Archive for November, 2015

Watch Out for Garbage Disposal Problems This Holiday Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Here in Huntsville, TX, we’ve just ended a big holiday weekend. But it’s not the only one on our calendars. With Christmas right around the corner and the holiday season in general arriving in full force, you’re apt to have friends and family over throughout the next month or so, which often means big feasts and lots of food preparation. Your garbage disposal is going to be put to the test during that time, and the last thing you need is a breakdown taking place just when you’re getting a big dinner ready. A trained plumber can solver most garbage disposal problems, but if you can watch out for them this holiday season, you’ll likely save yourself a lot of trouble. Here’s a few tips. (more…)

What Is Formicary Corrosion?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Here in Huntsville, TX, we’ve finally reached the cooler months, which means our air conditioners are done for the season. That makes it a great time to look into improvements that can help it handle potential future problems more readily. Among the calls we’re seeing more of these days is problems caused by formicary corrosion, which strikes the copper tubing in your system and can lead to refrigerant leaks or even replacement of the entire component. What is formicary corrosion and how can you prevent it? Read on for the answers. (more…)

Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We’ve officially hit fall here in Huntsville, TX and that means winter won’t be far behind. If you’re looking at installing a new heating system, now is the time to pull the trigger on it. But as you make your deliberations, you might want to consider a ductless heating system over the more traditional centralized models that rely on a system of ducts spreading out through the attic and crawlspaces of your home. Ductless heating won’t work for every home and if your ducted system is working well for you, there’s no reason to switch. But ductless heating can solve a number of problems, and if a ducted system can’t work or is causing problems, you owe it to yourself to ask if the system is right for you. (more…)

Causes of Low Air Flow with Your Heater

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Huntsville, TX residents are getting a taste of cool weather these days, and with that comes an increased reliance on your heating system. When problems arise, they can affect your whole household, and this is the wrong time of year to go without an adequately heated home. Among the most common issues heaters can experience is low air flow, which prevent the heat generated by the furnace from getting to your home. Not only does it force your furnace to work harder to do its job – increasing your monthly bills and the overall strain on the system – but it can leave heated air in the furnace too long, threatening to overheat the system and resulting in a total shutdown. A good technician can identify and correct the causes of low air flow with your heater, but it helps if you have at least some idea of what might be behind it all. Here are a pair of them for you to consider. (more…)

Plumbing Upgrades to Protect Your Home

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Plumbing is fairly straightforward, and while pipes are made of newer and more durable materials these days, they still do the same job they always have. That, however, is not the only component on your plumbing system, and here in Huntsville, TX, qualified plumbing services can install upgrades to your system that can protect it from harm.  Now makes an excellent time to contact a qualified plumbing service and have one installed. What kinds of plumbing upgrades can you get? We’ve included a quick list of the more popular below. (more…)