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Choosing the Best Company for Water Heater Replacement in Houston

Finding a great plumbing contractor in Houston can be like finding a needle in a haystack. They’re out there; you just need to know what to look for. Water heater replacement service is not one to take for granted. Installing a water heater requires a great deal of experience and expertise. Just one mistake can have costly, even dangerous, results. At Village Plumbing, you can count on our licensed plumbers in Houston for a job done right. We even offer

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Common PEX Pressure Ratings

Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) piping is a durable and reliable solution that is often used for hot- and cold-water plumbing. It’s so dependable that PEX tubing is even used for heating and cooling, residential fire protection systems and, in some parts of the world, natural gas piping. One of PEX’s properties is its tolerance to high pressures; thus, here we will discuss PEX pressure ratings and related characteristics. Why Is PEX Used? Cross-linking of polyethylene molecules creates chemical bonds that improve

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How to Find the Best Water Heater Replacement Company

It’s not hard to find a plumbing contractor in Houston. But finding a reputable plumber can be a challenge when it comes to replacing water heaters. Your best bet is to choose a company specializing in a range of issues, needs, and equipment. To streamline your experience, we’ve compiled this list of considerations to help you find the best water heater replacement company in your area. Longevity and Expertise As you research water heater contractors, look at each service provider’s

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Pros and Cons of a Lennox Solar Air Conditioner

Village Plumbing in Houston, TX is a dealer of Lennox HVAC systems. Lennox is known for precise, energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, two-stage units, and a range of other technologies. Among its innovations are solar air conditioners. Going solar is the ultimate in going green. Here, we’ll look at how a Lennox solar air conditioner works and what the pros and cons of owning one are. What Is a Lennox Solar AC? A solar AC looks like a standard air

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What Are Those Funny Furnace Noises I Keep Hearing?

If you have an older furnace, you may ask, “Why is my furnace popping?” or “Why does it seem louder than usual?” It’s not uncommon for an older unit to make more noise. Depending on what you hear, there may be no cause for concern. Other times, noise can mean you need furnace repair. Newer furnaces are designed to operate with minimal noise. It’s not likely you’ll hear much from them. But with any furnace, you want to listen carefully

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Do I Need a Permit for Plumbing or Air Conditioning Repair?

There are many reasons to hire skilled HVAC technicians or licensed plumbers in Houston. Aside from their knowledge and expertise, a permit may be required for the project. It’s typically a contractor’s job to pull a permit, so attempting a DIY plumbing or AC repair, water heater replacement, or kitchen or bathroom remodel may be out of the question. What Is a Permit? A permit is a document issued by a city or county that authorizes a project. Whether any

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How to Connect PEX to PVC Underground

Cross-linked polyethylene pipe is suited for many different applications. Otherwise known as PEX, it is flexible, durable, and easy to install as well as affordable. It can also be run for long distances with fewer fittings. Running PEX pipe underground is possible, so long as you adhere to local building codes. Below, we will detail how to connect PEX to PVC underground, so your installation is safe, successful, and code-compliant. Is PEX Suited for Underground Use? A PEX pipe will

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Do I Need a Plumber to Install a Water Filtration System?

A whole-house water filtration system is installed in-line with your plumbing, so it’s best to hire a licensed plumber to do the work. The job is more complex than most DIYers can handle. You would need a complete understanding of how your plumbing system works and how to cut, place, and connect pipes. It’s therefore wise to have a plumber install a water filtration system for many reasons. First, installing the system requires cutting into your plumbing. One mistake can

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How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a convenient appliance that makes it easier to break up and dispose of foods without throwing them in the trash. However, it is prone to buildup of gunk and debris. This may not only cause mold and bacteria to grow, odors, and other problems, but can clog up the device as well. Cleaning the unit weekly can avoid these issues. We’ll now explain how to clean a garbage disposal, so it is always ready to use.

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How the Air Conditioning Installation Process Works

Most air conditioners require professional installation. The parts of an AC system include a compressor, condenser coil, and evaporator coil as well as a blower to disperse cooled air, a fan to dissipate heat outside, a thermostat, and filter. For all these parts to work properly and efficiently, the air conditioner must be installed correctly. You’ll most likely rely on your local HVAC contractor for air conditioning installation, but this overview of the process can help you prepare. In-Home Evaluation/Estimate

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