Lubbock HVAC, Plumbing, and Energy Management Blog

Winterizing Your Home - Part 2

Posted by Todd Thompson on Nov 19, 2015 10:27:17 AM

There was some frost on the pumpkin this morning, wasn’t there? I hope you were able to find that leather jacket in the back of the closet. You’ll need it handy going forward!

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Topics: winter, heating, furnace

Winterizing Your Home - Part 1

Posted by Todd Thompson on Nov 12, 2015 9:05:11 AM

It's freeze time in West Texas. It’s been a wonderful fall. Now it's cold at night.

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Topics: air conditioning maintenance, winter, weather proofing

Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Posted by Todd Thompson on Nov 4, 2015 5:28:42 PM

You wake and stretch. Outside the window a gentle snow is falling. The first snow of the season. It’s going to be a wonderful day at home, reading a book and drinking coffee while the fire in the hearth crackles and pops. You put on your robe and slippers, shuffling off to a hot shower to start the day. Opening the door to the bathroom you hear the sound of water. But it’s not in the shower. It’s all over the floor. And an inch deep.

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Topics: tips

Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

Posted by Todd Thompson on Oct 26, 2015 3:56:12 PM

In the old time horror movies of the 1950’s, the monster was big and scary and easily seen. Whether a giant praying mantis or giant mutated ants threatening the small town, it was there in plain sight.

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The Importance Of Hiring A Licensed HVAC Contractor

Posted by Todd Thompson on Oct 21, 2015 1:39:03 PM

Of all the temptations we face, the temptation to “pay less” is a strong one. We don’t like to pay more than we have to. So if we can save a few dollars, or maybe more than a few dollars, we’re all ears.

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Common Plumbing Frustrations

Posted by Todd Thompson on Oct 15, 2015 3:52:20 PM

It makes sense that the parts of our plumbing system we use the most have more frequent repair issues. Thankfully, these repair issues are relatively easy to fix. Here are some common frustrations in the home and how to handle them.

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Fall Plumbing Tips

Posted by Todd Thompson on Oct 7, 2015 1:40:04 PM

Wasn’t it nice to pull out that favorite sweatshirt last weekend? You’ll probably be switching out some clothes in your closet this month, pulling those warmer duds within easy reach. While our first freeze is likely a month away, it’s not too soon to start preparing your plumbing system for cold weather. Besides, it’s more pleasant to do these jobs when the days are still a bit warm.

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Clean Your Furnace

Posted by Todd Thompson on Sep 29, 2015 8:19:06 PM

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.

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Walk Your Furnace Into Fall

Posted by Todd Thompson on Sep 24, 2015 12:28:47 PM

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.

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The Dirt On Filters

Posted by Todd Thompson on Sep 18, 2015 2:58:09 PM

They say the two certainties of life are death and taxes. Add to that wind blowing across the plains of West Texas.

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