Posted by by Eric Smith on Mon Jan 28th, 2019 at 11:28 am
Gosh, it seems like it has been a long time since we have had the winter recipe that's coming our way. Polar Express Heating & Air and Austin Plumbing Company would like this week to be uneventful and cozy for you and your family, which is why we put together a few helpful suggestions to help make sure your Plumbing and HVAC system is weather ready.
Posted by By Eric Smith on Fri Nov 3rd, 2017 at 10:26 am
This is a picture of what one of our technicians came across this week while preforming a tune-up for a new client. The scary thing is this person thought this was a professionally installed furnace because the installer seemed reputable! The reality is, this system was absolutely unsafe, inefficient, and was only partially hooked up. The good news is this client believed in maintenance, and hired us to do a tune up which allowed us to uncover and rectify the situation before anyone got hurt. Click on the article to see and read more.
Posted by BY: Eric Smith on Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 at 8:59 am
They are simple and sleek in design but not short on brains! These tiny puck sized t-stats have eyes and a mind of their own...well figuratively speaking. A "smart" T-stat learns your family's patterns and adjusts the t-stat accordingly.
Posted by THE MOUSE MOTEL on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Cover or Not to Cover?? By wrapping an air conditioner with an old grill cover or a tarp, you're stopping the wind from blowing though the unit and adding an insulating blanket around the AC protecting it from the elements. At the same time, mice and other rodents are on the hunt for a warm place to hunker down for the winter.
Posted by By: Eric Smith on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 4:51 pm
The migration is beginning for those of you that seek warmer refuge during the frigid winter ahead... and for many that means making some decisions regarding your furnace.
1) HAVE ME TUNED UP Please...Tune ups are the best way to do your part in making sure I don't break down this winter.
Posted by By Eric Smith on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 12:29 pm
What a great question! Read on...
The inside of a furnace is pretty complicated from a component standpoint, but the principle of a furnaces operation is very basic. In order for a furnace to run it must be able to draw in intake air for combustion, evacuate the exhaust gases created from combustion, ignite the gas, move the warmed air through the home and dispose of condensation made during the process. All of these basic furnace functions can be interrupted if annual maintenance is skipped. In other words, as your furnace runs, it is creating problems for itself.
Posted by Eric Smith on Sat Jan 20th, 2018 at 8:43 pm
Is duct cleaning beneficial? That’s what Don and Mary M. of Dousman were wondering after Todd, one of our Guru's recommended a ToraVac source removal duct cleaning for the system in their 1,500-square-foot home. Todd recommended the service to the couple after noticing several warning signs while on a routine furnace inspection.
Posted by Eric Smith on Wed Apr 29th, 2015 at 4:43 am
In 2009, Austin Plumbing acquired the 80-year-old business Haselow Plumbing and Heating of Hartland