DFW Heat Pump Heating-Costs Versus Electric Furnace   DFW Heat Pump Versus Electric Furnace Heating-Costs Comparison To give insight into the biggest benefit of Heat Pumps, we provide an example of Heat Pump Heating-Costs — Versus an Electric Furnace.   If you have an all-electric home, your can lower your heating-costs substantially with a Heat […]

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HSPF: The Heating Efficiency-Rating For Heat Pumps — What It Means A Heat Pump is actually an air conditioner that runs in reverse while in heating mode.  In summer, air conditioners & Heat Pumps remove heat from the home and move it outside.  During winter, a Heat Pump removes heat from outdoor air and moves (pumps) […]

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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 […]

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Heat Pump: When You Want One, Normal Operation, Operational Problems, & When Service Is Needed Part 2 of 4   Heat Pump Frosting / Icing (During Winter)  &  The Heat Pump Defrost-Cycle A Heat Pump may have visible light frost or ice at times (when temps are 35 or lower).  Many service-calls are generated by Heat Pump […]

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Heat Pumps: Benefits, Problems & Repairs Part 3 of 4 Normal Recurring Noises For Heat Pumps Heat pumps make strange and/or loud noises during the Defrost-Cycle.  Most recurring sounds are part of normal operation.  Here are the sounds heard most often: If a rattle is heard, make sure the access-panel is tightly screwed into place.  If the rattle […]

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Heat Pumps: Benefits, Problems & Repairs — Part 4 of 4 Considerations When When Thinking About Buying A New HVAC System With  A Heat Pump   While Heating, Heat Pumps Have Characteristics Unique To Them   NOTE: In cooling mode, a Heat Pump operates like a conventional central air conditioner. One of the more notable characteristics are […]

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  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 & […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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