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MyHome.Pro provides customers the highest quality service and solutions in North Dallas, so we put together the MyHome.Pro FAQ to ensure you have answers to the most common home comfort questions before getting started. We are committed to being your go-to source for honest and reliable home comfort solutions. A significant part of that is ensuring you have all the information to understand your comfort needs and what can disrupt them.

Our highly skilled experts have established a reputation for delivering superior results every time. We value wisdom and in-depth understanding, and in our commitment to excellence, we ensure that you have the ability to make wise decisions when it comes to your home comfort.

At MyHome.Pro, whole-home comfort is essential to us, which is why we have our hands in many different bags. We know that having one professional who maintains all of your critical home systems is more beneficial than having a company for HVAC, one for plumbing, and so on and so forth.

Please keep reading to gain a better understanding of our services and the systems that encourage your home to function with ease. If you cannot find answers to your questions, connect with us directly! Sharing wisdom is one of our greatest strengths, and we are always more than happy to answer any of your questions.

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HVAC Maintenance and Best Practices

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are some of the most critical systems in our homes. A selection of HVAC units have all the systems together in one unit, while others have two or even three systems working cohesively to control the temperature and air quality of your home. In either case, these appliances are complex, requiring years of training and experience to understand them fully. Still, here are answers to some questions that will help you get the most out of your air handler.

A programmable thermostat allows you to take control of your energy use. Set a schedule for your heating and cooling systems and control when they turn on and off. You can also adjust the temperature and set them based on various conditions and times, which saves you money on energy bills.

A smart thermostat can lower your electricity usage during the summer because you can plan your usage around when you will be home, the temperature outside, and the season. This control helps lower the amount of energy used during peak hours. A/C maintenance is also an excellent way to reduce energy bills because it ensures that every component works efficiently. Finally, keep your system set to the highest comfortable temperature, ideally 72 – 74 degrees, to use less energy. 

R-22 is being phased out as a refrigerant because it contains ozone-depleting chemicals and contributes to global warming. R-410A is an ozone-friendly agent we now use in its place.

Absolutely! Air quality is crucial, especially for children, people of age, and individuals with respiratory conditions like asthma. Poor air quality causes many health problems, including allergies, coughing, and other respiratory problems. Improving the air quality within your home will make your life more comfortable and reduce the time you spend being sick.

Not necessarily. Factors such as size are significant in determining which unit is best suited to meet your comfort needs. They should fit the exact specifications of your home. Using a more extensive system than you need will likely run you more in electricity for no added benefit.

Plumbing FAQ

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Plumbing is an essential source of comfort in modern-day living. Proper maintenance lets you keep your pipes clean and clear so that what goes down stays down. We ensure the safety and comfort of your home’s plumbing system by diagnosing, repairing, replacing, and installing any component that needs attention. Below are a few questions we frequently receive in regard to home plumbing and issues that arise.

The white chalky substance, or limescale, that accumulates on your water appliances and fixtures is a combination of calcium and magnesium minerals that live in hard groundwater. You might also see limescale as water spots on your dishes or as the fog that makes clean glasses look cloudy.

Installing a whole-home filtration system is the best way to fight hard water. Professionals in North Texas highly recommend it because hard water can have damaging effects on your pipes, tank, and any other appliance that comes into contact with it, including your dishwasher and washing machine.

Water heaters should be flushed regularly to keep limescale deposits from accumulating inside the tank. When limescale accumulates, it encourages rust and corrosion, leading to tank cracks, leaking, and, potentially, a new water heater.

You can find leaks in a few different ways. First, check for water around the base of appliances such as your water heater, toilet, pipes, etcetera. You may also want to remove your toilet tank to listen for signs of leaking. Discoloration around your ceilings, walls, and other appliances are neon signs pointing to a leak, so keep your eyes peeled and follow your senses directly to the leak.

Additionally, you may realize you have a leak by carefully watching your water bill. Dripping faucets can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day, so a leak could be at fault if your bill has increased for seemingly no reason. If you are still not sure, call a MyHome.Pro expert to come and inspect your system.

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Pest Control Services & Solutions in North Dallas

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Pest control is absolutely imperative to home comfort; so this portion of the MyHome.Pro FAQ will cover the most commonly asked pest questions.

Contrary to popular belief, rain and light snow can benefit the pest control process. The “less than ideal weather” can draw pests out of the ground, putting them in contact with the poison more quickly. Additionally, many of the pellets and baits we use in your yard are water activated. The rain encourages their properties to penetrate the ground easily and can have more satisfactory results.

Experts suggest you wait 3 – 5 days before deep cleaning your home. During that time, you should be able to do some light cleaning, even if baits are scattered around, as long as you are careful to work around them and not disturb their mission. Nevertheless, we suggest you clean before the pest specialist comes so you don’t have to go too long between cleanings.

Whether or not you need to leave depends on the scope of your pest problem and what services we perform. With our services, you can always count on your Pro to inform you of how to best prepare for our visit and then how to best care for the solution we provide.

Sprays have always been the go-to for pest control. However, they are full of toxic chemicals we coat our homes with and let our children play in. Baits are non-liquid granular pellets that control pests without using harmful chemicals in and around your home.

Pool Services that Put Safety First

MyHome.Pro FAQ and Answers

Keeping your pool crystal clear and ready for use has never been easier than it is right now with pool service by MyHome.Pro. We know many questions accompany a service like pool cleaning, so here is the MyHome.Pro FAQ for pool solutions.

It is best to wait an hour after pool service so that the chlorine and or salt levels can balance out.

We recommend scheduling pool service appointments every 2-3 weeks for optimal results.

Unfortunately, letting your dog swim in the pool is a bad idea. Anybody in the pool introduces bacteria, but animals introduce it to the water more quickly. Your system can become flooded if too much bacteria enters at once and will overwhelm your pool’s sanitation levels. 

Additionally, animal fur gets stuck and clogs up the filtration unit, spelling trouble for any pool.

Staining on your pool comes from a variety of factors. The most frequent source is hard water containing minerals like calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that live in hard water. When water evaporates, the minerals are left behind to accumulate. An acid wash will help eliminate the limescale. Then you can use a sequestering agent to remove the minerals from your pool water.

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Appliance Repair Solutions For Every Home Appliance

Can We Fix It? A MyHome.Pro FAQ

When dealing with broken home appliances, you need a specialist who values your comfort and has an in-depth understanding of your problem. Whether a broken fridge, dishwasher, range, oven, or whatever else, MyHome.Pro has the expertise to fix it. To help you avoid repair calls, we put together a MyHome.Pro FAQ for appliance repair.

Yes! There are several reasons bacteria may survive the wash cycle. The most significant factors are what detergent you use and the temperature of the water. Some washing agents will not activate if the water is too cold, so you must be aware of the outside temperature and how cold the water coming in will be. To be sure you are killing the bacteria, wash your clothes in hot water with an anti-bacterial detergent.

You can also run an empty cycle with hot water and bleach to kill bacteria inside your washer.

You should keep your refrigerator between 36 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Your freezer should stay anywhere between 0 and 5 degrees.

Yes! To get the best cleaning results, you should ensure the spraying arms can spin freely and that water can get everywhere it is supposed to. If you think something may be blocking water from reaching the top, it probably is. Use the bottom rack for large items and the top for smaller, more delicate items.

Surprisingly, all dish soaps are not created equally. Two formulas of soap are the most common, enzyme-based and bleach-based soaps. Bleach-based formulas are primarily for removing stains, while enzyme-based products are better at breaking down food and cleaning the dishes. Which kind works better for you depends on your goals.

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