Alan's Blog

The blog by Alan O’Neill is meant to be helpful, valuable, interesting and educational in nature. Always check with a licensed plumber or air conditioning and heating contractor such as Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Houston prior to any work on your home.

A/C parts shortage could make you sweat it out during the Texas heat

AUSTIN (KXAN) — COVID-19 has created a number of shortages, but for Texans, a parts shortage for systems to help keep you cool is raising alarms as the Texas heat is already moving in. “Obviously in the summertime business cranks up,” said Cameron Parker, HVAC service technician with Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical. He started […]

CBS Austin featuring Abacus: As Summer looms, supply chain issues impact A/C repair materials

Abacus Austin was featured on a segment during CBS Austin’s evening news. You can read and view their coverage here » Ongoing issues with supply chains and worker vacancies are impacting one of Texas’ most vital necessities – Air Conditioning. Rain and an occasional cool front made May’s weather in Central Texas milder than what Texans are typically […]

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth The Investment?

Most homeowners don’t think about their water heater. That is until it’s leaking or broken. Your water heater is probably the most neglected appliance in your home. It isn’t designed to last very long, either. Traditional hot water heaters are designed to provide gallons of hot water at one time:  When it’s not actively heating […]

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Improve The Air Quality In Your Home The quality of indoor air inside your home is important for your comfort, Many factors affect indoor air quality. These factors include poor ventilation (lack of outside air), problems controlling temperature, high or low humidity, recent remodeling, and other activities in or near a building that can affect […]

Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Teams Up With Austin FC

AUSTIN (April 16, 2021) – Further expanding its impressive footprint in the Lone Star State, Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical announces its partnership with Austin’s new professional soccer team. As Austin FC begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer, Abacus will serve as the organization’s official plumbing, air conditioning and electrical partner. “We […]

LED Lights Installation

Sooner or later, every home needs a little refreshing upgrade. A new coat of paint or a new area rug can really change the look in your home. Another upgrade is your lighting. Older fixtures are less efficient. And at some point, some fixtures can make your home look outdated. While you are upgrading your […]

REME HALO® Technology – Impact on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is a Technical Bulletin Provided by RGF Environmental Group, Inc. Manufacturers of the REME Halo® UV Air Filtration System Read The Latest Updates on REME HALO® and COVID-19 RGF® Environmental Group Reports Study on SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization by REME HALO® (PDF) » RGF® Environmental Group Study: REME HALO® Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 by 99.9% (PDF) » […]

How to Choose The Best Home Service Provider

Every homeowner needs a reliable professional to help maintain their home’s appliances and systems. There are always recommendations from others who “know someone that can take care of it”. “That someone” might be great to repair your fence, but they may not be the best choice to repair your plumbing, electrical or HVAC systems.  Every […]