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Spring Plumbing Checklist

Spring is a good time to take a look around your home to find any plumbing issues that could lead to expensive damage to your home. Problems like water leaks, and inefficient plumbing fixtures can also lead wasted water and energy as well as higher utility bills. Kitchen Plumbing Check the faucet for drips and […]

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Why is My Central Air Conditioner Making Strange Smells?

Is your central air conditioner emitting a musty or sour smell? There are a few things you can check. In addition to lowering the temperature in your home your air conditioner also dehumidifies the air by blowing warm air over coils that contain refrigerant. This both reduces the temperature of the air and extracts the […]

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Safe and Natural Drain Cleaners

When a bathroom or kitchen drain becomes clogged many homeowners will reach for a commercial drain cleaner to clear the clog. While chemical drain cleaning products can be very effective at removing grease, hair and other organic material, they can be hazardous to your health and damage your plumbing if not used in a safe […]

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6 Solutions for Uneven Cooling in the Home

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to tell us that their living room is perfectly comfortable while their bedroom is always too warm. If you have noticed that some rooms in your home are too warm while other rooms are comfortable, there are several things to check. Ensure that air vents are not blocked by furniture […]

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The ABCs of Energy Efficiency In Air Conditioning

For most homeowners energy efficiency and lower utility bills are at the top of the list when deciding on a new furnace or air conditioner. When researching heating and cooling systems you’re likely to run across a lot of industry alphabet soup. While this alphabet soup can be bit confusing at first, they’re meant to […]

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February 2019 Customer Spotlight

Thank you to all of or customers who chose ABC Southwest Plumbing & Air Conditioning this month. We appreciate your feedback! “Tanner discussed my options and gave knowledgeable information regarding a new hot water heater. He was prompt, courteous and did a very good clean up. ABC scheduled my installation the day after I called […]

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How Long Should My Central Air Conditioner Run?

If you’re noticing that your air conditioner is running for longer than usual, or not running for as long as usual, it’s important to consider all the factors that determine the length of a cooling cycle. The air temperature outside, the size and condition of air ducts, the amount of insulation, and the quality of […]

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Why Do I Quickly Run Out of Hot Water?

Does your shower start out nice and hot, then rapidly run out after just a few minute? If the problem is only happening while taking a shower, it could be the shower mixer. A plumber should check the pressure balance and temperature control faucet. When they are not working properly, you will notice a reduction […]

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5 Ways New Plumbing Fixtures Save Water Around the Home

1. Toilets Older toilets use a lot of water. Once study concluded that if all the older, inefficient toilets in the US were replaced with newer, water-efficient models around 360 billion gallons of water could be saved every year. If your toilet was manufactured before the mid-1990s there’s a good chance its wasting a lot […]

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Choosing a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats offer many advantages over conventional thermostats, from increased comfort, improved energy savings and remote access to temperature controls. However, there are differences between manufacturers that you should be aware of. Here are a few questions to ask when shopping for a smart thermostat. Is it easy to install? Do you need a device […]

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