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Shift Happens: Early Slab Leak Detection Can Save Thousands of Dollars

Soil shift beneath North Texas homes increases with spring rains and the return of warm weather. Cracked foundations often produce visible cracks, but concealed plumbing leaks may cause even greater damage. Southlake, TX – May 16, 2008 – The unstable soil in North Texas can turn even the stateliest mansion into a mobile home. Heavy […]

Get Federal Tax Credit on Tankless Water Heaters Now Through December 31, 2007

Most tankless water heaters purchased before Dec. 31, 2007 qualify for a tax credit of up to $300 against 2007 federal income taxes. Energy savings can be dramatic, as water heaters account for about 30 percent of the average household utility bill. Southlake, TX – Nov. 7, 2007 – The Energy Policy Tax Incentives Act […]

Indoor Air Quality Problems May Make Pollen-Laden Outside Air Look Good

As high pollen counts brought on by unusually heavy rainfall in 2007 wreak havoc with North Texas allergy sufferers, experts warn indoor air quality may pose even greater discomfort and health risks. Southlake, TX – Nov. 5, 2007 – When the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its 2007 list of worst cities for […]

Fall Heating System Check Ups Make Homes Safer, Save on Fuel

HVAC professional recommends safety inspection and fall tune up before cold weather hits. SOUTHLAKE, TX – Oct. 18, 2006 – As cool fall weather brings welcome relief to North Texans still shaking off the effects of the heat wave of 2006, a heating and air conditioning expert advises homeowners that now is the time to […]

New Air Filtration Technology Brings Relief to Allergy Sufferers

High-efficiency air filtration equipment 100 times more efficient than standard paper filters can be added to existing central air conditioning and heating systems to remove 99.98 percent of airborne allergens. SOUTHLAKE, TX – Oct. 13, 2006 – Autumn brings crisp days and cool evenings to North Texas, a welcome change from the grueling heat of […]

Drought Conditions Chronic Cause of Plumbing and Foundation Failures

Rain following an extended dry period brings relief, but may expose hidden plumbing and foundation problems, an industry expert warns: regular plumbing inspections can help prevent costly home repairs. SOUTHLAKE, TX – Oct. 5, 2006 – This year’s drought conditions throughout North Texas and the Central Plains have raised homeowner concerns about foundations problems, but […]

Help Available to Fight Rising Electric Bills

Industry expert says homeowners can save most on soaring electric bills by tuning up central air conditioning system. SOUTHLAKE, TX – Aug. 18, 2006 – As the heat wave and higher electricity costs in North Texas combine to ring up record electric bills, an industry expert says help may be closer than most people think. […]

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