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  • Air Conditioning

    The latest posts for Air Conditioning are listed below.
    • Tips to Prepare Your Home's HVAC System for the Holiday Season

      If you are like most American homeowners, you probably have at least one more party or event planned for the holiday season, not even including New Year’s Eve. While you are busy getting ready with food, decorations, games, furniture, and so on, don’t forget to prepare your own home. In particular, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is going to need some attention if you ...
    • What Causes an Air Conditioner to Break Down?

      It’s the hottest, most humid day of the summer with no relief in sight. You walk into your house only to find that it is even hotter indoors: your air conditioner is broken. An air conditioner breakdown always seems to occur at the most inconvenient time possible. Air conditioners are complex pieces of machinery with many different things that can go wrong. Below, we’ve listed some of the most ...
    • Signs Your AC Needs Repair

      Summer is on its way and in Texas, that means heat and humidity. If your air conditioner is on the fritz, you need professional repair right away. For air conditioning repair in Sugar Land , contact Trademark Home Services. Our experienced technicians can have you feeling cooler in no time at all. We also offer emergency AC repair , so if your unit goes down in the middle of a sweltering Texas ...

    Electrical

    The latest posts for Electrical are listed below.
    • 5 Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Electrical Wiring

      The electrical wiring in our homes is an essential feature that we rely on day in and day out to power our various household appliances. Unfortunately, most people do not ever think about the quality or condition of their home’s wiring until disaster strikes. Electrical malfunctions are the leading cause of house fires, devastating more than 50,000 fires per year. Luckily, many of these disasters ...
    • Holiday Light Troubles? Call Your Electricians in Sugar Land

      If you look forward to the holidays each year, simply so that you can take out your strings of lights and decorate your house and yard, it’s important to be sure that you have adequate outlets and power for your lights. Older homes may not have enough juice to adequately power both the inside and outside of the home, and if you’re noticing dim or flickering lights this season, make a point to call ...
    • Protect Your Investment with Proper Electrical Wiring

      You’ve just purchased the home theater system of your dreams, but you’re afraid that you don’t have enough power to run it all. If you’re hunting for outlets or solely relying on extensions cords, call your electricians in Sugar Land today. At Trademark Home Services, we can install new breaker panels, outlets, and even set up surge protection for your expensive electrical equipment. The last ...

    Emergencies

    The latest posts for Emergencies are listed below.
    • Understanding Gas Leaks Can Save Your Life

      More than 50% of American households use natural gas as their primary heating source, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The gas lines to your Sugar Land, TX, home supply a clean and efficient source of energy for your heating system and gas appliances. If a gas leak should occur, however, it’s critical to take immediate action to address the problem. Natural gas is highly ...

    Energy Efficiency

    The latest posts for Energy Efficiency are listed below.
    • 6 Easy Ways to Save Water and Money in the Home

      While reducing your water bill may not be high on your list of ways to cut costs, making an effort to save water here and there can actually make quite an impact on your monthly expenses. When considering how improvements to the nation’s drinking water infrastructure are expected to cost a whopping $1 trillion between now and the year 2035, much of which will be passed on to consumers, the sooner ...
    • How Radiant Barriers Help You Go Green

      Going green is a growing trend across a wide variety of industries, companies and products. When it comes to home appliances and construction, environmentally friendly options are becoming the norm. The HVAC industry is no different. From green air conditioning options to radiant barriers and attic insulation , the options for reducing your home’s carbon footprint are endless. Why You Need to ...
    • The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation

      Insulation is necessary to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the most effective places to add insulation is in the attic, which is where it is often placed in new home construction. When this space is protected, your energy bills throughout the year will drop. However, over time, insulation wears down, allowing heat to seep into or out of your home. At Trademark Home ...

