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5 Tips for Avoiding an Air Conditioner Outage

5 Tips for Avoiding an Air Conditioner Outage

Things can and will go wrong with your Air Conditioner unit over time. Regular maintenance will help minimize these issues, but at some level, they are inevitable. Any homeowner will tell you that the main thing they want to avoid is a complete shutdown of your...

6 Great Furnace Prep Tips For Fall

6 Great Furnace Prep Tips For Fall

Do you ever find yourself forgetting what cold feels like? The summers in Odessa and Midland can be so hot and dry that you forget completely that you need anything besides an air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. As we finally start to feel some real fall...

5 Things To Check If Your A/C Is On The Fritz

5 Things To Check If Your A/C Is On The Fritz

Fall is just about here, but it can still get hot in Odessa and Midland. If your A/C has been running hard all summer long, you may have started to notice it’s not as sharp as it was at the start of summer. In this post, we’ll offer a few tips on how to spot problems,...

Clean Water and COVID

Clean Water and COVID

Many parts of the world are still reeling from COVID, especially with the rise of the Delta variant. When the virus first started spreading, there were reminders everywhere to regularly and thoroughly wash your hands clean. Since you’re likely using it even more than...

What is a SEER Rating?

What is a SEER Rating?

During the hot months of summer, we’ve been talking a lot about air conditioners. One of the terms that’s popped up lately is an A/C unit SEER rating. Do you know what that stands for? What it means? What SEER rating is right for you? We’ll discuss it in this post....

Easy Ways To Clear a Clog

Easy Ways To Clear a Clog

A properly working drain should cause no problems or delays whatsoever. When you pull the plug, the water should drain immediately. This means no standing water in the shower, no delayed toilet flushes, and no slow-draining sinks. If any of these things exist for you,...

3 Tips for Better Summer HVAC Performance

3 Tips for Better Summer HVAC Performance

Summertime has arrived in West Texas, and the heat is nothing new. It’s hot in the evening and even hotter during the day. Chances are, you’ll be running your A/C a lot this year, just like every other summer. At the end of the day, you want three things from your...

BBQ Plumbing Tips

BBQ Plumbing Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - for barbecue lovers. But before you fire up the grill for the Fourth of July feast (or any time), there are a few things you should know. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the ways your meal could turn into a disaster for...

Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer is just arriving, and we’re busy making sure you stay cool and comfortable in the hot summer months. But what about your plumbing? It needs maintenance too! In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the things you can do around the house to maintain your...

BioClean for Washing Machines

BioClean for Washing Machines

At The Darville Company, we can help out with all your home plumbing needs. One home appliance you may not have thought of when it comes to plumbing is your washing machine. Front-loading washers are getting more and more popular for a variety of reasons, including...

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