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  • 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 […] The post Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Bes...
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  • Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (Part 2 of 4)
    Check Your AC’s Cooling Performance To Ensure It’s Working At Its Best This is Part 2 of 4-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 […] The post Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (P...
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  • Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (Part 1 of 2)
    Check Your AC’s Cooling Performance To Ensure It’s Working At Its Best This is Part 1 of 2-Part Series The Temperature Difference Of Air Going IN & Air Coming OUT Tells If A/C Is Cooling Correctly During Operation, the air coming out of your A/C (at the duct nearest the furnace) should be 14–20 Degrees Cooler than air going in […] The post Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? (Pa...
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  • Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best?
    Checking Your AC’s Cooling Ability To Ensure It’s Working At Its Best The Temperature Difference Between Air Going In & Air Coming Out Tells If Your A/C Is Cooling Correctly During Operation, the air coming out of your A/C (at duct nearest the furnace) should be 14–20 Degrees Cooler than air going in (at the nearest air-return […] The post Lower Cooling Bills — Is Your A/C Cooling At Its Best? app...
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  • 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: ...
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  • HVAC Terms Glossary
    Want to know what an HVAC term means?  Use our handy HVAC Terms Glossary. AC (Alternating Current):  A type of current where the directional flow in a circuit reverses at regular intervals. ACCA:  Air Conditioning Contractors of America.  ACCA is a non-profit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the […] The post HVAC Terms Glossary appeared f...
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  • 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 […] The post Plumbing Terms Glossary a...
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  • When A Low Priced Plumbing Repair Is NO Bargain
    When A Low Price Plumbing Repair Is No Bargain A Low Priced Repair Becomes Wasted Money If The Repair Fails & Must Be Done All Over Again Some Some Plumbing Problems Cause Additional Problems  — Slab Leaks Can Lead To Foundation Damage Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C Was Called To A Home Because A Recent […] The post When A Low Priced Plumbing Repair Is NO Bargain appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Hea...
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  • Slab Leak — 17 Signs You Have One
    A SLAB LEAK Is Caused By A Leaking Water-Supply Pipe — 17 Signs You Have One A Slab Leak Is Caused By A Leaking Water-Supply Pipe Under Your Home   Your Water Pipes Are In The Soil Underneath Your Home’s Slab Foundation The Term Slab Leak Is Commonly Heard In DFW,  It can be caused by […] The post Slab Leak — 17 Signs You Have One appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
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  • Whole-House Sewer Clog
    Whole-House Sewer Clog             It’s not uncommon.  Yesterday everything seemed fine.  Today every drain is backed up.  What happened?   A Whole-House Sewer Clog… In many cases, the problem was building over time, and eventually a Whole-House Sewer Clog has occurred.   In some cases, the problem happened all at […] The post Whole-House Sewer Clog appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Heating & Air C...
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  • Air Conditioning Season Again — Reducing Cooling Costs
    Reduce Your Cooling Costs Without Changing Your HVAC System Or Lifestyle As DFW begins to enter a new Cooling Season, cooling costs will enter our minds once again.  This article describes how to determine the best Electricity Retailer and Electricity Plan for your needs.  Also, we have a separate article that describes 55 Ways To Lower […] The post Air Conditioning Season Again — Reducing Cooling...
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  • Lower Cooling Bills and much more with Shade Trees
    Lower Your Cooling Bills (And Much More) With Shade Trees Lower Cooling Bills By Providing Shade Trees To Block The Sun From Your Attic According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Shade Trees & Vegetation lower Surfaces & Air Temps by providing shade. Shaded surfaces are up to 25–45° cooler than unshaded surfaces. 1 […] The post Lower Cooling Bills and much more with Shade Trees a...
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  • Central Air Conditioner: Most Common Problems
    Most Common Central Air Conditioner Problems And Repairs Needed Central Air Conditioner Problems:  In previous Blog Posts, we have discussed proper maintenance of your HVAC system.  If you are doing that, breakdowns will be notably reduced. However, Central Air Conditioners will stop working, due to problems or components that wear out and fail, that are not […] The post Central Air Conditioner: M...
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  • Lowering Cooling Costs With Attic Insulation
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Increase Attic Insulation To Lower A/C Costs Should I Add Attic Insulation To Lower Air Conditioning Costs? Which Is Better?  Adding Insulation To The Attic Floor — Or To The Attic Ceiling. This Thermo-Image shows the attic temperature at 170 degrees. In DFW, we are aware attics get very hot […] The post Lowering Cooling Costs With Attic Insulation appeared first on Al's ...
  • Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part 3
    One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners – Part 3 of 3 Knowing that different air conditioner compressor speeds affect energy efficiency & humidity removal ability, which A/C To Choose Depends On Your Budget, Lifestyle And Home’s Size. For those in large homes, the Platinum Series presents the best value — due to highest energy […] The post Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part ...
  • Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part 2
    One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners – Part 2 of 3 Different a/c models have different air conditioner compressor speeds. Increased energy efficiency, comfort, & humidity removal ability come with additional air conditioner compressor speeds. Al’s Plumbing, Heating and A/C sells & installs American Standard (our premium brand) + Coleman  &  Ameristar HVAC brands.  We […] The post Air Condi...
  • Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part 1 of 3
    One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners – Part 1 of 3 Premium brands of Central A/C have various models.  Different models have different air conditioner compressor speed.  The speed a/c compressors operate at affects energy-efficiency, comfort and humidity-removal ability. These are the 3 price-points for air conditioners, each with different air conditioner compressor speed: expensive model...
  • Covering Ductwork With Insulation — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (Part 4 of 4)
    Covering Ductwork With Insulation.  Can You Do It? This flexible ductwork was not covered with Closed-Cell Spray Foam before insulated was added.  This Presents A Potential Mold Hazard. HVAC Ductwork is typically visible in your attic (especially flexible ductwork).  Today’s flexible ductwork is covered with a shiny metallic cover — this is its vapor-barrier.  The […] The post Covering Ductwork Wi...
  • Ductwork Performance Testing — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (Part 3 of 4)
    Ductwork Performance Testing A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (Part 3 of 4) Is Your Ductwork Performance What It Should Be? Ductwork Performance is reduced (sometimes dramatically) if ductwork is installed incorrectly.  Ductwork Performance can also be reduced due to problems which have developed over the years. Reduced air flow causes the HVAC to run longer, decreasing […] The post Ductw...
  • Attic Insulation Level — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? — (Part 2 of 4)
    Attic Insulation Level — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (Part 2 of 4) IF Your A/C Temperatures Difference Passed The Test (See Part 1 of 4),  Your A/C Running Non-Stop Means It’s Doing All It Can do to keep you cool.  Here are some things which may be causing the problem. The First Thing […] The post Attic Insulation Level — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? — (Part 2 of 4) appe...
  • Cooling Performance Test — Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot (Part 1 of 4)
    Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (1 of 4) A/C running non-stop tells you one of two things: Your HVAC system is doing all it can to keep you cool & some corrective actions (not related to the a/c) need be taken. There it has a problem with our HVAC System So, […] The post Cooling Performance Test — Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot (Part 1 of 4) appeared first on Al...
  • NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermostat From Anywhere In The World
    NEST Thermostat App:  Control Your NEST Products From Anywhere In The World NEST App Displayed On Smartphone NEST Thermostat The Nest Thermostat can certainly be called a “Smart Home” Feature.  This quite sophisticated thermostat is one of the easiest to program..   To program it, simply make the adjustments you want and when you want […] The post NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermostat...
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  • Nest Thermostat – Help Reduce Cooling Costs
    The Many Benefits Of The Nest Thermostat The Nest Thermostat has different colored displays based on if it’s cooling or heating + the standard display. You may have seen advertisements for the Nest Smart Thermostat, a sophisticated device with many capabilities.  Amazon.com’s Nest Thermostat Buyer Satisfaction Score is 4.6 Stars (out of 5) with nearly 5,000 […] The post Nest Thermostat – Help Redu...
  • Lower Cooling Costs: 55 Ways — Without Upgrading Your A/C
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing    55 Ways To Lower Cooling Costs (W/O Upgrading Your A/C) Here Are Many Great Ways To Lower Cooling Costs Without Upgrading Your A/C Lower cooling costs without replacing and upgrading your A/C?  Yes!  There are many ways which provide year-round energy savings while increasing your comfort and reduce the time your current A/C […] The post Lower Cooling Costs: 55 Ways — Wi...
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  • Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It! An Instant Hot Water Dispenser is quite simple.  A cold-water line runs to the tank & another line takes the hot water to the separate faucet.  The tank is electric and thermostat controlled, so you can choose the […] The post Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It appeared first on Al's P...
  • Porcelain Toilet Parts: Identifying Each Component In The Toilet Tank
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Porcelain Toilet:  Parts Identification & Basic Toilet Repairs These Toilet Parts Are Inside Every Toilet Tank: These toilet parts are found in every toilet.  You can buy replacement toilet parts on-line, at big-box home improvement stores and at hardware stores. Fill-Tube is white and located in the center of the […] The post Porcelain Toilet Parts: Identifying Each Com...
  • Whistling Water Pipes — Causes & Cures
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Whistling Or Banging Water Pipes – Causes & Cures Whistling Whistling or squealing in pipes results from water being forced through a smaller opening than the original plumbing components are designed for.  This is a result of wear & tear, or water mineral build-up in faucets and wall shut-off valves. […] The post Whistling Water Pipes — Causes & Cures appeared first on A...
  • RainWater and GreyWater Will Water Your Lawn For Free
    Water Your Lawn With Less Cost, Or Free, With RainWater and GreyWater Collection, Storage, and Pumping Systems   There are technologies currently available (with more on the way) for minimizing lawn-watering water usage, and capturing & distributing RainWater and “GreyWater” to use for watering your lawn.  Gray water comes from your washing machine and showers.  It’s […] The post RainWater and Gre...
  • Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality
    The post Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Millennials — Ages & Traits + What They Want In A Home
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Ages & Traits Of Millennials + What They Want In A Home   The focus on the Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers has been surpassed by the Millennials.  With thousands of Boomers retiring each day and the Generation X nearing their 40’s and 50’s, Millennials are currently the largest generation […] The post Millennials — Ages & Traits + What They Want In A Home appeared first...
  • Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made?
    Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made? And What We Can Do To Reduce Global Warming Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System contributes to Global Warming.  How much your home contributes is largely determined by how much energy you consume.  To reduce your contribution to Global Warming — reduce your home’s energy […] The post Global Warming: How Much Progress Has...
  • Growing Electricity Demand — One Way Texas Is Keeping Up
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Growing Electricity Demand — One Way Texas Is Keeping Up With our population and electricity demand growing fast, one way Texas is keeping up is by lowering electricity demand with Energy-Saving and Demand Response Programs. The Electricity Reliability Council Of Texas (ERCOT) has worked to establish these programs to reduce stress on […] The post Growing Electricity Dema...
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gases With A Heat Pump?
    Can Heat Pumps Reduce Greenhouse Gases? Greenhouse gases in the earth’s absorb heat from the sun’s rays.  By nature, this heat is absorbed and released.   In reality, some of the heat to be released is blocked by greenhouse gases.  The more of these gases that exist, the more heat is prevented from escaping into […] The post Reduce Greenhouse Gases With A Heat Pump? appeared first on Al's Plumbing...
  • Your Carbon Footprint & Your Home’s HVAC System
    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Your Home’s Heating & Cooling System And Your Carbon Footprint Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — And You Reduce Your Energy Bills This article describes how your home and its HVAC system contribute to your Personal Carbon Footprint.  In short, burning fossil-fuels adds to Greenhouse-Emissions, which is what’s causing the Globe […] The post Your Carbon Footprint & Your Home’s...
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  • The NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermostat From Anywhere In The World
    The NEST Thermostat App:  Control Your NEST From Anywhere In The World NEST App Displayed On Smartphone NEST Thermostat The Nest Thermostat can certainly be called a “Smart Home” Feature.  The quite sophisticated thermostat is one of the easiest to program available.   To program it, simply make the adjustments you want and when you […] The post The NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermost...
  • Nest Thermostat Offers Many Benefits
    The Many Benefits Of The Nest Thermostat The Nest Thermostat has different colored displays based on if it’s cooling or heating + the standard display. You may have seen advertisements for the Nest Smart Thermostat, a sophisticated device with many capabilities.  Amazon.com’s Nest Thermostat Buyer Satisfaction Score is 4.6 Stars (out of 5) with nearly 5,000 […] The post Nest Thermostat Offers Many...
  • Energy Star Certified Home — What Makes Them Special?
    Energy Star Certified Home — What Makes Them Special? This Certificate Is Provided To The Original Purchaser Of Every Newly Built Energy Star Certified Home Energy Star is a simple way to tell a consumer the specific product they are considering performs better than similiar products which don’t have the distinction of being Energy Star. […] The post Energy Star Certified Home — What Makes Them Sp...
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  • High-E Furnace — Is The $ Better Spent Elsewhere?
    High-E Furnace — Is The $ Better Spent Somewhere Else? Should you buy a Standard-Efficiency (80%) or a High Efficiency (95%) Furnace in DFW?      Std-E Furnace has 1 metal pipe   Hi-E Furnace has 2 white pipes            for exhaust vent                     […] The post High-E Furnace — Is The $ Better Spent Elsewhere? appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made?
    Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made? And What We Can Do To Reduce Global Warming What is Global Warming?  A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere caused by increasing levels of carbon dioxide, and other pollutants. What is Carbon Dioxide?  It’s a colorless, odorless gas which is naturally present in air and […] The post Global Warming: How Much Progr...
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  • Gas Furnace Failure: Which Components Fail and Why
    Gas Furnace Failure — Which Components Fail and Why Gas furnace failure can result from any of a number of components within a gas furnace.  Most components can be replaced (though the cost of replacing them may not be justified, based on the age or efficiency of the furnace).  Other component failures typically dictate the […] The post Gas Furnace Failure: Which Components Fail and Why appeared f...
  • Gas Water Heater Venting Requirements When Installing a High-Efficiency Furnace
    Gas Water Heater Venting Requirements When Installing a High-Efficiency Furnace In An Existing Home This article addresses required changes in existing water heater venting when a High-Efficiency furnace is installed in an existing home.  Many homes are built with the water heater and furnace sharing the same combustion-gases exhaust vent. This practice is common with […] The post Gas Water Heater...
  • Bath & Kitchen Venting: Use Correct Sizes To Avoid Backdrafting
    Bath & Kitchen Venting: Use Correct Sizes To Avoid Backdrafting What Is Backdrafting? Backdrafting occurs when the venting of combustion-gases cannot properly occur, due to a high rate air being vented from the house through exhaust fans, fireplaces and clothes dryers. Backdrafting means combustion-gases are being pulled back into the house. Most homes have 3 Air-Exhaust […] The post Bath & Kitche...
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