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Ashley M.

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6 Must-Know Spring Cleaning Tips

Topics: Home Maintenance Spring Allergies Spring Cleaning

Spring Allergies? Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned!

It is officially Spring! Springtime brings in warmer weather, longer days, and plenty of sunshine, but for many, Springtime means horrible allergies.  Many see the start of spring as a welcomed change. But if you suffer from allergies, Springtime can quickly become the most dreaded season of the year. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you probably feel them with every inhale, inside and outside.

Topics: Ductwork Indoor Air Quality Duct Cleaning Spring Allergies

5 Common Reasons for HVAC Failure

On a hot summer day or a cold winter night, your heating and cooling system is your best friend! HVAC systems are often overlooked as needing maintenance, yet are an essential part of our day-to-day lives. Repairs or replacement can be very costly, so it is important to know how to take proper care of your HVAC system to ensure a long life span without any repairs. 

Topics: HVAC Maintenance HVAC System

3 Thermostat Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Did you know that the average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills with nearly half of that spent stemming from their heating and air conditioning systems? Your thermostat is the main tool that allows you to control the temperature within your house. Because many homeowners do not fully understand how their thermostat works, it is easy to make a few simple, yet costly, mistakes. Setting your thermostat to the perfect setting can get very tricky! 

Unfortunately, these mistakes are often reflected in your monthly energy bill. To save on costs and to heat and cool your home the right way, avoid these three common thermostat mistakes from the experts at F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical.

Topics: programmable thermostat Thermostat HVAC System

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade That Old Electrical Panel

Does your home’s electrical system need an upgrade? Learn some good reasons why you may want to consider upgrading sooner, rather than later.

Topics: Electrical Panel Electrical Panel Upgrade Electrician Electrical Facts Electrical Safety

What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a harmful gas that can kill you quickly. It is called the silent killer because it is colorless, tasteless, and non-irritating.

When it comes to carbon monoxide, most homeowners realize that it can be deadly when inhaled, but many don't know what signs to look for in their home. Because it’s a silent killer, it is important to safeguard your home and educate your family members on its deadly effects.

Topics: Carbon Monoxide Winterizing

5 Signs You Should Signal for A Plumber

No one anticipates a plumbing emergency when it occurs. It can be extremely disruptive to your day, or can even destroy a part of your home. 

Topics: plumbing maintenance Plumbing

4 Reasons Not to Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Sure, you want that stubborn drain clog gone quickly. Your first reaction to a clog may be to grab a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it down the drain, and go about your day. But we are here to tell you that liquid drain cleaners do more harm than good. So, before reaching for liquid drain cleaner, be sure you understand the potential risks and problems they cause.

Topics: plumbing maintenance Clogged Drain Plumbing DIY

Super Bowl LIII Plumbing Playbook

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away! Your guest list is confirmed, the menu is set, and your TVs are ready, but chances are you haven’t thought twice about tackling your plumbing system! Save the Hail Mary’s for the game, because risking a plumbing issue during the Super Bowl is not worth the risk.

Behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the 2nd largest day for food consumption, according to American Institute of Food Distribution. These food-centered gatherings are the busiest times of plumbing season for a multitude of reasons!

Topics: plumbing maintenance Plumbing Holidays

How to Remove Rust from Toilets, Tubs, Showers, and Sinks

You like to keep your home's bathroom spic and span, so why are you noticing rust building up in areas where you'd think water would wash it all away? Homeowners are asking, "What's the cause, and how do I remove this rust?"

Topics: bathroom facts Bathroom Remodeling Home Maintenance