Plumbing & HVAC Tips

Winter Water Heater Issues

Winter Water Heater Issues

When the weather gets cold outside, it’s more important to stay warm inside! That not only goes for a good heater but a good hot water heater, as well. If it’s not providing hot water, or only providing a limited supply, you’ll want to get it fixed right away. In this...

Five Reasons Your Heater Is Blowing Cold Air

Five Reasons Your Heater Is Blowing Cold Air

Heaters are supposed to blow heat and air conditioners are supposed to cool, right? But have you ever cranked up the thermostat only to find that when the air turns on it actually feels cold? Even if the temperature eventually does rise, it can leave you uncomfortable...

What Is Reverse Osmosis?

What Is Reverse Osmosis?

People in most of the country can drink tap water without giving it a second thought. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here in West Texas, where hard water and minerals make it nearly impossible to enjoy water from the tap. That doesn’t necessarily make it unsafe,...

What to Do About Leaky Pipes

What to Do About Leaky Pipes

Plumbing is a unique part of your home maintenance schedule. Why? Because oftentimes the root of the problem is behind a wall or underground where you can’t even see it. This is especially true when it comes to leaky pipes. In this post, we’ll explore a few simple...

Prepping Your Water Heater for Winter

Prepping Your Water Heater for Winter

Winter is finally here! With many days still topping out in the 60s, it’s not too late to prep your home for when the cooler, even freezing, weather sets in. One appliance that often gets overlooked is your water heater. You use it every day, but don’t notice it until...

4 Factors That Determine How Long Your HVAC Will Last

4 Factors That Determine How Long Your HVAC Will Last

Your HVAC is one of those things that you hope you don’t have to worry about - ever. But the reality is that most units need to be replaced around every 15-20 years. In this post, we’ll explore just how long your HVAC unit should last, and some ways you can help yours...

4 Great Benefits of Air Purification Systems

4 Great Benefits of Air Purification Systems

Ah, there’s nothing like a breath of fresh air. What do you picture when you imagine a refreshing breath of the outdoors? Maybe a babbling brook in a mountain stream? Certainly not a West Texas dust storm! Indoors or out, we all want the air we breathe to be as fresh...

2 Solutions for a Stinky Heater

2 Solutions for a Stinky Heater

It finally happened. After a long, hot summer, the temperatures finally dropped, and it was time to kick on the heater. Even if your heater is operating perfectly, you may still notice a problem: the smell. In this post, we’ll explore what could cause the bad smell,...

Hard Water: Impact on Pipes

Hard Water: Impact on Pipes

It’s been a while since we examined the impact of hard water, but here in West Texas, it’s a common problem. The lack of rain in the past year means mineral deposits aren’t being flushed out, and even more end up in the water that comes into our homes. In other posts,...

Importance of Air Filters

Importance of Air Filters

We talk about it all the time, and this post will remind you again: regularly changing out your air filters is the easiest, least expensive way to extend the life of your HVAC. The good news is that City Plumbing will give you a FREE 1” filter when we service your...