The HGTV Effect Influencing Today’s Home-Shoppers’ Expectations (Part 1 of 3) This is representative of what the homes look like on channels such as HGTV.  This “look” has become known as “The HGTV Effect“   Today’s Home-Buyers Want & Expect Your Home To Look Like Those On HGTV The HGTV Effect: Home-Shoppers & Buyers have come to expect that […]

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Garbage Disposal: E-Z Fixes And When Replacement Is Needed Al’s sells & Installs WolverineBrass Garbage Disposals Check These Things Before Calling For Garbage Disposal Replacement If your garbage disposal suddenly stops working, it does not necessarily have to be replaced.  We have detailed several easy fixes below.  Try these before calling for a replacement. 1. […]

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Ductwork Cleaning “Out Of Sight – Out of Mind” Is An Unhealthy Posture With Ductwork Magnified Dust Mites   Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Provides Spinning-Brush Ductwork-Cleaning Our BrushBeast Ductwork-Cleaning System pairs a 450 RPM Spinning Brush with 4 Powerful Vacuum Motors  To quickly clean your ductwork to a nearly a “like new” state of clean. […]

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We’re entering peak heating season in DFW.   Is your furnace ready?  For a detailed explanation of furnace components, see our page entitled “Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance”. Here are some things to be checked: Filter  Your filter should be changed as often as once a month.  Install a new one now and check it […]

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Gas Furnace Failure — Which Components Fail and Why Gas furnace failure can result from any of a number of components in a gas furnace.  Most components can be replaced (though the cost of replacing some of them may not be justified, based on the age or efficiency of the furnace).  Other component failures (such […]

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TROUBLE-SHOOTING YOUR FURNACE BEFORE CALLING FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE THERMOSTAT NOT SET TO “HEAT”.  While this seems obvious, it’s the thermostat setting are the first thing to check. THERMOSTAT BATTERIES ARE DEAD. While some thermostats are wired to the house, others use batteries. DIRTY FILTER.  A dirty filter is one of the most common furnace shut […]

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Replace Both Furnace and Air Conditioning At The Same Time? Is it a good idea to replace furnace and air conditioner at the same time?  Yes.  Do you HAVE to?  In most cases, No.  This article tells you of common problems you may encounter with a mismatched system (old HVAC components working with new components). […]

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25 Uncommon Ways To Lower Heating Costs After looking at your heating bills, have you ever wondered — “What are inexpensive things I can do that have the most impact on heating costs?” Most articles describe EXPENSIVE ways to make the house more energy-efficient.  Don’t get me wrong, these are excellent home improvements — if the existing […]

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  DFW Heating Costs — Gas Furnace Versus Heat Pump   DFW Heating-Costs Comparison For Gas Furnace Versus Heat Pump NOTE: To compute your personal heating costs estimate, click on this link:  Heating Cost Calculator.   Enter the costs shown just below DFW’s Cost Per 1,000 Cubic Feet (MCF) Of Natural Gas in Jan of 2017 was […]

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