September 17th, 2018
Being 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:
September 3rd, 2018
Water 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.
August 19th, 2018
The 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.
August 6th, 2018
Can 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?
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 a few ways to determine if you have a leak and some tips for finding that leak.
July 9th, 2018
People 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.
June 25th, 2018
It’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…
June 18th, 2018
As 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.
May 28th, 2018
For once, wouldn’t it be nice to think about your plumbing and not have it be a crisis? There’s a lot to be said for being proactive instead of reactive. Maybe your water heater is just about at the end of the line, and you’d like a new tankless system. Or maybe you want to install a water filtration system to improve the quality of your drinking water. No matter what, with some careful thought and help from plumbing professionals, a variety of plumbing upgrades such as the ones below are at your disposal.
May 14th, 2018
Summer is on its way, and the weather in our part of the world routinely hits triple digits during the hottest months. That makes a reliable air conditioner a necessity as much as a luxury. If your system suffers a breakdown for even a few hours, it can be catastrophic for your home: turning it into an oven and forcing you to go about your life in oppressive heat.
A good air conditioning repair service can be worth its weight in gold when it comes to such breakdowns. But how do you know which one is right for you? There are plenty of qualified services in the area. How can you separate the best ones from the ones who are merely “good enough”?