Fall Tips: Evaluating Your Comfort

October 2nd, 2023
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Welcome to autumn! The weather is lovely, fall activities are in full swing, and you’re taking steps to prepare your home for winter. (Have you scheduled your heating maintenance? Don’t forget about that!)

Fall is also the perfect time for looking back on the summer and considering how well your air conditioner handled the hard work it had to do. Was your AC doing a great job? Or do you have some concerns? If your air conditioner struggled to keep you cool enough this summer, caused very high electric bills, or needs major repairs, it might be time for an upgrade. 

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Yes, Tiny Leaks Are Still a Big Deal

September 18th, 2023
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When you have a burst pipe gushing water out into your home, you know for sure you need to deal with it immediately. An emergency plumber is absolutely required! But what about a tiny leak? Can you safely wipe up the drips and ignore it, or at least postpone repairs for a while? No! While a tiny leak is not an emergency which requires a plumber right this minute, it is still a big deal, and does require prompt repair. Here’s why.

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Why a Heat Pump Upgrade Is Worth It

September 4th, 2023
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Heat pumps are amazing. Not only do they function as fantastic air conditioners, they also heat your home in the winter. And in our climate, they can do that more efficiently than any other heating system. This is because, instead of generating heat, they simply transfer it from one place to another. Even when it’s quite chilly outside, they can bring warmth in, because the outdoor air doesn’t need to be warmer than the indoor air, it only needs to be warmer than the refrigerant. 

But there have been major advancements in the technology that air conditioners use in recent years. And that same technology is used by heat pumps. If you have an older heat pump, it won’t have these impressive new features. Here’s what you would gain by upgrading to a new heat pump. 

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Refrigerant Leaks: Our Guide to Fixing Them

August 21st, 2023
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Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioner or heat pump. With the compressor, like a heart, forcing it to flow through the indoor and outdoor coils in a continuous circuit, it absorbs and releases heat and provides the cooling you so desperately need during a Texas summer. Because it is a continuous circuit, a closed loop, there should never be a need for more refrigerant. The system doesn’t use it up like fuel. But there are times when it must be refilled. Occasionally, a leak occurs, causing refrigerant to be lost from the AC system. Catching this issue early will prevent it from causing bigger problems.

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Start With a Video Pipe Inspection

August 7th, 2023
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Do you have any idea what’s going on in your plumbing? Maybe you’re new at homeownership, or you’re considering purchasing a home. Maybe your home is older, with pipes whose materials you aren’t certain of, or there have been changes or additions to the plumbing system. Maybe you’ve got some suspicions that there are problems going on in there somewhere. If you don’t have clarity about exactly what’s going on in your plumbing or where, how do you begin? Video pipe inspection can give you the answers you need. 

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Don’t Ignore These Signs That You Need AC Repair

July 24th, 2023
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It can be easy to ignore your air conditioner as long as it’s working well. But if you’re not sure that it’s working as well as it should, don’t just cross your fingers, hope for the best, and let it keep running while it struggles! If you’re not sure whether there’s a problem with your AC unit, you’re not alone. Here’s what to look for, so you can get prompt AC repair when you need it. 

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A Garbage Disposal Is Worth the Investment

July 10th, 2023
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If you’re building a new home, remodeling your kitchen, or just trying to take some small steps to improve your home, the question of whether or not to get a kitchen sink garbage disposal might come up. What are the benefits of having a garbage disposal, and are those benefits worth the cost? Here’s some information to help you make your decision.

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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your AC System

June 26th, 2023
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Are you limping along with a less-than-ideal air conditioning system? Have you been thinking, well, I’ll survive with it like this for another summer or two? Are you concerned that the benefits of upgrading your air conditioner won’t be worth the cost? Here are three reasons why it is absolutely worth it.

A lot has changed with air conditioners over the past ten or fifteen years. If you’re still running an older model, you may not even know how much better life could be.

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A Refrigerant Leak Is No Joke!

June 12th, 2023
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Your air conditioner was manufactured with all the refrigerant it should ever need completely enclosed in its system of coils. But sometimes, due to damage or deterioration, a coil can be breached and the refrigerant can leak out of the system. A refrigerant leak is a serious problem. We’ll give you the lowdown on why it’s so serious, as well as how to tell if it’s happening to your air conditioner. 

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Our Guide to Proper Summer Maintenance

May 15th, 2023
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It’s that time of year again! Your air conditioner is going to start working very hard very soon. It’s important to do whatever you can to keep it happy, so it won’t poop out during a serious heat wave. There are a few things you can do to make life easier for a hard-working Texas air conditioner. Here are our summer maintenance recommendations.

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