Earthwise Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Frisco’

Gas Line Servicing Is Not a DIY Job

Monday, 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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Why You Need to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Short Cycling Demands Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 30th, 2018

short-cycling-acSummers in Texas are as hot as they come, and homes in the area need reliable air conditioners to function day in and day out. In that sense, your AC system is as important to your home as the electricity or the plumbing, and if your air conditioner is having problems, now is the time to spot them. Checking your system as it runs for any unusual signs lets you get an early jump on possible repair issues before you need your system to perform without fail.

Among the symptoms to watch for this spring is a process known as short cycling: turning on and running for a short amount of time, then turning off again, only to start the process anew a few minutes later as the heat of the day warms up the air in your home. It may not sound like anything too terrible—but short cycling can cause a huge amount of damage. Here’s a breakdown of how and why that happens.

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