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

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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Be Careful What You Toss Down the Drain

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving is here on Thursday and for many residents of Garland, TX, that means hosting friends and family for a big meal. Preparing a larger dinner — for the holidays or for any other time — means a lot of work, and in your efforts to prepare the perfect meal, you might inadvertently throw some foods down the drain that would be better off in the garbage instead of your plumbing. We see a lot of clogged drains this time of year, but with a little foresight, you can stop most clogs before they start and focus on the business of making Turkey Day the best it can be. Here’s a quick list of foods to watch out for.

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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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What to Watch for in Your Boiler This Fall

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Many homes in the Garland, TX area use boilers and similar systems to keep their homes warm during the winter. With autumn officially here this week, now is a good time to fire up your boiler and watch for any potential problems or issues that may crop up. Doing so now gives you the chance to handle any repairs or similar issues before the weather gets too cold, ensuring that your boiler is ready to go when you need it to be and will respond reliably each and every day.  

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Schedule Water Testing for Your Plumbing System

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Many homes in the Garland, TX area are off the civic water grid, which means they get water from a private well or similar source. High rains this years can elevate the danger of bacterial contamination, and even homes on the civic grid have to contend with hard water and the like from time to time. It can be tough spotting such dangers before they’ve impacted your household, which is why we offer a full range of water testing services to people throughout the area. It’s a first step when dealing with water filtration issues, but a very important one. 

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Solutions to Slab Leaks

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Slab leaks are a serious problem, and if you’re a homeowner here in Garland, TX, it’s usually cause for concern. Usually, leaks in your plumbing can be solved pretty quickly by any licensed plumbing service worth their salt can take care of it. But slab leaks are different. They take place beneath the foundation of your home and in some cases come from pipes actually embedded in the concrete itself. Accordingly, it can take weeks or even months to spot them, and by the time you do, they can cause serious damage to the foundation, necessitating serious and very costly repairs.

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How to Size a New Air Conditioner

Monday, June 27th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, now is the time to install it: early in the summer while you can still get a huge benefit from improved efficiency and similar features. Before you can install it, however, you need to get it sized: ensuring that the power levels match what your home needs exactly.  It takes a trained technician to do so, but fortunately, we’re skilled at sizing air conditioners as part of our normal installation procedures. Here’s how it all works.

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How Does a Zone Control System Work?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Summer is on its way here in Garland, TX, and now is the time to consider any maintenance or upgrades to your air conditioning system. It’s tough to face those 100-degree days without one, and while your current system may be able to do the job, it can cost you an arm and a leg in the process. If your system is working well, but you’d like something to provide a few extra options, then we recommend installing a zone control system in your existing AC. It gives you a number of tangible benefits that can serve you quite well this summer.

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