    Furnace Repair

    The latest posts for Furnace Repair are listed below.
    • Safely Heat Your Home in the Winter

      A properly maintained heating system can help make the most of your comfort during the cold seasons. But make sure that you are using your furnace or heater safely and that you have your system inspected regularly. During the months of December, January, and February, fires caused by heating equipment become the major source of fire deaths and injuries. Thousands of people also end up in the ...
    • Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

      During the winter, many Texans rely on their furnace to keep them warm. Now that the weather has started to get colder, many are starting to turn on their furnace and may find certain odors coming from their heating systems. An odor is usually not a good sign and may indicate that something could be wrong with your unit. Read more about the common smells from furnaces and when you should call a ...
    • Reasons for Uneven Heating in Your Home

      Now that it is November, the winter season is apparent here in Sugar Land, Texas, especially at night when the temperatures drop below 60. People all throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area are switching on their heaters to stay warm and cozy, but many are discovering that a room or two in their households stay frigid. Is this happening to you, too? Wouldn’t you like it if it didn’t? If ...

    Heating

    The latest posts for Heating are listed below.
    • Should You Switch to a Gas Heater?

      The two most common types of modern heating systems are electric and natural gas powered systems. Odds are that if your system is relatively modern, it’s probably powered by natural gas, which is the unquestioned king of central heating technology in modern homes. However, many homes still have older electric systems installed. While these systems work reasonably well, they are generally more ...

    HVAC

    The latest posts for HVAC are listed below.
    • Should You Switch to a Gas Heater?

      The two most common types of modern heating systems are electric and natural gas powered systems. Odds are that if your system is relatively modern, it’s probably powered by natural gas, which is the unquestioned king of central heating technology in modern homes. However, many homes still have older electric systems installed. While these systems work reasonably well, they are generally more ...
    • Safely Heat Your Home in the Winter

      A properly maintained heating system can help make the most of your comfort during the cold seasons. But make sure that you are using your furnace or heater safely and that you have your system inspected regularly. During the months of December, January, and February, fires caused by heating equipment become the major source of fire deaths and injuries. Thousands of people also end up in the ...
    • Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

      During the winter, many Texans rely on their furnace to keep them warm. Now that the weather has started to get colder, many are starting to turn on their furnace and may find certain odors coming from their heating systems. An odor is usually not a good sign and may indicate that something could be wrong with your unit. Read more about the common smells from furnaces and when you should call a ...

    Indoor Air Quality

    The latest posts for Indoor Air Quality are listed below.
    • Your Home Could Be Over-Insulated

      If you have been living in Texas for more than a year, we don’t have to tell you that the winter weather has a way of sneaking into your home and chilling your toes. Proper insulation, especially up in the attic , plays a critical role in keeping out the elements and keeping in your desired home temperature. Before you rush upstairs and to the walls to reinforce your insulation, you should know ...
    • Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

      When people think about allergies and the symptoms they cause – ranging from coughing to sneezing to stuffiness – the idea of being outdoors and surrounded by pollen and nature usually comes to mind. But the truth is that most of the time, the air that is the worst quality and the worst for your nose is the air inside your own home. An inefficient or neglected HVAC system can become laden with all ...
    • Dirty Ducts Can Contribute To Your Allergies

      Allergies to pollen, mold and pet dander affect many homeowners, and these allergens often accumulate in a home’s ductwork. Studies have shown that indoor air quality can have a major effect on health, making duct cleaning an essential part of home maintenance for the well-being of Sugar Land residents. Although airborne particles can build up inside a home’s ductwork, a visit from Trademark Home ...

