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Top 5 Furnace Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Longview's average January low is 34 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you don't want to find out mid-winter that you neglected your furnace and now it's not working. Regular furnace maintenance throughout the year reduces the risk of major problems and keeps your HVAC system running smoothly. Check out this furnace maintenance checklist to protect your [...]

2020-12-19T13:45:23+00:00December 19th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

Boiler vs Furnace: What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Steam-generated boilers have been around since the late 1700s to early 1800s. In the late 1800s, the convection boiler was developed, and from there began the steam-generating industry. Using a furnace for central heating has been around for centuries. By the 1970s, electric furnaces replaced gas ones because of the energy crisis.  The question is, [...]

2020-12-18T17:32:47+00:00December 18th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

How to Clean a Drain Before Calling in the Pros

Drain problems? With the holidays right around the corner, a clogged drain is the last thing you need. You have too many things to contend with already. If you need to know how to clean a drain before you start basting that turkey, it’s easier than you may think. The sections below outline the most [...]

2020-11-26T19:30:11+00:00December 8th, 2020|Plumbing|

How Does a Boiler Work? The Ultimate Homeowner’s Guide

Did you know that boilers are a very energy-efficient heating system? What’s more, the Department of Energy reviews boiler systems and rates them based on energy efficiency. But how does a boiler work? As a homeowner, you may wonder how do you maintain a boiler? Here we’re taking you through some of the finer points. [...]

2020-11-26T19:32:05+00:00November 24th, 2020|Plumbing|

How Much Should Your AC Cost in Fall and Winter? A Guide

In some states, fall and winter mean no extra expense cooling down the house. In others, it means a high heating bill.  Getting the most out of your heating and cooling system means knowing how to set the thermostat when asleep, awake, or away. With the right settings, the AC cost should not be exorbitant, [...]

2020-11-09T16:50:16+00:00November 11th, 2020|Air Conditioning|

5 Simple Signs You Need Air Conditioning Service

There's no doubt about it, air conditioning is part of modern life. We rely on it so much that it uses around 6% of all electricity produced in the US, but it's inevitable that you'll need to look at air conditioning maintenance, as it can need repairing from time to time. There are a few [...]

2020-11-09T16:47:20+00:00October 28th, 2020|Air Conditioning|

How to Deal With a Plumbing Emergency in Your Home

With all the challenges we are facing today, it never hurts to be prepared. Being prepared is not just for the boy scouts anymore. Every homeowner should be equipped to deal with emergencies. What would you do if you had a plumbing emergency? If you don't know the answer, then keep reading! Stay Calm Panicking during [...]

2020-10-09T17:57:58+00:00October 7th, 2020|Plumbing|

How to Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter

When the air starts to feel fresh in Texas you know it's a sign that it's time to use your heating system. December temperatures can be as low as 50°, so it's important to be sure that your furnace is working right. Before it gets cold, you should do a few things to prepare your [...]

2020-10-09T17:53:51+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Heating|