Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog

5 Things to Consider with AC Repairs

June 1st, 2021

Air conditioning repairs aren’t simple. Well—hold on, they’re simple when you call us. Some professionals, like the ones on our team, understand that many homeowners don’t want to know the intricacies of their air conditioning system. They just want things to get fixed when they’re broken, and to feel cool during the Spring and Summer. We get it!

For homeowners that want to stay a bit disconnected, we recommend signing up for our maintenance program so you can get the most out of your air conditioner. This will alert you to any repair needs and will keep you feeling good about your system’s condition.

For everyone else that wants to be a little more informed about what’s actually going on in their AC when it starts to struggle, this blog post is for you! Let’s talk about five important points to consider when dealing with air conditioning repairs in Plano, TX.

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Your AC Should Not Smell Like This

May 17th, 2021

If your air conditioner is producing some kind of foul odor, we’d like to start this blog post off by telling you that it’s not supposed to do that. This sounds like a problem that should be fixed by a team of professional HVAC technicians. Our team can absolutely get to the bottom of what’s going on inside your AC system and alleviate any foul odors that might be coming from it.

That being said, you’re probably more concerned about why your air conditioner is producing such a strange smell. After all, nobody ever told you that your AC could smell like this, so what the heck is going on?

Don’t worry, we promise that after we explain exactly what’s going on inside your system, it will make sense as to why there’s an odor permeating through your home. And don’t forget to call us for air conditioning repair in Frisco, TX when you’re done reading this blog!

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What’s That Strange Noise?

May 3rd, 2021

Noises are not strange to us, but they can be to a homeowner. When you’re having a night to yourself, enjoying a movie and some popcorn, it can be downright frightening to hear your air conditioner make a strange sound. Especially when it’s a night when you’re alone, or if you’re a little less familiar with AC technology than your spouse or family might be. Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic as long as you’ve got the help of a trusted HVAC professional at your side.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the more common noises that an air conditioner can make. These almost always signal the need for air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, so don’t think for a second that these sounds or normal, or that you can just go back to forgetting about them. We urge homeowners to call us if they’re experiencing any of the following.

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3 Secret Advantages of a Garbage Disposal

April 19th, 2021

Garbage disposal systems might seem like a luxury, until you witness the terrible state of most kitchen drains in our area. People send food waste and other contaminants down the drain to the point where they’re experiencing a clog every year when a garbage disposal could help reduce this number substantially. We’re not here to convince you to buy a garbage disposal, we’re just here to change your perspective on these systems a little bit. They’re not as much a luxury as they are a high-tech solution to a problem we experience every year.

Don’t try and invest in a garbage disposal without the help of professional plumbing in McKinney, TX. Our team specializes in the setup and maintenance of these kinds of systems, so you’ll be in good hands going forward. Just remember that the more you know about this technology, the easier a decision might be.

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5 Things You Can Do to Stop Clogs Today

April 5th, 2021

What would you think if we told you that you have tools around you to stop a clog right now? Unless your clog is at the absolute worst state, in which the only solution is to call a plumber, sometimes there are ways that homeowners can deal with them on their own. Between preventing the creation of a drain clog, and the household solutions for dealing with a forming one, there are various things you can do.

Don’t give up, and don’t just call the cheapest plumber in Plano, TX. Follow along with what we’re about to say and if you run into any trouble, our team can help. We provide affordable rates as well as the peace of mind knowing that you’re working with a friendly and reliable company. We won’t take advantage of you and we promise we’ll help you through this unfortunate plumbing experience.

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Your Electrical System Might Need an Upgrade

March 22nd, 2021

When was the last time you thought about your home’s electrical system? Perhaps it was after that nasty storm, or maybe the last time a circuit was tripped and you had to head into the basement to set everything right. The truth is that our electrical systems are designed to be out of sight and out of mind. But unfortunately, that might not be the best mindset to have when you encounter problems like these.

Constantly tripping circuits, devices that can’t get power, and failing appliances are good signs that you need an electrical upgrade. And upgrading your electrical system requires the trained hand of professional electricians in Plano, TX. This means you’re going to have to give our team a call and get the ball rolling on this.

Do you need an upgrade? Is your electrical system okay as it is? These are the questions we hope to answer today.

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When to Repair and When to Replace: Our Guide

March 8th, 2021

When you think about replacing your heating system, what’s the first thought that comes to mind? Is it the fact that you would rather just repair your heating system forever and just skip the thought of replacement? Or perhaps you’re wondering whether or not your system is too young to be replaced? These are all great things to be thinking about, and we just want to inform you a little bit about the basics of heater replacement.

No, a heater isn’t a muscle car from the 70s. You won’t be able to keep it forever unless you’re willing to pay several times the normal amount of money to have it fixed every year. And similarly, one visit for heating repair in Plano, TX isn’t the end of the world. Keep reading, and we’ll give you some industry secrets that can help you decide between replacement or repairs.

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Protecting Pipes From Freezing

February 22nd, 2021

We hope everyone out there is getting along alright. This has been a very hard few weeks for homeowners in the Plano area, and we just want to tell you that we’re here for you. Give us a call if you need help, and make sure you’re in contact with loved ones so we can all get through this together.

If your pipes haven’t already frozen from the cold spell we’ve received, then you’re one of the lucky ones. But you might not be lucky for long. If you’re looking to avoid having to call us for piping in Plano, TX, then let’s talk about insulating pipes.

It might not be as hard as you think to keep your pipes from freezing, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know going forward. Just remember to call us if you need help!

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Here’s What to Do About Slow Drains

February 8th, 2021

They’re not quite clear, but they’re not quite clogged… They’re just slow! Slow drains are a problem for homeowners because they leave people feeling uneasy as to whether they should call for plumbing help or just “deal” with it. While yes, a plumber in McKinney, TX can help you with your slow drain, that might not be a good enough answer for you.

Homeowners want to know what slow drains mean. Sometimes they could signal that a drain clog is forming, while other times they could mean a problem with your sewer system getting backed up. If you’re scared about what could be going on with your drains, then we’ve got you covered. Let’s talk about what you as a homeowner can do about your slow drains, what they likely signify, and why a plumber has all the right equipment to deal with them.

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Our 6 Step Furnace Safety Checklist

January 25th, 2021

Furnaces are safe, period. We’re not in the business of fearmongering or telling homeowners inaccurate information. So, if you came to this blog expecting us to tell you that furnaces are inherently dangerous, we’re sorry to disappoint you.

However, furnaces can become dangerous over time. This should be quite clear from the operation of any combustion-based appliance that safety concerns can arise from neglected hardware. We want to talk about furnace repair in Plano, TX and how it relates to the safety and functionality of your furnace. If you’re concerned about your system’s safety, or if you’ve been neglecting it by avoiding repairs, here’s what you can do. Follow these six steps to ensure that your furnace is functioning safely. If it’s not, that’s the perfect reason to call our team and have the problem fixed today.

Simple, right?

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