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  • Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It

    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It! An Instant Hot Water Dispenser is quite simple.  A cold-water line runs to the tank & another line takes the hot water to the separate faucet.  The tank is electric and thermostat controlled, so you can choose the […] The post Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It appeared first on Al's P...

  • Porcelain Toilet Parts: Identifying Each Component In The Toilet Tank

    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Porcelain Toilet:  Parts Identification & Basic Toilet Repairs These Toilet Parts Are Inside Every Toilet Tank: These toilet parts are found in every toilet.  You can buy replacement toilet parts on-line, at big-box home improvement stores and at hardware stores. Fill-Tube is white and located in the center of the […] The post Porcelain Toilet Parts: Identifying Each Com...

  • Whistling Water Pipes — Causes & Cures

    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Whistling Or Banging Water Pipes – Causes & Cures Whistling Whistling or squealing in pipes results from water being forced through a smaller opening than the original plumbing components are designed for.  This is a result of wear & tear, or water mineral build-up in faucets and wall shut-off valves. […] The post Whistling Water Pipes — Causes & Cures appeared first on A...

  • RainWater and GreyWater Will Water Your Lawn For Free

    Water Your Lawn With Less Cost, Or Free, With RainWater and GreyWater Collection, Storage, and Pumping Systems   There are technologies currently available (with more on the way) for minimizing lawn-watering water usage, and capturing & distributing RainWater and “GreyWater” to use for watering your lawn.  Gray water comes from your washing machine and showers.  It’s […] The post RainWater and Gre...

  • Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality

    The post Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

  • Millennials — Ages & Traits + What They Want In A Home

    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Ages & Traits Of Millennials + What They Want In A Home   The focus on the Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers has been surpassed by the Millennials.  With thousands of Boomers retiring each day and the Generation X nearing their 40’s and 50’s, Millennials are currently the largest generation […] The post Millennials — Ages & Traits + What They Want In A Home appeared first...

  • Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made?

    Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made? And What We Can Do To Reduce Global Warming Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System contributes to Global Warming.  How much your home contributes is largely determined by how much energy you consume.  To reduce your contribution to Global Warming — reduce your home’s energy […] The post Global Warming: How Much Progress Has...

  • Growing Electricity Demand — One Way Texas Is Keeping Up

    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Growing Electricity Demand — One Way Texas Is Keeping Up With our population and electricity demand growing fast, one way Texas is keeping up is by lowering electricity demand with Energy-Saving and Demand Response Programs. The Electricity Reliability Council Of Texas (ERCOT) has worked to establish these programs to reduce stress on […] The post Growing Electricity Dema...

  • Reduce Greenhouse Gases With A Heat Pump?

    Can Heat Pumps Reduce Greenhouse Gases? Greenhouse gases in the earth’s absorb heat from the sun’s rays.  By nature, this heat is absorbed and released.   In reality, some of the heat to be released is blocked by greenhouse gases.  The more of these gases that exist, the more heat is prevented from escaping into […] The post Reduce Greenhouse Gases With A Heat Pump? appeared first on Al's Plumbing...

  • Your Carbon Footprint & Your Home’s HVAC System

    Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Your Home’s Heating & Cooling System And Your Carbon Footprint Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — And You Reduce Your Energy Bills This article describes how your home and its HVAC system contribute to your Personal Carbon Footprint.  In short, burning fossil-fuels adds to Greenhouse-Emissions, which is what’s causing the Globe […] The post Your Carbon Footprint & Your Home’s...

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  • The NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermostat From Anywhere In The World

    The NEST Thermostat App:  Control Your NEST From Anywhere In The World NEST App Displayed On Smartphone NEST Thermostat The Nest Thermostat can certainly be called a “Smart Home” Feature.  The quite sophisticated thermostat is one of the easiest to program available.   To program it, simply make the adjustments you want and when you […] The post The NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermost...

  • Nest Thermostat Offers Many Benefits

    The Many Benefits Of The Nest Thermostat The Nest Thermostat has different colored displays based on if it’s cooling or heating + the standard display. You may have seen advertisements for the Nest Smart Thermostat, a sophisticated device with many capabilities.  Amazon.com’s Nest Thermostat Buyer Satisfaction Score is 4.6 Stars (out of 5) with nearly 5,000 […] The post Nest Thermostat Offers Many...

  • Energy Star Certified Home — What Makes Them Special?

    Energy Star Certified Home — What Makes Them Special? This Certificate Is Provided To The Original Purchaser Of Every Newly Built Energy Star Certified Home Energy Star is a simple way to tell a consumer the specific product they are considering performs better than similiar products which don’t have the distinction of being Energy Star. […] The post Energy Star Certified Home — What Makes Them Sp...

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  • High-E Furnace — Is The $ Better Spent Elsewhere?

    High-E Furnace — Is The $ Better Spent Somewhere Else? Should you buy a Standard-Efficiency (80%) or a High Efficiency (95%) Furnace in DFW?      Std-E Furnace has 1 metal pipe   Hi-E Furnace has 2 white pipes            for exhaust vent                     […] The post High-E Furnace — Is The $ Better Spent Elsewhere? appeared first on Al's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

  • Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made?

    Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made? And What We Can Do To Reduce Global Warming What is Global Warming?  A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere caused by increasing levels of carbon dioxide, and other pollutants. What is Carbon Dioxide?  It’s a colorless, odorless gas which is naturally present in air and […] The post Global Warming: How Much Progr...

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  • Gas Furnace Failure: Which Components Fail and Why

    Gas Furnace Failure — Which Components Fail and Why Gas furnace failure can result from any of a number of components within a gas furnace.  Most components can be replaced (though the cost of replacing them may not be justified, based on the age or efficiency of the furnace).  Other component failures typically dictate the […] The post Gas Furnace Failure: Which Components Fail and Why appeared f...

  • Gas Water Heater Venting Requirements When Installing a High-Efficiency Furnace

    Gas Water Heater Venting Requirements When Installing a High-Efficiency Furnace In An Existing Home This article addresses required changes in existing water heater venting when a High-Efficiency furnace is installed in an existing home.  Many homes are built with the water heater and furnace sharing the same combustion-gases exhaust vent. This practice is common with […] The post Gas Water Heater...

  • Bath & Kitchen Venting: Use Correct Sizes To Avoid Backdrafting

    Bath & Kitchen Venting: Use Correct Sizes To Avoid Backdrafting What Is Backdrafting? Backdrafting occurs when the venting of combustion-gases cannot properly occur, due to a high rate air being vented from the house through exhaust fans, fireplaces and clothes dryers. Backdrafting means combustion-gases are being pulled back into the house. Most homes have 3 Air-Exhaust […] The post Bath & Kitche...

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