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Heat Pump: Benefits, Problems & Repairs Part 1 of 4

Heat Pump When You Want One, Normal Operation, Problems And When Service Is Required    In DFW, you likely have one of the following central HVAC Systems: Gas Furnace & Central Air Conditioner Electric Furnace & Central Air Conditioner Electric Heat Pump with Back-Up Electric heat.  The Heat Pump also provides Air Conditioning. If Your [...]

August 23rd, 2017|HVAC|

The HGTV Effect – Influencing Home Shoppers’ Expectations — Part 2 of 2

The HGTV Effect Influencing Home Shoppers' Expectations  This Is Part 2 (of 2)  See Part 1 (of 2) For The 1st Part The HGTV Effect: Home-Shoppers & Buyers have come to expect that every home they tour will look like those seen on HGTV & other similar shows (see photo above).  A portion of what’s for sale in DFW [...]

August 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Common DFW Home Renovations, Improvements & Decor-Upgrades

  DFW Home Renovations -- Their Cost, Increase In Home Value, And Return On Investment       Common DFW Home Renovations, Improvements & Decor-Upgrades This article describes Home: Renovations, Improvements & Decor-Upgrades.  The most common DFW home upgrades & improvements are detailed first.  Next, are many ways to dramatically improve your home's appearance & [...]

August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Rheem Professional Series Water Heater Versus Rheem Performance Series

Rheem Water Heaters Professional Series (Al's) -VERSUS- Performance Series (big box store)  Rheem Professional Series Water Heaters                                             Rheem Performance Series       Al's Sells Only Rheem Professional Series Water Heaters   Professional™ Series Water Heaters Are [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Plumbing|

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|