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

The Most Common AC Issues After Winter

Monday, May 20th, 2019

ac-maintenance-techniciansWinter is over, and those hot temperatures are gradually starting to roll back in… soon it’ll be time to break out the air conditioner!

But hold on just a second. You wouldn’t go run the 100-yard dash right after sitting on the couch for 5 consecutive hours. In a way, that’s what you’re asking for your air conditioner to do when you turn it on after the long winter break.

When homeowners turn on their air conditioners for the first time after winter, here are some of the problems they tend to develop:

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Got a Loud Air Conditioner? Here’s Why

Monday, May 6th, 2019

loud-noisesDoes it feel like your air conditioner is particularly loud?

Many homeowners might assume it’s just their imagination, or that the problem will go away. In truth, a loud air conditioner is actually a valid concern. It could mean the AC was not properly installed. Or if the loud noises started happening only recently, it could be due to a number of issues in the ducts.

Either way, we’ll help you get down to the bottom of it. It’s important to have it checked in case it’s something worthy of needing attention from an expert of air conditioning repair in Frisco, Texas.

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Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

water-heater-inspectionA good water heater will last you just over 10 years. However, that time can be shortened if your water heater’s tank develops a leak. There’s no way to patch up a leak in the tank, so your only option is a complete replacement—that’s a cost that no one wants to be surprised with.

But don’t fret—leaking doesn’t always guarantee a replacement. We’ll go over the different kinds of leaks your water heater can develop, the causes of leaks, and what you can do to minimize the risks.

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There’s More to Ceiling Fans Than You Think

Monday, April 8th, 2019

ceiling-fanWhen you think of a ceiling fan, you’re not thinking of something as high-tech or as powerful as a dedicated air conditioning system. And we’re not going to try and tell you that a ceiling fan makes a great substitute for an air conditioner—you simply can’t compare the two.

However, the mistake many people make is in assuming that a ceiling fan is, indeed, supposed to be used as a substitute for air conditioning. In reality, there are much more effective uses for a ceiling fan. Here are just a few of them:

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Here’s How to Choose a New Heating System

Monday, March 25th, 2019

warming-feet-at-radiatorIs it already time to choose a new heating system? With winter having just ended and warmer days on the horizon, you might be thinking that a heating system should be the last thing on your mind.

But actually, replacing your heating system at the end of winter might just be the best time. Not only can you consider how well your heater served you through the previous months, but you won’t have to sit in the cold while you wait for a new heater to be installed.

Here’s how you can start planning your new installation:

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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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