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4 Sounds Your Furnace Should Not Be Making

February 6th, 2023
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We are in the middle of winter and your furnace has been working hard to keep your home warm, cozy, and comfortable. When your heater is on, it should never make unusual sounds. Sure, it’s not completely silent, but there are certain sounds that if you hear them coming from your furnace are cause for alarm.

In fact, there are some sounds that require a call to a heating expert sooner rather than later. Allowing an unusual furnace noise to continue will just make whatever problem is causing it worse over time. If you think that you need furnace repair in Plano, TX, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about furnace sounds that should concern you and warrant a call for repairs.

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5 Jobs You Should Call a Professional Electrician For

January 23rd, 2023

DIY projects are certainly trendy, and you may want to try your hand at making home repairs yourself without calling a professional. Although there are small projects you can probably handle yourself, there are times when a professional is the only one you should hire for the job.

This is especially true when it comes to electrical work. And there are five common electrical jobs for which you should always call a professional electrician. And if you need an electrician in Allen, TX, our team is the one you want to call. We have vast experience and knowledge, plus all of the proper licensing and certifications to get the job done right the first time.

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5 Signs Your Water Heater is Failing

January 9th, 2023
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You probably don’t give your water heater much thought. As long as you get hot water when you turn it on, you’re happy. But there are some signs that your water heater is having problems. And if you notice the signs, you should pay attention and address them before they get worse.

Our team of pros is used to making repairs on water heaters in Plano, TX. But we can’t help you if you don’t give us a call. Read on to learn more about the 5 signs that your water heater is failing, and then let us help.

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What Causes a Heater to Stop Working?

December 26th, 2022
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If you could prevent problems in your life before they start, you would probably take every measure you could to stay ahead of trouble. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. While it doesn’t get too cold down here in Texas, we do want our heaters working perfectly when the colder days arrive. And thankfully, heater problems fall on the list of things you can stay ahead of. 

You can’t prevent all heater problems, but you can invest in heater repair in Frisco, TX to stay ahead of most of them this season. In fact, heater maintenance is a great way to stay ahead of issues for years to come. But you need to know what signs to watch out for. Learn more about what causes your heater to stop working so you can prevent problems before they begin. 

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Is Heater Maintenance Really Necessary?

December 12th, 2022
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Heating season is upon us, and you are increasingly reliant on your furnace for keeping you comfortable. But is heater maintenance really necessary to ensure that your heater works? Heating maintenance does offer a lot of benefits that you can’t get any other way. It also helps your heater work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

If you’re wondering what exactly heater maintenance in Allen, TX, entails, give our team a call or keep reading. Sure, your heater will keep working (for now) if you don’t invest in heater maintenance, but eventually, you’ll have to call for repairs instead of making an easier call for regular maintenance. 

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What Causes a Furnace to Stop Heating?

November 28th, 2022

Furnaces are very reliable residential heaters. In fact, many homeowners prefer a gas furnace over any other type of heater for a few reasons. Gas furnaces can last 20 years or longer before needing to be replaced and offer reliable heat – even if you lose power during a winter storm. But that doesn’t mean that furnaces are without the potential for problems. In fact, as your furnace ages, it is more likely that it will stop heating. 

If you suspect that something is wrong with your furnace, it may be time for furnace repair in Plano, TX and our team is here to help. Most furnace problems are easy to fix, but occasionally you may need to replace a major component or even your entire furnace. Keep in mind that those major repair expenses usually only happen with older furnaces as they get closer to 20 years old.

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Why Does My Plumbing Make a High-Pitched Noise?

November 14th, 2022

Water running through the pipes in your home isn’t completely silent. It’s normal to hear the sound of flowing water if you have a sink or appliance on in your home. But there are some sounds that are considered abnormal to hear coming from your pipes. Among these sounds are high-pitched noises.

You may hear whistling, rattling, creaking, tapping, and even loud banging noises when water is on in your home. But none of these sounds fall into the normal category. If you hear high-pitched sounds in particular, it may be time to schedule service for your plumbing in McKinney, TX. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the causes behind high-pitched plumbing sounds so you know why it’s important to address issues ASAP. 

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It’s Time for This Important Heating Service!

October 17th, 2022

Cooling your home has been top of mind for the last several months, and you may not be ready to think about heating yet. In fact, it may not be a priority at all since it doesn’t get as cold where we live. But winter is around the corner, and you will want to heat your home as the temperatures begin to drop.

But is your furnace up to the challenge this season? If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance in Plano, TX yet this year, now is the time! You want to stay ahead of repairs with this important heating service, and we can explain why.

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Is It Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade in Your Home?

October 3rd, 2022

 

The electrical panel in your home is also referred to as the circuit breaker panel. No matter what you call it, this panel is the central hub in your home for all electricity needs. Each breaker in the panel connects to an area of your home. When there is a surge of power, the breaker trips to protect your home from electrical damage. 

You may think that this part of your home will last forever, but even electrical panels need upgrades once they reach 25 to 40 years of age. If you need an electrician in Carrollton, TX, give our team a call. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s time to upgrade your electrical panel, read on to learn the top four signs. 

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Sounds That Are Actually Okay for Your AC To Make

September 19th, 2022

 

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWhen you hear something unusual from your HVAC system, you may pick up your phone to do a quick search online. Is that HVAC sound normal, or not? Understanding what’s a normal HVAC sound can help you sort out the sounds that may be indicative of repair needs. After all, wear and tear can lead to loose components and other problems. 

If you need help troubleshooting a sound or think you need air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, give our team a call. We can inspect your unit to determine if something is wrong. We can also help you understand what normal air conditioning sounds are so you don’t feel alarmed when you hear them. 

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