Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog

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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Need a New Heater? We’ve Got You Covered

January 11th, 2021

Have you ever experienced a contractor that just wanted to sell you on a particular product? You told them about your unique heating needs and then they just settled on the fact that you need a heat pump, and an expensive one at that? Or perhaps they did that but with a gas furnace instead? The truth is that this industry is rife with salesmen trying to sell products to homeowners who might not actually need them.

Well, why would we try to sell you on any one particular heating system, when we provide sensible installation for all of them? We provide boiler, ductless, heat pump, and furnace heater installation in Plano, TX. Our goal is to provide the best heater that works for your home, not to sell you on some expensive product that will make us the most money. So relax, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk about which heater might be right for you.

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Diagnosing Your Electrical Problem the Right Way

December 28th, 2020

Uh oh, an electrical problem in the dead of winter? That doesn’t sound like much fun at all. And, depending on the type of electrical problem, it could mean the shutdown of some appliances, devices, and some really bad times ahead. It sounds like you need a professional if you’re dealing with this kind of issue.

Though, there are many different types of electrical problems that can occur in a home. From a tripped fuse and frayed wires, to a broken electrical panel, it’s really going to take the diagnosis, expertise, and patience of an electrician in Carrollton, TX.

We’ve got you covered. Let’s go over what you’re experiencing, and talk about how our team of professional electricians can help. Keep your phone close by, because chances are high you’ll be giving us a call once you hear what we have to say.

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5 Signs Your Heater Needs Repairs

December 14th, 2020

Alright, so it’s the middle of December and your heater is on full blast. While we might not be encountering the snowstorms that our northern neighbors might, we still rely on these systems day in and day out to keep us comfortable. I bet you can call to mind that anxious feeling when your heater makes a strange noise or you start noticing bad numbers on your thermostat. Are you going to be without heat this winter? Is your comfort at risk?

Slow down and relax. As long as you’ve got our team on hand, you’ve got nothing to worry about. And at this point, you’ve made it to our blog which means the hardest part is over! Let’s talk about the five most common signs that you need heating repair in Plano, TX. Give us a call if any of the following signs sound familiar!

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Mesh Screens Will Change Your Life!

November 30th, 2020

Okay, before you say anything, we’re talking about plumbing here. No, a mesh screen won’t help you change a flat on the side of the highway, nor will it be very helpful when you’ve got a power outage. However, once we get to the subject of plumbing, mesh screens can be a huge game-changer.

The important thing is limiting the amount of gunk that gets flushed down our drain so that we don’t need to deal with too many clogs, right? Any plumber in Plano, TX will tell you that a mesh screen, or some kind of drain guard, will help reduce the amount of waste that gets sent into your drain, and help keep things clog-free.

Don’t worry, we’ll get into the specifics about how mesh screens really provide that much relief, and what you can do if you’re still suffering from drain woes.

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Time to Gear Up for Winter

November 16th, 2020

Winter means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Some people think about cozy sweaters, warm cups of cocoa by the fire, and a snuggle session with your dogs and your kids. For others, winter brings up memories of broken-down heaters, high fuel bills, and other heating issues that get exponentially worse as the temperatures drop. Our job today is to help you go from the second kind of person to the first. By helping you understand what kinds of problems you can expect from late fall and winter, we can make your life a little bit easier.

If you need heater repair in Plano, TX, or any other kind of heater service for that matter, make sure you call us when the need arises. Otherwise, keep reading as we help you get ready for the cold temperatures ahead. We’ll get you back to enjoying wintertime… in no time!

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Garbage Disposal: Your New Best Friend

November 2nd, 2020

We’re going to be honest, we’ve never met any homeowners that didn’t absolutely love their new garbage disposal. That’s because these kinds of systems are just so convenient and efficient, that there’s really no reason to not want one. If you’d like to know more about them, then we can absolutely cover the essentials that have to do with garbage disposals in this blog post.

More importantly, we’d like to cover why we’re the best team to install your new garbage disposal. After all, you might be able to find a garbage disposal model, and find some DIY tutorial online or pay the same contractor you have been for a quick installation. But is just doing “what you’ve always been doing” for plumbing in Plano, TX really the best mentality to have?

No, we don’t think it is.

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Is Water Heater Maintenance Really Worth It?

October 19th, 2020

Imagine thinking of an appliance or a device that you just couldn’t live without. Your bed, your television, your dishwasher perhaps? Now ask yourself, “is the health of that item really worth it?” We’ll let you answer that on your own.

Homeowners might think they don’t care much about their water heaters, but hot water is a necessity these days. What kind of a day would you have today if you had to take your showers cold, wash dishes with cold water, and wash your clothes with only cold water? We can assume it wouldn’t be a very good day.

Anyone out there, do yourself a favor and invest in maintenance for your water heaters in Plano, TX. We promise in the next few paragraphs, we’ll tell you exactly why such a service is absolutely necessary if you want to remain comfortable in your home this year.

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