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5 Ways To Save On Home Heating And Cooling

Winter or summer, homeowners can save energy in many ways. Oftentimes, these money-saving efforts are relatively inexpensive and easy to implement. Read on for some of the top tips for saving on home heating and cooling. 1. Install a programmable thermostat, if you don't already have one -- and use it right. A programmable thermostat [...]

6 Tips for Cooling Down Your AC Costs

Chief Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford says, “The past six summers have been the hottest six-year stretch in the last 120 years.” And then there’s Texas. We set the bar for summer heat; the high temperatures here can be life-threatening. How can you save on cooling costs when you’re running your AC 24/7? Lower Your Energy [...]

What Are Self-Cleaning Water Heaters and How Do They Work?

There are plenty of DIY (do-it-yourself) plumbing tasks you can handle yourself, but working with water heaters isn’t one of them. Plumbing contractors are trained to provide necessary services that your home or property needs to operate plumbing fixtures efficiently, save money, and conserve valuable energy resources. Self-Cleaning Water Heaters Many of our clients request [...]

How Plumbing Contractors Help With Plumbing and More!

If we only called our dentist when we have a toothache, odds are we’d have more dental problems than ever! Some people think to call plumbing contractors only when there’s an emergency. But your plumber can help prevent problems before they occur. In addition to understanding how your property’s pipes and septic systems work, plumbers [...]

My AC is Frozen and I Can’t Just ‘Let It Go!’

You can feel it; something’s not right. Your room or building has become inexplicably warm, and you don’t have any air coming out of the registers. Upon investigation, you discover the air conditioner filter is wet and drippy, but the biggest clue is this: your AC unit coils are covered in ice. It’s official. You’ve [...]

When You Need to Get Help with Your Plumbing Problem

Smart property owners schedule routine plumbing inspections for preventive maintenance because it makes sense to protect your investment and prolong the life of your plumbing appliances. Unfortunately, many people only seek plumbing repair for an emergency. Even the popular Dummies book, a terrific D-I-Y (do-it-yourself) guide says, “Hire a plumber when the problem is extensive [...]

July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A Consumer’s Guide to Selecting a Hot Water Heater

Chances are, you’ll buy at least 2 – and maybe more – hot water heaters in your lifetime. For most of us, water heaters are a big purchase, and the price can be anywhere from $1,000-$3,000. Be Prepared Many of us research Consumer Reports before making a large purchase, like a car or refrigerator. If [...]

Pros and Cons of Installing an HVAC Zoning System

Some like it hot and some like it cold, so it's sometimes a challenge to set the HVAC system to a temperature that's just right for everyone. The solution for some homeowners is a zoned HVAC system, where you can maintain different temperatures in various regions, or zones, of the home. But zoning systems have [...]