusted HVAC professional for persistent AC smells. Frymire Home Services is here to provide the long-lasting system solutions you need to remain comfortable and smell-free!

When to Contact Frymire Home Services

Whether your air conditioner requires professional cleaning, annual maintenance, replacement, or repair to eliminate foul odors, Frymire Home Services has you covered. Our team of top-quality HVAC technicians has more than 60 years of industry experience at our disposal to help resolve even the most troublesome smells that impact your air conditioning.

Contact our team to schedule AC services for your Dallas home today!

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What Does an Evaporator Coil Do?

May 22nd, 2021

Summertime air conditioning issues can be uncomfortable and dangerous for Texas residents and business owners. The hot season in Dallas has a four-month spread between June and September, with average temperatures over 88 degrees. Understanding how your evaporator coil contributes to cool air distribution in your home can help you better understand the need to keep your AC properly maintained.

Get your AC inspected before Dallas summer temperatures soar by scheduling an AC tune-up today with the experts at Frymire Home Services. Contact us today anywhere in the Dallas area!

Evaporator Coil 101

The evaporator coil is an essential component of your air conditioner that resides inside your home and is tasked with removing heat from the air as it blows. Inside the blower compartment or air handler, the evaporator coil houses chilled refrigerant that the compressor transfers into it. Your AC relies on refrigerant, a chemical blend inside your air conditioner that can transform easily between liquid and gaseous states.

As the air from the blower fan travels over the evaporator coil, the cold refrigerant removes the heat from your home’s air. The refrigerant converts to a vapor when air travels over the evaporator coil and triggers a heat exchange. The refrigerant increases in temperature while the air temperature decreases.

How Does an Evaporator Coil Impact Your AC System?

In conjunction with your AC’s condenser coil, the evaporator coil removes heat from your home. As refrigerant changes from liquid to gas and back, it absorbs and releases heat. This is how it cools down a home. The evaporator coil plays a vital role in your air conditioning system. Evaporator coil issues affect the efficiency and performance of the AC.

Common Issues with Evaporator Coils

One of the most common problems with AC units is dirty evaporator coils. Over time, these coils accumulate condensation and mold. Condensation should drain from your system but drain pan clogs can cause water to back up and overflow, leading to water damage and other issues.

Frozen evaporator coils are also a common issue. Anything that prohibits airflow to the evaporator coil, such as dirty coils, low refrigerant, and blocked air ducts, can cause it to freeze. The necessary heat exchange that occurs in your system to cool your home can’t take place if your evaporator coil is frozen. Regular HVAC maintenance rids your system of frost buildup so that your AC can function as it should.

Signs That Your Evaporator Coil Needs Servicing

Identify the signs that indicate you have an evaporator coil issue to get ahead of AC system failures. The most common signs to watch out for include:

  • Leaks around the indoor unit
  • Warm (instead of cool) air leaving the unit
  • Frequent cycling (turning off and on) of your AC unit
  • Abnormal sounds when the AC system is running

If your HVAC technician identifies that your evaporator coil is to blame for AC issues, consider having it replaced. You should also consider a replacement if your AC is older than seven years, the SEER rating is 12 or lower, or the repair cost estimate is more than half of the replacement cost.

Schedule Service Today

Frymire Home Services has been serving the Dallas area for over seven decades. Our in-depth industry experience and superior workmanship will ensure you get the AC results you desire. As a family-owned and -operated business, we put our customers first in all we do. We offer flexible financing options and honest, upfront pricing. When you need AC services in Dallas, TX, trust the skilled technicians at Frymire Home Services to restore your system’s performance and reliability!

Contact us to schedule an evaporator coil repair, AC tune-up, or AC inspection today! 

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Why Does My AC Keep Blowing Fuses & Tripping Circuits?

May 06th, 2021

When it comes to problems with your air conditioning unit, you shouldn’t ignore electrical issues. If you have an AC system that continues to blow fuses or trip circuits, the inability to receive proper cooling isn’t your biggest concern. Electrical issues can be very dangerous and should be addressed with the help of a licensed, experienced HVAC technician. When systems are prone to overloading and short-circuiting, homeowners run the risk of long-lasting damage to home appliances and the potential of an electrical fire. When you have an HVAC electrical problem, call on the experts at Frymire Home Services to quickly get to the root of the problem and perform the correct repair.

Get your AC repair finished before Dallas summer temperatures start to climb. Contact us today anywhere in the Dallas area!

What Causes an AC to Blow a Fuse or Trip a Circuit?

Identifying why your AC is blowing a fuse or tripping a circuit should be done by a professional as there are various reasons why this could be happening. Most often, this HVAC electrical issue is caused by:

  • Low refrigerant. Low levels of refrigerant require your AC system to use more energy to cool your home. This increase in energy requirements can trip your system. 
  • Loose electrical connections. Temperature changes can cause wires to expand and then contract. These changes can loosen connections in your breaker box, leading to tripped circuits and blown fuses.
  • Fuse box, circuit, or central power issues. Electrical overloads from problems with your fuse box, circuit, or central power supply can trigger a fuse to blow or trip a circuit. You may be tempted to swap the fuse for a larger one, but this is NOT what you want to do. Reach out to a licensed HVAC technician to diagnose the electrical issue and correct it safely and appropriately.
  • Cooling system capacitor problems. Your AC’s capacitor works with the system’s condenser to manage the proper input and output of electrical currents. If the capacitor is faulty, it can lead to blown AC fuses.
  • High temperatures and dirty filters/condenser coils. Higher temperatures mean your system will have to work harder and longer to sustain your home’s target temperatures. If your system’s filter isn’t free of clogs and debris, the extra pressure required for the system to circulate air can blow a fuse or trip a circuit.

You can avoid most AC issues by staying on top of your annual AC maintenance. Get your AC tuned and ready for the heat of a Dallas summer by acting promptly when you see something amiss!

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Frymire Home Services has been serving the Dallas area since 1950. We’ve seen (and serviced) it all! Our extensive industry experience and high-quality workmanship deliver AC performance and reliability you can count on. Our customers-first philosophy backs our family-owned and -operated business. Our clients enjoy flexible financing options and honest, upfront pricing. When you need AC services in Dallas, TX, engage the skilled technicians at Frymire Home Services to renew your system’s performance and efficiency!

Contact us to schedule an AC inspection, repair, or tune-up today! 

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