John Moore Services Blog

Continual Electrical Maintenance Will Prevent A Sudden Shock

Posted by John Moore

Oct 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever turned on a light switch and felt a tiny jolt of electricity? Or maybe you stepped into the shower this morning but instead of feeling the water, you got shocked. Either way this should not happen and is a warning sign that something is seriously wrong in your home.

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Topics: electrical system, electricity, electrical maintenance

Make Your Home Energy Efficient With Energy Star Appliances!

Posted by John Moore

Oct 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM

$30,000,000,000.

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Topics: electricity, heating and cooling system, energy efficient

Winter's Around The Corner -- Time To Protect Your Plumbing!

Posted by John Moore

Oct 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Sure, Houston is known across the country for its hot and humid weather, but we experience some cold temperatures in the winter. Who can forget the polar vortex last winter? Schools and businesses were closed for days on multiple occasions due to the below-freezing weather and iced-over roads. Although our friends in the north and Midwest may laugh at what we think of as “cold,” it gets cold enough here that you need to take the right steps to protect your home for winter.

Having your heater inspected in the early fall is the most important thing every homeowner should do in preparation for lower temperatures. But when it comes to your plumbing, there are certain steps you should take before a big freeze to ensure all parts of your plumbing system make it through. Not taking the proper precautions could result in frozen pipes that have the potential to burst, which will end up costing you lots of money.

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Topics: Plumbing, water heaters, leaky hose bib, outdoor pipe

Understand Electricity -- Top Reasons For Circuit Breaker Failure

Posted by John Moore

Oct 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It’s probably happened to you before. All of a sudden, the power is out and you don’t know how it happened. Maybe you were using too many appliances at once, there was an electrical storm, or you had some faulty wiring. Whatever it was, we are sure it’s happened at least once or twice to you, and it’s pretty frustrating, isn’t it?

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Topics: electrical panel, tripped circuit, electricity, circuit breaker

A Tankless Water Heater Provides Unlimited Hot Water

Posted by John Moore

Oct 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM

We say it all the time, but we’re going to say it again here anyway -- flushing your water heater once a year is really important. Not doing so will directly affect the quality and pressure of all hot water in your home, and the last thing anyone wants is to run out of hot water in the middle of a shower, right? While continual maintenance is important, it’s a pain at the same time because let’s be honest, who puts that much thought into their water heater?

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Topics: tankless water heater, tankless water system, tankless water heating system

Improve Your HVAC System With Home Automation

Posted by John Moore

Oct 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

As a homeowner, making sure your home is safe, secure, and that all its systems are running efficiently are top priorities. And with advances in technology like home automation, your job can get a lot easier. Home automation gives you the ability to lock your doors, turn lights on and off, and control your thermostat with the click of a button on your smartphone or computer.

“There are a lot of different benefits and features available when it comes to automation for your HVAC system,” said John Moore Services HVAC Manager Troy Berry. “Entry levels let you monitor thermostat settings and temperature controls so you can turn on the system while you are away from home. More complicated systems allow you to program your system in advance and allow you to control the temperatures in each individual room.”

In order to make an informed decision on which home automation system is best for you, it is important to know what is offered. And that is where we come in. Below is an overview of all the features available for the HVAC system in automation. Enjoy!

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Topics: Home automation, indoor air quality, HVAC system, home automation system

Continual Maintenance Is Key To An Efficient HVAC System

Posted by John Moore

Oct 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Is anything worse than spending money to replace part of your HVAC system only to have it break down a few weeks later because a different part went bad? Unfortunately, this happens more often than you might think. The HVAC system is the largest, and some would say most important system in the home. And because it is composed of so many parts, sometimes it is hard to keep each individual piece in top shape.

The furnace, air ducts, coils and condenser play a large role in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and when something happens to one of these parts, it’s going to be expensive to fix. But when you understand how the major players of your system work together and that they need continual maintenance to survive, you will see their lifespan grow and your monthly bills go down.

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Topics: HVAC system, 21-point heater inspection, coils, condenser, air conditioning unit

Which Type Of Heater Do You Have? Gas Or Electric?

Posted by John Moore

Oct 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

When a cold front hits the first thing most of us do is walk over to the thermostat and adjust the temperature. And we do all this without giving the slightest thought to the powerful and sophisticated machine that is making this change in temperature possible. A heater is composed of many intricate parts working together to create warm air. But just like all other systems in our home, there are different types available, the two most popular being gas and electric.

So which type is in your home? While they are similar in the way that they distribute heated air throughout the home, they are extremely different in the way that the air is heated. Both have their pros and cons, but it is up to you to decide which type is the best fit for your household.

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Topics: gas furnace, electric furnace, 21-point heater inspection

A Water Heater Control Panel Should Be Inspected Annually

Posted by John Moore

Oct 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Houston, we’ve got a problem- and responsible homeowners like you can often overlook it! When you are taking care of your water heater by giving it a good scrub, chances are you forget to pay close attention to one little area: the control valve. Sure, now that you are seeing it on paper, you probably are thinking, “of course!” But that isn’t the case most of the time.

Water heaters are familiar fixtures in most homes. They typically look like big metal tubes, or tall drums that are often put into a laundry room or attic. Newer styles have a few different features, like losing the tank entirely. Either way, they all have a place where the controls are. According to professionals in the industry, the control panel tends to break and malfunction if not properly maintained. It isn’t surprising to go on a call and realize that while the homeowner thought their water heater was broken, it was really just an issue with the control panel all along. That’s a huge relief, especially when you thought you were THIS close to having to shell out big bucks to get it fixed or worse, to replace it.

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Topics: water heaters, tankless water heater, gas water heater

Improve Indoor Air Quality With Regular Carpet Cleaning

Posted by John Moore

Oct 9, 2014 8:00:00 AM

A great carpet is really a luxury. It’s a soft sanctuary to feel under your bare feet after a long day at work or running errands. It’s your kids’ favorite place to relax and watch a movie or where they play with their friends. In either case, wouldn’t you want to feel good about walking on it barefoot or letting your kids squish their faces in it? Yeah, we thought so.

So what’s really in your carpet?

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Topics: indoor air quality, carpet cleaning, carpet cleaning machines

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