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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.

Dallas Homeowners Will Pay More for New Water Heaters in 2015 Thanks to DOE Energy Efficiency Regulations »

DOE Regulations increase energy efficiency for Residential Water Heaters, but will also mean higher costs and concerns for homeowners with two-story houses In 2010, the DOE announced mandatory standards changes to be in effect by April 16, 2015. As a result, prices will be up to 50% higher for new units according to manufactures, and larger sizes will cause problems for homeowners with water heaters in the attic. wh-regs-under55_03 wh-regs-over55_03 According to DOE: Changes to Residential Water Heaters will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and result in approximately $63 billion ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Customer Service Team shows their support of Red Nose Day on May 21, 2015. »

Berkeys Supports Red Nose DayAccording to RedNoseDay.org, "Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it's a show not to be ... Continue Reading »

DOE Water Heater Changes April 2015 »

Important Changes About Water Heater Standards Every Homeowner Should Know Federal regulations go into effect on April 16 which require water heaters to be more efficient than they currently are. “Water heaters are pretty inefficient,” said Jamie Wooldridge, president of Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical in Southlake. “Water heating is about 12 percent of an average utility bill.” Changes to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act by the U.S. Department of Energy will require higher energy factor ratings on all residential electric, gas and oil water heaters. Wooldridge said these changes roughly bump water heater efficiencies from 58 percent to 62 percent which could ... Continue Reading »

Electrical Safety Tips for Dallas Fort Worth Homeowners »

Important Electrical Safety Tips Every Homeowner Needs to Be Aware of. dallas fort worth electrical inspection by BerkeysElectrical fires were involved in an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires over a four year period. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths and 1,518 civilian injuries, with $1.5 billion in direct property damage. An electrical fire is a fire involving some type of electrical failure or malfunction. • In homes with small children, install tamper-resistant electrical receptacles. • Replace cracked and damaged electrical cords. • Only plug one heat-producing appliance (such ... Continue Reading »

Fort Worth Sister Cities International & Fort Worth Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Assistant Program Coordinator Internship »

Fort Worth Sister Cities International (FWSCI) is a non-profit organization committed to cultivating successful relationships and international understanding among youth, adults, businesses and organizations of Fort Worth and its sister cities through educational, leadership and exchange programs. Our sister cities are: Nagaoka, Japan; Budapest, Hungary; Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trier, Germany; Bandung, Indonesia; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Swaziland; and Guiyang, China. The Fort Worth Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (FWCVB) markets Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, enriches Fort Worth’s hospitality industry and the community’s overall quality of life. This internship connects you directly to the travel and tourism industry and is ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Plumbing Reviews – Gas Leak Repair – Keller TX »

5 star customer review - Berkeys Air Conditioning Plumbing ElectricalGas Leak Repair: They came out and did a superb job. The gas company came out said we needed to get a plumber. Berkeys came out and figured out that we had 5 minor gas leaks. They went up in the attic where there was a gas leak in one of the pipes, another one going to the gas stove, one going to the gas fireplace. They were minor leaks, but over time they could of caused a problem. They were ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Air Conditioning and Plumbing Reviews »

Here are some of the latest Berkeys Air Conditioning and Plumbing Reviews from our customers this week. As always - I was very pleased with my service. I value my long term relationship with Berkeys. - Click W., Trophy Club, TX Excellent installer. Could not be happier with your services. - Patrick L. Same day service on a home sale / inspection and tune-up request. Service was prompt, courteous and professional. Excellent job! - Jay S., Grapevine, TX Ricardo was on time and did a complete check-up.  He was courteous and knew what he had to do. ... Continue Reading »

Water Heater Changes after April 16th »

This article originally appeared on Community Impact Newspaper on April 13th, 2015. Re-posted with permission: Federal regulations go into effect on April 16 which require water heaters to be more efficient than they currently are. “Water heaters are pretty inefficient,” said Jamie Wooldridge, president of Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical in Southlake. “Water heating is about 12 percent of an average utility bill.” Changes to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act by the U.S. Department of Energy will require higher energy factor ratings on all residential electric, gas and oil water heaters. Wooldridge said these changes roughly bump water heater efficiencies ... Continue Reading »

Berkeys Air conditioning and Plumbing Reviews »

Here are the latest Berkeys Air Conditioning and Plumbing Reviews Berkeys provided excellent service beginning with the quote through completion of the system. Consultant Michael Light was very professional & personable in providing the quote.  Technicians Shawn, Mike T, Edwin & Sal went above and beyond providing excellent service. They kept us updated on the status of the installation and were very personable. Keep up the great work Berkeys! - Bonnie C., Bedford, TX Keith was very thorough and explained completely what he was doing to try to find our leak. - Lisa T., Fort Worth, TX The service I received this time ... Continue Reading »

Dallas, Fort Worth Plumbing and Water Heater Company, Berkeys, was Featured on Fox 4 News Consumer Report with Steve Noviello »

On April 1, 2015, Fox 4 Consumer Reporter, Steve Noviello, interviewed Berkeys Air Conditioning  customer, Betty O’Neill and Berkeys licensed technician, Jacob Gibson, about the new water heater mandates by the Department of Energy and how this will affect homeowners after April 16, 2015. Learn more about these changes by reading Berkeys press release: http://www.berkeys.com/2015/02/dallas-homeowners-will-pay-more-for-new-water-heaters-in-2015-thanks-to-doe-energy-efficiency-regulations/

Berkeys Air Conditioning and Plumbing Reviews »

Here are some of the latest Berkeys Air Conditioning and Plumbing reviews from customers this week. Greg came to our house for an inspection/tune up. His demeanor and customer service was unmatched. He explained our a/c problems and offered solutions without having an overbearing sales pitch. We appreciated his honesty and options. We will certainly do business with Berkeys again. - Paul D., Haslet, TX Nick was on time, polite, professional and pointed out items for improvements. He was AWESOME!! - Shirley W., Highland Village, TX Our AC was not working properly - not cooling.  Tren was the ... Continue Reading »

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