Lubbock HVAC, Plumbing, and Energy Management Blog

The Blessing Of Clean Water

Posted by Todd Thompson on Apr 29, 2016 5:34:22 PM

We drink it. We shower and bathe in it. We cook with it. We float our boats in it. We clean with it. We ski in it in the summer and ski on it in the winter. We watch it fall from the sky. And sometimes we watch it sweep things away.

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Water Heaters...Gas or Electric?

Posted by Todd Thompson on Apr 22, 2016 12:18:33 PM

It’s an appliance we don’t think about until it doesn’t work. A blast of cold water in your morning shower wakes you up to the fact that your water heater decided to go on a permanent vacation. If it’s been a good unit, it may have good reason for deciding to quit. It’s been on the job 10 years or more.

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Topics: water heater

About Water Leaks and Water Damage

Posted by Todd Thompson on Apr 15, 2016 3:35:49 PM

As one who’s experienced two house floods within a six month period, writing about this topic is like remembering a root canal. Hopefully you’ve never felt water around your ankles in your living room or watched a waterfall cascading down your front steps like a water park attraction.

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Topics: west texas, water leak, rain

Do You Need A Pressure Tank?

Posted by Todd Thompson on Apr 7, 2016 3:07:54 PM

How’s your pressure? Not at your job. Usually, that pressure is plenty high. We’re talking about the water pressure in your home. Is it where it needs to be?

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Topics: pressure tank

"Wait! Don't Do That!"

Posted by Todd Thompson on Mar 30, 2016 3:05:43 PM

When you’re a parent of young children, they are words you use a lot.

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Topics: tips

Water Saving Tips For The Kitchen

Posted by Todd Thompson on Mar 17, 2016 3:49:58 PM

Last year Texas broke out of a painful and extended drought. We learn to appreciate resources when they are scarce. After being blessed with incredible rains, lakes rose and reservoirs were replenished. It’s good to have the water back.

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Topics: plumbing, water leak repair, tips

Spring Air Conditioning Tips

Posted by Todd Thompson on Mar 9, 2016 9:18:55 PM

The temperatures are warm. The trees are budding out and greening up. School kids are wiggly in class, thinking more about spring break than Algebra. Everything points to the hope that winter is over. Then again, this time last year we had snow on the ground in Lubbock. This is West Texas. Anything can happen.

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Topics: air conditioning problems, tips

Spring Plumbing Tips

Posted by Todd Thompson on Feb 29, 2016 1:54:48 PM

Did you get to spend time in the sunshine this weekend? This is West Texas so we could still get hit with a cold snap, but let’s hope the snow is behind us. 

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Topics: plumbing, winter, gutters, rain, water heater

How You Can Help Yourself In A Bathroom/Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Todd Thompson on Feb 22, 2016 7:59:34 PM

As we’ve noted in our past several blog posts, kitchen and bathroom remodels add tremendous value to your home. If you’re in the market to sell, it will shorten the time your home is on the market by making it more attractive to potential buyers. If you’re looking to stay in your home, it will help you enjoy your home for years to come.

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Topics: professional plumbers, bathroom remodel

Kitchen and Bath Remodels…Continuing The Process

Posted by Todd Thompson on Feb 11, 2016 6:59:17 PM

Last week we talked about beginning the process of a kitchen and bath remodel. Since kitchens and bathrooms add the most value to a home, it’s a good place to begin when upgrading your home. We talked about taking time in planning your design, pulling the proper building permits and being efficient in your space planning.

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Topics: plumbing, bathroom remodel