Posts in the Tips & Tricks Category

Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Aging Water Heater

Replacing you Water Heater Water heaters typically last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, but they can lose efficiency over time, and it’s immediately noticeable when they do break. While it’s tempting to simply keep your existing water heater for as long as possible, after a certain point it’s more economical (and convenient) to replace […]

Reduce Your Summer Air Conditioning Bills with Weather Stripping

It’s normal for energy bills to rise during the summer, but air leaks can cause your air conditioner to run longer, which in turn increases wear and tear on your HVAC system and wastes money. Reduce your energy bills with these simple tips for sealing your home.  Doors and windows are some of the biggest […]

Winterizing your Plumbing

As temperatures drop further during the winter season, it’s important to make sure that all your plumbing is ready for the cold. Frozen pipes can cause expensive and sometimes irreparable damage not just to your plumbing but also your home. Pipes will burst when frozen, but they usually burst closer to the faucet where the […]

Fall Into Savings: Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing & Heating System

Were you aware that fall is already upon us? That’s right! The first official day of Autumn was September 22. Now is the best time to prepare your home for the change in seasons. Be sure to install covers on all outside faucets to protect them from the cooler temps at night. Remove garden hoses […]

Plumbing Pitfalls – and How to Avoid Them

The plumbing profession is open to anyone who takes time to study the appropriate codes, serve an apprenticeship, and pass state licensing examinations. Unfortunately, some “plumbers” aren’t really plumbers, and hiring them can put your family’s safety at risk and cost you more money in the long run. Beware of these situations: Unlicensed Home Handymen […]

Reduce Your Electric Bill – Give A Little Love to Your Home’s Air Conditioning Unit

Air conditioners and heaters account for about 40% of the average family’s utility bills. In the cities Berkeys serves, including Frisco, Plano, Richardson, and Flower Mound, most of those costs go towards cooling a home; consequently, your home’s air conditioning system impacts your electric bill. Here are some ways to reduce the cost of running […]

Air Conditioning Tune Ups and Compact Fluorescent Lights

Can you believe it? We let our air conditioning systems go without a tune up while we buy $5 compact fluorescent light bulbs to save less than $10 per year on our electric bills? Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) save energy and help the environment. That’s good. But tuning up your air conditioners helps you be […]

Water Conservation at Home

We have experienced record-breaking heat this summer, and nearly every city in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has found it necessary to enact water restrictions to conserve water. We can avoid these measures in the future if more people learn ways to conserve water at their homes. Conservation not only saves water for everyone, but those […]

How to Choose an Air Conditioning Unit

Since we have had nearly 60 consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, this summer reminds us that a good air conditioning unit is a necessity for health, as well a item of comfort. If your system does not cool your home effectively, or uses too much energy because of its age […]

How to Select a Plumber

The ideal time to select a plumber is not when you are experiencing a plumbing emergency. If you have a serious leak or some other urgent plumbing problem, you may just hire the first plumber that answers the phone instead of making a wise choice. It is a good idea to do some research and […]

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