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

Upgrade Your Home to Improve Resale Value

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Selling your home is an exciting prospect, but it can also be a time-consuming one. You want to get the best value out of it, and while sales are strongest during the spring, now is an excellent time to make any changes you need to in order to improve the home’s resale value. Along with square footage and basic amenities, buyers pay close attention to specific components in your home – notably the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems – as well as the utility and aesthetics of key locations such as the kitchen and bathroom.

Knowing the best way to upgrade your home can help you make the most of your given budget and ensure you get the maximum return on the investment when the time comes to put the home on the market. Here are a few suggestions of things to pay attention to.

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Signs of Leaky or Breached Ducts

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Your duct system plays a key role in transporting heated air from your furnace to the rooms in your Frisco, TX home, and usually performs the same duties for your air conditioner in the summer. The ducts are usually tucked safely behind the walls of in your attic, which keeps them safe from harm. That can prove a double-edged sword, however. For when breaches do occur — through inadvertent damage, animals getting into your crawlspace, or just bolts or seals that have worn out — it can be very hard to spot them. That’s problematic because they will raise the costs of heating your home, as well as increasing strain on the rest of your system and even leading to further breakdowns if you’re not careful. So how can you spot them? Here’s a quick list of common signs:

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What Are the Benefits of Humidifiers?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

We’re used to high humidity levels during our long summers in Sherman, TX, which means that few of us stop to consider what might happen if the weather every gets too dry. But it does get dry in the winter, in ways we don’t often expect. As the temperature falls, the gaseous moisture in the air solidifies into droplets, which are removed from the atmosphere.

And it’s never colder than it is during the winter. Dry air can be a scourge on your home if you’re not careful. But the good news is that you can correct the problem with a little help from your local HVAC service technician. Whole-house humidifiers are inexpensive and can be installed quickly in your HVAC system.

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What are the Benefits of Zone Control?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A few weeks ago, we discussed the installation of zone control systems: a series of shutters that divide your home’s heating system into sections. That’s a huge benefit for those looking for an edge over the winter cold here in Richardson, TX. It can be installed without uprooting your existing set of ductwork, which saves a great deal on cost. And the benefits you reap are immeasurable. What are those benefits? Read on for the answers.

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