Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling Blog

Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

April 9th, 2018

AC-technicianIf you ever encounter a salesperson telling you that there is an air conditioner that will last forever, run in the other direction! That is not the type of person that you want to be doing business with. Why not? Because they are lying right to your face. The fact of the matter is that no air conditioning system, even the ones manufactured by the best companies and regularly tuned up by the best technicians, is going to last forever.

You are going to need to schedule an air conditioning replacement in Conroe, TX at some point. That point, however, should not be when the system gives out on you entirely. We get it. You want to get the most for your money.  That doesn’t mean that you should run your air conditioner into the ground, though. In today’s post, we have some points of consideration for you to keep in mind if you’re thinking about replacing your air conditioner. 

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Let a Professional Plumber Handle Your Sump Pump Services

April 3rd, 2018

sump-pumpAlways be prepared. It’s actually pretty good advice, but let’s face it—you can’t be prepared for everything, right? Life certainly has a way of catching us all off guard from time to time. At some point, you are bound to wind up in a situation that you simply did not prepare for. Let’s just hope that it is not a situation in which your home is put at risk for serious damages, when a bit of preparation could really have helped to mitigate that risk.

Flooding in your home’s lowest level is precisely one of those situations. When heavy rains hit, you may think that there is really no way in which to prevent water damage to your property. In instances of extreme flooding, that may be the case. When you’re talking about most storms, though, a properly sized and installed sump pump can really make a difference.  Just remember to schedule your sump pump services with a professional plumber in Houston, TX.

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Is Your Water Line in Trouble?

March 26th, 2018

washing-dishesYour plumbing system does a lot in your home, and it actually encompasses any gas piping that you may use in addition to your faucets, sinks, etc. That being said, most homeowners will recognize the basic function of the plumbing system as distributing water throughout your house. In order to do so, that water must be brought into your plumbing system to begin with. This is the basic—and sole—purpose of your water line: to get that water into your pipes!

It is for precisely this reason that any issues with your water line really cannot be put on the back burner. While your water line is obviously not a complex mechanical system with a lot of moving parts, electronic controls, etc., it may still run into trouble at some point. When it does, you need to move fast. But how do you recognize the signs of problems with your water line? That’s what we’re going to discuss today in order to help you protect your plumbing in Conroe.

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Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

March 12th, 2018

nice-bathroomMention the word “plumbing” to a group of people, and we’d wager that the majority of them first and foremost think of their bathroom. This makes a lot of sense, as this is certainly one of the most heavily plumbed rooms in the house, and areas in general. It is also an area where you have up close and personal interactions with your plumbing system via fixtures such as your shower, bathtub, sink,  and toilet.

Finally, it is also an area where you are most likely to run into problems with your plumbing. This is partly a numbers game. It may seem like problems with your bathroom plumbing are more common than in other areas but, as mentioned above, it is perhaps the most heavily plumbed of areas in your home. It’s also an issue of wear and tear. You’re using those fixtures every day, right? Here are some common problems that you may encounter with your bathroom plumbing in Spring, TX.

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Should I Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

March 6th, 2018

tank-water-heaterThe water heater in your home is one of the most important appliances that you own. When the time comes to replace it, you’ll obviously want to have the job done swiftly in order to minimize any period of time that you’ll need to go without hot water. You don’t want to rush the process either, though, because you may overlook a type of system that would really benefit.

A lot of homeowners, for instance, wind up swapping out their old tank water heater for a sleek new tankless model. Others, on the other hand, choose to stick with the tank style of water heater. Both have their pros and cons, and we install and service many of these water heaters in Spring, TX. So why stick with a tank model?

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Why Remodel My Kitchen?

February 26th, 2018

question-markThe kitchen is one of those places in the home that really melds functionality with personal enjoyment. Whether you’re a gourmet chef in the making, or you can only make store-bought cookie mix with the kids, there is as much fun to have in the kitchen as there is actual work. The only thing is, you may be missing out on a lot of that fun due to the fact that your kitchen really just is not designed for it.

There are a  lot of different reasons why homeowners may choose to remodel their kitchens. We are going to discuss a few of the more common ones today. Whatever your reasons for wanting to remodel your kitchen, just remember that this is one service that you definitely want trained professionals to handle for you. When you invest in everything necessary for rehauling your kitchen, you need to know for certain that your money is well spent. When you let us handle your kitchen remodel in Spring, TX, there’ll be no doubt about that.

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Cut Your Heating and Cooling Costs!

February 12th, 2018

saving-moneySummers in our area can obviously get very, very hot. We’ve got some cold winter weather to deal with, as well, though it may pale a bit in comparison to the heat of summer. That means that we’ll be working our HVAC systems year round, and that means that the costs associated with doing so can really start to add up. Well, I can not afford to replace my systems with high-efficiency units, so oh well. If that is what you’re thinking, then this is the post for you!

Now, investing in high-efficiency HVAC equipment, especially if your systems are fairly old or have low efficiency ratings, is obviously going to help you to enjoy better energy efficiency. We totally understand that not everyone can necessarily afford such an investment at the drop of a hat, though. The Woodlands HVAC pros are here to help, though, so enjoy these tips from our team that should help you to get your heating and cooling costs under control.

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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Investment?

February 6th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterTo answer the question posed in the title of this blog: maybe. We cannot give a definitive answer as to which type of water heater is right for you, because we don’t have any information about your usage habits, your budget, or, perhaps most importantly, your personal user preferences.

That being said, we can say with certainty that the tankless water heater is definitely worth the investment for many homeowners. 

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What Should Stay Out of My Garbage Disposal?

January 29th, 2018

nice-sinkYour plumbing system is a major source of convenience in your home. Even those of us that might enjoy roughing it at camp a few times a year have to admit that the idea of living without indoor plumbing is not one that we’d give any serious thought to. For a system that is already working hard to make your life so convenient, a garbage disposal is the perfect upgrade. It may not be as integral as your main water line, but once you’ve used one yourself, you’re unlikely to go back.

That is exactly why you really want to ensure that you are using your garbage disposal properly. Failure to do so can cause serious problems over time, and eventually may lead to a complete breakdown of the appliance. Most people understand that it is necessary to keep the water running when using the disposal. Too many people also fail to realize that their garbage disposals in Tomball, TX cannot handle everything that they can throw at them, though.

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Take Advantage of the Heat Pump’s Great Efficiency!

January 15th, 2018

temperature-just-rightLiving in Texas means more work for your air conditioner than it does your home heating system. As anyone that actually lives in our area will tell you, though, it does actually still get quite chilly in this area during the winter season. You need a heater,  and you need it to function effectively and reliably. It may not be used as heavily as your AC, but you really are going to want it to excel in its operation when you need it.

Now,  a dependable and effective heater is great, but those are not the only facets of its operation to consider.  You also want a heater that is going to function efficiently. It doesn’t matter how little you may use your heater. You don’t want to be paying more than you should have to just to keep your home comfortable in the winter. That is why you should consider the use of a heat pump in Cypress, TX.

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