Archive for July, 2015

3 Reasons to Get Your Heater Serviced Now

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We know what you’re thinking. “Heater service? Now? We live in Huntsville, TX! It’s so hot we can fry an egg on the sidewalk! We need air conditioning, not heating!” You’d be 100% right and to be sure, now is the time for keeping your air conditioner in peak shape. But summer will give way to fall before you know it, and while our winters don’t get nearly as cold as they do in other parts of the country, we still need our heaters to function the way they should. Here are 3 reasons to get your heater serviced now instead of having to wait. (more…)

What is an Anode Rod and How Does It Affect my Water Heater?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

If you’ve ever dealt with water heater repair or maintenance, you may have heard the term “anode rod” before. It’s a simple component in a simple system: typically a rod made of aluminum or magnesium wrapped around a steel core. But it’s one of the most important elements in keeping your water heater free of trouble, and ensuring that it works the way it should for many years to come. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it functions and the way it affects your water heater. (more…)

What Kinds of Air Cleaners Are Available?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Air conditioners and heaters are vital to a comfortable homes, but they can only address the temperature in your home, not the indoor air quality. Huntsville, TX often experiences air quality issues, from dust and pollen to issues created by high humidity. An air cleaner installed in your household can make a huge difference in your life: raising the indoor air quality and helping your family to a happier, healthier life in the process. But not all air cleaners are the same. Many of them are designs to address specific issues, and which one works best depends on the needs of your family. Here’s a quick breakdown of the kinds of air cleaners that are available. (more…)

Things You Should Never Wash Down the Sink

Monday, July 6th, 2015

We get used to disposing of food particles down our kitchen sinks, thanks to the use of garbage disposals which seem to take care of them for us. But not every piece of food should be cast aside in this manner. Certain types of food can come back to haunt you later, and while Huntsville, TX has plumbers who can correct the problem for you, far better to avoid it in the first place by refraining from washing certain food particles down the sink. We’ve provided a short list of the “prime offenders,” which you should always throw away in the garbage. (more…)