Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog

Is Your Heater Going to Last All Season?

January 24th, 2022

How is your heating system doing? Does it keep you warm and cozy at night or are you constantly pulling up blog posts and articles about how to fix a struggling heater? Don’t worry, we’re not here to pass judgment or tell you what to do—that’s simply not our job. We’re local HVAC professionals that specialize in heating in Plano, TX, so we’re just here to talk about the technology and best practices that could keep you warmer for longer.

We’ve been getting some brutal, record-breaking cold temperatures here in Texas, which means that every year it’s becoming more important to have a reliable heating system. Heaters that can effectively last all season are going to beat out heaters that are problematic and constantly on the fritz.

Here’s a great checklist to see if your heating system will last all winter season, or if you might want to get some professional attention for it.

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Why Fast Heater Repair Is the Best

January 10th, 2022

When we talk about “fast” heater repair, we’re not really counting the minutes, or even the hours. Heating systems break down at inconvenient times, so it’s not like you can always guarantee that you’ll be home and around to provide support for the system when it buckles under pressure. However, if you’re waiting months to get your heating system fixed, then you’re in for quite an unpleasant surprise.

Fast repairs in this scenario just mean repairs that you don’t want too long to get. When you run into a problem, just like when you discover an ailment that requires a trip to the hospital, time is of the essence. The longer you wait on heating repair in Frisco, TX, the more likely you are to be a victim of compounding problems, high heating bills, and a system that completely breaks down.

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5 Reasons to Go With a Pro!

December 27th, 2021

Happy holidays folks! It’s your friendly neighborhood plumbing professional here with another blog about the do’s and don’ts of plumbing. In the spirit of the season, we’re going to focus on some of the big positives of calling a professional for all of your plumbing needs. From the added convenience of having a knowledgeable master plumber on hand to the savings you get in the future, we think it’s time to help homeowners start 2022 on the right track.

Gone are the days of calling your family friend or your brother-in-law for a pipe replacement. Amateur service doesn’t last very long, and we’re sure you’ve got one or two unforgettable experiences that came from the fallout of services performed by anyone other than a licensed plumber in Allen, TX.

Well, here are five great reasons to start 2022 with a professional plumber to handle all of your plumbing needs!

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Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

December 13th, 2021

We’re entering into the coldest time of the year, which means that our phone lines are going to be ringing off the hook for heating repairs in Plano, TX. Don’t get us wrong, we’re ecstatic about it! We love being able to help homeowners in need with our specialized training and services, and we’ll always be there to help you with our 24/7 emergency hotline.

However, we’re not a magic genie. You can’t just rub a lamp and we appear to fix your heating system. We have to stock up our trucks, make sure we have the right equipment on hand and drive to your home. This could take anywhere from just a few minutes to an hour depending on the weather and the location of your house. What we’re saying is that you need to work on keeping your home warm until we get there.

Here are some ways to do that.

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Let’s Prepare Your Drains for the Holidays

November 15th, 2021

What an exciting time of year! Sometimes it can feel good to take a step back and be grateful for all the friends and family in your life. The holiday season is a great period of time to relish in the love and joy that we all spend together. Whether you’re a big gift giver or the person spending countless hours in the kitchen, we appreciate you and are grateful for your support!

Now, one thing that can really dampen the feelings of this season is a clog in the drain. Drain clogs are a timeless buzzkill, easily popping up at inconvenient times and usually when the whole family has arrived for a big dinner.

Let’s discuss some preventative ways to prepare your drain for clogs and also to remove them before they impact our life. Sound like a good idea? Great, let’s get started.

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You Don’t Want to Hear This Noise Coming From Your Furnace

November 1st, 2021

Imagine this—you’re sleeping soundly one night after a delicious Thanksgiving meal, or after celebrating the holidays with the extended family, and you’re suddenly woken up by a strange noise. You’re awake enough to tell that this noise is coming from your furnace, but the intensity and nuisance of this noise signals to you that there’s something seriously wrong.

If you’re reading this, then the good news is you’ve made it far enough to do something about it. Noises that come from your furnace almost always signal that you need furnace repair in Plano, TX, but a few noises are worse than others.

Today, we’re going to focus on one noise, in particular, that seems to be a common occurrence in older gas furnaces—the booming noise. If your furnace sounds like it’s exploding on a semiregular basis with booming noises, then we’re going to tell you why this can be a nightmare if left alone.

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3 Common Furnace Problems in Frisco

October 18th, 2021

In the next few months here in Frisco, temperatures are going to drop. Especially during the nighttime, we’re going to see a pretty heavy need for our heaters to work as intended. It shocked the country to hear about the ice storm earlier this year and we can only prepare for more record-breaking temperatures and weather events to occur. That’s why it’s important we address the elephant in the room—your heater.

Furnaces are the most common heating systems in Frisco. However, they often can suffer from problems of neglect, a clogged air filter, or even a problem with dirt and grime building up on the burner. We’d like to address some great reasons to call us for heating repair in Frisco, TX.

If you’re dealing with one of these common furnace problems, then we promise we can help.

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Is Your Plumbing System Leaking?

October 4th, 2021

There are a lot of homeowners out there who might laugh at the title of this blog post. They think, how can someone be unsure that their plumbing system is leaking? Isn’t it obvious?

While we’d like to think most plumbing leaks are exactly like the ones we see on TV and in cartoons growing up. It’s easy to recognize water gushing from a big gaping hole in your pipes. However, the truth is that most plumbing leaks aren’t like this. It’s entirely plausible that you’ve got a plumbing leak occurring right under your nose, and it’s wasting precious water and money.

Are you 100% sure that you don’t have a small leak in your plumbing system? A plumber in Plano, TX can help you figure that out. The goal of this blog post is to give you some tools to help find and locate any leaks in your home’s plumbing.

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3 Good Ideas for Electrical Work

September 20th, 2021

Let’s face it, you’re not really interested in all of the risks that come with DIY electrical work. From the safety hazards, to the risk of breaking your home’s electrical grid and appliances, it’s just never worth it. But we understand the sentiment that homeowners want to be involved in their home’s energy system, and if you’re open to learn then we’re here to teach!

It’s actually very important that you stay at least somewhat involved in the inner-workings of your home’s electrical system. While you shouldn’t do the repair work yourself, you should at least know some basic terminology and ways to improve your energy grid from a financial and homeowner’s perspective.

So, make sure you contact an electrician in Allen, TX, then continue reading this blog post for some info on how you can stay involved in the process of home electrical repair.

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Drain Cleaning Chemicals DON’T Work

September 6th, 2021

We wanted to be absolutely clear with the title of this blog. The whole world could be divided into two groups of people—those who think chemicals can be used to clean a drain, and those who stay as far away from those kinds of chemicals as possible. And we’re firmly in the second group.

We’d like to highlight a few things that homeowners might not know about these chemicals and what they do. This will range from their ineffectiveness to just how toxic they can be for the ecosystem and your property. Take it from us, your local plumbers in Carrollton, TX, since we see the inside of your pipes after you use those chemicals. We know what they do, we know what they’re made of, and trust us, it’s not pretty!

Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to stay away from chemical drain cleaners. Just call us to have your drain cleaned properly!

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