JD's Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Levelland’

Texas Air Quality Tips for the Spring

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Ah, springtime in Texas! It just might be the most beautiful time of the year. The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, the pollen is blowing around, the allergies are starting to act up… If you’ve got concerns about your air quality, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

There are a wide variety of things you can do to ease your allergies, breathe easier, and feel healthier this year than you have during previous allergy seasons. Let us share some of our best tips for improving your indoor air quality during this Texas springtime.

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How Much Is Your Old Water Heater Costing?

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Life is always so busy. There are so many things to focus on that when it comes to your home, it’s usually only the things that demand urgent attention which get your focus. If something is not badly broken or totally failing, you might not even notice more minor problems. Unfortunately, when it comes to home systems and appliances, when you allow minor problems to continue, they often develop into major ones.

Another thing that is hard to focus on in the busy day-to-day rush is how small expenses add up. They might never seem like much in the moment, but if you step back and take a look at the big picture, they might be a big expense altogether. Today, we’d like you to consider your water heater. How is it working? Is it costing you unnecessary money? What should you do about it?

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Turning Off Your Water Before Vacation: Yes or No?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

In 2018, actor Frankie Muniz of “Malcolm in the Middle” fame left home to travel to his uncle’s funeral. When he returned, he found that his house had catastrophically flooded. Everything from valuable artwork to irreplaceable family photos was lost. How did this happen? And how can you make sure it doesn’t happen to you?

One topic that’s sometimes debated is whether or not a home’s water should be shut off before the family goes away for a vacation. Could this have saved Frankie Muniz’s home? If you’re leaving on vacation, should you completely shut off the water to your house? If so, how? Is there a right way to do it? We’ll tell you all about it.

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Watch for These Signs of Danger from Your Heating System

Monday, December 11th, 2023

It’s dangerous to be without a heating system in the dead of winter, especially if this is one of those winters when a polar vortex brings unusually cold temperatures to Texas. But it’s also dangerous to have a faulty heating system, which could risk your health or your home. To stay safe as well as warm, be aware of these signs of danger, so you can address heating system hazards right away. 

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Yes, Tiny Leaks Are Still a Big Deal

Monday, September 18th, 2023

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

Monday, September 4th, 2023

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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A Garbage Disposal Is Worth the Investment

Monday, July 10th, 2023

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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Reminder: AC Maintenance Makes Summer So Much Better!

Monday, April 17th, 2023

As the weather gets gorgeous and we start planning more outdoor activities, it’s easy to forget some of the things that should always be on our springtime to-do lists. But when spring turns into summer, and we need to cool off after those times outdoors, we’ll be relying on our air conditioners to bring us some much-needed relief. But will they be ready for the hard work of a Texas summer? There’s one way to make sure. Getting AC maintenance done should be at the top of your to-do list before the weather gets hot. Here’s why.

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What Is Short-Cycling and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Short-cycling is a condition that occurs in heat pumps, air conditioners, furnaces, and other HVAC systems. It’s one of the more common problems that can afflict a home’s comfort system, but it also has a tangle of possible causes behind it. Short-cycling is both a symptom of a problem and a problem on its own. 

In this post we’ll go into detail about short-cycling, why you want it stopped, and why it happens.

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What You Need to Know about the Size of Your Next AC

Monday, May 16th, 2022

First, we need to clear something up. When we talk about “sizing” an air conditioner, what we mean is finding out how powerful an air conditioner is necessary for your home to provide the specific amount of cooling for your space.

If you’re in the market for a new central cooling system for your living space, then the system has to be properly sized so that it provides the home with the comfort level your household needs during our hottest summer months.

But sizing is about so much more than the actual physical area of the air conditioner–it’s about how much power it outputs. And too powerful of a system can be just as detrimental to AC efficiency as a system that isn’t powerful enough. Read on to learn more!

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