Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Frisco’

Is It Time for Furnace Replacement?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

old-furnaceAre you so excited to replace your furnace that you can’t even sleep at night? When you’re at work, you can’t think of hardly anything but your brand-new, shiny furnace?

Well, okay, maybe that’s just us… We are an HVAC company after all.

But if we told you that a brand-new furnace could substantially cut your heating and energy costs, then maybe some of our enthusiasm could be contagious.

The tricky part is knowing when the best time to replace your furnace actually is. After all, no one wants to replace it sooner than they really have to it. But on the other side, replacing it too late is not going to wise for you financially.

So, down below, we’ve listed our tips on figuring out when the best time to replace is.

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6 Signs You May Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, 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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How the Texas Heat Can Ruin Your AC

Monday, July 30th, 2018

family-on-couch-cooling-offYour air conditioner is an extremely hard worker. No matter what the temperature is, no matter what condition its parts are in, your AC will always strive to cool your home down to the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat.

Your responsibility as its owner, then, is to make sure that it’s truly up for the job. One way you can do this is by taking into consideration the effects of the outdoor heat.

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Flush Your Water Heater this Fall

Monday, September 25th, 2017

water-heater-flushingWater heaters are a staple of most modern homes: providing heated water safely and effectively as easily as turning on a tap. They’re located in quiet corners of the house, such as the basement where no one visits especially often, and they usually do their jobs silently and without fuss.

But there’s a downside to such quiet service. When problems arise, they rarely attract notice and can spread until they are extensive indeed. In more than a few cases, what could be a simple repair job becomes an unplanned replacement: driving up the costs and adding time as well as expense to the operation.

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Don’t Skimp on These Important Factors in a New Air Conditioner

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementIdeally, you’d never need to replace an air conditioner in the middle of summer. An older air conditioner which needs to be put out to pasture should ideally be replaced in the fall or early spring, when there’s no demand for it and you can proceed carefully with your decisions.

Unfortunately, not every old air conditioner is polite enough to wait until September to break down, and if you’re facing a serious repair call in the middle of a heat wave, it may be more beneficial to simply replace the failing system instead of spending money unnecessarily to prop the older one up.

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How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

hydro-jetting-plumbing-clogsEvery plumbing system encounters clogs now and again. It’s an unfortunate reality of owning a home. While common, however, clogs should usually be dealt with by a professional plumber, who has the training and equipment to do the job far more effectively than any store-bought snake or cleanser.

Nowhere is that more evidence than with the use of hydro jetting: one of the safest and most efficient ways of cleaning your pipes and reason enough to call a trained professional with every clog, no matter how seemingly mild it is. How does hydro jetting work and why is it so efficient? Read on for the answers.

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Consider a Ductless HVAC System

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Female holding a remote control air conditioner at home. Happy young woman on sofa

Spring is the time to take stock of one’s air conditioning options and plan for any replacement that may be needed. It’s also a good time to consider alternative options and look into solutions to your household air conditioning that you might not have considered before. Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners, which cool the air in a single location and distribute it via a series of ducts.

They’re an inexpensive and efficient system but they’re not right for every home. If you’re considering a new air conditioning system this summer – or if your home can’t support centralized air and you’re looking for another option, consider a ductless HVAC system.

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How Can You Tell if You Need Duct Repair?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_31113411Ducts get damaged just like any other portion of your home. In some cases, that can be direct damage, as when rats or squirrels get into the crawlspace and gnaw on the material, or someone inadvertently creates a problem while working on some other part of the house. Other times, it can come from simple wear and tear, such as when two fitted parts lose a bolt and create an opening.

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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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How to Lower the Costs of Heating

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Your heating system is one of the most important parts of your home here in Frisco, TX, and with winter coming, it’s going to see use every day soon enough. Extra use means higher bills, and certainly, you’re going to be paying more for heating in the winter than you do in the summer. But just because the bills are spiking doesn’t mean that you need to pay any more than is necessary for it. By taking a few preventative measures, you can make a big difference in those pesky monthly costs. Here’s a list of ideas for you:

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