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

Sounds That Are Actually Okay for Your AC To Make

Monday, September 19th, 2022

 

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWhen you hear something unusual from your HVAC system, you may pick up your phone to do a quick search online. Is that HVAC sound normal, or not? Understanding what’s a normal HVAC sound can help you sort out the sounds that may be indicative of repair needs. After all, wear and tear can lead to loose components and other problems. 

If you need help troubleshooting a sound or think you need air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, give our team a call. We can inspect your unit to determine if something is wrong. We can also help you understand what normal air conditioning sounds are so you don’t feel alarmed when you hear them. 

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Last Call for AC Maintenance!

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Air conditioning maintenance blogs are usually more common during the springtime. For heat pumps, they’re common in the spring and fall, since those systems require twice as much maintenance as a standard air conditioning system. However, if you missed maintenance at any point during the spring, we’re glad to tell you that you can still schedule an appointment and take advantage of it right now.

AC maintenance in Plano, TX is an effective service no matter what time of the year it is. That’s because your air conditioner just needs to be maintained on a yearly basis. So, if it’s in the winter, spring, or summer, it doesn’t really matter as long as it’s every year.

As we’ll mention down below, the only reason why we stress AC maintenance in the fall is out of convenience. But if you couldn’t get maintenance for any reason earlier this year, now is the time to get it!

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3 Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Temperatures are reaching record highs all over the country, which means it’s up to us to keep things cool and comfortable. Your air conditioner is a large part of that process but it’s really not the only piece. You’re going to need to work hard in order to keep things comfortable in the case that your AC stops working, or if you’re looking to ease the burden on the system.

Look, many of the tips we’re going to give today on staying cool are probably self-explanatory. But we think they’re worth discussing in the off-chance that you’ve never heard of them before. If you need help with anything else, you can also call our team for AC repair in Plano, TX. All we care about is making sure everyone in our area is comfortable, safe, and happy.

Let’s work together to stay cool this summer!

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The 3 Signs of a Failing AC

Monday, July 11th, 2022

If your air conditioner has been working hard this summer, then chances are it’s under a lot of stress. AC systems can be run heavily when things in our area get hot, and due to some of the temperature spikes and weather this summer, we wouldn’t be surprised if some of our customers were dealing with struggling systems.

Unfortunately, there are two types of struggling air conditioners in Plano, TX. There are AC units that just need to be fixed by a professional, and ones that are showing signs that they’re almost to the point of breaking down entirely. That might be a simple difference to us, but it can actually be hard to spot from a customer’s perspective.

We’ve taken this blog post to show you 3 signs that might signal your air conditioner getting ready to retire. And, in the case that this happens to you, our team is standing by to help!

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Is Your Home Plumbing System Over-Engineered?

Monday, June 27th, 2022

That’s a hard word to nail down. “Over-engineered” sounds like something that you would call a piece of furniture that took way too long to build yourself. While we understand some other connotations you might have with this phrase, it’s a very specific term in the plumbing industry. Plumbing systems aren’t designed to be complicated, and they’re actually set up to be as simple as possible. With properly labeled valves and pipes, the right materials for the job, and maintenance every year, a plumbing system can work as intended for a very long time.

When your plumbing in Plano, TX is over-engineered, what we mean is that it’s been worked on by an amateur. Keep reading down below to find some signs that your plumbing system is over-engineered, like various different materials being used in the same line, or extra pipes looping around that don’t need to be there.

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Say NO to Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Monday, June 13th, 2022

There’s an amazing thing happening across the country if you pay attention to any agricultural or scientific news that comes out. Chemistry has always been a natural advantage of human society, boiling water to kill bacteria, or using hydrogen peroxide to clean a wound, but chemicals can also hurt us as well.

In the case of pesticides in our food, or using specific hormones, those chemicals can do a lot of unseen things and cause some pretty serious disruptions in our lives. The more we learn about certain chemicals, the more it becomes clear that chemicals should only be used sometimes. In fields like the plumbing industry, chemicals should never be used. There are actually much better available solutions at hand.

We’d like to talk today about why you should always opt for calling a plumber in Plano, TX instead of pouring drain cleaning chemicals into your sink.

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5 Best Practices for Your AC

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Hot weather is right around the corner, which means we need to be prepared! As your local team of HVAC professionals, we’re here with some advice that’s going to do three things–save you money, save you time, and keep you comfortable. Best practices are great DIY tips for homeowners that can help you operate your cooling technology more efficiently and effectively.

Don’t worry, if you’ve got a serious problem that needs attention, you can always call our team for professional support. We provide comprehensive AC repair in Plano, TX, which means we’ll be able to help you with any issues that you can’t solve on your own.

So, let’s talk about some great ways you can improve your home comfort and help your air conditioner run more efficiently. And, just remember that if you have any questions, you can always call our hotline for some additional tips or to schedule a repair!

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Telltale Signs of a Clogged or Leaky Sewer

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Your sewer system is important, we’re pretty sure we don’t have to tell you that. Whether you rely on a city sewer line, or a septic tank that contains the waste of your home, they’re vital for a safe and sanitary way of life. Therefore, if you experience any sewer issues, you’re better off getting them checked out by a professional so your way of life and comfort aren’t uprooted.

This blog post is centered on some problems that can develop with a sewer. Not only can our team help you with sewer cleaning in Plano, TX, but we can even repair your broken sewer line or septic tank if you’re dealing with the aftermath of an ordeal. We’re sewer specialists, and our tips are designed to help you diagnose a malfunctioning sewer system and get it fixed before anything else goes wrong.

So, let’s get started!

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Is It Too Late for Furnace Maintenance?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

The short answer, no. But you didn’t come here to hear us say that, right? You come to this blog for the real details behind our claims, and we anticipated that! There’s a lot that goes into the decision behind furnace maintenance, and our team is dedicated to making sure that every furnace is in good condition, no matter the season. Just because it’s spring and finally warming up, doesn’t mean it’s too late for furnace service in Plano, TX.

First of all, there will be a few more chilly nights that require your furnace, so you don’t have to feel like the need for them is gone. And secondly, even if every night was warm from here on out, your furnace will be needed again come fall, and maintenance will help it last longer.

The importance is less when you get maintenance done, but how frequently you get it done.

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Spring Cleaning: Our Cooling Season Checklist

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Summer is almost here, and cooling season has even begun in some areas. While we take our air conditioners out of hibernation, it’s important to do a bit of catching up with the system and your home, so you’re well-equipped when you depend on it. We’re not talking about anything fancy, but there are a few best practices that can help you stay efficient and comfortable this season.

You’ve come to the right place! This whole blog is about air conditioning in Plano, TX, and how you can get the most out of your cooling technology. The nice part about springtime is that the heat isn’t here yet, so we’ve got plenty of time to prepare and save money. Enjoy those mild temperatures while you can and have some fun before the hot temperatures get here!

Let’s go over our springtime preparation checklist, and get you ready for the future.

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