Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog

Signs It’s Time for a Duct Test

February 11th, 2019

duct-sealingIf you have a central AC, a furnace, or a traditional heat pump, then you know that your HVAC system relies on ducts. In fact, for these systems, the ductwork does half of the work. The ducts are a series of passages that must be kept at a certain tightness in order to efficiently transfer air from the HVAC unit and into the rooms of the home.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that the ductwork is prone to falling into disrepair. This can lead to leaks, which might end up losing you nearly 30% of your energy. The best way to find out if you have a leak is by having the ducts tested by an expert, which is a service you can schedule if you notice any of these signs:

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Here’s What a Whole-House Humidifier Will Do For You

January 28th, 2019

relaxed-womanWe know what high humidity feels like in summer. It makes your skin feel warm and moist. You can get out of a cold shower, dry yourself off, and immediately feel like you’re sweating still.

On the other end of the humidity scale, you have excessively dry air. The effects of dry air are a bit understated, though, in comparison to high humidity. In this post, we’ll go over why installing a device to raise your humidity is a great idea for raising comfort and protecting your health. If you think a humidifier is for you, a qualified indoor air quality expert in Plano, TX can assess your air’s quality and make a recommendation.

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5 HVAC Services to Save More in 2019

January 14th, 2019

clay-piggy-bankIt’s a fact that most people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions within the first few weeks of January. Why? One possible reason is that it takes monumental effort to suddenly change your behavior and habits. But one way to help with that is by setting yourself up for success. You can’t snack on sugar if you remove all the sugar from your house, right?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend less money on your heating and cooling bills, then do we have the post for you. Here are 5 services and upgrades that will set your home up for significant HVAC savings.

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You Don’t Want to Ignore These Plumbing Emergencies

December 31st, 2018

emergency-plumbingYou may not have wished for a plumbing emergency for the holiday season, but these accidents rarely occur when we want them to.

With plumbing emergencies, they all have one thing in common: the sooner you notice them, the less damage they’ll do (physically and financially). In this post, we’ll inform you about a few of the most common plumbing emergencies in Plano, TX so you can catch them early, or possibly even prevent them.

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The Benefits of LED Lighting Are Too Good to Pass Up

December 17th, 2018

led-lightingLED lights are used almost everywhere nowadays, from inside your smartphone and DVR boxes to traffic lights and flashlights. They’ve actually been around for more than 50 years, but they only really started being picked up in the early 2000s. Now, they’re only getting more and more practical in their wide range of uses.

The fact is that many homes are still using incandescent and fluorescent lighting. If that includes you, it might be time to ask a McKinney, TX electrician for an upgrade. Changing out your lighting system for LEDs brings a host of benefits which we’ll list for you down below.

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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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