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Articles on Berkeys Blog by Jamie Wooldridge and the Berkeys plumbing and HVAC specialists are meant to provide educational, entertaining, newsworthy and helpful information regarding residential air conditioning and plumbing for homeowners in Dallas, Ft. Worth. Always consult a professional, licensed plumbing or HVAC contractor like Berkeys before doing any work on your home.

Reviews From Berkeys Customers »

Here are some of the latest reviews from our customers this week: Our technician is obviously a truthful man, dedicated to his Berkeys service and your product(s). He is an excellent example from which all your employees could learn.  Thank you for your products and great people. Excellent work by our technician, who is a consummate professional and outstanding tech and representative for Berkeys.   My service technician arrived on schedule at the appointment time.  He performed his inspections quickly and professionally.  What more could one ask for!  I also appreciate a call from the office telling me the technician is in route ... Continue Reading »

Plumbing Question From Our Customers »

Here’s a plumbing question from a recent customer about flushing problems… “When I flush my toilet, some of the water drains, but it mainly swirls around and most of it stays in the bowl. Usually I have to flush 2 to 4 times to get it all down. What do you think the problem is?” “This could be a variety of reasons or combination of issues in the main sewer drain but most likely a main line sewer stoppage”, Berkeys Plumber, Jeff S. says. “Other reasons could be clogged vents, a belly (rising of the drain/pipe due to roots or ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Wins Best AC/Heating and Plumbing Company Award »

Berkeys Air Conditioning and Plumbing has been selected as this year’s Winner for Best AC/Heating and Plumbing Company by the Northeast Tarrant County edition of Living Magazine! Living Magazine’s Northeast Tarrant County Edition is distributed to 36,000 homes in Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Westlake, Trophy Club, North Richland Hills and Hurst, Euless, and Bedford. Living Magazine’s Best of Winners will be presented in their August issue, Berkeys-Best-of-2014-Winner

Heating Repair – Don’t be left out in the cold »

Most people think Texas weather is just one long, hot, sticky summer (and sometimes it seems that way). But, in winter, temperatures can drop into the 20s and 30s quickly. Proper maintenance and repair for your heating system is essential in order to keep your home comfortable. Heating systems are usually trouble-free, but efficient operation is a function of good regular maintenance. There are two main functions of a heating system: to produce heat and distribute it evenly to each area of the home. Regardless of whether a furnace burns oil, gas, or is electric, it will age and ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Air Conditioning & Plumbing Celebrates 5 years as an American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care™ Dealer »

Berkeys Air Conditioning celebrates 5 years as an American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care™ Dealer. This places them in an elite dealer category for a brand that readers of a national product testing and research magazine have rated as the most reliable among leading manufacturers of air conditioners and heat pumps. Jamie Wooldridge, President of Berkeys Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Dallas/Ft. Worth, remarked:

“Berkeys is proud of our 5 year alliance with American Standard. Because Berkeys is recognized as a premier supplier of HVAC Installation and service throughout the DFW Metroplex, our customers have become accustomed to
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Berkeys Air Conditioning & Plumbing Commits to Becoming a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer »

Berkeys Air Conditioning & Plumbing Approved to Join Dave Lennox Premier Dealer Program

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Lennox Industries announces Berkeys Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been approved to join the Dave Lennox Premier Dealer™ program, a designation based on superior customer satisfaction and dealer performance. This distinction means homeowners can put full confidence in Berkeys’ proven commitment to customer service and quality products. “It takes dedication for businesses to obtain the high standards set by the Dave Lennox Premier Dealer ... Continue Reading »

Slab Leaks – Early Detection Can Prevent Costly Repairs »

Nearly all homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are built on concrete slabs because the soil is very unstable. Slab foundations may reduce some of the structural risk to your home, but it won’t completely eliminate it.  But these problems can be reduced with the help of your certified plumber. Soil Shift Causes Plumbing Leaks Most of the soil in The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area has a high content of clay. This highly expansive type of soil can withstand long drought periods. It expands in the summer and shrinks in the winter. Introduction of large amounts of water causes it to ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Voted Best Of The Best »

Best of the Best 2014 Southlake Journal Reader (1)Berkeys has been chosen for Best of Plumbing Company and Best of Air Conditioning & Heating Company. The Star-Telegram / Southlake Journal 2014 recently published its Best Of The Best winners for this year. The Winner for Best of Plumbing Company and Best of Air Conditioning & Heating Company is Berkeys. Thanks to all our loyal customers who voted us #1 again! Visit and click on the Best of the Best banner to see the list of all the winners.  Best of the Best  ...                
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Save Water AND Energy With A Hot Water Recirculation Pump »

Clean water is one of our most valuable resources and it shouldn’t be wasted – especially waiting for the hot water to reach your faucet. With a rapidly expanding population and droughts occurring frequently and lasting longer, saving water and energy is becoming more important. Homes with long pipes running from the water heater to the tap can have a long wait for hot water. The hot water in the pipes cools when it is not in use and the heat loss can be significant even if the pipes are well insulated. All this cool water runs through the pipe ... Continue Reading »

How’s Your Water, Dallas? New Federal Regulation Regarding Lead in Water »

It’s a New Year for all of us, but it’s a really big year for our water system. 2014 holds some big changes for your water consumption.  January 4, 2014 is the effective date for the new federal “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act,” The law makes it illegal to sell or install pipes, fittings and fixtures in applications that convey water for human consumption that have a weighted average lead content exceeding 0.25%. With this new law, repairs and improvements to our water supply pipelines may impact our own water consumption significantly. Congress enacted the Reduction of Lead in ... Continue Reading »

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