December 2nd, 2019
For anyone that’s not a millennial, the words “home automation” can be a bit of a boogeyman. While we’re constantly reminded of cheesy science-fiction movies from the ’80s filled with computers gone rogue, reality doesn’t seem to agree with that characterization. Home automation systems are simpler and more convenient than many homeowners realize. Let us explain.
Home automation in Plano, TX involves combining your heater, air conditioning, air quality systems, and anything else that runs integral to your home comfort into one device. That means your home’s temperature, air quality, and even your blinds can be easy to adjust on your phone or a tablet. Why journey around frustratingly to your thermostat, your windows, or any other appliance in your home when you can control it from the palm of your hand, or even when you’re not home?
Interested? Well, keep reading!
November 18th, 2019
To our northern friends, when they think of Texas, they probably think of heavy heat and sunshine with our long hanging cowboy hats. While they might be right about the cowboy hats sometimes, outsiders don’t often know just how cold it can get here. With temperatures dipping below freezing this week, it’s a good reminder that furnaces and electric heat pumps are not the only types of heater that could provide you comfort this year.
Why not look into upgrading your home heating system to accommodate a boiler? Not only do we provide boiler repair in Frisco, TX for those who already have them, but we always love installing boilers for willing customers that are tired of dealing with the frigid temperatures. Boilers are powerful, provide comfortable heating, they’re efficient, and require little maintenance. If you’re looking to combat these chilly temperatures with a new boiler, keep reading!
November 4th, 2019
If there was a list of “most inconvenient plumbing problems to deal with,” a clogged toilet would be at the top of that list. Toilets are appliances that we use so often and rarely think about the intricate mechanisms that function within it. Not only that but having a toilet clog can be embarrassing and inconvenient at the best of times.
So, what if we told you that aside from calling for expert plumbing services in Denison, TX there were some home solutions that could help you temporarily? Toilet issues can range from the simplest of solutions to signaling major problems with your water line or sewage system. In this post, we’d like to discuss some things that the average homeowner can do to mitigate the damage from a clogged toilet. Hopefully, with these few steps, your plumber will arrive with minimal damage done.
October 21st, 2019
While the saying is usually more money, more problems, we’d like to change it to more power, more problems when it comes to our industry. There’s a rumor floating around that the need for proper electrical work is dwindling because of our advancing wireless technology. We hate to break it to you, but that could not be further from the truth.
With huge leaps in technology within the past ten or twenty years, as well as huge leaps in efficiency, comes a more constant and necessary stream of power. All of a sudden, a blown fuse or a power outage can cause way more problems in your life than it could twenty or thirty years ago. If anything, the electricians in Sherman, TX are more important than ever for the functionality of your home and the use of your devices.
October 7th, 2019
We’d definitely call our winters down here in Texas mild if anything. We’re not like the other climates around the country where winters provide consistent temperatures below zero and blizzards every other day. That’s not to say it doesn’t get chilly down here but it’s mild, to say the least. That’s why we want to talk about heat pump systems that can often be the best choice for homes in our neck of the woods.
Heat pumps cover a wide variety of heating and air conditioning systems, but we’ll be focusing on the most common heat pump—the ductless mini-split. If you’re in the market for HVAC in Denison, TX you’ll probably be shocked to know that there are systems like ductless mini-splits that can provide both heating and cooling all year round. They function via electricity, so they’re incredibly efficient and can reduce your heating bill by almost 50% compared to furnaces and baseboard heaters. Sounds simple, right?
Sometimes the simplest solution is the best, as we’ll show you why below.
September 23rd, 2019
There is nothing quite as enjoyable as a warm bath to end a long day or a hot shower to kick one off. Knowing that you are the proud owner of one of the many well-maintained water heaters in Plano, TX comes with the enjoyment of never being afraid to step into that water stream in the morning.
What can cause your breath to catch, however, is seeing your water bill at the end of the month. While a water heater provides you with benefits that our ancestors likely would have loved, using it comes at a cost. But what if we told you there were ways to keep the price tag for running your water heater reasonable year-round?
September 9th, 2019
That’s a good question, but hopefully, one we can shed a little light on. Air conditioners don’t last forever, but like any good mattress or home appliance, you’ll want it to last as many years as possible. So how long exactly does the typical air conditioner last?
Well, it’s more complicated than that. In the best cases, air conditioners generally last anywhere from 10-15 years before they become ineffective. However, this number can vary on the type of air conditioner you have as well as with the maintenance that’s been performed over the years. A system that has not been checked on or maintained is obviously going to live a shorter life than a system that has been cared for. Not only that, but an AC system will get more energy inefficient as time goes on, which will only cost you more money and push you to replace it.
Let’s get into the specifics of how long your AC will last.
August 26th, 2019
Air conditioning is a necessity in Plano. You don’t want to bother with a different type of AC system if it’s not going to work as well as your central air system. However, what if we told you that these new ductless mini-split systems worked better than your central air conditioner, in most cases? Does that pique your interest?
Ductless air conditioners are just that, air conditioners that function without a duct system. They’re much different than a central air conditioner. Ductless mini-splits are functional heat pumps that use refrigerant to pump the heat from inside your home and disperse it outside. The system is composed of small air handlers that connect to one large cabinet outside, allowing you to have several handlers scattered through rooms in your home.
If you’re hard-set on your central AC ways, we understand. But if you’re tired of your faulty central air conditioning in Plano, TX– read on!
August 12th, 2019
Refrigerant is a necessary component of your air conditioner. Your unit has an evaporator coil that evaporates the excess moisture in the atmosphere, along with the heat, using the refrigerant. The heat energy transfers to the refrigerant which cycles through the system to the condenser coil which will deposit the moisture and heat. This is the gist of the cooling process.
Sounds simple, right?
Well, when it comes to AC repair in Frisco, TX, the type of refrigerant can make a huge difference in both cost and environmental impact. If you encounter a refrigerant leak in your system, these differences can become monumentally important when it comes to the lifespan of your air conditioner.
July 29th, 2019
If there is one single step that you can take to keep your air conditioner in Plano, TX, in the best working condition possible, then it is definitely scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. If there is one single task that you can handle on your own to help your AC succeed, then it is definitely changing your air filter.
Yes, really. It’s that important.
While your air filter will be changed during your annual AC tune-up, it is important to remember that once a year just is not going to cut it. Your air filter will typically need to be replaced every 1-3 months, depending upon a number of different environmental factors. Failure to keep a fresh filter in place can have much more serious consequences than other homeowners realize.
In today’s post, we’ll clarify precisely what this standard air filter in your AC does, and the risks of failing to keep a fresh filter in your home cooling system.