A look at the 10-day forecast says that we’re nearing the end of summer temperatures here in West Texas. They’ve actually hung on longer than usual this year. We’re still about a month away from our typical first freeze that happens around the end of October.
Lubbock HVAC, Plumbing, and Energy Management Blog
Can you believe it? Fall is here. It's a cloudy rainy day. Hopefully the 90 degree days are behind us as we look forward to cooler days and evenings that call for that favorite sweatshirt.
They say the two certainties of life are death and taxes. Add to that wind blowing across the plains of West Texas.
For all practical purposes summer is waving bye-bye. Labor Day weekend has come and gone. School is back in session and we’re all back on a schedule.
Q: When I turn on my kitchen faucet, I hear a rattling and banging sound somewhere in my pipes. It only lasts for a few seconds but it feels like forever. Is this an easy fix?
If you’ve ever had water damage from a flood, be it outside water or a broken pipe, you know how thoroughly discouraging it is. When the water recedes or is cleaned up, you’re staring at furniture and carpets coated with mud.
Years ago I was visiting an acquaintance of mine. He was showing me around the home he’d recently purchased. Out in the front yard he picked up an old water valve. It was corroded and full of scale. He said, “This is my $15,000 valve.” It didn’t look like it was worth a quarter so I asked him why. “When I was inspecting the house thinking about buying it, the water pressure was low. Since the house was older I thought it may need to be re-plumbed. They knocked $15,000 off the price and I signed the deal. When we closed and I got the keys, the first thing I did was check the valve. I replaced it and the pressure was perfect. A $15 valve saved me $15,000.”
Q: Hey, Sinclair! If it’s so hot outside, why is my air conditioner icing up?
Perhaps you heard about the “heat dome” weather over Iran that created temperatures of over 160 degrees. Thankfully, it’s not that hot here. Yet our first triple digit day is expected in Lubbock later this week. With that in mind, we thought it helpful to offer some tips on how to keep your cool on hot summer days.