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

4 Electrical Upgrades You Might be Needing

Monday, February 25th, 2019

electrical-wires-and-breakerAfter making an inspection of your home, an electrician in Plano, TX may find that your safety or your efficiency could benefit from various upgrades. It’s easy to take most of your electrical appliances and fixtures for granted, so it’s not always obvious to see that you need an upgrade.

That’s why it’s recommended to have an electrical inspection every 10 years. With that said, let’s look at some of the most common upgrades that many homeowners may be in need of:

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Here’s What a Whole-House Humidifier Will Do For You

Monday, January 28th, 2019

relaxed-womanWe know what high humidity feels like in summer. It makes your skin feel warm and moist. You can get out of a cold shower, dry yourself off, and immediately feel like you’re sweating still.

On the other end of the humidity scale, you have excessively dry air. The effects of dry air are a bit understated, though, in comparison to high humidity. In this post, we’ll go over why installing a device to raise your humidity is a great idea for raising comfort and protecting your health. If you think a humidifier is for you, a qualified indoor air quality expert in Plano, TX can assess your air’s quality and make a recommendation.

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5 HVAC Services to Save More in 2019

Monday, January 14th, 2019

clay-piggy-bankIt’s a fact that most people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions within the first few weeks of January. Why? One possible reason is that it takes monumental effort to suddenly change your behavior and habits. But one way to help with that is by setting yourself up for success. You can’t snack on sugar if you remove all the sugar from your house, right?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend less money on your heating and cooling bills, then do we have the post for you. Here are 5 services and upgrades that will set your home up for significant HVAC savings.

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You Don’t Want to Ignore These Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, December 31st, 2018

emergency-plumbingYou may not have wished for a plumbing emergency for the holiday season, but these accidents rarely occur when we want them to.

With plumbing emergencies, they all have one thing in common: the sooner you notice them, the less damage they’ll do (physically and financially). In this post, we’ll inform you about a few of the most common plumbing emergencies in Plano, TX so you can catch them early, or possibly even prevent them.

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Symptoms of Urgent Furnace Problems

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

heating-system-repairsAs much as we urge homeowners to have their furnaces fixed at the first sign of dysfunction, we know the truth: many people won’t call for repairs until their furnace has stopped working completely.

With a furnace, that’s not something you want to try and get away with. The combustion of gas is perfectly safe… when your furnace is running properly. Neglecting a furnace repair issue can do more than just drive up the cost of your energy bill. In this post, we’ll go over three furnace issues that you won’t want to ignore.

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Hot and Cold Spots: What Are They?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

zone-controlHot spots and cold spots are some of the most annoying problems to plague an air conditioner. They’re nothing so drastic as to require emergency air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, but they’re far from acceptable.

They’re most commonly noticed during the hotter seasons. Homeowners blast their air conditioners and feel substantially more comfortable in the home, but then they discover that one room is still warm—almost stubbornly so.

If this sounds like something you’ve encountered, keep reading. We’ll go into more depth about how these spots form and what you can do about it.

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your AC

Monday, September 10th, 2018

old-air-conditioner-needs-replacementWe’ll start by saying this first:

It’s perfectly valid to replace your AC because it isn’t cooling your home like it used to.

Age is a huge factor in determining when it’s time for replacement, and it can cause your AC to simply stop doing its job properly. Other than that, there are many reasons your AC can be performing less than stellar, and a quick maintenance call will be able to rule out those possibilities for you. A few other reasons to consider include:

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Need Sewer Line Services? Call a Plumbing Company 

Monday, August 27th, 2018

video-pipe-inspectionHow would it sound if we told you to do your own sewer line cleaning? Hopefully you would respond by saying “that’s disgusting, I won’t do it!” But actually, the gross part of sewer cleaning is probably the least difficult part. For all you persistent DIYers out there, take off your hazmat suits and gas masks. We are determined to discourage you from messing with your sewer lines, and we’ll try to convince you through the rest of this post.

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Use a Professional Plumbing Service for Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 16th, 2018

drain-cleaning-with-drain-snakeDo a Google search for “drain cleaning,” and you’ll find countless DIY articles on how to clean your drain. You’ll see methods encouraging everything from using vinegar and baking soda to wire hangers. If one of these solutions does manage to fix your drain, we’re happy that your drain clog wasn’t too severe.

However, cleaning your drains doesn’t always go so smoothly. A severe clog won’t go away that easily. The wrong thing to do at that point is to step up your game with drain cleaning chemicals, drain snakes, or any other more drastic methods. In this post, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t avoid calling a professional of drain cleaning in Plano, TX next time you have a clog.

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Why You Should Call a Professional Plumber Instead of DIY

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

bathroom-sink-leak-flooding-diy-gone-wrong

When it comes to misinformation on the internet, how-to guides and do-it-yourself articles are the worst—they make any project sound easy!

We don’t doubt that you’re handy and capable of handling a few DIY projects, but when it comes to plumbing projects, we want to warn you: Most DIY projects will have you spending far more time, money, and effort than you intended.

If you have a plumbing problem, skip the Google searching and call a professional plumber in Plano, TX. Below are a few reasons why your time is better spent somewhere else.

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