Earthwise Home Services Blog

How a Good Plumber Makes All the Difference

November 12th, 2018

plumberNo one wants to hire a bad plumber, but not everyone knows why they need to hire an exceptionally good plumber. In this post, we’ll try to explain some of the reasons for how a good plumber will do more than just fix the problem at hand.

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Heat Pump Air Conditioning Repair Issues

October 29th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpHeat pumps are highly efficient and versatile HVAC systems. With the flick of a switch, they can change from a cooling device to a heating device (and vice versa). However, since these systems are used all year-round, they never get a break—and that can mean problems in both the cooling and heating season. Below are some of the potential problems heat pumps can encounter.

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Repair Issues Unique to Central Air Conditioning Systems

October 15th, 2018

outdoor-hvac-unitsWhile there’s a wealth of information on the internet about air conditioner issues, we wanted to get laser-focused in our approach. In this post, we’ll be going over AC issues that are unique mostly to central air conditioning systems. While variations of this advice might apply to systems like ductless mini-splits, this advice is geared solely toward central ACs.

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Gas Line Servicing Is Not a DIY Job

October 1st, 2018

gas-meterAs contractors, we understand the joy that homeowners get out of do-it-yourself projects. It’s fun to learn a skill to give yourself a unique piece of furniture, or to make a much-needed improvement in your home—all while saving anywhere from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars.

Yet, we have to be the bad guy here and say that plumbing problems aren’t very DIY-friendly. When it comes to gas lines, we’re even more adamant about not doing it yourself! Not only are they dangerous, but there are some hidden risks that can get you in trouble.

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3 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

September 17th, 2018

leaking-bathroom-sink-pipeAre you having some problems with your bathroom’s plumbing? It most likely fits in one of the categories listed below. Luckily, these are problems that any reputable plumber should be able to fix without issue.

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Why You Need to Flush Your Water Heater

September 3rd, 2018

water-heaterIf you’re the owner of a tank water heater, congratulations! You’re doubtlessly enjoying all the benefits of this low-maintenance water heater. However, that doesn’t mean these water heaters don’t come with their own problems. It’s only because they’re so low maintenance for most of the time that it might be easy to forget to flush the tank once per year.

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Spotting and Fixing Duct Problems

August 20th, 2018

worker-sealing-attic-ductIf we pretend your central air conditioner is the heart of your home, then the ducts make up the circulatory system, delivering oxygen and cooled air through the body of your home. Luckily, our circulatory system doesn’t leak without us noticing it, but our ductwork does have a tendency to encounter issues that aren’t immediately apparent.

Because of this, it’s possible you may have problems in your ducts right now, and that’s not good if you plan to avoid high energy bills. If that’s the case, we have some methods to help spot them.

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Should I Consider a Maintenance Plan?

August 6th, 2018

hvac-technicians-performing-routine-scheduled-maintenanceWe’ve all had those moments where we’ve saved a critical matter for the very last moment, causing us to stress and worry far more than needed. If only we had just thought ahead… In the case of air conditioners, we’re referring to that moment when it breaks down in the middle of a hot summer day. Compound that with all your other daily and weekly priorities, and you’ve got a significant speedbump on your hands.

So what’s the answer? Is it to create a schedule and call for maintenance early? No, even easier! A maintenance plan lets you forget about all things related to your AC. But that’s not the only benefit available to maintenance plan members.

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Causes of Refrigerant Leaks

July 23rd, 2018

insulated-refrigerant-pipe-linesRefrigerant leaks don’t usually happen until later on down the line in an AC’s system life. If you’ve only just installed your air conditioner in the last year, they’re not something you should expect to see anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t educate yourself about them!

Refrigerant leaks won’t happen to every air conditioner, but there are a few causes of them that are hard to predict or control. Knowing about them ahead of time can give you the insight to call an AC repair service in Allen, TX as soon as trouble arises.

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Is This a Plumbing Emergency?

July 9th, 2018

emergency-plumbing-situationNot every problem presents itself as an emergency. You might be watching a problem unfold and thinking to yourself, “Is this really an emergency? Maybe I should wait.”

So you can wait for the problem to get worse until it becomes undeniably a full-blown emergency, or you can feel like you’re being extra cautious and call before it gets to that point. Regardless, we understand where you’re coming from, and we want to help you feel comfortable about calling a plumber in Plano, TX when you need to.

In this post, we’ll go over which plumbing problems you shouldn’t be afraid to classify as an emergency.

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