Frymire Home Services Blog

Should You Repair or Replace Your Heater?

February 13th, 2018

furnace-unit-old-openYour heater doesn’t get as much use in Texas as it would elsewhere in the country. It is also somewhat hidden in your home, so you probably don’t consider what condition it is in until you start to notice problems.

We understand that you wouldn’t want to replace a heater that still has a few good years left in it. However, sometimes a replacement is simply your most logical option. We’re here to help you sort through the reasons you might replace your heater, rather than seeking repairs, in today’s quick guide.

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Don’t Ignore These Noises from Your Heater

February 5th, 2018

no-hear-sound-woman-earsSometimes, a heating system breaks down with little or no warning at all. It goes from working just fine throughout the day and night to suddenly not turning on at all. However, this is quite an uncommon occurrence. Unless there is a sudden failure of an electrical component, a furnace usually gives off some sign that it is on the brink of failure.

Often, this sign of trouble comes in the form of an odd noise. While it may be accompanied by some unusual performance from your heater, the noise is what helps you to narrow down the cause. Today, we hope to show you what those noises may mean and why it is so important to call technicians in at their first sounding off. Don’t ignore these furnace noises!

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All About Going Ductless for Air and Heat

January 22nd, 2018

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Adding ducts takes time and effort that may not be worth it to you, especially when there are other options for heating and cooling. And when you have a ductless heating and air conditioning system, it’s just as comfortable and efficient as central air and heat!

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Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

January 16th, 2018

glass-tap-water-handMost people assume water coming from the city supply is safe to drink. You might often fill up a glass of water right out of the tap without even thinking about it. Even if you use a filtered pitcher or a filter attached to the end of your faucet, you still use your tap water when brushing your teeth, or perhaps even taking a vitamin in the bathroom.

Is this water really safe to drink, though? We let you know what may be lurking in your water supply in today’s guide. Schedule water testing in North Dallas, TX with our team to know for sure!

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

January 8th, 2018

water-heater-tank-whiteWouldn’t it be great if all of the essentials in your home lasted forever? As it is, though, heaters, air conditioners, plumbing components, and water heaters take on a lot of wear and tear, which means these systems will need replacement in a matter of time. The problem is that it can be so tough to tell when any of these hidden components in your home, like a water heater, will need replacement.

You need your water heater to work year round—whether it’s cold or 100°F outside—which means it can take on a lot of wear and tear over the years. Because it’s hidden from view, you might need a bit of help knowing when it’s showing signs of failing so that you can schedule that replacement.

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What’s the Best Heating System for My Home?

December 25th, 2017

gas-burner-flameYou might be surprised to learn just how many options there are for central heating today. Gone are the days when you only had to choose between gas and electric. Today, you can find systems in all different efficiency ratings, with extra features for comfort and energy savings—and furnaces are not your only option!

In fact, in our service area, many people are moving away from the standard furnace-AC setup and trying alternative heating systems. But a furnace may still be the right choice for you. The best way to know is to speak with your local technicians, but we’re here to help with a quick guide to different types of heaters.

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3 Steps to a More Efficient Heating System

December 18th, 2017

money-out-chimneyYou don’t have to shut off the heater altogether and shiver under a blanket to start saving money on heating! You may be able to get your current heating system up to speed and keep it running as efficiently as possible, without spending a ton of money. Follow these steps to more efficient heating this winter.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

December 11th, 2017

woman-cold-shiver-scarfTemperatures are finally low enough that you’ve decided to fire up the central heater. You go to the thermostat, turn up the heat, and wait…and nothing happens. You may become worried that your furnace is completely broken down and needs to be replaced. Of course, this is a possibility, but there could be a number of reasons a furnace would fail to start or turn on after a cycle.

To know the problem with certainty, you would have to reach out to a team that is trained in diagnosing furnace troubles. If you live in Dallas, that’s Frymire Home Services! In any case, read on to get a better idea of what may be the trouble. It could even be something you can fix on your own!

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Clogged Drains: What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do

November 27th, 2017

electric-auger-drainOne of the most frustrating things a homeowner deals with is when a fixture or sink in the home is not draining properly. You may be simply brushing your teeth, when suddenly you have to deal with a sink that will not drain. You might just be taking a morning shower when suddenly it looks more like you’re taking a bath.

While you are likely looking for a quick solution, this might not always be the best idea. Today, we detail the best solutions, quick ones and professional ones, and what you shouldn’t do when your drains are clogged.

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Why You Should Maintain Your Heating System Soon

November 21st, 2017

furnace-heating-inspectionHeating maintenance is a professional service offered by local technicians. Technicians come to your home for a short time and identify any potential issues with your furnace. They’ll let you know what needs updating after the service. In the process, they will make some small adjustments to your system and help all of the components to run smoothly. Why would you want to pay for this kind of service?

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