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Spring AC Maintenance Checklist

Many of the problems we see that lead to unexpected air conditioner repairs are simply the result of poor maintenance, or ignoring the signs of a potential problems for too long. Annual maintenance is critical to ensuring your air conditioner operates reliably and efficiently. But there are also a few simple steps you can take […]

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Controlling Humidity In the Home

In the humid Florida environment the air conditioner is the main defense against excess humidity. When the humidity is too high, moisture build-up can damage your home and cause health problems when mold and mildew take hold. Ideally, indoor humidity levels should be in the 30-50 percent range. You can measure humidity with a device […]

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Preventing Water Leaks Around the Home

While water leaks can add up to higher utility bills over time, they can also cause extensive damage to your home and furnishings. Undetected water leaks can cause mold to grow inside the walls of your home, causing health problems. Here are some areas to check for water leaks around the home. 1. Washing Machine […]

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4 Things to Look for When Upgrading Your Homes Cooling System

If your home’s cooling system is getting on in years and it may be time to replace it with a new, more reliable system, here are a few things to consider when it comes to new systems. 1. Reliabilty – An air conditioner is a major investment. Do your research and go with a proven brand […]

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Sewer & Drain Line Maintenance Tips Featured

We don’t often think about our drains and sewer line until there is a problem, but there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your home’s drains sewer line and are kept in good condition both from inside and outside of the pipe. Homeowners are responsible for keeping the sewer lateral, […]

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Should You Repair Or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

If your old air conditioner is racking up the repair bills and still not performing well, it may be time to consider if replacement is a better option than yet another repair. Because a new air conditioner is a major investment, the following should be taken into consideration: 1. Repairing the AC unit may be […]

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3 Tips to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer and Work More Efficiently Featured

Many people purchase a conventional tank water heater and simply forget about it until it stops working and it’s time to replace it. However, with a few simple water heater maintenance steps you can increase the lifespan of the unit while also making it work more efficiently. 1. Flush the water heater tank annually Almost […]

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March 2018 Customer Spotlight

“I recently scheduled an air conditioning tune-up for a very reasonable price with ABC Southwest Plumbing & A/C. I also had several small “honey do” items I needed completed while my husband was recuperating from a major surgery. Bryon arrived at the house the very next morning and within a couple of hours gave me […]

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Does Your Home Have Enough Water Pressure?

If your home’s water pressure doesn’t seem strong enough there are a number of possible causes. First, if the water pressure is only low in a few places, such as a shower head or faucet, it could be that the shower head or faucet aerator are clogged with mineral deposits. Soaking the fixture in vinegar […]

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Should I Turn Off My Air Conditioner When Away On Vacation?

Central air conditioners are one of the most energy intensive appliances in the home. Using a programmable thermostat to automatically control the cooling schedule can avoid energy waste, increase comfort and save you money. So what about when you’re going to be away from home on vacation for more than a few days? Should you […]

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