HVAC TERMS GLOSSARY Need to know what an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Term means?  Use our handy glossary. AC (Alternating Current):  Electrical current where the directional flow of the current reverses at regular intervals. Accumulator: A storage tank that receives liquid refrigerant from the evaporator, preventing refrigerant from flowing back into the compressor. Acoustical:  Relating to […]

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PLUMBING TERMS GLOSSARY When You Need To Know What A Plumbing Term Means, Use Our Handy Plumbing Terms Glossary ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. A black plastic pipe used in plumbing for drains and vents. ABSORPTION FIELD: A leeching or seeping field engineered to receive septic tank effluent. ACRYLIC:  A thermoplastic used on the surface of bathtubs and […]

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When A Low Price Plumbing Repair Is No Bargain A Low Priced Repair Becomes Wasted Money If The Repair Fails & Must Be Done All Over Again Some Some Plumbing Problems Cause Additional Problems  — Slab Leaks Can Lead To Foundation Damage Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Was Called To A Home Because A Recent […]

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A SLAB LEAK Is Caused By A Leaking Water-Supply Pipe — 17 Signs You Have One A Slab Leak Is Caused By A Leaking Water-Supply Pipe Under Your Home   Your Water Pipes Are In The Soil Underneath Your Home’s Slab Foundation The Term Slab Leak Is Commonly Heard In DFW,  It can be caused by […]

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Whole-House Sewer Clog         It’s not uncommon.  Yesterday everything seemed fine.  Today every drain is backed up.  What happened?   A Whole-House Sewer Clog… In many cases, the problem was building over time, and eventually a Whole-House Sewer Clog has occurred.   In some cases, the problem happened all at once due […]

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Reduce Your Cooling Costs Without Changing Your HVAC System Or Lifestyle As DFW begins to enter a new Cooling Season, cooling costs will enter our minds once again.  This article describes how to determine the best Electricity Retailer and Electricity Plan for your needs.  Also, we have a separate article that describes 55 Ways To Lower […]

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Lower Your Cooling Bills (And Much More) With Shade Trees Lower Cooling Bills By Providing Shade Trees To Block The Sun From Your Attic According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Shade Trees & Vegetation lower Surfaces & Air Temps by providing shade. Shaded surfaces are up to 25–45° cooler than unshaded surfaces. 1 […]

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Most Common Central Air Conditioner Problems And Repairs Needed Central Air Conditioner Problems:  In previous Blog Posts, we have discussed proper maintenance of your HVAC system.  If you are doing that, breakdowns will be notably reduced. However, Central Air Conditioners will stop working, due to problems or components that wear out and fail, that are not […]

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Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing    55 Ways To Lower Cooling Costs (W/O Upgrading Your A/C) Here Are Many Great Ways To Lower Cooling Costs Without Upgrading Your A/C Lower cooling costs without replacing and upgrading your A/C?  Yes!  There are many ways which provide year-round energy savings while increasing your comfort and reduce cooling costs by […]

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Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Increase Attic Insulation To Lower A/C Costs Should I Add Attic Insulation To Lower Air Conditioning Costs? Which Is Better?  Adding Insulation To The Attic Floor — Or To The Attic Ceiling. This Thermo-Image shows the attic temperature at 170 degrees. In DFW, we are aware attics get very hot […]

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