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.

CBS Austin: How to handle rolling blackouts if the state’s electric grid is pushed to the limit

The original article and video feature appears on the CBS Austin website » AUSTIN, Texas — A call to conserve electricity was issued on Monday amid fear that Texas could experience rolling blackouts. Projections showed the power grid could struggle to keep up with peak demand across the state. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked businesses and […]

Abacus on KVUE Austin: Bad allergies? What you can do at home to stop air pollutants

This article originally appeared on the KVUE Austin website » Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical offers up expert advice on easy tips to make your home an allergy-free zone. Author: Dominique Newland Published: 10:39 AM CDT April 17, 2022 Updated: 5:45 PM CDT April 17, 2022 AUSTIN, Texas Allergy season is here and many […]

Abacus Featured on FOX7 Austin: Keeping Your Pipes Safe During Cold Weather

With the impending weather, it’s important to do a little maintenance on your home to prevent disaster. In the video below are simple, easy and affordable ways with which you can protect your home’s plumbing during the cold weather. Watch Abacus’ plumbing operations manager Timothy Jordan walk FOX7 News through the best ways to protect […]

Austin Chronicle’s Wish List

It’s that time of year when we start looking for THE perfect present for everyone on our Holiday Lists. But, finding that perfect gift is really hard sometimes. The Austin Chronicle has just published their Wish list, so making.a donation for that special someone can solve the problem -giving to a charity for the gift-giving […]

Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Everyone wants a clean, safe, comfortable home.  But, when you’re breathing in all sorts of dust, pollen, and other pollutants, you’re putting your health at risk. When contaminants such as dirt, debris, and other unhealthy particles accumulate on the sheet metal inside your air ducts and on other components of heating and air conditioning systems. […]

FOX7 News Discussion: Preparing your Austin, TX Home for the Winter

This article originally appeared on the FOX7 News website. Read the article here » AUSTIN, Texas – With winter fast approaching, people across the country and right here in Central Texas are bracing for a major increase in the cost of heating their home. Tim Jordan from Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical joins FOX7’s John Krinjak to talk […]

Austin, We Need To Winterize

Winterizing a Home in Texas As winter approaches your hill country homes, we’re beginning to consider our experiences of last winter. The “snowpocalypse”: of February 2021 is still affecting us months later. Some of us are paying off plumbing repair bills, while others are researching alternative heating sources. And nearly everyone is wondering how do […]