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2024 HVAC & Plumbing Rebates for Texas Homeowners

With another summer underway, many Houston residents want to upgrade their HVAC and plumbing systems. The good news is that there are several tax credits and other ways to save on this essential equipment. The Inflation Reduction Act, federal rebate programs, and other discounts from state-based utility organizations can help your family enjoy a comfortable home without breaking the bank on energy bills. In this blog post, Village Plumbing & Air experts discuss these money-saving options in more detail and

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How to Make Hot Water Last Longer in Your Home

Running out of hot water, whether using a sink or taking a shower, is never a pleasant experience. There are many reasons your hot water might run out, however, you can get more out of your water heater than you think. Here are some tips on how to make hot water last longer in your home. Change the Water Heater’s Settings If the thermostat on the tank is set to a higher temperature, hot water may run out more quickly.

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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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PEX A vs. PEX B Piping: What’s the Difference?

Today, PEX piping is commonly used by residential plumbers. However, it wasn’t commonplace in the U.S. Until the mid-1980s, after having been introduced in Europe in 1968. Cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX, is available in different types. For this article, we’ll focus on two of them, and discuss PEX A vs. PEX B, their benefits, and when one is preferred over another.   Both forms are the same size, meeting Copper Tube Size standards. They also meet the ASTM F876 performance

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Tankless Water Heater Frozen? Here’s What to Do

How to Keep a Tankless Water Heater from Freezing A tank-based water heater always has hot water in it, so it’s less likely to freeze in winter. However, a tankless water heater does not have this advantage. It only runs when you use hot water. But if the unit freezes, there are safe and effective ways to thaw it. You can even prevent freezing from occurring in the first place. What’s the Risk of Your Tankless Water Heater Freezing? A

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10 Warning Signs You Need a Furnace Repair

Your furnace works hard during the winter months and wear and tear can take a toll. Damage can also occur during the months you don’t use it. Scheduling furnace repair as soon as possible can prevent a breakdown. These are 10 signs the unit should be inspected and fixed by a qualified professional. When Do I Need A Furnace Repair? 1. A Lack of Heat The primary job of your furnace is to provide heat. If there’s little or no

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Top Furnace Room Safety Tips to ALWAYS Follow

The furnace room may go for months without being occupied. It can be easy to forget how to safely work around your furnace. And your heating system is not guaranteed to start up flawlessly after months of inactivity. We recommend routine professional maintenance to avoid problems. But these furnace safety tips will help when shutting off your heater this year, and when turning it up again next season. Improve Furnace Room Ventilation Fuel-powered furnaces burn natural gas, oil, or propane.

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Benefits of a Yearly Furnace Inspection

Furnace maintenance isn’t the most exciting activity to fit into your busy schedule. But it can save time waiting for an emergency technician and avoid high repair costs. Damage can occur due to normal wear and tear. Just as you schedule routine oil changes for your car or annual medical checkups, regular maintenance can help optimize the health of your furnace. We’ll discuss the benefits of annual inspections and also cover some signs your furnace needs repair. When to Get

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10 Tips to Avoid Needing a Houston Plumber

Since 1946, Village Plumbing has provided installation, repair, and maintenance services in Houston. We’ve seen many trends and know that proper care will help your plumbing last. These 10 tips can avoid clogs, floods, water damage, and having to call a Houston plumber during dinner or in the middle of the night. 1. Don’t Ignore Small Problems Big plumbing problems almost always start small. A slow drain, leaky faucet, or toilet that clogs repeatedly can lead to serious failures and

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