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

Hard Water VS Soft Water

What exactly does it mean when people say, “Your water is hard”? This question makes you stop to think, is it safe to drink? Wash our clothes? Take a shower? The short answer is…yes.

The difference is hard water contains a regulated amount of dissolved minerals such as; calcium, lime, chalk, and magnesium. Where as soft water has been treated and filtrated to the point where it only contains sodium. 

Topics: H20 Hard water Soft Water

The Meaning Behind Colored Electrical Wires!

Topics: Wires Electricity panel Colors house

Reduce Outdoor Water Waste This Spring!

When the temperature outside starts rising, the need to conserve water is a no brainer! 

Did you know that roughly 50% of the water that we use outside to water our grass, plants, garden, etc. evaporates, gets caught in the wind or ends up running off from OVER watering! 

We are here to help with a few water conservation tips to lower water waste and keep your grass green:


4 Ways To Reduce Your Cooling Costs!

Topics: Summer Cooling Cost

Plumbing Inspections Are A Must!

Plumbing - not a topic most sit around and talk about, but this modern convenience is something that is hard to live without. We often take our indoor plumbing for granted until our toilet is clogged or sink is leaking. When this happens it stops us in our tracks thinking, “Now what?”, “How much is this going to cost?”, “I don’t have time for a repair!”.

Don’t worry! Avoiding a plumbing crisis can be easier than you might think! 

Topics: plumbing maintenance Plumbing Inspections

Don't Put These Items Down Your Garbage Disposer!

Topics: garbage disposal Clogged Drain Drains

Understanding what’s going on inside your electrical panel?

We know it can be difficult to determine what you are looking at exactly, but once you learn it, you won’t forget! 

Since the utility companies distributes electricity to each circuit that supply all the lights, outlets, appliances, and all of our wired devices with power, we have the ability to shut off our home’s electric in our panel of switches and wires, EXCEPT for the currents that’s still coming in from the utility company. 

4 Tips On Safety & Repairs For Electricity!

Topics: Electrical Electrical Safety Repairs

Stay COOL This Summer!

Maintaining your air conditioner this summer is your key to a happy sun-filled summer! After being outside all day enjoying the weather, it’s always nice to come inside to a comfortable house to cool down and relax! 

During the cold months, our A/C units collect dust and dirt, making them less efficient, which turns into additional costs in utility bills.  😖 Also, the lack of maintenance done to your A/C unit could affect your heat pump and air handler to the point of breaking. At this point, you can say “bye bye” to that summer vacation!

Getting routine maintenance will not only save you money on energy cost, but it will also extend the life of your unit! ✅ Win-Win! 

It’s also a good idea to get it checked before heading out on vacation! With the curtains pulled, lights and fans off, doors locked, AND your A/C happens to break? That is the perfect situation for mold growth due to humidity levels rising. Yes, MOLD! Gross 🤢

Let’s prevent all of the above and put an A/C inspection on your list of to-do’s this Spring! 

Our service technician will perform a complete 25-step Signature Multipoint Cooling/HVAC Reliability and Safety Inspection! It starts with an inspection of capacitors for leaks and rust and ends with checking the overall operation of your system. 

For more information visit our website for a complete list of our 25-step Signature Inspection and schedule an appointment with a service technician today! 

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Topics: hvac service HVAC Maintenance Cooling