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F.H. Furr's Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Insider Blog

Common Problems That Happen On Thanksgiving 🏠

These common problems that happen on Thanksgiving. Watch what does down your garbage disposal, make sure you get your HVAC checked, don't overload your outlets, and watch how much toilet paper goes down the toilet! 

Topics: thanksgiving Electrical Outlets Clogged Toilet

It’s The Most Wonderful (DRY) Time Of The Year!

Noticing cold-like symptoms, static, and a higher energy bill? Your home might be a victim of a low humidity level, and humidity plays a huge role in the comfort of your home!

The recommended indoor humidity level is 45%, yet the average home cab be four times below that level! When you combine low humidity with the home heating season, it can result in a myriad of health issues and interior home problems. Typical signs of low humidity include: health problems such as dry skin, nose bleeds, sore throat, and increased asthma irritation; warping of your home’s wooden flooring, furniture, and even musical instruments; cracks in walls and ceilings; and static electricity; and an increase in utility bills as your HVAC must work twice as hard to create an idea comfort level. 

Topics: Whole Home Humidifier tips Fall Home Preparation

Infographic: 4 Signs Your Toilet Isn't Ready For The Holidays

Is your toilet ready for the holidays? Even if you're planning a smaller gathering this year, it's still a good idea to make sure your toilet is ready to handle a few extra guests! 

 

Two Unlikely Home Remedies for Clogged Drains!

So you’ve discovered a clog in your sink or tub drain? Don’t panic, it happens to the best of us! Clogged drains are an extremely common occurrence in most households, although some are worse than others, many are easy to fix with these home remedies!

Topics: plumbing

Infographic: 5 Reasons Pipes Can Burst!

A busted pipe is something no-one wants to deal with. However, most homeowners have to deal with this at some point. Here are some reasons why busted pipes occur. 💦

1. Blockages

Topics: plumbing busted freezing pipes

Infographic: Winter Is Coming! Is Your Furnace Ready?

With winter upon us, now is a good time to get your heating system checked. If your furnace was running a little rough last winter here are some tips to help you decide if you need to replace it or if its fixable! 

5 Reasons Why Your Toilet Is Constantly Running!

A common plumbing problem that most homeowners will inevitably encounter is a running toilet that just won't stop! Toilets that run consistently can actually be more than just an annoyance, they can be very costly! Below are a few of the most common reasons that toilets run, and once a plumber has identified them, be sure you have them fix the issue so that you can be protected from expensive plumbing disasters!

Feel The Love 2020

  We Proudly Participated In Lennox's "Feel The Love" Program Once Again, And We Were Thrilled To Help Our New Friend Shelley Bring Warmth Back To Her Home!

As a premier Lennox dealer, we were honored to have been asked to participate in Lennox's "Feel The Love" program once again this year! This event helps to provide heating and cooling to families and individuals who have served their community selflessly, but don't have the means to heat their homes. That's where we come in! Lennox donates a brand new, high efficiency HVAC system and F.H. Furr installs it, all at no charge.
 
Friends, family, and neighbors all submit nominations for people and families that they feel are in critical need of a new HVAC system. We read through all of their stories and go through criteria that qualifies them to receive the system! This year's finalist was our new friend, Shelley! She's been a pillar in the community for many years, serving with over a dozen charities, many of them military and veteran-focused. Two of the organizations she works closest with are   Operation Enduring Warrior, and   Leashes of Valor. Shelley has given so much of her time, effort, and finances to these causes she loves, all while putting her kids through college, but life has had its challenges! Up until her friend, Brian nominated her for this new system, she hadn't had heating or cooling in her home for six years! Most of us can't imagine going a week without heating and A/C! Fortunately, our team was there to save the day! 
 
Our team arrived with smiles, ready to work! They began by introducing themselves to Shelley, discussing the details of the day and laying out a game-plan. From there, they began the process of removing the old, broken system! Once that was removed, they went to work replacing it with a brand new, Lennox system! While they did their work diligently and precisely, they were also timely, making sure that they worked as a team to get the job done right! 
 
Throughout the day, Shelley told us stories about the charities and soldiers that were close to her heart. She talked about her children, her life, and the difficulties she'd encountered over the years. She felt emotion as she thought of her friend who nominated her for this incredible gift, and she expressed her gratitude for our willingness to be involved in this program that had given her something to truly enrich her life. 
 
After the system was installed, the team cleaned up their work area, made sure Shelley's questions were all answered, and drove off after a day of hard work. While this installation likely didn't feel that different from others, it truly was! Events like these truly make us realize why we do what we do! 
 
We believe that heating and cooling is a necessity that everyone should have access to. We were grateful to have had the opportunity to bring it to Shelley!
 

#AskATrainer Series: Humidity Levels In Your Home Affect Your Musical Instruments!

We’ve noticed some great questions popping up across social media from customers who want to know more about what training our technicians receive! Our trainers are here answer those questions! This is the Ask A Trainer Series!

Topics: plumbing Electrician Training HVAC #AskATrainer

Infographic: 4 Spooky Noises In Your Home!

Our homes frequently make noises, from a floor creaking, to pipes clanking, most noises are harmless BUT others are indictors of potential issues that need attention.

Topics: Plumbing Home Maintenance loud noises from furnace