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Keep up with Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog to learn expert tips about common plumbing and air conditioning problems and concerns. You’ll find useful information about plumbing and HVAC maintenance, repairs and more.

"What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?"

What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?

The average air conditioning system has a potential lifespan of fifteen to twenty years, but only if properly maintained and regularly serviced. The cost of having to replace your air conditioning system can be high, between $4,000 and $10,000, including a new furnace and installation. Common points of failure on an under-serviced air condition system…
"What Size Air Conditioning System Do I Need? "

What Size Air Conditioning System Do I Need?

So, you have decided that it is time to replace that ancient air conditioner of yours and move up to a modern and more efficient unit. With so many manufacturers, each with their specialized options to choose from, like variable-speed compressors and wi-fi connectivity, narrowing down the choices can be overwhelming. The Bigger the Air Conditioner,…
How Does Air Conditioning Work?

How Does Air Conditioning Work?

Modern air conditioning, as we currently know it, was created in the early 1900s to solve a humidity problem at a printing company in Brooklyn, NY. The creator of the system was Willis Carrier, a name that has become almost synonymous with the air conditioning industry. Thanks to Mr. Carrier’s idea to treat warm, humid…
"Whole House UV Air Purifiers"

Whole House UV Air Purifiers

As Houston starts to adapt as a community to the results of the coronavirus, we thought it was a good time to look at the whole-house UV air purifier. Ultraviolet light was discovered in the early 1800s, and ever since, the scientific advances made possible by harnessing the power of this invisible light have been epic. UV…
"What are the Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe?"

What are the Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe?

Sewer lines are an essential component of your plumbing system, as each drain in your home leads to the sewer line. Lying anywhere from one-to-ten feet below ground, our sewer lines take all wastewater generated by your home and place it into the city sewer system, or to a septic tank. If it weren’t for…
Plumbing Repair Near Me in Houston

Plumbing Repair Near Me in Houston

Plumbing issues never seem to take a vacation. Broken water heaters, leaking faucets, and rattling pipes are part of a plumbing company’s everyday life. When one of these plumbing issues occur, you’re going to need a plumbing repair near me in Houston service call. Your Plumbing is Talking to You There are lots of signs that…
Cost of Replacing a Water Heater in Houston

Cost of Replacing a Water Heater in Houston

When considering the importance of your home or commercial water heater, just think about how often you need hot water. Our households and businesses rely on our water heaters for cooking, cleaning, laundry, showers, and so much more. When your water heater finally wears out, you’ll need to consider the cost of replacing a water heater…
"Why Do I Need a Water Softener in Houston?"

Why Do I Need a Water Softener in Houston?

Hard water is easily the number one cause of premature aging of our pipes and plumbing appliances. Ask anyone that has lived in or around Houston for any length of time, and they’ll tell you that we have the hardest water they’ve ever seen. We hear from friends, family, and even TV commercials about the ‘dangers’…
Emergency Plumber in Houston

Emergency Plumber in Houston

Reaching a real emergency plumber in Houston can be quite a challenge when a water supply line or water heater tank bursts at midnight on a Friday. Plumbing companies tend to operate on a Monday – Friday schedule like most offices, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Sadly, many plumbing emergencies happen well outside of…
Commercial Tankless Water Heaters in Houston

Commercial Tankless Water Heaters in Houston

There are few appliances more important to a business than their commercial tankless water heater in Houston. In fact, many Houston businesses would have to close shop for the day without the use of their commercial water heater. With so many restaurants and other food-oriented businesses going up in our city, there’s an increased need for…
Do I Need a PEX Manifold?

Do I Need a PEX Manifold?

A PEX manifold works under the same principle as an electrical circuit breaker panel, just for your water supply system, and they’re quite similar in appearance. The PEX manifold is made up of two chambers, one for cold water, one for hot water with several “ports” on each chamber that are then connected to PEX lines…
"What Brand of Tankless Water Heater is Best?"

What Brand of Tankless Water Heater is Best?

The popularity of tankless water heaters has significantly increased over the last few years, and so has the number of manufacturers selling them. So, what brand of tankless water heater is best? The answer to that question is entirely subjective to an opinion like choosing between Ford or Chevrolet. The fact is that every brand of tankless…

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