Archive for December, 2015

Make Your HVAC System Happy in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The new year is here, and with it comes the chance to reflect and make new resolutions for the next twelve months. Most of us think in terms of personal improvement, such as exercising more or watching what we eat. But the same principles can apply to your home, and your HVAC system in particular, which is seeing a lot of use here in Huntsville, TX this winter. A few new habits starting this January 1 can make a huge difference in your system and your household in general. (more…)

Common Repairs in a Radiant Heating System

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Radiant heating systems are becoming increasingly popular in the Huntsville, TX area owing to their efficiency and generally lower costs. They involve coils or tubes installed beneath the floorboards of your home, which send heat upward through your feet or furnishings to warm the home. The principle has been around since the Roman Empire, and with modern technology, radiant heating systems can avoid problems such as drafts or cold spots while providing consistent savings on monthly bills. Like any other system, however, problems are inevitable, and the sooner you can spot them, the easier the ensuing repairs will be. Here are a few common repairs in a radiant heating system you should watch out for. (more…)

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Our winters tend to be comparatively mild here in Huntsville, TX, which can often blind us to the very real dangers to our household systems that a cold winter entails. Among the worst is frozen pipes, which can cause your pipes to burst and create a huge (and very expensive) mess for you to deal with. The good news is that there’s a reliable plumbing service that can handle such issues. The better news is that you can take steps to prevent frozen pipes from appearing in the first place. Here’s a quick look at how. (more…)

Good Reasons to Install a Heat Pump

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We can never tell when we might need a new heater or air conditioning system, but if yours is on its last legs, now is a good time to consider a replacement. Cooling season is over for the next few months, and while the weather in Huntsville, TX has been chilly to say the least, it still falls well within the range to make heat pumps viable.