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Serving Odessa-Midland and the Permian Basin Since 1947

Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

We’re in the middle of a long hot summer, so hot water might not be the first thing on your mind. But step into a cold shower, and you’ll quickly remember that hot water is a year-round necessity! Water heaters run great - until they don’t. That’s normally the only...

Cleaning Your Shower Drain

Cleaning Your Shower Drain

You’re enjoying a hot shower at the end of the day. You turn off the water and notice you’re still standing in water. It’s not exactly flooded, but it’s definitely draining slowly. A few minutes later you check again, and the water is gone, but you know there’s a...

Washable vs Disposable Air Filters

Washable vs Disposable Air Filters

One of the most commonly neglected maintenance items in your home is your air filter. These are simple to change out or clean and should be done an absolute minimum of once every six months. A clogged air filter leads to dirty air, low efficiency, and will make your...

6 Reasons To Find Your Ideal Sleep Temperature

6 Reasons To Find Your Ideal Sleep Temperature

Summertime in Odessa. It’s hot and dry during the day, but it’s seemingly just as hot at night. When overnight lows are in the 70s, you’re probably in for a night of tossing and turning - unless you have your air conditioning precisely tuned to the right temperature....

4 Easy Ways to Prevent Bathroom Mold

4 Easy Ways to Prevent Bathroom Mold

Everyone loves a sparkling clean home, and that’s especially true in your bathroom. Keeping the bathroom clean takes regular maintenance. One of the worst things for any homeowner is signs of mold. Mold can be prompted by excess moisture which can be triggered by a...

Thermostat: The Key to Comfort

Thermostat: The Key to Comfort

Whether it’s plumbing, HVAC, or any of our services, the goal of The Darville Company is to keep you comfortable. That’s a special challenge here in West Texas, especially with temperatures already hitting the triple digits. When it comes to your HVAC, the power to...

HALO-LED Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier

HALO-LED Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier

The COVID-19 quarantine has a lot of people concerned. Not only for the health and safety of themselves and loved ones but also for their jobs and livelihoods. To make matters worse, we’re all stuck inside when we’d rather be outside enjoying the spring weather. It’s...

Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips

Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips

Just when you thought winter was over and warmer weather was here to stay, we’re back in a bit of a cold snap. Here in Odessa, it’s that time of year where we’ll have highs in the 80s one day and lows in the 30s the next. Even if you’ve already cranked up the AC for...

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters

With the weather warming up in West Texas, you’re probably ready to crank the cool! That applies to your A/C, but not to your water. You want hot water for bathing and cooking year-round… even when it’s hot outside. In this post, we’ll look at a question that’s...

“Roots” of the Problem

“Roots” of the Problem

One of the most common natural problems that can happen with your exterior pipes is tree roots finding their way inside. Obviously any foreign object in your pipes will cause problems, but when roots sneak in, they not only block water or airflow, they can crack your...

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