Earthwise Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

heat-pump-systemWe live in a part of the country with cool but relatively mild winters. That presents homeowners with an opportunity to change up their heating and air conditioning options if they so wish. Most homes around here use centralized heating and air conditioning systems, which are typically two separate units (an AC and a furnace or similar type of heater). Heat pumps offer a different approach to that equation: combining the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one single unit. That can provide a number of benefits to your home, and if you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, now is the ideal time to consider them.

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Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

frozen-pipes-winterWinters tend to be fairly mild in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but we still get our share of chilly days and freezing cold nights. That can catch a number of homeowners by surprise, especially when it comes to frozen pipes. They’re not as common here as they are further north, but they do happen. And because we don’t use as much insulation in our homes as communities to the north do, pipes in our homes tend to be more vulnerable. When it comes to frozen pipes, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and the more you can do to avoid the issue, the better off you’ll be.

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

water heater servicesThe water heater is a vital part of your home: providing safe hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. Water heaters tend to do their jobs quietly and without a fuss, and most of them are tucked away in little-used parts of your home such as the basement or the garage. There’s a downside to the equation, however: it can be very difficult to spot any problems with your water heater until the damage has become quite extensive.

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