Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog

Symptoms of Urgent Furnace Problems

December 3rd, 2018

heating-system-repairsAs much as we urge homeowners to have their furnaces fixed at the first sign of dysfunction, we know the truth: many people won’t call for repairs until their furnace has stopped working completely.

With a furnace, that’s not something you want to try and get away with. The combustion of gas is perfectly safe… when your furnace is running properly. Neglecting a furnace repair issue can do more than just drive up the cost of your energy bill. In this post, we’ll go over three furnace issues that you won’t want to ignore.

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Hot and Cold Spots: What Are They?

November 19th, 2018

zone-controlHot spots and cold spots are some of the most annoying problems to plague an air conditioner. They’re nothing so drastic as to require emergency air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, but they’re far from acceptable.

They’re most commonly noticed during the hotter seasons. Homeowners blast their air conditioners and feel substantially more comfortable in the home, but then they discover that one room is still warm—almost stubbornly so.

If this sounds like something you’ve encountered, keep reading. We’ll go into more depth about how these spots form and what you can do about it.

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Encountering Plumbing Leaks At Your Feet

November 5th, 2018

water-leaking-from-holePlumbing leaks can do massive damage when gone unchecked for too long. Of course, just because they do damage doesn’t mean they always look like it. Many leaks from unexpected places.

One such place is at the ground, or even beneath the ground. Since many homeowners may not have encountered these kinds of leaks before, we wanted to cover them in today’s post. If you encounter any of these leaks, you will need to call a plumber in Plano, TX.

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Protect Your Home Against the Unexpected

October 22nd, 2018

carbon-monoxide-detector“Always expect the unexpected…” We don’t know who originally said that, but we have to agree with them. Even a plumbing and air conditioning company like ours can see the value in those words, and we believe homeowners should, too. In this post, we’ll go over a few ways that you can bolster your home’s defense, so you can truly expect the unexpected.

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6 Signs You May Need Water Heater Repair

October 8th, 2018

water-heater-maintenance“Did my water heater always do that?” Unless you’re a plumber in Frisco, TX, you might not know the signs of when your water heater needs repairs. Luckily, we’re here to spread some wisdom on some common water heater issues.

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Does It Make Sense to Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater?

September 24th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterIf you didn’t know any better, you’d think that everyone should be getting a tankless water heater. They’re fast, they’re small, they’re convenient… But we don’t want you to install a water heater just because you’ve heard a few good things. When you make a commitment on a water heater, you need one that works for you. In this post, we’ll help you determine if upgrading from tank to tankless is the right decision for you.

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your AC

September 10th, 2018

old-air-conditioner-needs-replacementWe’ll start by saying this first:

It’s perfectly valid to replace your AC because it isn’t cooling your home like it used to.

Age is a huge factor in determining when it’s time for replacement, and it can cause your AC to simply stop doing its job properly. Other than that, there are many reasons your AC can be performing less than stellar, and a quick maintenance call will be able to rule out those possibilities for you. A few other reasons to consider include:

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Need Sewer Line Services? Call a Plumbing Company 

August 27th, 2018

video-pipe-inspectionHow would it sound if we told you to do your own sewer line cleaning? Hopefully you would respond by saying “that’s disgusting, I won’t do it!” But actually, the gross part of sewer cleaning is probably the least difficult part. For all you persistent DIYers out there, take off your hazmat suits and gas masks. We are determined to discourage you from messing with your sewer lines, and we’ll try to convince you through the rest of this post.

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How to Ruin Your Kitchen Drain

August 13th, 2018

drain-bubblingHave you ever been curious about how you could go about completely ruining your kitchen’s pipes and drain? If you do, we hope it’s purely for educational purposes and not for something sinister. Either way, we won’t hold back in explaining how you would go about clogging your pipes up.

Even though clogs can be fairly easy to unclog with the right equipment, the problem is when homeowners decide to fix the clogs themselves—they simply don’t have the tools that are best for protecting the lifespan of the plumbing system.

Overall, we don’t want you to treat your plumbing irresponsibly, either before or after a clog. So here are some ways that you could totally ruin your kitchen plumbing (purely for educational purposes, of course).

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How the Texas Heat Can Ruin Your AC

July 30th, 2018

family-on-couch-cooling-offYour air conditioner is an extremely hard worker. No matter what the temperature is, no matter what condition its parts are in, your AC will always strive to cool your home down to the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat.

Your responsibility as its owner, then, is to make sure that it’s truly up for the job. One way you can do this is by taking into consideration the effects of the outdoor heat.

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