Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for October, 2016

Is Your Electrical System in Trouble?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

A problem with your home’s electrical system is a serious matter. At best, it could result in a loss of electricity. At worst, it could start a fire. We see all manner of electrical problems here in Sherman, TX, from vermin chewing on wiring to overloaded circuits. But all of them require the services of a trained technician to treat, and you can’t call in an electrician until you know that there’s a problem. Lights that won’t turn on or appliances that won’t run even after you’ve checked the breaker box are an obvious sign of trouble.  But there are more subtle signs you can learn to spot as well. They can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Get a Zone Control System Today!

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Fall in Garland, TX makes a great time to examine your HVAC system and determine if it needs any upgrades. This isn’t the same as replacing the system: it means adding components that will help it perform more effectively or some similar feature. Among the most popular are zone control systems, which increase the precision and versatility of your heater and air conditioner alike. Here’s a look at how it all works.

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Dry Air Can Adversely Affect Your Heater

Monday, October 17th, 2016

When winter temperatures come to Plano, TX, we quite rightly look for a reliable heating system to combat it. Heaters are absolutely essential in our neck of the woods to staying comfortable in the winter, and you should do everything you can as a homeowner to ensure that your system works the way it should. But temperature is not the only factor in determining winter comfort levels. Dry air can adversely affect your heater as well. Luckily, a whole-house humidifier provides the perfect answer. Here’s a few details on what exactly we mean. 

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Get Your Water Heater Serviced this Fall

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A few weeks ago, we discussed the need to repair or replace your water heater. But with winter coming to Richardson, TX, even water heaters that don’t need repairs can benefit from a maintenance session. It will help reduce wear and tear during the cold months, and ensure that you don’t pay any more than you need to to keep your water hot no matter how cold it gets outside. 

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How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Plumbing leaks can be tricky things. We provide prompt and effective leak repair services throughout the  Plano, TX area, but unless the leak is obvious, it can go for weeks or months before being detected. A leak hidden in the walls or crawlspace can seriously damage the surrounding wood and even short your electrical wiring before it’s finally spotted. By the time you spot the problem, it could already be too late.

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