Lubbock HVAC, Plumbing, and Energy Management Blog

Kitchen And Bathroom Remodels...Starting The Process

Posted by Todd Thompson on Jan 29, 2016 10:05:47 AM

Realtors will tell you that if you’re going to spend money on a home remodel, the best return or “bang for your buck” is to put the money into the kitchen and bathrooms. If you’re looking to sell your home, updated kitchens and baths will increase your selling price and shorten the time your home is on the market. If you’re planning to stay in your home, remodeling these rooms will still increase the value of your home while you enjoy living there.

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Topics: save money, bathroom remodel

Some Plumbing/Heating Do's And Don'ts

Posted by Todd Thompson on Jan 24, 2016 8:26:01 PM

How’s your 2016 going? Is it off to a good start? I hope so. Momentum in the right direction is always good.

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Topics: tips, heating, thermostat, drains

Troubleshooting And Flushing Your Water Heater

Posted by Todd Thompson on Jan 11, 2016 9:47:06 AM

It’s fun to go shopping for new furniture. A new leather couch for the den or a club chair for the study.

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Topics: water heater

New Year's Plumbing, Heating And Air Conditioning Resolutions

Posted by Todd Thompson on Jan 5, 2016 4:51:02 PM

This time of year we think about what we’d like to do differently when the calendar page turns to January. Weight loss is usually high on the list. After all the holiday candy and cookies, our blood type can be “chocolate covered cherry”. 

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Topics: plumbing, tips, furnace, energy savings

Christmas Season Plumbing Tips

Posted by Todd Thompson on Dec 18, 2015 10:31:11 PM

Ask people how they are this time of year and they will say, “Busy!”

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Topics: plumbing, tips, winter, plumbing repair

Helpful Christmas Season Ideas

Posted by Todd Thompson on Dec 8, 2015 3:28:44 PM
Growing up in Iowa it was easy to get into the Christmas spirit because the cold and snow were everywhere. Everything you heard in Christmas songs were all around you. Snowflakes, snow drifts, icicles, snow men in front yards, it was all there.
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Saving On Winter Energy Costs

Posted by Todd Thompson on Nov 30, 2015 7:54:45 AM

If there’s ever a good time to be “iced in” with bad weather it’s on a long weekend when you can be home with good food, in front of a fire with lots of football games on TV. Kind of like this Thanksgiving weekend.

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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