    Pest Control

    The latest posts for Pest Control are listed below.
    • Problems Bedbug Infestations Can Cause

      While termites, fleas, roaches, and rats might be at the top of your personal “pests you do not want in your home” list, bedbugs should probably be on there, too, just because of how common they can be. In homes both pristine and filthy, bedbugs can thrive due to the fact that they don’t need grime or dirt to survive, just an unsuspecting person. The tiny, oval, and brown insects don’t have to eat ...
    • Keep Rodents Out of Your Home

      No one likes finding rodents in their basement or attic. If you hear scurrying or gnawing sounds behind your walls and notice damage to your baseboards, it’s possible that rodents have taken up residence in your home. At Trademark Home Services, we’re prepared to send rodents on their way by expertly removing them from your house. Our pest control in Sugar Land is designed to provide you, the ...
    • Keep Your Home Bug Free

      The last thing you want to see when you open your kitchen cupboards or drawers is an army of ants making their way towards your sugar and spices. You’ve probably heard that home remedies such as vinegar and lemon can repel the tiny invaders, but those may not completely stop the ant intrusion. When you need professional pest control in Sugar Land , call Trademark Home Services right away. We can ...

    Plumbing

    The latest posts for Plumbing are listed below.
    • Where Is My Water Shut-Off Valve?

      When you experience a major plumbing emergency, the first thing you should do is shut off the water in your home at the main line to prevent any further water from spilling into your system. Acting quickly can help you prevent or limit damage from a plumbing failure, such as a burst pipe or malfunctioning appliance. Do you know where your main water shut-off valve is? It’s surprising how many ...
    • Do Water Pipes Need to Be Insulated?

      The pipes in your home are like its veins, moving water to and from your home wherever and whenever you need it most. And like the veins in your body, a problem can lead to serious issues, so care and prevention are important. If you live in an older home, your pipes are likely exposed to the hot and cold temperatures of the elements. Should you spend the money to insulate them? In short: ...
    • What's That Gurgling Noise Coming From My Pipes?

      Do you hear any strange gurgling or bubbling noises coming from your sink, shower, bathtub, or even your toilet? Does it seem like your drains take a while to fully recede? These are tell-tale signs of a blockage in your plumbing system which requires your attention. When you experience any of these issues, you should contact a Sugar Land plumber to schedule a repair as soon as possible. Letting ...

    Tips & Hints

    The latest posts for Tips & Hints are listed below.
    • Safely Heat Your Home in the Winter

      A properly maintained heating system can help make the most of your comfort during the cold seasons. But make sure that you are using your furnace or heater safely and that you have your system inspected regularly. During the months of December, January, and February, fires caused by heating equipment become the major source of fire deaths and injuries. Thousands of people also end up in the ...
    • Tips to Prepare Your Home's HVAC System for the Holiday Season

      If you are like most American homeowners, you probably have at least one more party or event planned for the holiday season, not even including New Year’s Eve. While you are busy getting ready with food, decorations, games, furniture, and so on, don’t forget to prepare your own home. In particular, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is going to need some attention if you ...
    • Reasons for Uneven Heating in Your Home

      Now that it is November, the winter season is apparent here in Sugar Land, Texas, especially at night when the temperatures drop below 60. People all throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area are switching on their heaters to stay warm and cozy, but many are discovering that a room or two in their households stay frigid. Is this happening to you, too? Wouldn’t you like it if it didn’t? If ...

    Water Heater

    The latest posts for Water Heater are listed below.
    • When Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

      If you enjoy a hot shower or bath at the end of the day, and you do not enjoy significant water damage affecting your home, knowing when to repair or completely replace your water heater is a must. You don’t have to be a professional plumber or service technician to know when maintenance is required. Just keep these five helpful tips in mind and you should be able to spot water heater issues ...
    • Interested in Tankless Water Heater Installation?

      Basements are unique places. They often provide storage or extra living space for a family, but one thing that many basements have in common is that they often house the water heater. As a child, you probably remember your father checking your conventional water heater, to make sure that it was heating properly and distributing hot water throughout the house. Conventional water heaters, after a ...
    • Avoid High Energy Costs and Cold Showers with a New Water Heater

      If you live in an older house, you may have battled inadequate water pressure and temperature for many years now. You can’t run the dishwasher and take a shower at the same time, because you’ll either have a cold shower or dishes that don’t get clean. Either way, it can be frustrating as a homeowner, especially when the monthly utility bills arrive. At Trademark Home Services, we want to help you ...
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