Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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When to Repair and When to Replace: Our Guide

Monday, March 8th, 2021

When you think about replacing your heating system, what’s the first thought that comes to mind? Is it the fact that you would rather just repair your heating system forever and just skip the thought of replacement? Or perhaps you’re wondering whether or not your system is too young to be replaced? These are all great things to be thinking about, and we just want to inform you a little bit about the basics of heater replacement.

No, a heater isn’t a muscle car from the 70s. You won’t be able to keep it forever unless you’re willing to pay several times the normal amount of money to have it fixed every year. And similarly, one visit for heating repair in Plano, TX isn’t the end of the world. Keep reading, and we’ll give you some industry secrets that can help you decide between replacement or repairs.

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Our 6 Step Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Furnaces are safe, period. We’re not in the business of fearmongering or telling homeowners inaccurate information. So, if you came to this blog expecting us to tell you that furnaces are inherently dangerous, we’re sorry to disappoint you.

However, furnaces can become dangerous over time. This should be quite clear from the operation of any combustion-based appliance that safety concerns can arise from neglected hardware. We want to talk about furnace repair in Plano, TX and how it relates to the safety and functionality of your furnace. If you’re concerned about your system’s safety, or if you’ve been neglecting it by avoiding repairs, here’s what you can do. Follow these six steps to ensure that your furnace is functioning safely. If it’s not, that’s the perfect reason to call our team and have the problem fixed today.

Simple, right?

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Need a New Heater? We’ve Got You Covered

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Have you ever experienced a contractor that just wanted to sell you on a particular product? You told them about your unique heating needs and then they just settled on the fact that you need a heat pump, and an expensive one at that? Or perhaps they did that but with a gas furnace instead? The truth is that this industry is rife with salesmen trying to sell products to homeowners who might not actually need them.

Well, why would we try to sell you on any one particular heating system, when we provide sensible installation for all of them? We provide boiler, ductless, heat pump, and furnace heater installation in Plano, TX. Our goal is to provide the best heater that works for your home, not to sell you on some expensive product that will make us the most money. So relax, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk about which heater might be right for you.

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5 Signs Your Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Alright, so it’s the middle of December and your heater is on full blast. While we might not be encountering the snowstorms that our northern neighbors might, we still rely on these systems day in and day out to keep us comfortable. I bet you can call to mind that anxious feeling when your heater makes a strange noise or you start noticing bad numbers on your thermostat. Are you going to be without heat this winter? Is your comfort at risk?

Slow down and relax. As long as you’ve got our team on hand, you’ve got nothing to worry about. And at this point, you’ve made it to our blog which means the hardest part is over! Let’s talk about the five most common signs that you need heating repair in Plano, TX. Give us a call if any of the following signs sound familiar!

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Time to Gear Up for Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Winter means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Some people think about cozy sweaters, warm cups of cocoa by the fire, and a snuggle session with your dogs and your kids. For others, winter brings up memories of broken-down heaters, high fuel bills, and other heating issues that get exponentially worse as the temperatures drop. Our job today is to help you go from the second kind of person to the first. By helping you understand what kinds of problems you can expect from late fall and winter, we can make your life a little bit easier.

If you need heater repair in Plano, TX, or any other kind of heater service for that matter, make sure you call us when the need arises. Otherwise, keep reading as we help you get ready for the cold temperatures ahead. We’ll get you back to enjoying wintertime… in no time!

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AFUE Ratings: Know How Well Your Furnace Holds Up

Monday, January 13th, 2020

We reckon if you’re a homeowner with an adequate furnace, you’ve probably heard the term AFUE before. While many homeowners don’t know what this means or don’t really care what information it describes, if you’re ever looking to rate the efficiency of your system compared to other heaters, then the AFUE rating is the primary way to do so.

So, today we’re going to talk about everything you need to know in regards to the AFUE rating of a furnace, what it means and what to pay attention to when you’re looking at a furnace installation or replacement. HVAC in Aubrey, TX isn’t all about just buying the cheapest furnace you can get your hands on—you’re going to want the cheapest, most effective, and most efficient heater that you can get your hands on. That’s where we come in.

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What Is a Smart Home and How Can It Help You?

Monday, 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!

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Could You Benefit from a Boiler?

Monday, 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!

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