Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling Blog

Ready for a Water Heater Replacement?

September 19th, 2017

Then take every step possible to make the process a complete success! The fact that you are reading this post means that you are already in the right place in terms of finding the right contractor for the job. We’ve got some information that will help you to make your water heater replacement in Spring, TX as seamless as possible, regardless of the precise nature of the replacement. 

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Why Schedule Prompt AIr Conditioning Repairs?

September 11th, 2017

service-timeWe have a solid piece of advice to give to you in this edition of our blog. When you need air conditioning repairs in Cypress, TX — no matter what those repairs may be — it is always in your best interest to schedule them as soon as possible. Waiting for a “convenient time” to schedule air conditioning repairs does nothing but open up a can of worms that is far less convenient than the original situation ever would have been.

If you tend to procrastinate or convince yourself that “it’s not too bad yet” when it comes to problems like those with your air conditioner, this post is for you. Keep this information in mind, keep our number at the ready, and contact us when your air conditioner begins to falter. It may seem premature to you, but swift action can make all the difference between minor issues with simple resolutions, and major problems that come with a major price tag.

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Dirty Evaporator Coils Cause Big Problems

August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilWe get it. Not everyone is an HVAC expert. In fact, we’d guess that even some of those claiming to be experts may come up a bit shy of the mark, but that’s another post for another time. The point here is that we don’t expect the average homeowner to necessarily understand the way in which his or her air conditioning system actually cools the house down. Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of such processes, though. Especially when your AC means so much to you and the comfort of your family.

That is why we want to take some time today to explore the way in which the evaporator coil in your air conditioner works. Specifically, we want to discuss why a dirty evaporator coil is such a big problem. We know that you’re not wiping down your coil each day, nor should you be. It is still important that it is clean, though, so here is some info from our Spring, TX HVAC pros.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips

August 22nd, 2017

money-in-grassWhether heating your home in the winter or cooling it down in the summer, the ultimate end goal of the endeavor is the same — to live in consistent comfort. That is not the only commonality that heating and cooling your home share, though. You also want to be sure that you are heating and/or cooling your home as efficiently as possible.

Upgrading your heating and/or cooling system with a brand new, high-efficiency model is obviously one way in which to heat and/or cool your home more efficiently. It is not the only way, though. Keep these tips from our Spring, TX HVAC experts in mind, and start enjoying more efficient comfort in your living space.

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3 Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

August 14th, 2017

The heat of summer can hit us pretty hard in our geographic region. If your air conditioner is not functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels, you are going to have a hard — and potentially costly — time of it through the summer season. Now, there is no single air conditioning system on the market that is going to function perfectly all of the time. However, there are ways in which you can ensure that you are getting the very best performance possible from your system.

Chiefly, we mean scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance service. When it comes to an excellent cooling experience, quality AC maintenance in Spring, TX is the only way to achieve it. Our technicians will go through your system with a fine toothed comb, checking various components, testing voltage and electrical connections, cleaning it thoroughly, and much more. Contact us today to take advantage of the great benefits that routine maintenance has to offer.

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Why is My AC Making Strange Sounds?

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-technicianSummer is the time of year when people use their air conditioners the most, which also happens to make it the time of year when air conditioners are most likely to develop problems. All that demand puts a lot of strain on the system, causing parts to break down in many cases.

If you want to keep your air conditioner in the best possible shape, it’s a good idea to be able to detect that it’s having a problem as quickly as possible. Faster detection time means faster repairs, which is better for your system. One of the best ways to tell if your air conditioner is having issues is to listen for odd sounds coming from it.

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Common AC Repairs: Refrigerant Leaks

July 25th, 2017

man-with-fanIf there is one thing that you can count on during July in Texas, it is that you are going to be running your air conditioning system very regularly. What else can you count on? The fact that any problems with your air conditioner, no matter how “minor” they may appear to be, can cause you serious trouble and discomfort.

Of course, there are some problems that are simply more serious than others. One of the most serious issues that can afflict your air conditioning system in Spring, TX is the refrigerant leak. Read on to learn about some of the warning signs that your system is leaking refrigerant.

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AC Tip: Ice Is Not Normal

July 17th, 2017

AC-technician-at-workDuring the hottest time of the year, you’ll be glad that your air conditioner is up and running at full blast. If you notice ice developing on your air conditioner, you may think that it is really cranking out the cooling power! However, we are here to inform you that ice on your air conditioner is actually never a good sign. Quite the opposite, really. Ice on your AC means that there is a problem, and it is not something that you should ever choose to ignore.

If you notice that there is ice on your indoor coil, there are a few different potential causes of the problem. Now, not all of these problems are very difficult to resolve, but each and every one of them will do damage to your system if you do not take the necessary steps for resolving the problem promptly. In at least one case, the damage done to your air conditioner in Spring, TX could be catastrophic. 

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How Does Zone Controlled Cooling Work?

July 3rd, 2017

woman-with-fanWhat would you do if you went to look at a house to purchase, only to find that the house in question just had one light switch for the entire living space? You probably wouldn’t put up with having to light up the whole house when you just wanted to turn on the lights in one room, right? Well, why are you so keen on cooling your entire house to just one temperature throughout, then? With a zone control system in Spring, TX, you can take greater control over the way in which you cool your home.

A zone control system allows you to adjust temperatures in a single zone in your house without having to raise or lower the temperature in others. There are many advantages to cooling your home in this manner. Just remember that only trained professionals can guarantee that your system is compatible with such an upgrade, and that the right products are used in the right way. Consider the following, and let us know if you think you’d like to zone your home. 

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Do You Have Hard Water in Your Home?

June 27th, 2017

water-softenerCertain problems with your water quality constitute a real emergency. If you have harmful bacteria in your water, for instance, you really need to get the right treatment solution in place before anyone in your home gets seriously ill. While certain other issues may not be as dangerous, however, they can still cause big problems. This is the case with hard water.

Do you know if there is hard water in your home? Do you know what types of problems hard water can lead to? We are here to help you learn the facts about hard water, as well as to help you understand how to resolve the problem. Read on, and remember to schedule your water treatment system services in Spring, TX with our plumbers. 

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