Frymire Home Services Blog

An FAQ for Finding a New Water Heater

October 15th, 2018

blue-question-markIs it time to replace your water heater for a new model? Whether you want to try something different, your water usage habits have changed, or your current heater is in its golden years, you most likely have plenty of questions about what kind of water heaters are out there on the market. While this isn’t a definitive guide to water heaters, we hope to answer some of the most basic, but frequently asked questions, we’ve received about them.

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You Can’t DIY These Plumbing Problems

October 1st, 2018

flooded-houseThat headline isn’t us trying to challenge you. Trying to DIY these plumbing problems is really against your best interest. Read on, and we’ll try to convince you.

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Consider a Smart or Wireless Thermostat

September 17th, 2018

smart-thermostatBeing completely honest and upfront here, you might not need a smart or wireless thermostat. At the very least, however, you really should get a programmable thermostat. These are a step above the basic digital ones. Instead of having to change your thermostat in the morning and night manually, these ones will do it for you. Introducing automation—and removing human error—is the first step in running a highly efficient HVAC system.

However, being completely honest and upfront, a smart thermostat can give you a nice boost in monthly energy savings. We’ll explain further down below:

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Causes of Water Pressure Problems

September 3rd, 2018

low-water-pressure-from-faucetWater pressure is vital to the functioning of your plumbing system. Without it, the water wouldn’t be able to travel through your pipes! We don’t even realize it, but many of us have become accustomed to the feeling of our water pressure—when that pressure suddenly drops or increases, it’s definitely noticeable (especially if we’re talking about low pressure from the showerhead).

A sudden change in water pressure is a cause for concern. The problems can be as simple as turning a valve, or it could indicate a leak.

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Are Your Ducts Beyond Repair?

August 19th, 2018

hvac-technician-repairing-ductworkThe ducts are the tunnels of vents that send cool and warm air around your home. It’s hard to imagine why they would need to be replaced. After all, how much damage could they take if all they do is help blow some air around?

In this post, we’ll help explain a few reasons for how and why your ducts might fall beyond repair.

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The Whole Family Benefits From A Zone Control System

August 6th, 2018

family-relaxing-together-in-living-roomCan an air conditioner be family-friendly? Beyond the normal use of having it cool your home, you’d probably never think of an AC in that way. However, with a zone control system, you can turn it into a device that considers the needs of everyone in your family.

Not only that, there are various benefits that will keep the energy costs down, too. Who doesn’t love saving money?

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Identifying and Detecting Leaks

July 23rd, 2018

Leaks are a typical plumbing problem that have been around for as long as plumbers have been using pipes. However, that doesn’t mean leaks can’t come with their own surprises. Leaks usually all have the same symptoms for the most part, but the severity of the leak can vary drastically. That’s why it’s important to treat every leak like an emergency.

In this post, we’ll show you rusty-pipe-leaka few ways to determine if you have a leak and some tips for finding that leak.

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Are Heat Pumps Efficient All Year-Round?

July 9th, 2018

floor-mounted-mitsubishi-heat-pumpPeople talk about heat pumps like they’re the best thing that ever happened to air conditioning. Unlike a normal AC, they can be used for cooling and heating. But is it really as good as they say? Is it going to last you through the hot and cold seasons alike?

In this post, we’ll see if heat pumps are truly efficient all year-round.

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3 Deceivingly Simple AC Issues

June 25th, 2018

ac-repairIt’s a hot summer day. Suddenly, your AC stops working. Uh oh. Is it broken? Did it overheat? Do you need a new one? Is it going to catch fire and explode? Hold on, don’t panic! It’s probably not nearly as bad as it seems.

An AC is a carefully calibrated unit. When one component stops working, it has a domino effect on the entire system. When left it unchecked, it certainly can cause a lot of damage, and you’ll want to get it serviced for AC repair in North Dallas, TX. But as for the main cause of your AC problems, it could be something as simple as…

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Why Hire a Professional Plumber?

June 18th, 2018

below-bathroom-sinkAs a homeowner, you know there are some jobs you don’t want to tackle. Work on electrical wiring, circuits, and breakers? You’re likely worried that’s a shortcut to a shocking experience. Reroof your house in the middle of a Texas summer? The only place you want to be when it’s over a hundred degrees outside is indoors with the AC set on high.

Many people, though, feel they can do their own plumbing repairs. As we’ll discuss below, there are good reasons to hire a professional plumber.

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