Earthwise Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Richardson’

3 Reasons to Keep (or Ditch) Your Duct System

Monday, April 29th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpHistorically and statistically speaking, most people have central air conditioners. But lately, you hear a lot of talk about people opting for ductless air conditioning. Japan and several countries in Europe have been using ductless systems for years already, and many Americans are starting to see the benefits.

So the question on everyone’s mind is whether they should stick with their central ACs, which use duct systems to transport air through the home, or switch to a ductless system and ditch those ducts entirely?

While we could give you a straightforward answer, we don’t actually believe that one system is best for everyone. Instead, we’ll give you three reasons to keep or ditch your ducted system to ensure that you’re giving this decision plenty of consideration.

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Is Your AC Trying to Tell You Something?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ac-technicianWhen your air conditioner is having problems, it can’t just call you in the room and tell you what’s wrong. If it could, we would suggest calling an exorcist. Instead, you’ll just have to figure out what your AC is trying to tell you. You can do that by learning the warning signs of some of the most common air conditioning problems.

We would recommend scheduling regular, annual maintenance for your AC, partly to prevent these warning signs from appearing in the first place. That being said, maintenance isn’t flawless, so don’t wait to call up an HVAC contractor in Richardson, TX if you’re encountering these warning signs.

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4 Preventive Plumbing Services and Products

Monday, January 7th, 2019

wrenchesYou may have been told that leaks and clogs are inevitable. That at some point, you’ll have to deal with them. Yes, this is true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t fight them off for as long as possible!

Along with following good practices (like not putting fats and oils down the drain), we can think of a few plumbing services that can go a long way in assuring your safety and home plumbing performance.

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Here’s How You Can Use a Maintenance Program

Monday, December 24th, 2018

checklistWhen we explain what a maintenance program is, people often get the wrong idea. They think that it’s nothing more than a service where we schedule your maintenance appointment for you. “What’s stopping me from scheduling my own maintenance?” is the usual response.

We understand this as well, so that’s why you’ll find that a good maintenance program has more to it than simply alleviating the burden of scheduling an appointment. The benefits will vary from contractor to contractor, but you’ll find the ones worth using will give you value that goes well beyond the maintenance check itself.

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How to Spot a Slab Leak

Monday, June 25th, 2018

water-leakingNormally, when you experience a leak, you’re not looking at a catastrophe. If you call a plumber in time, the most you’ll have to deal with is an annoying “drip drop” and a little bit of clean up.

However, a leak underneath the foundation of your home is called a slab leak, and it won’t clean up as easily as a normal leak. Slab leaks are serious problems that need the immediate attention of a professional plumber.

Below are just a few signs that you’ve got a slab leak problem.

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Common Water Heater Problems and What to Do About Them

Monday, May 28th, 2018

water-heater-repairBe honest: How often do you think about your water heater? If the answer is seldom to never, you’re like almost everyone else in the world. After all, who has time to worry about things that are not causing problems? When water heater issues do happen, however, they can be significant. Unexpectedly being without hot water is always a hassle. But you also don’t want 30 to 60 gallons of standing water suddenly appearing in your house. Keep an eye out for these problems below to keep the hot water flowing and the rest of your house dry.

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Low Airflow Could Be a Sign of Furnace Trouble

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

low-air-flowWinter will be here this week, and chances are you’re already running your furnace on a daily basis. You need to keep a close eye on the system for signs of trouble. In most cases, there are usually telltale symptoms letting you know that a problem is getting bigger. By taking notice, you can call in a repair technician and get the issue fixed before it causes a sudden breakdown in the middle of a cold spell. And it’s simple enough to pay attention to anything that may be amiss.

Among the most common signs of a problem with your heater is a lack of airflow from the vents: either gone entirely or moving much more slowly than you are accustomed to. It may not sound like much, but low air flow is usually a sign of big trouble if you don’t get the issue addressed. If you spot it, shut the system down and call in a repair service immediately.

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