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Faucets & Plumbing-Hardware Are Made In Different Quality Levels

Al's Plumbing, Heating & A/C sells replacement faucets and other plumbing hardware for kitchens and baths.  Al's faucets & hardware are more expensive than those sold in Big-Box Discount Home-Improvement Centers, and for good reasons. We are all likely familiar with "Good, Better, Best" levels of quality for products.  Al's sells only "Best" quality products. [...]

July 24th, 2017|Plumbing|

Water Heater: Rheem Professional Grade Water Heater

Al's Sells Only The Rheem Professional Grade Water Heater Al’s Plumbing will replace any brand of water heater located anywhere in your home.   We sell only Rheem Professional Grade water heaters.  If it doesn’t say Professional on the label at the top, it’s not Professional-Grade. What is Special About Rheem Professional Grade? Water heaters begin [...]

July 24th, 2017|Plumbing|

Replacing Windows? Everything You Need To Know

Replacing Windows?  Here's Everything You Need To Know These new replacement windows meet all Texas Building Code Requirements Considering replacement windows?  This article discusses residential windows (both old and new) in DFW homes.  Years ago, new homes had windows with single-pane glass and uninsulated aluminum frames, which are as inefficient as a window can get. [...]

July 12th, 2017|HVAC, Uncategorized|

Lower Cooling Bills — Reducing Heat-Gain Into Your Home (Part 5 of 5)

Check Your AC's Cooling Performance To Ensure It's Working At Its Best This is Part 5 of 5-Part Series Parts 1 -- 3 Of This Series Provided In-Depth Details Regarding Operational Problems That Cause An Air  Conditioner Not To Cool At Its Maximum Ability Parts 4 & 5 Address Ways To Reduce Cooling-Demand By Reducing Heat-Gain Into [...]

June 7th, 2017|HVAC|

Lower Cooling Bills — Reducing Heat-Gain Into Your Home (Part 4 of 5)

Check Your AC's Cooling Performance To Ensure It's Working At Its Best This is Part 4 of 5-Part Series Parts 1 -- 3 Of This Series Provided In-Depth Details Regarding Operational Problems That Cause An Air  Conditioner Not To Cool At Its Maximum Ability Parts 4 & 5 Address Ways To Reduce Cooling-Demand By Reducing Heat-Gain Into The [...]

May 30th, 2017|HVAC|

Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (Part 3 of 5)

Check Your AC's Cooling Performance To Ensure It's Working At Its Best This Series is dedicated to lowering cooling bills.  It provides in-depth details regarding problems that cause an air conditioner not to cool at its maximum ability.  Many times an air conditioner is running longer and harder than it needs to, due to operational [...]

May 24th, 2017|HVAC|

Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (Part 2 of 5)

Check Your AC's Cooling Performance To Ensure It's Working At Its Best This is Part 2 of 5-Part Series This Series is dedicated to lowering cooling bills.  It provides in-depth details regarding problems that cause an air conditioner not to cool at its maximum ability.  Many times an air conditioner is running longer and harder [...]

May 17th, 2017|HVAC|

Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (Part 1 of 5)

Check Your AC's Cooling Performance To Ensure It's Working At Its Best This is Part 1 of 5-Part Series The U.S. Department of Energy States:  Air Conditioners Use 1/6 of Total U.S. Electricity.  On Hot Summer Days, Air Conditioning Creates Up To 43% Of Peak Power-Loads.   The power grid must maintain a balance of electricity [...]

May 11th, 2017|HVAC|

HVAC Terms Glossary

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 [...]

May 2nd, 2017|HVAC|

Plumbing Terms Glossary

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 [...]

April 24th, 2017|Plumbing|